If you're thinking of putting up your house for sale and moving to Burlington, Ontario, you'll want to do your research before you make any concrete plans. You'll need to know all about the real estate that's available, from the styles to the prices, so that you can get an accurate picture of what your life there would be like and determine if the city is right for you. We should be able to provide you with an overview of the real estate situation in Burlington that will help you out in that regard.
But if you don't already have a real estate agent to deal with, you should ask a friend or relative in the area if they would recommend someone that they used, or visit a real estate agent rating service such as FiveWalls.com to see if they have started creating evaluations in your area.
The first and most important thing to remember is that Burlington was a small town that became a suburb, therefore there are certain kinds of real estate that tend to dominate the landscape. Commercial and industrial real estate is almost non existent. If you're looking to buy residential property and open a business nearby, you'd be better off looking into condominiums, because high tech companies and big box stores dominate the commercial landscape.
As a bedroom community, the largest portion of real estate is residential, but you won't see an awful lot of variety in terms of neighbourhoods and home styles. The dominant neighbourhood type is the suburban planned community, so if you've asked your Brampton real estate agent to find you a family home near parks and schools you might consider asking her to expand her search into Burlington, because this might very well be the place for you. There are some more densely populated areas, but they pale in comparison to Toronto.
This tendency toward suburban living naturally results in the majority of living space coming in the form of detached family homes, and not small ones, either. Burlington has a very high per capita income, which means residents can afford to buy larger homes on larger lots than you would see if you were looking at North York homes for sale. There are some apartments, condos, and town houses, but since it's mostly families moving to Burlington they're few and far between.
As far as prices go, Burlington tends to be the cheapest out of all the Toronto suburbs. Buying Burlington real estate is cheaper than buying new homes in Vaughan, Mississauga real estate, and even South Etobicoke real estate. The average price of a bungalow in Burlington as of the spring of 2010 was only $326,000 and you can get a large executive style home for only $650,000. A townhouse or a condo averages out at $250,000. Compare this to $460,000 for a condo in Riverdale or a whopping $2,600,000 for an executive home in Moore Park, and the choice of which GTA suburb to choose suddenly becomes a no-brainer. This website is sponsored by B.E.S.T. Painting Ltd. - Industrial painting in Toronto.