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Listing # 30609198  |  $189,900.00

Vacant Land  |  For Sale

8060 CONCESSION 8 . , Drayton, Ontario, Canada

Lovely rolling lot, completely in the country, with neighboring trees and river!! 1/3 of this lot is in a 'regulated ... Get More Info

Listing # 30609228  |  $299,900.00

Vacant Land  |  For Sale

79 Woolwich Street , Salem, Ontario, Canada

Residential building lot just as you enter the village of Salem. Rectangular shaped, this corner lot is still private ... Get More Info

Listing # 30609786  |  $828,900.00

House  |  For Sale

8040 WELLINGTON RD 7 . , Mapleton, Ontario, Canada

Set way back from the road you'll find this remarkably built home and separate 3 bay 2 storey shop. 2 x 6 construction ... Get More Info

Listing # 30613871  |  $675,000.00

House  |  For Sale

106 Milne Place , Rockwood, Ontario, Canada

This Carriage collection Bungalow sits nicely on a large lot beautifully landscaped with countless mature trees ... Get More Info

Listing # X3986801  |  $675,000.00

House  |  For Sale

106 MILNE PL , Guelph/Eramosa, Ontario, Canada

A Great Bungalow On A Large Landscaped Lot With Countless Mature Trees. This 1745 Sq Ft Home Has An Open Concept Kitchen... Get More Info

Listing # X3986980  |  $1,080,000.00

House  |  For Sale

5744 JONES BASELINE RD , Guelph/Eramosa, Ontario, Canada
Rural Guelph/Eramosa

Inside This 2910 Sq Ft Home Is A Floor Plan That Is Ideal For Your Growing Family. Enter The Front Door Into A Centre ... Get More Info

Listing # 30613204  |  $449,900.00

House  |  For Sale

69 Beirnes Court , Fergus, Ontario, Canada

Bungalow Anyone? This end unit bungalow townhouse is what you've been waiting for! Come inside to gracious main floor ... Get More Info

Listing # 30608856  |  $689,900.00

House  |  For Sale

683 Arkell ROAD, Guelph, ON, Canada

Attention renovators, restorers and old home enthusiasts! Needed: someone to bring this circa 1870s gem back to its ... Get More Info

Listing # 30613169  |  $324,900.00

Condo  |  For Sale

200 WOOLWICH STREET, Guelph, ON, Canada

“St.Paul's Place” Condos, this former church has been transformed into a unique and intimate 7 unit condo development. ... Get More Info

Listing # 30611993  |  $499,900.00

House  |  For Sale

222 TERRAVIEW CRES, Guelph, ON, Canada

This is it! This GORGEOUSLY updated South Guelph link home is just waiting for you! From the moment you step inside ... Get More Info

Listing # 30612317  |  $1,850.00

House  |  For Lease

60 Skinner DR, Guelph, ON, Canada

Brand new townhouse available for rent in fast-growing Grange Road area. Open concept main floor features new stainless ... Get More Info

Listing # 30612252  |  $1,080,000.00

House  |  For Sale

5744 Jones Baseline Road , Guelph, Ontario, Canada

This country home is sure to impress you. Snuggled into an enclave of trees on an approximately 1 acre lot, privacy is ... Get More Info

Listing # 30613359  |  $465,000.00

House  |  For Sale

26 Hasler CRES, Guelph, ON, Canada

Looking for a home with real long term value? Then you've found the South-Ends hidden gem. This home has Pidel quality... Get More Info

Listing # 30612657  |  $469,900.00

House  |  For Sale

137 COUNTRY CLUB Drive , Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Well maintained bungalow with huge yard! Large shed (with hydro) could be moved and garage built. Original 3 bedroom ... Get More Info

Listing # 30612285  |  $487,900.00

House  |  For Sale

4 CARDIFF Way , Guelph, Ontario, Canada

This is a lovely home located in a family friendly area, nestled on a treed corner lot and only 50 steps to 'Springdale ... Get More Info

Listing # 30612341  |  $565,000.00

House  |  For Sale

10 - 254 Summerfield Drive , Guelph, Ontario, Canada

This Thomasfield Executive 2 bedroom townhome is located in the south end and has many features for your enjoyment. Just... Get More Info

Listing # X3983870  |  $569,900.00

House  |  For Sale

13 CLARA STREET, Guelph, ON, Canada
(Central East)

St.Georges Park Located On A Dead End Street With A Huge Lot! The House Could Use A Little Refreshing, But It Is A Good ... Get More Info

Listing # 30610862  |  $689,000.00

House  |  For Sale

118 Marshall Heights Road , Durham, Ontario, Canada

A family home we would live in ourselves! Situated right on the edge of beautiful Grey County is this stunning rural ... Get More Info

