For the vast majority of people, roughly 90%, the search for a new home begins on the internet. People start looking for their next house online, and this gives you a bit of an overview of the things that you should consider when doing your online search to make it as productive as possible.
Start thinking about the areas that you want to live in, the style of homes you like, and the price that you can afford. Always remember with pricing, especially in this hot market, that the price listed on realtor.ca is not always the final purchase price. Often, things are selling for more than asking, but not always. Look closely at homes that have unique features to see if that is something you need, want, or dislike, so that when it comes time to actually start seeing houses in person, you have a good idea of what you want and don’t want in your new home.