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Old 12-04-2011, 02:11 PM
 
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cheaper houses / safe / good community (preferably diverse) / good public schools / good health care / cheaper insurance/ cheaper property tax..

and within 1 hour 30 mins drive.. the closer the better ofcourse... there are so many area in GTA.. and they are darn expensive.. a decent house is 400k+ ... im looking for something with a driveway/garage/pool/more than 2 bedroom/ 1 bathroom for less than 200k ... and ofcourse the rest listed above..

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Old 12-04-2011, 03:21 PM
 
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Are you planning to commute to Toronto?
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:09 PM
 
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For houses for sale, try REALTOR.ca -Welcome (Just be forewarned that the real estate system in Canada is VERY different from England. If you make a formal offer on a house in Canada and it is accepted by the seller, it is legally binding for both parties barring certain clauses. The games that buyers and sellers play in England, pulling out of the sale at the last minute don't happen in Canada without serious legal ramifications).
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:32 PM
 
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Oh wait, you said less than $200K for a house.... not gonna happen within 1.5 hr of toronto.
Townhouse or condo maybe

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Old 12-04-2011, 05:25 PM
 
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Yes, you can get a house for under $200k within 1.5 hours of Toronto. Oshawa has homes for under 200k, so does Hamilton, Brantford, and the entire Niagara peninsula. The question is whether we are talking 1.5 hours during peak commuting hours, or 1.5 hours on a Sunday afternoon? And is it really worth it to commute so far rather than just rent a place closer to the city? If you're not commuting, then why not look at places like London? You can get an amazing house there for 200k.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
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At least Oshawa and Hamilton have GO service.
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Hamilton
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I moved to Hamilton from Toronto and am a big booster of the city. You can get a nice house in a great neighbourhood for $250-$350K where you are close to downtown GO services (bus and train) and the highway for commuting. Move a bit further east and you can get a really nice house for $200-$250K.
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Canada
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Oshawa, Hamilton, Barrie, Milton, PortPerry, Courtice.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:53 AM
 
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Where will you be working?

Single family home or townhome?
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Old 12-06-2011, 04:10 PM
 
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Where will you be working?

Single family home or townhome?
bang in the middle of toronto.. between cabbagetown and the annex, and yes, 1 and a half hours during commuting times..and single family home, preferably detached (REALLY expensive in england)

and also, a couple of forums on here suggest that Hamilton is a bit of a dodgey area, eg crime ridden... etc, that wouldn't be too much of a problem if i was looking for a small apartment alone, but i plan on raising a family soon so that could be a massive problem..

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