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cover story p.14 LOSANI HOMES

HOMEBUYERS’ HELP

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CITY FOCUS

Beamsville & Grimsby: lifestyle and thriving community in motion

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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 in the case of the new-home purchase, since such a document outlines everything your home will have in, on 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, 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

VICE-PRESIDENT, WALL2WALL MEDIA

Jacqueline Hill

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Susan Maxwell

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, NATIONAL REAL ESTATE

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What’s in a development charge? Future homebuying ability could be at risk if fees continue to rise unchecked

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f you’re a regular – or even new – reader of New & Condo Home Guide, you’re likely becoming more familiar with this term – development charges. Indeed, a number of industry voices are speaking out on the matter, in increasingly vocal fashion. But just what are development charges, and why, as a prospective new-home buyer, should you care? In short, the fees are those applied by various levels of government when new homes are built, to pay for new infrastructure such as roads, transit and other necessities. The answer to the second question is more important: you should care because the fees are rising exponentially, have been for years, and they’re occupying an increasingly high portion of new-home costs. So, what can you do about it all? Aside from joining the industry’s lobbying for government to wrestle control of the increases, buying sooner than later will help you avoid higher development charges. That, and educating yourself on the issue as you go through the homebuying process.

Wayne Karl EDITOR

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

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ess than two years ago, Losani Homes launched Ancaster Glen, a 55-acre master-planned community of executive towns and large lot singles to a highly receptive audience of discerning new-home buyers. The townhome purchasers were seeking the luxury of carefree living with the Ancaster Town Collection. Executive families were looking for luxurious large homes with traditional deep lots and found them in the 50-ft. estates. Ancaster Glen delivered for both audiences to a resounding sell-out success with townhomes and only few singles remaining. Anticipation has been building for the next phase of Ancaster Glen, and Losani Homes is pleased to announce the wait is almost over. This fall, Losani Homes will introduce a brand new release of towns with new Chateau elevations that will make Ancaster Glen all the more attractive to a broader audience of new-home buyers. “With the introduction of another new Townhome Collection, Ancaster Glen

continues to be the most sought-after location in the region,” says Fred Losani of Losani Homes. “Ancaster Glen is more attainable, more affordable and more attractive than ever before.” Ancaster Glen’s original town collection sold out with great success within the first weekend of its launch, and now buyers have the opportunity once again to be a part of this highly successful community. To gain access to this release of townhomes, register online at losanihomes.com/ancaster Ancaster Glen’s new town release will have all the great features of Phase 1’s executive towns – Old World architecture with tasteful brick or upgraded Chateau elevation; traditional lots; an abundance of builtin community amenities. “What attracted buyers to the Ancaster Glen community in the first place is the prestige home styles, the community park, the conservation trails, the landscaped roundabouts and location are sure to attract new families looking to be a part of this upscale development,” says Losani. The new Townhome Collection is a limited release of condo and freehold units, many of them integrated within Ancaster Glen’s Phase 1 site plan to mingle with the larger 40-, 45- and even 50-ft. estate lots. Losani adds, “The streetscape will be visually compelling. This is not a typical cookie-cutter suburban grid but rather a pleasing meandering street plan. The Town Collection will contribute to a harmonious sense of place.” Families will be drawn to the vast range of award-winning townhome plans from Losani Homes’ gallery of homes as well as new designs. Choose

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Ancaster Glen’s original town collection sold out with great success within the first weekend of its launch, and now buyers have the opportunity once again to be part of this highly successful community.

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from a wide array of expertly designed floorplans with luxury ensuites, multiple baths and two to three bedrooms layouts. All plans feature formal and family friendly designs that provide the most usable space and design style. “We are able to offer an extraordinary value package for our Town Collection buyers,” says David Merklinger, sales and marketing manager for Losani Homes. “The townhomes will have a built-in package of Losani lifestyle luxury features that we believe will have a lot of value for homeowners.” Ancaster has long enjoyed the reputation as Hamilton’s premier address of distinction. Surrounded by greenspaces, woodlots, close to schools, shops, services and the charming historic downtown, families are drawn to community and its cachet. Ancaster Glen’s location off Garner Road in coveted Ancaster is well positioned between the charms of old downtown and the convenience of the new Meadowlands area. It is close to new amenities, schools, parks, conservation areas, the Niagara greenbelt, and choice golf courses and is easily accessible to Hwy. 403 and beyond. Register now for VIP event and privileges at losanihomes.com/ancaster

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ew-home buyers who are looking for excellent design, great value and high-level interior finishes in a superb location are finding it worth their while to travel beyond the Greater Toronto Area. Award-winning builder Geranium Homes is seeing many visitors from Toronto, Burlington, Mississauga and Oakville showing interest in buying at its premier four-season adult-lifestyle community, The Village at Sally Creek in Woodstock. The location within an hour drive of west Toronto is particularly popular among empty nesters and professional couples who find they can move to a more practical size home and save thousands by comparison to the price of homes in their present neighbourhood.

