If you are from Ontario you know all about the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). It is the most populated area in Canada, with approximately 6.5 million people. It is a fantastic area for real estate with new homes being built daily. People all around the world are flocking to this metropolitan area, with dozens of unique cities to live in.
If you are looking to purchase a home in the GTA you’ll need to first decide what your goals are. If you are looking to live very close to the heart of Toronto, then Mississauga, Brampton, or anywhere in the York region will be great for you. You may also decide to live west of Toronto in Oakville or Hamilton. These are also great cities with good real estate opportunities.
Purchasing a home usually requires a Realtor or listing agent, but luckily in Ontario you can use InstaOffer to purchase a home without a Realtor. Buying a home without a real estate agent sounds like a dangerous game, but with InstaOffer they will help you make an offer, negotiate prices, and deal with the paperwork. All you have to do is pay a flat fee of $5000 – no matter how expensive the home purchase is. In the end you could save tens of thousands of dollars buying without an agent.
The climate in the Greater Toronto Area is warmer than the rest of Ontario, besides Toronto, because it is so far south compared to the rest of the country. If you want to deal with cold weather all the time we recommend moving to Northern Ontario. But then again, who enjoys cold weather anyways?
Finding a good neighbourhood to live in the GTA requires a lot of research. There are some dangerous areas in the York region of the GTA, so you’ll need to do some research and find out where people feel safe and have access to good services like schools and hospitals. It isn’t too hard to find a nice area if you have a large budget, but with smaller budgets we certainly recommend that you ask around.
Selling a house in the GTA is no issue if you have a good Realtor on your side, but then again that all depends on where you live. New homes are being built all the time, and spots are being filled up before the property is even built. But if you can get your Realtor to sell your home above asking price you should check out other areas of the GTA to live in. Having such close access to Toronto is a huge opportunity for jobs and other events that happen. Toronto is one of the most desirable places in the world to live, and to give up living near it is a shame.
Do some research and find out what area of the GTA is best for you!