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GUELPH: CULTURE, ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT

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MENKES & FERNBROOK Millstone on the Park Oakville’s finest Urban Towns

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HOT DATES AD INDEX

COLUMNISTS

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community focus features HOMEBUYERS’ HELP

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CITY FOCUS

Guelph: culture, economy and environment

HOMEBUYERS’ RESOURCES

Mortgage Calculator & Rate Table

FUNDAMENTALLY SPEAKING

What type of home should you buy?

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TARION AWARDS

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Good versus bad debt: tips to borrow smartly SWO builders recognized for customer service excellence BILD AWARDS

Quality projects take centre stage at annual BILD Awards

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155Uptown is Waterloo’s place to be in southwest Ontario

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Buyers’ opportunity

Low rates keep home shoppers in the driver’s seat

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he Bank of Canada’s recent announcement to hold interest rates is good news for home shoppers. There are many excellent mortgage products available from banks and brokers that will suit your individual needs, and some are even lower than posted bank rates. With a pre-approval in hand, you’re protected if rates rise, and if they go down, you’ll likely get an even lower rate. A pre-approval can be a win-win situation for shoppers since it means you don’t have to wait to get financing approval on a home when you put in an offer. This is an especially good tool to have in hot markets. Removing the “conditional on financing” clause could mean your offer is accepted first, since you already have your financing in place. So, when will rates rise? Recently, we’ve been hearing that rates may not see an increase until next year at least. The Bank will make its next scheduled rate announcement on May 29 – but don’t wait until then to get pre-approved for a mortgage. It can take a few days. Many lenders now offer online pre-approvals to make the process easier.

Susan Legge EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

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VICE-PRESIDENT, WALL2WALL MEDIA

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, NATIONAL REAL ESTATE

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Wayne Karl CONTRIBUTING EDITORS

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What type of home?

When answering this question, be sure to take all factors into consideration

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o each his own, as the saying goes, and when it comes to choosing what type of new home to purchase, today’s buyers have plenty of options. For some, choices are dictated primarily by budget, location or family circumstances; for others, financial freedom and where they are in life may allow them to select purely by home type. Indeed, the answer to this question varies and depends on many factors. One common mistake buyers – particularly first-timers – make is buying more home than they can handle. Experts agree making yourself housepoor is not a wise decision, and the best news is that with the variety of product available from builders today, you are sure to be able to find a new home that suits your taste and budget. It’s also important to remember that homeowners buy and sell many times over in their lifetime, so if your first or second home isn’t quite your dream home, you can always plan to move up, downsize or adjust however you need to in your homeowning future. And as our story on page 72 illustrates, Ontario builders offer excellent, award-winning homes to suit just about everyone. Get out there and explore!

Wayne Karl EDITOR

Wall2Wall Media, wayne.karl@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/WayneKarl

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he Millstone on the Park community in Oakville has an exciting new release of Urban Townhomes with rooftop terraces. The Urban Collection features single-storey towns with a patio or balcony and twostorey towns with breathtaking rooftop terraces. These homes range from 859 sq. ft. to 995 sq. ft. Priced from $309,990, these stylish townhomes provide an ideal price point for people entering the real estate market for the first time. This exquisite release of stylish urban townhomes represents the artful completion of the very popular and well-situated Millstone on the Park neighbourhood. Esteemed builders Menkes Developments and Fernbrook Homes are pleased to announce the Final Phase at this beloved Oakville community with the release of the all-new Urban Town Collection. Located in the western half of the community and

only a short stroll from the park, these sleek urban towns are perfect for families who are looking for affordable housing in a prime Oakville location. With the Urban Town Collection, these award-winning builders offer the best of all worlds – an unbeatable location, elegant homes and exceptional value. Complementing the distinctive single-family home streetscapes that are the defining feature of this established community, Millstone’s new urban towns feature an attractive blend of designs with distinctive English or French architectural flair, contributing to the air of timeless sophistication that already permeates the neighbourhood. These refined townhomes all offer a wide array of impressive features such as stylish kitchens, open-concept Great Rooms with quality laminate flooring, serene bathrooms and spacious master suites. As a special bonus, purchasers will also receive four kitchen appliances, stackable washer/dryer and central air-conditioning. Act now to take advantage of the special bonus of a free locker and two years free maintenance being offered during the Grand Opening! Millstone on the Park is ideally located to take advantage of the many conveniences of Oakville and the surrounding area. Numerous public and Catholic elementary and secondary schools are easily accessible from the community. There’s also easy access to shopping at Bronte Village Mall, Oakville Town Centre and the Abbey Plaza.

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Bronte Creek Provincial Park is just minutes away, and major golf courses such as Deerfield, Saw-Whet and Richview are also nearby. Millstone on the Park also makes it easy to get around, with convenient access to public and GO transit as well as Hwys. 407, 403 and the QEW. Millstone on the Park is built by Menkes Developments and Fernbrook Homes – two of the GTA’s most successful and respected builders. Menkes’ most recent family communities include The Enclaves of Upper Canada in Georgetown, Bloom Park Towns in North York, The Chateaus in the Highlands of Castlemore in Brampton, Walker Farm Estates in Newmarket and Somerset in Ajax, to name a few. Distinctive Fernbrook communities include Fontainbleu in Richmond Hill, The Chateaus in the Highlands of Castlemore and Stonecastle in Brampton, Joshua Creek & Bronte Creek in Oakville and more. Don’t miss the chance to live in a well-designed urban townhome at Millstone on the Park. Visit the Millstone on the Park presentation centre located on the south side of Dundas Street West, just west of Postmaster Drive and east of Bronte Road. The sales office is open Monday to Thursday from 1 to 8 p.m. and weekends and holidays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed on Fridays.

