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In the News

Report finds Canadians plan to save nearly $10,000 in 2013

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MONARCH Strawberry Fields has flourished into the Village of SouthFields

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regular and special features in every issue

4 editor’s note 10 contributors 54 hot dates 110 ad index columnists 14 BILD Report

Supply and demand in the new homes market

by Bryan Tuckey

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industry outlook

Network wisely when shopping for a new home

by Hugh Heron

42 Legally Speaking

New-home purchases and HST

by Jayson Schwarz & Konstantine Chatzidimos

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market research

New-home industry showing signs of growth

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taxing issues

First-time buyers: buy when you’re ready and able

by Henry Choo Chong

52 the mortgage minute

Mortgage smarts – separating fact from fiction by Peter Kinch

80 on the move

Technology on the move by Dan Hopkins

112 fundamentally speaking

Watch the changing retail landscape to see if your neighbourhood is on the rise by Wayne Karl

homebuyers’ help

22 builder perspectives

Model homes are full of great ideas

90 tax matters

Canadians relying on RRSPs for retirement, but not necessarily contributing 103 r  esource section Mortgage Calculator and Rate Table 107 GTA Hot Sheet Two pages of new openings, new releases and preview registrations in the news

16 Brookfield Homes

Brookfield has new release coming to Oshawa 40 Heathwood Homes recognized by CMHC for healthy housing practices 86 bmo Report finds Canadians plan to save nearly $10,000 in 2013

by Lloyd Martin & Mark Jin

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editor’snote

Taking advantage while you can Use low interest rates to your advantage

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he Bank of Canada’s latest announcement to hold its interest rate target at one per cent does not come as a surprise. The rate has been holding at that level since September 2010, which is good news if you’re in the market for a mortgage. There are many excellent mortgage products available from banks and brokers that will suit your individual needs, and are likely lower than posted bank rates, which are currently hovering around three per cent for a variable rate. With a preapproval in hand, you’re protected if rates rise; if they go down, you’ll likely get an even lower rate. A pre-approval can be a win-win situation for shoppers, since it means you don’t have to wait to get financing approval on a home when you put in an offer. This is an especially good tool to have in markets that are hot. Removing the “conditional on financing” clause could mean your offer is accepted first since you already have your financing in place. So when will rates rise? It’s anyone’s guess, but most experts agree it’s unlikely there will be much movement until early 2014. The Bank will make its next scheduled rate announcement on March 6. Don’t wait until then to get preapproved for a mortgage. It can take a few days. Many lenders now offer online pre-approvals to make the process faster and easier.

Susan Legge EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Wall2Wall Media, Susan.Legge@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/SusanLegge

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Know your builder – and warranty

New-home buyers in Ontario should take comfort in knowing every home is backed by Tarion

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magine buying a new car, TV or other big-ticket item without first inquiring about the manufacturer’s warranty. You wouldn’t dream of it, would you? But when it comes to buying a new home, consumers are not always as diligent. Perhaps it’s a matter of some people being so excited about buying a new home that they’re more interested in choosing finishes than reading the fine print of a sales agreement or warranty. Or maybe they assume all builders are created equal, and that certain things are covered, when in fact they may not be. Or it might be a lack of awareness of just how new-home warranties work in Ontario. Welcome to Tarion Warranty Corp. – a non-profit, private company designed to protect the rights of new-home buyers and to regulate new-home builders. With four main responsibilities – homeowner education, warranty enforcement, builder licensing, and identifying and prosecuting illegal building – it is, unfortunately, a necessary but extremely valuable body. It is also one you should get to know. That’s why, beginning next issue, we’re going to run regular content on Tarion, to help educate readers on what the organization does and how it can help. Just like for cars or electronic devices, all manufacturers and product are not created equal. Learning about your new-home builder and warranty is a crucial part of the homebuying process.

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

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Susan Maxwell

editor-in-chief, National real estate

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Wayne Karl art director

Julie Yoo

contributing Editors

Janine Druery, Elisa Krovblit, Silvana Longo, Lydia McNutt (on leave), Sara Duck (on leave) BILD Report

Bryan Tuckey Bryan Tuckey is President and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) and can be found on Twitter (twitter.com/ bildgta), Facebook (facebook.com/ bildgta), Youtube (youtube.com/ bildgta) and BILD’s official online blog (bildblogs.ca)

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Henry Choo Chong, CGA

Henry Choo Chong is a certified general accountant. Henry sits on many committees and provides accounting and tax advice to individuals and businesses in the GTA. Send your tax questions via email to Taxing Issues at: choochonghcga@ yahoo.ca

Legally Speaking

Jayson Schwarz, Schwarz Law Barristers and Solicitors

Jayson Schwarz LL.M. is a Toronto real estate lawyer and partner in the law firm Schwarz Law LLP. He can be reached by visiting schwarzlaw. ca or by email at info@schwarzlaw.ca or phone at 416.486.2040

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Hugh Heron

Heathwood Homes

Hugh Heron is principal and partner in the Heron Group of Companies and president of Heathwood Homes, as well as a former member of the board of directors of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., and a past president of the Toronto Home Builders’ Association and the Ontario Home Builders’ Association.

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Supply and demand IN THE NEW HOMES MARKET by BRYAN TUCKEY

Bryan Tuckey is President and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) and can be found on Twitter (twitter.com/bildgta), Facebook (facebook.com/bildgta), Youtube (youtube.com/bildgta) and BILD’s official online blog (bildblogs.ca).

detached, semi-detached and townhomes and the average to how young people these days are going to be able to price was $321,542. afford to buy their first home, I know it’s not just our inThis region is forecast to welcome a million more over dustry thinking about this incredibly complex issue. It’s the next two decades, and they have to live and work on everyone’s mind, especially in the GTA. somewhere. However, at the end of last year, the average It’s not easy to explain over the course of a meal, or price of a new ground-related home in the GTA reached even in a 500-word column but I’ve got some insight I’d $632,868. That’s 16 per cent higher than the year prior. like to share about the affordability of a new home, which Here’s where my second indicator comes in: the difis directly affected by supply and demand. ference in price between a lowrise home and a highrise We’ve got demand in the GTA, and it’s clear by the home. The data shows that 10 years ago that spread was number of people who choose this burgeoning region as $67,133 and last year it was $196,844. their home – about 100,000 annually – that people want The imbalance in the market has compromised affordto live here. ability and housing choice for new home purchasers. Public policy has an impact on the housing market. This brings me to my third indicator: the remaining For example, we have provincial public policy that protects inventory of new ground-related homes in the GTA. At areas such as the Greenbelt, as well as policy directing the end of last year, there were slightly more than 7,500 where and how the GTA is intended to grow over the next new detached, semi-detached and townhomes remaining 20 years. for sale across the GTA. When looking at the supply end of the equation, I look That might sound like a lot, but just four years ago, to three key indicators. that number was double. They are: the average price of a home, the difference Here’s why it’s a problem: at some point today’s young in price between a new highrise and a lowrise home and adults are going to want to buy a home and it is going to the amount of remaining inventory of homes. be increasingly difficult to find something that suits their With the help of RealNet Canada, our source of new lifestyle, in the neighbourhood they want and at a price homes market intelligence, BILD monitors these indica- they can afford. tors and we have been for years. We all have to work together – the industry, governFor my first indicator, the average price of a home, I ment, special interest groups and residents – to make sure look back 10 years when the market looked very different anyone who wants to live in the GTA, can find a place to than it does today. Back in 2003, the majority of new call home. homes for sale were in the lowrise sector, which includes WHEN TALK AROUND THE DINNER TABLE TURNS

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“We are very proud of the Hills of Harrowsmith community which we have built in Oshawa over the past 25-plus years and this new release will continue to build on many of our principles that homeowners have come to expect from us – innovative designs, exceptional quality and superb customer service,” says Thibault. This new release is scheduled to open for Brookfield Homes is delighted to announce its sale early this year by preview appointment and plans to once again build in Oshawa. This exclusive infill location will provide 2014 move-in dates for new homof only 46 homes is part of the existing Hills of Harrowsmith master- eowners. Registrants on our website will be planned community and is sure to be high in demand. provided with priority information and “first Located just west of Townline Road off Beatrice Avenue, this choice” previews. community will be surrounded by existing residential on one side and Pinecrest Park on the other. It is conveniently located with many About Brookfield Homes amenities such as grocery, banks, daycare, retail shopping, recreation Brookfield Homes (Ontario) Ltd., a member centre and a variety of restaurants only a short distance away. of Brookfield Residential, is committed to being “We are very pleased to be building once again in Oshawa and to more than a home builder. We are dedicated have the opportunity to bring this unique infill community to the to creating the best places to call home through marketplace,” says Marc Thibault, vice-president of sales and market- an ongoing commitment to quality, design and ing for Brookfield Homes. “This neighbourhood is already well estab- customer service which has earned the lished with schools, parks and too many amenities to list and is sure company several highly coveted industry recto be a welcome addition to many families looking to move into this ognitions. Brookfield has built more than highly desirable mature community.” 25,000 homes in Ontario since 1956 and has The community will feature a variety of detached homes to suit active communities in Alliston (Treetops), most families’ needs on 30- to 36-ft. homesites. Some of the home- Bowmanville (BrookHill), Bradford (Grand sites are extra deep with others backing onto Pinecrest Park provid- Central), Brantford (Grand Valley Trails), ing homeowners with additional family space in the comfort of their Caledon East (Pathways), Mono (Fieldstone) own backyard. The designs will encompass some of our most popular and Niagara-On-The-Lake (The Village). designs and will feature open concept layouts to maximize living spaces and encourage family interaction. For more information, visit brookfieldhomes.ca 16 New home guide GTA | feb 16 - mar 2, 2013

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builderperspectives

Model homes are

full of great ideas As marketing director with

Geranium Homes, I am lucky to have had the opportunity to work with fabulous interior designers to create model homes that truly demonstrate to our buyers and prospects just how easy it is to live comfortably in our home designs. We use the phrase “homes that are designed for real life” and that is very true. For the past couple of years we’ve collaborated with Bryon Patton and Associates and the results have been spectacular! Here are some of Bryon’s thoughts about balancing current trends in design (not fads!) with the reality of how most people live. “Trends are what give a model an up to date, fresh look. Today’s interiors lean towards clean and modern lines but we know that purchasers will have existing pieces as well as hand-me-downs and heirlooms,” says Bryon. To reflect this, his design might team a modern styled sofa with an antique-looking chair. He also knows that refinishing, adding new upholstery or painting give life to a timeworn piece. Bryon and I agree that we want our model homes to generate ideas for visitors, whether or not they are in the market for a new home. “We might place furniture at angles rather than lined along walls,” says Bryon, adding “or we’ll show how accessories work best when grouped together. These are just two simple examples that people can take away with them.” A signature Patton feature is to inject elements of fun into each model. For our family-sized detached homes in Stouffville his team created a wonderful pink princessthemed bedroom; a real show stopper that appeals to girls and their parents as well. In the finished basement media/ games room, an industrial warehouse pallet turned coffee table on wheels is functional and on trend.

