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Detached Homes For Pre Construction in Oshawa Ontario
Detached Homes For Pre Construction in Oshawa Ontario

WHY LIVE IN OSHAWA

Did you know that you can still purchase a home in 2024 in Oshawa between $500,000 – $999,999 and commute to downtown Toronto in just 1 hour (without the traffic!)? 

Here we’re going to highlight some of the reasons why you should definitely consider purchasing a property in Oshawa that’s affordable and allows to you have quick access to downtown Toronto.

The biggest concern when buying a property in the Greater Toronto Area is the commute times to work. In a city that’s known for it’s non-stop congestion, we’re all used to spending a lot of time in our cars in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Although Oshawa is connected to Toronto via Highway 401, it doesn’t mean that you don’t have better and quicker options to get downtown!

You can travel from Durham College GO Station in Oshawa and arrive at Union Station GO Station in Toronto in approximately 1 hour and 2 minutes, and we’re talking about the morning train to work!

If you need to head north to get work, you can take the GO Bus from Durham College GO to Unionville in 1 hour and 20 minutes! Whichever route you decide to take, it’s way easier than sitting in traffic deciphering license plates!

GO Train Map In Oshawa

Oshawa: Easy Commutes, Rich Culture

Let’s find out more about what it would be like calling Oshawa your new home city. The city of Oshawa is located east of Toronto and is one of the larger cities in Ontario with a population of over 170,000 residents. It is known as “Canada’s Motor City” because it’s home to the General Motors headquarters

Here’s a fun fact: Although Oshawa was incorporated as a village in 1850, it only officially turned 100 this year as it did not reach the required population numbers to be called a city until 1924.

The city is located off Highway 401 and links Toronto directly to Ottawa and Montreal. Manufacturing and construction are two major growth industries for the city. In total, there are close to 12,000 companies in Oshawa, employing around 70,000 residents. Some of the largest employers in the city are:

  1. General Motors of Canada
  2. Ontario Ministry of Finance
  3. Durham Catholic District School Board
  4. University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  5. Lakeridge Health
  6. Concentrix
  7. City of Oshawa

Oshawa: Safe, Affordable, and Family-Friendly

Oshawa is part of Durham Region, which offers a unique blend of urban convenience and natural beauty. Residents enjoy a high quality of life with access to top-rated schools, diverse dining options, and excellent healthcare facilities.

The region is known for its vibrant communities, including Whitby, and Ajax, each offering its own charm and amenities. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore numerous parks, trails, and waterfront areas along Lake Ontario, making it an ideal place for family activities and nature lovers.

Oshawa scores an incredibly high livability score of 90/100! It ranks as the 4th most livable city in Ontario, and 26th in Canada.

Being a mid-sized city, Oshawa is known for its ample amenities, such as restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, parks and fitness facilities. Public transit is accessible, quick, and gets you around the city at a good pace. The crime rate in Oshawa is significantly lower than the national average, making it a safe place to live. These crime statistics include both violent and property crimes.

You’ll find lots of green space, quiet communities, and overall great neighbourhoods to raise your family. Don’t overlook this beautiful city if you haven’t looked at homes here yet.Now, the real reason why you want to consider looking at properties in Oshawa is because you can find lots of homes that are significantly more affordable than the City Of Toronto.

How affordable?

According to June 2024 statistics provided by TRREB, there is a massive price discrepancy!

PROPERTY TYPE OSHAWA CITY OF TORONTO PRICE DIFFERENCE
Detached $899,305 $1,758,649 49%
Semi Detached $691,467 $1,282,973 46%
Townhomes $901,750 $1,319,736 32%
Condo Apartments $777,168 $1,319,736 41%
Condo Townhouse $356,000 $763,148 53%

Attractions, Affordable Homes, and Future Growth

This means that you in many cases, you can reduce your mortgage approval by 33% – 53% and opens up so many more options for your family!

There are currently a lot of houses available for sale in Oshawa starting from $450,000. To see a list of all the current home listings on the market in Oshawa, click here.

What about local attractions in Oshawa for you and your family to enjoy?

  1. Parkwood National Historic Site
  2. The Ontario Regiment RCAC Museum
  3. Canadian Automotive Museum
  4. Robert McLaughlin Gallery
  5. Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
  6. Oshawa Museum
  7. Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

Oshawa is undergoing significant development and transformation, making it an exciting time for the city.

GO Train Extension: The extension of the GO Train service from the current Durham College Oshawa station through Thornton Corners and Central Oshawa to Courtice and Bowmanville is expected within the next decade. This expansion will boost growth, especially in Central Oshawa, where there are plans for a major residential and commercial area between Simcoe and Ritson streets near the train tracks and off First Avenue​.

Northwood Business Park: This area is seeing substantial industrial development, including the new 379,000-square-foot Lactalis Canada distribution facility on Thornton Road North. Scheduled to open in late 2024, this facility will be Lactalis Group’s largest distribution center globally, designed with several green features such as energy-efficient lighting and heat reclamation systems​ (RENX)​.