Geranium invites you to see for yourself homes that offer superior main level living with the option of a finished loft or basement area from a reputable and award-winning home builder. If you desire great value, energy efficiency and high-level interior finishes in a brand new home, plan to visit Geranium Homes in Woodstock. If your definition of enjoying life is the opportunity to play nine-holes of golf in the morning followed by lunch with friends at the local bistro and an evening wine tasting with neighbours, you will be right at home at The Village at Sally Creek. Geranium Homes’ marketing director, Sue Webb Smith says, “All of these things and so much more are possible for residents of The Village at Sally Creek.” Every home in the adult-lifestyle neighbourhood comes with membership to the community’s Recreation Centre, the first phase of which is now in use. Geranium’s purchasers receive a free one-year Sally Creek Golf Club membership for two. Three Model Homes by renowned Bryon Patton & Associates Interior Design showcase comfortable living in Geranium’s semi-linked and fully detached bungalows and bungalow-lofts in this established neighbourhood. Spacious and luxurious bungalow homes

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Sally Creek Golf Club at the heart of the community

Geranium invites you to see for yourself homes that offer superior main level living with the option of a finished loft or basement area from a reputable and award-winning home builder. Exteriors combine low-maintenance clay brick, stone veneer and Hardie Board siding. Interiors have nine-ft. main floor ceilings, quality kitchens, laminate flooring, and beautiful broadloom (all as per plan). In addition to excellent construction standards, Geranium’s homes are Energy Star for New Homes qualified, featuring third-party verification and up to 20 per cent energy savings (over homes built to Ontario Building Code minimum standards) from the day you move in. Geranium’s semi-linked bungalows on walk-out basement lots range from 1,391 to 1,604 sq. ft. for standard plans, prices start at $289,900. Some premium lots are available backing onto the golf course. Detached designs range from 1,479 to 2,067 sq. ft. on 50-ft. lots overlooking the golf course. Prices start from $339,900 to $424,900. Loft options are available on some plans. A $10,000 Upgrades Bonus is now offered. Geranium Homes has been creating family neighbourhoods across Ontario for 36 years. The company has received the industry’s highest awards: Building Industry and Land Development (BILD) Association’s 2012 Home Builder of the Year and the 2011 Canadian Home Builders’ Association Grand SAM Award. The City of Woodstock has 350 hectares of parkland and open spaces, live theatre, a state-of-the-art hospital, local transit system, recreation programs and facilities, social clubs, dining, shopping and a weekly farmer’s market.

location Woodstock housing type Semi-linked and fully detached bungalows and bungalow-lofts sales centre Fairway Road at Vansittart Avenue (Hwy. 59) in Woodstock, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to Wednesday, closed Thursday and Friday contact 519.290.3466 | 855.457.2559 geraniumhomes.com

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September has been a busy month in Keswick, esp-

ecially at the Crates Landing Presentation Centre on the south shores of Lake Simcoe. With the announcement of a new builder taking the lead on the waterfront project, coupled with affordable new pricing, the doors were opened for a special sales event on Saturday, Sept. 7 with a huge and enthusiastic crowd in attendance. With the sales made over the weekend, 70 per cent of the first phase of the project is now spoken for – a sales milestone that means financing can be finalized and construction will be commencing in the spring of 2014. Now spearheading the development, the Augustine Group, a wellknown developer of premium residential projects, is stretching out the summer and continuing with sales events in the weekends to come. A great selection of one-, two- and three-bedroom suites is still available at the Grand Marina Condominium, many with expansive waterfront terraces and all sharing the recreation facilities found in the Commodore’s Club. “At our first September Sales Event, we were happy to meet many of the buyers who committed to the project back when Crates Landing was first announced, as well as those who hadn’t heard about the project until recently,” says Brian Tilley, vice-president of sales and marketing at Augustine Group. “With all the shoreline work now complete, the site is really starting to take shape and the anticipation for those who have purchased is building.” The vision behind Crates Landing is the creation of a world class, four season residential community in complete harmony with its natural environment on Lake Simcoe. Like Muskoka Wharf in Gravenhurst and the Villages of Blue in the Town of the Blue Mountains, the community is destined to become a waterfront landmark and destination.

Situated directly beside the Crates Marina and overlooking Cook’s Bay on Lake Simcoe, all the components of Crates Landing come together in one harmonious site plan, from the midrise residential buildings to the all-suite Residence Inn by Marriot. Community amenities will include a spa, shops, cafes and open air patios, as well as a private beach, meandering boardwalks, observation points and a floating dock area. With the aim of protecting and enhancing the wide variety of birds, flora and fauna within this natural sanctuary-like setting, a full 50 per cent of the Crates Landing site has been retained as greenspace to be preserved for generations to come. “It is our intention to take Crates Landing to the next level, to make the blueprints a reality, and to create the kind of resort community that appeals to the lake lover in everyone,” says Tilley. “For anybody looking for that kind of waterfront living environment, here’s never been a better time to get involved than right now.” T h e we e ke n d s a l e s e ve nt s w i l l continue until the end of the month. Those interested in the Crates Landing projec t should register A SAP at crateslandingcondos.ca

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preview registration eastforest homes London | Andover Trails Register now to qualify for exclusive offers in this community of quadroplex and townhome designs. eastforesthomes.com

new openings sifton properties London | Westwood Village Grand opening of luxury one-floor Energy Star condos from the low $300’s. sifton.com geranium homes Woodstock | The Village at Sally Creek Designer decorated models open – semi-linked and fully detached bungalows and bungalow-lofts in this adult lifestyle community. geraniumhomes.com claysam homes Woodstock | Sally Creek Premium twin town designs now including finished basements. claysamhomes.com

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new releases auburn developments London | Foxfield Community A variety of housing options are available in this community, including single-family lots. auburndev.com rembrandt homes London | River West Third and final phases coming soon for this bungalow condos surrounded by a beautiful garden oasis. rembrandt-homes.ca Sifton properties Ingersoll | HarrisView Single-family homes on 40- to 50-ft. lots, with some wooded and pondview lots available. sifton.com Cachet reid heritage homes London | Copperfield Final single-family homes available in this community. Single-detached designs close to schools, shopping, recreation and parks. cachetreid.com

claysam homes Woodstock | Neighbourhoods of Devonshire Get affordable homeownership in this community of single-family homes minutes from Hwy. 401. claysamhomes.com

