If you are considering a move to another country, Canada should be on your list of possibilities. Canada’s economy is booming, has free universal healthcare, is considered one of the safest counties in the world, has top-notch education, and has a reputation for being friendly and welcoming. The cost of living can be a bit high in Toronto and Vancouver. Perhaps start off with a roommate until you can afford to be on your own.

If you are ready to purchase your home – check out Whistler. Whistler is one of the most beautiful places to live in Canada. It’s a short car ride to Vancouver and has many cute neighborhoods to choose from. Whistler homes for sale are hard to come by right now, so get creative, look at off-market properties and use a well-versed agent that will find a needle in a haystack.

Must Haves

Begin by focusing on one room at a time, so you don’t become overwhelmed. Start with investment pieces, a good bed, couch, and dining room table will serve you well for years to come. Investment pieces are the pieces of furniture you use the most and have the longest.

You’ll want to keep your new home safe so invest in a home security system. With many options available, you’ll be able to find a security system that can keep you and your home safe at a price you can afford. A security system is something you buy but hope to never have to use.

Sometimes appliances don’t come with the new home. Must have appliances are stove, oven, refrigerator, washer, and dryer. If you can’t afford new appliances right now, you can buy used. Keep in mind that older appliances can be inefficient, and in the long term utility bill, it may be worth it to buy new.

If you have a yard and grass – you need the tools to take care of it. There are many things to consider before buying your new mower. Do you want a push mower or a riding mower? How big is your area? Is it flat or hilly? Consider an electric start over a pull rope. You will be happy you did. Every home needs a garden hose, weed-whacker, shovels, and rakes.

Finally, stock your toolbox. The essential items to have in your toolbox should be a hammer, screwdriver (flathead and Phillips), power drill, tape measure, screws and nails, duct tape, pliers, and a staple gun.

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