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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

INVESTMENT-READY COMMUNITIES THE NEXT STEP

HOW TO DEDUCT MORTGAGE INTEREST

RRSPs: THEY’RE NOT JUST FOR RETIREMENT ANYMORE


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Richmond Hill Kettle Lakes Club MODEL HOMES NOW OPEN Bayview Ave. & Bethesda Side Rd. Executive Towns from the mid $500’s

Nobleton King Country Estates TWO MODELS East side of Hwy. 27 just north of King Rd. Singles from the $780’s

Brampton Credit Manor Heights NOW OPEN Mississauga Rd. & Steeles Ave. Towns from the $400’s Singles from the $600’s

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contents

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on the cover

p. 32

community focus features 24 Woodbridge

February 8 - 22, 2014 Volume 22 Issue 3

Fieldgate Homes

Upgrade your life at Vaughan Valley Estates in Woodbridge

primont homes

72 Aurora

Brookfield Residential

Expect amazing things from Primont in 2014

The Arbors coming soon to Aurora, by Brookfield Residential

106 Ajax

Menkes

Move in this spring at award-winning Somerset in Ajax

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

INVESTMENT-READY COMMUNITIES THE NEXT STEP

HOW TO DEDUCT MORTGAGE INTEREST

RRSPs: THEY’RE NOT JUST FOR RETIREMENT ANYMORE


regular and special features in every issue

4 Editor’s Note 10 Contributors 58 Hot Dates 118 Ad Index columnists

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BILD

Report

Investment-ready communities the next step in home building by Bryan Tuckey

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115 GTA Hot Sheet

Two pages of new openings, new releases and preview registrations

in the news

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Finances

More than a third of Canadians deposit to RRSPs before deadline

Heathwood Homes

offers first-time buyers’ program in Richmond Hill

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Two Men and a Truck

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New-home market

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names 2013 Franchisee of the Year winner Analysis of new-home market reveals a road to recovery

Finances

Saving for retirement outranks debt reduction in 2014: RBC

108 Finances

Paying down debt a top priority for Canadians in 2014: CIBC

Fundamentally Speaking

Watch the retail landscape for neighbourhoods on the upswing

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by Wayne Karl

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Taxing Issues

Calculating capital gains tax by Henry Choo Chong

40 The Tax Man

The Smith Manoeuvre: deducting mortgage interest by George Dube

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Make Your Move

Technology on the move by Chuck Resnick

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Mortgage Finesse

Credit and debt management by Calum Ross

54 Money Matters

RRSPs: they’re not just for retirement anymore by Gail Vaz-Oxlade

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Legally Speaking

The law of good faith – or lack thereof by Jayson Schwarz

homebuyers’ help

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Expert Advice

Spend versus save by Sara Duck

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Tax Time Tips

Tax credits to ease the pain of this big-ticket purchase

111 Resource Section

Mortgage Calculator and Rate Table

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//editor’s note

Get it in writing and have your lawyer review your agreement

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Susan Legge

Editor-in-chief Wall2Wall Media Susan.Legge@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/SusanLegge Like us on Facebook. Search: New Home Guide

uying a brand-new home offers you an opportunity to customize it to your liking. It can be a dream come true and an investment for the future – but don’t forget, it’s also legal transaction. The term “get it in writing” has never been more important in the case of the new-home purchase, since such a document outlines everything your home will have in it, on it and around it. Otherwise known as the Agreement of Purchase and Sale, the contract spells out the terms and conditions between you and your builder. Without it, if there is a misunderstanding or disagreement, it’s impossible to prove what was agreed upon. Since building a home is much more complicated than a resale transaction where the unit and/or property likely already exists, there is

no set Agreement of Purchase and Sale or standard contract for buying a new home. In some provinces, builders may have standard contracts prepared by the local home builders’ association or their new-home warranty program. Builders often prepare their own agreements, so contracts can vary from one builder/ developer to another and from province to province. Before you sign a contract, review it carefully with the builder and ask questions to make sure you fully understand what it contains. Your next step is to then take it to a real estate lawyer and have it reviewed. Once it is signed, it becomes a legal document and an agreed-upon contract, so seeking the services of an experienced real estate lawyer is an important step toward ensuring that your dream home becomes a reality.

Ask those taxing questions Whether from your mortgage broker or financial advisor, the right answers could save you hundreds if not thousands

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Wayne Karl

Editor Wall2Wall Media Wayne.Karl@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/WayneKarl Like us on Facebook. Search: New Home Guide

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hen you’re buying a home, particularly your first home, you will need the advice of several professionals: builder, lawyer, mortgage broker or banker, financial advisor and so on. But none of them has the personal stake in the deal that you do. Indeed, it is your transaction, your future and, ultimately, your money. This is why it’s essential to ask questions. Don’t understand something? Ask. Don’t get a satisfactory answer? Ask again. Take this scenario brought to our attention by Alyssa Richard, CEO of ratehub.ca. First-time buyers who are looking to buy together with a buyer who is not a first-timer, can still use the Home Buyers’ Plan to withdraw $25,000 from their RRSP, tax-free, for a down

payment. But they cannot claim the FirstTime Home Buyers’ Tax Credit of $750. “Another surprise had to do with land transfer tax rebates. In Toronto, qualifying first-time homebuyers can claim a total rebate of up to $5,725 for both the Ontario and Toronto land transfer tax. If you’re buying with someone who is not a first-time homebuyer, many first-time buyers assume they can’t claim those rebates. But you can – 50 per cent is yours to claim.” Instead of being able to claim the full rebate of $5,725, you could claim $2,862.50, which of course is better than nothing.” Whatever your own circumstances, take the time to ask those challenging, if difficult, taxing questions. The answers could save you hundreds if not thousands.


dreams We build

We know. At Ballantry Homes, we build dreams. With over two decades of experience, we’ve designed and constructed thousands of homes, working closely with our family of buyers and our team of forward-thinking architects and interior designers. Ballantry has always treated our customers as #1. Having built some of the finest homes and estate communities in and around the GTA, Ballantry’s reputation for meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship has earned the trust of thousands of satisfied homeowners.