New colour trends are quite easy to show in Models and an inexpensive way for anyone to update a home. Bryon says, “Lately, greys have become the new neutral. But it can be a cold colour so we introduce taupe and cream and layer on lots of texture to warm the spaces.” We receive great feedback from visitors when we select upgrade finishes that really pack a punch. One great example we often choose is in the kitchen. Bryon explains, “A backsplash is an important design element. The area is not that large so an upgrade treatment creates maximum wow for a reasonable price.” Model homes are a valuable tool for builders and buyers. Walking through a home and seeing for yourself the flow of the design and room sizes is a real benefit to purchasers. It also helps to see the quality of construction and the level of interior finishes a builder provides.

TOP

Greys are warmed by the adding creams and taupe BOTTOM

Princess bedroom packs a punch

This is part of a series of articles on topics of interest to new-home buyers, authored by Sue Webb Smith, marketing director for Geranium Homes.

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HOME S TA R H O M E B U I L D E R

MISSISSAUGA - Beautiful homes in an established neighbourhood FREEHOLD TOWNS • SEMIS

Ninth Line

Thomas St.

529,900

*

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from

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Eglinton Ave. West

UP TO $6,000 IN FREE UPGRADES*

Highway 410

Hwy. 403

BRAMPTON - Country living with all the amenities you need at your doorstep 38’ & 47’ SINGLES

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YO U R

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BRAMPTON - New Release of lots in a highly desirable neighbourhood 38’, 47’ & 50’ SINGLES UP TO $12,500 IN FREE UPGRADES*

10th Line

Hwy. 407

STOUFFVILLE - A great location, offering the best value in the GTA 30’ • 36’ • 40’ SINGLES

Bloomington Rd. Stouffville Rd.

Main St. 10th Line

900* from 451 , $

Reesor Rd.

NEWMARKET - The perfect small town community with big city amenities

UP TO $7,500 IN FREE UPGRADES*

Mantle Ave.

19th Ave.

UP TO $7,500 IN FREE UPGRADES* INCLUDES 4 FREE APPLIANCES FOR THE CAPRI SERIES

Vivian Dr.

SALES CENTRE

Leslie St.

Veterans Way

Highway 404

Mulock Dr. Stonehaven Ave.

Bayview Ave.

41’ SINGLES • FINAL RELEASE $ 900* from 584,

Highway 50

SALES CENTRE

Hwy. 7

Gore Rd.

*

MacVean Dr.

Goreway Dr.

Castlemore Rd.

569,900

$

from

Countryside Dr.

St. John’s Sideroad Wellington St. E.

Aurora Rd.

SALES CENTRE HOURS: Monday - Thursday: 1 pm - 8 pm • Friday: Closed • Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 11am - 6pm

starlanehomes.com /starlanehomes

/starlanehomes

*Limited quantities available to qualified purchasers. Prices & information correct at press time. Maps not to scale. Lots may have premiums. All illustrations reflect artist impression E.O. & E. Ask a sales rep. for details.

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fieldgate homes

Potter’s Bend

Inventory sale at Potter’s Bend 30-ft. singles now under construction at Markham’s Potter’s Bend – move in March 2013 location Markham housing type Inventory, 30-ft. singles attached by garage from $579,990; other homes available, 30-ft singles attached by garage from $559,990, 35-ft. detached singles from $650,990 contact 905.294.3125 fieldgatehomes.com

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ith construction well underway at Potter’s Bend, potential homebuyers are scrambling to take advantage of last-minute inventory sales pricing in this popular Markham community. Potter’s Bend is one of Fieldgate Homes’ most celebrated communities. Ideally situated at 16th Avenue and McCowan Rd., Potter’s Bend is located in a beautiful, established neighbourhood setting. Shopping, schools, golf courses, places of worship and more are close at hand, offering residents every convenience. Hwys. 404 and 407 are nearby and homeowners have easy access to public transportation, including GO Transit, just minutes away. “At Potter’s Bend, people have the opportunity to live in a very desirable Markham neighbourhood, in homes with great finishes that are affordable,”

says Jim Andrews, director of sales and marketing for Fieldgate Homes. C O N T I N U E D on p a g e 2 6 . . .

The most popular feature of this stunning model is the second floor balcony located off the upstairs hallway, which adds to its architectural appeal; available as an inventory home.

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CONTINUED

The 2,119-sq.-ft. inventory model Whieldon Elevation B features four bedrooms and a great open-concept main floor plan, perfect for entertaining.

Currently on sale at Potter’s Bend are six inventory Other standards include nine-ft. main floor ceilings, 30-ft. singles (attached at the garage) now under construc- natural oak staircases, gas fireplace in the family room, tion. Homes range in size from 1,715 to 2,119 sq. ft., with three-piece rough-ins for a bathroom in the basements and prices ranging from $579,990 to $623,990. In addition to cold cellars with steel insulated doors. Luxurious master these inventory units, there is also a good selection of lots ensuites feature oval soaker tubs and separate shower stalls. remaining from the current release with December 2013 A generous bonus package offers granite kitchen counterclosings available. tops and 8,000 Décor Dollars to customize your home. These homes feature all brick or brick and stone exteFieldgate Homes’ state-of-the-art décor centre is riors, displaying intricate architectural detailing including located just 10 minutes from Potter’s Bend. On-site prokeystones and soldier coursing. Some models feature second fessional decorators are on hand to help Purchasers with floor balconies and most homes come with large front their selections of finishes and lend their expertise in porches. Architecturally controlled exterior colour pack- helping new homeowners design their dream homes. ages ensure the most pleasing streetscapes throughout the community. Interiors are equally impressive and are as Visit the sales centre today to take advantage of this beautiful as they are functional. All homes come with three- incredible inventory purchasing opportunity before it’s in. by .75-in. natural prefinished oak hardwood flooring on too late. Call 905.294.3125 to speak with a sales reprethe main floor, as well as 13-by-13-in. ceramic tile flooring sentative or visit fieldgatehomes.com to review the spain the foyer, kitchen and bathrooms. cious floorplans. 26 New home guide GTA | feb 16 - mar 2, 2013

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

Chippawa / Niagara - Lyon’s Creek

Brampton - Mount Pleasant

New 35’ bungalow loft towns & 50’ singles from the low $300’s. Lyon’s Creek Blvd. & Sodom Rd., east of the QEW

New 20’ towns plus 25’ attached singles. Detached homes on 30’, 38’, and 41’ lots On Mississauga Rd., north of Bovaird Rd.

Thorold - Gibson Heights

Kleinburg - Platinum Home Collection

Model home inventory release!Towns, semis & attached singles from the $240’s. Plus 45’, 40’ & 36’ lots from $300’s. Richmond St. & Winterberry Blvd., south of Hwy. 58

Homes of Distinction from $1.3M to over $1.8M KleinburgHeritageEstates.com Hwy 27, north of Nashville Rd.

Ancaster - Tiffany Hill

Nobleton - King Country Estates

Luxury stone, stucco & brick detached homes on 45’ lots from the $460’s and 4 models to tour! Garner Rd. E. & Raymond Rd., east of Hwy. 6

Elegantly appointed detached homes on 63’, 56’ & 50’ lots from the $810’s. Hwy 27 & Park Heights Tr., north of King Rd.

For directions, hours, community information, visit:

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Strawberry Fields is making a splash...

Mayfield Rd.

Dixie Rd.

Heart Lake Rd. Hwy. 410

Monarch and Coscorp are excited to introduce the next phase of the masterplanned community in the heart of Caledon. Strawberry Fields has now flourished into The Village of SouthFields, offering all the vibrancy and charm you would expect from an established community, with a new, more all-embracing name, these distinctive home designs enhance the natural beauty that Caledon offers.

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Presentation Centre: 12515 Kennedy Road, Caledon, ON Telephone 905.843.0707 Mon. – Thurs. 1pm – 8pm Friday 12pm – 5pm Weekends & Holidays 11am – 6pm

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Towns – Semis – Singles Rediscover The Village of SouthFields, with spacious townhomes, semi-detached and detached homes ranging from 1,490 sq. ft. to 3,971sq ft. Tour the 9 designer decorated Model Homes. Come home to a place where residents can revel in the scenic beauty and peaceful ambiance of a tranquil community, intermixed with charming accommodations, a new public school, parkland and recreation. Many already call The Village of SouthFields home. Here’s your chance to call them neighbours. Dimensions and specifications are approximate and subject to change without notice. Size, shape, grading and location of dwelling shown are for conceptual purposes only. Renderings are artist’s concept and images are for mood and impression only. E.&O.E. February 2013.

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STRAWBERRY FIELDS has flourished into the Village of SouthFields Caledon’s community Come and rediscover The Village of SouthFields, where Hwy. 410 ends, a calmer way of life begins. Here, charming family homes are delicately woven into an awe-­inspiring fabric of neighbourhood parks, protected parkland, trail systems and liberating greenspace corridors. And yet schools and family conveniences are never far away, including a soon to be vibrant Village Centre that will feature quaint shops, a recreation centre, public spaces and the Village Blue Pond. Master-planned, masterfully designed A spectacular, master-planned community, already home to more than 500, The Village of SouthFields is an idyllic retreat for the senses. The Monarch community offers singlefamily with loft and town designs ew name. New designs. Nestled within an estab- that evoke the small-town charm of lished community. Monarch is excited to introduce Caledon. The 43-ft. single home dea refreshed master-planned community in the heart signs range from 1,943 to 3,971 sq. of Caledon. Strawberry Fields is now The Village ft. and offer stunning features and of SouthFields. The revitalized community offers brand new, finishes such as hardwood flooring, innovative floorplan designs featuring lofts, creating spacious oak stairways, extended height upper and dynamic living environments for any family. cabinets, coffered and vaulted ceil-

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monarCh

Village of Southfields

ings, gas fireplaces and more, as per always home with monarCh plans. Town designs range from 1,630 Headquartered in Toronto, Monarch has consistently been recto 2,114 sq. ft., and feature finished ognized in the home building industry and by its customers for lower levels (in select designs) and superior quality and outstanding customer satisfaction for nearly brick and stone exteriors with spa- 100 years. Monarch operates in Ontario where the company builds cious porches, creating a backdrop and develops single-family detached and attached homes in Toof rustic, country cool. ronto and Ottawa and builds highrise condominiums in the Greater Toronto Area. Monarch serves a wide segment of homebuyers register today through its innovative product mix that emphasizes exceptional To experience the new Village of style, design, quality and livability. Monarch, combined with its SouthFields, visit the presentation U.S. affiliate, Taylor Morrison, is the largest North American centre at 12515 Kennedy Rd., north privately-owned home builder as reported by Hanley Wood based of Mayfield West Road in the town on 2011 revenues. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Taylor Morof Caledon. Presentation centre hours rison is a builder and developer of single-family detached and are 1 to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday; attached homes and operates in Arizona, California, Colorado, noon to 5 p.m. Fridays; and 11 a.m. Florida and Texas. to 6 p.m. weekends and holidays. For more information, call 905.843.0707 Visit us at monarchgroup.net Tweet us @monarch_group Join the conversation at facebook.com/monarchcorp or visit monarchgroup.net

loCation Caledon HOUSInG TYpe Single-family with loft homes on 43-ft. lots from 1,943 to 3,971 sq. ft., townhomes 1,630 to 2,114 sq. ft. sales Centre 12515 Kennedy rd., open 1 to 8 p.m. monday to Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. fridays, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends and holidays ContaCt 905.843.0707 | monarchgroup.net feb 16 - mar 2, 2013 | new home guide gta 33

