Cheap Homes for Sale in Kitchener-Waterloo

Cheap Homes for Sale in Kitchener-Waterloo

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580 BEAVER CREEK Road Unit# 13, Waterloo, N2J3Z4

580 BEAVER CREEK Road, Waterloo, Ontario N2J3Z4

Exquisite vacation home minutes from Waterloo in this 10 month park! Ideal for buyers looking for low cost living (for 10 months), snowbirds, or anyone looking for a relaxing getaway! Time to start enjoying your morning coffee to the sounds of nature with the peace and tranquility offered by Green Acre Park in Waterloo, adjacent to Laurel Creek Conservation Area.

580 BEAVER CREEK Road Unit# 266, Waterloo, N2J3Z4

580 BEAVER CREEK Road, Waterloo, Ontario N2J3Z4

Welcome Home! Have you ever dreamt about cottage-like paradise steps away from the city. Very affordable living in a sought after neighbourhood of Waterloo.

580 BEAVER CREEK Road Unit# 208, Waterloo, N2J3Z4

580 BEAVER CREEK Road, Waterloo, Ontario N2J3Z4

Welcome to unit 208 in desirable Green Acres Park located in Waterloo. This 10 month seasonal home backing onto Laurel Creek conservation area features 1 bath, 1 bedroom plus Den and open concept eat in kitchen with skylight and Livingroom. A 10 x 30 foot partially cover deck adds extra living space with a add gazebo for some more shady rest spots.

#100 -283 FAIRWAY RD, Kitchener, N2A2P1

283 Fairway Road, Kitchener, Ontario N2A2P1

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Take This Amazing Opportunity To Acquire This Modern And Very Classy Bachelor Unit! This Is Ideal For Investors, Students, Or Anyone Who Is Looking To Own A Condo At A Reasonable Price. Condo Fees Include Heat, Hydro, Water, And Parking Spot #35 Right Outside Your Door! The Kitchen Is Stylish With Its Modern Appliances And A 4-Pc Bathroom.

283 FAIRWAY Road N Unit# 100, Kitchener, N2A2P1

283 FAIRWAY Road, Kitchener, Ontario N2A2P1

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Take this amazing opportunity to acquire this modern and very classy bachelor unit! This is ideal for investors, students, or anyone who is looking to own a condo at a reasonable price. Condo fees include heat, hydro, water, and parking spot #35 right outside your door! The kitchen is stylish with its modern appliances and a 4-pc bathroom.

24 MIDLAND Drive Unit# 100, Kitchener, N2A2A8

24 MIDLAND Drive, Kitchener, Ontario N2A2A8

Dreaming of a maintenance free lifestyle? This UPDATED 2 bedroom open concept MAIN LEVEL unit, in a desirable cooperative building, has gated entrance to Stanley Park Mall an it's monthly fees including Heat, Hydro, Water and TAXES!! The tasteful recent updates include flooring, kitchen and bathroom, meaning the new owners can move in and put their feet up.
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Cheap Homes for Sale in Kitchener-Waterloo

There are many types of home buyers that may be looking to buy a cheap property. These include, but are not limited to; first-time buyers looking to enter the market, people who wish to downsize, bargain-hunters, investors, and people who just have a general, lower budget to work with.

Whatever the reason, one should consider the advantages and disadvantages of lower-priced homes before going ahead with a purchase. Check out our list of pros and cons for things to consider!

Pros of Buying a Cheaper Home

Everyone loves getting a deal and for good reason!

There are many benefits of buying a cheaper home, the first of which is that they are easier to purchase. Receiving approval for a mortgage is much easier when the cost of the property is lower. You will be considered a lower risk to the financing institution and will have a greater chance of successfully receiving funding for your purchase.

For first-time buyers, ‘entering the market’ is a huge step toward a sound financial future. Finding a cheaper home to buy may be the only way a buyer can get in on the real estate game and can make the difference between becoming a homeowner or not.

Instead of making monthly rent payments, putting your resources into a property you actually own makes more sense and offers a bigger payoff down the road.

Owning a cheaper property may mean the chance to gain equity in your home. If you can buy a cheaper home in an area that is becoming more desirable or if you renovate a house in need of updating, there is a good chance the value of your property will increase.

In this case, it is always a good idea to try and buy below your budget. This wiggle room will allow for renovations and upgrades right off the bat and allow you to start building equity in your home sooner.

The equity you accumulate can then be used in the future to upgrade to a nicer or larger home, put toward further improvements, or to have as a cash asset upon selling. For many buyers, having a more affordable first home is a necessary stepping-stone to their “dream home.”

Cons of Buying a Cheaper Home

When buying a cheaper home, there are definitely potential disadvantages to consider.

If you are in the market for a cheaper property, it is always a good idea to manage your expectations and keep an open mind. The right home for your situation might not be exactly what you picture in your mind. For example, instead of a single-family detached house, maybe the best way to go is with a townhouse or an apartment. Something smaller may offer greater financial freedom and allow you to build equity in your home at a faster rate.

You may need to be open to living in an older home, one that doesn’t have the latest, modern trims and finishes. Temporarily forgoing the latest interior design trends in return for a more affordable house is a perfect example of “short-term pain for long-term gain” as these details can always be switched out at a later date.

There is also the possibility that you may be further away from amenities. Cheaper houses tend to have fewer amenities close by, so buyers need to take this into account when house hunting. It’s important to consider whether the distance to shopping and schools is amenable to your form of transportation (does the area have public transport?) and whether the lower price point is justified.

Perhaps the biggest disadvantage to buying a cheaper home is the issue of whether or not the house is in need of repair and if so, to what extent. Often, buyers will settle on a home that needs repairs as a way of “getting a deal.” In addition to any visible repairs and despite the most thorough of home inspections, there still may be issues lurking beneath the walls of older, cheaper homes.

Unless you are well-equipped and knowledgeable enough to carry out the repairs or are in the position to hire the needed professionals, we advise against buying a house that needs serious work for the sole purpose of saving money.

If you do not have the time, knowledge, and resources to carry out the necessary repairs, it is never a good idea to take on a “fixer-upper” as the house can very quickly become a very heavy financial burden.

Those homeowners who are unqualified to make the needed upgrades/repairs may end up spending so much time and money on the project(s) that their initial savings on the sale price are negated. There is no longer any benefit to buying cheaper and you have inherited someone else’s headache.

Repairs that are not done properly or in a timely manner can lead to further damage and make the initial problem so much worse. Not only will the issue still need to be addressed, but the value of the property will be in jeopardy until it is.

Now, with all that being said, some buyers are very skilled at home repairs and renovations or they have the budget to hire the necessary professionals for the job. If you are in the position to carry out any needed repairs effectively and in a timely manner yourself, then, by all means, go for a “fixer-upper”!

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    As with every situation in life, there are advantages and disadvantages to buying a cheaper home. Depending on a buyer’s motivation and expectations, saving money on a house purchase could take many forms.

    Finding the right property for less is all about striking that perfect balance between needs and wants. To enter the housing market without breaking the bank buyers may have to consider compromising on home style, size, or location. If the right resources are in place, buyers may wish to take on a property that is in less-than-ideal condition.

    Whichever scenario comes into play, home buyers looking for a cheap home need to consider what factors are essential to their purchase decision and which ones are not.

    For more information on cheaper homes for sale in Kitchener-Waterloo, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help!