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may 24 - June 7, 2014 || volume 17 issue 10

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EASTFoREST HoMES

Location, price, design – Andover Trails has it all

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regular and special features in every issue 10 Editor’s Note 83 Hot Dates 84 Ad Index columnists 32 Expert Advice

Buy now, save now – and watch your investment grow by Karen Kessel

86 Fundamentally Speaking

Infrastructure’s big boost – and why it matters to us all by Wayne Karl

58 Mortgage Advice

Bridge financing: what is it and how can it help you? by Alyssa Richard

72 Tarion Report

Builders presented with awards for customer service excellence by Howard Bogach

in the news 54 HHHBA

HHHBA confers 2014 Awards of Distinction

60 LJM Developments

Grand Opening in Grimsby draws more than 300 attendees

homebuyers’ help 62 city Focus

Tree-lined streets and thriving industry draw residents to Grimsby

68 Your First Home

The psychology of mortgage pre-approval

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75 Homebuyers’ Resources

Mortgage Calculator & Rate Table

community focus features 18 Milton

Mattamy Homes Variety, new designs and the Final Release at Hawthorne Village on the Park

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28 Guelph

Reid’s Heritage Homes Guelph comes Alive with new townhome community that stands out from the crowd

40 Waterdown

CountryGreen Homes The Uptowns of Waterdown – yours to discover in Park Place Village

50 Fonthill

Forest Park Homes Two new model homes showcase small town living at The Village Landing

New Home Watch

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//EDITOR’S NOTE

Moving made easy

Due diligence a must with this part of the homebuying process

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VICE-PRESIDENT, WALL2WALL MEDIA

hether you’re relocating from one coast to the other or moving to your first place out of your parents’ home, moving can be hectic, exciting and certainly stressful. But, relax. You can eliminate all of the anxiety associated with moving by taking control of the situation with confidence. If you decide to move yourself, book a moving truck well in advance from a reliable company that can help with some tips on moving as well as advice regarding the size of vehicle you will need. If you decide to go with a pro, ask your friends and family to recommend a mover. Call at least three companies to ask about their services and then decide. Professional movers can do everything for you if you wish, from packing and unpacking, to disconnecting appliances and electronics, but of course there’s extra cost involved. Make sure you understand the terms of your agreement no matter what you decide, as well as any additional costs such as insurance and mileage fees, so you can budget accordingly. Happy moving!

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There’s more than one way to buy your first home, and it’s important to take your time to plan your purchase well

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uying your first home is an exciting experience. Years of saving, months of planning, weeks of searching and days of executing a purchase usually lead to countless hours of anticipation for newcomers to the process. For many, however, it can also mean trepidation. Relax, though, you’re not alone. Indeed, more and more first-time buyers realize how important it is to prepare for their initial home purchase. According to the BMO 2014 First-Time Home Buyers Report, they’re taking not only additional time but also more thorough steps to better prepare: » 30 per cent of first-timers expect parents or family to assist in their purchase » 61 per cent are making cutbacks to their lifestyle to facilitate better saving » 60 per cent say their homebuying timeline has been delayed While homeownership affordability is holding its own and interest rates remain low, increasing government-imposed fees and other factors are contributing to rising prices in the new home category. With mortgage rates expected to slowly increase later this year, additional preparation to make smart, wise homebuying choices is essential for first-timers.

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Location, price, design

Andover TrAils hAs iT All Location London Housing type Townhomes saLes centre 3041 Springmeadow Rd., off Southdale Road between Wonderland and Wharncliffe, open Monday to Wednesday 2 to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. contact 519.204.3079 eastforesthomes.com 14 NEW HOME & CONDO GUIDE SWO | MAY 24 - JUN 7, 2014

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ward-winning designs, unbeatable prices, prime location: buying a new home in London has never been easier. A protected capped rate mortgage program will guarantee your interest rate today for when you move in and pre-construction pricing includes up to $10,000 to spend at the Design Studio plus stainless steel appliances. Situated in the heart of southwest London, Andover Trails is close to major arteries, schools, shopping and an abundance of fine dining. With the University of Western Ontario only 20 minutes away, Andover Trails offers the perfect investment for your college students now and your retirement later. The Quads provide a unique lifestyle opportunity with the convenience of a condominium without the high costs of a highrise. Each one- or three-bedroom Quad design includes an individual utility/laundry area plus exclusive use patio or balcony. The two-storey, three-bedroom townhome offers a single home lifestyle without the higher costs of a detached home. With prices starting at


EASTFOREST HOMES | Andover Trails $189,990, these designs are ideal for the first-time homebuyer, the young professional looking for a solid investment or the empty nesters looking to downsize. Eastforest visitors are encouraged to visit the Design Studio in Kitchener. The 18,000-sq.-ft. facility displays all included features and options available to new-home buyers. Private consultations are provided for all homeowners and guided tours and pricing information are provided for prospective buyers upon request. Seeing firsthand what is and is not included in your new home helps you make an informed decision. Buying a new home is one of the biggest steps you will ever take, and we at Eastforest Homes believe it should be an informed and memorable experience. For more information visit eastforesthomes.com or visit the Presentation Centre and four beautifully decorated model homes at 3041 Springmeadow Rd. off Southdale Road between Wonderland and Wharncliffe.

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When it comes to your home, the little things matter. The same goes for home insurance.

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Wintergreen Model Home In Wildflowers, Kitchener

Come And Find A New 30' Or 36' Detached Home In The Final Release In Hawthorne Village On The Park. The very last release of homes in Hawthorne Village On The Park is now available. And for the first time in a long time we have brand new 30' Detached Homes along with a fine selection of 36' Detached Homes.