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n the age-old search for value, you’ll find no greater value than Plattsville Estates – affordable country living in a family-oriented community just a 15-minute drive west of Kitchener-Waterloo. This short drive can amount to savings of $80,000 on your new home – enough to put in a pool, take a holiday or put a son or daughter through school – or all of the above. In addition to these phenomenal savings, the values continue to add up. Plattsville Estates is set in the midst of the countryside of southwestern Ontario. Spacious lots and homes, fresh air, quiet surroundings – and all of this at prices considerably less than city living anywhere along Hwy. 401.

location Plattsville sales centre Bungalows and two-storeys on 50-, 60-ft. and estate lots contact 519.684.6771 claysamhomes.com

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CLAYSAM HOMES Plattsville Estates

Every lot lends itself to comfortable living within the welcoming atmosphere of Plattsville, where you’ll experience smalltown living at its best. Claysam Homes offers this collection of country-sized lots that enjoy the wide-open spaces of this quiet community where the Nith River gently winds around it. This is where the smallest lot size is 50-ft. and the last remaining 60-ft. lot is being offered at the same price as a 50-ft. These spacious lots are ideal for bungalow plans like the popular Daytona, a model home open for viewing. These lots, some pie-shaped and some with walkouts, neighbour additional estate lots and half-acre lots offering a wide selection of opportunities to those who prefer to watch the city disappear in the distance. Every lot lends itself to comfortable living within the welcoming atmosphere of Plattsville, where you’ll experience smalltown living at its best. Plenty of nearby amenities and activities extol an overwhelming sense of community. Both adults and children enjoy the friendly competition of hockey at the local arena, plus figure skating. The curling club also houses a banquet hall. In the summer, look forward to soccer and softball leagues, the tennis courts and lots of greenspace and parkland for all. Just beyond Kitchener and Cambridge, Plattsville is also within easy reach of Woodstock, New Hamburg and Stratford. There are other smalltown destinations close at hand for unlimited daytripping opportunities. With quick access to Hwys. 401, 402 and 403, you can reach Kitchener, Brantford or London in the time it takes to have a cup of coffee. Drive the back roads and enjoy the view as well. Visit the furnished model of the two-bedroom Daytona which showcases one-level living within 1,564 sq. ft. It features an innovative layout with the kitchen angling through the centre of the home as it reaches out to the dining room and the Great Room beyond. The master suite is at the back of the home while a front bedroom can easily serve double duty as a den.

The 2,414-sq.-ft. Pinehurst is family living and entertaining at its finest as you’ll discover once you enter the front door. Half walls define the living room at the entrance. Next you’ll be greeted by a formal dining room where columns upon demi-walls reappear, followed by the eat-in kitchen that opens into the great room. Upstairs there are three bedrooms including the master suite with walk-in closet and luxury ensuite. There is an optional fourth bedroom that is ideally utilized as a media room offering another gathering space for the busy family. Homes range in size from a 1,200-sq.-ft. bungalow to two-storey homes of 2,400 sq. ft. Custom plans are welcomed for the various lot sizes. Features of each home include a custom eat-in kitchen by B&D Woodworking, in Guelph, master suite with ensuite and walk-in closet, columns and demiwalls, tankless water heater, ceramics and double garages. And with the money saved by buying here rather than in Kitchener or beyond, you can add additional enhancements to your home like hardwood or central air. With the wonderful width of these homes and depths of 121 or greater, the yards are pool-sized and great for many outdoor living areas. Stop by and discover affordable country living at Plattsville Estates. sep 28 - oct 12, 2013 | New home & condo guide SWO 27

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from Fanshawe College’s Construction Carpentry Techniques program received a portion of their required safety gear. Each year, the London Home Builders’ Association provides hard hats for every student in the program. Enrollment for this year’s class is approximately 110 students. Purchase of these LHBA logo’d green hard hats is possible through member donations to a program called “Protecting our Future.” Hard hats are mandatory safety equipment that students are expected to purchase at the beginning of the term. The donation is a significant part of LHBA’s programs that support Fanshawe students pursuing careers in construction.

This is one of many ways that the LHBA and Fanshawe College work together to support the development of the incoming workforce required to maintain employment levels in the construction industry. The promotion of Careers in Construction is a strategic priority of the LHBA. Fanshawe College continues to prosper by articulating with the LHBA as both the Construction Carpentry Techniques (CCQ) and Construction Engineering Technician (CTN) programs focus on residential construction. Beyond the hard hat contribution is a student ambassador program that has students network with LHBA members who are active professionals in the residential sector. The careers committee also facilitates employment opportunities for one-year CCQ weekday and weekend program graduates, as well as two-year CTN graduates.

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preview registration branthaven homes Waterdown | Bohemian Towns Coming soon – towns from the $270’s. branthaven.com COUNTRYGREEN homes Waterdown | Uptowns of Waterdown Coming soon – urban two- and three-storey back-to-backs, traditional and executive towns priced from $264,900. countrygreenhomes.com kingwood homes Paris | Village on the Grand Register now for riverfront townhomes in historic downtown Paris, from the $230’s. villageonthegrand.ca rosehaven homes/Homes by Desantis/CDI developments Ancaster | Tiffany Hill Phase II coming early 2014 – freehold townhomes and 36- and 45-ft. detached. tiffanyhill.ca rosehaven homes/ homes by desantis Stoney Creek | On the Ridge Coming early 2014 – semis, 35- and 40-ft. singles. liveontheridge.ca ljm developments Burlington | Appleby Gardens Now selling – pre-construction pricing on condos starting from $229,000. applebygardens.ca ADI Development Oakville | Link Condos + Towns Register now for this modern condo community on Dundas at Sutton, adjacent to Bronte Provincial Park. adidevelopments.com forest park homes Fonthill | The Village Landing Pre-register for Fonthill’s newest community – single-family homes and village homes. thevillagelanding.com TOBYN park homes Stoney Creek | Stoneywood Park Coming spring 2014 – detached homes and townhomes, on-site greenspace, easy access to highways, conservation area and other amenities. stoneywoodpark.com