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contributors New home guide

vice-president, WALL2WALL MEDIA

Jacqueline Hill

editor-in-chief / director of content

Susan Legge

director of sales, national

Josh Heppner

Sales Manager New Home guide GTA, new condo guide, home décor & renovations

Conni Robinson

associate publisher, NEW home & condo guide SWO, lifestyle communities

Susan Maxwell art director

Bianca DiPietro Editor

Wayne Karl contributing Editors

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)

Taxing Issues

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

THE TAX MAN

George E. Dube

CA, CPA, LPA, is a real estate investor and Chartered Accountant and partner with Peter Cuttini, Dube & Cuttini Chartered Accountants LLP. He has written and contributed to articles and co-authored two books. georgedube@ dubecuttini.com, dubecuttini.com, Twitter @dubecuttini.com 1.877.475.3823

Sara Duck, Elisa Krovblit Lydia McNutt senior account executive Nina Downs nina.downs@wall2wallmedia.com senior account executive

Dionne Fraser dionne.fraser@wall2wallmedia.com Sales & marketing co-ordinator

Terry Bassett

distribution & sales co-ordinator

Jennifer Bistron

administrative assistant

Antoinette Jackson production Manager

Bala Gnanapandithan production co-ordinator

Sandra Hanak-Vujnovic graphic designers

Mike Terentiev

National Account Manager, Mediative

Paul Slizys

Published By

mortgage finesse

Calum Ross

Calum Ross is senior vice-president and practicing mortgage agent with The Mortgage Centre. He has appeared on Canada AM, Investment Television, BNN and Citytv. He holds an MBA in finance and is an Accredited Mortgage Professional. He can be reached at 416.410.9905

money matters

make your move

Gail Vaz-Oxlade is the host of Til Debt Do Us Part, author of Debt Free Forever and blogs daily at gailvazoxlade.com. Follow Gail on Twitter at twitter. com/GailVazOxlade

is Vice-President of Marketing and Operations, Two Men and a Truck Canada. twomenandatruck.ca

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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. Renderings are artist’s concept.* Specifications are subject to change without notice. E. & O. E. See Sales Representative for details.

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//bild report

Investment-ready communities

are the next step for home building » by bryan tuckey This column often addresses the problems that new-home buyers and the home building industry face.

Bryan Tuckey

is President and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) and is a land-use planner who has worked for municipal, regional and provincial governments. He can be found on Twitter (twitter. com/bildgta), Facebook (facebook.com/bildgta) and BILD’s official online blog (bildblogs.ca).

I would like to start proposing solutions that will help overcome some of these hurdles and ultimately make new homes more affordable for the 100,000 people who come to the GTA every year and want to make the largest purchase of their lives. We don’t claim to have turnkey solutions that will unlock the industry and make new-home buying easy. It is a complicated process that requires knowledge, innovation, preparation and, most of all, patience. However, we think the concept of investment-ready planning deserves a serious look if not as a solution than as an innovation that opens up discussion on making new homes more affordable. Ultimately, new-home buyers should know that investment-ready is a concept that would streamline the homebuying process, cut red tape and save them time and money.

Investment-ready means businesses and developers can make quicker decisions on selecting sites, and that would lead to a faster approval process for greenfields, intensification and other projects. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced an investment-ready program last August, calling it “Canada’s first province-wide certified site program.” “It shows companies around the

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world the places in your municipalities that are ready to be developed, giving them some certainty about environmental concerns, utility lines, servicing access,” the premier said at the time. “It means businesses can quickly make more informed decisions and help expansion projects get underway sooner. For municipalities, it provides another tool to promote your communities, attract new investment and foster growth. It does that upfront work that’s so critical.” Investment-ready means businesses and developers can make quicker decisions on selecting sites, and that would lead to a faster approval process for greenfields, intensification and other projects. In fairness, clearing red tape is one of the planks of PC Leader Tim Hudak’s Million Jobs Act. Streamlining the building process is all about cutting red tape to get to outcomes, and investment-ready communities focus those desired outcomes to attract economic investment and building complete communities. Investment-ready planning is also a solution offered up by the land development and home-building industry during the 80-day consultation of the land use planning and appeals system, which ended on Jan. 10. In a document from the Ontario Home Builders’ Association and supported by BILD, we state that investment-ready communities are “necessary to compete for new global investments or changing economic forces.” But there’s a gap between the province and many of its municipalities that has led to implementation delays and extra costs: Official Plans and zoning bylaws often don’t conform to the provincial Growth Plan. To give Ontario an advantage in the global economy and create investment-ready communities, a logical step would be ensuring that municipalities update their local Official Plans every five years and zoning bylaws within three years of an OP update. That will lead to more certainty and fewer building delays, fewer appeals to the Ontario Municipal Board and a stronger economy. And that means less time and money spent by new-home buyers and businesses. I think we all want that.

