Step 5: What is Out there

Read and see all about it

Visit the areas you’re considering to get a feel for them.
Make note of surrounding schools, shopping and recreational areas.
Keep an eye out for not-so-great things like large industrial areas,
railway tracks and airports.
Visit during the day and at night.

Welcome to the wonders of
REALTORS® have access to an incredible house-hunting tool called an MLS® System. You can view publicly available information about MLS® listings at 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! 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.

Arm yourself with this comprehensive House Hunting Checklist and bring it with you to homes you’re serious about buying. Good luck and happy hunting!