Canada is no different from any other countries when it comes to there being properties available to purchase and people wanting to purchase properties. However, in Canada at least, there is what is known as an MLS (Multiple Listing Service) list that provides details of all properties available to purchase and this can make things a lot easier for those looking to buy. MLS listings 2016 will have photos of the properties available, along with brief descriptions of the property, perhaps stating how many bedrooms and bathrooms it may have, the size and price of the property as well as any special features that the property may have. Sometimes though, although a buyer may know what price they can pay and what type of house they want, they may be uncertain as to what exactly the location of the house is like. For these people the listings will also provide descriptions of the town or city in which the property is located. Therefore if a property is for sale in Edmonton Alberta, the listing may mention that Edmonton is an oil boom town and is known for having more parkland than any other city in North America, with 22 parks, 14 scenic ravines and 11 lakes which means that no resident is short of space if they want to pursue outdoor activities, even though they may actually live in a major city. Edmonton is not the largest city in Alberta though, Calgary is and so if a property was available for sale there, the city may be described as one that has 200 different cultures as residents and is hoist to over 3.1 million tourists every year. The description may also include that Calgary earned the name Cowtown due to it holding the Calgary Rodeo each year. This rodeo is world famous and attracts many visitors to the city and is looked on by Calgary residents, as their equivalent of New Orleans’s Mardi Gras or Rio’s Carnival. Of course though, Canada is the world’s second largest country and so there properties available in places other than Alberta. If a property was available for sale in Mississauga, the city may be described in the listings as once being a suburb of Toronto before becoming a city in its own right and is currently the fastest growing city in Canada. Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, this city can offer potential buyers some of the most sought after real estate in all the Toronto area. Armed with the information provided by the MLS, most potential buyers can decide if a particular location and house is appropriate for them. Obviously most potential buyers will make a shortlist of possibilities to show to the appropriate realtor and make a final decision on which house to buy, after they have properly looked over the properties they are interested in. The MLS therefore allows both realtors and potential buyers to save time in searching for an appropriate property to buy or sell.