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Homebuyers head to GTA west… but don't ignore the east

Homebuyers head to GTA west… but don’t ignore the east

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Homebuyers head to GTA west… but don’t ignore the east

It’s not exactly earth-shattering news, since we’ve been able to observe the trend for the last few years, but a new report from ReMax of Ontario-Atlantic Canada underlines just to what degree homebuyers are heading west.

West, as in Hamilton and Halton Region – Burlington, Oakville, Halton Hills and Milton.

In analyzing sales trends in nine Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) districts over the past five years, ReMax notes those areas captured 10.1 per cent of total market share in 2018, with a 2.3-per-cent increase over 2013.

The reasons are fairly obvious: The quest for homes at affordable prices. Indeed, this spillover effect has stimulated homebuying activity in most areas flanked by Toronto’s core and Hamilton. Burlington, in particular, soared between 2013 and 2018, with home sales almost doubling and average prices climbing 50 per cent to $769,142.

Builders of new homes also recognize the appetite for lowrise homes in the west.

But with such strong growth in Burlington, how long will this market remain an affordable option?

“The communities in the west will still be affordable compared to Toronto proper, but what we are going to see is a continued uptick in demand for more of the outlying communities like Brantford, Waterdown, Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and even as far-reaching as London and Niagara,” Christopher Alexander, executive vice-president, ReMax of Ontario-Atlanti Canada, told HOMES Publishing. “What will really impact the growth of these markets, outside of availability and affordability, will be the underlying transit systems and investments in local economies, as people still have a need to be connected to the GTA core.”

But, Alexander also told HOMES Publishing, the window of opportunity to head west may be closing.

“As the west end of the GTA continues to see growth and price appreciation, a leveling effect will likely come into play (with the east region),” he says.

GTA east areas such as Durham Region may not have the same appeal as the west – currently. “The west end of the GTA has a greater diversity of communities that are attracting a diverse range of buyers. In the past 10 years, there has been significant focus on the growth and development of these regions, whereas historically, Durham has not traditionally been viewed in this same regard. With the boom in areas towards the east, like Prince Edward County, and the affordability leveling out, we will likely see the tide begin to turn.”

So, yes, prospective homebuyers, go west if you like, but also keep an eye on the east.


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Editor's Choice: Starlane Homes

Editor’s Choice: Starlane Homes

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Editor’s Choice: Starlane Homes

Delivering a 5-star experience one home at a time

As an award-winning homebuilder with over 50 years of experience in the industry, Starlane Homes continues to build fine luxury homes throughout the GTA. Its reputation for uniquely-appointed designs, quality and service is due to its unwavering vision for excellence.

Starlane selects desirable locations where it knows you and your family can grow in a home with all the necessary amenities, services and recreational activities. Starlane doesn’t just build homes, it build communities.

Starlane is proud to introduce two great communities in two very desirable locations.

One — currently open in Waterdown — is Mountainview Heights and Lotus Pointe in Caledon will come this spring. Both of these communities offer the highly-regarded Starlane 5-Star Experience.

MOUNTAINVIEW HEIGHTS GRAND OPENING CONTINUES

Mountainview Heights is a community that rests on the scenic ridge of the Niagara Escarpment. Life in Waterdown offers a vibrant community atmosphere surrounded by numerous shopping and dining opportunities, popular golf courses, excellent schools and farmer’s markets. Waterdown is known for its scenic views, trails and majestic waterfalls.

Located at Dundas Street East, just west of Evans Road, the second phase of Mountainview Heights features 38-, 44-, 47- and 60-foot singles, each model offering stellar floorplans and timeless architecture. Access to Highway 403 and the QEW, as well Highway 407, are within close proximity. Mountainview Heights is conveniently located close to the communities of Oakville and Burlington, Milton, Guelph and Hamilton.

LOTUS POINTE PHASE 2 COMING THIS SPRING

Starlane Homes is proud to offer a limited new release of 77 exclusive 38- and 43—foot singles this spring at Lotus Pointe Phase 2 in the peaceful prestigious town of Caledon starting from the low $900,000s. With beautifully designed floorplans, stunning architectural designs and elevations, each home is built with a high level of craftsmanship.

