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RBC helps take some of the stress out of moving

New site offers tips and advice for those moving to a new home or community

TORONTO, September 3, 2008 — Whether it's taking a job in another city, getting married, or finding a bigger place to raise a family, most Canadians will move homes several times in their lives. In fact, according to 2006 Census Canada data, 41 per cent of Canada's population aged five or older had moved at least once in the previous five years. To help Canadians move more comfortably, RBC has launched a new site, www.findingyourhome.ca to give people easy access to a multitude of moving-related information.

"Moving to a new home is exciting, but it can also be hectic, even stressful for many of us, especially if it means relocating to a new municipality, province or country," said Teresa Tolhurst, senior manager, RBC Personal Financial Services. "But preparation and planning, as well as some good advice can take much of the hassle and anxiety out of a move. Our comprehensive web site with tips and solutions makes it easier to settle into your new home stress-free."

The site, www.findingyourhome.ca, is the only Canadian bank-offered resource to provide aspiring and existing homeowners with ready online access to extensive information about:

  • Finding a home
  • Buying a home
  • Selling your home
  • Renting a house or apartment
  • Moving to a new home
  • Getting settled once the move is over

Each topic offers a robust collection of tips, checklists, information and advice on all facets of the home buying and moving process, from start to finish. The site also links to www.communitycorner.ca - another RBC-related resource and first of its kind among financial institutions in Canada - which allows visitors to view demographics, utility company information and community amenities such as schools, child care and shopping. Visitors can view three separate neighbourhoods of interest and do a side-by-side comparison of each community's features.

"We know there's much more to home buying than mortgage considerations," added Tolhurst. "That's why we set out to give Canadians, and those new to Canada, a practical and relevant source of information that takes a look at the whole home-buying picture."

New information will be added or updated throughout the year and these sites complement a wide range of resources RBC already has online. For more information, about how you can make the most of your move, visit www.findingyourhome.ca or to speak to a mortgage specialist call 1-800-ROYAL-11.

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Media contact:
Beja Rodeck, RBC, Media Relations, (416) 974-5506


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