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Welcome to the Canada Buying Guide – the place to find all the information you need to purchase a property in Canada.

 
There are so many reasons why British would-be expats decided to buy property, or move to, Canada: its breath-taking scenery, the laid-back lifestyle, cosmopolitan areas, and of course the fact that English is one of the official languages there – making it much easier to settle in. When you also consider that residential property here is generally much cheaper than in the UK, with capital appreciation historically healthy, it’s no surprise that the country is so appealing!
 
There are, of course, a number of pitfalls that overseas property buyers face when buying a property in Canada. The good news, though, is that these can be avoided by treading each step on your journey with caution - from planning, visiting, financing to buying and completing on your property purchase. Overlooking just one of the essential steps could cause problems to arise, leading to stress and a loss of money.
 
The Canada Buying Guide is a free resource, detailing everything you need to know to guide you through your property purchase in Canada, from the actual process of finding and buying a property, to transferring currency for your purchase and assessing tax and other financial matters - as well as settling in when you have arrived in the country. As part of the Overseas Guide Company, we are here to help you on every step of your journey to starting a new dream life in your dream home in Italy.
 
All our writers either live in Canada or the UK, meaning we can offer you the most in-depth and relevant information on the topics that will affect you the most. Many of those that we have already helped through the process share information and experiences – advising you on the mistakes they have made so you don’t fall into the same traps!

Ensure a hassle-free property purchase and download the Canada Buying Guide today


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The Benefits of a Farmers’ Market over a Regular Canadian Supermarket

  In many cases, it is cost that is the main driver for purchasing goods and services; “if I can get the same, or nearly identical, product at a certain store for cheaper than I will go there”. Food, however, can be a different beast, and it’s the idea of fresh, local and/or organic produce that becomes more important than price. When you factor in the experience of spending a Saturday morning with the family casually walking round the local Farmers’ Market, it is not surprising that their popularity, and indeed their number, is Read more...

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This Week's Journal

A Look at the Current Property Market in Canada

    After a very busy spring the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has announced that the pace of home sales in Canada has slipped. The number of home sales in June fell Read more...

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A great number of those buying property abroad are pensioners wanting to live out their twilight years in sunnier climates, or somewhere with a slower pace of life. If you are one of these people, take note of our top tips for retiring abroad: Research– Before you actually make the move abroad, the more research you do Read more...

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Retiring overseas? Make sure you are ready for the pensions changes on 6th April

  As a pensioner moving abroad, you need to be aware of the implications of the imminent ground-breaking pension reforms, which go live on 6th April. It’s critical to plan for these new pension rules, coming into place next week, to avoid wasting thousands of pounds unnecessarily or Read more...

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