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BILD Homebuilder Of The Year. Follow us: Sales Centre Hours: Monday - Thursday 1pm-8pm; Friday 1pm-6pm; Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 11am-6pm All illustrations are artist’s concept. All dimensions are approximate. Prices, specifications, terms and conditions subject to change without notice. E.&O.E.

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//community focus

Mattamy offers variety, new designs and the Final Release in HawtHorne Village on tHe Park Location Milton Housing type Townhomes, semis and detached homes saLes centre 10180 Derry Rd., 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. contact mattamyhomes.com

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ave you ever been around the Escarpment on a brilliant, warm summer’s day? It is a special treat to just meander around and mingle with the natural beauty that surrounds you. Residents of Hawthorne Village never get tired of the scenery and outdoor recreational possibilities available in this region. Now would be a good time to check out all that Mattamy has to offer in Hawthorne Village, where more than 10,000 families find ample reasons to savour every day in the community. Mattamy has a recent release that offers a wide variety of townhomes, semis, 34-, 36- and 43-ft. detached homes in completely new designs. Hawthorne Village on the Park has just released the final homes available in this neighbourhood. You will find sought after 30-ft. detached homes, which have been unavailable for quite some time, as well as a great selection of 36-ft. detached homes.


MATTAMY HOMES | Hawthorne Village on the Park The last opportunities to buy in the neighbourhood of Hawthorne Village on the Park will attract a lot of attention, as this particular neighbourhood is renowned for it’s massive central park and lovely setting right at the foot of the Escarpment. Hawthorne Village is a great place to live. In its neighbourhoods, you will find a huge variety of home styles to suit every family need and budget. You’ll find memorable park spaces, playgrounds, walking/biking trails, schools in the neighbourhood, a community retail area so you can get things done by walking rather than driving. There is always a full slate of community events and activities that help make every day special in the neighbourhood. This community has earned many industry distinctions through the years for its community design and multitude of home styles. It has also been honoured with many awards for customer satisfaction, most of which were earned based on comments from existing homeowners who have a true sense of pride in the place they call home and the small town benefits available right in the community. Mattamy was also recently named Builder of the Year for an unprecedented fifth time by the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD).

This community has earned many industry distinctions through the years for its community design and multitude of home styles.

Since the very beginning, more than a decade ago, Mattamy has been proud to be a part of the fabric of Milton. The company is very much involved in the day-to-day life of this charming town, and has contributed significantly to the arts and recreational programs in the community including the Mattamy Theatre in the Milton Centre for the Arts, a cultural gem in the heart of the downtown area. Another thing you’ll discover in small towns is that they take great pride in their heritage buildings. There are several heritage buildings right in Hawthorne Village that have been retained for their historical character. Just drive a few minutes into downtown Milton and you’ll see exactly what we mean about the importance of heritage buildings, with an impressive collection of storefronts and home styles tucked just off the main street. The Escarpment is completely breathtaking and totally serene. It’s the kind of place where a bike ride can take an hour or a full day depending on how much natural inspiration you need. It is a fully protected UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. No matter what the season, you will find people reveling in the wonders of outdoor enjoyment at the Escarpment. Take a trip out to Hawthorne Village in Milton and you’ll instantly feel like just getting out of the car and going for a walk. You’ll also feel, that this would be a great place for your new family home. Townhomes in Hawthorne Village start from $371,990 and detached homes from $465,990. The Hawthorne Village Sales Centre is located at 10180 Derry Rd., 905.875.2692. Presentation centre hours are 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. For more information on all Mattamy communities, visit mattamyhomes.com MAY 24 - JUN 7, 2014 | NEW HOME & CONDO GUIDE SWO 19


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New Home watch BuiLders: If you would like to include your new model home or site opening,email wayne.karl@wall2wallmedia.com. Please say you saw it in New Home & Condo Guide!

preview registration activia group Waterloo | Bloom

new openings aZ tech homes Arthur | Preston Park

Register now for this new multi-residential condominium community in Carriage Crossing.

Townhomes from the mid $200’s in Wellington County, near Orangville and Fergus. model homes open in June 2014

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reid’s heritage homes Guelph | Alive

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Register now for three- and four-bedroom freehold and condominium townhomes starting from the $300,000s.

A private crescent sitting on a ridge overlooking the Grand River, featuring 30- and 36-ft. lots.

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reid’s heritage homes Kitchener | Williamsburg Walk

gemini homes Guelph | Morning Crest

Register now for midrise urban condominiums starting from the low $200’s.

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fusion homes Guelph | Solterra Coming soon – 30-ft. detached homes from 1,300 to 2,450 sq. ft. Register now for priority preview.

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fusion homes Guelph | Natura Register now for priority preview of this collection of townhomes surrounded by woodlands behind Eastview Road.

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Energy star model home is now open. Visit at watson Road and Couling Crescent for details on available single and semi-detached homes.

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new reLeases reid’s heritage homes Kitchener | The Oaks New 56-suite condominium. offering a great selection of floorplans that suit a variety of budgets and lifestyles in an established community.

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reid’s heritage homes Fergus | Westminster Highlands master-planned community in Fergus. Choose from a variety of single-detached homes, bungalow, two-storey and executive townhomes, and midrise condos – close to amenities and trails.

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fusion homes Guelph | Blueberry Hill brand new semi-detached and 30-ft. detached lots.

