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Moving to Halifax

viviana1217's picture

We are thinking about moving to Halifax in the next year or so. However we don't know much about the city. Some of the things we would love to have are space (detached home) and hopefuly a view to the water (lake or river, sea, anything!). Could you recommend neighbourhooods and provide some tips to consider while house hunting in Nova Scotia (construction issues, materials, insurance policies, real estate practices in the Maritimes, etc).
Thank you.

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Jeremy's picture

Hi Vafi - That's a lot to ask and you will get many different opinions. Different people will swear by the merits of different parts of the city, and as for types of housing, construction etc. you will have your own preferences. Sounds like you will need to spend some time here getting to know Halifax before you will be able to locate your dream home. It's hard to recommend a real estate agent to someone as the personal dynamics may be wrong - again you should speak with more than one to make you choice. Maybe rent a house or apartment for a period of time while learning more about the city (I'd recommend for that search) then with no time pressure to buy a house you can scope everything out in a more deliberate fashion. Good luck!

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