The real estate market this year has been unprecedented. The Bank of Canada increased the overnight lending rate seven times, the latest by 50 basis points. Canadians with mortgages and home equity lines of credit have undoubtedly felt the effects of the 4.25 basis point increase in the overnight lending rate.
The real estate market has experienced longer-than-normal on-market listings, and a spike in unaffordable property prices. There has also been an increase in listings in some Canadian cities and a decrease in others. Regardless, you’ve turned to Zoocasa to find your next place to call home. Here are the most viewed listings this year:
Whether you’ve been searching for a family space or an investment property, you surely clicked on this listing. A perfect 18.95 acres of land filled with potential, right in the Providence Transit Station planning area. Soon, this area will include four-story commercial and multifamily buildings. This magnificent 12,000-square-foot executive family home holds opportunities for hockey, temporary land use and cash flow. You’ll open the doors to a grand, dark wood staircase leading to the elegant bedrooms, spa-themed bathroom and more. If that’s not screaming “family” enough for you, you’ll see a basketball court with a volleyball net feature. This home is also an entertainer’s dream, equipped to host a bartended event, movie night or sunset viewing party.
The first thing you’ll notice in this stunning modern family home is the blend of architecture and nature. Whether you’re looking for a home that will compliment your green thumb or a way to watch the waves, this home draws you to the windows in every room. The Toronto Hunt and a landscape of tall oaks are brought inside with glass walls, skylights, and Douglas fir columns. This four-bedroom house was clearly a quick click for families because it is situated in the Courcelette School District and is next to Lynndale Park. It’s outstanding for entertaining with a chef’s kitchen, an open concept main floor, and a hot tub deck in the backyard.
You would not be disappointed if you clicked on this listing because it’s in a highly desired neighbourhood, has an oversized garage, or just looks like there is room to play. Walk into this beautiful, all-brick detached home on a generous corner lot to an open space with lots of light. Between the hardwood floors and nine-foot ceilings, there’s a lot of personality. View the breakfast bar, quartz centres, retreat closet, and glass shower. Head to the back and find a door leading to a private, wholly enclosed backyard. Ready to head out? This location is just ten minutes from the 401, 407, and the proposed Go Station!
Say hello to this exceptional Upper Beach find with lots of light and room to expand. This move-in ready home has a functional layout, including a spacious kitchen with a door leading to the backyard, a zero-maintenance oasis, and a front entrance with plenty of storage. It is a great first home or condo alternative. If you’re a family searching for a versatile spot, this place is suitable: favourable schools, shopping, the beach, the TTC, and the ravine at Glen Manor are all within walking distance.
This elegant residence in sought-after New Edinburgh looks out upon the lovely Rideau Hall Gardens. Step into the grand foyer with two-storey high ceilings and a skylight through a private front door. The warm, octagonal living room includes a focal fireplace and a balcony with views of the Rideau Gardens. The beauty of the separate formal dining room with built-ins will make your guests not want to leave. The kitchen, with an island and additional eating area, and balcony are next to the dining room. Head upstairs to view the bedrooms, two of which have Juliette balconies. You can’t resist the large walk-in closet and a bright, spa-like bathroom with a walk-in shower and skylight in the primary bedroom. Use the elevator to descend to the sizeable lower-level recreation room with ground-floor access to a garden.
This naturally bright three-bedroom, two-renovated full-bathroom home in the sought-after Danforth Village neighbourhood was the ideal listing for first-time homebuyers, condo move-up purchasers, and downsizers. The finished lower level includes a newly renovated 3-piece bathroom. The closet space and large windows will make you feel like you are upsizing your home. Step onto the porch, gaze at the landscaped front yard, and take in the south-facing sun. The home is in a convenient spot near the Bloor-Danforth subway line, with unique stores, restaurants, and parks.
Enjoy an elegant chateau style home that lets you live in the desirable West Mountain. This stunning three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home includes a breakfast bar, granite countertops, under-mount cabinet lighting, and hardwood floors on the main floor. Throughout, there is crown moulding and California shutters. The large, bright primary bedroom features a walk-in closet and a four-piece spa-like ensuite. You’ll feel like royalty with patio doors leading to a charming, fully-fenced backyard. Schools, parks, shopping, and a recreation centre are all nearby. No wonder this eye-catching, ready-to-move-in home with quick highway access made it to our top ten!
Simple one-floor living close to parks, schools, and the waterfront by foot. With in-floor heating, this two-bedroom, two-bath bungalow had a complete renovation in 2013 that included a new roof, an insulated 24-by-16-foot garage, and a cooling system for the sweltering summer months. These beautiful windows allow every room to feel bright and spacious. Enjoy a coffee on your concrete patio overlooking your beautiful fenced backyard, or enjoy a backyard bonfire. You can easily access downtown from this peaceful neighbourhood without dealing with traffic.
This attractive Cumberland Drive location in the heart of Port Credit is suitable for entertaining! This recently renovated modern home indulges a magazine-like finish throughout. Cook your favourite meal in this bright designer kitchen, then serve it to your family in the elegant formal dining room with large windows. The nearly floor-to-ceiling windows bring the beautiful tree out front inside. Plus, a luxury six-piece bathroom with heated floors, a soaker tub, and a glass shower attached to the main bedroom! Enjoy the fireplace in the finished basement, or head outside to relax in the backyard.
This was one of the coolest listings of the year on Zoocasa! A fully restored 1912 Cn wooden caboose in a modified condition. To give that move-in-ready feel, windows, doors, the roof’s shingling, and the building’s whole insulation were replaced in 2009. Enjoy the laminate floor, leather benches, bright lights, a built-in stereo system and speakers, a bar fridge and sink, and a wooden deck. Between the tile flooring, compact wardrobe, and original caboose bunk, this listing didn’t just charm Zoocasa users; the new owner of this 1912 caboose immediately saw its potential.
Abbey is Zoocasa's Content Marketing Specialist, creating content to help Canadians make informed decisions on the real estate market. As a textbook Hamiltonian, Abbey enjoys walking the Bruce Trail near the Devil's Punchbowl. You'll catch Abbey soaking up the sun, reading a book or watching Netflix with her furbabies when she's not working.