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New Hamburg

Elmira

Plattsville

Stratford

Baden

Owen Sound

Breslau

Collingwood

MILTON, GEORGETOWN, ROCKWOOD, GUELPH, FERGUS, ELORA, ALMA, CAMBRIDGE, KITCHENER, WATERLOO, AYR

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Ayr

FOREST PARK HOMES

Hilltop Estates

from $321,900

Cambridge

REID'S HERITAGE HOMES

Aspen Heights

Collingwood

REID'S HERITAGE HOMES

Georgian Meadows

Collingwood

REID'S HERITAGE HOMES

Silver Glen Preserve

Fergus

REID'S HERITAGE HOMES

Westminster Highlands

Georgetown

MENKES

The Enclaves of Upper Canada

Guelph

REID'S HERITAGE HOMES

Alive

Guelph

REID'S HERITAGE HOMES

Village by the Arboretum

BC

Guelph

REID'S HERITAGE HOMES

Westminster Woods

BC

Guelph

TRICAR GROUP

River Mill Condominiums

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Kincardine

REID'S HERITAGE HOMES

The Highlands at Hunter Ridge

BC

Kincardine

REID'S HERITAGE HOMES

Inverlyn Lake Estates

BC

Kitchener

BRANTHAVEN HOMES

Nestings

Kitchener

FUSION HOMES

Explorers Walk

Kitchener

COOK HOMES

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27&BC 47 30&BC

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12&13

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NEW LIFESTYLE HOMES

Explorers Walk

from low $200's

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Kitchener

TERRA VIEW HOMES

Edgewater Estates

from $380's

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Kitchener

LOSANI HOMES

Victoria Common

from $259,900

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Kitchener

MATTAMY HOMES

Wildflowers

from $251,990

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Kitchener

MONARCH

Topper Woods

Kitchener

WILLIAMSBURG HOMES/

Eby Estates

44&45 from $345,400

24&BC

REID'S HERITAGE HOMES Kitchener

REID'S HERITAGE HOMES

The Oaks

Kleinburg

MONARCH

Kleinburg Crown Estates

Meaford

REID'S HERITAGE HOMES

Gates of Kent

Owen Sound

REID'S HERITAGE HOMES

The Residences of Cobble Beach

Port Elgin

REID'S HERITAGE HOMES

Summerside

Puslinch

REID'S HERITAGE HOMES

Heritage Lake Estates

Scarborough

MONARCH

Evergreen

from high $400's 44&45

Scarborough

MONARCH

Parkwood

44&45

Thornbury

REID'S HERITAGE HOMES

Lora Bay

Waterloo

FOREST PARK HOMES

Vista Hills

BC from mid $800's

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//community focus

Guelph comes Alive with new townhome community that stands out from the crowd

Location Guelph Housing type Three- and four-bedroom townhomes from low $300’s contact 519.658.6656 reidsheritagehomes.com

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ou don’t have to look very far in Guelph to see the commitment to community that Reid’s Heritage Homes holds near and dear to the heart. Only blocks from its flagship, award-winning community of Westminster Woods, the company’s newest collection is Alive with anticipation and appeal. Alive is a townhome community for the stylish urbanite with an appreciation for design and all the conveniences of modern living. This exclusive collection of only 90 townhomes will stand out from the crowd with exteriors that sport a decidedly contemporary design. Prominent are the oversized upper windows with linear accents. It’s a pattern repeated on the garage doors and the entryway providing sleek style. Brick and stonework are interspersed with accents of siding for an untraditional approach to townhome design enhanced by the very finest in finishes and materials.


REID’S HERITAGE HOMES | Alive

This investment in style is an obvious investment in quality of life for those seeking contemporary comfort in an urban setting of maintenance-free living where the essentials are a walk away. An entertainment complex, grocery stores, banks, pharmacy, athletic facilities and much more are a stroll away. There is proximity to Hwy. 401 and Guelph’s main artery, the Hanlon Parkway, as well as accessible bus routes for easy transport to University of Guelph just down the road. This places Alive at the centre of it all. These three- and four-bedroom plans are well-appointed with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and spa-style bathrooms. Sizes range from 1,362 to 1,408 sq. ft., with some offering condo ownership in addition to freehold. Construction should begin in the near future with completion and occupancy scheduled for later this year. Prices begin in the low $300’s and include a large selection of standard finishes as well as upgrades that you’d find in any Reid’s Heritage home. Like its other successful townhome communities, Reid’s Heritage Homes places lifestyle first, and home maintenance last. Each of the four plans places the Great Room across the back of the home, defined by a trayed ceiling above. Kitchens offer an island or breakfast bar, while two plans feature a walk-in pantry. The four-bedroom plan is standard while the optional three-bedroom plan offers a master suite and two bathrooms. All feature a second-floor laundry. Built on a solid reputation of quality, integrity and service, Reid’s Heritage Homes is one of Ontario’s leading builders, with a history of home building that goes back to 1947. The same enduring values that motivated founder Orin Reid, inspire many diverse communities today. A dedication to values and traditions has established Reid’s Heritage Homes as an award-winning developer, with accolades that include 2013 Ontario Home Builder of the Year from the Ontario Home Builders’ Association and one of the Top 50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada for 2014.

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//expert advice

Buy now, save now –

and watch your investment grow » by Karen Kessel

Karen Kessel

is the Broker of Record for Planet Realty Inc., Brokerage, servicing the Guelph and surrounding areas of South Western Ontario. If you have any questions for Karen you can reach her by email at karen@planetrealty.ca or visit planetrealty.ca

It’s really true. Pre-construction prices are a legitimate savings and a great investment. Builders need to secure sales, and the best time to do that is before shovels hit the ground and before building costs start to grow. Homebuyers, of condos in particular, have the first opportunity to get the best selection of locations, designs layouts and closing dates before a project takes off. Not only does it give buyers the best selection, it offers an investment that starts to grow from the moment a deposit is made. In the case of condominium construction, most builders need to illustrate the viability of a project to their lenders, with a specific percentage of sales, before financing can be advanced. That’s when incentives are offered to encourage purchasers to buy early. It can be an appliance package, upgrades, a discounted mortgage rate… anything to whet a purchaser’s appetite. The earlier purchasers step forward, the earlier construction can begin, placing closing dates in sight. It’s also a purchaser’s opportunity to choose that lake view or a southerly or western exposure that are always most popular.

