Best Cities to Buy Real Estate in Canada

For the fourth year in a row, Brantford ranks as one of the top 3 cities to buy real estate in Canada according to MoneySense magazine. The ranking is testament to the health of the local economy, the city’s affordability compared to many surrounding urban centres, and the appeal of its unique location. 

The transformation of Brantford’s downtown, recent investments in new high-rise residential projects, and expanded municipal boundaries also underscore the increasing interest in the city’s real estate opportunities.  Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College continue to expand their Brantford campuses attracting more businesses and residents to the city’s core.  Developments such as One Wellington and the recently announced Market Street project are on the forefront of a multi-residential transformation, and many more large scale projects are expected in the near future. Development of the expanded boundary lands acquired in 2017 opens up doors to further future development as the city's population is anticipated to grow by over 60% in the next 22 years.

In addition to these positive trends, several factors also support MoneySense’s ongoing acknowledgement of Brantford’s appeal.  New residents and investors cite the growth and strength of Brantford’s diversified economy, the steady appreciation of house prices, favourable rental rates, the urban experience nestled in a rural setting, access to excellent amenities, and the proximity to the GTA and KW as reasons to live and invest here.  It’s no wonder that Brantford placed 4th out of 35 in 2015, 3rd in 2016, 3rd in 2017, 1st in 2018, and 3rd again in 2019.

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