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fieldgate homes | Vaughan Valley

//community focus

Upgrade your life in Woodbridge

With two elegantly upgraded model homes currently on sale, now is the time to discover Vaughan Valley

Location Woodbridge Housing Type Luxury detached homes Sales centre Open 1 to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends and holidays Contact 905.303.4728 vaughanvalleyestates.com

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oodbridge has long boasted some of the biggest and most beautiful homes in the GTA. Take a drive in the area on a sunny day and you’ll discover many a fine and spacious home set upon stately lots. Yet when it comes to which community of new homes has bragging rights as to being the very best, Vaughan Valley Estates by Fieldgate Homes has clearly emerged as the finest. Set behind an elegant stone entry gate on the west side of Weston Road, between Teston Road and Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan Valley Estates offers the finest luxury lifestyle in Woodbridge. With hundreds of families already happily living in the community, there’s never been a better time to experience life at Vaughan Valley Estates. And with two stunning designer model homes currently on sale, the possibilities of life at Vaughan Valley are more amazing than ever. When designing the community, Fieldgate committed to strict architectural standards that have brought a pleasing harmony to the streetscapes of the neighbourhood, with homes that offer both visual interest and variety, but which are also pleasingly complementary in their aesthetics. ...continued on pg 26


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fieldgate homes | Vaughan Valley

Homeowners can now experience the ultimate in luxurious Vaughan Valley living, with two of the community’s finest luxury model homes now on sale. Homeowners can now experience the ultimate in luxurious Vaughan Valley living, with two of the community’s finest luxury model homes now on sale. The four-bedroom, 3,336-sq.ft. Umbria boasts an impressive selection of elite upgraded features and finishes too numerous to mention. Some of the many highlights in the home include a double-sided gas fireplace in the library and family room, whirlpool tub in the master ensuite, whole-home hardwood flooring and more. The Umbria model home is priced at $1.29 million. Fieldgate also spared no expense in upgrading the fivebedroom, 3,752-sq.-ft. Calabria. Features include a frameless glass shower with body spray and separate whirlpool tub in the spa-inspired master ensuite, upgraded cabinets and granite countertops in the kitchen, an expansive Great Room with a double-sided fireplace that can also be enjoyed on the outdoor deck, and a raised fireplace and sitting area in the master bedroom. The basement is finished with a theatre room, wine cellar, pool table, bar and card playing area. The Calabria model home is priced at $1.54 million. Woodbridge’s location in Vaughan has always been one of the 26 New home guide GTA | february 8 - 22, 2014

area’s most impressive and appealing attributes. For years, Vaughan was promoted as the “City Above Toronto” and it has grown into the role, with a range of sophisticated urban amenities. With its location within Woodbridge, Vaughan Valley Estates’ owners enjoy access to superb shopping, from convenient local stores to Vaughan Mills – located just five minutes away. Excellent schools, restaurants and services abound in the area. Nature is your next-door neighbour with attractions such as the Boyd Conservation Area and the Kortright Centre, both nearby, along with local parks and community centres. Golfers love the choice of courses in the area, including the highly acclaimed Copper Creek Golf Club. Plus, residents enjoy easy access to major 400-series highways including the 400 and 407, as well as Hwys. 7 and 27. The Vaughan Valley Estates presentation centre is open from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays. For more information, call Fieldgate Homes at 905.303.4728 or visit the website at vaughanvalleyestates.com


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Watch the changing retail landscape

to see if your neighbourhood may be on the upswing » by wayne karl

Wayne Karl

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

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It was almost one year ago – March 2013 to be exact – that Target Corp. began opening the first of its approximately 125 store openings in Canada. The U.S. retail giant announced in 2011 it was moving north with a $1.8-billion acquisition of up to 200 Zellers store leases, with most of the initial openings coming from renovating existing Zellers locations. While the expansion may not have gone quite as planned, with Canadian consumers not exactly enthralled with Target’s product offerings and pricing strategy, there’s no question the move will continue to have a significant impact on the Canadian retail landscape – particularly as the company builds greenfield outlets in new locations. Now comes news that Wal-Mart plans to spend $500 million completing 35 supercentre projects over the next year. The U.S. retailer says it will spend more than $376 million to build, expand, relocate or remodel stores, as well as invest additional funds on operational improvements. For homeowners and prospective homebuyers, this is all good news – and a very good reason to pay attention. Such major retail developments are a significant influence on land development and housing. 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. These companies make careful, long-range and well plannedout 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

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Large retailers and commercial ventures don’t just pop up in the middle of nowhere or in declining neighbourhoods.