Condo selection is an art – corner suites, higher floors, ground floors, closer to the elevator, preferable exposures to scenic surroundings… you name it.

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Condo selection is an art – corner suites, higher floors, ground floors, closer to the elevator, preferable exposures to scenic surroundings… you name it. If a project is released in the fall, and you wait and head south for the winter, chances are the pickings will be considerably slimmer when you return in the spring, and prices will be higher. It’s a fact of life and a fact of new condominium sales. Builders offer these new properties at market value prices, so as construction begins and costs begin to grow, purchase prices increase to cover the higher costs. Once construction begins and other buyers take notice of the project, interest and demand increases, while supply is limited, and Economics 101 kicks in – and therefore prices rise. Demand rises and you’ve already got your purchase price locked in while the value continues to rise. It’s a win-win situation. What adds to the winning formula is a 10-day cooling-off period. Under the Condominium Act, buyers are entitled to a 10-day rescission (coolingoff) period. This allows time to have a solicitor review the offer to purchase, you can discuss financing with the bank and, if need be, change your mind. During those 10 days, the property is taken off the market. Should you decide not to move forward, the contract is cancelled and any deposit is returned according to its terms, and the property is placed back on the market. So, the next time you see a preview opening or preview registration, sign up, check it out, have a look. More importantly, if you like what you see, buy now, save now and watch your investment grow.


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PHELPS HOMES

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from $214,900

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from mid $300's

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from $360,990

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COUNTRY GREEN HOMES

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The UpTowns of Waterdown

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hen you’re looking for a new home, there are many things to consider before purchasing. After all, your home is one of your largest investments. Along with the style and quality, there’s also the location, access to amenities and resale value. At CountryGreen Homes’ Uptowns of Waterdown in the Park Place Village community, you’ll find it all. For the last five years, CountryGreen Homes has established itself in Waterdown as a quality, customer focused builder offering innovative and modern designs in family living. Nowhere is it more apparent than in this popular and fast growing community located in the bustling town of Waterdown. Here, you’ll find major retail stores combined with quaint family restaurants, an abundance of parks and recreation centres that all add up to a top notch family oriented community. Proximity to major highways and the Niagara Escarpment make this area an investment in your family for years to come. With more than 60 per cent now sold, the Uptowns of Waterdown in Park Place Village has become the community of choice for young professionals and growing families looking for quality, value and an upscale lifestyle.

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Offered are a selection of both condo and freehold two- and three-storey back-toback townhomes ranging in size from 1,168 to 2,492 sq. ft. Whether you’re just starting out as a new-home buyer or are already established, there’s a home in your price range starting from a very affordable $264,900. The back-to-back design has proven to be a popular home option with young Ontario families looking for more family time. With little to no exterior maintenance, purchasers have now discovered an oasis outside their door – in the nearby Niagara escarpment and the abundant parklands and community events Waterdown is known for. The Uptowns of Waterdown offer a stylish range of modern and spacious floorplans with sought after features, including recreation rooms, generous family size kitchens and home office spaces.


COUNTRYGREEN HOMES | The Uptowns of Waterdown

The Uptowns of Waterdown offer a stylish range of modern and spacious floorplans with sought after features, including recreation rooms, generous family size kitchens and home office spaces. All homes come with an array of upscale features, including nine-ft. ceilings on the main floor, imported Italian tiles and California knockdown ceilings to name just a few. In addition and for a limited time, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also receive $5,000 in decor dollars to be spent on your choice of upgraded features to personalize your new home. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no better time to discover what The Uptowns of Waterdown has to offer. Why not see for yourself and come visit the award-winning sales team at the Sales Pavilion located at 619 Centre Rd. in Waterdown. Hours are Monday to Wednesday, 2 to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday/Friday by appointment only. Call 905.690.7600 or visit countrygreenhomes.com

Location Waterdown Housing type Freehold two- and three-storey back-toback townhomes saLes centre 619 Centre Rd. in Waterdown, open Monday to Wednesday, 2 to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday/Friday by appointment only contact 905.690.7600 countrygreenhomes.com

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Monarch first. Since 1917, Monarch has been at the heart of so many family histories. First homes. First memories. First accomplishments. First friends. And first loves. For almost a century, the reassuring welcome of a Monarch home on a Monarch street has brought thousands and thousands of families closer together. So if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for a new home, trust the oldest, strongest and most respected name in Canadian homebuilding. Choose Monarch. First.

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MONARCH COMMUNITIES KLEINBURG | Kleinburg Crown Estates | Designer Decorated Models Singles from the mid $800,000’s Sales Centre located at 165 Timber Creek Boulevard 416-495-3513 CALEDON | SouthFields | Designer Decorated Models Singles & Live.Work Towns from the low $600,000’s Townhomes from the upper $300,000’s Sales Centre located at 12515 Old Kennedy Road, Caledon (Old Kennedy Rd. and Mayfield Rd.) 905-843-0707 AJAX | Tranquility | Only Few Lots Remaining Singles from the upper $500,000’s Sales Centre located at 3 Bignell Crescent (Salem Rd. North & Rossland Rd. East) 416-495-3542 SCARBOROUGH | Parkwood | Register Now Freehold Towns coming this summer KITCHENER | Topper Woods | Register Now Singles coming this summer HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 1pm – 8pm, Friday: 12pm – 5pm, Weekends & Holidays: 11am – 6pm

