Lately, when chatting to both buyers and sellers, the idea of moving out further afield (and by my standards WAY further afield) has increasingly become a more viable and desirable option.

 

One of my son’s friends just moved from a 2-bedroom apartment in Midtown to a house with a big back yard in St. Catharines. As a die-hard urbanite, I love living in Toronto, and shall remain, but when you look at the housing prices, and how much you need to make in order to own a house, your hard-earned money goes a lot farther further afield. 

 

Here are the average home prices and how much money you need to earn in order to buy a house in Six of Ontario’s Most Affordable Real Estate Markets Right Now.*

 

6. BARRIE

 

Average Home Price: $570,612
Annual Income Required for Purchase: $73,654

 

5. PETERBOROUGH

 

Average Home Price:$505,998
Annual Income Required for Purchase: $69,072

 

4. NIAGRA

 

Average Home Price: $493,007
Annual Income Required for Purchase: $66,317

 

3. WINDSOR

 

Average Home Price: $383,521
Annual Income Required for Purchase: $52,192

 

2. SUDBURY

 

Average Home Price: $297,938
Annual Income Required for Purchase: $33,749

 

1. NORTH BAY

 

Average Home Price: $286,114
Annual Income Required for Purchase:: $39,893

 

Are you a hardcore Urbanite who will always remain a Torontonian? Or are you seriously considering a new city and a new way of living? I would love to hear your thoughts.

 

 

 

Toronto Stats this Past week

 

MLS activity from August 26 to September 1 for residential properties: 

 

For sale right now:

7,497

Newly listed:

1,632

Sold:

514

Under Power of Sale (GTA):

18

Compare the above to the week before from August 19 to 25 when there were 7,580 for sale, 1,583 newly listed, 457 Sold & 18 under power of sale.

 

 

 

Just listed in Toronto within the last 24hrs

 

 

:: 80 Houses under $999k :: 84 Houses $1M-2M :: 44 Houses $2M+ ::

 

:: 91 Condos under $549k :: 87 Condos $550k-649k ::
:: 95 Condos $650k-849k :: 74 Condos $850k+ ::

 

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If you would like me to look up any other numbers for you, just call me 647-804-8601. Let me know how I can help with your (RE)search. Thank you for your time. Looking forward to working with you now or sometime in the future.