Lotus Pointe is nestled at the crossroads of Old School Road between Highway 10 and Kennedy Road. You can enjoy visiting vineyards and unique shops and cafés, as well as the Bruce Trail and the Forks of the Credit River. Commuting throughout the GTA couldn’t be easier via Hurontario/Highway 10, Highway 410 or the GO Transit station, which are all conveniently located. Register now to receive more information about this community.

STARLANE HOMES

Mountanview Heights

Located at 501 Dundas Street East, Waterdown, the Sales Centre is open Monday to Thursday from 1 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed Friday.
905.689.1115

Lotus Pointe

Register now to stay up to date with all of the latest information as it becomes available.

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Editor's Choice: Rosehaven Homes

Editor’s Choice: Rosehaven Homes

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Editor’s Choice: Rosehaven Homes

At 25, Rosehaven is just getting started

At the beginning of Rosehaven Homes’ 25th anniversary year, they vowed this would be its best year yet. With the year only halfway through, the trusted builder looks like it is on track to achieve just that.

Rosehaven could have looked back in pride. After all, since their first community opened in Waterdown in 1992, Rosehaven has built over 6,000 homes in many inspired new home communities all over Southern Ontario. They’ve received numerous awards and been recognized for excellence at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. With one of the highest repeat buyer rates, the builder has proven they build customer satisfaction.

But resting on past achievements is simply not the Rosehaven way. Continually striving for excellence, Rosehaven Homes offers something for everyone. This year’s incredibly successful new releases in Stoney Creek, Ancaster and Brampton are proof that at 25, Rosehaven is just getting started.

Rosehaven launched Phase 2 at On The Ridge in Stony Creek and sold out of all the townhomes over one weekend. These newly designed freehold townhomes were clearly exactly what buyers wanted; terrific, high-quality homes in a vibrant neighbourhood near shopping, dining, entertainment, parks and trails.

The new release of stunning singles, semis and towns at Tiffany Hill in Ancaster also sold out in under a week. Buyers had been eagerly awaiting this new release in a lovely, established, family-friendly neighbourhood, and homes were quickly snapped up.

And to top that off, a new phase of singles and towns was released at The Neighborhoods of Mount Pleasant. This release was also much anticipated and the singles sold out in just a few days.

Rosehaven Homes’ first foray into the Burlington condo market is another triumph. Released in 2016, Affinity West is already the fastest selling midrise in Burlington’s Aldershot neighbourhood. Affinity West is 90 per cent sold and Affinity East just opened, offering new designs and larger suites from one-bedroom up to two-bedroom plus formal dining room, ranging in size from 585 up to 1,272 square feet. The Presentation Centre is located at 348 Plains Road East in Aldershot.

Rosehaven will take a pause to celebrate 25 years of building on July 10. The second half of Rosehaven’s anniversary year gets underway after that and it promises to be equally busy, with a number of new releases coming this fall and late 2017.

Those buyers who missed out on the recent releases will be excited to hear that On The Ridge returns this fall to Stoney Creek. The first launch will be offering freehold towns and semis, and will be followed later in the year with 40- and 35-foot singles.

Tiffany Hill in Ancaster just gets better because everything about this desirable neighborhood has been planned with a sense of community in mind. Rosehaven’s next release will feature 45- and 40-foot singles, freehold towns and condo towns in this “country-chic” community traced with parks and trails, woodlands and waterfalls.

Also coming later this fall is more of what Brampton buyers love at The Neighbourhoods of Mount Pleasant. A new release of singles and towns with stone, brick and stucco exteriors are coming to this popular community of beautiful homes.

With a new highrise condo in the planning stages for Grimsby, new singles and towns coming to North Oakville, a new release coming soon to Anchor Woods in Holland Landing and Dreamfields in Bradford, this is clearly going to be a year to remember for Rosehaven Homes and their delighted new homebuyers.

ROSEHAVEN HOMES

To stay up to date on all current and coming communities, register online at RosehavenHomes.com.


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