We have decided to book another trip to Canada in April and use London, Ontario as our base again. We contacted two realtors; one in Tillsonburg and one in Simcoe who agreed to show us around. By the time we travel, we would be about a year into our application so we decided that if we saw a house we liked on the trip we would seriously consider buying it. We have set about getting a pre-approved mortgage from the Canadian arm of our bank, HSBC, just in case.