Listing # X3976032  |  $689,000.00

House  |  For Sale

118 MARSHALL HEIGHTS RD , West Grey, Ontario, Canada

Stunning Rural Residential Bungalow Built In 2016 With A Finished, Walkout Bsmt On Just Over 2 Acres, Backing Onto Bush,... Get More Info

Listing # X3975252  |  $849,900.00

House  |  For Sale

22 NORTHUMBERLAND ST , Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Exhibition Park

Amazing Up/Down Duplex With Stone Accents & Only 5 Min Walk To Go Train. Upstairs Is 2 Bdrms, Living Rm, & Kitchen. New ... Get More Info

Listing # 30611097  |  $400,000.00

House  |  For Sale

37 Ottawa Crescent , Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Discover this family home in quiet area with short walk to both elementary & high schools plus local amenities including... Get More Info

Listing # 30607722  |  $539,900.00

House  |  For Sale

8 Elmhurst Crescent , Guelph, Ontario, Canada

SPECTACULAR FOUR BEDROOM HOME ON A MATURE TREE LINED STREET From the moment you enter the foyer your dreams will be met.... Get More Info

Listing # 30611212  |  $849,900.00

House  |  For Sale

22 Northumberland Street , Guelph, Ontario, Canada

DOWNTOWN LIVING never looked so good! Amazing stone accents pepper this amazing up and down legal duplex. The upstairs ... Get More Info

Listing # 30610709  |  $425,000.00

House  |  For Sale

77 Cole Road , Guelph, Ontario, Canada condition. List of updates will be sure to impress. Immaculate, bright & airy home shines with pride of ... Get More Info


Finding the perfect neighbourhood

Choosing the right neighbourhood is an important part of finding a home. If you love the house but hate the neighbours, or have the perfect kitchen but have an agonizing two-hour commute, you’re never going to feel completely comfortable living there.

Your best bet is to figure out if your neighbourhood is a good fit with your family before you start looking for a home there (or certainly before you put in an offer). Spend some time there; take a walk through the streets, visit local shops and restaurants, and pick up a community paper to get a sense of the area’s personality.

Here are few questions that can help you figure out if a neighbourhood is right for you:

What does the area look like? Do homes look cared for? Even in moderately-priced areas, pride of ownership helps keep property values up. Keep an eye out for signs of neglect like overgrown laws, houses in need of paint and vacant lots (which can be zoned for commercial use, or end up getting used as dumps). On the other hand, if an area has a lot of neglected-looking homes but you notice that a number look like they’ve been recently renovated, that may be a sign that the neighborhood is becoming gentrified; buying a home there and fixing it up can be a good long-term investment.

What types of people live there? Families? Retirees? First-time homeowners? Professionals with no kids? An area populated mainly by young families, for example, will feel very different from one with lots of college and university students.

How convenient is it? Figure out how far you’ll have to travel to do everyday stuff like grocery shopping. Where’s the closest gym? Dry cleaner? Post office? What about parks and recreational facilities? Being close to amenities isn’t important to everyone, but it’s a real day-to-day time saver, and can make the difference in the feel of a neighborhood; a place where people walk to the store and the library has a very different flavor than an area where people have to drive everywhere they need to go.

Is it a safe place to live? Vandalism and deterrents like “Beware of dog” signs or bars on windows can mean there’s a high crime rate in the area. Keep an eye out for graffiti, too – it could be a sign of gang activity. Check with local police for info about crimes in the area; they’ll also be able to tell you about how active area residents are in terms of crime prevention and community policing.

Are there schools nearby? If you have kids, proximity and quality of schools is a major consideration. Talk with people who live in the area, and call local schools or check online to get test scores and ratings. Figure out exactly where schools are located to see if your kids can walk or if they’ll have to be driven or bussed.

How long will it take to get to work? Do a dry run of your commute in rush hour. Figure out how often buses run past your house or how far you are from a major highway. If you need access to the airport, is it easy to get there by car, bus or taxi?

What are the property values like? Your home is an investment, so it pays to buy in an area where properties will increase in value. Ask your REALTOR® for info on property values in the area for the last 10 years so you can get a sense of how much they have gone up over time.

What’s in store for the area? Development can change the personality of a neighborhood, and increase taxes and traffic. Look for new construction in the area and check with city hall or the local chamber of commerce for planned housing developments, new facilities, new retailers, etc.

Is it quiet or noisy? Visit the area at different times of day to get a sense of the noise level. A quiet street may be party central once the sun goes down, and an area near a highway may be fine at most times, but noisy at rush hour. Listen for barking dogs, traffic noise, overhead planes, and loud music.

Finding a neighborhood you like is just as important as living in a home you love. Good neighbors, great amenities, nice schools and cool shops can make or break how you feel about your house or condo. So talk to a REALTOR® who specializes in the area you’re interested in, do your research, and you should be able to find a community that fits your needs and your lifestyle.

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