Sept 21 - Oct 5, 2013 Volume 13 Issue 17
Eastern Ontario Edition
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Style, Variety and Great Community Features In 3 Neighbourhoods
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ADVANTAGES OF BUYING A NEW HOME
AFFORDABILITY IN OTTAWA HOLDING ITS OWN
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION
139 Charlie’s Lane Carp 613 839 6675
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from 1,980 sq. ft. to 2,578 sq. ft., each spacious new design allows for ample lifestyle living within Kanata’s most desirable new neighbourhood surrounded by lush greenspace and a nearby community pond.
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sept. 21 - Oct 5, 2013
volume 13 issue 17
mattamy homes puts focus on fine living in the home and in the community
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 sales co-ordinator, eastern Ontario
national account manager, mediative
Manager of production
Bala Gnanapandithan Production Co-ordinator
Condo Insert | C01-C28
Spotlight on Condos: Your guide to new condo communities in the Gatineau and Greater Ottawa Area
12 editor’s note C08 in the news
Affordability and fairness must be part of Ontario’s planning: OHBA
C18 GOHBA report
C26 home smarts
The importance of the Pre-Delivery Inspection by Marnie Bennett
38 hot sheet
Two pages of community previews and openings
The benefits of buying a new home by John W. Herbert
C20 fundamentally speaking
Homeownership affordability holding its own by Wayne Karl
community focus features C06 broccolini The Slater – going, going gone! Buy now and save thousands
Mahogany by Minto – an allinclusive place to call home
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Get it in writing
and have your lawyer review your agreement
uying a brand-new home offers you an opportunity to customize it to your liking. It can be a dream come true and an investment for the future – but don’t forget, it’s also legal transaction. The term “get it in writing” has never been more important than in the case of the new-home purchase, since such a document outlines everything your home will have in it, on it and around it. Otherwise known as the Agreement of Purchase and Sale, the contract spells out the terms and conditions between you and your builder. Without it, if there is a misunderstanding or disagreement, it’s impossible to prove what was agreed upon. Since building a home is much more complicated than a resale transaction where the unit and/or property likely already exists, there is no set Agreement of Purchase and Sale or standard contract for buying a new home. In some provinces, builders may have standard contracts prepared by the local home builders’ association or their new-home warranty program. Builders often prepare their own agreements so contracts can vary from one builder/developer to another and from province to province. Before you sign a contract, review it carefully with the builder and ask questions to make sure you fully understand what it contains. Your next step is to then take it to a real estate lawyer and have it reviewed. Once it is signed, it becomes a legal document and an agreed-upon contract, so seeking the services of an experienced real estate lawyer is an important step toward ensuring that your dream home becomes a reality.
Susan Legge Editor-in-chief Wall2Wall Media, Susan.Legge@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/SusanLegge
Ottawa remains affordable Sometimes, being “average” is a good thing
ttawa may not get the same attention as some of Canada’s other housing markets, such as Toronto or Vancouver. But when it comes to certain performance measures – namely affordability – that can be a good thing. Indeed, “average” seems to best describe most aspects of the Ottawa-area market these days, according to RBC Economics Research, in its Housing Trends and Affordability Report for the second quarter of 2013. The latest affordability levels in the Ottawa area are basically on par with their long-term averages, RBC says. Whereas other markets might record larger price gains, indicating strong market performance though also testing affordability, Ottawa continues to quietly hum along, slowly and surely performing at a healthy clip. Even though affordability decreased very slightly in the detached bungalow and standard two-storey categories, and improved slightly in standard condominiums, Ottawa remains far more affordable than many – if not most – major markets in Canada.
