Сакаат да живеат во Ванкувер? Еве како
But if it’s a job — rather than a search for investment property — that’s bringing you to Vancouver, how are you going to find a reasonably-priced place to live?
Renting a home
Anyone relocating to a new city — or country — would do well to rent before you buy. That’s good advice for newcomers to Vancouver, премногу.
If you’re looking for a short-term rental, particularly a furnished home, пробај со University of British Columbia Faculty Association’s housing classifieds. While many of the properties would be suitable for visiting faculty or other professionals, you don’t have to be affiliated with the university to access the listings.
Another site that lists short-term rentals in Vancouver, by the day, week, or month, е Make Yourself At Home.
Don’t forget good old-fashioned shoe leather — walking around the neighborhoods where you want to live. Look for “For rent” signs, или check the bulletin boards of the local coffee shops, laundromats, and universities.
One other tip for renters: In BC, the security (damage) deposit cannot be more than half a month’s rent.
Buying a home
When you’re ready to buy a home in the Vancouver area, start by researching neighborhoods around town.
A good place to begin is the City of Vancouver’s Community Profiles страница, which has links to profiles of 23 different neighborhoods. Home prices on the East Side of Vancouver are significantly cheaper than those on the West Side.
Според Недвижнини одбор на Голема Ванкувер, as of November 2010, a detached house on Vancouver’s East Side was averaging $744,677, while a detached house on the West Side averaged nearly $1.7 MIL-лав. Слично на, East Side apartments and condos were selling for an average price of $321,126, while on the West Side, the average was just over $500,000.
But you may want to consider the suburbs if you’re looking for a less expensive home. As you might expect, prices tend to drop the further you go from downtown.
Some of the suburban communities with the lowest average home prices include Maple Ridge ($439,816), Pitt Meadows ($523,580), и Port Coquitlam ($552,833). Just be prepared for a long commute if you work in downtown Vancouver.
Most Vancouver-area homes for sale are listed on Realtylink. Org. Realtylink also has a “Find a Realtor” section, but the best way to find a real estate agent is to ask friends or colleagues for recommendations.
For general information about renting or buying a home in Canada, види на Newcomer’s Guide to Canadian Housing од Канада хипотеки и домувањето корпорација. Also have a look at the Британска Колумбија Новодојденците "Водич за ресурси и услуги.
На Tenant Survival Guide, created by BC’s Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre, is a valuable source of information about legal issues around renting an apartment or home in British Columbia.
И if you have other tips for Vancouver newcomers, ве молиме оставете ком-те и нека знаат.
Vancouver West End photo by stewart (Flickr)