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Forest Park model homes showcase small town living in Fonthill

Location Fonthill Housing type Freehold towns from $259,900, singles from $359,900 saLes centre 1526 Haist St. contact 289.897.8751 thevillagelanding.com

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orest Park Homes has established itself as a home builder with a forte for creating communities within communities in the small towns of southern Ontario such as Ayr, Waterloo, Woodstock, Stratford and now Fonthill. With award-winning style on its side, Forest Park has opened two model homes in its newest community of The Village Landing. Located on Haist Street in the heart of the quiet town of Fonthill, you’ve now discovered this delightful piece of the Niagara countryside. This is where you’ll enjoy the simplicity of walking the kids to school and the challenge of playing 18 holes on top-ranked golf courses. Lush green space and pristine hiking trails cater to both your sense of adventure and your love of solitude. The convenience of having all this – and every amenity – close at hand will be yours at The Village Landing. Visitors will soon learn that they’re just minutes to St. Catharines and Niagara Falls and all of the region’s most popular points in between like The Wine Route, Shaw Festival and casinos. Airports in Buffalo, Hamilton and Toronto are within an hour’s drive.


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Lush green space and pristine hiking trails cater to both your sense of adventure and your love of solitude.

Two model homes are now open inviting visitors to view the quality, style and design found within a Forest Park home. Hours for viewing are 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, and noon to 5 p.m. weekends. The Village Landing showcases two collections of singles of 1,265 to 3,575 sq. ft. designed for 45- and 50-ft. lots. You’ll discover innovative designs made popular within other communities, such as the three or four-bedroom Beaujolais (re-christened the Kinsale for Fonthill, one of the models now open) from Hilltop Estates in Ayr. It was named 2010 and 2013’s Most Outstanding Two-Storey Design by the Waterloo Region Home Builders’ Association. You’ll see why when you view its second-level family room, luxury ensuite, open concept main floor of kitchen, dining area and living room, main level laundry, double-car garage and specialty features like coffered ceilings, fireplaces and covered back terrace. This was also part of Forest Park’s award-winning 2010 Project of the Year. The freehold townhomes are equally impressive with expansive widths of 26-ft. leading to interiors of 1,431 to 1,857 sq. ft., spaciousness seldom seen in townhome

design. Available in two-storey, bungalow and bungaloft designs, they offer a gamut of lifestyle options in a town where quality of life is the quintessential feature. In the near future, construction will begin on a row of townhome models to showcase another aspect of Village Landing living. With prices starting at $259,900 for townhomes and $359,900 for singles, Forest Park offers entry level pricing to Fonthill living. These are baseline prices that include this builder’s extensive list of standard features while still offering a handsome selection of upgrades to meet every family’s needs and tastes. Plus, for a limited time, homebuyers will receive up to $12,000 in luxury enhancements More selection. More choice. More savings. Available at The Village Landing in Fonthill. MAY 24 - JUN 7, 2014 | NEW HOME & CONDO GUIDE SWO 51


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//in the news

HHHBA confers

2014 Awards of Distinction

The Hamilton-Halton Home Builders’ Association (HHHBA) recently recognized the highest levels of achievement in the home building industry with its annual Awards of Distinction, providing a showcase for members to assess and compare the latest ideas in their field. This year’s Awards of Distinction covered building, design, promotion and marketing. Following is a list of winners selected from more than 200 nominees and were judged by Toronto, Guelph, Kitchener, Niagara and London area members who are directly involved with the related award categories.

Best Magazine Advertisement, ADI Development Group Inc. for LINK Condos & Towns, presented by Susan Maxwell, associate publisher of New Home & Condo Guide Southwestern Ontario, far right.

CREATIVE AWARDS BEST PROJECT LOGO

Desozio Homes Ltd., Dussin Quality Homes & Starward Homes Management Ltd. Country Ridge Estates BEST MAGAZINE ADVERTISEMENT

Adi Development Group Inc. LINK Condos & Towns

BEST NEWSPAPER ADVERTISEMENT

BEST SIGNAGE

Adi Development Group Inc. LINK Condos & Towns BEST WEBSITE

Menkes Developments Ltd. Millstone On The Park BEST TV AD

Marz Homes Holdings Inc. Azure Lakeside Village

Adi Development Group Inc. LINK Condos & Towns

BEST SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

BEST NEWSPAPER/ MAGAZINE FEATURE ADVERTORIAL

BEST ON-SITE SALES & MARKETING PACKAGE

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Adi Development Group Inc. LINK Condos & Towns

ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

SUPPLIER COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Shipway Stairs Ltd. TRADE COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Shipway Stairs Ltd. SALESPERSON OF THE YEAR

Gail Ward Country Green Homes The Uptowns Of Waterdown

Marketing Award of the Year, ADI Development Group, Link Condos & Towns.

SALES TEAM OF THE YEAR

Billie Ventresca & Sandra Veselisin Homes By Desantis Inc. Lincoln Square CSI AWARD

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PRODUCT AWARDS BEST SALES OFFICE

Adi Development Group Inc. LINK Condos & Towns BEST BATHROOM IN A HOME UNDER 2,500 SQ. FT.

Marz Homes Holdings Inc. Azure Lakeside Village Emerald

Best Bathroom in a Home Under 2,500 Sq. Ft., Marz Homes, Azure Lakeside Village, Emerald.

BEST BATHROOM IN A HOME 2,500 SQ. FT. & OVER

Losani Homes Ltd. Orchard Park Bordeaux BEST KITCHEN IN A HOME UNDER 2,500 SQ. FT.

