4 Keys to Finding the Best Home for You and Your Family

Buying a home can be equally stressful and exciting, but it is always a venture that is worth undertaking. When looking into Toronto homes for sale, consider everything that would create an environment for you and your family to thrive. No detail is too small when you're looking for your forever home.

4 Keys to Finding the Best Toronto Homes for Sale for You and Your Family

1. Make a List of Must-Haves

Determine with your family what the non-negotiables are for your new space. Do you need an attached garage for those cold mornings? Is there a minimum number of bathrooms and bedrooms that your family needs? Do your in-laws need a guest room on the bottom floor when they visit because they have difficulty climbing stairs regularly?

Write down all of your must-haves and then decide if any of those items are negotiable and put those on a Would-Like-To-Have list. This second list will be items that would be nice to have in your new home but won't be deal-breakers if they are not included. No home will have absolutely everything you are hoping for, so it's important you know what you are willing to de-prioritise.

2. Get Pre-Approved

Shopping for a home really begins after you have been pre-approved for a loan. Before that happens, it's difficult to know what exactly the budget is that you are working with. It also helps make sure that when you find a home you love, you can act fast in putting in an offer and hopefully beat other families to the punch.

3. Consider Remodeling

Your family has unique needs, and the only way to make sure that everyone gets what they want is to design it yourself. If you find a home that is a size and layout that will work for you, consider taking on a remodel.

Seeing the potential in a home isn't always easy, but changing large items like the flooring, bathroom tile, and cabinets can make a big impact in turning a house into a dream home. Even changes as small as new lighting fixtures and paint colours will add your own personal style while giving the home an updated, fresh look.

4. Prioritise Location

Location is always important when purchasing a home, but when your family is involved then it becomes even more of a priority. Consider any commutes that parents may have for work and that children may have for school. Where will your family be spending most of their time when they aren't home? Does the location allow you to spend more time together?

Regardless of the type of home you are looking for, remember to first and foremost manage the expectations of both yourself and your family members. Our experts can help keep your feet on the ground while still letting you dream about what you hope your home will be. Call Nancy at 416-985-1486 or Dave at 416-894-4079 at and let our dynamic team help you find the perfect home for you and your family.


"We love this 2200 sq ft penthouse with a rare 2000 sq ft terrace boasting 270 degree views!!

Enjoy the perks of Bloor West Village shops and picturesque Old Mill.

1 Old Mill Drive - Toronto


Listed by: David Anderson Oey, Salesperson, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Brokerage Ltd


"We love this penthouse - boasting generous, modern living space, 4 bedrooms and incredible views"

"Close to off leash dog park and tennis!"

25 Stafford Street - Toronto


Listed by: Arif Manji, Salesperson, PSR Brokerage