You can talk to us and seek advice on various aspects of settlement. We could help you with some immediate concerns that you might have that include – Rental accommodation, Local Travel through Public Transit. Car buying education etc.
Real Estate and Rentals
It is advisable to get a temporary accommodation for a period of 2-3 months as one goes into a new geography. This temporary accommodation can be a basement of a house or a shared one to keep expenses to a minimum. Also the temporary accommodation helps understand the city better. This Once you identify the location your prefer will help you with your long term solutions with regard to buying vs rental options. Important parameters in selecting a rental apartment:-
- The utilities like heating, hydro(electricity) and water be included in the monthly rent. Otherwise it can be an additional burden to pay for these.
- Be near a subway or atleast the TTC bus stop be right at the door step as it is very difficult to walk on street in winters. If possible, be near a grocery store, mall etc.
- Sometimes the rental management companies offer incentives like one months rent free, or free parking etc.