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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On the other side of the GTA, Primont has been receiving a lot of attention for its stunning family community in Brampton’s iconic Castlemore Village. At Castlemore, potential homebuyers are sure to be impressed by the fine selection of stunning towns, semis and 40-, 50- and 65-ft. singles. This incredible northeast Brampton community offers inspiring vistas overlooking the West Humber ravine and the Claireville Conservation Area. This natural setting is ideal for nature lovers, who can step out their front doors and enter into a world of hiking, cycling and more. Residents of Castlemore can also delight in the incredible combination of natural beauty and urban convenience, with Bramalea City Centre and a fine array of shops, schools, plazas and parks all just minutes away. With homes starting from just $409,900, and inventory closings available, it’s never been a better time to make the move to this highly prestigious community. Castlemore’s sales team has recently relocated, so visit them at 9130

Leslie St., Richmond Hill, or call 905.856.5777 to learn more. In addition to communities that are currently under construction, Primont also has several other communities that offer beautiful homes and exceptional value at great GTA locations. Brampton’s Centretown community features an impressive array of breathtaking townhomes and picture perfect two-car garage singles in a positively stunning master-planned community atmosphere. Located in the northwest part of Brampton, Mount Pleasant is a charming storybook community of unparalleled beauty. Bordering picturesque farmland, yet offering all the major conveniences of Brampton – such as shopping, schools, restaurants and more – Mount Pleasant is a neighbourhood that truly offers the best of all worlds. And with easy access to Brampton Transit, GO Transit and Hwy. 410, it’s easy to get anywhere you want to go when you live at Centretown in Mount Pleasant. Centretown’s townhomes and singles are priced from just $355,900. Homebuyers are also falling in love with an exciting new release of only 38 stunning townhomes at Markham’s Harmony community. Located right across from South Unionville Square, Harmony is an exclusive family community of stylish executive townhomes. The breathtaking homes in this established neighbourhood offer homebuyers the rare opportunity to live in one of South Unionville’s most desirable areas. These luxury executive townhomes are priced starting from $539,800. The Harmony sales team is now located at 9130 Leslie St., Richmond Hill. Coming soon from Primont Homes are two new exciting communities in highly sought after locations. Opening this March in Woodbridge, Renaissance Townes offers an elegant collection of executive townhomes at a central location. And Primont Caledon will offer an amazing selection of 36-, 41- and 45-ft. singles with two-car garages. For more information on any of these wonderful Primont communities, visit primonthomes.com february 8 - 22, 2014 | New home guide GTA 33


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Calculating capital gains tax » by henry choo chong

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.I recently purchased a new home from a builder in north Toronto. Occupancy is in November and I expect to complete transaction in March of next year. My sale price was $40,000 more than the initial purchase price. I have never lived in the property. Thus far, it has all been handled by my lawyer. Will I have to pay capital gains tax on this? How much and can I claim the lifetime exemption? Brian, Scarborough

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Capital gains tax is charged on the profit realized from the sale of non-inventory assets. Most common assets are stocks, bonds and real estate. Currently, the income inclusion rate is 50 per cent. The taxable inclusion rate has bounced from inception 50 to 75 per cent, to 66 per cent, to its current rate. Therefore, an individual with capital gains must include in his/ her personal tax return, 50 per cent of the capital gain. Yes, this can add up to be a large chunk of change and reduces your actual after tax rate of return on your investment. Where did this tax come from? You say, many countries do not have this! Canadians were first introduced to capital gain tax in 1972. The Canadian government claims this was necessary to finance our social security programs and create a more equitable taxation system. Almost 40 years since and it is still around. Don’t you feel more secure about your social security and equality in our tax system? Some countries such as Belize, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Egypt, and Hong Kong have no capital gains tax. On the other hand, there are many countries with similar taxation to Canada’s such as Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Finland and Iceland. Regardless, if you actually move in or not, you will be subject to capital gains tax on your sale in the year the transaction is completed. Individuals that purchase new or resale homes are treated no differently. Mr. Harper wants his share of the profit.

Regardless, if you actually move in or not, you will be subject to capital gains tax on your sale in the year the transaction is completed. Individuals that purchase new or resale homes are treated no differently. 36 New home guide GTA | february 8 - 22, 2014

Using a marginal tax rate of 40 per cent in the example; ›› Capital gains $40,000 ›› Taxable capital gains (50%) $20,000 ›› Tax rate: 40% ›› Taxes payable: $20,000 x 40% = $8,000 Under certain circumstances the lifetime capital gains exemption can be claimed to reduce or eliminate capital gains. An individual that disposes of qualified farm or fishing property and small business corporation shares may claim an exemption up to $750,000. Your particular transaction does not qualify for this exemption. Some other issues you should ponder and discuss with a lawyer and/or tax professional: ›› GST/HST – how will investment be treated on closing? ›› GST/HST – are rebates available? ›› Land Transfer tax – How will this be managed at closing? ›› Is builder okay with this assignment? ›› Any issues with occupancy? Who takes? ›› Have you considered the cost of occupancy period?


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Additionally, according to the study: » Sixty-four per cent of those who have already made a contribution have contributed at least $2,000 to their RRSP and 40 per cent have put in at least $5,000. » Forty-three per cent of Canadians reported that they will make a contribution to their RRSP by the March 3 deadline. This is down from the 50 per cent who made a contribution last year. » A lmost two-thirds (64 per cent) of Canadians have an RRSP, compared to 67 per cent this time last year. » One-third reported that they usually contribute the maximum amount to their RRSPs. » Last year Canadians contributed an average of $3,544 to their RRSPs. “It’s reassuring to see that many Canadians are being proactive by 38 New home guide GTA | february 8 - 22, 2014