Losani Homes Ltd. Discovery Princeton BEST KITCHEN IN A HOME 2,500 SQ. FT. & OVER

Losani Homes Ltd. Orchard Park Bordeaux

Best Exterior on a Home 2,500 Sq. Ft. & Over, Losani Homes, Orchard Park, Bordeaux.

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BEST EXTERIOR ON A HOME UNDER 2,500 SQ. FT.

Marz Homes Holdings Inc. Azure Lakeside Village Emerald BEST EXTERIOR ON A HOME 2,500 SQ. FT. & OVER

Losani Homes Ltd. Orchard Park Bordeaux BEST EXTERIOR ON A HIGHRISE CONCEPT

Adi Development Group Inc. LINK Condos & Towns BEST INTERIOR MERCHANDISING MODEL HOME UNDER 2,500 SQ. FT.

Best Condominium Unit Under 1,200 Sq. Ft., Adi Development Group, LINK.

Marz Homes Holdings Inc. Azure Lakeside Village Emerald BEST INTERIOR MERCHANDISING MODEL HOME 2500 SQUARE FEET & OVER

Losani Homes Ltd. Orhcard Park Bordeaux BEST CONDOMINIUM UNIT UNDER 1,200 SQ. FT.

Adi Development Group Inc. LINK Condos & Towns Thermae BEST TOWNHOME UNDER 2,000 SQ. FT.

Best Single-Family Home Under 2,500 Sq. Ft., DeSantis, Nashville, The Cambridge.

Marz Homes Holdings Inc. Azure Lakeside Village Emerald BEST SINGLE-FAMILY HOME UNDER 2,500 SQ. FT.

A. Desantis Developments Ltd. Nashville The Cambridge BEST SINGLE-FAMILY HOME 2,500 SQ. FT. & OVER

Losani Homes Ltd. Orchard Park Bordeaux PROJECT THE YEAR

Dussin Quality Homes, Marz Homes Holidngs Inc. & Sonoma Homes Country Ridge Estates

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Bridge financing – what is it and how can it help you? » by alyssa richard

alyssa richard

is the Founder and CEO of ratehub.ca, a mortgage rate comparison site that aims to empower Canadians to make smart financial decisions.

It’s unlikely that the first home you buy will be the one you stay in forever. At some point, you’ll want to sell and buy a new home – either to upsize, downsize or move to a new location. And when you find yourself in that situation, there’s a good chance you’ll be relying on the equity from your existing home to help you purchase your next one. Unfortunately, you could get stuck in a situation where the closing date for your new home is before the closing date of the home you’re selling, which leaves your down payment tied up in equity. Mortgage brokers estimate that 20 to 30 per cent of Canadian homeowners find themselves in this situation; if you’re one of them, bridge financing is the tool that can help you out of it. How does a bridge loan work? Well, let’s say the closing date for the home you’re buying is 40 days before the closing

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date for the home you’re selling. A bridge loan is simply a loan for the amount of equity you want to take from your existing home that covers you for those 40 days. Bridge loans are automatically repaid when your sale goes through and your equity is put against the mortgage on your new home. Because bridge financing is so common, all of the big banks offer it to their mortgage customers. (Note that some smaller lenders and credit unions do not.) Most lenders are comfortable lending up to $200,000 for as many as 120 days. If you require a larger loan or an extended period of time, you may need to hire a real estate lawyer, which makes the financing process more expensive, as legal fees will be involved. Of course, as much as a bridge loan is meant to help you out with your home purchase, it is still subject to interest – often at a rate similar to an open mortgage or a personal line of credit (such as Prime plus two or three per cent). The interest rate may seem high, but remember it’s only charged for a short period of time, before the equity from your first home will be available to repay the loan. Your lender may also charge a flat administration fee in the range of $200 to $500. To qualify for a bridge loan, all you need is a copy of the Sale Agreement from your existing home and the Purchase Agreement for your new home. Oh, and firm closing dates on both properties – without them, you may need to get a bridge loan from a private lender, who will charge you a much higher interest rate than what one of the big banks would. Good luck!


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//in the news

Grand OpeninG event

draws more than 300 high-profile attendees Individual units feature upgraded fixtures, floor-toceiling windows with picturesque views of Lake Ontario, and the quality many have come to expect from LJM Developments and their projects. Waterview Condominiums’ Broker Event and Official Grand Opening provided the making for another LJM Development success. “A breathtaking

water view, resort amenities, state-of-the-art fixtures, and cottage-like comfort – it is what most Canadians desire,” says Liaquat Mian, CEO, about the new project in Grimsby. The development, expected to be the tallest building in Grimsby, will be located at North Service Road and Oakes Access, and near the Newport Yacht Club and Fifty Point Marina. With a host of amenities nearby, a lake view and cutting edge architecture, attendees to the Official Grand Opening on May 3 were thoroughly impressed. Most were greatly appreciative of the extra effort by LJM to provide 3D digital tours of suites to be offered. With a location that provides a boutique lifestyle with notes of lakefront living and cottage life mixed with upscale luxury condominiums, Waterview Condominiums have easily become the address to have in Grimsby. With easy access to Hwys. 401, 403, 407 and the QEW, not to mention the expected extension of the GO rail line into the area, Waterview is positioned to be convenient for GTA workers to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle. Surrounded by a vibrant community that offers amenities such as two Yacht Clubs, a new Highland Country Market grocery store in the direct vicinity, Grimsby Park and Beach, owners can enjoy natures idyllic setting in Grimsby from a well placed, designed and constructed condominium suite. The most spectacular aspect of Waterview that differs from other projects in the area is LJM’s ability to offer unparalleled conveniences direct to the door of its owners. With exclusive retail space, the best of commerce provides convenience to the owners including an Italian eatery, a massage therapist, a doctor’s office, a coffee shop and an all-day breakfast eatery, allowing you to never leave the tranquility of a great home.