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155Uptown is Waterloo’s place to be in southwest Ontario

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ptown Waterloo has always been the place to be, now more than ever with the launch of 155Uptown, the newest condo tower by Mady. Uptown Waterloo is where those seeking a cosmopolitan lifestyle choose to live, in condos that reflect their lifestyle i n a locat ion su r rou nded by a men it ies a nd nightlife. 155Uptown is where they want to live, in this 19-storey tower offering the ultimate in convenience, comfort and luxury in the very core of Uptown Waterloo. There’s no other combination of qualities like these in southwestern Ontario. Just step into the phenomenal presentation centre, complete with kitchen and bathroom vignettes fashioned to create the life that awaits at 155Uptown. Examine the finishes, the style, and the luxury of convenience and comfort that has been designed for urbanites in pursuit of excellence along with an active lifestyle. Sleek lines, contemporary furnishings, glistening finishes – imagine yourself right here, right now. 155Uptown offers residents a wealth of urban amenities just a stroll away – enjoy fine dining, casual shops and cafes, trendy boutiques, galleries and walking trails. It’s adjacent to the bustling Bauer Marketplace and Vincenzo’s 24 New home & condo guide SWO | may 11 - 25, 2013

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grocery store, just steps from public transit and the proposed LRT route, and not far from Grand River Car Share locations. Offering a diverse selection of suite sizes, 155Uptown is an attainable option for those entering condominium ownership and a greater option for those wanting to elevate their level of living to the two-bedroom suites with den options or a penthouse. This striking new condo residence will take shape at the corner of Caroline and Allen Street anchoring the city block where its sister tower, 144 Park, is already underway. Sales at 144 Park are nearing 100 per cent making the demand for 155Uptown even stronger. Both play a part of a harmonious streetscape that will eventually be lined with impressive Brownstones at street-level maintaining a pedestrian-friendly perimeter. This condominium complex of extravagant terraces and impressive outdoor common spaces will add a new element of urban excellence to the already thriving Uptown Waterloo core. Your lifestyle will never be more complete or convenient with a list of impressive building features and amenities to enjoy throughout the seasons. An exceptional addition to this tower is its fitness centre, a collaboration between Mady and Mark J. Stables, the founder of Movement Haus, a Toronto-based operation that location Uptown Waterloo housing type Condominiums from $239,900 sales centre 106-187 King St. S. contact 519.954.8144 sales@155uptown.ca liveat155uptown.ca

MADY DEVELOPMENTS

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provides functional design solutions for today’s urban condominium fitness amenity spaces. The space has been designed around its fitness function making it a premier facility exclusive to residents. The all-inclusive lifestyle of 155Uptown continues with the services of a daily concierge, two guest suites and a modern movie theatre. The entire fourth floor between the two towers is an open-air terrace – an expansive 30,000 sq. ft. complete with synthetic putting green, and numerous barbecue and sitting areas with views to Uptown Waterloo below. Standard suite finishes are equally impressive with engineered hardwood, ceramic tile, granite counters in the kitchens, and tile-floored balconies, soaker tubs and six appliances. You’ll find nine-ft. smooth finished ceilings on floors four to 16 and 10-ft. smooth finished ceilings on floors 17 to 19. Lifestyle, location and luxury unite at 155Uptown, the only choice for those in pursuit of all-inclusive, cosmopolitan living in southwestern Ontario. may 11 - 25, 2013 | New home & condo guide SWO 25

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INNOVATIVE MODEL HOMES SHOWCASE AFFORDABILITY & STYLE AT

Mill Creek Village

LOCATION Kitchener HOUSING TYPE Condominium townhomes 1,107 to 1,984 sq. ft. SALES CENTRE 701 Homer Watson Blvd. (corner of Homer Watson & Block Line) CONTACT 888.519.2346 millcreekvillage.ca

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ill Creek Village in Country Hills has unveiled two model homes showcasing a marriage between affordability and style in Back-2Back and traditional townhomes that offer two choices and two lifestyles for Kitchener-Waterloo homebuyers. Located in the rapidly growing boundary of Country Hills in Kitchener at Homer Watson Boulevard and Block Line Road, Dunsire Developments offers this outstanding collection of new townhomes surrounded by golf courses, recreation centres and parks with the Grand River flowing nearby. Dunsire addresses young professionals or anyone with a desire for a maintenance-free condo lifestyle but with a need for the kind of space that comes with a townhome. The Back-2-Back design solves this need by providing the perks of a townhome without the hassle of maintaining it. For those seeking their own front door, a private garage, storage and independence, the Back-2Back is for them.

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DUNSIRE DEVELOPMENTS

Mill Creek Village

Innovative in space and style, the Back-2-Back designs offer a basement level, great for storage and laundry, and a main entrance at the garage level. That leaves the second and third levels unimpeded by the garage for two full floors of usable space. What condo in this price range offers 1,128 sq. ft. of living area, plus a garage and basement? It takes affordability to a new level for singles, families and professionals. You’ll find the second floor of The Raine dedicated to the kitchen and great room complete with a powder room and walkout balcony. Two plans are available for the third level offering the option of two bedrooms and a bath or a master bedroom, bathroom and den. A second plan of The Spring includes a master suite with walk-in closet. These homes are freehold with common elements. With maintenance fees of only $95 per month (covering grass cutting, snow removal and future roof replacement), the carrying costs of the Back-2-Backs is comparable to those of a condo priced at $180,000 before condo fees are added. Traditional three-storey plans also offer family smart layouts to maximize internal living space. Like the Back-2Backs, there is a basement level with entry at the garage level where there is also a recreation room. The model of The Cascade, at 1,568 sq. ft. and one of five traditional plans, offers a wonderful second floor with a charming front balcony. The spacious kitchen has a pantry, breakfast area and

