Where do I find apartments and houses to rent or buy?
RentingIf you do not have a friend or relative that you can stay with when you arrive in Peterborough, you will need to find temporary accommodations while you are looking for your own apartment or house.
It is advisable to make a reservation prior to your arrival in Peterborough. Examples of short-term accommodations available in Peterborough include hotels, bed and breakfasts (B&B), and rental rooms.
You can find rental housing and temporary accommodations in Peterborough and their costs at the following websites:
- Kijiji (website with classified ads)
- Peterborough Housing Resource Centre
- Peterborough and the Kawarthas Association of Realtors
- Peterborough Examiner (Peterborough's daily newspaper)
- Peterborough This Week (Biweekly community newspaper)
- Fleming College Student Housing
- Trent University Off Campus Housing
- RentSeeker.ca (website with classified ads)
In addition to the resources listed above, you can visit Peterborough and the Kawarthas Association of Realtors website to view real estate listings for the Peterborough area. You can also use Realtor.ca to explore listings in Peterborough and other Canadian cities. Once you know what you need in a house (number of bedrooms, bathrooms, etc.) then you can enter in the search information and see the average prices for homes in the Peterborough area.
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation website contains helpful homebuying tools, such as information on mortgages, including various calculators that will help you determine how much you can afford to spend on a house, how much your monthly payment would be, etc. The CMHC also has housing information to help you make decisions and find a safe, affordable home for your family in eight different languages.