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Regardless if you are a first time home buyer, an experienced investor, or someone who is just simply interested in the Mississauga condo real estate market, you have come to the right place. This website is your one stop destination for everything you need to know about downtown Mississauga condos, also known as Square One condos or City Center condos. Using state of the art technology, we have engineered the ultimate all-in-one condo website. At www.MySquareOneCondo.ca we believe in educating people about Mississauga condo real estate by providing as much relevant information as possible. This includes, having a thorough Mississauga condos for sale MLS listings section, an interactive Square One condo real estate blog, and an opportunity to review Mississauga condos.
When designing the website we had one goal in mind – how can we make shopping for a condominium in Mississauga as easy as possible? We believe the answer lies in giving clients the accessibility and freedom to shop for a condo from their home computer, without the immediate need of a real estate agent. Once the person is familiarized with Square One condos for sale, and is ready to contact a condo realtor, we are ready to help.
Many find our real estate blog helpful as it keeps the public informed about the newest pre-construction condo projects in Mississauga, latest price trends and it also provides tips for both sellers and buyers. We update this blog on a weekly basis with all exciting Mississauga condo news.
Finally, our Mississauga condo review section lets property owners, apartment renters and potential buyers give feedback and state their opinions on various Square One condos.
We hope you will enjoy your stay.
There has been some exciting hustle and bustle around the Square One Area. 2 of the hottest projects have made their new releases for the fall. Avia, one of the most sought after projects around the Square One Area, has finally released its Penthouses and Townhomes. Penthouse units start in the mid $500s range for a 1 bedroom suite on the 38th floor overlooking Mississauga.
2 Bedroom suites will also have south exposure (southeast), overlooking Lake Ontario and Views of Downtown Toronto. Receive a free parking and a free locker included in your purchase price.
10 ft ceilings, excluding mechanical bulkhead
3 colour palettes to choose from for your personal taste
Wide plank laminate flooring
Smooth ceilings with pot lights throughout
The Townhome collection – Townhomes start in the low $900s and offer 2 Bedrooms and a Den that spans over 2 storeys on the ground level –Urban Towns or 3 Storey Towns located on the 5th floor – Sky Towns.
Sky Towns offer a large private rooftop terrace for each town and a large walkout terrace or balcony off the main floor living area.
Urban Towns – 10 ft ceilings| Sky Towns – 10ft main level, 9ft 2 nd & 3 rd level.
3 distinctive interior colour design choices
Wide Plank Laminate
Large Terraces | 2 Terraces for Sky Towns
Gas Line For BBQ for Sky Towns
Avia is part of the Amacon International community that is situated along the Confederation Parkway and is close to Burnhamthorpe Rd. It is in the heart of downtown Mississauga. Steps away from Sheridan College, the Public Library, City Hall, Celebration Square, Square One Mall, Cineplex and all restaurants, banks and shopping. Everything that you need is at your doorstep. Living at Avia, you will feel as if you don’t even need your car.
Amenities: Gym & Exercise Room, Theatre, Kids Indoor & Outdoor Play Area, Chef’s Kitchen and Party Room, Sun Terrace, Gaming Room & Yoga Studio, Outdoor BBQ & Dining Area.
The completion date is set for -2023. This allows you to save up for your down payment and watch your investment from the sidelines until its completion date. Make a smooth transition without rushing to make a move right away.
The Townhome collection offers large square footage at great prices. Live in a Townhome while reaping all the benefits of condo living, with amenities and a 24 Hours Concierge.
If you are interested in exact prices, floorplans and a walk through the sales centre please schedule your appointment here.
There has been some exciting hustle and bustle around the Square One Area. 2 of the hottest projects have made their new releases for the fall. One of them, the much anticipated and popular project Perla has released their podiums this past weekend. The prices have gone up slightly since, but the project still offers great 1 Bedroom Plus Den units and 2 Bedrooms.
1 Bedroom Plus Dens starting in the low $480s for a total of 759sq ft including balcony. 2 Bedroom units starting in the high 500s with a total of 1,060sq ft including balcony. As always, the Pinnacle International projects include 1 parking spot and 1 locker with each purchase. You can also receive Rogers Unlimited Internet Service for only $25 a month with your suite feature.
You can choose your own interior as always with 3 incredible colour design palettes for your condo. Choose between a lighter, more airier colour, a darker more modern colour, or a palette that’s somewhere in between and more natural and classic.
