There are a variety of property types to choose from when looking for real estate in Oshawa. There are 642 houses, 40 townhouses, and 67 condos for sale. For past listings, search our Oshawa sold and expired listings. The average listing price in Oshawa for all home types is $655,746, which is 17% higher than May 2017. The average list price differs significantly when broken down by home type. The average listing price of a house is $648,797, $353,557 for a townhouse, and $330,353 for a condo. There are many popular cities surrounding Oshawa, including Whitby, Ajax, Clarington, Pickering, Markham, Toronto, Richmond Hill that offer a variety of home prices and unique areas to live. Oshawa also has many options for renters with 724 active rental listings and an average lease price of $1,854.
Oshawa is home to 38 unique neighbourhoods. Popular neighbourhoods include Columbus, with 196 active real estate listings, Taunton, with 196 active real estate listings, and Raglan, with 196 active real estate listings.
Residents of the city of Oshawa are expected to pay property taxes on all residences that they own. Property taxes can usually be found on each active Zoocasa listing, or can be looked up here. As of 2017, the estimated property tax residents can expect to pay is 1.485%.
There is currently no municipal land transfer tax in effect in Oshawa but the provincial land transfer tax still applies to all property purchases
See below for provincial land transfer tax rates.
|Ontario Land Transfer Tax Rates|
|$0 - $55,000||0.5%|
|$55,000.01 - $250,000||1.0%|
|$250,000.01 - $400,000||1.5%|
|$400,000.01 - $2,000,000||2.0%|
Oshawa Land Transfer Example:
Purchase price = $300,000
|Purchase Price||Subtract Tax Brackets||Rate||Non 1st Time Buyer Tax Payable||1st Time Buyer Tax Payable|
|$0 - $55,000||$55,000||0.5%||$275||$0|
|$55,000 - $250,000||$195,000||1.0%||$1,950||$0|
|$250,000 - $400,000||$150,000||1.5%||$2,250||$475|
|$400,000 - $600,000||$200,000||2.0%||$4,000||$4,000|
|Non 1st Time Buyer||1st Time Buyer|
Commonly viewed as the eastern anchor of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and the largest municipality in the Durham Regional Municipality, Oshawa is located just 60km east of Downtown Toronto. Oshawa has its roots tied to the automotive industry with the Canadian division of General Motors Company’s headquarters located in the city. Today, Oshawa is known as a Canadian education and health science hub. The city is home to three post-secondary institutions: Durham College, Trent University Durham, University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
As of the Canada 2016 Census, there are 379,848 people in the city of Oshawa. This represents 6.6% growth from the 2011 Census population of 356,177. This is outpacing the growth both Ontario’s growth rate of 4.6% and Canada’s growth rate of 5.0%. A large portion of the population is of European ethnicity (90.1%) with Black Canadians (3%), South Asian (1.4%), and Chinese (1.1%) trailing behind.
The Durham District School Board governs 131 schools with 7,000 staff serving approximately 46,000 elementary and 24,000 secondary school students.
|Elementary School Name||Fraser Rating (out of 10.0)|
|Elizabeth B Phin||8.9|
|Secondary School Name||Fraser Rating (out of 10.0)|
|Donald A. Wilson||7.3|
The only major shopping mall in Oshawa is Oshawa Centre. Home to over 230 stores, Oshawa Centre offer stores like Adidas, Aritizia, Foot Locker, Forever 21, H&M, and Zara. The two-storey shopping mall is located at King Street and Stevenson Road.
There are currently no professional sports teams that belong to Oshawa. Because of Oshawa’s proximity to Toronto, most residents will opt to cheer on the professional sports teams in Toronto like the Toronto Raptors, Blue Jays, and Maple Leafs.
There are currently no regulations in place for short-term rental platforms like Airbnb in the city of Oshawa.