Wayne Karl Editor Wall2Wall Media, firstname.lastname@example.org Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/WayneKarl
12 New home & Condo guide eastern Ontario | sept 21 - oct 5, 2013
Own a new Minto home for just $1,063 per month.* receive amazing value in a terrace home • Starting from $218,900 in Chapman Mills • Over 1,255 square feet of living space
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20 New home & Condo guide eastern Ontario | sept 21 - oct 5, 2013
BeautIful M ahoGan y, In hIstorIc M anotIck. at mahogany these features and more are standard: Brick or stone on all sides of your new home. Interlocking stone walkway to your front door. Granite countertops in your kitchen, powder room and master ensuite. Main staircase of your new home in hardwood. coMpare. then take the next step and vIsIt the MahoGany sales centre.
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he Slater is one of Ottawaâ€™s most talked about developments, and construction is set to start in just a few days. More than 75 per cent of these custom built condos are already gone. You canâ€™t go wrong buying a suite in one of the most desirable and sought after new buildings in the downtown core. Are you searching for prime real estate only steps away from Parliament Hill with stunning views of the city skyline? Bennett Property Shop Realty, in conjunction with
Broccolini, is pleased to announce the only new condo development in the downtown core: The Slater – Ottawa’s ultimate downtown condo lifestyle. Located at 199 Slater St. in Ottawa’s Central Business District, The Slater is Ottawa’s new “it” address. As the first residential building on Slater St., this luxurious 22-storey highrise is the perfect adaptation of classic modernist design. The Slater is an intricately inspired mix of retro meets modernist style. The black and white exterior is classically chic, yet bold and commanding. This is the ideal address for young and trendy professionals who want to live in the heart of it all. This luxury highrise is located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, only steps away from shops, restaurants and the nightlife on Bank St. A quick bike ride away from the Rideau Canal, it neighbours Parliament Hill, Sparks St., the Rideau Centre and the National Arts Centre. The Slater is more than simply a home; with the purchase of one of these gorgeous condos you are investing in a new lifestyle – one that prioritizes style and beauty. Come and experience the magnificence of each of the 178 chic-modern condos for sale. You will admire the spacious and open-concept living space, the modern-trendy kitchens, the sleek hardwood flooring, and the abundance of natural light. Entertain family and friends in the private formal dining room, or sit and enjoy the ambiance of the Slater club complete with two marble double sided fireplaces and conversation areas. For a more casual event, make use of the games room and private theatre. You can also move your party outdoors to the Slater terrace and enjoy an al fresco dining experience or relax in the outdoor hot tub while enjoying breathtaking views of the city. With onsite concierge services, all of your needs will be taken care of so you can enjoy the worry free condo lifestyle. The Slater floorplans range from efficient studio condos to fabulous penthouse suites, offering a little something for everyone. As soon as you step into the lobby, you will recognize the level of care invested in every detail in this building. The trendy, elegant flare of the interior has been created by IIBYIV interior design. This internationally recognized design firm’s passion for combining creativity with practical use is evident at The Slater. With the announcement of Le Group Germain’s hotel line, ALT Hotels, to open within The Slater, this already popular condo building is now the hot place to be. Le Group Germain is quickly becoming one of Canada’s top names in luxury and hip hotels. Although the hotel and the condos will have their own entrances, lobbies and elevators, the trendy style of ALT Hotels and the well-established name of Le Group Germain will immediately increase the building’s popularity. Style and modern charm were both essential elements for the Broccolini team when planning The Slater. Since 1949, the Broccolini family has worked diligently to create structures that the family could be proud of. This family
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company strongly believes when you build great buildings, you also build great relationships – that is the “Broccolini Way.” The Slater delivers a fresh urban living experience for the young professional in search of a modern and stylish place to call home. Starting as low as $205,000, it has never been so easy or so affordable to purchase your new luxury home in the heart of the business district. As a special promotional offer, buyers who sign up before Sept. 16 will automatically save $5,000 on the purchase price of their condo! These units are 75 per cent sold, and the remaining suites won’t last long. Buyers will also receive free storage and stainless steel appliances with their condos. These units will not last long! For more information on The Slater, please visit the website at theslater.ca or call 613.230.0199. This is your last chance to see the fully decorated condo suite! Location Ottawa housing type Condos sales office 199 Slater St., open Monday, Tuesday and Friday noon to 6 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday noon to 5 p.m., Sunday closed contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept 21 - oct 5, 2013 | New home & Condo guide eastern Ontario C7
