June 15 - July 13, 2013 Volume 13 Issue 12
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CANADIANS CONFIDENT IN HOUSING MARKET
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT MOVER
ASSEMBLING YOUR HOMEBUYING TEAM
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It’s A Beautiful Day In Our Neighbourhoods.
Splash Park In Mattamy’s Fairwinds Community
Sunny days are always great when you live in a Mattamy home. The neighbourhood is bursting with colourful flowers and vivid greens. Neighbours are out for a casual stroll, walking the dog and playing in the parks or having a family walk or bike ride along the many paths throughout our communities. Children’s laughter can be heard daily at the playgrounds . Because Mattamy communities are master-planned, you’ll find many useful family features being enjoyed by everyone who lives there. If you don’t have lots of park spaces and ways to enjoy nature where you live, come on over and see why being outside is such a wonderful part of life in a Mattamy community.
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June 15 - July 13, 2013
volume 13 issue 12
phoenix homes Soon releasing Westhaven Gate in Arnprior
vice-president, Wall2wall media
Sales Manager, Eastern Ontario
editor-in-chief, national real estate
Susan Legge art director
Bianca DiPietro editor
Wayne Karl contributing editors
Sara Duck, Elisa Krovblit, Lydia McNutt (on leave) sales co-ordinator, eastern Ontario
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Condo Insert | C01-C32
Spotlight on Condos: Your guide to new condo communities in the Gatineau and Greater Ottawa Area
12 editorâ€™s note C10 in the news
Canadians remain confident in housing market: BMO
C24 in the news
C30 fundamentally speaking
Learning as much as you an about mortgages is time well spent by Wayne Karl
32 quick tips
Play catch-up this summer and make the most of your time off
Home building industry calls for changes to Ontario Building Code
C26 make your move
Do your research and choose your mover wisely
by Hellen Buttigieg
34 style file
Bringing home mid-century modern design
by Dan Hopkins
C28 home smarts
Assembling your homebuying team
by Yanic Simard
36 hot sheet
Two pages of community previews and openings
by Marnie Bennett
community focus features C06 urban capital Hideaway: your staycation destination
soon releasing Westhaven Gate in Arnprior
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Think you can’t afford a home? It’s more affordable than you first thought
uch like that bank commercial that says, “You’re richer than you think,” a new home may be more affordable than you originally thought. Perhaps you need only to change your definition of “home” to get into the market. While a detached home is the traditional choice for many, highrise and lowrise suites, lofts and townhomes have become a prime choice among first-time buyers and empty nesters in the market for new place to call home. Not only does townhouse and condominium living afford you the opportunity to live in a prime neighbourhood at a great starting price, when it’s time to move you can often opt to remain in the same neighbourhood, since many communities offer a mix of designs and sizes, which allows families to relocate easily without having to change jobs or schools. Today’s communities generally have a range of sizes and prices that start at the “affordable” end of the price spectrum. Many builders and developers are gearing up for their grand openings and have new communities available for quick occupancy. It’s an exciting time to be shopping for a new place, so don’t miss this excellent buying opportunity. Have a look through this issue and see what you think. The home of your dreams is waiting.
Susan Legge Editor-in-chief Wall2Wall Media, Susan.Legge@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/SusanLegge
Being close to transit, highways and other infrastructure more important than ever
he ongoing debate over infrastructure improvement – and more importantly, how to pay for it – continues to be a contentious issue. Many Canadian cities face a growing need to repair existing infrastructure that is decades old, as well as build new infrastructure to accommodate growth. The latest federal budget, tabled in March, promised increased funding for infrastructure improvement. Bodies representing the home building industry are weighing in with their needs and wants, and the potential impact of this issue on communities and homebuyers. Meanwhile, a recent survey from BMO Bank of Montreal shows that being close to public transit and having a short commute are among the top features people look for when buying a home. Do you see the predicament? Proximity and access to transit and amenities are critical for buyers and builders alike. New-home communities close to existing infrastructure – or committed expansions – are at an increasing premium. Prospective homebuyers should note this fact as they scout for their new home location.
Wayne Karl Editor Wall2Wall Media, email@example.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/WayneKarl
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hoenix Homes will soon be releasing homes in its newest community of Westhaven Gate in lovely Arnprior, and DCR/Phoenix vice-president Rahul Kochar can hardly wait to show them off. Fifty-nine reasonably priced and beautifully designed homes include single-family and semi-detached styles, all built with Phoenix Homes’ wellknown flair. They are very affordable with semi-detached starting in the low $200’s and even single-family homes less than $250,000. The private community of Westhaven Gate boasts generous lots up to 50-ft. wide, and there are abundant pie-shaped lots available. A pool, ice rink or large garden could easily compliment your delightful back yard.
Break out the camera in all four seasons to capture the architectural wonders and enchanting natural landscapes.
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Phoenix Homes is confident you and your family will find the home of your dreams in Westhaven gate. Arnprior residents are welcoming and they pride themselves on well-kept and safe neighborhoods. The “jewel of the Ottawa Valley,” Arnprior is located at the striking confluence of the mighty Madawaska and Ottawa Rivers. Arnprior’s deep, proud heritage, diverse cultural population, exquisite nature trails and gorgeous surroundings are inspiring. Break out the camera in all four seasons to capture the architectural wonders and enchanting natural landscapes. In addition, Arnprior has spectacular amenities including a marina, boat launch, beach, game sanctuary, and even its own airport. Located in the lake, river and ski hill country west of Ottawa and Kanata this town also boasts all the services you and your family may need. Ottawa is only a short drive away, but with extensive retail and professional businesses, restaurants, pubs, supermarkets and sports facilities, you may never have to leave. Westhaven Gate is close to the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital, museums, libraries, a plethora of charming shops and eateries, and the Nick Smith Centre, which sports two year-round ice rinks, a 25-metre indoor swimming pool, fitness centre and community hall with kitchen. Look for this newest offering from Phoenix to be available on June 22nd. Take advantage of the $2500 Design Centre credit on upgrade purchases over $25,000. You can also take advantage of their 25th Anniversary limited time offer and be entered into a draw with buyers of this site for $2500 cash. You will also be entered into a draw among all Phoenix buyers in 2013 for a chance to win $25,000 cash! Phoenix Homes’ other communities are Shadow Ridge in Greely, Fernbank Crossing
Ottawa is only a short drive away, but with extensive retail and professional businesses, restaurants, pubs, supermarkets and sports facilities, you may never have to leave.