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rosehaven homes Mount Albert | Victoria Highlands Coming November 2013 – 50-ft. detached singles. rosehaveninmountalbert.com new horizon homes Bronte | Harvest Coming soon – register now for these luxury freehold townhomes backing onto Bronte Provincial Park. newhorizonhomes.ca new horizon homes Oakville | Mint Condominiums Coming soon – living well for less in Oakville, condos at Bronte and Dundas from the mid $200’s. newhorizonhomes.ca spallacci homes Hamilton | Eden Park Coming soon – Simona Place and the Towns of Eden Park. Exquisite collection of executive townhomes. spallaccihomes.com spallacci homes Hamilton | 101 Locke Condos Boutique condo living is coming to Hamilton – in the sought-after Durand neighbourhood. spallaccihomes.com schuit homes Ancaster | Perth Park Exclusive community of residences fronting landscaped parkland onto a ravine setting. schuithomes.com

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mountainview homes Fonthill | The Residences at Lookout Second phase now open – new bungalow collection on 50-ft. lots. mountainview.com bucci homes Grimsby | Bliss Two-storey freehold executive towns located near 50 Point Conservation Area, priced from the mid $260’s. buccihomes.com Augustine Group Stoney Creek | Treviso Select suites still available at this condominium in downtown Stoney Creek – including corner units and penthouses. trevisostoneycreek.ca

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branthaven homes Grimsby | Wave Condos Final phase of affordable lakeside boutique condos in Grimsby. branthaven.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

Empire communities Niagara Falls | Imagine Now open – master-planned community of towns and detached homes in heart of Niagara. empirecommunities.com

spallacci homes Hamilton | Eden Park Phase 4 release of exceptional 32and 40-ft. lots. spallaccihomes.com

spallacci homes Hamilton | Eden Park Grand Opening of Chateau-inspired semis collection. spallaccihomes.com

Emery condominiums Burlington | Appleby Club Limited release of Country Club Condominiums at Appleby and Dundas. applebyclub.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

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THE VILLAGE OF SOUTHFIELDS. AN ESTABLISHED COMMUNITY. AN EXCEPTIONAL OFFERING. 43' Singles and Two-Storey Towns Discover an established masterplanned community in the heart of Caledon. Come home to The Village of SouthFields. Innovative floorplan designs include expansive 43' Singles with lofts and twostorey townhomes. Experience Caledon’s community, where charming family homes are delicately woven into an awe-inspiring fabric of neighbourhood parks, schools, protected parkland, trail systems and stunning greenspace corridors. 5 MODEL HOMES TO VIEW Like us on:

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It’s never been a better time to buy a Monarch home. Enjoy incredible buyer incentives at all of our communities and make your dreams of a new home come true today.

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Empire celebrates official opening

of Imagine Centre

WITH RECORD SALES FOR NIAGARA’S NEWEST COMMUNITY

EMPIRE COMMUNITIES RECENTLY CELEBRATED THE OFFICIAL

opening of its Imagine Centre in Niagara Falls with a host of dignitaries and friends sharing in the excitement. Kim Craitor, MPP for Niagara Falls, joined with Niagara Falls Mayor, Jim Diodati, Dan Guizzetti, president and CEO of Empire Communities and Paul Golini, executive vice-president of Empire, as they unlocked the door with a giant key to an exciting new living opportunity at the community of Imagine. Empire’s new master-planned community, Imagine, is one of the most significant ever launched in the Niagara Region. The community opened quietly at the end of July and, in just two months, the first phase is more than 90 per cent sold, a record for the area. “The response from the local community has been more that we could have ever imagined,” says Golini. “Over 1,000 people have visited the presentation centre – everyone from single people, families and empty nesters to snowbirds scaling down yet wanting to remain in the community.” “Niagara Falls has been waiting a long time for this community to launch,” says Mayor Jim Diodati. “We are delighted to see that Imagine is being so well received and that it caters to all ages and stages of people’s lives.” 46 NEW HOME & CONDO GUIDE SWO | SEP 28 - OCT 12, 2013

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Because of the overwhelming success of Imagine, Empire is launching Phase 2 of the community on Saturday, Sept. 28. The Community of Imagine boasts a range of different living styles including large and small single-family detached homes as well as townhomes. Freehold townhome designs range from 1,008 to 1,665 sq. ft. and Prestige freehold park townhome designs include homes ranging from 1,247 to 1,586 sq. ft. In addition, detached homes – in twostorey styles – are available on a wide range of lots sizes, from spacious 30-ft. to expansive 46-ft. lots, with homes sizes from 1,178 to 3,619 sq. ft. Empire has also introduced two charming bungalow designs each on 44-ft. homesites. Every one of the homes at Imagine C O N T I N U E D O N PA G E 4 7 . . .