Affordability and fairness must be made a cornerstone of Ontario’s planning system:
The Ontario Home Builders’ Association
(OHBA) welcomes the recent announcement by Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Linda Jeffrey that the provincial government intends to launch consultations on Ontario’s land-use planning system and growth-related infrastructure financing. “Currently, new neighbours are being forced to finance massive infrastructure projects and urban renewal across Ontario. The Development Charges Act should be renamed the New Neighbour Tax,” says OHBA Chief Operating Officer Joe Vaccaro. OHBA recognizes that the time is right for the province, municipalities and industry to make affordability and fairness a cornerstone of Ontario’s planning system. “This is an opportunity to have a fact-based discussion about how Ontario’s lengthy and complex public planning system is challenging housing affordability and adding to the costs of new communities for Ontarians,” says Vaccaro. Minister Jeffrey also announced that the provincial government would launch a consultation to evaluate the Development Charges Act and other related taxes, fees and charges that municipalities levy onto the costs of new homes. OHBA has, for several years, expressed serious concerns that increasing government-imposed charges are driving up the cost of housing. Increasing prices for housing is progressively impacting the ability for Ontarians to purchase appropriate housing to suit their needs. This is limiting opportunities for economic growth while reducing our competitiveness with other jurisdictions. “By placing the new neighbours at the centre of this discussion in terms of affordability and fairness, we welcome the opportunity to have a detailed discussion on the impact of development charges, parkland dedication fees, section 37 agreements and voluntary charges on new communities. The cost for families to purchase a home C8 New home & Condo guide eastern Ontario | sept 21 - oct 5, 2013
OHBA has been advocating for greater accountability and transparency by municipal governments so that new neighbours understand that up to one quarter of the cost of their new home is paying for the infrastructure used by the broader community. has skyrocketed in recent years and new neighbours can no longer afford additional taxes,” noted Vaccaro, adding, “OHBA has been advocating for greater accountability and transparency by municipal governments so that new neighbours understand that up to one quarter of the cost of their new home is paying for the infrastructure used by the broader community.” The Ontario Home Builders’ Association is the voice of the residential construction industry in Ontario representing 4,000 member companies organized into 30 local associations across the province. The industry contributes more than $43 billion to Ontario’s economy, employing more than 325,000 people across the province.
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Buying a new or existing home? by John W. Herbert One of the questions often asked by potential homebuyers
is whether they should purchase a new or existing home. As with most important decisions in life, there’s no universal answer, so the correct response must be, “it depends.” Individual and family priorities can differ significantly and these must be balanced against a constantly changing set of local, provincial and national dynamics in order to arrive at the best solution at a specific point in time. One of the oldest and most reliable adages is that you don’t buy a home, you buy a neighbourhood. Unfortunately, buying in one’s preferred neighbourhood isn’t always possible because of the extreme price differential that exists between urban (within the greenbelt), suburban (outside the greenbelt) and rural home values (outside the city boundaries). Many new-home buyers would prefer to live in an inner city neighbourhood because of proximity to schools, the availability of reliable bus transportation, minimal commute times and mature tree growth. Unfortunately, based on the laws of supply and demand, the value of such amenities drives up the price of homes to the point where inner city locations are the most expensive of all three options. Suburban homes outside of and adjacent to the greenbelt are usually somewhat less expensive, and this trend continues as the distance from the city centre increases, with new homes in outlying communities being the least expensive. This is because the most expensive component in the price of a new home has become the land that it sits on. Until recently, the marketplace determined prices based on pure supply and demand principles, however this balance is now being impacted by municipal government policy of restricting the supply of new land. In the past 10 years, only three per cent of the lands used for new housing have been replaced. When you combine this with the fact that over the past 25 years, the fees, charges, taxes and levies have increased from three to 23 per cent of the cost of a new home, you begin to understand how municipal governments throughout Ontario have come to rely so heavily on new-home buyers as a revenue source. The more revenue that a municipal government can accrue by taxing new-home buyers, the easier it is to maintain low annual increases across the tax base at large. Another significant shift in the cost structure of new housing that has occurred over the past