Amenities include a gym, indoor pool and Jacuzzi, a party room with kitchenette, kids play zone area, billiards room and so much more
Easy access to highway 403, Square One Mall, banks, restaurants, grocery stores and much more are within close vicinity.
The closing date is fairly soon. The closing date for the 2 Perla Towers is set for March 2020.
Perla is a great project at a fantastic location. You are situated just a little north of the busy Mississauga downtown core, yet you get to reap the full benefits of City Centre life. Square One Mall, Celebration Square, YMCA, City Hall, restaurants and stores are all within a 5min drive. There is endless free parking and entertainment as well in Square One. Across from Perla, there are 3 major plazas with banks, Shopper’s Drug Mart, Starbucks, LA Fitness, Restaurants, Toys R Us, FedEx Office & much more.
Prices are great for this particular project and its location. If you compare Perla to some of the other current projects around Square One, you will note that prices are very reasonable. As well, the project includes 1 parking and 1 locker in the purchase price. The units come with great appliances and functional layouts.
The project is estimated for completion in the spring of 2020. You can still get into the project and not have to wait for 3 to 4 years for its completion. You can still get all the benefits of owning a pre-construction condo and move in, in several months’ time.
If you are interested in exact prices, floorplans and a walk through the sales centre please schedule your appointment here.
As the Mississauga Condo market continues to boom, 1 bedroom plus dens are growing in popularity. There are several reasons why the purchase of a 1 bedroom plus den is the obvious choice for so many. When purchasing either re-sale or pre-construction (more about that here), these units are always moving quick. It does not matter if you are a 1st time buyer, downsizing or an investor, these units are just popular for many reasons. Below we will outline several benefits of these suites.
First off, a 1 bedroom plus den, is always larger than a 1 bedroom unit. Some units also offer two washrooms, which is important to a lot of buyers. Many people simply do not wish to share their bathrooms with their guests and these units offer the best of both worlds to them.
The den obviously can act as a multipurpose space to accommodate the resident’s lifestyle. There are several older buildings in Square One that offer a Den with a door. Many will transform this into a 2nd bedroom, or private office to work from home. They will pay a lower purchase price and still reap the benefits of having a 2nd separate bedroom, minus the window and closet.
But for many, this is not an issue if they can save money and not purchase a 2 bedroom condo. Other condos come with large dens and different layouts. Some dens are at the front of the unit. This is great for an office space, a nursery, a home gym, a closet, or even a small space for a single bed and a desk. If the den is located just off the kitchen, many transform the space into a dining room or an extension of the kitchen with extra cabinetry space.
A 1 bedroom plus den can save you money in the long run. Not only is the purchase price of a 2 bedroom suite higher but, the maintenance fees are higher since you have more square footage in your home.
Secondly, what many forget is that property taxes are also based on the internal square footage of properties, making 2 bedrooms more unaffordable for many. Thirdly, we have to keep in mind that many condos do not include hydro costs. The difference between a 1 bedroom plus den and a 2 bedroom in hydro costs can sometimes be as much as $30 a month.
All of these extra small costs that we don’t necessarily think about, start adding up quickly to the household budget. And lastly, if we take a look at the purchase price, a 2 bedroom suite can be as much as $100,000 extra in the price compared to a 1 bedroom plus den.
1 bedroom plus dens also move quickly on both the re-sale market and on the pre-construction market. They are attractive to buyers for a few reasons. They are cheaper; they offer that extra space to transform into whatever your lifestyle needs and the numbers make sense when it comes to leasing the units out.
Investors like to purchase these units for that reason. Asides from the substantial price difference, some 1 bedroom plus dens rent for almost the same price as a 2 bedroom unit. The difference in monthly rent can sometimes be as little as $200.
Yet when you look at how much you are spending on the 2 bedrooms in the purchase price and monthly costs, the 1 bedroom plus den, starts looking a lot more attractive after the number breakdown and how much you are spending monthly on all the costs of owning that 1+ 1 bedroom.
If you are looking to purchase or sell your 1 bedroom plus den, please contact us here.
The popular corner just minutes from Square One is a busy one. The Pinnacle International community is busy developing new condos and they are not stopping anytime soon.
This area has already seen some changes over the last few years, such as growing businesses, new businesses, re-modelling the plazas and so much more.
