1) Understand What You Want – When determining which house or condo to choose it is first important to have a good idea of your future and present needs. Is there a minimum number of room that you are looking for, a specific schoolboard or another specific requirement that you have? Ironing this out with a rental professional will narrow your focus.

2) House or Condo – There are advantages to houses and condos but depending on your requirements you will likely want to choose one or the other.

3) Importance of Amenities – Many condos have additional amenities for tenants of the building including pools, workout rooms, pool tables and squash courts. While these amenities could be useful, they do tend to increase the cost of the unit and therefore this is something to discuss with a rental professional.