breakfast bar and opens into the Great Room. This threebedroom plan also features a laundry on the third floor. With plans ranging from 1,107 to 1,984 sq. ft., there is something for everyone from those starting out to singles, professionals, growing families and those downsizing to something with less maintenance. The list of standard features is extensive with maintenance-free vinyl casement windows, two-by-six-in. exterior wall studs with water-resistant exterior sheathing for greater insulation and party walls above Ontario code for sound barrier. All sub floors are nailed, glued and screwed to reduce squeaking, and front lawns are fully maintained with a lifetime roof maintenance and repair guarantee as part of the common element. Six appliances are included as standard features with each home. Located just minutes away, you will find dining, shopping, trails and recreational activities for every walk of life. Schools are close by, as is convenient access to commuter routes and major roadways like Hwy. 401 and the light rail transit extension being built. In the future, a grocery store, restaurant and bank will be added within walking distance. Dunsire Development’s green initiatives include building homes that are Energy Star certified which includes insulation and efficient and cost- and energy-saving heating, cooling and water systems. Energy Star homes save as much as 30 per cent in annual operating costs. Visit the sales centre at 701 Homer Watson Blvd. (corner of Homer Watson and Block Line) to tour these exquisite new models and discover why Mill Creek Village is a natural choice for your new home.

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Welcome to Guelph

Rich heritage and culture combined with progressive economic and environmental development

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aterfront parks, greenspaces and recreational facilities promise year-round fun for people of all ages. Its downtown core, anchored by a majestic landmark and a long-established farmers’ market, is alive with activity. A diverse business sector and prominent Canadian university bode well for its continued growth. And with easy access to Hwy. 401 and other major roadways, it’s ideal for today’s onthe-go lifestyle. Welcome to Guelph, Ont., a city established in 1827 by John Galt at the junction of the Eramosa and Speed Rivers that’s now home to 118,000 residents and counting.

Central to this family-friendly community is a delightful downtown where historic buildings such as The Church of Our Lady – circa 1888 and whose steeples are visible from many parts of the city – pleasantly mingle with an enticing array of shops, restaurants and services, from unique clothiers and spas to out-of-the-way bistros. At the nearby River Run Centre, a magnificent performing arts venue set along the banks of the Speed River, residents enjoy world-class music, dance, comedy and live theatre. Many of these same residents reserve their Saturday mornings for a trip to the Guelph Farmers’ Market. A focal point of the downtown for more than 180 years, this year-round tradition has long been a go-to place for fresh fruit and vegetables, quality meats and cheese, baked goods and preserves and delicious food prepared by market vendors. Also in downtown Guelph are the Sleeman Centre (home to the Ontario Hockey League’s Guelph Storm and local concert, family activity and sporting event hotspot), the Old Quebec Street Mall and the Guelph Civic Museum. Outside the downtown core, many parks, trails and conservation areas offer a breath of fresh air while indoor facilities such as the Victoria Road Recreation

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Centre/Victor Davis Pool and the West End Community Centre boast arenas, gymnasiums and multi-purpose rooms. Guelph residents and their guests also enjoy a myriad of annual events, including the Guelph Spring Festival held every year at the end of May, The Guelph Jazz Festival, John Galt Day, The Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival, the Downtown 5 km Run, Art on the Street, Winterfest and The Guelph Film Festival. Historical walking tours also take place every Sunday afternoon in the summer. When they’re not at play, Guelphites are hard at work within several of the city’s stable economic sectors. These include research and development, manufacturing, agricultural operations, environmental management and technology as well as service. Among the city’s largest employers are the University of Guelph (that includes internationally renowned institutions such as the Ontario College of Agriculture, the Ontario Veterinary College and TheAboretum, one of the largest and most comprehensive plant collections in Ontario), the hospital and health care centres and numerous large companies and manufacturers. Other community attributes are Stone Road Mall, whose 150 stores and service represent the largest enclosed shopping centre in Guelph and Wellington County, an appealing array of golf courses, farming activities for the whole family and sporting opportunities for children and adults, alike. Guelph has also earned various honours including Canada’s Most Caring Community, one of the top 10 places to live in Canada for four out of five demographic categories and Canada’s safest city from Maclean’s Magazine, Richard Florida (the

director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management) and Statistics Canada, respectively. The city is also undergoing a major transformation of the downtown core and surrounding area courtesy Envision Guelph, the official plan for residential and commercial development, natural and heritage conservation, and the transportation and energy systems. The city’s economic development department is also working on Prosperity 2020, a strategy to enhance Guelph’s position as an excellent place to live, work and invest in, and to continue to grow the city’s talent base. New economic development programs are expected to emerge from this initiative. Another recent initiative is the Guelph Innovation District, a partnership effort from the City and the province designed to support the local economy and create jobs. The district will meet employment and housing targets of Guelph’s growth management strategy and Ontario’s Growth Plan for the Greater Horseshoe by supporting economic activities and jobs with a focus on clean, Green economy and innovation. The city anticipates the district will accommodate 10,000 of the more than 32,000 new jobs projected for Guelph by 2031. As with any growing community in Southwestern Ontario, a long-term vision for transit is a priority. The Transit Growth Strategy is intended to provide a roadmap for growth over the next 20 years, improving inter-city service and connections to GO Transit. With a winning combination of rich heritage and culture, progressive economic and environmental development, it’s no surprise more home builders are setting up shop in Guelph. Reid’s Heritage Homes, Fusion Homes, Claysam Homes and Country Green Homes are just a few developers offering new product, ranging from single-detached homes to bungalows to multiresidential housing. A variety of other companies are active in neighbouring communities.

