House hunting can be hard for many reasons, especially if you don’t know where to look. However, if you are planning on buying a house, apartment, or condo within the Halton Region, then you’re in luck. A recent MoneySense article has highlighted the top three neighbourhoods to purchase real estate in the region.
Here, according to MoneySense, are the top three neighbourhoods to purchase real estate in Halton this year.
Uptown Core, Oakville
As noted by MoneySense, Uptown Core is located in Central Oakville at the major intersection of Trafalgar and Dundas. This area is great regardless of what type of property people are interested in since it boasts single-family homes, townhouses, and high-rise condos.
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There is, however, a reason for the variety in property types.
“Oakville has a multi-plan to turn the area into a government, institutional, cultural, recreational and public open space community that is available to all residents,” notes the MoneySense article. “This means Uptown Oakville (like Midtown Oakville) is going to be pedestrian-oriented, walkable and transit supportive, making it a commuter’s dream and a go-to place in the city.”
In addition, this area, according to MoneySense, is particularly good for first-time buyers since homes typically sell for 25 per cent less than surrounding areas.
Acton, Halton Hills
Acton, as noted by MoneySense, is one of Halton Hills’ primary population centres (the other is Georgetown).
With that being said, homes here may not sound ‘cheap’ with the typical price being just under $840,000, however, prices are still considered to be a good deal when compared to other areas in the town.
Similar to Oakville’s Uptown Core, Appleby has a wide variety of property types such as two-storey family homes, condos, row-townhouses, and bungalows.
In this neighbourhood, which is quite convenient for commuters, the typical home sells for six per cent less than the average-priced home in Burlington and, according to MoneySense, 13 per cent less than the average-priced home in the GTA.
Which area will you be house hunting in?