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Madison Homes’ Thornhill Ravines A NEW RELEASE OF LUXURIOUSLY APPOINTED HOMES ON CUL-DE-SAC AND RAVINE LOTS IN THORNHILL

T

hornhill Ravines is ideally situated on the periphery of the McMillan nature preserve at the corner of Dufferin Street and Valley Vista Drive, just south of Major Mackenzie Drive in Vaughan. With forested lands naturally unfolding around you from every direction, you will truly feel as if you are being embraced by nature. No other centrally located community combines such a once in a lifetime treed setting with timeless, traditional and rich architecture amidst every modern comfort and convenience. Madison Homes has just released a limited enclave of spectacular lots nestled within a quiet cul-de-sac setting and backing onto a ravine. Thornhill Ravines offers a stunning collection of two-storey homes on 46-, 50- and 60-ft. lots. These stately homes are artfully laid out for modern family living, featuring bright spacious open kitchens, formal living and dining areas, casual living spaces, your choice of four or five bedrooms, master

retreats, semi-ensuites, Jack and Jill bathrooms, double and triple bay garages, the choices are endless. What makes these homes even more desirable is that Madison is including more than $100,000 in luxurious upgrades. These homes boast grand 10-ft. ceilings on the main floor, nine-ft. ceilings on the second floor and basement, granite kitchen and bathroom countertops, stained

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MADISON HOMES

Thornhill Ravines

LOCATION Thornhill HOUSING TYPE Two-storey homes on 46-, 50and 60-ft. lots SALES CENTRE Dufferin Street, south of Major Mackenzie Drive, open Monday to Thursday from 1 to 8 p.m., Friday by appointment only, weekends and holidays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. CONTACT 905.417.1203 | madisonhomes.ca

oak stairs throughout, stained oak strip hardwood flooring on the main and second floor hallway and master bedroom, pot lights – the list goes on and on. Beyond the natural beauty of this spectacular woodland setting, Thornhill Ravines

offers the convenience of an established community with a wealth of amenities already in place. Excellent schools, shopping, parks, recreational facilities, places of worship and hospitals proliferate the immediate area. You can enjoy kilometres of tranquil walking trails and biking paths; explore the numerous shops at Vaughan Mills mega mall; try your game at any of the three local area golf courses, Eagles Nest, Maple Downs or Thornhill Country Club. Enroll your family in the numerous programs and services offered down the road at the Lebovic Jewish Community Campus, a unique neigbourhood amenity offering a wonderful range of recreational facilities, educational resource centres and community services. Or just enjoy the excitement of a day at Canada’s Wonderland. The Thornhill Ravines community truly has something for all, conveniently located with quick connections to local transit, GO Transit and minutes to Hwys. 400, 404 and the 407. Don’t miss out on this limited release of cul-de-sac and ravine lots. With homes ranging from 3,154 to 4,837 sq. ft. and prices starting slightly more than $1 million, now is the time to join the thousands of visionaries who have made owning a Madison Home a proud family tradition. Thornhill Ravines presentation centre, located at Dufferin just south of Major Mackenzie Dr., is open Monday to Thursday from 1 to 8 p.m.; Friday by appointment only; weekends and holidays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 905.417.1203. For more information on the builder and its communities, visit madisonhomes.ca FEB 16 - MAR 2, 2013 | NEW HOME GUIDE GTA 37

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Hugh Heron is Principal and Partner in the Heron Group of Companies and President of Heathwood Homes, as well as a former Member of the Board of Directors of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., and a Past President of the Toronto Home Builders’ Association and the Ontario Home Builders’ Association.

Network wisely

on the Internet for some time. A homebuyer may have had a complaint that has long been resolved by the builder. The opposite can happen, too. I read that some companies are setting themselves up as users and writing glowing reviews of their own products and scathing insults about competitors. There’s an example of how this valuable technological tool can be misused. So, what’s the answer? Rather than accept everything by Hugh Heron at face value, take it all with a grain of salt. Gather your information from a variety of sources and look at the big I remember the days when “chatting” meant picture. Maybe do what they used to in school when having a conversation with your neighbour in person on teachers graded on the curve and threw out the highest the front porch. Today, our communication is connected, and lowest scores to get a more fair representation. You wired and networked in a whole new way via the com- may want to do the same when you look at testimonials puter. It seems like that area of life is moving ahead at and complaints about builders. lightning-bolt speed. There was the advent of the InterThe Internet has opened up a world of possibilities net, then email, then the explosion of social media. Fa- for people around the globe! The Greater Toronto Area cebook led to Twitter led to LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google is a hotspot for immigrants, and many international Circles, YouTube… and who knows where it’s going next? buyers find it ideal to be able to surf the web in their We no sooner get used to one medium, and within a year countries before coming here to do an in-person search. or two it’s obsolete. It’s a fantastic time-saver. Our thoughts about social media change dramatiA home is likely the biggest financial investment you cally as the phenomenon continues to evolve. It has all will ever make, so doing your homework and being an certainly had an effect on educated consumer increasselling and buying homes – A home is likely the biggest financial es your chances of making and it behooves all of us in the right decision. As techinvestment you will ever make, the marketplace to watch nology changes, some things so doing your homework and being in the new home industry what’s happening and keep an open mind. We also have an educated consumer increases your remain the same. You are to keep it all in perspective. chances of making the right decision best to buy from a reputable There is a tremendous builder, take your Agreeamount of information available online, and not all of it ment of Purchase and Sale to a good lawyer, and find is valid. Anyone can put anything on the web. From the out as much as possible about the deal before you sign builders’ point of view, we have to ensure that our sites on the dotted line. are accurate and updated regularly. Users need to be This all comes back to being an educated consumer, realistic about what they find. which increases your chances of being a happy one. That For example, you may read good and bad about a par- has always been the case, but over the decades, the tools ticular new home builder or community, but remember that have changed. Some criticize technology for keeping sometimes the “bad” is one person’s experience or opinion. people apart, but in so many ways it brings us together – Unfortunately, that may stem from emotion and lack of and when used wisely, it helps us make the most of our knowledge of the circumstances. The consumer has a re- time and resources. By all means, use the Internet in your sponsibility to weigh these statements fairly. Plus, things stay new home search, but use it wisely!

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Purchasers of new, resale and condominium

homes who visit our offices are often confused about the way the harmonized sales tax (HST) affects their transactions. This inspired us to write a few words in the hopes of demystifying this oft-misunderstood aspect of the new home purchase. Purchases of new freehold and condominium homes in Ontario – unlike resale or “used” What is important to homes – are subject to the HST. HST understand is that the is a combination of the eight per cent provincial sales tax (PST) vast majority of Ontario Ontario and the five per cent federal goods builders incorporate the and services tax (GST). The percentrebated amount of HST in age of HST applicable to the transactheir purchase price. tion is directly related to the purchase

price of the home. However, homebuyers are able to claim a rebate of some of the PST and GST. For example, the rebate associated with the PST portion of the tax is available for new homes priced up to $500,000. The PST rebate for new properties under $400,000 is six per cent of the purchase price (or 75 per cent of the eight per cent PST portion of the HST), with the rebate amount reduced for homes priced between $400,000 and $500,000. There is a similar rebate mechanism for the five per cent GST portion of the HST. continued on page 44. . .

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what is important to understand is that the vast majority of ontario builders incorporate the rebated amount of HSt in their purchase price. this is because the HSt rebate is immediately available only to purchasers who are buying new properties with the intent that they will be their primary place of residence or the primary place of residence of a family relation. in this case, the purchaser does not have to submit a rebate application directly to the canada Revenue agency (cRa). the purchaser will sign the rebate application and provide it to the builder, which will then send the rebate application to cRa when the builder claims a deduction in its net tax calculation for the amount of the rebate. Structured this way, the HSt is effectively a non-issue for purchasers as the builder takes care of all the paperwork. in cases where the purchased property will not be the principal residence of the buyer or a family relation of the buyer, but will instead be an investment property, it is the responsibility of the buyer to inform the builder. this is because the builder must add back the HSt rebate to the purchase price which will have to be paid by the buyer upon closing. this does not mean that the HSt rebate is lost to the buyer as they will have a two-year period in which to claim the HSt rebate directly from cRa, provided certain guidelines are met such as a ‘reasonable expectation’ that the first use of the property is – or will be – by a tenant occupying it as their primary place of residence for at least one year. Required supporting documentation will include the agreement of purchase and Sale, the Statement of adjustments, the insurance policy on the property, as well as the lease with the first tenant. the rebate in this case is calculated in the same manner it is in respect of owneroccupied dwellings. it is important to note that while investor-purchasers of new long-term rental accommodation are eligible for the HSt rebate, speculators are excluded. anyone who buys and rents a new freehold or condominium home must repay the full amount of the rebate (plus interest) if the property is sold within one year – unless the new purchaser acquires it for use as their (or a relation’s) primary place of residence.

it is also important to note that lying to the builder about your intention to live in the new property when you will, in actuality, rent it out can cause you problems with the cRa. if you do this and the cRa finds out, you will be liable to pay back the full amount of the HSt rebate you received on closing plus applicable interest and penalties. in addition, you will be swearing affidavits under oath or affirming the truth and you could be guilty of perjury. please note that the underlying legislation is more complex than it may appear from reading this article. For a comprehensive explanation of the HSt’s impact on investor purchasers of new real estate, it is strongly suggested that you consult a lawyer. Perhaps the most difficult part of writing these articles relates not the actual writing, but thinking of a topic to address. So help me! mail, deliver or fax letters to the magazine or to us, use the website (schwarzlaw.ca), email info@schwarzlaw.ca and give us your questions, concerns, critiques and quandaries. We will try to deal with them in print or electronic form.

