This is the 5th step to buying a home.
Read and see all about it in local, national and international real estate publications. But, be aware that not everything you hear and see is accurate to the local market. Ask your REALTOR® for some local market stats as well.
Bring on the Open Houses!
Welcome to the Wonders of Online Searching. REALTORS® have access to an incredible house-hunting tool called an MLS® System. You can view publicly available information about MLS® Listings at www.REALTOR.ca Your REALTOR® can start sending you listings of potential homes right away. Most listings will have multiple photos, and some even have moving 360-degree views, virtual tours and videos! And with the interactive mapping feature, you'll be amazed how fast and easy it is to zero in on your favourite few homes.
Stay Objective when Visiting Potential Homes. Walking through a potential home is a thrill, but try not to lose your head. Don't let a giant kitchen island or swanky hot tub distract you from your real goal, finding a home that meets all your needs and fits your budget.