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CONTINUED

Empire is introducing the power of renewable, eco-friendly geothermal technology to Imagine.

features a striking live-in kitchen. Those who favour modern design will enjoy the contemporary live-in kitchen, which features a mix of cool and bright tones. Specialty elements have been included such as frosted fl ip-up cabinets and an open cabinet above the fridge, Aluminedge large fields and a playground. The Promenade Neighbourhood makes cabinet detailing and stainless steel handles life for busy families easier, with shopping within walking distance, and on the cabinets as well as freestanding the Amphitheatre is a place for friends and family to enjoy a music or floating shelves which give the modern theatre performance during the warm summer months. kitchen a customized feel. Empire has also Empire is introducing the power of renewable, eco-friendly geothermal designed a more traditional live-in kitchen technology to Imagine. Geothermal energy can save homeowners up to to satisfy the more traditional tastes all on 80 per cent in total heating and cooling costs over traditional home energy display in the model homes. costs. Details of this progressive approach to cost saving technology can But Imagine is so much more than be outlined in the Imagine Centre. what is inside the home. There’s a world In addition, as part of Empire’s commitment to sustainability, every to explore beyond the front door that home in Imagine will be built to Energy Star standards, a trail-blazing comprises several neighbourhoods. The Green initiative for this master-planned Niagara community. Empire Experience the Quality and Value ofoffers a ParkLane Waterside Neighbourhood the Home! will also have a selection of other Green options for residents to choose perfect setting for relaxing family strolls from including charging stations for electric cars. The community, in 3244 Charleston Dr. - Ridgeway Off Barrington Dominion take QEW exit will at and for admiring sunsets from The orImagine fact, set the standard for sustainable living in the region. Sodom Road - take Rt. 116 to Ridgeway. Gazebo. The Woodside Neighbourhood is Empire Communities is the region’s leading builder providing local OPEN HOUSE akin to living next to an untouched with outstanding homes in Hamilton, Ancaster, Dundas, Stony SATURDAY &forest. SUNDAY 1families - 5 pm The Trailside Neighbourhood serves as the Creek and Niagara Falls. To learn more, visit empirecommunities.com $ perfect spot to enjoy a walkonly or to commune withremarkable nature. The Neighbourhood To learn more about the exciting new community of Imagine, visit Visit our 1485Parkside sq. ft. bungalow in beautiful Ridgeway; a quiet,offers peacefulyou community in Niagara. This space, home has including 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a plenty of active empirecommuniti es.com/communities/imagine

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2-way gas fireplace, plus a finished family room in the lower level.

Call Ed at 905.651.8857 to view this home today!

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CURRENT COMMUNITIES CHIPPAWA/NIAGARA 50’ Singles & 35’ WIDE Bungalow Loft Townes from the low $300’s Sodom Rd. & Mann St. 5 MODELS NOW OPEN

THOROLD 45’, 40’, 36’ Singles, Semis, Attached Singles & Towns from the $240’s Move in this Summer on Select Towns & Attached Singles Richmond St. & Winterberry Blvd. 8 MODELS OPEN

COMING SOON STONEY CREEK 40’ & 35’ Singles and Semis Mud St. & Upper Centennial Pkwy. COMING EARLY 2014 Register at LiveontheRidge.ca

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FABULOUS FLOORPLANS - NIAGARA’S BEST VALUE!

Vintner Estates S T. C AT H A R I N E S

Located just steps from fine shopping, dining and more this intimate enclave neighbourhood takes full advantage of an unbeatable St. Catharines location that’s in the centre of it all.

SITE

CONSTRUCTION

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WHAT WE CALL A MAJOR TRAFFIC JAM IN SMITHVILLE.

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?

BURLINGTON

EXIT AT CHRISTIE STREET

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Prices subject to change without notice. E.&O.E.

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DETACHED AND SEMI-DETACHED HOMES ON 50’ LOTS STARTING IN THE $270s

NIAGARA

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Lifestyle and thriving community in motion in

Beamsville & Grimsby

W

hen was the last time you were witness to tree-lined main streets? This phenomenon, along with thriving rural areas, the Niagara Escarpment, Lake Ontario shores, proximity to Ontario’s wine region, 400 acres of parks and expanding highway access – all define “home” for the 10,700 residents of Beamsville and 23,900 in the adjacent town of Grimsby. To say these are picturesque towns resplendent with lifestyle opportunities is an understatement. With lakeside locations, marinas and the Fifty Point Marina and Conservation Area, Beamsville and Grimsby boast an excellent combination of natural surroundings and modern but comfortable development. Feel like a nice, quiet walk in the woods? There’s the Bruce Trail that winds along the Niagara Escarpment. In the spring, there’s the Hawk Watch, taking place at the Beamer Conservation Area. Numerous golf courses are only minutes away, as are facilities for hockey, soccer, tennis, softball, racquetball, swimming and curling. Longtime residents as well as recent homebuyers are drawn to the picturesque settings, served by more than 100 businesses, new-home development and improving access to Hamilton and St. Catharines, and all other points around the Golden Horseshoe.

Indeed, Beamsville and Grimsby are among the fastest-growing parts of the Hamilton region. In recent years, new condominiums have been built along the lakefront beyond the reach of the industrial Hamilton Harbour. Builders – including Homes by DeSantis, Empire Communities, Augustine Group, Branthaven Homes, Rosehaven Homes and Losani Homes – have attracted local residents as well as those relocating from the Greater Toronto Area, thanks to greater affordability and quick access to the western GTA via the Burlington Skyway. Detached housing growth remains strong in developments above the mountain. Still, greenspace is abundant, with more than 40 parks totalling 400 acres of land, and countless baseball diamonds, soccer fields and playgrounds. Extend from the shores of Lake Ontario to above the majestic Niagara Escarpment with the QEW right at their doorstep, Beamsville and Grimsby are located within 30 minutes of downtown Hamilton and St. Catharines, less than a one-hour drive from Toronto and the U.S. border. Businesses and residents enjoy the ideal mix of a small town, community lifestyle, while maintaining easy access to several major urban centres. In addition to small-town atmosphere, the towns are part of the Gateway to Niagara, offering much more than meets the eye. They are part of the many towns and villages that comprise the Niagara region, an area of 1,800 sq. km. that forms a peninsula of land between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie with a total population of about 432,000. With many on the move to new-home communities in Beamsville and Grimsby, the secret is out. The towns offer quiet getaways from city living and an ideal location for commuters heading to Hamilton and Toronto or Niagara. In addition to Empire, Branthaven and Homes by DeSantis, other respected builders active in the area include DiCenzo Homes, Multi-Area Developments and Bucci Homes, boasting a strong selection of new-home communities that offer luxury, detached and townhome living.