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Lloyd Martin is principal with Trimart Corp., with 30 years in the business. His industry knowledge and professional experience lead the Trimart team to provide exceptional service and sales results. He can be reached at 905.660.7788

Mark Jin is Market research manager at Trimart Research Corp. He can be reached at 905.660.7788, ext. 224 or mark@trimart.ca

and negative media coverage. All three were triggered by government’s effort to reduce the household expenditures. However, low-rise housing industry reacted by introducing affordable housing for better opportunity, which resulted in strong positive buyer response. In the final half of the year, the lowrise housing market added 6,351 sales with the majority from new product types namely, urban townhomes and midrise residences which have gained in stature, design and consumer acceptance and more importantly offering greater affordability in the low-rise sector. Going forward, the Bank of Canada announced on January 2013 that it is keeping its key policy interest rate at one Last year witnessed a diversified per cent, which it has held for more than year for the new lowrise housing market. The two years. The Bank acknowledged that total market area achieved 17,679 new home sales the Canadian economy slowed more in 2012 – is 81 per cent of the Trimart forecast. abruptly in the second half of 2012. This is a decrease of 10.9 per cent over the 19,844 The Bank said it expects the Canadian sales achieved in 2011. However, when one looks economy will gain strength this year, foreback a few years, this result is considerably higher casting for economic growth to two per than the sales we witnessed in 2008, which cent in 2013. The growth forecast for 2014 marks one of the lowest sales recorded in years. is higher at 2.7 per cent. This means that The first half of 2012 witnessed strong sales economic growth is expected to remain gains achieving over 11,328 sales. However, the positive, consistent with low inflation and new tightened mortgage rules, effective July 1, low interest rates. Additionally, household coupled with low inventory levels and negative debt is showing signs of topping out. media coverage significantly affected the sales of In summary, strong expectation of Cathe lowrise housing market in the second half. nadian economy and more affordable new The housing market overreacted to three pres- housing opportunities will result in robust sures: tighten mortgage rules, low inventory levels sales over the next several years. 46 New home guide GTA | feb 16 - mar 2, 2013

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to the Holland River Valley Trail, the Oak Ridges Trail and the Nokiidaa Trail. Escape on this path of natural beauty and you can come across the Aurora Town Hall, the Aurora Family Leisure Complex, Aurora’s Senior Centre, Aurora Community Arboretum, Sheppard’s Bush and Lambert Willson Park. Aurora Woods boasts an ideal location featuring the peace and quiet allure of a small town, but also the convenience of city-style amenities only minutes away. The Town of Aurora offers several scenic golf courses on rich valley land, various shopping plazas for all your essentials, excellent restaurants, a live theatre as well as endless recreational opportunities. Take advantage of outdoor facilities for leisure interests in beach volleyball, baseball, soccer, basketball, tennis, skateboard and BMX. Summertime play is plentiful with more than 30 playgrounds in town and you can cool off at the splash pads. Summer is not the only time of year that recreation takes place outdoors in Aurora. There are four large outdoor skating rinks as well as a few hills dedicated to those thrill-seeking tobogganers. This new community is ideally situated in an area that offers the advantage of having multiple educational facilities in proximity. Aurora has wonderful options for both elementary and secondary students in both the public and Catholic school boards. To simplify your child’s education even further, the location of Aurora Woods makes the live-at-home lifestyle for post-secondary education a breeze. Hwy. 404, the GO Transit and Viva/York Region Transit systems are minutes away and regardless of where your daily commute takes you, living in Aurora has never been this accessible. For more information on Aurora Woods, please visit treasurehill.com feb 16 - mar 2, 2013 | New home guide GTA 49

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Q.

This year, my wife and I would like to get into our first home. We have saved almost $80,000 for a down payment. This was three years of eating at home, once per week dine out and no vacations. Movies and pub nights were out, with the odd exception. Although the real estate market has changed, homes are pricier than three years ago. Is this the right time to buy? Or should we wait it out? Steve and Kathy, North York

A.

The Canadian real estate landscape and recently hot cities such as Toronto and Vancouver are showing signs of losing steam and sales slowing down. Many experts do not foresee a U.S. style crash, but a decline in sales with moderate price increase for 2013. Quick flips and fast returns may be a thing of the past. The days of multiple offers are behind us for now, and buyers can be more selective. First-time homebuyers should not try to time the market, but buy when you are ready and able. Leave market timing to the experts, if such a thing exists. A home used as your primary residence is a great investment. From a financial and tax perspective, there are at least three good reasons. In Canada, the sale of a family home is tax-free. A home that is a principal residence that is subsequently sold at a higher price than initially purchased, will be exempt from income taxes. That’s right, Stephen Harper will not share in your good fortune. Secondly, pay yourself first, not a landlord. For many, mortgage payments are a way of “forced savings.” It makes more economic sense to fatten your pocket than a landlord. Thirdly, you can decorate and enjoy the home as you please. No money saved, but gratifying to the soul. However, before venturing out into the land of homeownership, it would be prudent to do some homework. There have been many changes in 2012 introduced by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty that affect mortgages and the housing industry: ›› Buy what you can afford Many times, the heart is bigger than the pocketbook. Know what price range is comfortable and try not to deviate.

Henry Choo Chong, CGA provides accounting and tax services to individuals and businesses in the GTA. He can be reached at 416.485.5220. Any questions to Taxing Issues should be e-mailed to choochonghcga@yahoo.ca

›› Get the best interest rate and terms Shop around for the best rate and terms. Financial institutions want your business more than you need them. A half point rate differential can cost you thousands. So can a mortgage that is closed or not portable ›› Big down payment Put down as much as possible to avoid a high-ratio mortgage. Be aware of some new mortgage rules introduced in 2012, such as: - Purchasers requires mortgage insurance (CMHC) for less than 20 per cent down payment - Amortization period – reduced from 30 to 25 years. Could add several hundred dollars to monthly payments - Gross Debt Service Ratio (GDS) 39 per cent. Banks use this to determine what you can afford based on gross income to housing costs. Check if you are on-side. ›› First time homebuyers should make sure monthly mortgage payments are manageable and will continue to be so even if interest rates rise as early as next year and payments increase ›› Closing cost Set aside an additional two to three per cent of purchase price of the house for closing such as, Land Transfer Tax, legal costs and unwelcome surprises. You do not want get caught short several thousand dollars on closing day in order to complete the deal. Speak to a real estate lawyer and he or she will give you some ideas ›› HST, Land Transfer Tax Under certain circumstances, first-time homebuyers will qualify for Toronto Land Transfer Tax and HST rebates. Remember, you pay 13 per cent HST on new homes, not resales. If you’re buying a new home, check if HST is included in price quoted. What happens to the HST rebate? Who gets it? ›› Home Buyers Plan (HBP) Use your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) as part of the down payment. An individual and their spouse, provided they qualify, may withdraw up to $25,000 each, tax-free, from their RRSPs. You then have 15 years to repay the amounts to your RRSP, starting after the second year of your withdrawal. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and not those of New Condo Guide. New Condo Guide does not necessarily endorse or encourage any specific tax strategies. Please consult a tax professional for advice specific to your particular situation.

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buyer, you’re hearing a lot of talk in the real estate market these days. Will prices go up? Will the market crash? Will I ever be able to afford a house? How will the new mortgage rule changes affect me? How will I ever pay off this debt? It’s easy to get caught up in all the noise, but harder to separate the fact from the fiction. As I edge closer to celebrating my first half century on this planet, I find myself using the phrase “If I knew then…” more and Time is your ally. more – which got me thinking about Time can turn next wave of any bad real estate the first-time homebuydecision into a ers, and what pearls good one. of wisdom I could bestow on them.

I had an interesting conversation with a colleague the other day regarding property values in Vancouver. He relayed me a story of a friend who had bought a house on the west side of Vancouver in the mid 1990s and it is now worth more than four times the amount he paid. In terms of equity, it was the equivalent of winning the lottery. We pondered the question, what will people be saying 20 to 25 years from now? Is it quite possible that a young 25-yearold couple today might look back in the year 2033 and say “If only we had bought that house back in 2013? Why didn’t we? Oh yeah, there were new mortgage rules and a lot of global uncertainty….” Here are a few things that I’ve learned about real estate 1. Real estate has peaks and valleys, but there has never been a future peak that is lower than the past one. Just give it time. 2. Time is your ally. Time can turn any bad real estate decision into a good one. 3. Equity is your safety net. It can supplement a pension and give you financial options in later years. 4. Your mortgage is a forced savings program.

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heated housing market. Again, this is to the advantage of first-time buyers because it will help to bring house prices back within your range.

So let’s assume that 20 to 25 years from now, you’ll be looking back and saying to yourself one of two things ›› I’m sure glad I bought that first house, or ›› I wish I had just bought something back in 2013 A lot of people are in this situation today and paralyzed by all the noise around them. And in the absence of facts or perspective, fear will take over. So what are the factors that are influencing your decisions today?

Global uncertainty There is no doubt that we live in an age of global uncertainty and face the threat of financial chaos in Europe and a pending credit crisis in the U.S. However, this is not the first time our world has faced these challenges, and it won’t be the last. The key factor to look at is what you can control in your world. Ask yourself about your own employment options – your own employment future. The key to creating long-term wealth in real estate through equity is your ability to afford your monthly mortgage payments and making them consistently over a long period of time – regardless of what is happening on the other side of the world. If you do so, one day you’ll wake up and realize two things: 1. Your mortgage is paid off, and 2. Your house is worth more than the day you bought it – regardless of what happened during the years in between.

NEW MORTGAGE RULES Yes, there are new mortgage rules that have been implemented over the Your mortgage is paid past few years, but in some respects, this could be to your advantage. Many off, and your house is So if you’re a first-time homebuyer in first-time homebuyers are unaware here’s my advice to you: create worth more than the 2013, that you can still buy a home with as a budget that you can afford and be day you bought it – little as five per cent down. The main comfortable with. Buy a home that regardless of what rule change that impacts your ability does not put a strain on your budget. to afford a home is that you can no happened during the Focus on taking baby steps and don’t longer access a 30-year amortization. get overwhelmed by the big picture. years in between. Your payments will now be deterMake the monthly payments into that mined based on you paying off that forced savings program called a mortmortgage over a maximum 25-year period. Although this gage, and then let time be your friend and real estate will does make your payments a little higher in the beginning, do what it has done for many generations before – eventuit increases the amount of equity you build with each ally go up as your mortgage goes down – and that is what payment (remember your forced savings plan). we call “creating equity.” In addition, the rule changes imposed by the governAnd then maybe, just maybe, as you’re about to celment have had the exact effect they were hoping to ac- ebrate your first half century on this planet, you‘ll look complish, which was to slow what was becoming an over- back and say, “I’m glad I got started in 2013.” FEB 16 - MAR 2, 2013 | NEW HOME GUIDE GTA 53

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feb. 13 - March 6

Tiny Tots: Big and Small Royal ontario museum

Feb. 16 to March 2 Calendar of events beginning from Feb. 16 to March 2, 2013

You can start your child's immersion into art, history and science early at the Royal Ontario Museum, with Tiny Tots, a series of eight fun Wednesday afternoon classes for children aged two to three. It's a place where toddlers can get a head start on creativity, learning and social interaction. rom.on.ca

feb. 20 - 24

2013 International Folk Alliance Conference Delta chelsea hotel

The 2013 International Folk Alliance Conference features folk music related performances, workshops, speakers, vendors and more. The keynote speaker this year is Canadian music industry legend, Bernie Finklestein, known for founding True North Records, and the manager of The Paupers, The Golden Dogs, Bruce Cockurn, Murray McLauchlan and Dan Hill. folkalliance.org

feb. 26 - march 7

Human Rights Watch Film Festival tiff bell lightbox

This film fest, a project of the Human Rights Watch Canada Committee, highlights human rights violations through film to educate individuals and inspire fights for justice. ff.hrw.org

march 1 - 3

Toronto International Bicycle Show better living centre

The spring edition of the Toronto International Bicycle Show features the latest bike trends and products. Shop for bicycles and biking accessories and apparel, see what’s new in electric and hybrid bikes and try out new rides in the Test Ride Zone. Manufacturers, distributors and local shops and bicycle clubs will be on hand and children can check out the Kid’s Place with face painting, glitter tattoos, a bouncing castle and more. bicycleshowtoronto.com