contributing to their RRSPs well ahead of the deadline. However, according to Statistics Canada the total unused RRSP contribution amount is estimated to exceed $1 trillion by 2018,” says Caroline Dabu, vice-president and head of BMO Wealth Planning Group. “So we encourage everyone to contribute and contribute as early as possible to avoid the difficulties of having to come up with a large lump sum at the last minute.” Dabu adds that using a Continuous Savings Plan (CSP) to make smaller and regular RRSP contributions throughout the year can help alleviate some stress leading up to the deadline. A CSP regularly and automatically withdraws a specific amount of money from an individual’s bank account and invests it directly into his or her RRSP. It eases the cost of investing away from one annual deposit and helps increase savings. RRSP Investing Hurdles The study also examined the reasons why Canadians are not planning to make a contribution to an RRSP this year. These include: » Not having enough money to make a contribution (37 per cent) » Having other expenses which take precedence (33 per cent) » Prioritizing other investments (11 per cent) “It can be difficult to balance all of your financial priorities, whether it is paying down your mortgage, saving for your child’s education or putting money aside for your retirement,” says Dabu. “A financial plan can help you map out all of your financial commitments to help you prioritize. Also, a financial professional can help you understand your options, offer checkpoints to follow your progress, adjust your plan as your circumstances change and work with you to ensure you stay on track for success.”


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//THE TAX MAN

The Smith Manoeuvre:

deducting mortgage interest » by George E. Dube

One of the largest expenses we have tends to be the mortgage on our home. Following traditional rules, we are limited to deducting, at best, a small percentage of the interest where we use a home office for business purposes. However, using non-traditional planning, we are able to deduct potentially 100 per cent of the interest costs. Your tax savings will vary based on where you live in Canada, your income

A variety of versions of the plan exist, and vary in aggressiveness and implementation to suit your needs and comfort.

level and the amount of interest you pay. As a quick example, though, with a mortgage of $200,000 at 4.5 per cent, your tax savings could be approximately $3,000 per year. While this may not by itself create financial freedom, imagine receiving these savings year after year – with minimal effort required. Imagine the impact of a higher interest rate or larger mortgage. A popular nickname for describing some of the possible techniques is the “Smith Manouevre,” coined by Frasor Smith. A variety of versions of the plan exist, and vary in aggressiveness and implementation to suit your needs and comfort. With a Supreme Court decision related in part to questions surrounding the appropriateness of interest deduction plans, tax advisors have largely been given the green light to help clients restructure their affairs in an optimal fashion. In its simplest form, these interest deductibility techniques allow homeowners the ability to convert the non-deductible portion of the interest on their mortgage to fully deductible over a period of time. The period is typically several years, however, your financial situation and aggressiveness may dramatically decrease this time. A variety of mortgage products provide the ability to divide your mortgage into at least two segments, which allows you to track the interest expense on these segments separately. Your

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total mortgage will typically be set at 75 to 80 per cent of the value of your home. If you are permitted a total mortgage of $200,000 on your home, you may start with the “bad” portion (non-deductible) of the mortgage at this $200,000 and the “good” portion (deductible) of the mortgage at zero. As you make payments on the mortgage, your principal on the bad mortgage will decrease, leaving you additional room to borrow on the good debt. In other words, your total mortgage may still be $200,000, however, it is divided between good and bad debt. So, what do you do with this good debt? You invest. Traditionally, this was

Talk to your tax, mortgage and investment advisors to determine whether such a plan can work for you and that you are comfortable with the full implications. Also, work closely with your mortgage advisor as you pay close attention to the features of the mortgage product that you use to ensure you have the required flexibility to accomplish your goals.

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thought of as an excellent vehicle to acquire mutual funds and similar investments. However, this may be a great opportunity for you to go beyond that and invest in your business. You may be able to shorten the conversion time of your bad debt where, for example, you have non-registered financial assets that can be sold and the proceeds used to pay down some bad debt. Tax refunds, inheritances, unexpected sources of funds, extra mortgage payments are further ways of speeding up the conversion. While restructuring must be done properly, your efforts will be rewarded. Talk to your tax, mortgage and investment advisors to determine whether such a plan can work for you and that you are comfortable with the full implications. Also, work closely with your mortgage advisor as you pay close attention to the features of the mortgage product that you use to ensure you have the required flexibility to accomplish your goals. There are significant differences between the products beyond the interest rates which command your attention. This article is brief in nature and omits many important details that may dramatically change how financial plans may affect your particular situation. This should not be considered tax, investment, business or similar advice. Before implementing any plans, always discuss in full with your tax advisor and other relevant advisors.

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Technology on the move » by Chuck Resnick Let’s face it, your electronic devices make the world go ‘round. Being in the moving business, we realize how important those items are to families.

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One of the most common questions we get is how to transport electronics safely, especially big-screen TVs. During a move, whether it’s across town or across Canada, it is important to give these items special treatment so they arrive in one piece and in good working order. The best advice we have for accomplishing this goal requires some forethought: keeping the original boxes and foam spacers the electronic items came in. That is truly the safest method for moving them. Of course, people rarely keep these boxes, so there are specialty boxes and crates designed specifically to move big-screen TVs safely. People who do their own packing and moving should be aware of how easy it is to damage one of these units. Spending a few dollars extra to purchase or rent one of these special boxes can make all the difference. Another thing to remember is that most of these television sets are mounted on wall brackets, and moving companies are reluctant to disassemble the wall mounts or assemble them at the other end. Usually, if something is going to go wrong, that’s when it will happen – and again, people rarely keep the installation instructions for the brackets. It’s far too chaotic on moving day to try and find 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.

During a move, whether it’s across town or across Canada, it is important to give these items special treatment so they arrive in one piece and in good working order.