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Major employers

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preview registration augustine group St. Catharines | Port Place Construction starting soon at this waterfront condominium at Port Dalhousie in St. Catharines. portplacecondos.com carriage gate homes Ancaster | Legacy Coming soon – register now for an outstanding collection of stylish and sophisticated single-family homes nestled in an intimate enclave off of Lime Kiln Road. carriagegatehomes.com dawn victoria homes Ancaster | Evergreens on Southcote Pre-construction pricing ends soon for these custom bungalow, bungaloft and two-storey home designs on 42- and 50-ft. lots. dawnvictoriahomes.com cambridge homes Beamsville | Brownstones at the Vineyards Pre-register for Phase 2 of Brownstones – two-storey towns near the wineries of Beamsville Bench. golfiteam.com Bayview-wellington homes Niagara | Niagara on the Green Register now for these executive townhomes backing onto the Royal Niagara Golf Course. bwhomes.ca dawn victoria homes Burlington | Village West Register now for this small enclave of urban townhomes on Plains Road West. Ideal for commuters and young families due to proximity to the GO station, QEW, parks and downtown. dawnvictoriahomes.com rosehaven homes Ancaster | Tiffany Hill Coming fall 2013 – Phase 2 release of towns, 36-, 40- and 45-ft. lots from the $400’s. rosehavenhomes.com

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Niagara Oakville Paris Port Dover St. Catharines Stoney Creek Vineland

rosehaven homes Waterdown | Waterdown Meadows Coming spring 2013 – Phase 2 limited release of 35-, 40- and 45-ft. lots from the $400’s. rosehavenhomes.com

eastforest homes Brantford | D’Aubigny Forest Estates New model now open for these singles on 40-ft. lots. eastforesthomes.com

rosehaven homes/ homes by desantis Stoney Creek | On the Ridge Coming fall 2013 – towns, semis, 35- and 40-ft. lots from the mid $200’s. liveontheridge.ca

Bayview Wellington homes St. Catharines | Victoria Village New model homes grand opening – affordable lifestyle, overlooking the historic Welland Canal. bwhomes.ca

new openings spallacci homes Hamilton | Eden Park Grand Opening of Chateau-inspired semis collection. spallaccihomes.com menkes & fernbrook homes Oakville | Millstone on the Park Grand opening of Oakville’s only urban towns with rooftop terraces. millstonepark.ca branthaven homes Binbrook | Celebration Grand opening of this two-storey townhome collection in Binbrook’s only forest-edged lots. branthaven.com mountainview homes Welland | Harvest Estates New model home grand opening at this community of single-detached homes. mountainview.com homes by desantis Niagara Falls | Lyon’s Creek Summer closings are available in this community of detached two-storey homes, as well as bungalows and bungalofts. homesbydesantis.com phelps homes Grimsby | The Bedford Collection Model home now open at this private enclave of 28 bungalows a short walk from downtown Grimsby. bedfordcollection.ca

mountainview homes Fonthill | The Residences at Lookout Second phase now open – new bungalow collection on 50-ft. lots. mountainview.com

new releases empire communities Stoney Creek | Victory New release of two-storey townhomes from $269,990. victoryempire.com Rosehaven homes Chippawa | Lyon’s Creek Coming soon – model homes plus new release of 50-ft. detached lots. rosehavenhomes.com Rosehaven homes Thorold | Gibson Heights Coming soon – new release of towns and model homes. rosehavenhomes.com spallacci homes Hamilton | Eden Park Phase 4 release of exceptional 32and 40-ft. lots. spallaccihomes.com Mattamy homes Oakville | The Preserve Now open – a new release of village homes and 34-, 38- and 45-ft. detached homes. mattamyhomes.com

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Paris

Port Dover

Grimsby

Smithville

Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Ancaster, Paris, Brantford, Stoney Creek, Vineland, Lincoln, Thorold, Fonthill, Niagara, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Fort Erie

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Prices

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Ancaster

dawn victoria Homes

Evergreens on Southcote

from low $400's

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Ancaster

Rosehaven Homes

Tiffany Hill

from $480's

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Ancaster

WINZEN

The Kensington

from low $200's

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Beamsville

Homes By DeSantis

Lincoln Square

from $249,900

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Beamsville

cambridge homes

Brownstones at the Vineyards

from $271,900

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Binbrook

branthaven homes

Celebration

from $246,990

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Brantford

Empire communities

Wyndfield

from $191,990

2&3

Burlington

tobyn park homes

ParkCity

from the $180's

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Burlington

LJM Developments

Appleby Gardens

from $229,000

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Caledon

monarch

The Village of SouthFields

from high $300's 44&45

Chippawa

Rosehaven homes

Lyon's Creek

from low $300's

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Fort Erie

park lane home builders Garrison Village

from the $250's

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Georgetown

menkes

The Enclaves of Upper Canada

from low $400's

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Grimsby

Branthaven homes

Bravo! By the Lake

from $219,990

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Grimsby

Bucci homes

Bliss

from mid $260's

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Guelph VANMAR

V2 Condos

from high $220's

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Hamilton

empire communities

Summerlea

Hamilton

new horizon

City Square

Hamilton

SPALLACCI homes

Eden Park

Hamilton

WINZEN

Stoneridge

Niagara

MOUNTAINVIEW Homes

The Residences at Lookout

Niagara

park lane home builders North Ridge Meadows

Niagara

phelps Homes

Niagara

phelps Homes

from $242,990

2&3

from $202,990

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from low $300's

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Brookside

from mid $200's

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Streamside

from mid $300's

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Niagara on the Lake BW Homes

Niagara on the Green

from low $200's

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Oakville

MENKES

Millstone

from $309,990

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Port Dalhousie

AUGUSTINE GROUP CORP.