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Salisbury Square

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Centretown

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Pathways

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Credit Manor Heights

905-216-5155

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Castlemore

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Valley Lands

905-457-0445

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Mount Pleasant

905-459-5772

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Spring Valley Village

905-457-3698

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countrysidemeadows.ca

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519-938-8449

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905-455-2725

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Heart Lake Village

905-773-6549

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Castlemore Crossing

905-794-0366

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Ravines of Castlemore

905-794-8875

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Strawberry Fields

905-843-0707

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905-843-8989

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Castlemore

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Adena Ridge

905-584-6444

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Turnberry Townhomes

AndrinTowns.com

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Timberbank Manors

905-230-4663

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Credit Manor Heights

yourkingdom.ca

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Credit Manor Heights

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The Estates of Spring Valley

905-216-4806

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Castlegate

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Riverstone’s Rivers Edge

416-410-0175

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Meadowlands

519-942-3312

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Credit Valley Manors

905-216-5186

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Hawthorne Village

mattamyhomes.com

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The Enclaves of Upper Canada

289-891-9103

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Edgewood

905-356-9408

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Silver Creek Hollow

905-702-8388

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905-875-1953

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Milton Trails

416-623-1327

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Milton Trails

905-864-3306

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Origins

branthaven.com

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Village of Walkers Green

905-319-8455

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Park City

parkliving.ca

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Morrison Village

1-800-565-5150

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Waterdown Meadows

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1-800-856-4318

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1-800-479-9777

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Park Place Village

905-690-7600

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Weaver’s Mill

weaversmill.com/nh

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Valleygreen

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Foothills

905-864-8997

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Lakeside Estates

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Jordan Village

phelpshomes.com

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Brookside

phelpshomes.com

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North Morrison House

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9

Century Grove Homes

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14

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16

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Woodland Trails

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Port Union Rd

Coxwell Ave

Pape Ave.

Parliament St Sherbourne St Jarvis St.

Dufferin St

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Roncesvalles Ave.

Park Lawn

Royal York Rd

Renforth Dr

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Price Range

Page No.

Cornell

mattamyhomes.com •

from $398,000

86

Menkes

Humber Mews

416-642-8955

86

Menkes

Dwell city town

416-642-8955

87

Menkes

Bloom Park Towns

416-730-1600

3

Camrost Felcorp

iLoft at Mystic Pointe

416-251-8888

6

Oz Properties

Garden Towns

416-898-5100

3B

11

Tribute Communities

Canterbury

647-352-2130

from $700,000

9E

12

Pemberton Group

The Uptown Residences

416-987-3500

• from $400,000

9G

18

Regal Crest Homes

Centennial Gardens

416-686-0556

• • from $323,000

13G

20

Beaverbrook Homes

Evolution

416-747-9691

3H

21

Conservatory Group

Oakdale Village

416-243-0511

from $323,000

5C

23

Conservatory Group

Upper Beach

416-698-7796

• •

from $400,000

12H

24

Forest Green Homes

Lexington On The Green

416-235-0220

from $208,000

4D

26

Conservatory Group

Port Union

416-287-3128

from $520,000

18E

27

Cresford Development Corp.

Windermere by the Lake

416-977-5300

• • from $200,000

5H

28

Pemberton Group

Park Lake Residences

416-769-4343

• from $180,000

5H

34

H&R Developments

Westown

hr-newhomes.com

• from $190,000

5C

39

Beaverbrook Homes

Yorktowns

647-259-0733

from $460,000

5C

41

Monarch Corporation

Evergreen

416-495-3526

from $395,000

14F

42

Stafford Homes

The Bell Estate

416-693-6800

from $335,000

12G

42

Brookfield Homes

The Bell Estate

416-693-6800

from $335,000

12G

43

Aspen Ridge Homes

Scenic On Eglinton

416-805-1781

from $190,000

10F

49

Tribute Communities

RCMI

416-363-4800

50

Fieldgate Homes

Corktown Mews

corktownmews.ca

54

Tribute Communities

1717 Avenue Road

416-430-1717

55

Stafford Homes

Keystone Mews

416-757-6684

• •

from $475,000

11F

75

H&R Developments

Berczy Square

hr-newhomes.com

77

Aspen Ridge Homes

Seventy Seven Charles

416-203-7034

• • from $2100,000

9H

78

Your Home Developments

Nature’s Path

647-340-6972

from $280,000

17E

80

Brandy Lane Homes

Village Mews

416-651-6555

from $470,000

6F

83

Arista Homes

Lilly Factory Towns

416-792-4872

• •

from $395,000

12G

88

Monarch Corporation

Birkdale

monarchgroup.net

from $420,000

13D

89

Decade Homes

Yorkdale Village

416-638-5656

from $320,000

6D

90

Sundance Homes

Braeburn Lane

sundancehomes.ca •

from $430,000

15D

6-7 3I

from $320,000

• from $273,000

• from $270,000

• from $550,000

9 7G

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8I

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Tel

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Site

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Aspen Ridge Homes

Kleinburg Hills

647-921-0381

from $800,000

1 4F

24

Fieldgate Homes

Vaughan Valley Estates

905-303-4728

from $830,000

28-29 & Insert 9F

24

Arista Homes

Vaughan Valley Estates

905-303-1929

from $770,000

28-29 9F

44

Madison Homes

thornhill

905-417-1203

from $1090,000

35 14g

51

Aspen Ridge Homes

King Oaks

905-539-0181

from $1100,000

1 12A

54

Fieldgate Homes

Rivers Edge

905-303-4728

• •

from $730,000

1

Country Wide Homes

Kleinburg Hills

KleinburgHills.com •

from $750,000

4F

11

Summit View Homes

The Summit of Valleybrooke

905-417-7980

from $300,000

8E

35

Hallstone Homes

Clairtrell Mews

905-886-5757

from $670,000

15K

37

Flato Developments Inc.

Montebello

905-731-2000

from $390,000

11D

38

Liberty Development

Centre Park Townes

905-731-8302

from $399,000

13I

39

Tiffany Park Homes

Valleybrook Estates

905-303-1620

from $320,000

8e

42

Dunpar Homes

Riverside Village

416-253-5888

from $519,000

43

Primont Homes

Rothbury Ravine Estates

905-305-8871

from $675,000

13f

44

Forest Hill Homes

Thornhill Ravines

madisonhomes.ca •

from $690,000

14g

46

Country Wide Homes

The Point at Woodbridge

905-907-1500

8E

47

Country Wide Homes

Upper Thornhill Estates

905-907-1500

from $900,000

14E

48

Beaverhall Homes

Regency Estates

905-265-2634

from $1250,000

6H

48

Graywood Developments Ltd Regency Estates

905-265-2634

from $1250,000

6H

51

Great Gulf Homes

King Oaks

greatgulfhomes.com

from $1100,000

12A

52

Zancor Homes

Royal Collection

905-833-0883

from $550,000

12A

53

Treasure Hill Homes

Thornhill Woods

treasurehill.com •

from $880,000

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Aspen Ridge Homes

Kettle Lakes Club

289-231-2849

from $550,000

1 6D

6

Fieldgate Homes

The Humberlands

905-773-7738

from $612,000

Insert 2C

27 Acorn Homes

Oak Knoll

acornhomes.ca

2

The Royal at Bayview Glen

905-709-5700

• from $190,000

from $650,000

4H

Pemberton Group

87 4C

6Q

14 Arista Homes

Jefferson Forest

15 Madison Homes

Jefferson Forest

905-770-8661

from $500,000

4G

15 Forest Hill Homes

Jefferson Forest

iloveforest.ca

from $790,000

4G

16 Fieldgate Homes

Jefferson Forest

905-884-8017

from $600,000

4H

17 Heathwood Homes

The Reserve at the Woodlands

416-637-3520

from $748,000

2D

18 Heathwood Homes

Silverwood Lane

heathwoodrichmondhill.com •

4K

19 Heathwood Homes

Forestbrook

heathwoodrichmondhill.com •

from $583,000

4K

20 North Star Homes

King’s Crossing

416-291-9666

from $440,000

2E

22 Yorkwood Homes

Hillside Manors

905-770-4662

from $480,000

25 Treasure Hill Homes

Urbantowns on Bayview

treasurehill.com

7Q

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The Manors of Roseview Grand

roseviewgrand.com

• •

from $650,000

5I

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905-201-2804

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from $370,000

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11 Madison Homes

Greensborough

905-201-7700

from $594,000

35 7F

20 Fieldgate Homes

BlueSky Stouffville

905-640-0002

from $473,000

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20 Starlane Home Corporation BlueSky Stouffville

starlanehomes.com •

from $452,000

23 18F

24 Ballantry Homes

905-294-0221

from $450,000

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28 Starlane Home Corporation Copper Hills South

