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Moving In Canada: Complete Guide to neighbourhoods and buying a home!

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Owning your own home is a key part of the average family's Canadian Dream. Moving In Canada is designed to help people choose a neighbourhood (starting with the list at left), find a local realtor, home and mover, buy and sell your home, move your household, make the trip, and get settled in. We even have information to help you immigrate and move to Canada

Once you have looked at your community, and reviewed our info about specific neighbourhoods, you can now get down to the "nitty gritty" of home shopping, taking advantage of the professional services of a local realtor, do doing some legwork yourself using "FSBO" (for sale by owner) resources. And once you have found a home, you can plan your move & movers, whether across the street, across town or across Canada.

And see our real estate, mortgage, and relocation News feed, below.

Moving is now as simple as 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

1. Pick a city

Select a CITY at left, or PROVINCE above, and begin exploring options

2. Select a neighbourhood

View info about schools, shopping, recreation and homes. Check the MLS listings links

3. Pick a realtor and find your perfect home

Use the local search for realtors of FSBO services

4. Pick a mover, & make the move

Use the local search for movers. Check the Moving Hotlist for key utilities contacts.

Whether moving in your community, city, province, we've got COAST-TO-COAST Moving information & tips. We have lots of information about the drive there, usually along the Trans-Canada Highway.

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Submit your community information

Community Economic Development Offices: Pleased add your community profile to this website, via the Feedback Form, and we will be in touch with you.

Submissions should include information equivalent to the info we have written for other communities and neighbourhoods, and include these headings: Overview (history, transportation, industries), Shopping (key malls and shopping districts in-town and nearby), Schools (K-12, libraries, post secondary access), Recreation (competitive sports, participatory sports, arts, other attractions), Homes (types and ratios, rough price ranges). Include key town web links (city hall, tourism office, economic development agency) as a URL without any HTML coding.

Submit your business to our directory

It's Free! Add your Canadian real estate & relocation business to FoundLocally: West > East

Also, see the web marketing tips on our blog at Tips for Realtors, or Tips for Home Builders

Real Estate, Mortgage & Relocation News and Announcements

Here are the most recent news stories posted for Moving In Canada:

Bank of Canada says debt and overvalued house prices remain biggest risk to economy

Canada: The bank reckons house prices today could be as much as 30 per cent overvalued today. The bank says it's about 95 per cent sure that house prices have been overvalued by an average of about 10 per cent since 2007.
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Salmon Arm gets a new bridge plan

AB: The ministry redesign would accommodate a new bridge over the Salmon River as well as four-laning.
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Canadian housing market among most overvalued in the world: OECD

Canada: Canada has one of the most overvalued housing markets in the world, according to a new global report, which adds to the ongoing debate about whether it’s a bubble set to burst. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says Canada, alongside Norway and New Zealand, are among the countries where houses “appear overvalued but prices are still rising.” The report says house prices are considered overvalued if the price-to-rent ratio and the price-to-income ratio are above their long-term averages.
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Canadian housing sector faces downside risk: Scotiabank real-estate report

Canada: "Toronto’s housing market is correcting in the wake of affordability pressures, inventory build, changes to mortgage insurance rules and more cautious lending policies," writes Scotiabank economist Adrienne Warren
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Sudbury Housing starts on the rise

ON: According to preliminary data released Thursday by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, there were 82 housing starts in the Greater Sudbury Census Metropolitan Area in July, up from 35 last July. Forty-seven of the 82 starts were condominium units, or 57% of all activity in the month.
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Victoria housing starts drop 34 percent

BC: There were 150 total housing starts last month, a 34 per cent drop from the 229 in July 2011. Year-todate, there have been 837 total starts, down 14 per cent from the 973 through the first seven months of last year
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Calgary Housing starts spike

AB: Last month, 734 units broke ground in Calgary, up 40 per cent on the 526 starts in July 2011, reports the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.
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Housing starts up in the St. John's area

NL: July’s housing starts totalled 276 units throughout the St. John’s area compared to 258 units in July 2011. Year-to-date starts are up 13 per cent to 1,207 units.
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Regina Housing starts double 2011 pace

SK: According to the CMHC's monthly survey of residential construction, 1,688 housing units have been started in since Jan., compared to 847 in the same time period in 2011. Housing starts for the month of July reached 263, 116 more than in July 2011. The year-to-date number of housing starts in 2012 is quickly approaching the total number of housing starts - 1,694 - for all of 2011.
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Edmonton housing starts surge

AB: Jobs and newcomers are boosting home construction in the Edmonton region to levels not seen since the early 2000s, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. Housing starts in the Edmonton census metropolitan area for July surged to 1,435, up from 1,034 in July 2011.
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