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Like the rest of the Niagara region, Beamsville and Grimsby enjoy a thriving agricultural industry, collectively employing large numbers. Like the rest of the Niagara region, Beamsville and Grimsby enjoy a thriving agricultural industry, collectively employing large numbers. The area along the QEW, and above and below the Escarpment, is dotted with livestock farms, orchards, vineyards and greenhouses. The greenhouse industry of Niagara boasts in excess of 18 million sq. ft. of space. Some 200 greenhouses and 75 food processing plants employ more than 6,000 with thousands more employed in related industries. Horticulture is supported by extensive training programs through Niagara College’s Horticultural Centre, The Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture and The Horticultural Research Institute of Ontario (University of Guelph), all of which base programs in the Niagara Region. Niagara’s grape industry produces more than 48,000 tonnes per year. New wineries are an example of the region’s ongoing expansion in overall agricultural and food processing. Increased popularity of grape and wine products has created a separate identity and a designated Wine Route as you drive toward Niagara Falls, connecting 30 of the area’s 70 wineries offering tours and tasting. Hundreds of thousands of visitors tour this scenic route annually. The wine industry employs more than 5,000 people in wineries, retail and as suppliers and growers. West Lincoln Memorial Hospital is located in Grimsby and serves 60,000 citizens in town and adjoining municipalities and is also the largest public employer. Larger hospitals with expanded services and facilities are located in nearby St. Catharines and Hamilton. For culture, the September Art Festival and the Grimsby Art Gallery lure hundreds of artists and craftspeople, and thousands of visitors from all over Ontario and the U.S. And in Beamsville, the Lincoln County Agricultural Fair has attracted thousands of people every year since its inception in 1857.

Beamsville & Grimsby at a glance Population

Beamsville, 10,700 Grimsby, 23,900 Average home prices*

June 2013, $390,572 June 2012, $363,162 Sources Town of Grimsby, Town of Beamsville, CMHC, Canadian Real Estate Association, Tourism Niagara, Statistics Canada, Royal LePage Survey of Housing Prices, Niagara Economic Development Corp. *Hamilton-Burlington and District

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WINNER OF 3 AWARDS OF DISTINCTIONS Best Single Family Home

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2500 sq ft & over

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This exclusive community will feature only 9 private residences fronting onto landscaped parkland nestled onto a ravine setting and the Hamilton Golf and Country Club. Your Private roadway is a short distance from Hwy 403 for your commute access to Burlington, Oakville or Toronto.

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rivada is a little corner of paradise in southeast Guelph where luxury and comfort go hand in hand. Stunning ravine views and the natural surroundings of the Speed River combine to create the ultimate haven of luxury within these maintenance-free, well-appointed bungalow townhome condominiums by Fusion Homes. This is the last opportunity to call Privada home as construction continues on the last seven homes. Some units are fully finishes and you can move in in as soon as two weeks. Others are available in early in 2014, and homebuyers can select their colours, finishes and cabinetry for a totally customized design package. Partnering style, substance and scenic views, Privada has captured essential lifestyle ingredients within these remaining homes that reflect a variety of needs. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for a home far removed from the city, this is the closest you can get, yet its premier address allows for easy access to shopping, dining and entertainment.

These homes step far beyond the realm of traditional townhomes with spaciousness and widths of up to 39 ft. or more to rival detached living. The Senator, of 1,800 sq. ft. at unit 32, stands ready for ownership and offers a two-week closing. This gracious two-bedroom bungalow is located on a premium lot and includes many upgraded features for the discriminating buyer. You are greeted at the entrance by a Great Room with cathedral ceiling soaring above the bay window. The nine-ft. ceiling height allows for transom windows throughout. A pathway of tile leads through to the kitchen with its quartz countertops, sparkling white tiled backsplash and walk-in pantry. It has been outfitted with professional grade GE appliances in stainless steel: refrigerator, wall oven, dishwasher, cook top and hood and microwave. It is centrally located between the great room and breakfast room, which opens onto a central parkette for indoor or outdoor dining. A six-zone audio package has also been pre-wired in kitchen, master bedroom and ensuite, second bedroom, courtyard and dinette, and the great room has been pre-wired for home theatre. A separate hallway leads to the second bedroom, with its own ensuite, and the master suite, with walk-in closet and luxury ensuite, at the back of the home. The master suite also offers access to the back garden. A maple railing with wrought iron spindles leads to the basement. The main floor laundry and mudroom is equally spacious and is conveniently located at the access to the two-car garage, yes, a two-car garage. Additional flooring, lighting and cabinetry upgrades further enhance the style and substance of this home that is priced at $513,500.

