Whether you're looking to move to Toronto or you're interested in relocating within the city, now might be the perfect time to start looking for your dream home.

And we get it, moving in the middle of a pandemic might seem like a daunting idea, but the truth is, people are looking and buying new homes right now in light of the current uncertainty in the housing market (brought on by COVID-19).

In fact, online home searches have recently surpassed pre-COVID levels for some sites, and still, more than 1,030 properties changed hands in Toronto in April – well before the province started to reopen the economy.

READ: What Real Estate Agents Are Doing to Keep Showings Safe During COVID-19

That being said, we know that finding a place to live in a city like Toronto can get expensive – even with prices slightly falling because of the pandemic – which is why home buyers often have to get creative in order to prevent being priced out of the area. And if you fall into this category of home buyers, we invite you to get creative with how you spend your money, which might simply mean to literally forego living on actual land and setting up your abode on the water.

Sure, houseboat living might not be for everyone but we're here to share with you a few charming floating homes that come with unbeatable price points. So, if you’ve ever dreamed of floating blissfully through life on top of the water, now might just be your chance.

#22 -7 Brimley Road South: $419,900

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If you've ever wanted to live on the water, you truly can't get closer than this. Located in Bluffer's Park Marina in Scarborough, this floating abode is perfect for a couple or someone who wants to live on their own in the heart of nature.

The charming houseboat is listed for $419,900 and features a very smart layout that makes it appear much bigger than your typical one-bedroom and one-bathroom unit.

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Equipped with large sliding glass patio doors and plenty of windows, which can be opened to let in the lake breeze, this floating home feels welcoming and open. Plus, there's a fireplace to warm up the home in the colder months.

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There's also a nice-sized deck, which offers plenty of room for outdoor furniture where you can sit and take in the lake views.

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Imagine waking up every morning to postcard-worthy Lake Ontario views? It truly doesn't get much better than that.

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  • Address: #22 -7 Brimley Road South, Toronto, ON, M1M3W3
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Mooring Fees: $775/Month

7 Brimley Road: $450,000

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Located just down the dock from the first listing is a slightly larger two-bedroom floating home that gives us major beach house vibes. This multi-level home is bright and airy thanks to all of the windows, which let in plenty of natural light.

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We love the open concept kitchen that features space for entertaining and a stylish turquoise counter, which adds a great pop of colour to the main level.

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Both bedrooms are bright and cozy, while the bathroom has been recently updated.

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The floating home comes with three outside decks, including an incredible rooftop patio, giving you plenty of options of where to enjoy the sunrise or sunset.

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  • Address: 7 Brimley Road South, Toronto, ON, M1M3W3
  • Bedroom: 2
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Mooring Fees: $775/Month

#17 -7 Brimley Road South: $ 849,900

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If you're in the market for more space, this two-level floating home might be just what you're looking for. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, it's ideal for a small family or roommates.

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The open-concept floor plan makes the home feel very spacious given its limited size, while the large windows and sliding glass doors — which open onto the covered deck overlooking the water — let in lots of natural light to brighten up the space. There's also a propane fireplace that's perfect for cozying up next to on colder nights.

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The master bedroom has a closet and can comfortably fit a queen bed, while the second bedroom can easily fit a double. This listing also features wrap-around decks on all two levels in addition to a rooftop deck, giving you lots of space for entertaining and taking in the picturesque views.

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  • Address: #17 -7 Brimley Road South, Toronto, ON, M1M 3W3
  • Bedroom: 2
  • Bathroom: 2
  • Mooring Fees: Not listed
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