decade has been between capital and operating costs. Until recently, consumers were generally more concerned with keeping the purchase price of a new home low, rather than with the longer term operating expenses. These priorities have now changed with the advent of higher energy prices. Whereas in previous decades, it could take 15 to 20 years to achieve a payback on the increased capital cost of energy efficient measures such as insulation and windows, homebuyers generally refused because they might only own the home for five to seven years. Higher energy costs have now reduced the payback period to the point where many new-home buyers are now interested in paying a higher new home price that incorporates a range of energy efficiency measures. Some builders have even gone so far as to include energy efficient elements in every new home that far exceed building code requirements. C18 New home & Condo guide eastern Ontario | sept 21 - oct 5, 2013
John W. Herbert is executive director of the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association. He can be reached at 613.723.2926, ext. 224, or visit gohba.ca
The bottom line is that potential homebuyers who don’t care about living in an inner city location and purchase a new suburban home, have a very significant cost advantage in terms of total square footage, purchase price and long term operating expenses. The acquisition price is lower because of the land valuation issues, and the operating costs are lower because of better technology. This means that more recently constructed suburban homes are much bigger and less expensive than their inner city counterparts but are much cheaper to operate. New homes tend to have more efficient gas-fired, forced-air furnace systems, more efficient hot water production and tanks, better insulated and sealed windows and doors and a better building envelop including wraps such as “tyvek,” modern framing techniques that minimize thermal br idg ing and higher levels of insulation. Most Ottawa homes employ natural gas fired forced-air heating systems and we are currently very fortunate in having natural gas prices that are close to an all-time low. But this will not last, and whenever energy prices begin to increase, homes that have more efficient building envelopes will demonstrate much lower levels of energy consumption and cost in the short, medium and long term. Homeowners who are interested in knowing exactly how much energy and money each electrical component in their home is consuming, can now purchase a system from Blue Line Innovations, a new company in Ottawa, for only $150 and install it in less than 30 minutes.
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Homeownership affordability holding its own by wayne karl
Wayne Karl is an award-winning writer and editor with experience in real estate and business. In Fundamentally Speaking, Wayne explores the basics – such as economic fundamentals – you need to examine when buying property. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at Twitter.com/WayneKarl
an affordability measure of 50 per cent means that homeownership costs, mortgage rates, market conditions, high including mortgage payments, utilities and property taxes, take up 50 levels of household debt and economic per cent of a typical household’s pre-tax income. A decline in the measure uncertainty, good news can be found in represents an improvement in affordability. RBC Economics Research’s latest Housing For the Ontario market, homeownership affordability deteriorated very Trends and Affordability report. While af- slightly during the second quarter of 2013, in detached bungalows (to 44.1 fordability in the Canadian housing market deteriorated marginally in the second quarter of 2013, thanks primarily to mortgage rates, home prices and household incomes remaining at status quo, affordability in Toronto is holding its own. “Homebuyers seemed unfazed by the slight deterioration in affordability,” says Craig Wright, senior vice-president and per cent) and standard two-storey homes (to 50.1 per cent). In condos, on chief economist, RBC. “We saw the market the other hand, affordability remained stable at 29.5 per cent. regain some momentum in the second For the Ottawa market, specifically, affordability improved in standard quarter with home resales increasing 6.4 condominiums, with the measure falling 0.3 per cent to 25.2 per cent per cent. Resales should stabilize close to (meaning it became more affordable). In detached bungalows and stanthe recent not-too-hot, not-too-cold levels dard two-storey homes, the measure rose 0.5 per cent in both categories in the near-term, barring any further (becoming slightly less affordable) to 37.1 per cent and 38.8 per cent, changes in housing policy by the federal respectively. government.” Exceptionally low mortgage rates have been the chief factor in keeping homeownership costs relatively affordable, RBC says. The Bank of Canada again held its trendsetting overnight rate at one per cent on Sept. 4. RBC anticipates the BoC will keep the rate unchanged at one per cent through the remainder of 2013 and will gradually begin raising it starting in mid-2014. This should largely mitigate risks of any serious deterioration in affordability levels, RBC says. The way RBC’s affordability measures work is, the higher the measure, the more difficult it is to afford a home. For example, Amid all the ongoing talk of
Exceptionally low mortgage rates have been the chief factor in keeping homeownership costs relatively affordable, RBC says.