Port Place

from $297,990

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Smithville

phelps Homes

Harvest Heights

from the $270's

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St. Catharines

BW HOMES

Victoria Village

from $289,900

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Stevensville

park lane home builders Village Creek

from the $250's

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Stoney Creek

AUGUSTINE GROUP CORP.

Treviso

from $249,900

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Stoney Creek

empire communities

Victory

from $269,990

2&3

Thorold

great gulf

Thorold Rolling Meadows

from $307,990

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Thorold

Rosehaven homes

Gibson Heights

from $240,000's

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Waterdown

Country Green Homes

The Uptowns of Waterdown

from mid $200's

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It’s the feeling Rosehaven designs into some of the most desirable homes in Southern Ontario. Homes that are as unique as you are. So choose Rosehaven and every time you step through the front door you’ll say I am happy, I am comfortable… I am home!

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Coming Soon – New 50’ Lots! 50’ Singles & 35’ wide Bungalow Loft Townes from the low $300’s. Lyon’s Creek Blvd. & Sodom Rd., east of the QEW

New 45’ & 40’ lots! 45’, 40’ & 36’ Singles from the $300’s. Attached singles, semis & towns from the $240’s. Richmond St. & Winterberry Blvd., south of Hwy. 58

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SOUTHFIELDS - TWO STOREY TOWNHOMES

NEW NAME. NEW DESIGNS. SAME GREAT COMMUNITY. NOW AVAILABLE. SINGLES & TOWNHOMES Monarch is excited to introduce the next phase of the masterplanned community in the heart of Caledon. Strawberry Fields has now flourished into the Village of SouthFields offering all the vibrancy and charm you would expect from an established community, with a new, more all-embracing name.

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Treviso

is worth the wait in downtown Stoney Creek

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or the first time in 20 years, the heart of downtown Stoney Creek is witnessing the construction of a condominium project – Treviso – and it was worth the wait. Treviso is only seven storeys and has a tasteful stepped design with a traditional exterior of clay brick tempered by architectural stone and stucco. With 54 suites and walking distance to everything in this pleasant community,

Treviso’s smaller stature is a fresh approach to carefree condo living. Through its innovative design, Treviso will contribute character and charm to the neighbourhood. Ground floor suites have private terraces for those who prefer easy outdoor access while additional suites throughout the building feature terraces, balconies and for a select few, both.

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Augustine Group

Treviso

For the first time in 20 years, the heart of downtown Stoney Creek is witnessing the construction of a condominium project – Treviso – and it was worth the wait. Homeowners can also experience the Treviso social community within the landscaped grounds, which include a large pavilion with barbecue area, bocce court and garden plots. Residents will also appreciate the indoor amenities such as the fitness room and social gathering room with kitchenette. Treviso offers a variety of suite layouts with superior finishes to meet one’s most discerning tastes. Treviso’s popularity among buyers of all ages has been established, some suite styles, including penthouse, have already sold out. There remains a great selection of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and two-bedroom plus den suites in a range of sizes. For the discerning buyer, there is the Ruffino. Two bedrooms, two-baths and a den, all within 1,556 sq. ft. of living space featuring a balcony on the lower floors or, even more delightful, a walkout terrace on the seventh floor. Both singles and empty nesters will discover the plan that is right for them. Treviso features two elevators, underground parking (one spot included) and in-suite controls for heating and cooling. Nine-ft. ceilings, imported ceramics, plush carpeting and engineered laminate flooring with granite counters in the bathroom and kitchen plus five appliances and options galore, this is definitely living at its best. Also, condo fees are considerably lower than many residences. Situated in this vibrant, well-established residential community, homeowners will have access to public transportation, major highways while taking advantage of the numerous amenities in the region. Treviso is steps from the Wine Route, close to numerous golf courses and to the boating and yacht clubs along the Lake Ontario shoreline. Treviso is another premier luxury condominium development by Augustine Group Corp. Augustine Group is based in Niagara and has more than 20 years of construction experience, with a stellar reputation for leading edge design and state-of-the-art construction in prime and waterfront locations.

At Treviso, homeowners will enjoy the community and lifestyle they have come to expect from the Augustine Group, in a safe, secure and worry-free environment wrapped in cutting-edge design. For more information, call 905.662.6666 or visit trevisostoneycreek.ca

location Lower Stoney Creek housing type Condominium sales centre 319 Hwy. 8 Open noon to 5 p.m. weekends contact 905.662.6666 trevisostoneycreek.ca

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Two dream homes debut

at Evergreens at Southcote

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ow you can awaken to the home of your dreams, two homes, in fact, at Evergreens at Southcote, where Dawn Victoria Homes is debuting two model homes at its newest new home community in Ancaster. You’ll find this serene enclave of 57 stately homes on 42- and 50-ft. lots at Southcote Road, north of Garner Road. Showcasing style and substance, two graciously appointed models open their doors just minutes from olde Ancaster with its history, shops and boutiques. Evergreens is only seconds to Hwy. 403

making access to Hamilton, Toronto and Brantford quick and easy. Or take the back roads and enjoy the scenery. In minutes you can access the LINC and be in Stoney Creek or hop on the Red Hill Expressway and be on your way to Niagara. Two models illustrate two lifestyle possibilities. Family living is gracious and easy to achieve in the two-storey, four-bedroom Rousseaux of 3,157 sq. ft. Next door, the 2,212-sq.-ft. Halson features main floor living with a twobedroom loft, ideal for empty-nesters or busy professionals looking to retreat to the lap of luxury and comfort. “We’ve taken the traditional subdivision and modernized it,” says company President Don Husack, “and then introduced the heritage feel of Olde Ancaster. I think a lot of new subdivisions have missed this. Our homes have a custom appearance but maintain a competitive subdivision price.” With only two streets of homes, Evergreens will retain the charm of a community within a community. Designs offer three elevations and dozens of exterior finishes for an appealing streetscape that artfully merges natural elements of the day – stone, brick, wood siding – with stateof-the-art home construction Built for today, The Rousseaux gives a modern nod to the central hall plan of yesterday with a spacious two-storey entry that extends into the home in several directions. The den/home office is right here, with the addition of a bay window that takes advantage of the nine-ft. ceilings found on the main floor. There is an open-concept dining room. The garage door and mud room are found beyond a door of waterfall glass where family gear is easily

