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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 property market in Canada

Canadian home sales are slowing and in Vancouver the fall-out from the new foreign ownership tax continues. All this has led Canadian estate agents to update their home sales forecast.      The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has just announced the August 2016 real estate statistics and for a fourth consecutive month overall home sales are down. Across Canada the number of homes being sold fell 3.1 percent when Read more...

This Week's Smart Currency Article

Three reasons why buying abroad still makes sense

  It is understandable that some people who were thinking about buying property abroad, whether in the Eurozone, the USA or elsewhere, are delaying their plans due to the recent fall in the pound. I want to suggest three reasons not to delay your purchase: The pound could easily go lower. Until the effects Read more...

This Week's Journal

How to improve your chances of emigrating to Canada

The introduction of the Express Entry programme saw a move away from the old first-come-first- served approach to Canadian immigration in favour of a ranking system. To make the most of this change we look at some tips on how to Read more...

This Week's Emigration Article

Top Tips to retiring abroad

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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