Is it cheaper to buy a house and live in Ottawa, Ontario or Gatineau, Quebec?

Quebec vs. OntarioSeveral times a month I’m asked by individuals for advice on buying a house in Ottawa, Ontario or Gatineau, Quebec.  While I will refrain from commenting on the personal elements (e.g. politics, etc.) as they are subjective, I’ve put together a financial analysis for those who wish to consider.

In conclusion, unless an individual earns more than $150,000 / year, from a financial perspective, it’s still significantly financially beneficial to live in Gatineau, Quebec vs. Ottawa, Ontario.

Here’s the facts. For this assessment we’ll use the salary of $75,000… (reference for calculations:

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OREIO Event Recap: Get Answers to Your Real Estate Questions!!!

Ontario Real Estate Investors Organization (OREIO)Last night, my business partner Reid and I attended the Ontario Real Estate Investors Organization (OREIO) monthly event at the Travelodge Hotel on Carling in Ottawa.  While we’ve been to events in the past, we hadn’t been to one recently.  This evening’s presentation took on a slightly different format, leveraging a panel of experts in different fields and it made for both a very interesting and informative evening.

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