Think long term when buying a home. What kind of home do you need now? What will you need in 5 to 10 years?
- the location and neighbourhood
- the size of the property and home
- the type of home — for example, detached, duplex, row house or condominium
- the travel distance to work, recreation and services
- any special features you want or need — for example, accessibility or efficiency upgrades
- your lifestyle needs and possible changes in the future
- your preference for a new, resale or custom-built home