Location Matters

Follow 4 Toronto-area homebuyers as they shop for houses, taking into consideration the full picture: home price, transportation costs, commute times, and walkability.

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Carolyn & Crew

They want a big house with a big yard, and a better commute

Homebuyer Mohammed

They want a bigger home, closer to transit

Homebuyer Lee

Ready to buy their first house.

Downtown Dominic

Looking for his dream house, within walking distance from work.

Carolyn & Crew

They currently live in the suburbs of Brampton,but they want to live closer to where they work in downtown Toronto for a shorter, less stressful commute.
Is this possible?

WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR?

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Carolyn & Crew

Thornhill

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Homebuyer Mohammed

A river is a natural watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, a lake, a sea, or another river. In some rare cases a river could flow into the ground and dry up completely at the end of its course, without reaching another body of water. Small rivers may be called by several other names, including stream, creek, brook, rivulet, and rill
Is this possible?

WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR?

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Homebuyer Mohammed

Thornhill

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Homebuyer Lee

A river is a natural watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, a lake, a sea, or another river. In some rare cases a river could flow into the ground and dry up completely at the end of its course.
Is this possible?

WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR?

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Homebuyer Lee

Thornhill

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Downtown Dominic

A river is a natural watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, a lake, a sea, or another river. In some rare cases a river could flow into the ground and dry up completely at the end of its course.
Is this possible?

WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR?

Explore Options

Downtown Dominic

Thornhill

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ABOUT LOCATION MATTERS

How much does a house cost? We usually just think about the 'sticker price' when we consider this question. But where you live can matter as much as what you live in. The transportation costs of owning a car, and time spent in traffic, can make a cheaper house that is further away from work much more expensive in the long run.

Location Matters explored the full cost of home ownership for four Toronto-area homebuyers. It is based on a study by the Royal Bank of Canada and the Pembina Institute.

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