and Heritage Hills in Ottawa West, White Tail Ridge in Almonte, Sawgrass Towns in Stonebridge in Nepean, Pointe West in Nepean and the spectacular Daly Square condos in downtown Ottawa. The sales office at 100 Madawaska Blvd. Unit 4 in Arnprior is open Monday to Thursday 1 to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Call 613.723.9227 or visit phoenixhomes.ca
location Arnprior housing type Single-family and semi-detached homes starting price From low $200â€™s sales office 100 Madawaska Blvd. Unit 4 contact 613.723.9227 | phoenixhomes.ca
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Callahan Estates in the heart of Arnprior next to Jed Creek. Phase 1 now released. Attached homes from $199,900, Singles from $305,000. *See Sales Associate for details.
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Like any great vacation spot, it’s removed from the bustle of the city, but still comfortably close to all the action.
Hideaway: your staycation destination Great summertime deals on luxury living in the city
his June through September, Hideaway is making city living even more accessible. Urban Capital’s new summer promotion lets buyers put as little as five per cent down on a remarkable resort-style residence that’s steps from everything downtown Ottawa has to offer. And in case you don’t feel like walking to all the great restaurants, clubs and museums nearby, Urban Capital is also giving away a European-style Scooteretti bike with each suite they sell. Easy to drive, park and store, these stylish Italian-inspired electric scooters are the perfect urban vehicle – and a great way to zip around the city in the summer. “Why give away scooters?” says Taya Cook, Urban Capital’s director of marketing. “We want people to see all the benefits that come with living at Hideaway. So we put together a promotion that really celebrates the fun urban lifestyle buyers can expect. Plus, considering how short Ottawa summers are, we want to help our residents take full advantage of the warm weather.” Your private urban resort Living at Hideaway is like staying at a high-end boutique hotel. A serene enclave that’s the perfect escape from the city, it boasts premium amenities including a beautiful heated outdoor pool with private Caribbean-style cabanas, a fullyequipped gym, an elegant billiard room and a sleek, modern
location Ottawa housing type Condominiums, 435 to 840 sq. ft. starting price Start in the $200’s sales office Bank and McLeod Monday to Wednesday noon to 6 p.m.; Thursdays 3 to 8 p.m.; Saturdays noon to 5 p.m.; Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. contact 613.789.5475 hideawayatcentral.ca
lounge. The whole building has the luxe feel of a chic island resort. And it’s the perfect place to get away, anytime. “The best part of Hideaway is that you don’t have to get out of the city to leave it behind,” says Cook. “All you have to do is head home at the end of your day, throw on your bathing suit, grab a glass of wine – and you’re on vacation.” Super central Like any great vacation spot, it’s removed from the bustle of the city, but still comfortably close to all the action. Located in a quiet residential area halfway between downtown and the Glebe, Hideaway makes almost any part of town an easy walk (or scooter ride). You’re never far from great restaurants and clubs, excellent shopping and great greenspaces. It’s a location that makes it easy to play tourist in your own town and enjoy everything the city has to offer. And when it’s time to head to work, it’s just a short walk or drive to downtown, in a neighbourhood that’s the perfect spot for a car-free city lifestyle. Luxurious living Units all have premium features and elegant, minimalist design. High, exposed concrete ceilings and columns merge with floor-to-ceiling windows in a clean, contemporary loft style. Hardwood floors and rolling barn doors, made with sustainable materials, finish the space. Move in this fall Hideaway is being built in two phases, both of which are now available for purchase. The first phase will be ready for
occupancy this fall, with units starting in the low $200’s. The second phase, slated for completion in 2015, will house additional units, plus the exclusive pool area, outdoor spaces and other resort-style amenities, which will be shared by both buildings. “There’s never been a better time to buy,” says Cook. “With only five per cent down, living downtown is an easy, affordable option for more people than ever – and so is a great lifestyle at Ottawa’s unique ‘staycation’ hotspot.” Hideaway prices start in the low $200s, with suites ranging from 435 to 840 sq. ft. The presentation gallery, located at Bank and McLeod, is open Monday to Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m., Thursdays 3 to 8 p.m., Saturdays noon to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. Construction of the first phase of Hideaway will be complete this fall, with the balance slated for 2015. For more information, visit hideawayatcentral.ca or call 613.789.5475. jun 15 - JUL 13, 2013 | New home & Condo guide eastern Ontario C7
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Understated and elegant, The Slater is undeniably lovely, inside and out. The graphic black and white exterior is a nod to the streamlined genius of mid-century design. A bold black grid overlays clean white elements, evoking the iconic design of a well-known French fragrance, with all the allure and sophistication to match. The Slater is beautiful by day, but when the sun goes down, it’s nothing short of breathtaking. A series of glass boxes light up the darkness, creating geometric patterns of light, adding warmth and drama to the streetscape and illuminating the night.