CopperHIllsSouth.ca •

from $585,000

23 14d

30 Madison Homes

Cornell Rouge

905-472-9556

from $526,000

35 8F

41 Aspen Ridge Homes

Upper Cornell

905-554-3446

from $495,000

1 7F

50 Geranium Homes

The Neighbourhoods of Cardinal Point 905-640-9999

from $570,000

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52 Fieldgate Homes

Potter’s Bend

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from $580,000

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54 Beaverbrook Homes

Victoria Highlands

416-924-0110

from $450,000

39 16B

59 Primont Homes

Harmony

905-305-8871

from $540,000

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Victoria Manor

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from $896,000

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Aurora Woods on Bayview

treasurehill.com •

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The Terrace On Rouge Creek

905-640-7360

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Woodland Hills

905-898-7380

from $400,000

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Pavo Point

905-554-5975

from $400,000

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Wismer Commons

905-907-1500

from $450,000

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10 Monarch Corporation

Nichols Manor at Heritage

416-495-3542

from $550,000

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12 Laurier Homes

windsong

905-201-5979

from $495,000

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12 Laurier Homes

Windsong North

905-201-5979

from $598,000

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14 Ballygarven Homes

Upper Canada Meadows

905-395-1294

from $330,000

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Heritage Estates

905-640-2274

from $283,000

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Angus Glen West Village

905-887-9950

from $2000,000

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Boxgrove

905-201-1102

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from $432,000

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Copper Hills

905-954-4050

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Copper Hills South

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from $500,000

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cornellrouge.com

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Forest Hill

cornellrouge.com

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Greensborough

905-201-6106

from $586,000

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Wismer Woods

416-746-1234

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Coventry Valley

905-836-8902

from $600,000

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Castle Square

hr-newhomes.com

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Woodland Hills

905-907-1500

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Wismer Gardens

905-479-9600

from $410,000

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Pacific Villas

416-332-8115

from $337,000

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Mill Fair Village

NorttStarHomesInc.com

from $500,000

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Bond Lake Village

905-313-1021

from $399,000

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Upper Unionville

905-477-6464

from $630,000

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Upper Unionville

905-534-1564

from $500,000

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Upper Unionville

905-477-6464

from $500,000

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Greensborough

416-746-1234

from $329,000

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Landmark Estates

905-953-9046

from $380,000

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Prairiewood

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TECHNOLOGY

on the move

Dan Hopkins is COO at Two Men and a Truck – Canada. Visit twomen.ca

by dan hopkins

chaotic on moving day to be trying to find any instruction manuals. The best plan when preparing for your move is to take the TVs off the walls yourself ahead of time and have them ready to be packaged properly. Here’s a tip for anyone disassembling electronics for a move. Get your digital or phone camera and take photos of the wiring connections on the backs of the TVs, cable boxes, DVD players and the like. When it comes time to reassemble them, it will be much easier to reference how they were set up originally, saving time, stress and frustration. The same goes for stereos and gaming systems. Many teenagers leave their entire gaming systems hooked up until moving Let’s face it – your electronic devices make the world day. It’s up to them to disassemble their go round, and in the moving business, we realize how important those systems and hopefully place them into the items are to families. packing they arrived in. If not, the best One of the most common questions we get is… how to transport elec- thing to do is wrap consoles in anti-static bubble wrap and place them into approtronics safely, especially big-screen TVs. During a move, whether it’s across town or across Canada, it is priately sized boxes so they won’t move important to give these items special treatment so they arrive in one around during the trip. In fact, this is the piece and in good working order. The best best way to treat most advice we have for accomplishing this goal electronics items. That The best advice we have requires some forethought: to keep the origincludes computers – for accomplishing this goal inal boxes and foam spacers the electronic especially desktop requires some forethought: units. We have speitems came in. That is truly the safest method for moving them. cialty boxes designed to keep the original boxes Of course, people rarely keep these boxes, specifically for them and foam spacers the so at Two Men and a Truck Canada, we have that can be bought electronic items came in. That sepa rately. If you specialty boxes and crates designed specifiis truly the safest method cally to move big-screen TVs safely. People choose not to go that for moving them. who do their own packing and moving should route, then surround be aware of how easy it is to damage one of the unit with anti-statthese units. Spending a few dollars extra to purchase or rent one of these ic bubble wrap, and again, place it into an special boxes can make all the difference. They can accommodate any appropriate sized box. size TV, so there is a solution for every unit. And here’s a handy tip: pack the associAnother thing to remember is that most of these television sets are ated hardware with it. Place the mouse, mounted on wall brackets – and moving companies are reluctant to disas- keyboard, power cord, scanner and printer semble the wall mounts or assemble them at the other end. Usually, if cables, all into the same box. When these something is going to go wrong, that’s when it will happen – and again, cartons arrive at your new digs, you’ll be people rarely keep the installation instructions for the brackets. It’s far too very glad you did! 80 New home guide GTA | feb 16 - mar 2, 2013

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Incredible family-friendly living IN STOUFFVILLE

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t The Neighbourhoods of Cardinal Point, there is still a great selection of 38- and 42-ft. lots – including a handful of oversized pie-shaped lots available from award-winning builder, Geranium Homes. This established community, just minutes from Stouffville’s Main Street, is fast becoming the community of choice for families looking for a superbly designed detached home close to everything! “In 2009, Cardinal Point Phase IV was the first neigh- ranium’s designs include grand nine-ft. main floor ceilings bourhood in Whitchurch-Stouffville to be enrolled under with coffered details in dining rooms and tray detailing the Energy Star for New Homes program, and we have in master bedrooms; oak hardwood flooring, stairs and continued to build to this standard in our subsequent pickets; gas fireplace with beautiful plaster mantle and phases. We know our buyers appreciate the peace of mind surround; upgraded baseboards and trim; granite kitchen that comes with superior construction methods. We also countertop with undermount sink, extended height upper acknowledge that homebuyers cabinets, decorative crown mouldwant some of the bells and whistles ing and ceramic tile backsplash; in a brand new home – hardwood, main floor pot lights; ceramic tile; location granite countertops, ceilings details quality broadloom; and complete Stouffville and a fireplace, for example,” excentral air. All of the homes at housing type plains Sue Webb Smith, GeraniCardinal Point are built to Energy Detached homes on 38- and 42-ft. lots um’s director of marketing. “We’ve Star for new homes guidelines feaincluded so many features along turing third-party verification, as sales centre with excellent construction quality well as the company’s own strinMillard Street, just east of Hwy. 48 and designs that maximize every gent Geranium Green construcand north of Stouffville Road (Main square foot that Cardinal Point is tion standards. This means, in Street), open Monday to Thursday really resonating with buyers.” addition to excellent indoor air 1 to 7 p.m., Friday closed, Saturday Two beautiful Bryon Pattonquality and comfort, you will also and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. designed and furnished model save money on energy bills from contact homes offer a first-hand appreciathe day you move in. 905.640.9999 | geraniumhomes.com tion of the spaciousness and luxury The homes have an “Urban of these detached residences. GeHeritage” appearance with archi-

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Phase 5 Energy Star homes, and the construction site is preparing for an equally busy spring program. Homes on 38-ft. lots are priced from $569,900 offering incredible value in a modern, upgraded family residence. New sales will start construction this spring with move-in dates offered before the end of 2013. Geranium Homes is BILD’s 2012 Home Builder of The Year and Canadian Home Builder Association’s Grand Sam Award Winner. The Housing Division of Geranium Corp., one of Ontario’s few fully integrated land development and building companies, Geranium has been developing and building family communities across southern Ontario for 35 years.

tecturally selected and colour coordinated maintenancefree materials of clay brick, Hardie board and 40-year roof shingles. Lots are fully sodded. Cardinal Point features stone entry gates, two parks, playgrounds and has acres of preserved ravine made accessible by neighbourhood streets. The location is close to the many amenities of Stouffville, including the shops, dining, recreation and GO services along Main Street. It is only minutes The homes have to schools, golf courses, community an “Urban Heritage” centres, Markham-Stouffville Hosappearance with pital, farmer’s markets and Hwys. 404 and 407. architecturally selected Choose from among the 11 deand colour coordinated tached home designs from 1,957 to maintenance-free 3,378 sq. ft. which have made this materials of clay brick, master-planned ravine community Hardie board and so popular. Starting last November, 40-year roof shingles families have been moving in to their

The Neighbourhoods of Cardinal Point sales centre and model homes are located on Millard Street, just east of Hwy. 48 and north of Stouffville Road (Main Street). Hours are Monday to Thursday from 1 to 7 p.m.; Friday closed; Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 905.640.9999 or visit geraniumhomes.com feb 16 - mar 2, 2013 | New home guide GTA 83

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Report finds Canadians plan to

save nearly $10,000 in 2013

dent, Personal Banking, BMO Bank of Montreal. “While it’s important to pay down debt – particularly high-interest debt – it’s essential that households build themselves a financial cushion as well, whether it be for retirement or other goals.” Yet, despite the positive nature of the findings, the poll shows the optimism is tempered by the fact that only half (48 per cent) say they are saving enough to meet their goals, with high expenses (71 per cent), low income (65 per cent), and debt repayment (52 per cent) cited as the top barriers to increased savings. The personal savings rate in Canada, calculated by Statistics Canada, currently lies near historic lows at 3.9 per cent. By comparison, the rate climbed above six per cent during the height of the latest recession, and reached almost 20 per cent in the early 1980s.

Canadians who are planning to

save in 2013 are aiming to put away an average of $9,859 in order to meet their goals – an increase of nearly $600 over last year, or approximately seven per cent. This is one of the findings of a new BMO Household Savings Report conducted by Pollara, which also revealed the different investment vehicles people plan to use to reach their savings goals: ›› T he majority of Canadians use a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) or a chequing account (63 per cent and 57 per cent, respectively) ›› Half (49 per cent) use a Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) ›› One-third (29 per cent) use a high-interest savings account ›› Another 25 per cent put their savings in Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GICs)

The report also identified the most common savings goals in 2013 among Canadians: ›› Retirement savings and emergency savings tied for second (42 per cent respectively) on the priority list ›› Nearly one-third of Canadians are putting aside money for home renovations, while 20 per cent will be saving towards the purchase of a new vehicle ›› Education savings are on the priority list for 19 per cent of Canadians, followed by the purchase of a new home (15 per cent) ›› Vacations and the purchase of luxury items, entertainment and hobbies topped the list, with 66 per cent of Canadians putting cash away for these purchases

“It’s encouraging to see Canadians are planning to maintain or increase their per- “It is sometimes difficult to balance financial priorities and responsibilisonal savings this year, particularly as we ties with spending on items and experiences we enjoy,” notes Johannson. look to balance increasing debt loads and “However, given the economic realities, it is key that we don’t let the turn around decreasing rates of savings,” nice-to-dos overshadow our must-dos. Having a balanced savings apsays Ernie Johannson, Senior Vice Presi- proach allows us to live for today while saving for our future goals.”

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GRAND OPENING OF MODEL HOMES

at Greenbrook Village in Shelburne

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akeview Homes has three new model homes for you to visit at its charming community, Greenbrook Village in Shelburne! The picturesque collection of bungalow and two-storey homes on traditional, full-sized 40-ft. homesites is perfect for families looking for something a little different. The homes start at $249,990 and are just a half hour’s drive from Brampton. Now built and ready for you to experience are the lovely designer furnished Bayfield, Rockport and Thornberry home designs! The community is under construction and several inventory homes are available for a quick 60- to 90-day move-in. The Bayfield, a beautiful three- or four-bedroom bungalow, offers an open-concept kitchen/living room area designed with family time in mind, as well as an elegant ensuite bathroom in the master bedroom. Families who plan to grow are offered the option of an extra bedroom in a finished base-

ment. The Bayfield represents a unique offering for those who want quality and style along with the benefits of a detached home – at an affordable price. Introducing the Rockport – a stunning twostorey design, which strikes a perfect balance of formal and modern living. With features like a separate dining room, an optional servery, study areas, two ensuite bathrooms and a two-storey Great Room, the Rockport gives us the taste of grandeur in a friendly community setting. The Thornberry, a two-storey design inspired by the Old Ontario architectural style, is the new location of the sales centre. This charming design offers more square feet than any other home in the Greenbrook community (3,240 sq. ft.). A wide covered front porch, media loft, powder room, luxurious ensuite bathrooms and a separate dining room are just a few of the ben-

