Moving out on your own

Moving out on your own is a big step in your life. You'll have more independence but that comes with increased responsibility. Whether you’ll be staying in a residence during your post-secondary education, renting an apartment or buying a home, there are many things to consider before you commit to any living arrangement.

  • Costs of moving out
    Learn about moving-related expenses and options for cutting costs, such as living with a roommate.
  • Can you afford to move?
    Make sure your credit report is in good shape and review your needs and wants, financial goals, and budget.
  • Renting versus buying
    Things to consider before choosing to rent or buy a home.
  • Rental agreements
    What’s included and who to contact with any questions or complaints.
  • Housing frauds and scams
    Learn how to protect yourself from rental and real estate scams.
  • Moving out Worksheets
    Use these worksheets to track your start-up and ongoing expenses, figure out what’s important to you in a place to live, and compare housing options.

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