BMO Housing Confidence Report: regional shift in buying intentions while affordability improves Despite cooling conditions in
Canada’s housing market, the latest BMO Housing Confidence Report shows nearly half of Canadian homeowners (48 per cent) intend to buy a property in the next five years – mostly unchanged from fall 2012 – signalling a high level of confidence in Canada’s housing market is continuing into 2013. However, regional data reflect a different story. In major city centres, intent to buy in Vancouver is on the rise, while Calgary has dropped by 13 points. Further east, buying intentions in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Montreal have stayed steady over the same period. Provincially, Atlantic Canada has seen the largest increase in buying intentions, jumping by 15 points since the fall. The report also reveals that perceptions
of mortgage affordability have improved since the fall, with a 10-point drop in the proportion of mortgage holders making spending or saving cutbacks to afford their mortgage payments. “The relative strength of the Canadian housing market continues to bolster homeowners confidence, while improving affordability across all regions reflects that Canadians are making responsible choices when it comes to financing a home,” says Martin Nel, vice-president of lending and investments, BMO Bank of Montreal. Nel adds that for Canadians looking to buy a home – particularly first-time buyers – choosing a fixed rate mortgage and a lower amortization period can help to increase financial stability. “The improvement in affordability reflects continued income growth nationwide and softer home prices in a few regions since the summer,” says Sal Guatieri, senior economist, BMO Capital Markets. “That said, affordability remains an issue in the detached markets of Vancouver and Toronto, pushing more buyers into the condo market.” C O N T I N U E D on p a g e C 1 2 . . .
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BMO’s second semi-annual report also revealed: Homeownership intentions »» Vancouver intent rises, Calgary falls: Intentions to buy in Vancouver have increased by five points since the fall (58 versus 53 per cent) while intent in the Greater Toronto Area and Montreal has held steady (59 versus 57 per cent). Meanwhile, plans to buy have decreased in Calgary by 13 points since the fall (39 versus 52 per cent). »» Under 40 Crowd moving on up: Close to half of all homeowners under 40 intend to purchase a larger home within the next five years (46 per cent), and are three times more likely to move to a more expensive rather than a less expensive neighbourhood (24 per cent versus eight per cent). »» Real estate investment: 10 per cent of homeowners plan to buy a recreational property in the next five years, down two points from last fall. Furthermore, homeowners planning to buy an investment property have declined to six per cent from eight per cent last fall.
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Price sensitivity eases while expectations stay mostly flat »» Nationally, sensitivity to price increases has lessened significantly. Intentions to buy would drop only four points in the event of a five-per-cent increase in home prices compared to a 10-point drop last fall. Over the next year, homeowners expect prices to rise by 2.0 per cent. »» In Ontario, intentions to buy would not change as a result of a five-per-cent increase in prices. However, a 10-per-cent swing would dampen plans to buy by 17 points. »» Alberta appears to be the most sensitive region to price changes, where a five-per-cent increase in prices would result in a 12-point decrease in buying intentions, compared with only one point in the fall. Over the next year, Albertans expect prices to increase 1.9 per cent, down from three per cent in the fall. »» A five-per-cent increase in prices in BC would lower intent to buy from 48 to 39 per cent – statistically unchanged from fall 2012. In Vancouver, homeowners expect a price increase of 1.5 per cent compared to a decrease of 0.6 per cent in the fall. Furthermore, only 15 per cent expect values to drop – down from 27 per cent in the fall.
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“In Vancouver, buyers seem eager to take advantage of the modest decline in home prices over the past year, while, in Calgary, strong price gains appear to have put some potential buyers on the fence,” says Guatieri. Mortgage affordability improving »» The total percentage of mortgage holders needing to cut spending or dip into savings to make their mortgage payments has decreased by 10 points since last fall (45 versus 55 per cent). »» Specifically, the number of mortgage holders making cutbacks to spending on big-ticket purchases has decreased by nine points in the same period (25 versus 34 per cent). »» One-in-five mortgage holders have reduced the amount they are saving in order to afford their mortgage, down from 27 per cent in the fall. »» 15 per cent have dipped into their savings to make mortgage payments, down slightly from 17 per cent in the fall.
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Industry calls for changes to Ontario Building Code that will result in
safe, affordable homes An extensive report advocating for an
Ontario Building Code change that will result in the construction of safe, affordable homes for residents was released recently by the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) and the Canadian Wood Council. “It’s good urban planning, it’s safe and it’s good for future homebuyers in the GTA and across Ontario,” says Bryan Tuckey, BILD president and CEO. “We’re calling on the Ontario government to change the Code to allow for six-storey woodframe construction to help unlock the immense potential in neighbourhoods that have underutilized land on major avenues and corridors. “Our report shows that these lands are often well-served by existing infrastructure and transit, and midrise buildings can help to meet the demand of the increasing population of our region, offering a variety of sizes and design features for people of all ages.” Currently, the Ontario Building Code limits woodframe construction to four storeys. The building industry is advocating for a change to the Code to allow for up to six-storey woodframe construction, which will result in the affordable construction of midrise buildings. “Building midrise housing becomes more expensive when you go above four storeys because you have to use materials like concrete and steel,” says Leith Moore, president of the Ontario Home Builders’ Association and vice-president, development, at Sorbara Development Group. “If the Ontario Building Code allowed for six-storey woodframe construction, costs would go down and options for new homebuyers would go up.” Strong planning and economic rationales are outlined C24 New home & Condo guide eastern Ontario | jun 15 - Jul 13, 2013
in the report, Unlocking the Potential for Mid-Rise Buildings: Six Storey Wood Structures, commissioned by BILD and authored by former City of Toronto Chief Planner Paul Bedford. In addition, BILD and the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) commissioned a complementary report, Midrise Combustible Construction in Ontario – Building Code Issues, to investigate fire safety issues related to an increased use of combustible material in construction. “The number of fire incidents does not increase just because buildings have more combustible material. Our study found that data collected by the National Fire Incident Reporting System doesn’t show that fire incidents are related to the type of construction, rather to the use and occupancy of the building,” says Richard Lyall, president of RESCON. “As well, the National Fire Code and regulations in Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act contain many provisions for construction projects that address potential fire hazards and provide solutions to reduce risks. Woodframe buildings have to meet the same standards as those built using other materials,” adds Marianne Berube, executive director, Ontario Wood Works, Canadian Wood Council. The changes to the Ontario Building Code would be similar to changes made to the British Columbia Building Code in 2009, which had an immediate impact on the local economy. With BC as a case study, Ontario can expect increased job creation, increased tax revenue from the addition of new residences, more affordable options for new homebuyers and a minimized carbon footprint in the construction of these buildings.