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The same goes for stereos and gaming systems. Many teenagers leave their entire gaming systems hooked up until moving day. It’s up to them to disassemble their systems and hopefully place them into their original packaging. If not, the best thing to do is wrap consoles in anti-static bubble wrap and place them into appropriately sized boxes so they won’t move around during the trip. In fact, this is the best way to treat most electronics items. That includes computers – especially desktop units. We have specialty boxes designed specifically for them that can be bought separately. If you choose not to go that route, then surround the unit with anti-static bubble wrap and place it into an appropriately sized box. And here’s a handy tip: pack the associated hardware with the electronic item. For instance, Place your computer’s mouse, keyboard, power cord, scanner and printer cables into the same box. When these items all arrive together at your new digs, you’ll be very glad you did!


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Credit & debt management » by Calum Ross

As the credit system continues to evolve in Canada, consumers are getting increasingly confused with a greater variety of credit products from a greater variety of financial institutions. In fact, the average

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Canadian gets more correspondence from financial institutions than they do from family and friends combined (what have we come to?). To further complicate matters, institutions are granting ­credit to consumers at a pace never seen before. The combination of increasingly sophisticated marketing techniques to consumers coupled with more and more available credit truly becomes too much temptation for many people to bear. Consumer debt is a major issue in North America. The concept of keeping up with the Jones has destroyed both people’s financial health and their personal lives. What I am here to tell you is that you don’t need to fall into this trap! Here are some simple guidelines that will prevent you from becoming yet another consumer credit victim: 01 Control spending by knowing exactly where every dollar goes. Tracking your spending habits in detail periodically will enlighten you in ways that you never considered. While doing this on a monthly basis is not realistic, try to do this in detail for at least one month a year. Helpful tip: If you and your spouse spend $3 per day on coffee, this totals $1,095 per year. Depending on your tax bracket, this amount could represent over $2,000 in pre-tax income. Is the free coffee at your office that bad?

02 Watch your liquidity closely. Liquidity refers to your or your family’s ability to pay its short-term debt ­obligations. Watching what ­available funds you have to pay upcoming debt ­obligations is fundamental to avoiding credit problems. Helpful tip: Think carefully before using purchase p ­ rograms that require no payments for a set period. If you can’t afford to pay for it now, should you buy it? 03 Develop a realistic budget and live by it always. A good budget must have specific financial goals with a clearly defined time horizon. Be sure to take into account all of your ­payments, including loans, utilities and dry cleaning. If you pay for it monthly, it should be allocated in your budget. You can’t be too detailed. Most financially successful people are excellent financial planners. They have investment plans, loan repayment plans and a clear idea of how much time they need before they can purchase big-ticket consumer items. Helpful tip: Also be sure to budget for some kind of treat on a periodic basis. All work and no play often results in failure. While these rules seem fairly simple, they are a little like a diet – easy to start but tough to follow through. Despite popular opinion, material items will not bring you h ­ appiness. While it may not seem like it today, forgoing that purchase to save for your child’s education (or your retirement) may make you feel a lot better in the long run (despite what the c­ ommercials may lead you to believe). Until next time – happy home and mortgage ­hunting.

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48 NEW HOME GUIDE GTA | FEBRUARY 8 - 22, 2014


Expert Advice//

Spend vs. Save » by Sara Duck

Paul Semkuley

interior stylist, is principal of Re:Source Lifestyles. He combines his love of art, fashion and design to offer a unique styling and design firm. Visit resourcelifestyles.com

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ust bought a new home and on a tight budget? Don’t fret! With expert advice from interior stylist Paul Semkuley, we show you where to spend and save for each room in your house. Save: Emmie Spets Sheet Set in White. $45. Visit ikea.ca

Table Lamp. $70. Visit bouclair.com

Hemnes Three Drawer Chest in Gray-Brown. $150. Visit ikea.ca

Seagrass Block Headboard. $200-$390. Visit pier1.ca

Bedroom

Spend: Mattress and box spring Approx: $1,500 - $3,000

Although it is the least glamourous item to buy for the bedroom, it is the most important. A good mattress will make all the difference in getting your beauty sleep each night. “The mattress should last you at least 10 years,” says interior stylist Paul Semkuley. “Especially when you purchase it with the coordinating box spring – as it absorbs up to 50 per cent of the body’s impact.” Semkuley also suggests getting comfy and cosy in store by laying on it like you would normally sleep, to see if the mattress is a right fit. Whether you prefer a mattress that is firm, made of organic material or one that comes with a pillow top for extra comfort, buy the best one you can afford. Tip: Don’t try to save money by using an old foundation or box spring with your new mattress. A mattress paired with its new box spring work together for all around better support, and keeps the mattress in shape longer. Fact: A study conducted in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany and Japan found that a comfortable sleep surface and cosy sheets and bedding were rated the most important romantic elements in all six countries.

february 8 - 22, 2014 | New home guide GTA 49


Kitchen

Save:

Spend: Free-Standing Range Approx: $2,000-$5,000

Gourmet Settings Non-Stop Flatware. $50 for 20-piece. Visit bedbathandbeyond.ca

Appliance shopping can be daunting – especially when you are deciding on a big purchase such as a free-standing range (hot plate on top, oven underneath). But this important appliance will make your cooking life easier if you spend a little more on a quality piece that is tailored to your needs. “Having a gourmet range will make a huge statement in your kitchen. It will definitely add value to your home while you live there and especially if you plan to sell your home,” says Semkuley.

