What can $300K Buy in Canada’s Housing Market?

With real estate prices becoming less affordable in major cities like Vancouver and Toronto, it takes a little bit of effort to look outside a certain postal code or think outside the box. Here are some examples of real estate options under $300,000. Although they might not be located in the most urban areas or offer the best in square footage or updates, they are each unique in their own ways.

British Columbia

Commuting distance to Vancouver, this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with 1250 square feet of living space in Maple Ridge boasts recent renovations to roof, gutters, floors and updated appliances is a great starter family home. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac with a small playground perfect for children, this home is prices at $295,000. Five blocks to the elementary school and just minutes to shopping

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If waterfront property in Vancouver is what you are after, this $279,000 Coastal Seahome in Coal Harbour Marina could be the perfect home for a single city dweller. Housing one bedroom and one bath, this floating home comes just under 500 sq feet, yet is steps to shopping, dining, recreation and the business district.

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If waterfront property in Vancouver is what you are after, this $279,000 Coastal Seahome in Coal Harbour Marina could be the perfect home for a single city dweller. Housing one bedroom and one bath, this floating home comes just under 500 sq feet, yet is steps to shopping, dining, recreation and the business district.

Mission

This 3 bedroom, 3 bath single family home in Mission is a newer build with an open concept. Privately tucked away at the end of a cul-de-sac, the fenced in backyard offers ample space for kids and furry friends alike to play. With great views and tons of natural light, the price tag of $290,000 makes this cute and cozy home appealing.

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If skiing is on your agenda and a second home at Whistler is what you are looking for, this one-bedroom suite is priced just under $300,000. With resort-style amenities such as pools and saunas, this luxury residence is just a two-minute walk to the gondola. (Note that the monthly strata cost is $600)

 Alberta

A 1,000 square foot apartment in Calgary will set you back exactly $300,000. This ground level, two bedroom, two bathroom home also features a den and walkout patio. Close to transit and shopping, yet just tucked away out of sight.

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This newly built condominium is designed for maximum energy efficiency. At almost 1,200 sqaure feet and with four bedrooms and four bathrooms, this family home also has a fenced in backyard and two parking spots. Located in upscale Clearview Ridge in Red Deer, and close to schools and amenities, this end unit offers up a lot of home and convenience for $300,000.

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Saskatchewan

Historic homes in Vancouver and Toronto typically sell for a million plus, but this home in Maple Creek is currently offered for $235,000. With a $300,000 budget, you could put a little work into the property and make this 1904 gem shine. Electric, plumbing, insulation, windows, and doors are already upgraded in this three bedroom, two bath detached home.

Maple Creek

If lake life is calling you, this three-bedroom home offers just that serenity you are looking for. Newly constructed in 2014 and an easy walk to the lake, dock and beaches. This year round cabin is 1336 square feet and priced at $278,900.

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Manitoba

A rare find in the Wolseley neighborhood of Winnipeg, this condo boasts almost 2,000 square feet on two levels. Built in 1913, the home still has original details such as oak pocket doors, oak trim, and stained glass windows.

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An entire apartment building can be yours for $275,000 in Reston. Located in the heart of oil fields of South West Manitoba, this building could serve as your home as well as the home of others. Potential revenue from the multiple units includes two one-bedroom units and two two-bedroom units.

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Ontario

This uptown river park building in Markham is offering a one-bedroom end unit apartment for $299,999. With easy access to pretty much everything the city of Toronto has to offer, the unit also comes with underground parking and a heated indoor pool.

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Overlooking two and a half acres of land, this three bed and two bath farmhouse offers complete country tranquility. The wooded lot is close to Milford and offers a large on-site workspace and garage with ample room for storage. Your first year of firewood is included for the asking price of $279,000

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For more information about these listings, go to: realtor.ca

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