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homework ahead of time can save a lot of headaches later on. Face it – your “stuff” is important to you, and you want movers who treat your furnishings and accessories that way. Some items such as toasters and even sofas can be replaced if they are damaged, but other things such as family photos and heirlooms are irreplaceable. At Two Men And A Truck, we adopted the tagline “Movers Who Care” to reflect how critical it is to treat every move with complete respect for our clients and every one of their possessions. When you shop for a mover, remember that the lowest bidder is not necessarily your smartest move. You want a company that has a track record for providing excellent service – with “service” being the key word. Customer service includes much more than the actual packing and transporting of your items; it starts with the first contact. You should be able to expect a pleasant, professional representative to provide you with an estimate that is well thought out and fair. Service extends to promptness, cleanliness and thoroughness at both ends of the move. It also involves open lines of communication. Ask questions of the movers you are considering – and if they are reluctant to give you a straight answer, move on to others. One of the best ways to find a mover is through word of mouth. Ask your friends, neighbours and relatives which companies they used and how pleased they were. Another valuable resource is the Internet. Research moving firms and find out how long they have been in business. Find out if and how their workers are trained in the packing and transporting of goods. Ask what you can expect before, during and after the move. You can also check with the Canadian Association of Movers (movers.net), that has a web page for consumers. This trade association represents moving and storage companies and is aimed at helping customers connect with reliable, professional moving services. A look through the member directory and posted articles on this website is one more tool that can help in your search.
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Dan Hopkins is Chief Operating Officer, Two Men and a Truck Canada. twomenandatruck.ca
Moving can be one of the most exciting – and most stressful – times of your life. Hiring a mover who cares as much as you do about getting your possessions from point A to point B efficiently, economically and safely will reduce the stress and increase the fun. Your movers play an integral role in helping you adapt to your new surroundings. If you are planning a move in the future, think ahead and start your research now. The more comfortable and confident you feel in the mover you select, the smoother moving day will go. Customer service, walking the walk and talking the talk, is really what its all about!
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When the personal becomes professional:
Assembling your homebuying team by Marnie Bennett Most of you would agree that meeting the love of your
Marnie Bennett is a broker and the marketing director for Bennett Property Shop Realty, a full premium service real estate brokerage specializing in marketing and selling new and resale homes, condominiums and investment real estate. Marnie is the host of the weekly radio show the Real Estate Hour, a millionaire real estate investor and a wealth management coach. bennettpros.com
life is a monumental event. From observing my clients over the last 30 years, I’d argue that falling in love with a home runs a close second. Walking into a new home or model and feeling your pulse quicken is a magical sensation. When you feel a strong personal connection with a certain place, you won’t sleep until it’s yours. It may seem strange that such a personal experience involves working with so many other people. But when you’re making the biggest financial investment of your life, it’s always wise to depend on the advice and expertise of professionals. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may consider consulting with the following:
values and negotiating with a builder. Best of all, there’s no cost associated with hiring a realtor to purchase a home.
Mortgage Specialist: Ideally, you will have met with a mortgage broker or mortgage specialist from your bank or lending institution prior to beginning your home hunt. Understanding how much money you have to work with is an excellent first step to narrowing your search, and obtaining a pre-approved mortgage can save both time and grief in the long run.
Real Estate Lawyer: This is an absolute must. A good lawyer will walk you through the paperwork, explain fees and protect you from real estate fraud.
Realtor: While it’s possible to purchase a new home without the assistance of a realtor, there are several benefits – and no drawbacks – to having a real estate professional in your court. Realtors understand the market better than anyone else, and can provide terrific insights on neighbourhoods, investment
Home Inspector: Because new homes in Ontario are covered by Tarion Warranty Corp., and because a predelivery inspection with the builder is part of the new-home buying process, many purchasers of new homes choose not to hire a home inspector. However, I often encourage my clients to spend the few hundred dollars it costs to ensure that their new home has been built to code. Most homebuyers are smart cookies. But, in matters of love, the heart rules the head. That’s why, when it comes to buying a home, it pays to have professionals do some of the thinking for you. To receive a FREE copy of a new special report titled “Homebuyers: How to Save Thousands of Dollars When You Buy” email sales@ bennettpros.com
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even if that were to happen in your market and housing type, ask yourself: in 10 years, is a home you buy today likely to be worth more or less? If you need an answer to this question, just take a look back at prices 10 years ago. Of course, there are no guarantees, but if you’re in the homebuying anyway, today’s low rate environIt’s a hot topic in a mode ment makes a pretty compelling reason to changing landscape, so act sooner than later to take advantage of learning as much as you these opportunities. Low rates notwithstanding, the banks, can is time well spent financial firms, brokers and other experts still advise homebuyers to practice smart borrowing – everything from putting down a larger by Wayne Karl down payment to taking advantage of prepayment options and even “stress-testing” Mortgage interest rates, still at historical your mortgage at a higher rate to ensure your lows and expected to remain so well into next year and finances can accommodate rate fluctuations maybe 2015, represent a window of opportunity for those or other unforeseen circumstances. looking to buy a home. The mortgage industry is ultraThe mortgage market is a complex competitive, lenders often introduce new products and beast, and as a prospective homebuyer, otherwise there are plenty of options for borrowers. these are not lessons you’re going to learn If you could lock in at a overnight – nor do you likely want to. rate over 10 years, for You’re focused on saving a down payment, But just as important is to low example, that gives you the getting your finances in order, searching also spend as much time as comfort of knowing what potential neighbourhoods, choosing a necessary to find a broker or your mortgage payments home and, when buying new, selecting banker you trust and who will be over that period, interior finishings. knows their business. while over that time you But just as important is to also spend can also take advantage of as much time as necessary to find a broker any pre-payment and lump-sum payment options to pay or banker you trust and who knows their down your mortgage. business. More so than in any other area Another appeal of this scenario is that, as we often of homebuying, you’re going to rely on the point out, experts advise you take a long-term view of advice of this member of your team – now your home purchase. For example, there is some talk at more than ever. the moment about cooling prices and softening sales. But It will prove to be time well spent. C30 New home & Condo guide eastern Ontario | jun 15 - Jul 13, 2013
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play catch-up this summer
and make the most of your time off Summer will soon be here. Perhaps you’re
using your well-deserved vacation time for a little R&R, or you’re just less harried because you’re not dropping the kids off at countless lessons and activities. Whatever the reason, this is a great time of year to get all the little tasks that have been piling up off your plate. And once you have all of these chores taken care of, you can lounge by the pool guilt free.
