Canada property market news

Keep up with the latest Canadian property market news here at Property Guides. We cover all the updates that matter if you’re looking to buy property in Canada, including legislation, market forecasts, and housing developments. You’ll also find handy tips and insights to help you on your buying journey. Read the latest Canadian property news below.


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Buying in Canada, part five: Removals

If you’re relocating to Canada permanently, you’ll need to either ship your belongings or buy new in Canada. Shipping your possessions from the UK to Canada is a viable option, and you will not have to pay duty on any personal belongings or furniture. But how do you choose the best company to help you make the hop across the pond?

How does inheritance law work in Canada?

We’ll forgive you for getting distracted by prairies, ski resorts and vibrant cities when you first move to Canada. However, one matter that should be top priority is protecting your assets. To protect yourself and your loved ones when you emigrate, you need to get clued up on how succession law tax on in inheritance in Canada work.

Would I be better off in the UK or Canada?

So, you’ve decided you want to move to Canada and you’re starting your job hunt. It’s the land of opportunity, with a need for over a million new arrivals – but will you be better off than in the UK? We’ve done some number-crunching to compare average wages in Canada and the UK, taxes on these wages and the cost of living. 

Pick up a new hobby in Canada

Many overseas property buyers who move to Canada say how the stunning nature and pristine environment – or just the change from ‘same old, same old’ back home – encourages them to try out new hobbies. And, with this being one of the best ways to integrate yourself into the local community, it really is a win-win for overseas property buyers. What, then, are some of the most popular hobbies in Canada?

Canadian housing market stabilises while immigration invitations almost double

The Canadian housing market has been notoriously expensive for a long time now, but 2018 could mark a turning point. All indications show house prices are beginning to stabilise – meaning that real estate could become much more affordable for expats moving to Canada. Plus, the immigration authority IRCC has gradually increased its number of invitations to would-be immigrants by almost 1,250 per round this year. It’s looking good for anyone wanting to move to Canada!

Getting a working visa for Quebec

Quebec is a popular part of Canada for immigrants, with the bustling city of Montreal a particular draw. Historic Quebec City itself offers a more ‘European’ lifestyle (just surrounded by very North American majestic nature). Getting a working visa for Quebec is a different process to the rest of Canada. Nonetheless, if you follow the steps below, it’ll be easy to navigate.

Renting out your property in Canada: the rules and regulations

Renting out your property in Canada can be an excellent way to make some extra money. Some readers do so on a seasonal basis, while they occupy it for the rest of the year; others have extra properties that the let out year-round. The rules in Canada do vary between different provinces and territories, so we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to renting out your property in Canada in every region.

Growing number of British expats get permanent residency in Canada

Canada is the third most popular destination for British expats, according to the United Nations Population Division. And that doesn’t look set to change any time soon, with a 7% increase in British citizens settling in Canada with permanent residency in 2017 compared to 2016. We look at what draws them to moving to Canada – and where their favoured spots are.

Home buyers in Canada look beyond Toronto

We have just come to the end of the spring buying season, typically the busiest season for real estate across most markets in Canada. With housing affordability a major issue in many parts of Canada, it was a very interesting spring indeed for prices. So what is happening in the property market in Canada as we enter the quieter summer period?

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