These developments are poised to enhance the quality of life in Oshawa, improving transportation links, and boosting economic growth. The city’s strategic focus on sustainable and community-oriented growth ensures that Oshawa remains a vibrant and attractive place to live and work.

Education in Oshawa: Full List of Schools

Oshawa offers excellent educational opportunities for families. You can see all the schools in the area by clicking on one of the school boards below:

  1. Public – The Durham District School Board
  2. Catholic – The Durham Catholic District School Board

REMAX TEAM Paliwal is right for you

Amit & Harshita

Me and my wife Harshita comes with a background and strong belief of having the blessings of elders is ultra-important. Our signing the contract was purely because of Team Leader Gyanesh Paliwal. We really liked his knowledge, experience and as an elder and like a family member. Given this was our first Home experience and we were super anxious, on the closing day when we both were missing our parents the most to hear that voice go for it, you played that role. It was your voice in the end saying go for it gave me the courage to say yes.

We hope that this would turn out to be one of our best decisions. In future we would love to work with you from the start till the end. We may definitely mention that when we both needed someone like our father to give that extra strength to take this decision you were there for us. Gyanesh Ji, We also appreciate your continuous support and guidance many days/weeks after closing on many desired points to renovate the house. We look forward for you to visit our first home sometime soon. We are sure that the bond we have created with you will continue to nurture for a long term. We highly recommend to hire Gyanesh Paliwal for the first time home buyers

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You can make a big difference in the home buying and selling process before you start looking to move by choosing the right REALTOR. We want to ensure you understand the unique benefits of working with us:

  1. We ALWAYS have a detailed in-person or Video call meeting with every client because we know you have specific needs. We plan a personalized road map and process for your move.
  2. We aim to reply to every inquiry within 10-30 minutes because we know you want reliable communication with your agent.
  3. We work hard to stay ranked in the top 50 teams in Canada at REALTOR.CA and  RE/MAX  because we know you want experience and expertise.

How are we so sure we are the right fit for you?

RE/MAX Team Paliwal is a small team of highly accomplished real estate agents with more than 40+ years of combined experience in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area. Our reputation for a thorough process attracts many first-time homebuyers, but we also work with all buyers and sellers aiming to upgrade their homes.

After hundreds of successful deals, we are fortunate to be one of the most trusted and highly reviewed real estate teams online. You can find all real testimonials and reviews of our team on RankMyAgent.com, a verified review platform by the Canadian Real Estate Association and realtor.ca.

Our team has ranked in the top 50 teams in Canada at RankMyAgent.com for the last 3 years, and our team leader Gyanesh Paliwal is the recipient of RE/MAX International’s Hall of Fame Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and Titan Club Awards.

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Me and my wife Harshita comes with a background and strong belief of having the blessings of elders is ultra-important. Our signing the contract was purely because of Team Leader Gyanesh Paliwal. We really liked his knowledge, experience and as an elder and like a family member. Given this was our first Home experience and we were super anxious, on the closing day when we both were missing our parents the most to hear that voice go for it, you played that role. It was your voice in the end saying go for it gave me the courage to say yes. We hope that this would turn out to be one of our best decisions. In future we would love to work with you from the start till the end.

- Amit Arora, October 2023
It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Akanksha and Gyanesh Paliwal of RE/MAX Team Paliwal. What started as a relationship with our real estate broker quickly evolved into a personal connection. The team has a deep understanding of the housing market but what stood out was always their attention to our unique needs. Gyanesh and Akanksha took out time to educate us as first time home buyer about the process of searching and purchasing a home before diving into the real home hunt. Akanksha’s approach to shift through the inventory and filter it down to our needs was very methodical which made it easier for us to make the final decision.

- Nimish Sharma, October 2023
We wanted to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude for the outstanding support and guidance both of you provided throughout our investment property journey. Your expertise, dedication, and unwavering commitment played a pivotal role in helping us secure the perfect investment property. From the initial discussions about our requirements to the countless conversations around pricing and property types, your patience and professionalism shone brightly. Your in-depth knowledge of the real estate market and keen understanding of our needs made the entire process smooth and stress-free. RE/MAX Team Paliwal’s valuable insights not only saved us time but also helped us make informed decisions, ensuring that we found a property that aligns perfectly with our investment goals.

- Ruchi Naik, October 2023
I wanna share my experience with Re/Max, Gyanesh Paliwal and his team, when the idea of buying house came up in our minds, we called Remax team Paliwal they explained everything in details, and kept following up with us till we made the decision to buy the house, then we met Gyanesh Paliwal, and they did everything to make us understand all the details of buying house as that was our first time, then the journey of viewing houses started, we visited tens of them in different places, they gave us opinion about each house, if any of them is in bad location or has something bad, they right away told us about it, then we came to the point that we found the house that we loved.

- Mohamed Elghazaly, October 2023
I was thinking of making an investment in GTA market. RE/MAX Agent Gyanesh Paliwal’s name was strongly recommended by my family. Gyanesh suggested me a few hand-picked great projects. He provided me full analysis of the project from a top builder. His support to make the right decision is great and he also coordinated and communicated with the builder on my behalf to complete the whole buying process.

- Anu Chadha, August 2023
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