QUICK TIPS ON ORGANIZING YOUR HOME
Hellen Buttigieg is a certified professional organizer, life coach, TV host, owner of We Organize U and author of the best-seller, Organizing Outside The Box. For tips on organizing your home, your office and your life, visit weorganizeu.com and sign up for the free newsletter.
basket with a broad category using your sticky notes and markers. Then use the baskets to start sorting the collection of photos you’ve gathered. Categories should be broad and relevant to your photos. Examples can include: pets, holidays, parties, school, friends, family celebrations, etc. Once the photos are sorted, transfer them into photo boxes and use the index cards which often accompany the boxes to identify the categories. If you have hundreds of photos under one category, simply label the outside of the box with the topic.
Organize your photos in a fun, family-friendly way.
Gather your supplies now and make the next rainy day your family’s photo-organizing day. You’ll need several acid-free photo boxes, some plastic “dollar store” baskets (about 10), “sticky” notes and a few markers. Gather the family around the kitchen or dining room table, put some music on and have a predetermined break time. Begin by labeling each
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Throw a clothes swap. With the seasons changing, it’s a
perfect time to clean out your closets. Pull out any summer items you didn’t wear last year and any winter items you passed on last year. Plan a neighbourhood clothes swap party to trade your cast-offs for other treasures. Donate any unclaimed threads to a local charity.
Whatever the reason, this is a great time of year to get all the little tasks that have been piling up off your plate. And once you have all of these chores taken care of, you can lounge by the pool guilt free.
QUICK TIPS ON ORGANIZING YOUR Home office Organize your business cards.
Organize cosmetics and toiletries for easy retrieval. Take advantage of
Take 15 minutes to go through the stacks of business cards you’ve collected over the year and toss the ones you will never refer to again. To have easier access to the ones you keep, scan them using business card software or staple them to your Rolodex cards alphabetically (use the bigger format cards). If you have several hundred cards, I don’t recommend filing them in the clear plastic sheets because it’s difficult to keep them in alphabetical order, and too time consuming to find the card you need.
the height in cupboards under bathroom counters by using plastic storage drawers to store cosmetics and toiletries. Sterilite makes this item, and you can find it at most department stores. Usually it comes with three drawers, but if you have the height, you can stack a second unit on top. Store items in broad categories and label each drawer. Categories may include: dental products, facial and hair QUICK TIPS ON products. Memorabilia without mess. If you have bits and pieces of memorabilia ORGANIZING YOUR LIFE piling up all over your home, it’s time to create a memory box. Purchase or Stop “shoulding” on yourself. repurpose one container for each family member; choose plastic bins, photo boxes, Do you feel your life is so “crazy busy” that you never seem to find time for hat boxes, vintage suitcases or old-fashioned picnic baskets to store precious mementos. Be selective about what goes inside, and when the containers are full, fun? One way to make space for the things that matter most is to re-evaluate remove one item before putting another item inside. Dispose of old medication safely. When purging expired medication, please what you’ve committed your time to refrain from flushing the pills down the toilet. This has been found to contaminate and consider letting go of some municipal water supplies. Check with your local pharmacy to see whether you obligations. Think of three activities can drop them off for environmentally safe disposal. Alternatively, inquire you are doing because you feel you whether your municipality offers drop-off points similar to those for hazardous “should” even though you don’t really and electronic waste. want to. It could be committees you sit Round up your recipes. Are your recipes cluttering up your kitchen counters or on, volunteer activities you participate stuffed in your drawers? Organizing your favourite recipes makes retrieval quick in or events you’ve reluctantly agreed to and easy. Purchase a plastic accordion file in your favorite colour with at least 10 attend. Choose one to let go of for now, slots. Use the labels included to write out specific categories. Categories may and replace it with an activity that include: desserts, appetizers, salads, poultry, beef and seafood. File recipes at the brings you joy. Now watch and see front of the corresponding category and get cooking! what happens. jun 15 - JUL 13, 2013 | New home & Condo guide eastern Ontario 33
mid-century modern design by Yanic Simard photos by Brandon Barre Mid-Century Modern: a period which began mid 1940s and continued to the mid 1960s, was all about simplicity, clean lines, organic lines and of course quality construction. It was design ahead of its time and remains classic to this day. When Grimsby couple Patricia and Frank came to our firm, they asked us to design the front den of their home to become a multifunctional getaway where the family of
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five could relax and hang out, and also use as a makeshift office area when working from home. They wanted it to be calm and relaxing, yet still have a sophisticated edge to it. I then knew right away that this space would host an eclectic mix of furnishings including those inspired by the mid-century modern era. When my firm Toronto Interior Design Group first came in, the white walls were bare and there was little furniture in the room. The possibilities were endless, as the clients allowed us to really let our imagination run wild with this project and trusted us completely with whatever we wanted to do. The first task was determining the floor plan and flow of the space.