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Evergreens at Southcote

accessible but hidden from guests Across the back of the home is where the family can stretch out and relax in the family room or entertain in a fabulous kitchen that is sleek and contemporary with granite counters and stone-hued tile underfoot. The dinette area with patio doors to the back, bridges the space between the kitchen and family room – a family room which is spacious beyond words to accommodate the largest of gatherings. Each of this home’s four bedrooms is its own private suite with a walk-in closet and ensuite or shared ensuite. Each tub is fully tiled to and including the ceiling, a detail often forgotten, but not here. There is a full-size laundry, not just a converted closet, which is fully outfitted with cabinets and counter. Double door provide the entrance into the master suite with a walk-in closet lined with cabinets. Beyond another door of waterfall glass, the ensuite offers modern contemporary style with a pedestal tub set beneath the window against wall of glistening mini glass tile, next to the glassed-in shower. Water flows from wallmounted fixtures into a pair of glass bowls in his and hers vanities set into a granite counter.

location Ancaster housing type Model detached homes Model homes 475 and 479 Southcote Rd., open 1 to 6 p.m., Monday to Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. weekends contact 905.304.6099 dawnvictoriahomes.com

Main floor living doesn’t get any better than within the Halson. Modern design begins at the entrance as a cathedral ceiling rises overhead in the private dining room. In the kitchen, sol id su r face counters a re a contemporary balance to the rustic tones of the cabinets. The laundry room and mud room are combined at the entry to the double garage, concealed behind a door of waterfall glass. Beyond the kitchen, a vaulted ceiling reaches high above the family room to the upper level with sitting area, two bedrooms and a bath. The pinnacle of drama is reached beyond the eight-ft. door of the master suite with the unexpected continuation of the vaulted ceiling. The height is

reinforced with eight-ft. doors of waterfall glass that lead to the walk-in closet of custom cabinets and ensuite. At Evergreens at Southcote, these aren’t just dream homes, they can be reality for you and your family. Visit the models at 475 and 479 Southcote Rd., 1 to 6 p.m., Monday to Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. weekends. Prices begin at $406,900. Fo r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n , c a l l 905.304.6099 for more info or visit dawnvictoriahomes.com may 11 - 25, 2013 | New home & condo guide SWO 51

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The wait is over!

PHASE TWO RELEASED AT THE RESIDENCES AT LOOKOUT LOCATION Fonthill HOUSING TYPE Collection of homes on 50-, 60-, and 70-ft. lots SALES CENTRE 1587 Lookout St., open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. and Wednesday noon until 7 p.m. Mondays and Fridays by appointment CONTACT 905.323.6232 mountainview.com

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erched high above the Niagara Escarpment, set amidst rolling green hills dotted with vineyards and fruit orchards, The Residences at Lookout by Mountainview Homes features a stunning collection of homes on 50-, 60-, and 70-ft. lots, just minutes from one of the area’s finest golf courses. Phase Two of The Residences at Lookout offers beautiful country manor style singles and innovative bungalow and bungaloft designs starting in the mid-$400’s. The community is architecturally controlled, with beautiful exterior features such as tumbled stone, rich heritage brick, coach-style garages and striking mullioned windows. Homes at The Residences at Lookout come with a number of exciting standard features, including an advanced all-in-one security and video monitoring system that lets you control your alarm, thermostat, stereo, light fi xtures and door locks from your smart phone or computer. The stunning model home at The Residences at Lookout is the Palmer design, with a two-bedroom plus den floorplan perfect for entertaining. At

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MOUNTAINVIEW HOMES

The Residences at Lookout

2,318 sq. ft., this home is absolutely loaded with fine features. Elegant dark hardwood floors, rounded corners on all the drywall, decorative columns and unique arched doorways are just the beginning. The eat-in kitchen is a gourmand’s dream come true with granite countertops, a breakfast bar, extended height glazed cabinets with valance lighting and a convenient butler’s pantry, complete with wet bar and wine cooler. The kitchen opens up to the bright and airy great room, which features a gas fireplace and potlights. There is also a spacious formal dining room and den or office with a cosy built-in window seat. The Palmer also features a beautiful master ensuite, main floor laundry and a double-car garage. The model home is now for sale with a $40,000 reduction and is being offered for an incredible $682,450. Visit for a tour today – you won’t be disappointed! While the wait for Phase Two is now over, buyers looking for an even quicker close can take advantage of the Mountainview express homes that are as ready as you are. With occupancy possible in as little as 30 days, you can be in your new home just in time for summer. Located in Phase One, the Oxford is a move-in ready bungalow on a 60-ft. lot offering 1,712 sq. ft. of living space. There are also towns available with closings of 120 days, giving buyers the opportunity to

truly make the home their own. Towns in Phase One start in the $320’s. For a limited time, all Phase One and Phase Two purchasers at The Residences at Lookout will receive $10,000 in décor dollars to be spent at Mountainview Homes’ Décor Centre. Construction of Phase Two is slated for late 2013. Fonthill is a charming, family-friendly community ideally situated in Niagara’s wine country. It is less than 15 minutes to the QEW and about 30 minutes from Hamilton. For more information, visit mountainview.com or call our Sales Concierge at 905.323.6232. The Residences at Lookout model home is located at 1587 Lookout St. Hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. and Wednesday noon until 7 p.m. Mondays and Fridays by appointment. MAY 11 - 25, 2013 | NEW HOME & CONDO GUIDE SWO 57

