Oshawa is one of the best places in the Durham Region for first time buyers to shop for real estate. Many 1st timers choose to call Oshawa home because of the affordability but also because of the unique character of many of Oshawa's beautiful neighbourhoods.
There are countless neighbourhoods that feature quaint older style bungalows and 1.5 storey homes that would make the perfect first home for singles, couples and young families alike. These homes can often be found on large lots in quiet neighbourhoods that are in close proximity to major shopping and restaurants. These homes can be found in move-in condition for as low as $195,000 and in fully upgraded condition for as high as $275,000 plus.
If you have a bigger budget and newer homes are more your style then North Oshawa, nicknamed "Poshawa" is a great place to look. There are lots of fully detached 2-storey homes that are under 10 years old in and around the Taunton Road area that sell as low as $255,000 with the majority selling in the $300,000 - $350,000 range.
Oshawa also offers options for those looking for a low maintenance lifestyle. There are plenty of townhouses available in the $200,000 - $250,000 price range as well as the newer condominium apartments right in downtown Oshawa! A 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment can be found for as low as $215,000.
Interested in a fixer upper as your first home? If you're not afraid to get your hands dirty and are looking to make a bit of money off your first place then Oshawa is a great place to shop. Fixer uppers in nice, sellable neighbourhoods can be found for as low as $150,000.
Oshawa is making great strides in their plan to revitalize it's downtown and is beginning to attract some great restaurants and shopping venues. This along with plans to extend the 407 and add another GO station are making Oshawa a wonderful choice for first time buyers who work locally and commute!
If you're looking for a great home at a great price why not try Oshawa!
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