Attending an open house is usually one of the most exciting steps in the real estate process. This is where you get to really start picturing yourself moving into one of the condos for sale downtown or a cozy bungalow in one of the suburbs around the city. If you're already interested in a specific property than you can usually contact the real estate agent or look at the home's MLS listing to find out when the open house is. But what if you haven't yet narrowed your search down to a couple homes? Here are some great sources when it comes to finding open houses in just the right area in your price range.
The Real Estate Board always has a list of the open houses that are happening throughout the city in the next seven days. Included in the chart is the price of the home, the MLS number, the address and the selling agent's name and contact information. There is also the time and day of the event. If you know that you are coming to the city to see homes for sale on one weekend all the way from the other side of the country this is a great way to browse through hundreds of listings that might work for you. You can narrow down the listings according to district - North, South East and West Toronto.
This website is also helpful if you know of a home you want to see but can't otherwise get a hold of the open house information. With the advanced search feature you can provide the street name, date, price range or municipality where you would like to search. You can also search throughout the MLS listings for key phrases that might be important to you. If you're interested in a property that could also work as an office for your dental implants Toronto business you could search for "commercial" or "storefront" for example.
Propertysold.ca and Bytheowner.com are two examples of sites for those selling their own home without the help of an agent. With the help of the internet more and more people are deciding to forgo real estate services and do all of the work themselves. This means that there are likely some great deals to be had if you're willing to do a little extra digging. Most of the properties are listed as being shown "by appointment" but you can see right on the listing if there is a scheduled open house in the near future.
If you're interested in one specific area of the city you can also just wander around and look for "for sale" and "open house" signs. Maybe you want somewhere where you won't be giving too much to a taxi service for your nights out or could want to be close to work. Many open houses happen on Saturday or Sunday in the afternoon.