Riaz  Ghani

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Milton: One of the Best Value for Money Real Estate in the Greater Toronto Area

The town’s home prices have remained reasonably affordable over the years as prices in neighbouring regions have increased dramatically.

Looking to get into the housing market in the GTA? Milton could offer you the opportunity of a lifetime.

Though the town offers everything young families need — like excellent schools, vast green spaces, and easy access to highways — home prices in Milton have remained low over the years, offering incredible value.

In 2021, the average price of semi-detached or townhome in Milton is $698,674 — an increase of just 31% from 2016.

It’s difficult to find home prices that low near Oakville and Mississauga, says Riaz Ghani, one of RE/MAX’s top realtors in Canada.

This is what has made Milton so appealing, especially for young people who work in the southwestern GTA, he says. “(For many buyers) Oakville prices are way too high, so Milton becomes a more competitive value proposition.”

The added bonus is that not only do these homes tend to be more affordable, they’re often newer. About 40% of homes in the area were built in the last 10 years.

It also helps that Milton is just a great place to live.

“Milton is a beautiful community,” says Ghani, adding that Milton homeowners take great pride in their properties, putting special care into their yards and landscaping.

Though Milton's population exploded in the early 2000s, and was once considered Canada's fastest growing municipality, the town has managed to maintain its small-town feel. People greet each other when they pass on the street and stop to chat in parks.

There’s just so much to love about Milton, says Ghani: it’s on the edge of a UNESCO world biosphere reserve and the Bruce Trail. It has farms, golf courses, dog parks, cute restaurants and locally-owned shops.

Thinking about moving to Milton? Now might be a good time to make your move. Milton is poised to become a major innovation hub in the region in the coming years. The Milton Education Village, a comprehensively planned neighbourhood with a focus on sustainability and the future, aims to attract educational and research facilities and knowledge-based employers, and offer diverse housing options, accessible transportation, natural green space and urban amenities. MEV will also offer employment opportunities for Milton’s STEM-educated workforce.

One area you might want to consider: Mattamy Homes’ new Soleil community, at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment and near the highly-anticipated Milton Education Village. Soleil offers amenities such as cycle paths, nature trails, parks, playgrounds and nearby shopping at multiple commercial and retail stores.

Riaz Ghani can help you find your perfect property. He can also help you sell your current home for top dollar with a breathtaking transformation. He recently helped sell a home in Oakville for $231,000 over asking and a home in Brampton for $121,800 over asking.

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