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as they navigate through expenses that range from the unexpected to buying a house. In fact, a recent TD Canada Trust survey found the top three credit options used by most Canadians within the past five years are bank-issued credit cards (92 per cent), department store cards (48 per cent) and mortgages (42 per cent). TD Canada Trust’s Farhaneh Haque, director of mortgage advice, and Stephen Menon, associate vice-president of credit cards, have teamed up to outline the popular credit products available and Experience the Quality Value ofborrow a ParkLane Home! provide Canadians with and tips on how to responsibly. CREDIT CARDS According to the survey, credit cards are the most 3244 More Charleston Dr. - Ridgeway widely used personal credit product. Canadians applied for a Off Barrington or Dominion take QEW exit at credit card in the past year (29 per cent) than any other personal Sodom Road - take Rt. 116 to Ridgeway. credit product. Two-thirds of CanadiansOPEN (66 per cent) agree that HOUSE setting up pre-authorized bill payments on & a travel rewards credit SATURDAY SUNDAY 1 - 5pm card is a good way to maximize the travel rewards earned and manage your finances. “When used correctly, credit cards can help manage and track Visit our remarkable 1485 sq. ft. bungalow in beautiful Ridgeway; your spending and build your credit history,” says Menon.

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HOME EQUITY LINE OF CREDIT Seven in 10 Canadians (70 per cent) say they have never used a home equity line of credit, even though 82 per cent correctly believe that a home equity line of credit can be a lower-cost option than a personal loan for financing a home renovation. “Many homeowners have the option to use the equity they’ve already built in their homes to finance upgrades which may improve their home’s resale value,” says Haque. “A Home Equity Line of Credit could allow you to use up to 65 per cent of the lesser of the appraised value or purchase price of your home, with a lower interest rate than most alternative forms of unsecured credit.” MORTGAGES The majority of Canadians think a mortgage is “good” debt (88 per cent) and understand that weekly mortgage payments, versus monthly, will help reduce the mortgage amortization period (84 per cent).

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Live the good life on up to 60’ lots in wine country. It seems like small towns have become big towns. Big towns are small cities. What if you could have the best of both worlds, and live just minutes from everything, yet wake up to the sound of, well, nothing. We’re talking beautifully crafted homes surrounded by wine country and farmers’ markets. Instead of traffic jams you’ll have conservation areas, bike trails and homemade pies just a hop, skip and a jump away. Starting to sound pretty good isn’t it?

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fusion homes

Southwestern Ontario builders

parry homes

receive Tarion Awards of Excellence for Outstanding Customer Service

customer service. “I am pleased to recognize home builders who provide exceptional service to their buyers,” said Minister MacCharles. “I offer my congratulations to the 2013 Tarion Awards of Excellence recipients for so capably representing Ontario’s building industry.”

Tarion Warranty Corp. has announced the recipients of the

2013 Tarion Award of Excellence

2013 Tarion Awards of Excellence, the only awards in Ontario that recognize new home Finalists and Recipients builders based solely on their customer service delivery. Highrise builder category (More than 100 highrise possessions per year) Awards were presented to

• Tridel, Toronto – Highrise Category • Fusion Homes, Guelph – Large Volume Category • Klemencic Homes, Trenton – Medium Volume Category • Parry Homes Inc., London – Small Volume Category “Happy, satisfied homeowners are the best indicator of good customer service. Tarion Award of Excellence winners are decided by homeowner feedback and recognize builders who go the extra mile to put their purchasers first,” says Howard Bogach, Tarion president and CEO. “We congratulate the winners and all finalists for being leaders in customer service excellence.” “We go above and beyond to meet our homeowners’ expectations,” says Lee Piccoli, president of Fusion Homes. “We are honoured to be recognized with a Tarion Award of Excellence and know it reflects the customer service values that are embodied by everyone in the Fusion Family.” “We are always accessible to our buyers and they appreciate that we are available on site, after hours and on weekends to answer any of their questions, not only when they purchase, but long after they move in,” said Wayne and Tina Parry. “We are proud to receive this award and know that it reflects the high level of service that we give to every buyer of a Parry-built home.” The awards are based on the results of a comprehensive survey sent to more than 40,000 Ontario homeowners who took possession of a new home between Oct. 1, 2011 and Sept. 30, 2012. More than 6,800 survey responses were received, representing 17 per cent of consumers who bought a new home in Ontario during that time. The results were tabulated by Crunch Research in partnership with Harris Decima. Survey questions covered every stage of the homeowner-builder relationship beginning with the signing of the agreement of purchase and sale, through construction, pre-delivery inspection and after-sales service. The Honourable Tracy MacCharles, Minister of Consumer Services was on hand at the award presentations to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments in

›› The Daniels Corporation, Toronto ›› Del Ridge Homes, Markham ›› Monarch Corporation, Toronto ›› The Tricar Group, London ›› Tridel, Toronto Large volume builder category (More than 100 possessions per year)

›› Branthaven Homes, Burlington ›› Fusion Homes, Guelph ›› Menkes Developments Ltd., Toronto ›› Monarch Corporation, Toronto ›› Pidel Homes, Guelph Medium volume builder category (21-100 possessions per year)