Yanic Simard is the principal designer of the Toronto Interior Design Group. Specializing in residential and commercial projects, Simard often applies his signature high/low and old/new combination design techniques in developing unique designs. Simard has created designs for clients in Toronto, Montreal and Miami, and has appeared as a regular guest expert on Citytv’s CityLine. For more information visit tidg.ca
After trying several different configurations on paper, we decided to incorporate a small sofa, desk and two lounge chairs, which could be used for either working at the desk area or moved toward the sofa for a conversation area – perfect for the purpose they wanted the room to serve. After the homeowners fell in love with the floor plan, it was time to create a design they would fall in love with too. Our starting point in terms of the design was painting the walls in Benjamin Moore’s OC-23 Classic Gray (my go-to shade) and then coming up with this unique feature wall which is a combination of alternating mirror slabs and grass cloth wallpaper installed on MDF – this adds instant drama to the room while still remaining quite subtle. We then moved on to sourcing the furniture; we decided to go with a custom sofa, floating glass top desk and two of my favourite beautiful mid-century inspired Brno chairs, which we re-covered in a luxurious velvet for a more personalized look. The small space room was really beginning to take shape. Fast forwarding to the finishing touches, we brought in a mix of chrome and brass, which really balanced out the entire look, while also adding the edge and sophistication that Patricia and Frank longed for. For a hint of exotic, a natural brown cowhide rug hugs the floor, while extremely textural horse sculptures linger in the background near the retro looking walnut lamp. But the element that we all felt really brought life to the room was this amazing art piece by world photographer Tony Koukos. However, the real key component that tied this space together takes me back to the beginning of this article – the mid-century items. The beauty of them, which you can notice from looking at this space, is that they would work well in any setting effortlessly, while always remaining timeless. These pieces are such a great way in connecting the old world with the new and in adding a touch of elegance to any interior. My job at this residence was done when the homeowners told me they absolutely loved their new den and that they have been using the space every day – another happy client, which keeps me motivated to continue doing what I’m doing. For help with your interior design project, visit tidg.ca and fill out a client information form. We look forward to hearing from you!
Creating the iconic mid-century look › Incorporate a sunburst – weather in a mirror or clock, this design is a staple for this period › The use of a neutral wall colour – to let the splendor of the furniture speak for itself › Mixing of materials such as glass, wood and metal
Influential Designers of the Mid Century Period › Henry Miller › Ray and Charles Eames › Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Shop for Mid Century Furniture › Fullhouse in Vancouver fullhouseconsign.com
› MachineAge Modern in Toronto machineagemodern.com
› Atomic in Toronto atomicdesign.ca
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ashcroft Homes Central Park • the next Live where downtown spirit meets community character. Where your prime location is your pathway to the best of Ottawa. Where bountiful greenspace blends naturally into your day. Where smart design shapes the experience outside and in. Where everything just clicks. The Next brings it all together – brilliantly. Smart condo living at the heart of Central Park. Starting at mid $200’s. Register now for VIP pricing at benext.ca Westboro • QWesT A stroll under the arches and along Sisters’ Walk will be enough to convince you of how greenspaces and good design make life beautiful at Q West. The Q West team’s inspired vision both preserves and enhances this landmark property. Just released, second floor terrace suites! Visit our model suite located at the corner of Richmond Rd. and Leighton Terrace in Westboro or call 613-221-5926 liveqwest.com Boulet homes Ottawa • aveia Sophisticated and private, AVEIA offers 60 Barry Hobin designed townhomes in a boutique style enclave in Orleans. Ideally located on a private road, with one main entrance and models that back onto a beautiful creek, Aveia homes have been inspired by the poetry of nature and feature 9 ft. ground floor ceilings, hardwood in the living and dining rooms and granite countertops in the kitchen. 1024 Old Montreal Road, Ottawa ON. email@example.com 613-834-8828. aveia.ca Braebury Homes Ottawa • Richardson ridge Newly designed luxury homes are nestled into an unparalleled community featuring exposed Cambrian Granite Shield and breathtaking views from each grand and expansive yard. Located minutes from the Kanata Centrum Shopping Complex, urban amenities and the 417. Nowhere else in Ottawa will you find such open space, natural character and stunning homes,all in one place. 103 Grand Mana Circle, Ottawa, ON. 613-297-9901. firstname.lastname@example.org. braeburyhomes.com CARDEL HOMES KoL CONDO • Blackstone New condos coming soon in Blackstone! We’re excited to bring a sleek collection of modern condos to, Kanata’s newest masterplanned community, Blackstone. Featuring top-quality finishes in a contemporary building, KoL at Blackstone will offer the best of low-maintenance living. Register today to receive updates on this exciting new community. cardelhomes.com LONGFIELDS • Barrhaven New community coming soon in Barrhaven! Featuring new home design surrounded by greenspace with quick access to shops, services, recreation and schools. Register today to receive updates on this exciting new community, coming soon. cardelhomes.com Cartier wellington Gatineau • Cartier wellington New landmark exterior composed of metal, glass and masonry built to LEED ecological standards, contemporary architecture offers you energy efficient, ecological and innovative 14-storey modern structure. Windows engineered for thermal efficiency give abundant natural light in every living space. Already 50 per cent sold. Pre-construction pricing still in effect! cartierwellington.ca Construction Chabitat Gatineau • Les Vieux Moulins Splendid condos, condoclimat, designed for you by professionals. Come visit the sample unit at 14 - #2, des Alluchons Gatineau St., Gatineau (Aylmer Sector). chabitat.com DOMICILE BEECHWOOD VILLAGE • The Kavanaugh The Kavanaugh offers village life in the city: quaint but with cachet – and just minutes from Parliament Hill. Famed bistros and bakeries line a streetscape surrounded by greenspaces, bike paths and landmarks. 613-897-7873. thekavanaugh.ca