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Privada is located as close to the riverbank of the Speed River as you can get, providing a scenic backdrop that enhances the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own landscaping. With an unprecedented investment of $1.5 million in plantings, Privada bears the essence of an established community from its entrance gates through to the manicured lawns and paved driveways of each home. A natural border of cedars forms the southern boundary. The lush landscaping continues through the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s central parkette with its pavilion surrounded by shrubs and trellised gardens, a tranquil spot for neighbours to gather. To keep everything green, there is an in-ground irrigation and sprinkler system for each homeowner. In the winter, snow removal is provided from individual driveways, walkways, and even front porches. Beyond the landscaping, the entire community is bordered by conservation area. Because there isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t maintenance or gardening to do, Privada ensures your time is your own, to be enjoyed and savored in luxury and comfort. Whether residents are retired, semiretired or empty nesters, Privada offers pure enjoyment for people on the go with interests near and far. For more information, contact 519.836.9777 or email Bev Megna at bmegna@fusionhomes.com

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MacPherson Master Builders has a history of building custom homes of great value. With a reputation for quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, homeow ners can select f rom 12 architecturally-designed bungalow home designs on 50- and 60-ft. lots. Bob and Jeanette McDowell are delighted to be living at The Bridges. “We were immediately impressed with the designs of the homes, the size of the lots and the fact it is a freehold development. We are extremely satisfied with the construction of our home and the after sales service.” The community is close to a wide selection of interesting places to see and visit. Enjoy the picturesque and historic waterfront towns of Bayfield, Goderich and Grand Bend, which are part of the beautiful Lake Huron shoreline. Take in the internationally acclaimed live theatre at the Stratford and Blyth Festivals just a short drive away. Whether it’s the state-of-the-art recreation centre, the prestigious Seaforth Golf and Country Club, or the idyllic countryside setting, residents of The Bridges are having the time of their life. Come and see for yourself how much fun adult lifestyle living can be, visit bridgesofseaforth.ca or call 519.522.2743.

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hen Mattamy opened its very first community in Kitchener earlier this year, it captured the attention of new-home buyers with a thoughtful array of stylish homes and well-planned community features. Sales continue to be brisk in this friendly neighbourhood of Wildflowers. Now as things get back to normal and kids return to school, the days are a little calmer and neighbourhoods like Wildflowers are perfect places to be as we head into the glorious days of autumn. Wildflowers offers a completely new approach to homebuilding in Kitchener. It presents the considerable benefits of master-planning and Mattamy’s vast experience in planning neighbourhoods that are interesting in their architecture and rich in community features. Mattamy neighbourhoods are places where you’ll always find a smile and kids playing.

Wildflowers reflects the needs of families, not the builder. There are park spaces, playgrounds, walking/biking trails and tranquil ponds scattered throughout, all of which give families perfect places to gather and share life in the neighbourhood. There’s a mature forest bordering the community so an after-dinner stroll will be truly inspiring. Future planning calls for a school right in Wildflowers and local shops you can walk to. Mattamy has a vast amount of experience in master-planning. Since 1978 they have built more than 60,000 homes in more than 150 communities across North America. The approach has always been to provide interesting and varied architecture so the streets have individuality and features that make everyone completely satisfied in the home and in the community. If you’d like to see the many attributes of life in a master-planned Mattamy community for yourself, you can visit Upper Country Club and Mill Pond in Cambridge. The best way to see the advantages is to go for a walk so you can get a full measure of the many things that make life a lot more pleasurable. The streets look different because of the wide variety of styles and integrated garages. You can also usually find a homeowner or two who will gladly tell you why they chose a Mattamy community. In Wildflowers, you’ll find well-designed detached homes in a variety of sizes and floorplan options to accommodate any size family. Many homes offer front porches so neighbours can enjoy each other’s company with a friendly “hello” while out for a stroll. You’ll find homes in Wildflowers are built with very large windows so you have the benefit of more cheerful, natural light streaming into the home. These special home and community

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features in Wildflowers are the types of features you find in small, thoughtfully planned and friendly Ontario towns. Kitchener-Waterloo is a place that has built an outstanding reputation as a hub for the high-tech industry. Two superb universities are highly regarded around the world. Kitchener is a vibrant, growing city that offers many community activities and special events. Oktoberfest is the largest of its kind outside of Germany. Recreational facilities are available for all seasons and you don’t have to wait long for a good parade because Kitchener has a Santa Claus parade, a Thanksgiving/ Oktoberfest Parade and a Canada Day Parade that fill the streets from Waterloo to the southern reaches of Kitchener. There’s a great Farmer’s market downtown as well as fine shopping, dining, nightlife and cultural venues.

If living in Kitchener is high on your list, Mattamy invites you to come and see Wildflowers and find the home and community features that will make life beautiful for your family every day. Right now, you’ll find detached homes from the $290’s. You can also enjoy a special package of upgrades on the 30- and 36-ft. detached homes that includes granite countertops in the kitchen and hardwood on the main floor. The Wildflowers presentation centre is located at 1571 Fischer Hallman Rd., 519.744.9296, open Monday to Thursday 1 to 8 p.m.; Friday 1 to 6 p.m; Saturday, Sunday and holidays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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caLcuLate YouR mortGaGe Payments Interest rate

amortIZatIon PerIod

cHart fIGure

eXampLe: 5%

25 YeaRs

5.82

mortGaGe amount ÷ 1,000 (MORTGAGE AMOUNT $125,000)

125

montHly Payment

$

follow tHese stePs to see If you’ll QualIfy for a mortGaGe on YouR dReam home

01

05

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.

02

06

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.

03

07

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.

