Moneysense Magazine Picks Brantford as the Best City in Canada to Buy Real Estate

Posted on 04/26

The Greater Toronto Area’s best kept secret is now out! Brantford was recently selected by MoneySense financial website as the number one city to buy real estate in Canada. With home prices way out of reach throughout the GTA, Brantford offers one of the last opportunities to buy a detached home at just over $500,000. While prices remain low enough for many to qualify for a mortgage, home values have continued to rise steadily at 8.5% since 2017 making this a fantastic opportunity to build equity or purchase an investment property.

But the appeal doesn’t end with just home prices. Brantford is one of the best places to raise a family in a small-town setting with all the perks and conveniences a city has to offer. If sport is your thing, Brantford is the Tournament Capital of Ontario and hosts many sporting events at the Sports Hall of Recognition and the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre.

The addition of Wilfred Laurier Campus and Conestoga College have helped to revitalize the downtown core. Harmony Square anchors a bustling downtown filled with local businesses and many events throughout the year and the Brantford International Jazz Festival attracts over 20,000 visitors a year. The Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts hosts an impressive slate of musical performers in a beautiful art deco building.

Brantford has rebounded by diversifying its manufacturing economy and now enjoys one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. Nutella and Tic Tac maker, Ferrero Rocher, has become one of the largest employers in the town, so much so that there is a now a World Nutella® Day in Brantford every February featuring a family friendly opportunity to make Nutella® S’mores over a campfire and many more activities.

LIV Communities is proud to be part of this wonderful growing community with Brantview Heights. Minutes to the 403 at Garden Ave. and Elgin St. close to 100 homes have already sold. Visit the Presentation Centre to see our 36’, 40’ and 44’ Single Family Homes.

Brantview Heights Presentation Centre

269 Garden Ave., Brantford (at the corner of Henry St. & Garden Ave.)
Phone: 647-202-2332
Email: [email protected]

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM LIV COMMUNITIES

As we all navigate through these unprecedented times, please be advised that LIV Communities’ priority is ensuring the well-being of our customers, employees, trades, suppliers, as well as our communities.   As we continue to closely monitor the risks associated with COVID-19, we are taking all necessary precautions as guided by the World Health Organization (WHO), Health Canada and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

To support the well-being of our team members, we have adjusted to remote work schedules, remote and virtual meetings, as well as implemented social distancing and enhanced cleaning measures to ensure that our environments remain as safe as possible across our organization and within communities.

We have proactively set up all employees to be able to work efficiently in a remote environment, so rest assured, your phone calls and emails will be attended to. We are communicating regularly with homeowners on an individual and departmental basis.

Please see below for department updates made the morning of Monday, March 23rd.  As always, please feel free to reach out via email at [email protected] or 289.245.1300 for any general inquiries.

Head Office:  Although we have proactively set up all employees to be able to work efficiently in a remote environment, we are currently operating with rotating, minimal staff in the office. Our Head Office doors are locked and potential visitors are asked to email [email protected] or call 289.245.1300

Sales Centres:  Our Nature’s Grand sales centre is open by appointment only beginning Sunday, May 24, 2020. Please note that there is a 2 purchaser maximum allowed to each appointment time (and no children). We are also still accepting virtual appointments via video or phone call. To book an in-person or virtual appointment, please call us at 226.922.0354 or email [email protected].

Service Department: All service is temporarily suspended.  Emergency situations must be directed to [email protected], or by contacting 905.971.0786.

Site Construction Teams: All necessary safety precautions are being taken as we mitigate with an essential and limited crew.  As information and policies are rapidly changing, our site staff is working and communicating continuously with municipalities and trades as well as our homeowners to provide the most current information. For more specific information, please contact [email protected] or 289.245.1300.

Décor Centre: As of April 27th, our Décor Studio will be available for appointments for our homeowners. The Décor Studio continues to be closed for all browsing and visitors.

The wellbeing of our clients and staff are paramount and we are taking all precautionary measures to ensure we maintain the highest possible standards surrounding health and safety. We have implemented the following increased preventative measures:

  • Up to 2 adult visitors per home who are on the Agreement of Purchase and Sale, per appointment. No children under the age of 18.
  • Plexi barriers have been installed at work stations.
  • Ample hand-sanitizer will be provided and increased frequency of disinfecting areas has been implemented.
  • Vigilant hygiene practices will be enforced during appointments.
  • Employees have also been reminded to take increased measures to reduce the risk of transmission of illness and to stay home if they are sick.

Our décor staff will also be screening clients when booking appointments, as well as prior to entry into the building. Individuals will be asked a series of health questions, as well as travel history.

If you are a homeowner with questions or concerns, please reach out to [email protected], or phone 905.304.0471.

Thank you for your understanding and wishing everyone the best of health,

The LIV Communities Team