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Individual units feature upgraded fixtures, floor-to-ceiling windows with picturesque views of Lake Ontario, and the quality many have come to expect from LJM Developments and their projects. With green initiatives like a piece de resistance of the tower, its luxurious outdoor terrace which will provide a private garden setting for yoga, relaxation, and outdoor cooking. With the project close to 50 per cent sold, before its ground-breaking ceremony slated for September, prospective buyers should move fast. The limited parcel of land facing the Lake will only add to the exclusivity and profile of the development. Take a 3D virtual tour of the project by registering with Waterview Condominiums today. For more information about Waterview Condominiums, visit waterviewcondos.ca


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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 23,900 residents in the town of Grimsby. To say the picturesque town is resplendent with lifestyle opportunities is an understatement. With lakeside locations and marinas, Grimsby boasts 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, Grimsby and nearby Stoney Creek 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 Branthaven Homes, Losani Homes and Bucci 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. Housing growth is taking place in the townhome and detached categories.

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Greenspace is abundant, with more than 40 parks totalling 382 acres of land, 23 baseball diamonds, 19 soccer fields and 27 playgrounds. Grimsby extends from the shores of Lake Ontario to above the majestic Niagara Escarpment with the QEW right at its doorstep. Located within 30 minutes of downtown Hamilton and St. Catharines, less than a one-hour drive from Toronto and the US 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, Grimsby is part of the Gateway to Niagara, offering much more than meets the eye. It is 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 427,000 (2006 Census).


To say the picturesque town is resplendent with lifestyle opportunities is an understatement. With lakeside locations and marinas, Grimsby boasts an excellent combination of natural surroundings and modern but comfortable development. With many on the move to new-home communities in Grimsby, the secret is out. The town offers quiet getaways from city living and an ideal location for commuters heading to Hamilton and Toronto or Niagara. Housing starts remain strong, and resales are performing well. Other respected builders active in the area include DiCenzo Homes, Multi-Area Developments and Landmart Homes, boasting a strong selection of new-home communities that offer luxury, detached and townhome living. Like the rest of the Niagara region, Grimsby enjoys a thriving agricultural industry employing large numbers collectively. 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 that has been posted from Stoney Creek to 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 US to view the work of some of Canada’s most outstanding artists. From its roots as a service centre to thriving agricultural industry, Grimsby has become a preferred locale to live and do business in Niagara.

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//YOUR FIRST HOME

The psychology of mortgage pre-approval 94 pER cEnT OF HOMEbUYERS SaY gETTIng pRE-appROvEd REdUcEd STRESS OF lOOkIng FOR a HOME If you’re a first-time homebuyer, get pre-approved for a mortgage. This is the central message from a new report from BMO Bank of Montreal.

The report shows that for first-time homebuyers that were pre-approved for a mortgage, an overwhelming number of respondents (94 per cent) say they found themselves to be in a much better position to start looking for a home, and had a good sense of what they could afford. The poll also revealed that the majority of Canadians (92 per cent) currently looking to buy their first home plan to get pre-approved. “Seven out of 10 first-time homebuyers say when they walk into a home, they know right away if it’s the right house for them,” says Laura Parsons, mortgage expert, BMO Bank of Montreal. “Being pre-approved for a mortgage and knowing you have a mortgage with a guaranteed interest rate for a certain period of time while you are looking could mean the difference between landing your dream home, and settling for second best.”

The report also showed the following for those that had gone through the pre-approval process: » 59 per cent feel the pre-approval process was stressful » Almost half (48 per cent) were worried they wouldn’t be pre-approved » However, after going through the pre-approval process, more than 87 per cent of respondents said it was simple; and » Three-quarters (79 per cent) said it gave them the freedom to look at homes without having to worry about financing “We want to provide advice to first-time homebuyers well in advance of their purchase in order to guide them to their potential, reduce outside debt and get used to the costs of owning a home with a down payment savings plan,” says Parsons. “Thinking about the preapproval process often brings out feelings of stress, often because of a misunderstanding of the process. With the right support and guidance from a financial advisor, stress can be significantly reduced and buyers are free to focus on choosing their perfect house.” BMO offers a number of products and services that can help first-time home buyers make a responsible home buying decision. For example, the BMO Home Buyers Guide provides advice and information designed to guide buyers through the process of financing, choosing and purchasing a new home. For more information, visit bmo.com

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25 Years

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mortgage amount ÷ 1,000 (mortgage amount $125,000)

125

monthly payment

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Follow these steps to see if you’ll qualify for a mortgage on your dream home

01 02 03

Calculate the combined monthly before-tax income of you and your spouse. Divide by three. This figure is the monthly payment you can afford to make on your home. 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 firsttime buyers take the 25-year amortization.)

05

06 07

Add to this your estimated monthly heating costs and monthly property taxes. 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.

Multiply this figure by the amount you need to borrow. Divide by 1,000. » 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 andget pre-qualified.