04

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 %

amortIZatIon PerIods

inteRest Rates

10 YeaRs

15 YeaRs

20 YeaRs

25 YeaRs

30 YeaRs

3.00%

9.65

6.90

5.54

4.73

4.21

3.25%

9.76

7.02

5.66

4.86

4.34

3.50%

9.88

7.14

5.79

4.99

4.48

3.75%

9.99

7.26

5.91

5.13

4.61

4.00%

10.11

7.38

6.04

5.26

4.76

4.25%

10.23

7.50

6.17

5.40

4.90

4.50%

10.34

7.63

6.30

5.53

5.04

4.75%

10.46

7.75

6.44

5.67

5.19

5.00%

10.58

7.88

6.57

5.82

5.34

5.25%

10.70

8.01

6.74

5.96

5.49

5.50%

10.82

8.14

6.85

6.10

5.64

5.75%

10.94

8.27

6.98

6.25

5.79

6.00%

11.07

8.40

7.12

6.40

5.95

6.25%

11.19

8.53

7.26

6.55

6.11

6.50%

11.31

8.66

7.41

6.70

6.26

6.75%

11.43

8.80

7.55

6.85

6.42

7.00%

11.56

8.93

7.69

7.00

6.59

7.25%

11.68

9.07

7.84

7.16

6.75

7.50%

11.81

9.21

7.99

7.32

6.91

7.75%

11.94

9.34

8.14

7.47

7.08

8.00%

12.06

9.48

8.28

7.63

7.25

8.25%

12.19

9.62

8.44

7.79

7.42

8.50%

12.32

9.76

8.59

7.95

7.59

8.75%

12.45

9.90

8.74

8.12

7.76

9.00%

12.58

10.05

8.86

8.28

7.93

9.25%

12.71

10.19

9.05

8.45

8.10

9.50%

12.84

10.33

9.20

8.62

8.28

9.75%

12.97

10.48

9.36

8.78

8.45

10.00%

13.10

10.63

9.52

8.95

8.63

10.25%

13.24

10.77

9.68

9.12

8.80

10.50%

13.37

10.92

9.84

9.29

8.98

10.75%

13.50

11.06

10.00

9.46

9.16

11.00%

13.64

11.22

10.16

9.63

9.34

11.25%

13.77

11.36

10.32

9.80

9.52

11.50%

13.91

11.52

10.49

9.97

9.70

11.75%

14.04

11.66

10.65

10.15

9.88

12.00%

14.18

11.82

10.81

10.32

10.06

12.25%

14.32

11.97

10.98

10.49

10.25

12.50%

14.46

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 sep 28 - oct 12, 2013 | new home & condo guide swo 81

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Compare mortgage rates for your best deal CHARTERED BANKS

Variable

6 Months

1 Year

2 years

3 years

4 years

ATB Financial 2.6 4 2.94 2.89 3.09 3.49 6.30op 6.30op 6.50op Alterna Svgs/Alterna Bk 2.95 4 3.09 3.14 3.39 3.49 6.30op 6.30op Bank of Montreal 3 4 3.14 3.14 3.95 4.74 6.30op 6.30op Bank of Nova Scotia 2.8 4.55 3.75 2.79 3.99 4.39 6.45op 6.50op Canadian Western Bank 4 3.14 3.14 3.95 4.54 6.45op 6.30op CIBC 3 3.09 3.14 3.19 3.59 6.70op 6.35op HSBC Bank Canada 3 4.45 2.7 3.95 3.13 4.99 6.20op 6.35op ICICI Bank Canada 3.05 3.15 3.65 3.64 3.69 ING Direct 3 3.19 3.24 3.59 3.69 Manulife Bank 3 4.45 3 3.25 3.4 3.5 4.00op 3.69 3.75 3.79 3.79 MonCana Bank National Bank n/a 4.4 3.14 3.14 3.95 4.74 6.70op 6.70op Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice Financial 3 3.15 3.49 3.69 Royal Bank 3 4 3.14 3.14 3.95 3.59 6.30op 6.30op TD Canada Trust 3 3.09 3.14 3.65 4.54 6.30op

5 years 3.84 3.69 3.89 3.99 5.34 3.89 3.69 3.89 4.09 3.79 3.89 5.34 3.99 3.89 3.79

TRUST COMPANIES Community Trust n/a Effort Trust n/a Home Trust Company 2.65 Investors Group Trust n/a MTCC 2.8

6.5 4.45 6.30op 3.95 4.2 6.50op 4.55 6.45op

3.14 3.25 3.95 4.74 3.25 3.6 3.9 4.5 6.30op 2.89 2.89 3.09 3.39 3.14 3.14 3.95 4.69 6.30op 3.75 2.79 3.99 4.39 6.50op

5.34 4.95

Airline Financial C.U. 4 Comtech Credit Union 2.95 6.2 6.40op First National Fin. LP 3.95 FirstOntario C.U. 2.7 6.34op London Life n/a 4.2 6.50op Luminus Financial 2.95 MCAP 2.85 Meridian Credit Union 2.75 4 Parama Credit Union 2.85 Steinbach Credit Union 2.5 Teachers Credit Union 4 4.45 6.30op

3.01 3.1 3.33 3.65 6.25op 2.99 3.25 3.29 3.24 6.30op 2.99 2.79 3.09 3.39 3.09 3.14 3.44 3.49 6.34op 3.14 3.14 3.95 4.69 6.30op 2.96 3.05 3.05 3.25 3.95 3.6 3.95 4.35 4.89 7.00op 3.09 3.14 3.65 3.29 6.30op 2.9 2.69 3.2 3.45 2.5 2.7 2.9 3.05 3.1 3.09 3.19 3.39 6.50op

3.99

3.74 5.34 3.99

OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

3.45 3.79 3.69 5.34 3.75 5.14 3.49 3.55 3.25 3.59

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 September 23, 2013. Prepared By Fiscal Agents Financial Information Services 905.844.7700

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