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The Pre-Delivery Inspection by Marnie Bennett
Without a doubt, it’s one of the most thrilling parts of
the new home purchasing process – touring your beautiful, newly finished home shortly before you take possession. This is when the space you’ve been dreaming about so long crystallizes into reality. All of the finishes and features you’ve chosen with so much care are assembled together: for the first time, you’re able to see the way the drawer pulls on the kitchen cabinetry complement the lighting fixture, or the way the coffered ceiling and gleaming hardwood floors create the most glamorous dining room you could have imagined. That’s the fun part. But there’s a serious purpose to the pre-delivery inspection (PDI), which is a necessary step for new-home buyers enrolled in Ontario’s compulsory Tarion Warranty Program. This is your opportunity to go over your new home with a fine-tooth comb. This is the time to speak up if you see incomplete items, workmanship that doesn’t meet your expectations, or if one of your finishes has been substituted without your authorization. (I always remind my clients to read their agreements of purchase and sale carefully, as such substitutions may be perfectly legal once you’ve signed the dotted line.)
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
Tarion provides builders with a standard PDI Form that lists all the items contained in a home, from faucets to furnaces to flooring. Outdoor elements such as landscaping and driveways are all included. As you inspect the home together, the builder is responsible for noting any unsatisfactory items on the form, while you are responsible for signing each item indicated. This document stands as proof of your home’s condition before you’ve moved in, so there can be no question about responsibility. The inspecting process differs somewhat for condominiums, depending on which elements are considered “common” to the building owners. Items such as furnaces and air conditioning systems are sometimes inspected by the condominium board of directors rather than the individual purchaser. If you feel hesitant about your ability to recognize properly installed work or systems, I’d strongly encourage you to hire an independent building professional to come along. Missing a deficient item isn’t the end of the world – there are other opportunities to notify Tarion. But, by my calculations, paying a little bit more for a lot more certainty is always a good investment. To receive a free copy of a new special report titled “Homebuyers: How to Save Thousands of Dollars When You Buy” email email@example.com
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location Kanata, Barrhaven housing type Townhomes, detached homes sales centre All Mattamy sales centres are open Monday to Thursday 1 to 8 p.m., Friday 1 to 6 p.m., weekends and holidays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. contact mattamyhomes.com
N SEPT. 21, THE LAST DAY OF SUMMER, if you found yourself in a Mattamy community, you’d find yourself outside, enjoying the many benefits of life in each of the company’s three master-planned and popular communities. You could take a walk or bike ride along the paths that wind through each community. You could watch the kids play at the park or by the playground, or you could just enjoy the company of your neighbours along the streets in the community. In all three locations, you would be enjoying the last days of summer in full measure and you can undoubtedly find a home that meets all of the needs of your family. Fairwinds – Kanata This is where it all started. Mattamy’s first master-planned neighbourhood is now home to more than 850 families. A wide variety of home styles are what makes Fairwinds such an interesting community. There are Village Homes, WideLot townhomes and a full range of detached single and double car garage homes. You’ll also find five model
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Families enjoy the parks scattered around Half Moon Bay.