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Ottawa • HŌm Introducing HŌm, nestled beside Ottawa’s Little Italy and Dow’s Lake. Everything’s within reach – including the price. 613-728-7873. hombydomicile.ca wellington west • ONE3ONE one3one is at the centre of the urban, tasteful and cultural Wellington West. All units with access to a rooftop terrace, rear courtyard, guest suite, fitness room, yoga room and a party room/ entertainment room. Pre-register online or call 613-728-7873. one3one.ca Holitzner Homes CARP • HIDDEN LAKE The only large lot development in the West End, this private enclave features award-winning single-family homes, bungalows and twostorey homes built on spacious fully serviced sites surrounded by natural landscaped settings. Greenspace lots are also available with lake views. holitzner.com High street in Carleton Place • Highgate Two-storey homes and bungalows on 50- and 60-ft. lots, from 110- to 175-ft. deep. Pie shaped lots in a quite cul de sac and some lots backing onto greenspace. All homes are Energy Star qualified. Starting in the low $400’s. holitzner.com, sales office located at 139 Charlie’s Lane in Carp. 613-839-6675 or email@example.com. Stittsville • Deer Run Final Phase now open – your last opportunity in Stittsville. Your choice of bungalows, main floor master homes and large two-storey homes on beautiful 46- to 50-ft. pie-shaped or wide lots backing onto greenspace. LA Group EAST OTTAWA • UPPER EAST SIDE Final block under construction, only 12 executive stacked towns remain. Prime parkside location still available. June 2012 occupancies.Call 613-747-8863. uppereastside.ca Kemptville • Kemptville Meadows Discover higher value at a lower price! Stacked townhomes from 1,138 sq. ft. from only $219,500. Due to overwhelming demand, Phase 3 isnow also under construction! Ask about Zero Down Payment Program and Limited Time Bonus Offer! Come tour our Model Home. 206 Fir Lane, Kemptville. 613-366-2007. kemptvillemeadows.ca Lamb Developments OTTAWA • Gotham Coming soon to centretown. gothamottawa.com Larco homes Barrhaven • Longfields Innovative semi-detached homes in Barrhaven – models now open – watch for ads! larcohomes.com OTTAWA • Accolade Larco presents Accolade, 23 Upscale Townhomes in Craig Henry Only 3 townhomes remaining from $399,000! larcohomes.com Les Placements Riviere Gatineau Ottawa • the viu Ultra modern condominium opening. theviu.ca LEMAY HOMES Ottawa South • FINDLAY BY THE PARK New community offering an exciting collection of singles, bungalows & townhomes. Just a few steps to greenspace, park, recreational arena and soccer fields. Quick access to shops, restaurants and services. All homes are Energy Star qualified. Starting from low $300’s. Limited time bonus offer. 613-425-5255. maisonsLEMAYhomes.ca Linden Developments Distillery Warehouse • Authentic Lofts Warehouse inspired lofts, with industrial kitchens, brick walls and pioneering design to celebrate Ottawa’s industrial past with prices from the mid $200’s. Register now at distillerywarehouse.com to receive updates and an invitation to the VIP event. Downtown goes Southside! Call 613-793-5500.
BUILDERS: If you would like to include your new model home or site opening, email Nashrun.Kamaludin@wall2wallmedia.com. Please say you saw it in New Home & Condo Guide! LONGWOOD CENTRAL OTTAWA • SONIA BY THE RIDEAU New 70-unit Condominium Building in Ottawa East. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-421-9736. HUNT CLUB • NEIGHBOURHOODS OF HUNT CLUB New adult lifestyle attached bungalow community in Hunt Club. Model home and Sales office now open. neighbourhoodsofhuntclub. com or call 613-738-1349 for information. KANATA • DEEVY’S HOMESTEAD Adult lifestyle attached bungalow townhomes on Equestrian Drive in Kanata. Sales Office open on site. deevyshomestead.com or call 613-435-2155 for more information. ORLEANS • DORIMA TERRACE HOMES Perfect for the first time buyer or investor. Terrace homes off Innes at 10th line. For more information, dorima.ca or 613-424-2901. OTTAWA SOUTH • MONTAGE 36-unit Condominium building in Ottawa South. Two Model Suites now open. Move in this spring! Located at corner of Clementine and Ohio off bank south of Billings Bridge. Call 613-897-0044 or email@example.com ROCKLAND • MORRIS VILLAGE Best value Single Family Homes and Bungalows. Perfect for growing families. For more information longwoodbuilders.com or 613-446-1506 MASTERCRAFT STARWOOD WEST CENTRAL • SOHO CHAMPAGNE Mastercraft Starwood’s SoHo Luxury Condominiums is pleased to announce its third Ottawa location: SoHo Champagne – just one block west of Preston St. Experience all the fine restaurants and boutique shopping that Little Italy has to offer and pamper yourself with a hotel-inspired SoHo Luxury condo. Register today to get an invite to our spring sales launch. sohochampagne.com Ottawa • SOHO LISGAR New release of suites on the 12th to 15th floors. the ultimate hotel-inspired lifestyle in a designer condominium, in the heart of downtown. Call 613-798-7646. soholisgar.com Metric Homes Carp • Westlake South Estates Westlake Estates offers 22 estate lots on two to four acres on a private cul-de-sac and most lots are tree-covered. stittsville • deer run Metric introduces the Maplewood 1 model to its Deer Run community lineup. At 3,200 sq. ft.