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Greenbrook Village

The community is under construction and several inventory homes are available for a quick 60- to 90-day move-in

location Shelburne housing type Bungalow and two-storey homes on 40-ft. homesites sales centre 551 Wansburgh Way, west of Hwy. 124, approximately 1.5 km north of Hwy. 89, open Monday to Wednesday 1 to 7 p.m. and weekends and holidays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Thursday and Friday contact 519.217.5944 | greenbrookvillage.ca

efits of this spacious design. The Thornberry also features an open-concept designer kitchen and large Great Room with optional fireplace ideal for intimate family moments. There’s plenty to do and explore in and around Shelburne: drive-in movie nights, exploring the Bruce Trail, artists’ studios, outdoor education centres and countless recreational opportunities, from mountain biking, skiing and golfing to hockey, canoeing and horseback riding. Greenbrook Village is now offering an exciting Referral Rewards Program! If you currently own or have just bought a Lakeview Home, refer a friend or family member to Greenbrook Village and you will be rewarded $1,000 cash when they purchase a home. For more information, visit Greenbrook Village today. The new location of the sales office is 551 Wansburgh Way, west of Hwy. 124, approximately 1.5 km north of Hwy. 89. Open Monday to Wednesday 1 to 7 p.m. and weekends and holidays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Thursday and Friday. You can also visit greenbrookvillage.ca for more info, or call 519.217.5944. feb 16 - mar 2, 2013 | New home guide GTA 89

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Canadians relying on RRSPs for retirement but not necessarily contributing: Scotiabank Poll

With the RRSP contribution deadline just four weeks

away, Scotiabank’s annual Investment Poll found that two-thirds of Canadians who plan to retire say their RRSPs will be their source of retirement funding (65 per cent), yet half of Canadians say they do not plan to contribute to their RRSPs this tax season (49 per cent). “We want to encourage as many Canadians as possible to consider contributing to an RRSP and take advantage of this important investment opportunity as part of their overall financial plan,” says Mike Henry, senior vice-president, retail payment, deposits and lending, Scotiabank. “It is a bit worrying that people might be relying on investments that they have yet to make. Even making small contributions every month or year can really help your plans down the line.” In addition to their RRSPs, top sources of retirement funding for Canadians include their savings (60 per cent), the government (57 per cent), work pension (52 per cent) and selling their home (22 per cent). Two-thirds of those who expect to retire say they are concerned about not having enough money to support their retirement (68 per cent). Four in 10 of those who expect to retire in the future (41 per cent) think they will need less than $300,000 for their ideal retirement. Over the past five years, Canadians say they have saved an average of $24,469 (this is down from the $31,824 they reported saving over a five year period in 2011). The study also found that four-in-10 Canadians who are currently saving for retirement (44 per cent) have been doing so for the past one to 10 years. As well, more people are setting aside less than $200 each month (43 per cent versus 34 per cent in 2011). “As I like to tell my pre-retirement clients, there is no one dollar amount that you’ll need for your retirement as every person’s idea of retirement

is unique,” says Bev Moir, senior wealth advisor, retirement planning at ScotiaMcLeod. “The key is to start investing early, invest regularly and stay invested. Having a financial plan in place to help you map out what you can do throughout the year is a simple way to stay on track and look forward to making that all-important RRSP contribution worry-free. From automatic contributions to your RRSPs to choosing financial products that help you save as you spend, a financial advisor can help you develop a plan to suit your lifestyle.” Additional findings from the study found that while many Canadians say they are optimistic about the future of the Canadian economy (46 per cent), a growing number of Canadians who have yet to retire say they have pushed back their planned retirement age because of the state of the economy (33 per cent versus 27 per cent in 2011). The majority of those planning to hold off on retiring say they have pushed their retirement back by five to nine years (58 per cent). A smaller group of Canadians say they plan to push it back by 10 or more years (27 per cent).

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Showcasing new homes in the GTA’s east region

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Brookfield Homes

Hills of Harrowsmith

Brook-Hill.ca

from $300,000

17 15G

4

Menkes

Somerset

905-428-0500

from $470,000

6-7 7G

66 Monarch Corporation

Tran Quility

monarchgroup.net •

from $520,000

IBC 7G

90 LeBovic Homes

Old Taunton in Pickering

905-428-3434

91 Sundance Homes

The towns of nichol green phase 1

905-441-3312

1

Beaverhall Homes

Parkside Walk

905-430-1227

3

Great Gulf Homes

Stonecrest

greatgulf.com

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Monarch Corporation

Lexington County

416-495--3542

from $490,000

11 Conservatory Group

Carruther’s Creek Village

905-426-8081

from $247,000 7J

13 Liza Communities

Folkstone

1-877-365-9555

from $335,000 10G

21 Great Gulf Homes

Grandview Oshawa

1-888-579-7235

from $287,000 14F

24 Tribute Communities

Imagination

905-683-1228

from $286,000 8G

25 Melody Homes

Brooklin Winchester

1-888-679-5744

from $260,000 11E

31 Preston Homes

Prestonvale Heights

905-432-2800

from $350,000 15J

33 Tribute Communities

The Neighbourhoods of Windfields Farm 905-436-7444

from $356,000 13F

34 Tribute Communities

The Neighbourhoods of Park Ridge 905-723-2344

from $333,000 15G

35 Tribute Communities

The Village of Brooklin West

905-655-9979

from $380,000 11E

35 Tribute Communities

The Village of Brooklin Townhomes 905-655-9979

from $340,000 11E

36 Liza Communities

Heritage Village

1-888-655-6188

from $325,000 11G

45 Sundial Homes Limited

Mulberry Meadows

905-427-8255

from $190,000 6J

49 Senator Homes

Harbourside

905-430-5957

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from $270,000 9J

54 Baycliffe Homes

The Gates of Whitby

905-668-9828

from $250,000 9G

55 Jeffery Homes

Kedron Park Ravines

905-433-2173

from $580,000 14G

56 Delpark Homes

The Woods of Nichol Trail

905-665-9555

from $426,000 11I

57 Geranium Homes

The Courts of South Rouge

geraniumhomes.com •

from $700,000 2K

58 Mttamy Homes

Seaton

mattamyhomes.com

60 greycrest homes

the fields of conlin

905-725-4539

from $310,000 15G

65 Brookfield Homes

Rosebank By The Lake

PickeringRosebank.ca •

from $550,000 2K

67 Midhaven Homes

Breeze

1-877-773-6888

from $257,000 15F

68 Storybook Homes

Brookstone Estates

905-438-9516

from $1050,000 11B

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from $260,000

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West Park Village

vandykcommunities.com

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Foxtrail

brookfieldhomes.ca •

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Mason Homes

Port Hope Golf & Country Club

905--885-6565

from $210,000 12K

2

Parkview Homes

Woodland Acres

705-748--2828

from $220,000 3G

5

Mason Homes

Cobourg

905-885-6565

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from $200,000 19I

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Cloverlea Lindsay

705-324-1653

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from $200,000 7a

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Kaitlin Group Ltd.

Port of Newcastle

1-800-305-6849

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Kylemore Communities

Port of Newcastle

905-987-5146

from $351,000 14E

8

Storybook Homes

Bond Head Estates

905-438-9516

from $850,000 14E

9

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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 % iNterest rates

AMORTIZATION PERIOdS 10 Years

15 Years

20 Years

25 Years

3.00%

9.65

6.90

5.54

4.73

3.25%

9.76

7.02

5.66

4.86

3.50%

9.88

7.14

5.79

4.99

3.75%

9.99

7.26

5.91

5.13

4.00%

10.11

7.38

6.04

5.26

4.25%

10.23

7.50

6.17

5.40

4.50%

10.34

7.63

6.30

5.53

4.75%

10.46

7.75

6.44

5.67

5.00%

10.58

7.88

6.57

5.82

5.25%

10.70

8.01

6.74

5.96

5.50%

10.82

8.14

6.85

6.10

5.75%

10.94

8.27

6.98

6.25

6.00%

11.07

8.40

7.12

6.40

6.25%

11.19

8.53

7.26

6.55

6.50%

11.31

8.66

7.41

6.70

6.75%

11.43

8.80

7.55

6.85

7.00%

11.56

8.93

7.69

7.00

7.25%

11.68

9.07

7.84

7.16

7.50%

11.81

9.21

7.99

7.32

7.75%

11.94

9.34

8.14

7.47

8.00%

12.06

9.48

8.28

7.63

8.25%

12.19

9.62

8.44

7.79

8.50%

12.32

9.76

8.59

7.95

8.75%

12.45

9.90

8.74

8.12

9.00%

12.58

10.05

8.86

8.28

9.25%

12.71

10.19

9.05

8.45

9.50%

12.84

10.33

9.20

8.62

9.75%

12.97

10.48

9.36

8.78

10.00%

13.10

10.63

9.52

8.95

10.25%

13.24

10.77

9.68

9.12

10.50%

13.37

10.92

9.84

9.29

10.75%

13.50

11.06

10.00

9.46

11.00%

13.64

11.22

10.16

9.63

11.25%

13.77

11.36

10.32

9.80

11.50%

13.91

11.52

10.49

9.97

11.75%

14.04

11.66

10.65

10.15

12.00%

14.18

11.82

10.81

10.32

12.25%

14.32

11.97

10.98

10.49

12.50%

14.46

12.13

11.15

10.67

12.75%

14.59

12.28

11.31

10.85

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 FEB 16 - MAR 2, 2013 | New Home guiDe gta 105

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Compare mortgage rates for your best deal CHARTERED BANKS

Variable

6 Months

1 Year

2 years

3 years

4 years

5 years

ATB Financial 3

4 6.30op

3.1 6.30op

3.14 3.7 4.39 6.50op

3.19

Alterna Svgs/Alterna Bk 3

4 6.30op

3.05 3.09 3.09 3.29 6.30op

3.24

Bank of Montreal 3.1

4 6.30op

3 3.04 2.79 2.99 6.30op

3.09

Bank of Nova Scotia 3

4.55 6.45op

3.75 3.89 2.79 4.39 6.50op

3.99

Canadian Western Bank

4 6.45op

3.1 3.14 3.7 4.64 6.30op

5.24

CIBC 3.2 6.70op

3 3.14 3.5 4.39 6.35op

5.24

HSBC Bank Canada 3

2.7 3.95 2.98 4.99 6.35op

3.49

ICICI Bank Canada

4.45 6.20op

3.05

3.15

3.65

3.64

3.69

3.44

3

3

2.79

3.25

3.08

3.09 3.14 3.7 3.64 6.30op

3.79

3 3.05 3.1 3.1 4.00op

3.09

MonCana Bank

2.94

2.99

3.04

National Bank n/a

3.1 3.14 3.7 3.19 6.30op

3.79

ING Direct

3

Laurentian Bank n/a

4.4 6.70op

Manulife Bank 3 4.45

President’s Choice Finan

4 6.70op

3.2

2.94

3.35

3.44

3 3.04 2.99 4.64 6.30op

3.29

TD Canada Trust 3.2 3 3.04 2.79 2.99 6.30op TRUST COMPANIES

3.19

AGF Trust

n/a

2.99

3.1

3.5

3.64

3.14

Community Trust

n/a

6.5

3.1

3.35

3.95

4.64

Effort Trust n/a

4.45 6.30op

3.25 3.6 3.9 4.5 6.30op

4.95

Home Trust Company

3.95

2.74

3.15

2.99

4 6.50op

3 3.14 3.65 4.64 6.30op

5.24

MTCC 3 4.55 3.75 3.89 2.79 4.39 6.45op 6.50op OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

