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The real house-hunters of Vancouver, Toronto and Winnipeg

A man searches for a home.

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Today, Globe Investor launches a new month-long Home Buying site, filled with stories, videos and expert opinions to help readers navigate the Canadian real estate market.

We're trying something new with this special section. For the first time, we've added community bloggers to our coverage – a select group of readers who will blog about their personal experiences searching for homes in major urban markets.

We did a recent call-out on our site looking for readers interested in sharing their home-buying stories. From the submissions we received, we selected four readers we felt would have some interesting tales to tell.

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There's Kristin, a 33-year-old mechanical engineer and new mom, who's looking for a large property for under $500,000 in the Vancouver area.

Corey, a 35-year-old military officer, and Angela, a 33-year-old restaurant manager, have just moved from Halifax to Winnipeg and are trying to find their footing in an unfamiliar and past-paced real estate market with a $350,000 budget.

And Carl, a 41-year-old information security manager, is questioning what he can get with his $750,000 budget in the Toronto market.

We hope you'll enjoy following along as these readers chronicle what it's really like to be in the trenches of Canada's hottest real estate markets.



For tips, stories, videos and live chats about what's going on in the real estate market, check out the Globe's Home Buying section for daily updates.

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Report on Business Community Editor

Dianne Nice is community editor for Report on Business and writes about social media. Previously, she was The Globe's online editor for Careers and Personal Finance and has written about these topics for Report on Business and Globe Investor. More

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