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Taking the guesswork out of buying a townhouse in Durham

Whether it’s your first property or your eleventh purchase, buying a condo or townhouse can be an intimidating experience. The market was so hot for so long and only recently it’s started to slow down. What if you buy and the market tanks? What if you buy in a neighbourhood that doesn’t appreciate? What if your townhouse isn’t considered desirable to future buyers?

To help you take the guesswork out of purchasing a condo or townhouse we’ve analyzed all the neighbourhoods in the Durham region. We compared the relative value, the ongoing price strength and the overall desirability of each neighbourhood in Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Uxbridge, Oshawa and Clarington. We then ranked each neighbourhood to find the best and worst neighbourhoods to buy or invest in a condo or townhouse in the Durham region in 2018.

10 Best Neighbourhoods to Buy a Condo in Durham in 2018

  1. Town Centre, Pickering – $417,491
  2. O’Neill, Oshawa – $283,814
  3. Village East, Pickering – $415,116
  4. Pringle Creek, Whitby – $392,826
  5. South East, Ajax – $377,278
  6. Uxbridge, Uxbridge – $288,223
  7. Courtice, Clarington – $346,978
  8. Newcastle, Clarington – $312,900
  9. Central West, Ajax – $304,083
  10. Centennial, Oshawa – $312,263

10 Worst Neighbourhoods to Buy a Condo in Durham in 2018

  1. Eastdale, Oshawa – $313,850
  2. Samac, Oshawa – $357,521
  3. West Shore, Pickering – $420,100
  4. Vanier, Oshawa – $297,317
  5. Lynde Creek, Whitby – $292,763
  6. Liverpool, Pickering – $418,813
  7. Pinecrest, Oshawa – $363,590
  8. Lakeview, Oshawa – $217,038
  9. Port Whitby, Whitby – $487,230
  10. Blue Grass Meadows, Whitby – $300,500

10 Best Neighbourhoods to Buy a Townhouse in Durham in 2018

  1. Village East, Pickering – $417,491
  2. Courtice, Clarington – $283,814
  3. O’Neill, Oshawa – $415,116
  4. Town Centre, Pickering – $392,826
  5. Central, Ajax – $377,278
  6. Lakeview, Oshawa – $288,223
  7. Liverpool, Pickering – $346,978
  8. Bay Ridges, Pickering – $312,900
  9. Pringle Creek, Whitby – $304,083
  10. Uxbridge, Uxbridge – $312,263

10 Worst Neighbourhoods to Buy a Townhouse in Durham in 2018

  1. Newcastle, Clarington – $520,088
  2. Downtown Whitby, Whitby – $355,845
  3. Bowmanville, Clarington – $284,027
  4. Woodlands, Pickering – $265,000
  5. Northwest Ajax, Ajax – $256,375
  6. West Shore, Pickering – $429,243
  7. Blue Grass Meadows, Whitby – $303,273
  8. Samac, Oshawa – $395,124
  9. Eastdale, Oshawa – $328,550
  10. Pinecrest, Oshawa – $352,850

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Romana King

Romana King is an award-winning personal finance writer, real estate expert and the current Director of Content at Zolo. Romana has contributed to business and lifestyle publications including CBC.ca, Toronto Sun, Maclean’s, MoneySense, Globe & Mail Custom Content Team, and The Toronto Star. Among her achievements, Romana won silver for her annual Where to Buy Now real estate package in the 2019 Canadian Online Publishing Awards. In 2015, she won a SABEW Business Journalism award. When she was editor of CI Top Broker, Romana helped guide her team to obtain its first KRW Business Journalism nomination, and in 2011, she was part of a small team that helped MoneySense win Magazine of the Year at the 34th annual National Magazine Awards.