To rent or to buy? This question seems to be on everyone’s mind these days. Whether renting is the way to go for you or buying a home is already on your to-do list, your new home might be waiting for you among the hundreds of thousands of listings on Point2 Homes. So before diving in and checking all the available houses and condos, make sure your wish-list is ready.
Location. Location. Location
Type in your location and start searching for your dream home
If you start your search in Google, you’ll quickly notice that Point2 Homes always ranks on the first page of search results for many queries like homes for sale in [your city], condos for sale in [your city] or condos for rent in [your city]. When you see the Point2 website, click on it and start browsing!
Or you can just type Point2Homes.com in your browser and start looking for a home in your preferred location. Once you are here, use the filters on the upper left side of the list view to select the criteria you want, from property type and number of bedrooms to price and year built.
However, even if it is tempting to filter as deeply as possible, try to keep an open mind and start from an expanded search – after all, finding the perfect house is sometimes a matter of luck and you never know what other properties have to offer.
Narrow down the location of your new home on the map
The map view will help you see where each listing is located in your city of choice; you can also check out the available listings in your neighbourhood or even on your favourite street, if you already have such preferences. Click on the Neighbourhoods tab on the upper left side to enable the search mode and then single out the area you are interested in.
Be in the Know
Discover more details about your top listings with one click
Did you find something you like? All the details about the property, provided directly by the posting agent or the MLS, are one click away: room sizes, interior features (such as cooling, heating, floor type), parking information, and even taxes and home owner association fees or price history. Now you can make informed decisions by checking all the information available.
Get the newest listings on the market right in your inbox
If you want to be the first to find out about the new properties in your area, simply click the Get new listings button and set-up a daily or weekly email alert. With this feature, you get all the new homes on the market based on your search criteria, delivered straight to your inbox.
You can also create your own free account and, if you really like a listing, just heart it; this saves it to your account and makes it easy to come back to later; you can easily get a glimpse of your preferred options and decide which property would suit you best.
Find all the bargain prices with the Price drop feature
Interested in finding homes that saw significant price drops in the past 6 months? Tick the price drop checkbox and only the properties with decreasing prices will be displayed.
Get Extra Resources
If you want to be completely sure, ask a real estate agent
After finding your dream home, contacting the agent is the next step. But what if you can’t decide? The advice of a professional is priceless in situations like this, so Point2 Homes has the solution for you: the Find an Agent feature in the Tools drop-down allows you to check out the profiles of agents in the area, so that you can choose the one that fits you best.
Interior design tips, real estate news, and advice from pros
Maybe finding a new home is not on your to-do list, but you would like to make the house you’re living in as beautiful and as safe as possible. If that’s your priority, check out the Point2 Homes blog and join our Facebook community (53,000 members and growing) for amazing interior design tips and the most relevant real estate news.
Are you a real estate agent? Point2 Homes helps you reach out
The 5.7 million visits in April and 30 million pageviews are proof that Point2 Homes is one of the most reliable real estate platforms in Canada. Joining the Point2 community and promoting your listings on the portal means you can get in contact with the people who need your services. Moreover, you can gain maximum exposure both for your profile and services by taking advantage of the advertising options on Point2 Homes.