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Mortgage payment calculation chart %

Interest rates

amortization periods

10 Years

15 Years

20 Years

25 Years

30 Years

3.00%

9.65

6.90

5.54

4.73

4.21

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9.88

7.14

5.79

4.99

4.48

3.25% 3.75%

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10.11

4.50%

10.34

4.25% 4.75%

5.00% 5.25%

5.50% 5.75%

6.00% 6.25%

6.50% 6.75%

7.00%

7.25%

7.50%

7.75%

10.23 10.46 10.58

7.38

6.04

5.26

7.63

6.30

5.53

7.50 7.75

7.88

11.31 11.43

8.66

8.80

11.56

8.93

11.81

9.21

11.68

9.07

7.55

7.69

7.84

12.45

12.58

9.76

9.90

10.05

12.84 13.10

13.24 13.37 13.50

13.64

13.77

14.04 14.32

14.46 14.59

10.33 10.63 10.77 10.92

11.06

11.22

11.36

11.52

7.00 7.16

4.90

5.04 5.19

5.34 5.49

5.64 5.79 5.95

6.11

6.26 6.42

6.59

6.75

8.28

7.63

7.25

8.59

7.95

8.74

7.47

7.79

8.12

8.86

8.28

9.20

8.62

9.52

8.95

9.05

9.36 9.68

10.98

12.28

11.31

7.76

7.93

8.45

9.12

9.63

11.97

7.59

8.78

10.16

10.32

7.42

8.10

9.29

10.49

7.08

8.45

9.84

10.00

10.65

12.13

6.70

6.85

4.76

6.91

11.66 11.82

6.40

4.61

7.32

8.44

9.48

5.96

4.34

7.99

9.62

14.18

12.75%

7.41

12.19

12.00% 12.50%

7.12

8.14

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12.25%

6.10

9.34

11.50%

11.75%

6.85

11.94

10.48

11.25%

5.82

6.55

8.53

12.97

11.00%

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7.26

11.19

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10.75%

5.67

6.25

10.19

10.50%

6.44

5.40

6.98

8.40

12.71

10.25%

6.17

8.27

11.07

8.14

9.25%

10.00%

5.13

10.94

10.82

12.32

9.50%

5.91

6.74

8.50% 9.00%

4.86

8.01

12.06

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7.26

5.66

10.70

8.00% 8.25%

7.02

9.46

9.80 9.97

10.15

8.28 8.63

8.80 8.98 9.16

9.34

9.52

9.70

9.88

10.81

10.32

10.06

11.15

10.67

10.43

10.49

10.85

10.25 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 24 - JUN 7, 2014 | NEW HOME & CONDO GUIDE SWO 81


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3.95

2.93

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3.49

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3.64 3.1

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3.89 3.19

3.04

3.75

2.99

3.39

3.24 3.04

3.59 3.75

3.69 4.54

4.09 4.94

2.79

3.44

2.97

3.39

3.24 3.1

3.49 3.33

3.69 3.65

3.99 3.99

2.75

2.95

2.9

2.95

2.99

2.99

3.39

3.39

3.25 3.6

3.95 3.7

4.74 4.6

4.99 4.95

2.89 3.14

2.79 3.75

2.94 4.64

3.09 4.99

3.14

3.44

2.94

4.79

3.25

3.29

2.99

2.99

2.59 3.14

2.79 3.29

2.87 2.95

3.19 3.09

3.14

3.75

4.64

4.99

3.95 3.14

4.35 3.65

4.89 4.39

5.14 2.95

3.05

3.15

3.25

3.4

2.8

2.9

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n/a n/a

home trust Company investors group trust

2.5 n/a

mtCC

2.6

6.5 4.45 6.30op 3.95 4.2 6.50op 4.55 6.45op

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2.99 6.30op 2.99 3.09 6.34op 3.14 6.30op 3.6 3.09 6.30op 2.85 3.00op 2.65

OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS Comtech Credit union

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//FUNDAMENTALLY SPEAKING

Infrastructure’s big boost AND WHY IT MATTERS » by WAYNE KARL

WAYNE KARL

is an award-winning writer and editor with experience in real estate and business. In Fundamentally Speaking, Wayne explores the basics – such as economic fundamentals – you need to examine when buying property. He can be reached at

wayne.karl@wall2wallmedia.com

or follow him on Twitter at Twitter.com/WayneKarl

There’s an old joke that we have only two seasons – winter and construction. But as anyone travelling the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto lately (and over the next two years), or along the QEW to or from Hamilton, or any number of other local congestion points, can attest, traffic is becoming anything but a laughing matter. Unfortunately, such is life – now and for the foreseeable future. Once upon a time, construction season may have been only during the warmer weather months. But those days are over. You can now count on it almost being a 24-7, year-round endeavor. Indeed, with continuing immigration, general growth and construction expansion – all happening at a quicker pace than infrastructure improvements – our highways and transit systems are being strained like never before. In the GTA, for example, population continues to increase by about 100,000 people per year. Research suggests that by 2031, there could be three million more people living in the area – bringing with them an additional 1.5 million vehicles. If you think traffic and transit are challenging now, just wait. Th is is why the provincial government, in its most recent budget, unveiled a comprehensive 10-year

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economic plan that includes more than $130 billion in infrastructure investments. Two dedicated funds will be created to support infrastructure projects essential to Ontario’s economic growth and job creation in: » Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) — Improvements to GO Transit rail service and public transit investments to address congestion, support economic development and improve mobility throughout the region, and » Outside the GTHA — Investments in roads, bridges, transit and other essential infrastructure across the province, identified in partnership with Ontario regions and communities Why, you may be wondering, should you care about all this stuff , as a prospective homebuyer? As these examples illustrate, proximity to infrastructure is becoming more important than ever. Access to a variety of amenities and essentials – from transit to health care to schools to shopping to recreation – is a critical determining factor for builders and buyers alike. It matters for lifestyle and comfort while you live there, as well as for resale potential down the road. So, stop waiting for construction season to end. While you’re out shopping for your new home, look around to see how far you are from the nearest highway or rapid transit system – existing or under construction – that affords you a reasonable commute; and how close you are to health care, schools, shopping and recreation. These communities will be at a premium, now and in future.


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