Good Reasons To Consider Danforth Real Estate

When you live in the Greater Toronto Area you have a lot of options when it comes to choosing a place to buy your next home. Do you want to sacrifice floor space for convenience and live in downtown Toronto or do you want to get the most home for your money in exchange for a longer drive to work? If the second option sounds more like you, Danforth, Ontario is one of the many towns you should consider looking into. You can learn more about Danforth and the houses you might find for sale there in this article.

Danforth is an idea destination for people who are looking to live in a community with a separate identity - somewhere that isn't just a suburb. Thus far the town has escaped the population boom that has come with Toronto's expansion - the entire incorporated town district still has only about 24,000 people in it, most of whom trace their roots to early settlers from European countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The town does have a stop on the GO route but the drive between Danforth and Toronto, which takes about 1 hour in ideal conditions, balloons to over two hours when rush hour traffic is factored in.

If you can find a job far enough north to make Danforth homes for sale a possibility for your family, you can rent a very nice house for about $1,500 per month while you search for the right property. Good sized houses with 3 bedrooms can be had for as little as $350,000. There are plenty of lots still available if you want to build your own as well as farms to be had for as little as $1.3 million.

Real Estate Options In Surrey

Surrey is one of the most popular destinations for families looking to buy houses in the Greater Toronto Area. Few neighborhoods are more sought after than in Surrey, which is one of the most exclusive areas in Surrey. If you're looking for a house in Surrey, this article should help you decide if you need to put Surrey real estate on your want list for your realtor.


Surrey is a very insular community. Its roads are narrow, winding, and infused with dead ends, the goal of which is to discourage through traffic. Homeowners in Surrey are also responsible collectively for the upkeep of the roads as well as the area's park system, which includes forests, a beach, and plenty of walking trails. Residents in Surrey have close ties to their community and the lack of traffic makes it a very safe place to raise children, which is why the neighborhood is so popular with families.

When considering a move to Surrey, the question is not whether it's an appropriate area for your family to live - most people agree that it's pretty close to perfect. The issue for most people is that it's also a very expensive place to buy property. Available properties are overwhelmingly detached single family houses, though there are a few condos and town houses. Low end prices for homes in Surrey hover around $350,000 and top out at over $4 million. The average asking price is closer to $1.5 million.

Halton Hills Real Estate Agents

Buying homes in Georgetown is much cheaper than buying homes for sale in Toronto while at the same time adding only about 30 minutes to an hour to your commute to work. For this reason, Georgetown has exploded in popularity among GTA home buyers. If you want to get a good home at a great price, you would be well advised to hire a real estate agent who knew what he or she was talking about. Here are more tips on finding and buying real estate in Georgetown.

Do Your Research

Before you even start looking at homes in Georgetown neighborhoods, you should make sure you're familiar with the current market price in Georgetown as well as the various neighborhoods that would and would not be acceptable to you. Much of this can be done in conjunction with the real estate agent you hire, but it's never a bad idea to do a little Googling of your own to get a ballpark idea of what homes cost and what the best neighborhoods to live in are.

Hire the Right Agent

If you want to get a great deal, it's not enough to hire a real estate agent. You have to hire the right real estate agent. Choose someone with a good track record of helping clients buy and sell homes in a timely manner. You're also looking for someone you trust, who you feel has your best interests in mind and will fight for you in a negotiation. And finally, you're looking for an agent who has enough time in his or her schedule to return your calls and schedule meetings in a timely manner (i.e. within a day or two).

Shop Around for Mortgages

One thing Georgetown real estate brokers do not do for you is get you mortgage approval, so that you will have to look after on your own. To get a good deal, consult with several different banks to see what is the best rate you can get. If you don't have time for that, you can always hire a mortgage broker to match you up with the best mortgage product for you. Pre-approval (i.e. ballpark approval before you've chosen a house) will help open more doors to you when you're shopping for homes.

Remember Due Diligence

Your real estate agent will handle the intricate details like negotiations, offer contracts, and closing paperwork, but don't forget to do your due diligence when it comes to investigating the suitability of the house. Get your home inspection done. Get the surveyors in to make sure the property lines are where the previous owner says they are. Get everything in writing so that if any problems come up, you're covered.