›› Grimesway Construction Ltd., Lindsay ›› Klemencic Homes, Trenton ›› Mirtren Homes of Belleville, Trenton ›› Terra View Homes, Guelph ›› Wrighthaven Homes Ltd., Elora Small volume builder category (5-20 possessions per year)

›› Marlo Homes Inc., Tecumseh ›› Medway Homes, Arva ›› Parry Homes Inc., London ›› Southridge Heights Inc., Tillsonburg ›› Triple T Holdings Ltd., Peterborough

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12.13

11.15

10.67

10.43

12.75%

14.59

12.28

11.31

10.85

10.61

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 may 11 - 25, 2013 | new home & condo guide swo 81

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1 Year

ATB Financial 2.6

CHARTERED BANKS

4 6.30op

3.1 6.30op

3.14 3.55 4.39 6.50op

3.04

Alterna Svgs/Alterna Bk 2.85

4 6.30op

3.05 3.09 3.09 2.99 6.30op

3.09

Bank of Montreal 3.1

4 6.30op

3 3.04 3.55 4.54 6.30op

3.09

Bank of Nova Scotia 3

4.55 6.45op

3.75 2.69 3.99 2.99 6.50op

4.99

Canadian Western Bank

4 6.45op

3 3.04 3.55 4.54 6.30op

5.14

CIBC 3.2 6.70op

3 3.14 3.55 2.99 6.35op

5.14

HSBC Bank Canada 3

2.7 3.95 2.98 4.99 6.35op

3.49

3.15

3.65

3.64

3.69

3.44

3

3

2.79

2.99

3.08

3.09 3.14 3.55 4.54 6.30op

5.14

3 3.05 3.1 3.1 4.00op

3.09

ICICI Bank Canada ING Direct

Variable

4.45 6.20op

3.05 3

Laurentian Bank n/a

4.4 6.70op

Manulife Bank 3 4.45

2 years

5 years

2.79

2.89

2.99

National Bank n/a

3.1 3.14 3.55 4.54 6.30op

3.39

Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice Finan

3.2

Royal Bank 3

4 6.30op

TD Canada Trust 3.2

3.2

2.79

4 years

MonCana Bank 4 6.70op

2.79

3 years

3.35

3.44

3 3.04 3.55 4.54 6.30op

5.14

3 6.30op

2.99

5.14

3.09

3.04

3.24

3.55

TRUST COMPANIES AGF Trust

n/a

2.99

3.1

3.5

3.64

Community Trust

n/a

6.5

3.1

3.35

3.95

4.64

Effort Trust n/a

4.45 6.30op

3.25 3.6 3.9 4.5 6.30op

4.95

Home Trust Company

3.2

2.49

3.95

2.74

2.99

2.99

Investors Group Trust n/a

4 6.50op

3 3.14 3.55 4.54 6.30op

5.14

MTCC 3

4.55 6.45op

3.75 6.50op

4.99

2.69

2.89

5.24

3.99

2.99

OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS Airline Financial C.U. 4

2.99 3.25 3.29 3.09 3.49 6.25op

Comtech Credit Union 2.79

6.6 8.40op

2.99 3.25 3.29 3.19 9.00op

3.09

First National Fin. LP

3.95

2.74

2.99

2.99

FirstOntario C.U. 2.79 6.34op

2.99 3.14 3.19 3.24 6.34op

2.97

London Life n/a

3 3.14 3.55 4.54 6.30op

5.14

MCAP 2.9

3.6 3.95 4.35 4.89 7.00op

5.14

Meridian Credit Union 2.85 4.45

3.1 3.14 3.7 2.98 6.30op

3.19 3.4

4 6.50op

2.69

2.79

Parama Credit Union

2.9

3

3.05

3.15

3.25

Steinbach Credit Union

2.4

2.4

2.5

2.7

2.8

3

2.99 6.50op

3.04

2.79

3.89

3.19

Teachers Credit Union 4

4.45 6.30op

Notes: **Interest rate charged subject to adjustment during term mortgage. Please consult institution for term of years available. All rates are prime rates and subject to change without notice. R.O.R. RATES ON REQUEST op OPEN ----- NOT QUOTING N/A NOT AVAILABLE April 22, 2013. Prepared By Fiscal Agents Financial Information Services 905.844.7700

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How much can you afford? Experts agree it is never a good idea to make yourself housepoor, and it is a very common mistake, particularly of firsttime buyers, to buy more home than you can really afford. Meeting with a mortgage broker or your banker will help determine your full financial picture, assessing everything from your credit rating to how much you have saved for a down payment. And with tougher mortgage rules recently taking effect, buyers should “stress-test” their plans – seeing how well you could cope with higher mortgage payments brought on by rising interest rates.

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How much will it really cost? Another common homebuyer mistake is not being prepared for all the closing costs involved: lawyer fees, land transfer taxes, utilities, insurance, and home inspection and appraisal fees and insurance. All of these costs add up, and ultimately should factor into your overall home-shopping budget. Where do you want to live? This question is becoming more important for a number of reasons, though influenced primarily by where you work, how much of a commute you want and whether your transportation options include mass transit or only driving. Indeed, especially with gas prices on the rise, proximity to mass transit is something more and more people are looking for in their new home location. It may not be as simple as choosing to live in the city, suburbs or small town. What type of home do you want? Once you have determined your options for cost and location, you can then assess what types of homes are available in your price range and desired neighbourhood: Single-family detached, semi-detached, townhome or duplex? Some many questions, so many choices. The good news is, home builders today are in sync with customer preferences for location and amenities, and with market realities with regard to pricing and needs for energy efficiency, so your options for new-home product have never been better. MAY 11 - 25, 2013 | NEW HOME & CONDO GUIDE SWO 85

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