One of the biggest advantages of living in the Greater Toronto Area, or the Golden
Horseshoe region for that matter, is that everything is very close together. This
means that people have the option to make their homes in Scarborough condos while
working at a laboratory in Hamilton. Or, they can just find a nice home to live
in Hamilton and work and live in the same community. In this article, we are going
to compare moving and commuting from the Hamilton perspective.
Probably the biggest issue when one is considering moving from one location
to another within the GTA is the cost of housing. Although everything is fairly
close together, the price differentials between homes can vary significantly.
Whether the price goes up or down, of course, will depend on the size of the
city. Water front condos in Toronto will cost quite a bit more than those in
Hamilton. On the other hand, this type of condo in Hamilton will be priced higher
than those in Oshawa, and so on. So your biggest concern when thinking about
moving will be the cost of comparable real estate, and whether or not you can
There are different businesses that can help you out when it comes to determining
your financial options when moving to Hamilton. Whether you live in Whitby or
Etobicoke, real estate broker businesses can give you a good estimate of how
much a loan will cost you for a house and how that compares to your current
payments. Make sure you have a good idea on the interest you are paying for
any loan you are considering.
Moving isn't for everyone, simply because of the process involved. Relocating to Toronto or Hamilton is no easy task. No
matter how close Hamilton may be to the city you are moving from, it does mean
uprooting your household. Whether those moving live in single family homes or
condominiums, Toronto to Hamilton, moves mean relocating all your belongings.
In some cases, it could mean moving your entire family; switching your kids
schools, making new social contacts, and so on. This is enough to prevent many
people from making a move. Or maybe you're overwhelmed after finally getting to wear that perfect Maggie Sottero bridal gown and starting a life with someone new and can't imagine the adjustment of moving as well.
Thanks to the proximity of Hamilton to most other major centres within the
region, commuting is a feasible option for those who don't really want
to move. The transportation routes in southern Ontario are becoming increasingly
more effective. There are large highways as well as several means of public
transportation connecting many of the cities in the region, such as the GO train
and bus systems. Many people find that the convenience of a commute trumps the
hassle of a move.
Of course, commuting is not without its downsides. If you are planning on driving
from your home in Hamilton to your job with a commercial real estate lenders
brokerage in Brantford, you will have to consider heavy traffic during rush
hour, both ways. There is also the cost involved with commuting, which includes
public transport fees and/or wear and tear on your own vehicle.
Finally, commuting means dedicating a significant portion of your day to the
trip into town. If you find yourself increasingly unhappy with
all the details of the commute, perhaps the inconvenience and cost of a move
might be worth it.