homes so you can get a very clear idea of the design style you can expect in a Mattamy home. You can also see first-hand the high degree of fit and finish that Mattamy’s architects demand in each home. Fairwinds is minutes from the Canadian Tire Centre and the Bell Sensplex, which is a state-of-the-art sports complex with yearround activities and a four-pad ice facility. Hockey anyone? Savings of up to $37,000 are now available on a select number of well-appointed townhomes. Townhomes in Fairwinds start at a very affordable $224,990. The sales centre is located at 1776 Maple Grove Rd., Kanata, 613.831.9369. Half Moon Bay – Barrhaven Half Moon Bay is rich in natural features. You can bike for long stretches along the trails that connect throughout the area. You can enjoy a picnic at the pavilion down by the Jock River. You can paddle a canoe around Half Moon Bay. This is a perfect place to spend a beautiful day. There is a complete selection of professionally decorated model homes so you can see the great attention to detail in Mattamy homes, as well as the latest décor ideas on display.
You could watch the kids play at the park or by the playground or you could just enjoy the company of your neighbours along the streets in the community.
You can also enjoy great savings of up to $25,000 on select townhomes and $40,000 on select detached homes. Townhomes are available from $224,990 and detached homes from $309,990. The Half Moon Bay sales centre is at 3454 Greenbank Rd., Barrhaven, 613.825.7932. Monahan Landing – Kanata This is the kind of neighbourhood where shoes are more important than tires. It will be a community connected to great natural assets. The trails of Stony Swamp are just across the road. You can hike to your heart’s content in the more than 2,000 hectares of wetlands and towering old growth forests. Today you can enjoy substantial savings in this charming community. You can save up to $26,000 on select townhomes and $42,000 on select detached homes. You will also find a whole new selection of double car garage homes from the $370’s. Townhomes from $249,990, detached homes from $319,990. You’ll find the Monahan Landing sales centre at 4845 Hope Side Rd., Kanata, 613.271.0636. So, as we say goodbye to summer, you might want to go for a tour of the Mattamy community of your choice, in Barrhaven or Kanata and say hello to a fine family home in a neighbourhood that is always improving, always evolving and always providing lots to see and do for everyone in the community.
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$10,000 Design centre bonus. Beautiful townhomes in avalon. Choose from a range of beautifully-designed 3-4 bedroom townhomes from 1,723 to 2,025 sq. ft. â€” priced from $284,400. Live in a master planned community with a nearby pond, parks, schools and shopping steps away. With this amazing Design Centre bonus these townhomes are going fast.
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Enclave. A remarkably distinct community for discriminating families who look beyond the beaten path — intriguingly close to the amenities you expect, nestled in the rejuvenating tranquility you need. Don’t miss this superb opportunity to grow with a stellar new Minto development. Enclave at TrailsEdge in Ottawa east, featuring extraordinary state-of-the-art 30, 36 and 43 foot homes, many with two-car garages.
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Mahogany by Minto An all-inclusive place to call home Location Manotick housing type Detached homes sales office 108 Moretto Crt., open Monday noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays, weekends and holidays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. contact 613.788.2776 email@example.com
estled in the idyllic community of Manotick, Mahogany by Minto is an oasis for homeowners in search of a quiet and serene neighbourhood. Only a short drive from the city’s centre, Manotick is a quaint village with over a century of history. Walk along Main St. and visit the local museums, restaurants, cafes and craft stores. Perfect for families and retirees alike, Manotick offers the feel of a cottage escape, with the convenience of city life. Head out each morning for a walk along the river and enjoy the sounds of crickets chirping, birds singing and children laughing. Minto is proud to be part of Manotick, one of eastern Ontario’s most historic communities. The village takes its name from the Ojibwa word meaning “island in the river” – in this case, Long Island, which splits the Rideau River into east and west channels in the village’s north end. Mahogany springs from the beauty of the Manotick landscape. This new community will represent the highest standards of quality excellence that Minto has to offer. The unprecedented combination of craftsmanship and land stewardship means Mahogany will be a place unlike any other, and a place in which you feel you naturally belong. Mahogany incorporates the rich and deep history embedded in Manotick. One of the signature landmarks in this village is Watson’s Mill, one of North America’s finest examples of 19th century grist mill architecture. The Mill’s design – and that of many other picturesque Manotick landmarks – has been a central inspiration for Mahogany.