Tip: There are plenty of options when it comes to your range, such as gas, electric and induction. Determine which type of fuel you will use based on what you have available and your personal cooking preference.

Bodum Chambord Four Cup French Press with Locking Lid. $50. Visit thebay.com

Royal Doulton Gordon Ramsay Maze White Dinnerware. $100 for 16-piece. Visit bedbathandbeyond.ca

Fact: A study conducted by Visa Canada suggests 60 per cent of Canadians eat out once or more a week.

Living Room Spend: Sofa Approx: $3,500-$5,000

The living room is the main hub of any home. It’s where you will do most of your entertaining and it’s the place you will go to snuggle and watch movies together. It’s important, then, that you invest in a sofa that not only looks good, but is comfortable, durable and functional for your space. Paying a little extra now, means a sofa that will last through the years. “When you have great bones in a sofa, you can always reupholster it, knowing that you will have the comfort that you have enjoyed for so many years,” says Semkuley. 50 New home guide GTA | february 8 - 22, 2014

Hamilton Beach 1.7L Dome Electric Kettle. $60. Visit thebay.com

Save: Sequined Striped Pillow. $49. Visit chapters.indigo.ca

Bendale Rug by Korhani Home. $134 for 5x7. Visit rona.ca


Save: Simply Fine Lenox Chirp Bath Ensemble. $50. Visit bedbathandbeyond.ca

Fiona Bath Towels in Coral. $14. Visit bedbathandbeyond.ca

The Beverly Mirror by Tangerine Mirror Co. $80 for 24 by 26-in. Visit homedepot.ca

Bathroom Spend: Vanity and Countertop Approx: $2,500-$4,000

You may think this is an odd pick to invest your money in, but the vanity is a key item for the bathroom. Don’t forget you will be using the vanity every day, multiple times, opening and closing doors and exposing it to moisture. “The most important need of the vanity must be function,” says Semkuley. “Spending more on cabinetry that is made of solid wood will last much longer in a “wet” environment, than those made of a pressed wood compound.”

Tip: Buy a vanity that is proportioned to your space. You may have room for a big vanity but little room for anything else.

Heritage Aged Iron Chandelier by Hampton Bay. $99. Visit homedepot.ca

Fact: In 1890, the Scott Paper Company manufactured toilet paper on a roll, much as we know it today.

Floor Lamp. $140. Visit bouclair.com

Box Frame Coffee Table in Mango Wood. $429. Visit westelm.com

Tip: When sofa shopping, look for a sturdy frame, one that does not wobble or creak but sits squarely on the floor. Also, pay attention to fabric detail – you want a fabric that will wear well for every day use. Fact: According to BBM Canada, the average Canadian adult watches 30 hours of television a week. february 8 - 22, 2014 | New home guide GTA 51


//In the news

Heathwood Homes offers first-time buyers’ program at

Hampshire Mews in Richmond Hill

Heathwood Homes has announced a unique first-time buyers financing program at its new Hampshire Mews community in Richmond Hill.

For qualified first-time homebuyers, the program offers these incentives: • Heathwood Homes will match the Land Transfer rebate of $2,000. • Purchasers will pay no maintenance fees for two years (a $2,800 value). • Heathwood Homes will contribute 20 per cent of the maximum RRSP amount purchasers can contribute towards their down payment under the Federal Governments Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) – equal to $5,000. • Purchasers can buy with only five per cent down payment. In addition, Heathwood is working with its customers to fully utilize the benefits of the Home Buyers’ Plan. Depending on their personal tax rates and RRSP eligibility purchasers can receive refunds of $10,000 or more. “At Heathwood Homes, we understand that homeownership is the dream of most Canadians,” says President Hugh Heron. “With this unique first-time buyers’ 52 New home guide GTA | february 8 - 22, 2014

program, we’ll help them transform their dream into reality at Hampshire Mews. By entering the marketplace, they can experience the pride of owning their own home and build equity with their hard earned dollars. We’re very excited about introducing this offer.” First-time buyers are urged to buy now to save, as the program incentives are available for a new home at Hampshire Mews if purchased prior to Feb. 28, 2014, the last day to make an RRSP contribution. Bob Finnigan, COO Housing at The Heron Group of Companies, points out that the value at this community is enhanced by its environmental sustainability. “All 60 of the Urban Towns and Townhomes are being built to Heathwood Homes Green Home Energy Program standards and will be Energy Star, too!” he says. “These involve combining Energy Star features with a wide range of additional green measures designed to lower utility bills, provide better air quality and make a real difference in keeping the planet healthy for generations to come. Hampshire Mews is situated in a well-established neighbourhood on Yonge Street just north of Elgin Mills Road with transit literally at the door. Shops, parks, schools, recreation centres, VIVA, GO Transit and major highways are all easily accessible. The Urban Towns start from just $449,900.

For more information, visit heathwood.com


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WITH HEATHWOOD’S EXCLUSIVE NEW

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*

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Heathwood gives 20% of the maximum RRSP contribution towards your down payment.*

Heathwood will match the provincial Land Transfer Tax rebate with an additional $2,000.

