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Old 10-12-2007, 06:47 AM
 
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Also note that prices of houses in Portland area much cheaper than in Toronto area,
I was comparing per site New homes for sale, houses for sale, single family model homes, new home construction sales, townhomes for sale - 1
Actually, looking at prices, it is cheaper to buy a townhouse in Toronto that a house in Portland. The homes both cities are very expensive, but Toronto has some very affordable townhomes in the city. If we move to Portland we would likely buy a house, but if we moved to Toronto we would buy a townhouse.
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:42 AM
 
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Actually, looking at prices, it is cheaper to buy a townhouse in Toronto that a house in Portland. The homes both cities are very expensive, but Toronto has some very affordable townhomes in the city. If we move to Portland we would likely buy a house, but if we moved to Toronto we would buy a townhouse.
I'm telling what I know. We live in pretty good suburb of GTA and our home cost about 380-400K. For this money (as per website I mentioned) we can but 1.5 times bigger house in Hillsboro, OR with 1 more bedroom. Home like ours but in pricier GTA area (Thornhill) will cost about 500K. Right now new 4b houses in Thornhill costs about 550-600K.
Obviouslly, if you go to sone bad areas (like Jane & Finch area, Scarborough ....) you can buy home much cheaper.

Don't forget that Canadian $ now higher than US$
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Old 10-12-2007, 12:31 PM
 
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I'm telling what I know. We live in pretty good suburb of GTA and our home cost about 380-400K. For this money (as per website I mentioned) we can but 1.5 times bigger house in Hillsboro, OR with 1 more bedroom. Home like ours but in pricier GTA area (Thornhill) will cost about 500K. Right now new 4b houses in Thornhill costs about 550-600K.
Obviouslly, if you go to sone bad areas (like Jane & Finch area, Scarborough ....) you can buy home much cheaper.

Don't forget that Canadian $ now higher than US$
Do you know much about townhome prices in the city, not just the GTA and suburbs? I was finding newer townhomes around Old Town Toronto for 300K and under. I realize that houses are very expensive, but with the huge influx of condos and townhomes recently, those prices seem more reasonable.
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Old 10-12-2007, 12:49 PM
 
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I'm sorry, but I doubt that you can find any normal townhouse close to downtown for 300K.
Also, if you have or gonna have kids, I wouldn't advise to live in Toronto downtown area
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Old 10-12-2007, 01:43 PM
 
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I'm sorry, but I doubt that you can find any normal townhouse close to downtown for 300K.
Also, if you have or gonna have kids, I wouldn't advise to live in Toronto downtown area
No kids. Just (small) dogs.
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Old 10-12-2007, 05:49 PM
 
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IMO, the downtown area is a perfectly fine place to raise kids.
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:51 PM
 
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IMO, the downtown area is a perfectly fine place to raise kids.
What is so fine over there?
A lot of homelesses, whores, gays, drug addicts and smog. Horrible trafic. All families I know (and those are families with very good income) live in suburbs Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, Milton

Everyone has his own opinion, but pay me ... I won't go to live in or close to downtown Toronto...

BTW, the same think I can tell about downtown Portland.... dirty, various wierdos asking for change, homelesses...***... but Hillsboro and Beaverton are nice towns

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Old 10-15-2007, 02:44 PM
 
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What is so fine over there?
A lot of homelesses, whores, gays, drug addicts and smog. Horrible trafic. All families I know (and those are families with very good income) live in suburbs Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, Milton

Everyone has his own opinion, but pay me ... I won't go to live in or close to downtown Toronto...

BTW, the same think I can tell about downtown Portland.... dirty, various wierdos asking for change, homelesses...***... but Hillsboro and Beaverton are nice towns
It seems to me as though you are simply a suburban type of person and don't enjoy cities. Nothing wrong with it, but it can be misleading for people if you are telling them how horrible a city is, when in fact you just prefer to live outside of them.

Also, I think maybe you shouldn't lump gays in with prostitutes and drug addicts when describing the ills of a city. Just a thought.
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:17 AM
 
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It seems to me as though you are simply a suburban type of person and don't enjoy cities. Nothing wrong with it, but it can be misleading for people if you are telling them how horrible a city is, when in fact you just prefer to live outside of them.

Also, I think maybe you shouldn't lump gays in with prostitutes and drug addicts when describing the ills of a city. Just a thought.
Probably you are right about "suburban type" ... the only thing ... we live in "suburb" with population above 600,000 ppl and we like it, as we don't have those problem that exist in downtown Toronto...

About gays.... I don't have something against them, but as I don't want my kids to see drug addicts on the street, I don't want them to see 2 gays sitting in the park and giving "french kisses" to each other.
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:47 PM
 
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Did you ever think that kids who do grow up seeing such things become more tolerant, open-minded and sophisticated adults?
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