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While rooted in the past, Mahogany’s homes are equally influenced by the future
Through years of planning, Minto scrutinized the village’s rich architectural heritage to create Mahogany’s impressive home designs. The development’s Cape Cod, Arts and Crafts, French provincial, Georgian, Edwardian and Colonial designs are exclusive to Mahogany. The craftsmanship of these timeless designs extends deep within each home and to every meticulous detail of its finish. While rooted in the past, Mahogany’s homes are equally influenced by the future. The community is conveniently and completed serviced. Each home targets LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. The latest technologies and sustainable construction practices combine to maximize energy and resource efficiency, while also focusing on the health of those who live within the home. One of Minto’s leading community planning objectives is to preserve the key natural features of the development, including woodlots, water corridors and other areas of natural and scientific interest. The Rideau River and canal have been central to the growth and appeal of Manotick. Water is no less important to Mahogany, which is named after the Rideau River bay at the northeast tip of the development.
From the earliest planning phases, Mahogany has exemplified the fusion of fine homebuilding and responsible environmental stewardship. Respectful of the past and committed to a sustainable future, Mahogany honours the community of Manotick by being the kind of place we would all like to call home. With more than 55 years of experience, Minto offers a high quality homes and delivers on their mission to “create better places that inspire life.” The company is among Aon Hewitt’s “Green 30” employers, and have, for the fourth time, been awarded the prestigious Green Builder of the Year award by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association. Minto was also honoured with the 2012 Ontario New Home Builder Award. Minto invites you to step into Manotick and discover the possibilities. For more information, visit mahogany.minto.com
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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 Sept 21 - oct 5, 2013 | New home & Condo guide eastern Ontario 37
hot sheet ashcroft Homes Central Park • the next Live where downtown spirit meets community character, your prime location is your pathway to the best of Ottawa, and bountiful greenspace blends naturally. The Next brings it all together – 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. Aveia homes feature nine-ft. ground floor ceilings, hardwood in the living and dining rooms and granite countertops in the kitchen. 1024 Old Montreal Rd. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Hwy. 417. 103 Grand Mana Circle, Ottawa. 613.297.9901. email@example.com. braeburyhomes.com CARDEL HOMES LONGFIELDS • Barrhaven • Townhomes Now selling in Longfields at Barrhaven – 10 townhome floorplans and two garage styles, Cardel townhomes include developed basements and up to 2,137 sq. ft. of space with three bedrooms/2.5 baths. Contact Nicholas at 613.424.6780, firstname.lastname@example.org cardelhomes.com Notting Hill South • Orleans • condos Enjoy designer selected finishes in a brand new condo! Every single condo includes underground parking, six appliances, storage room, radiant heated floors, elevator and zeromaintenance comfort and convenience! Contact Nicholas at 613.424.6780, email@example.com 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. Already 50 per cent sold. Pre-construction pricing still in effect! Claridge Homes, claridgehomes.com, 613.425.1332. 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 LITTLE ITALY • NUOVO • United by Originality Nuovo is Ottawa’s latest urban condo development brought to you by Domicile. This Barry Hobin design, situated in the heart of Little Italy, will offer unrivalled options for customization and personalization, allowing you to create a home that is truly yours. 613.728.7873. Pre-register now at nuovocondo.ca ORLEANS • BERGERON TERRACE Introducing Bergeron Terrace, set in Chapel Hill. Beautifully designed, quality built and affordably priced one-, two and threebedroom terrace homes and urban flats. Conveniently located at the corner of Meadowglen and Orleans Blvd., Bergeron Terrace offers you all the best that Domicile has to offer. Pre-register now at bergeronterrace.