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AIBU to want to buy that house in Canada

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Flower34 Mon 20-May-19 20:59:06

We will be relocating to Canada in the near future. We went on a trip recently and finalised the city/area we want to be in. I saw a lovely property that meets our requirements 10/10. AIBU to want to buy it now?
We have our visas (permanent residency) and can move anytime. DH is working on a project and he wants to see it through to completion. That’ll take us to next March-Apr. DH thinks we should buy that house and I move with the kids and he’ll join us next March. I’m not too sure.

Let it go? Or buy it? We have a buyer for our UK house and won’t need a mortgage for the house in Canada.

Myneighboursnorlax Mon 20-May-19 21:01:18

If it’s really perfect and you don’t want to lose it, can you buy it and then rent it out for 10 months until your DH has finished his project and you can move out there together?

MerryMarigold Mon 20-May-19 21:03:34

Please link it. That is all.

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 20-May-19 21:04:47

Where is it? Vancouver has a foreign buyers tax.

Flower34 Mon 20-May-19 21:05:57

We have our permanent residency. So no foreign buyers tax.

WineGummyBear Mon 20-May-19 21:08:52

Please show us this lovely house?

BrieAndChilli Mon 20-May-19 21:09:40

We can’t comment without seeing the house!!!

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 20-May-19 21:11:30

There's a lot of question marks at the minute with real estate (if it's Van). The money laundering story just broke and that may mean the government cracks down. That 5% of the annual growth. The foreign buyers tax is another chunk. Van used to be an absolute guaranteed income but maybe not now.

It's iffy and I'd talk to a trustworthy realtor (if you can find one).

Flower34 Mon 20-May-19 21:18:22

It’s in a leafy Toronto suburb called Oakville. Unable to find a link to post (I’m using a property app)

1292 Outlook Terrace

nespressowoo Mon 20-May-19 21:21:42

Oh OP I've just googled it! It's beautiful! That hallway with the staircase 😱 buy it!

badgerread Mon 20-May-19 21:22:05

Sorry but I love a bit of property porn 😀

snowdrop6 Mon 20-May-19 21:26:12

That’s going to take a lot of cleaning

ILoveMaxiBondi Mon 20-May-19 21:26:41

shock stunning! Buy it!! And invite us all for the housewarming! grin

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 20-May-19 21:29:08

It's lovely. And the Toronto market is more stable, although probably still a bit overpriced.

I'd go for it.

StillRunningWithScissors Mon 20-May-19 21:33:35

Oakville is lovely. My aunt and uncle live in a similar house near there (actually the layout is exactly the same, so think it's the same developer).

You'll love living there.

I miss Canada

HUZZAH212 Mon 20-May-19 21:35:05

It looks amazing

incogneto Mon 20-May-19 21:39:55

Stunning house!! Buy it

ChrisPrattsFace Mon 20-May-19 21:41:08

If you don’t buy it, we will... also relocating to Canada in a few years 😂

PerpendicularVincent Mon 20-May-19 21:43:56

Buy it!!!!

Mnbb Mon 20-May-19 21:44:06

Is that house so different that nothing similar will be available in nine months time? It’s a pretty standard Canadian suburban house.

I would stay here until you can move with your husband. Moving alone could pretty pretty lonely and isolating unless you already have family and friends over there. I wouldn’t fancy a harsh Toronto winter with no local friends and no husband. How old are your kids?

Duckduckduck123 Mon 20-May-19 21:44:27

BUY IT and let me move in 😊

Flower34 Mon 20-May-19 21:58:14

Kids are 4 and 11. No family nearby. My sister lives on the other side of Toronto.

It’s perfect for us in terms of layout, neighbourhood, schools, room sizes, everything !

Rojelio Mon 20-May-19 21:59:21

Looking through some of the others the layouts seem quite similar, I would wait and move out together as I'm sure you'd be able to find one you equally like when it came to it..

Strawberry2017 Mon 20-May-19 22:01:58

It's stunning, go for it! X

MooseBreath Mon 20-May-19 22:05:37

I'm from the next town over from Oakville (Milton). It's a beautiful home and will get snapped up quickly - make that offer!

If you have an questions about the area (Oakville, Milton, Burlington, etc.), feel free to PM me!

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