3.99

Airline Financial C.U. 4

2.99 3.25 6.25op

3.09

3.49

Comtech Credit Union 2.79

6.6 8.40op

2.99 3.25 3.29 3.19 9.00op

3.29

First National Fin. LP

3.95

2.74

Royal Bank 3.2

3.2

Investors Group Trust n/a

4 6.30op

3.2

2.94

2.69

2.89

3.29

2.99

3.09

3.09 3.19 3.24 3.29 6.34op

3.24

London Life n/a

3 3.14 3.65 4.64 6.30op

5.24

MCAP 2.9

3.6 3.95 4.35 4.89 7.00op

5.24

Meridian Credit Union 2.85 4.45

3.1 3.14 3.7 3.4 6.30op

3.19

Parama Credit Union

2.9

3.1

3.15

3.15

3.25

3.5

Steinbach Credit Union

2.5

2.5

2.6

2.8

2.9

3.1

3.05 6.50op

3.15

2.79

3.89

3.29

Teachers Credit Union 4

4.45 6.30op

2.79

5.24

FirstOntario C.U. 2.79 6.34op 4 6.50op

2.69

3.24

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 Feb. 11, 2013. Prepared By Fiscal Agents Financial Information Services 905.844.7700

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Madison Homes Richmond Hill – Jefferson Forest Grand opening coming soon! Register now for a collection of detached homes and freehold towns. madisonhomes.ca Great Gulf Brampton – Mount Pleasant Preview opening at Bovaird and Creditview – full depth lots with unique standard features. greatgulf.com CountryWide Homes Kleinburg – Kleinburg Hills Coming in spring – new community of luxury detached homes. kleinburghills.com Brookfield Homes Tottenham – Willow Glen Register now for these towns and singles from the $200’s. brookfieldhomes.ca Bremont Homes Brampton – Crown of Creditview and Nobleton An elite collection of estate homes in two private enclaves, from the $700’s. bremonthomes.com Treasure Hill Homes Richmond Hill – Urbantowns at Bayview Coming soon – register now freehold townhomes at Bayview and Hwy. 7. treasurehills.com Treasure Hill Homes Aurora – Aurora Woods Coming in March – 36-, 40- and 45-ft. singles at Bayview Avenue and Vandorf Side Road. treasurehills.com Highcastle/Delpark/Esquire Bowmanville – Northglen Pre-construction pricing on bungalows, singles, towns and semis. northglen.ca Averton Homes Mount Albert – Victoria Highlands Preview opening for this community of bungalows and two-storey homes. victoriahighlands.com North Star Homes Cookstown – Millfair Village Coming soon – luxury 50- and 60-ft. singles in the heart of Cookstown. mymillfair.com

Countrywide/Greenpark/Royalcliff/ Starlane/Townwood Brampton – Gates Of Countryside Register now for all new phase of semis and 38- and 47-ft. singles in an established, family-first neighbourhood. gatesofcountryside.ca Brookfield Homes/ Orchard Ridge Homes Alliston – Treetops Register now for this master-planned community right next door to the Nottawasaga Resort. treetopslife.ca Lebovic Homes Pickering – Lebovic Homes Grand opening of large luxurious freehold townhomes, semis and detached homes. lebovichomes.ca Yorkwood Homes Richmond Hill – Hillside Manors Now previewing – luxury town manors, with greenbelt lots available. hillsidemanors.ca Monarch Corporation Ajax Coming soon to Ajax – 40-ft. designs. Discover a lifestyle infused with nature. Register now! monarchgroup.net Alliance and Cosmopolitan Homes Beeton – West Country A community of bungalows and two-storey singles in a natural setting. mywestcountry.ca Fieldgate Homes Markham – Victoria Manor Coming soon – register now for luxury singles on 40-ft. lots in a prestigious neighbourhood at Woodbine and Major Mackenzie. fieldgatehomes.com Brookfield Homes Oshawa – Hills of Harrowsmith Coming soon – two-storey designs on 30- and 36-ft. lots. brookfieldhomes.ca Heathwood Homes Richmond Hill – Hampshire Mews Coming soon to Richmond Hill – an exciting new community. heathwood.com

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advertiserindex Acorn Homes - Oak Knoll

Arista Homes - Vaughan Valley Estates

Aspen Ridge Homes - Corporate

87

28-29

IFC

Brookfield Homes - Willow Glen Tottenham

17

Chinese Home & Condo Guide - Promo

84

Coscorp Inc. - The Village of Southfields

30-31

Aspen Ridge Homes - Credit Manor Heights

1

Country Wide Homes - Corporate

Aspen Ridge Homes - Kettle Lakes Club

1

Family of Magazines - Promo

Aspen Ridge Homes - King Country Estates

1

Fieldgate Homes - BlueSky Stouffville

Aspen Ridge Homes - King Oaks

1

Fieldgate Homes - Corporate

Aspen Ridge Homes - Kleinburg Hills

1

Fieldgate Homes - Potter’s Bend

Insert

Aspen Ridge Homes - Upper Cornell

1

Fieldgate Homes - Rivers Edge

Insert

Ballantry Homes - Cornell

5

Fieldgate Homes - The Humberlands

Insert

Ballantry Homes - Spring Valley Village

5

Fieldgate Homes - Valley Lands

Insert

Ballantry Homes - The Neighbourhoods of OAK PARK

5

Fieldgate Homes - Vaughan Valley Estates

51

108

Insert

25

28-29 & Insert

Ballymore Homes - Lakeside Meadows

93

Fieldgate Homes - Victoria Manor

Ballymore Homes - Mill Street Village

81

forest hill Homes - Cornell Rouge

Beaverbrook Homes - Victoria Highlands

39

Geranium Homes - The Neighbourhoods of Cardinal Point

Briarwood Homes - Mill Street Village

81

Great Gulf Homes - Mount Pleasant

67

Brookfield Homes - Fieldstone

65

Great Gulf Homes - Summerlyn Village

85

Brookfield Homes - Foxtrail

17

Heathwood Homes - Hampshire Mews

41

Brookfield Homes - Grand Central 

17

Heathwood Homes - Terracotta Village at The Credit Valley

41

Brookfield Homes - Grand Valley Trails Brantford

17

Heathwood Homes - The Village at Traditions

41

Brookfield Homes - Hills of Harrowsmith

17

LeBovic Homes - Old Taunton in Pickering

Brookfield Homes - Pathways

17

Lifestyle Communities - Promo

68

Brookfield Homes - Treetops

91

Losani Homes - Victoria Common

66

Insert

11

20-21

101

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Madison Homes - Cornell Rouge

11

Madison Homes - Greensborough

35

Madison Homes - Thornhill

Mattamy Homes - Cornell

Orchard Ridge Homes - Treetops

91

Primont Homes - Castlemore 

13

Primont Homes - Centretown

12

Primont Homes - Harmony

13

Primont Homes - Heirloom in Markham

13

Reid’s Heritage Group - Eby Estates

64

11 & 35

9

Mattamy Homes - Hawthorne Village 

9

Mattamy Homes - Mount Pleasant North

8

Mattamy Homes - Mount Pleasant Village

8

Mattamy Homes - Salisbury Square

8

rosehaven homes - Corporate

27

Mattamy Homes - The Preserve

9

Schwarz Law LLP - Barristers & Solicitors

43

Starlane Home Corporation - BlueSky Stouffville

23

Starlane Home Corporation - Churchill Woods

23

Starlane Home Corporation - Copper Hills South 

23

Starlane Home Corporation - Gates of Countryside

23

23

Mattamy Homes - Wildflowers

8 & BC

Menkes - Bloom Park Towns

6-7

Menkes - Dwell city town

6-7

Menkes - Humber Mews

6-7

Menkes - Millstone On The Park

6-7

Menkes - Somerset

6-7

Starlane Home Corporation - Rivers Edge

Menkes - The Enclaves of Upper Canada

6-7

Sundance Homes - The towns of nichol green phase 1

Model Home Calendar - Promo

Model Home of the Month - Promo

92

IBC

Monarch Corporation - Kleinburg Crown Estates

IBC

Monarch Corporation - Tran Quility

National Homes - Corporate

Treasure Hill Homes - Aurora Woods on Bayview

47

Tribute Communities - Landscapes

15

Vandyk Communities - The Neighbourhood of Summerhill

45

Vandyk Communities - West Park Village

45

Vandyk Communities - Windows on the Green

45

Your First Home & Condo - Promo

94

102

Monarch Corporation - Corporate

Monarch Corporation - The Village of Southfields

100

30-31

IBC

19

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fundamentallyspeaking

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

Watch the changing retail landscape to see if your neighbourhood may be on the upswing by WAYNE KARL

MARCH 2013 IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, AND

with that comes the first of Target Corp.’s approximately 125 store openings in Canada. The U.S. retail giant announced in 2011 it is moving north with its $1.8-billion acquisition of up to 200 Zellers store leases. Most of the initial openings are to come from renovating previous Zellers locations, requiring an investment of $1 billion and creating thousands of new jobs. But, importantly, Target does not rule out “greenfield” expansion – building completely new stores from the ground up to its own specifications. For homeowners and prospective homebuyers, this is all a very good reason to pay attention, as Large retailers and experts say it will change Canada’s commercial ventures retail landscape forever. Such don’t just pop up in the major retail developments are also a significant influence on land middle of nowhere or in development and housing. declining neighbourhoods. When the likes of Target, Walmart, RONA and other major players set up shop, particularly in

a new location, it’s a good sign an area could be on the upswing. Like proximity to mass transit, schools and other amenities, being close to shopping is a major attraction for builders and, of course, prospective homebuyers. These features are among the key determining factors to enjoying your home while you live there, as well as for potential resale value in the future. Large retailers and commercial ventures don’t just pop up in the middle of nowhere or in declining neighbourhoods. They make careful, long-range and well planned-out decisions in lockstep with municipalities and developers, based on hard data, research and demographic information. This is why major retail expansion is good news: it’s an indicator the economy continues to strengthen; and, for those looking to buy a home, it’s a sign to look out for new or expanding neighbourhoods and solid buying opportunities. Such retail developments, combined with the associated employment gains and economic and infrastructure improvements, point to new and expanding homebuying options. So, while you’re out there looking for your new home, look around for the big box stores. If they see a bright future for your prospective neighborhood, chances are it will make a sound buying decision for you.

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43’ SINGLES • New designs and designs with lofts available • Up to 3,971* sq. ft. • Superior features and finishes including hardwood on main level, coffered and vaulted ceiling, gourmet kitchen, luxurious ensuites and much more • All brick exteriors featuring stone accents available

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NOW OPEN! Wildflowers In Kitchener.

Actual Mature Forest Bordering Community.

Today we are open with our very first Kitchener community. Wildflowers is a master-planned community offering inspirational community features such as park spaces, playgrounds, walking/biking trails and scenic ponds scattered throughout the neighbourhood. You’ll enjoy a mature forest bordering Wildflowers which provides a beautiful backdrop to an evening’s walk. A school is planned right in the community and local shops will be coming for added convenience. Come and see our collection of very affordable and stylish Townhomes and our wide selection of well-appointed Detached Homes. Today we invite you to view our inspired and colourful collection of Wildflowers.

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