Not too long ago, LA Fitness became the new household name and is doing quite well for itself. Now a new development is being proposed for the large parcel of land that just sits empty. The project is said to sit at 91, 131 Eglinton Ave E and 5055 Hurontario Street if given the green light from the city to build.
The proposal comes from Glen Schnarr and Associates for a 6 Tower Project ranging in height from 28 storeys to 45 storeys tall, 14 – 3storey townhomes, a park and also 4 – 3 storey common element condo townhomes. The proposal only asks for residential space at the moment.
It is unclear if the 6 towers will follow others in their footsteps and add commercial space at the bottom or truly make it just for residents. Along with the community proposal, are proposals for widening Eglinton to accommodate the increase of traffic and extending Thornwood Drive.
The developer for the site is Liberty Development Corporation who builds a lot of condos in North Toronto/Richmond Hill and area.
It is evident that all of the city center is getting busy, just like any other major city. We have to keep in mind that no city wants to sit on vacant land, especially prime real estate land. Any new community contributes to the city by paying property taxes. This, in turn, helps the city fix roads, plant new trees and so much more.
Also, these new developments promise to add more parks and newer parks, roads, pedestrian walkways and even commercial space like the exchange district to accommodate the ever-growing city. All this improves the city as a whole. Mississauga lacks pedestrian walkways, hotels, boutiques, cafes and restaurants to bring the city together.
Looking at any major metropolitan, it has all that in place. We also got to keep in mind that these changes and development plans have been put in place a long time ago when the proposal of the master downtown Mississauga 21 plan came together. This is by no means a brand new idea. The city is changing and becoming denser.
But this is also creating more jobs and more residence for people to live in. Regardless of what happens to the LRT, Mississauga is ever growing. The only thing as proposed by this development is to widen streets to allow for more traffic and cars.
Although there are no floor plans, prices or completion date in mind, this intersection is just as popular as downtown Square One. Some like it better as they are away from the hustle and bustle that the downtown core brings.
It also offers banks, a gym, some retailers (Shoppers Drug Mart, Toys R Us etc), restaurants, a food market (Oceans) and easy access to the 403 to take you in and out of the city. The neighbourhood also offers good schools and parks, making this corridor a hot buy.
If you just look at the current developing community by Pinnacle, both the pre-con units and the resale units are moving fast and we anticipate this new project to do very well once it’s released.
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In our previous blog, we have looked at prices in the Square One Area. Now we will take a closer look at 2 bedrooms under 500k and what buildings you can find them in. Yes, believe it or not, this means there are a few 2 bedrooms still below the half million dollar mark.
As everything has risen in price, it seems like affordable housing is almost non-existent unless you move very far out of the GTA. It is to no surprise that first timehome buyers are having a hard time entering the market, especially when looking at 2 bedroom units.
They are rare but not nonexistent. There are several buildings in Square One where 500k or less can get you a 2 bedroom unit. If you look at older buildings in the Square One Area, you can find quite a few units well below the half million dollar mark.
The good thing about buying in an older building is that the units are always larger. You will not find an old condo building with 750sq ft 2 bedroom units.
Most of these units are 1000 sq ft or larger. Most buildings, like 250 Webb Dr, have undergone some major lobby and hallway renovations to make the building attractive to buyers.
Another great thing about purchasing in an older building is that a lot of the units have been renovated extensively. What I mean by this, if you buy a newer condo, finishes are standard from the builder, with maybe a few exceptions.
These exceptions, however, get standard upgrades – extended kitchen cabinets, pot lights, hardwood throughout, blinds, gas line on the balcony (if applicable) etc.
Whereas in the older units you can get stuff such as modern fireplaces, brick or tile walls, custom kitchens and baths and more. For some, the extra square footage is already a big deal when comparing newer units to older ones.
For some first time homebuyers, another option would be to look at a 1 bedroom plus den unit. There is definitely a lot more options when it comes to one bedroom plus den units on the market. This is a good option for a couple.
There are several buildings in Square One, which have dens that are separate rooms with a door. Others offer larger den spaces that you can turn into an office, a nursery, a sitting area, a closet or even a small bedroom space or home gym.
This would keep you under the half million dollar mark and it would allow you to purchase in a newer building in downtown Mississauga. If you want to own a preconstruction unit, then only 1 bedroom plus dens would be under the 500k mark.
However, you would own a brand new, never before lived in unit, if this fits your family dynamic. For pre-construction purchases, please click here.