-plus open space, this home features a open loft at the second floor, circular staircase, walk in closet in most bedrooms, open to below area, laundry mudroom on main floor. Visit the sales office on Rockson Crescent Saturdays and Sundays between noon and 5 p.m. or call 613-296-7000. Deer Run model home now open. metrichomes.com WESTBORO • Qwest 529 Broadhead Ave. two custom designed semi-detached homes on a 168-ft. deep infill lot. Innovative street friendly and appealing design. Two proposed concepts. The first purchaser will decide which concept will be built and will customize its new home. Priced in the $700,000s. Minto Landsdowne • Minto A new world of possibilities is opening at the heart of Ottawa. Centrally located between the Rideau Canal and the beautiful Glebe neighbourhood, Minto@lansdowne is an urban oasis at the heart of a bustling city. An exciting collection of highrise suites and townhomes on sale this fall. Register today for our exclusive preview at:lansdowne.minto.com Minto/Canderel Westboro • UpperWest This 25-storey distinctive new residence offers stunning condos with the best views in Westboro. Located on the Ottawa River Parkway, UpperWest boasts dramatic, expansive views of greenery, water, the Ottawa skyline and miles of unobstructed scenery. Condo suites and townhomes on sale this fall – register now for an exclusive preview at: liveupperwest.com
MONARCH CORP KANATA • BLACKSTONE Executive 46-ft. singles from $439,990. Two-storey townhomes from the high $200,000s. monarchgroup.net KANATA • Trailwest Executive townhomes from the high $200,000s. monarchgroup.net NEPEAN • STONEBRIDGE Ottawa’s award-winning golf course community. Luxurious singles from the mid $400,000s. Executive townhomes from the mid $200,000s. Stacked townhomes from the low $200,000s. Call: 613-692-9284 monarchgroup.net Phoenix Homes ALMONTE • WHITE TAIL RIDGE Small town feel with all the amenities of a big city and the largest lots available anywhere. Contact Liane McKinley 613-369-5842 Tamarack Homes Leitrum • Findlay Creek Grand opening! Five new decorated townhome models in Findlay Creek Village. Call 613-247-0081 or visit tamarackhomes.com The slater Broccolini • The Slater • Condominium Amenities include fitness centre, lounge and dining room, terrace with hot tub and outdoor kitchen, theatre and games room. Suite features include standard kitchen islands, five-ft. glass walk-in shower, stainless steel appliance package, hardwood throughout, quartz counters, nine-ft. ceilings, views of the Ottawa River. Suites range from studio to two-storey penthouses with private terrace. Starting at $190’s. 199 Slater St. Ottawa. 613-230-0199 theslater.ca Uniform Urban Developments barrhaven • The Orchard GRAND OPENING FOR THE ORCHARD IN BARRHAVEN SOUTH Near Stonebridge. Single family homes starting from $519,000. 3699 Jockvale Road. uniformdevelopments.com Manotick • Maple Creek Estates Stunning estate lot community with a close connection to the city – the best of both worlds. Two model homes open for viewing. Call 613-491-2277. Kanata • Richardson Ridge Single-family homes starting from $497,000. Sales centre located at the corner of Terry Fox Drive and Richardson Side Road. Call 613-853-4302. urbandale construction Kemptville • Equinelle New 44-ft. lots now released on the golf course. View our two model homes. urbandale.com Kanata Lake Visit our modern elevations model homes called the Horizon Collection. Singles and townhome models available for viewing. valecraft Homes Mer Bleue/Orléans • bradley estates New release of single-family homes and executive townhomes. New to Bradley Estates: nine redesigned models with full-brick fronts and stone skirts. valecraft.com WINDMILL DEVELOPMENTS OTTAWA • CATHEDRAL HILL CONDOMINIUMS Ottawa’s newest, most innovative condominiums are located on Sparks Street, west of Bay. With stunning views of the Ottawa River, Gatineau Park and Parliament Hill, these urban condominiums (targeting LEED Gold minimum) combine the vibrancy and convenience of downtown living with the calmness and serenity of a green oasis. For more information and to register, visit cathedralhill.ca or call 613-566-7010. Hintonburg • The Eddy The Eddy – six storeys of Green, urban condos built for life in Hintonburg. Featuring a shared rooftop social space, this is the hippest address in Ottawa’s hippest neighbourhood. The Eddy – by Windmill Development Group, Canada’s greenest developer. Pre-register now at theeddy.ca
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Calculate your mortgage payments interest rate
mortgage amount ÷ 1,000 (mortgage amount $125,000)
Follow these steps to see if you’ll qualify for a mortgage on your dream home
Calculate the combined monthly before-tax income of you and your spouse.
Multiply this figure by the amount you need to borrow. Divide by 1,000.
Divide by three. This figure is the monthly payment you can afford to make on your home.
Add to this your estimated monthly heating costs and monthly property taxes.
Take the total price of the home and subtract the amount of money you expect to make as a down payment. This is the money you will have to borrow.
Refer to the chart on the opposite page. Look down the left column and locate the interest rate you expect to pay. Line this up with the amortization period of your choice. (Most first-time buyers take the 25-year amortization.)
If this figure is equal to or less than one-third of your gross monthly income (calculated in Step 2), you’ll qualify for a mortgage on your dream home. Bear in mind that this is a rough estimate. If you have several other large loans already, you may qualify for less. Also, banks and trust companies vary in their policies. The best way to know what you can afford is to go to the lending institution of your choice and get pre-qualified.
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Mortgage payment calculation chart %
This table shows the monthly payment of principal and interest for each $1,000 of mortgage. Example: The monthly principal and interest payment for a $125,000 mortgage with a 25-year amortization period at 5% is as follows: ($125,000 รท 1,000) X 5.82 = $727.50 jun 15 - JUL 13, 2013 | New home & Condo guide eastern Ontario 39
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