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 two-storey homes built on spacious fully serviced sites surrounded by natural landscaped settings. Only three lots left. Phone 613.839.6675 or holitzner.com Stittsville • Deer Run Final Phase now open – your last opportunity in Stittsville. Your choice of bungalows, main floor master homes and large twostorey homes on beautiful 50-ft. Wide lot. Last chance to own a home by Holitzner Homesin Stittsville. Phone 613.839.6675 or holitzner.com LA Group 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 is now 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 three 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 and townhomes. Just a few steps to greenspace, park, recreational arena and soccer fields. Quick access to shops, restaurants and services. Starting from $314,900. 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 at distillerywarehouse.com to receive updates and an invitation to the VIP event. Downtown goes Southside! Call 613.793.5500. LONGWOOD KANATA • DEEVY’S HOMESTEAD Under construction – $19,000 off on selected lots. Adult lifestyle attached bungalow townhomes on Equestrian Drive in Kanata. deevyshomestead.com or email salesDeevys@LongwoodBuilders.com. Call 613.435.2155 for more information. HUNT CLUB • NEIGHBOURHOODS OF HUNT CLUB New adult lifestyle attached bungalow community in Hunt Club. Decorated model home and sales office now open. neighbourhoodsofhuntclub.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613.738.1349 for information. CENTRAL OTTAWA • SONIA BY THE RIDEAU New 70-unit condominium in Ottawa East. Decorated model suite with unique European Extenzo Ceiling.soniacondos.com or email email@example.com or call 613.421.9736.
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Ottawa / Eastern Ontario / Gatineau Regions OTTAWA SOUTH • MONTAGE This 36-unit condominium in Ottawa South is 75 per cent sold. Two model suites now open. Immediate occupancy on nine suites. Located at corner of Clementine and Ohio off bank south of Billings Bridge. montagecondos.ca Call 613.897.0044 or firstname.lastname@example.org ORLEANS • DORIMA TERRACE HOMES Under construction, move in early 2014. Perfect for the firsttime buyer or investor. Terrace homes off Innes at 10th line. For more information dorima.ca or 613.424.2901. ROCKLAND • MORRIS VILLAGE Best value single-family homes and bungalows. Perfect for growing families. Decorated model home and sales office. For more information longwoodbuilders.com/morrisvillage 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. in Little Italy. 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 and walk in closet in most bedrooms. 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 THE GLEBE • MINTO@LANSDOWNE Make your home in one of Ottawa’s premier neighbourhoods – the Glebe. Enjoy the best of modern living in harmony with historic surroundings, with all life’s essentials right at your doorstep. Move in as early as 2014. 613.788.2784. lansdowne.minto.com Minto/Canderel Westboro • UpperWest A 25-storey landmark address in the heart of Westboro – just steps from upscale dining and shopping. Choose from stunning open concept suite designs, with sun drenched rooms and spectacular interior finishes. Enjoy state-of-the-art fitness centre, entertainment lounge plus an expansive outdoor terrace. 613.788.2786. liveupperwest.com NEW EDINBURGH • MINTOBEECHWOOD New Edinburgh is one of Ottawa’s finest neighbourhoods. Where tradition meets modern, old meets new, home to eclectic shops and restaurants. Spectacular new condominiums coming this September available from the mid $200,000s. Register now for priority preview: mintobeechwood.com MONARCH CORP Kanata • Blackstone Executive 46-ft. singles from $441,990. Two-storey townhomes from the high $200,000s. monarchgroup.net Barrhaven • Longfields Courtyard Townhomes with double car garages from the low $300,000s. Semi-detached homes with double car garages from the high $300,000s. monarchgroup.net Nepean • Stonebridge Ottawa’s award-winning golf course community. Luxurious singles from the mid $400,000s. Executive townhomes from high $200,000s. Stacked townhomes from $190,000s. monarchgroup.net
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