Everyone has a different idea of their dream home, but what most of us don’t have is the cash to actually make those dreams a reality. When we were younger, a million dollars sounded like a huge amount. These days, though, that kind of money won’t get you very far, especially in Toronto’s current housing market. Luckily, the 6ix is not the only Ontario city worth moving to. So, we’ve rounded up 7 Ottawa homes for sale with prices so comparatively low you’ll be running from the 6ix.
An affordable house with a huge backyard in Toronto? We don’t know her. In fact, you may recall that median house prices in the city increased by more over that last 12 months than a lot of people earn in a year.
Of course, it’s not just Toronto homes that come with a sizeable price tag. Just take a look at what a million dollars will get you in Vancouver. Hint: Like TO, it’s not much.
Which is why Ottawa feels like the perfect destination for potential home buyers.
Not only will you find cheaper price tags in the capital, but more often than not, you’ll have way more space as well.
Just try to find comparable properties in the GTA and you’ll likely be met with some intimidating price points.
Sparkling Lake Way
Address: 6880 Sparkling Lake Way, Ottawa, ON
Description: With five bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a massive kitchen, you'll have almost as much space inside as you do outside in the huge yard. As a bonus, you get access to Sparkling Lake Community amenities like the saltwater pool, tennis courts, beach, and lake access. Try finding half of this stuff for this price in the 6ix.
Address: 1351 Fallingbrook Ridge, Ottawa, ON
Description: Just imagine the cost of this six-bedroom, four-and-half bathroom mansion if it was in TO! And just wait until you see the backyard which has a saltwater pool, hot tub, an outdoor kitchen, and a stunning multi-tiered deck.
Luxury Fine Home
Address: Deer Run, Ottawa, ON
Description: This beautiful home has four bedrooms and five —yes, FIVE — bathrooms. You could enjoy bright spacious rooms and a backyard with a stunning stone patio oasis.
St. Viateur Crescent
Address: 28 St. Viateur Cres., Ottawa, ON
Description: This one might look small from the outside, but don't be fooled. Firstly, it's only half a million, which is pretty difficult to find in downtown Toronto. Secondly, the spacious interior features four bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a gorgeous fireplace, and a perfectly private backyard.
Address: 4121 Canyon Walk Dr., Ottawa ON
Description: It may be hard to tell from the outside but this home features some breathtaking cathedral ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that make it so bright inside. It also has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, a large backyard deck, and a roughed-in area for an outdoor hot tub.
Address: 32 Hampton Ave., Ottawa, ON
Description: Located in Ottawa's trendy Wellington Village, you're paying more for the prime location here. But it's still a fraction of what you'd likely have to fork out in a comparable Toronto neighbourhood. And the house itself is pretty sweet too. Here you will find three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a sizeable backyard with a shed. Not too shabby, huh?
Address: 1966 Marquis Ave., Ottawa, ON
Description: Not only does this place have a massive in-ground pool in the backyard, but there's even a spa-worthy sauna built into the basement. With four beds and four-and-a-half baths, you'll have everything you could ever need here.