What a $1 million home looks like in Canada this week - Jan. 10 edition

At the end of 2017, home prices across Canada rose an average 10.8 per cent, according to the latest Royal LePage report. But most of that growth was in condos – detached home prices actually went down in Toronto by 2 per cent, compared to the previous quarter.

If you’re in the market for a detached home, $1 million will still take you only so far in Toronto. If you look a little further afield, however, like Halifax, N.S. or Sooke, B.C., you can find some real bargains. You may just have to sacrifice access to the big city in order to do it.

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What a $1 million home looks like in Canada this week

89 Charleswood Dr., Toronto, Ont.
Location: Toronto, Ont.
List Price: $999,990
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What a $1 million home looks like in Canada this week

89 Charleswood Dr., Toronto, Ont.
This 1.5-storey home has undergone many renovations and updates.
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What a $1 million home looks like in Canada this week

89 Charleswood Dr., Toronto, Ont.
The kitchen includes a stainless steel fridge, stove, dishwasher and hood fan.
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What a $1 million home looks like in Canada this week

89 Charleswood Dr., Toronto, Ont.
There are two bedrooms upstairs in the home, and another in the finished basement.
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What a $1 million home looks like in Canada this week

89 Charleswood Dr., Toronto, Ont.
There are three bathrooms in the home, which also comes with a washer and dryer.
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What a $1 million home looks like in Canada this week

89 Charleswood Dr., Toronto, Ont.
The basement includes a separate entrance.
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What a $1 million home looks like in Canada this week

89 Charleswood Dr., Toronto, Ont.
Here’s a look at the basement kitchen.
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What a $1 million home looks like in Canada this week

1342 Robie St., Halifax, N.S.
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
List Price: $995,000
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What a $1 million home looks like in Canada this week

1342 Robie St., Halifax, N.S.
Enter a bygone era in this spacious Victorian home.
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What a $1 million home looks like in Canada this week

1342 Robie St., Halifax, N.S.
This 4,000-square-foot home is zoned for both residential and commercial use.
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What a $1 million home looks like in Canada this week

1342 Robie St., Halifax, N.S.
Despite the vintage look, the home has a newer roof and new wiring.
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What a $1 million home looks like in Canada this week

1342 Robie St., Halifax, N.S.
The original trim is still found throughout the home.
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What a $1 million home looks like in Canada this week

1342 Robie St., Halifax, N.S.
The current owners have lived in the space for 40 years.
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What a $1 million home looks like in Canada this week

1342 Robie St., Halifax, N.S.
There are five bedrooms, and three-and-a-half bathrooms.
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What a $1 million home looks like in Canada this week

4665 Otter Point Place, Sooke, B.C.
Location: Sooke, British Columbia
List Price: $999,000
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What a $1 million home looks like in Canada this week

4665 Otter Point Place, Sooke, B.C.
If you really want to get away from it all, check out this 10-acre property on Vancouver Island.
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What a $1 million home looks like in Canada this week

4665 Otter Point Place, Sooke, B.C.
There are two large soapstone fireplaces.
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What a $1 million home looks like in Canada this week

4665 Otter Point Place, Sooke, B.C.
The main home is 3,500 square feet, with no need for stairs with its one-storey design.
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What a $1 million home looks like in Canada this week

4665 Otter Point Place, Sooke, B.C.
You’ll also find a country kitchen with vaulted ceiling.
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What a $1 million home looks like in Canada this week

4665 Otter Point Place, Sooke, B.C.
The separate residence is 1,008-square-feet.
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What a $1 million home looks like in Canada this week

4665 Otter Point Place, Sooke, B.C.
With its fruit trees, a barn and a chicken coop, it’s ideal for a future hobby farmer.
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