Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

What to Consider when Buying a New GTA Home

By Robert Vadra Subscribe to RSS | August 7th 2012 | Views:

Homebuyers have different ideas about what makes a new home the perfect home for them. For do-it-yourselfers, fixer uppers are dreams come true. Others will only consider GTA homes in turnkey condition. Some prefer to hire a custom home builder and start from scratch. No matter which type of home is perfect for you, there are some universal considerations when buying new homes in the Toronto areaincluding community, neighbourhood and lifestyle, and monthly expenses.

Community Considerations

Whether you're looking for a fixer upper, an existing home, or a custom home builder, you first need to fall in love with a community. Before looking at specific GTA homes, spend some time touring Toronto communities such as Mount Albert, Caledon, Stouffville, and Newmarket and imagine yourself living in each one. Is the community within a reasonable driving distance to your work? Does it have the amenities or charm you seek? If you have children, do the schools meet your standards?

Neighbourhood and Lifestyle Considerations

Once you find a community or two that you can see yourself living in, dig deeper and tour its neighbourhoods. Do you want to live close to the action or away from it? Do you prefer a neighbourhood with young and growing families or would you prefer an area popular with retirees? Do you crave wide open spaces? Is being close to public transportation important?

Budgetary Considerations

Now that you have a better idea of the specific neighbourhoods that you'd enjoy living in, find out what typical tax and utility bills look like. In addition, does the neighbourhood have a homeowner's association you must join, and if so, how much will it cost you each month?

Another budgetary consideration involves home renovation tax credits, new housing rebates, and grants and incentives offered by various governmental agencies. These incentives may prompt you to look at GTA homes with renovation in mind or may offset some of the costs involved in buying a home from a custom home builder.

Finding a neighbourhood that matches your lifestyle and budget is one of the most important considerations when buying a new home. From there, you can search for existing or new homes in Toronto neighbourhoods you've targeted or meet with a custom home builder to discuss the next step.

Oxford Homes is a custom home builder with projects that include new homes in Caledon, Newmarket, Stouffville, and Mount Albert. Homes are currently available in various phases. Whether you want to move in right away or want to be involved in selecting the lot and customizing the home to your specifications, you're sure to fall in love with these neighbourhoods of new homes in Toronto.

Connect with GTA new home builder on Facebook and learn more about Stouffville homes, Newmarket homes, and other GTA housing developments.

Robert Vadra - About Author:
Oxford Homes Canada builds new homes in Newmarket, Caledon and Mount Albert in Ontario. As a custom home builder, they work with both first-time homeowners and experienced buyers to make dream homes come to life. Visit their website at to learn more about this new homes builder and inquire about new homes in Toronto and the GTA.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:

Related Real Estate Articles Subscribe to RSS

Luxurious loans for luxurious homes
Published by Sabrina Jose on November 28th 2011 | Real Estate
Everyone desires luxury although unfortunately not everyone could make it into a reality. Ever since...
Ultimate luxury homes in Playa del Carmen
Published by Tom Budniak on January 18th 2012 | Real Estate
Playa del Carmen real estate is synonymous with beach life style and luxury living. But, Playa del C...
Using the internet to find homes for sale in Surrey
Published by Gregory on March 9th 2012 | Real Estate
There are many people that do not know that the internet is very helpful when they are looking for r...
Buy homes in Las Vegas and make a killing
Published by Maryparker on December 23rd 2011 | Real Estate
Ask 10 people about the names of three cities in the USA and nine out of them will take the name of ...
Viviendas en Aruba can be provided in rent to solve the scarcity of living homes in the region
Published by Sothebysrealty Aruba on March 16th 2012 | Real Estate
The greatest advantage of Aruba properties is the fact that they are very cost effective and at the ...
The demand and popularity for Luxury homes
Published by Maaya on May 23rd 2012 | Real Estate
A ravishing home with dazzling interiors is a dream of many Indians. Currently most of the people wa...
High sale of homes expected due to first time buyers by Rics
Published by Sam Hopkins on February 28th 2012 | Finance
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors had done a survey in which they reported the home price...
The high end homes remain unsold in Mumbai
Published by Prop Tiger on July 10th 2012 | Real Estate
The absorption rate is that the variety of residences sold in an exceedingly month from the on the m...
Green homes in Malaysia: the issues and benefits
Published by Jeevan Nanthan on May 26th 2012 | Real Estate
In Malaysia, the concept has already started gaining momentum and many areas have adapted this new t...
New York Port Washington homes provides dream home for everyone
Published by Jack Smith on July 12th 2012 | Real Estate
Dreaming is very simple and making that in to reality is very difficult but you can make your dream ...
Looking for beautiful Miami beach homes for sale
Published by Angie Turner on May 25th 2012 | Real Estate
The realty business has suffered poorly at the time of recession and even after that....
South Davis County: homes for sale in Layton and Syracuse
Published by Meithjohn on March 20th 2012 | Real Estate
Home buying is usually a time-consuming and too much to handle adventure....
Excellent homes in St. Albert and Progressive Acreages in Alberta for Sale
Published by Andersonjohn042 on May 30th 2012 | Real Estate
St. Albert which is Alberta’s suburban city has grown tremendously and is currently the second big...
Playa Del Carmen Beachfront homes: Luxury living at affordable prices
Published by Tom Budniak on December 13th 2011 | Real Estate
Playa Del Carmen is well known for its luxury beach lifestyle at very affordable prices. Playa Del C...
Splendid River Oaks and Afton Oaks homes
Published by Brad Hermes on May 16th 2012 | Real Estate
River Oaks properties are among the most sought after properties around Houston, Texas. The real est...
Port Washington homes for sale a deal that matters
Published by Jack Smith on July 13th 2012 | Real Estate
People are very keen to get settle, and live their life as king size. Port Washington homes for sale...
Concept of Green homes in Malaysia; is still in its infancy stage
Published by Jeevan Nanthan on June 13th 2012 | Real Estate
Most people thought that homes with more greenery are green homes. Also, among the population which ...
Builders Perth creating wonderful homes
Published by Ultimatehom on June 4th 2012 | Real Estate
Ultimate home Builders Perth are responsible builders that unlike other names in the business are fu...
Luxury holiday homes Tranquility at its Best
Published by David Theakson on March 23rd 2012 | Finance
Spending weekends with loved ones at a beautiful and peaceful place will give best moments of all ti...
Looking for cheap homes for sale in Calgary?
Published by Carroll Lewis on August 21st 2012 | Real Estate
According to Calgary real estate board, the residential sales in Calgary have shown a rapid increase...