Moving TO CANADA: Cities, Neighbourhoods & buying a home!
Owning a home is every family's Canadian Dream. Moving In Canada is designed to help people choose a neighbourhood (starting with the Choose a City list at right), then find a local realtor, home and mover, buy and sell your home, move your household, make the trip, and get settled in. We also have information to help you immigrate and move to Canada.
Moving is now as simple as 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
Moving is now as simple as 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
1. Pick a City
2.Pick a neighbourhood
View info about schools, shopping, recreation and homes. Check the MLS listings links
3.Pick a realtor
Use the local search for realtors, buiders, or FSBO services, to find the perfect home
4. Pick a mover
Use the local search for movers & make the move. Check the Moving Hotlist for key utilities contacts.
Owning your own home is every family's Canadian Dream. Moving In Canada is designed to help YOU select from the City List at right), then focus on over a thousand neighbourhoods, preview homes from the MLS listings, then 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.
Real Estate, Mortgage & Relocation News and Announcements
Here are the most recent news stories, some featured cities and neighbourhoods:
Real Estate & Mortgage News
Here are the most recent housing, real estate and mortgage stories posted for Moving In Canada:
ON: In May, Montreal home sales were up 15 per cent from 2016, sparking concerns that Toronto’s new tax is creating a spillover effect to Canada’s second largest city.
Canada: Canadian housing starts rose a further 0.5% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 207,408, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation reported Wednesday, with data continuing to show a divergence between British Columbia and Ontario, where two of Canada's largest and most expensive markets are locat
Canada: Canadian cities have the best North America offers, according to Mercer's annual comparison of the quality of life of 430 locations around the world. In fact, Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa finished ahead of all 17 American and 41 Asian cities ranked by Mercer.
BC/ON: It was revealed this week that the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is trying to keep tabs on foreign money in Canada's residential real estate market. The national housing agency has come under fire in recent years for a conspicuous lack of reliable data about the money coming from abroad and how it may be contributing to soaring home prices in cities like Vancouver and Toronto.
Canada: Canada’s housing agency, looking for new methods to track foreign ownership in the country’s soaring real estate markets, may tap money laundering police and classify international university students as foreign buyers, according to internal documents.
Canada: It’s been a tough nine months in the press for mortgage brokers. Off the top of my head, I can think of four headline stories of broker fraud in the major media, including one of the whoppers of all time, the Home Trust fiasco.
Canada: As crude began a precipitous decline, putting oil-town Fort McMurray, Alberta, on the brink of depression, and homes there have lost one-fifth of their value. One of the most concerning alarm bells is Alberta’s surging unemployment rate, a historical precursor to defaults.
Canada: Canada's housing market will be a net contributor to economic growth in the coming year, impelled by rising prices, but become a drag soon after due to a slowdown in buying and high levels of household debt, a Reuters poll found
AB: Calgary home prices remained stable during the fourth quarter of 2015 and will experience only a small decline this year despite the city’s challenged economy, Royal LePage said in a local market outlook released Wednesday.
Canada: The odds that the Bank of Canada will lower its key interest rate next week are rising as some of the country's big banks join the growing chorus predicting a cut. The Bank of Montreal updated its forecast Thursday to predict the central bank will cut its key interest rate next Wednesday when it releases its updated forecast for the economy.
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Here are some of the 10 provinces (and 3 territories) to consider moving to in Canada:
Use the TOP MENU, which arranges the provinces west to east, and the 3 territories (up in the arctic) at the end:
Moving to Nova Scotia, with Provincial information, and the cities, communities and neighbourhoods around the province
Moving to New Brunswick , with Provincial information, and the cities, communities and neighbourhoods around the province
BC: Moving to or around British Columbia, with Provincial information, and the cities, communities and neighbourhoods around the province
This information is provided by our sister web site TransCanadaHighway.com, the authoritative reference to travel along our national highways.
AB: Overview for moving to Alberta, with Provincial information, and the cities, communities and neighbourhoods around the province
Here are some of teh cities & regions covered in Moving In Canada (of over 30 in total) from coast to coast:
ON: These communities are around Lake Simcoe, along Georgian Bay and in the Muskoka tourism area
ON: These communities straddle Highway 401, two hours west of Toronto, and are a major industrial, telecom, and university centre
BC: Great communities like Vcitoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, Saanich, Sidney, Sooke, Metchosin,
AB: The Rockies are most likely the most beautiful part of the Trans-Canada Highway. Communities inlcude Bragg Creek, Canmore, and the Corwsnest Pass areas
NL: St. John^s is the most easterly port and oldest City in North America (over 500 years old)
Here are some featured neighbourhoods across Canada. Explore the neigbhourhoods in & around them that you may want to live in.
We explore and discuss over 1600 neighbourhoods in the 30 communities and regions coast to coast on Moving In Canada:
BC: The Maple Ridge community lies on the north shore of the Fraser River, east of the Pitt Meadows community of Haney and west of Hayward Lake, with a West Coast Express station .
Sk: This area is nestled north of College Drive and east of the CPR railyards, and have homes built in the late 1950s, 1970s, and 1980s and are a mix of single-family detached houses and mutiple-unit apartment buildings.
BC: This seaside fishing community is a popular retirement spot.
ON: This community is very much a 'company town,' built by the mining company so its staff may live affordably and close to the mines and smelter at Copper Cliff. This area has great transit service, especially around shift-change hours.
ON: Ajax is nestled between Pickering and Whitby, and became urbanized during and after World War II to ecome a popular bedroom community for Toronto
Economic Development Officers: 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.
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