* For two full years -a $2,800 value*

and ONLY 5% total down payment.*

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Sales Office Hours Mon. to Thurs.: 9am – 8pm, Friday: Closed, Sat., Sun. & Hol.: 11am – 6pm

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416-637-3520 *Available to qualified buyers only - See sales representative for details. Available until February 28th, 2014

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//money matters

RRSPs:

They’re not just for retirement anymore » by Gail vaz-oxlade With tax season just around the corner, you may be thinking about your RRSP contribution. There was a

Gail Vaz-Oxlade

is the host of Til Debt Do Us Part, author of Debt Free Forever and blogs daily at gailvazoxlade.com. Follow Gail on Twitter at twitter.com/GailVazOxlade

time when the only thing an RRSP was used for was saving for retirement, but this is no longer the case. These days, you can use your RRSP as a savings plan for a down payment on a home, among other things. It’s fair to say that the RRSP has become Canadians’ favourite savings account. The problem with RRSPs being all things to all people is that its wider scope, its greater flexibility, its move from a hands-off-don’t-ever-touch-this-money retirement plan to a you-can-use-it-whenever-you-can-justify-it savings account is that the process of identifying your investment strategy has become more complex. Most people say they don’t have enough money to maximize their RRSP and set aside a non-registered emergency fund, which explains the overlap between retirement savings and other types of savings that take place within an RRSP.

The first question to ask yourself when choosing investments for your RRSP is, “When am I going to use this money?” The first question to ask yourself when choosing investments for your RRSP is, “When am I going to use this money?” If you’re using a portion of your RRSP savings as your emergency fund, then keep that portion of the RRSP assets fairly liquid so you can access the money in an emergency. If you’re tapping into your RRSP to buy a home, you’ve got a short- to medium-term investment horizon and must choose investments that suit. So you’ll have to forgo equities in favour of a more-conservative investment portfolio. Since you don’t have the time to wait out the bumps in the road that are part of the equity-investment experience, you have to settle for less return. Being clear on how you plan to use your RRSP dollars is especially important when those dollars are being contributed to a spousal plan or the contributing spouse could find money withdrawn from that plan taxed in his or her hands. The rules for withdrawals from a spousal RRSP state that if money is 54 New home guide GTA | february 8 - 22, 2014

taken from a spousal plan within three calendar years of a contribution, that money could be taxable at the hands of the original contributor, defeating the original income-averaging strategy. Make spousal contributions by the end of the calendar year as opposed to in the first 60 days of the new year, since spousal contributions are measured on a calendar-year basis. If you delay your contribution, you’ll end up extending the withdrawal period by another calendar year. Perhaps the toughest part about using your RRSP for myriad purposes is keeping track of which of your RRSP dollars is for what. Here, consolidation may work against you. Instead, consider opening a separate RRSP for each of your purposes and file your statements based on what you’re trying to accomplish. Separate accounts will not only help you stay focused on the purpose for which you are saving, it will allow you to keep your time horizon in perspective. While the money in your RRSP is yours and you decide how to spend it, don’t sacrifice your long-term goals for short-term ones. It’s easy to get focused on a single objective to the exclusion of all others. To be balanced, look at what you want your savings to do for you long-term, medium-term and shortterm. If you’re saving for a home, instead of putting this year’s total RRSP contribution into your “Home Ownership RRSP,” consider dividing it equally between home ownership and retirement. It will take a little longer to get into your dream home, but when you do, you won’t be behind in terms of retirement planning.


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Steeles Ave. West

Kennedy Rd.

Mississauga Rd.

Bovaird Dr. West Queen St. West

Hurontario St. / HWY 10

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

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PHASE 3

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y o u r k i n g d o m.ca *Offer applies to Phase 3 product only. Some conditions may apply. See builder for details. Information is correct at press time. Specifications are subject to change without notice. All illustrations reflect artist impression. E. & O.E.

Located on MISSISSAUGA ROAD at Steeles Avenue just 3 blocks from HWY 407 in Brampton. This exclusive neighbourhood backs onto the Lionhead Golf Course, and is minutes from major highways and great amenities.

FEBRUARY 8 - 22, 2014 | NEW HOME GUIDE GTA 55


//legally speaking

The law of good faith (or the lack thereof) Âť by jayson schwarz

The Supreme Court of Canada has said that good faith is not a requirement by either side in the negotiation of a contract. They went on to say that once the contract is signed there is an obligation to perform in good faith. What does this mean to you, the homebuyer?

Jayson Schwarz

LL.M. is a Toronto real estate lawyer and senior partner in the law firm Schwarz Law LLP. If you have a topic in mind, mail, deliver or fax letters to the magazine or to the firm, email (info@schwarzlaw.ca) and give us your questions, concerns, critiques and quandaries.

01 The most important thing to remember is that if it is not in writing, in the Agreement of Purchase and Sale, it is not binding on either side. 02 It does not matter what the agent says or promises (see 1 above). 03 It does not matter what is written in the brochure or advertised at the sales office (see 1 above). 04 Every Agreement should be reviewed by a lawyer who knows real estate before it is binding. 05 Only your lawyer has a legal, moral and ethical requirement to protect and put you first. 06 Every Agreement should be conditional on the lawyer’s review and the condition must be in writing, and keep it that simple. Some Agreements have condition clauses that are all mumbojumbo and do not let you really change anything. Also, make sure some time for review is allotted and sufficient.

Okay, the Agreement is signed, reviewed, amended and ready. Now what? The parties must thereafter act in good faith to complete the contract in accordance with the terms of the Agreement. Remember, most builders and their sales people are honest, caring individuals who want to deliver a quality product. Just be careful not to bite into the bad apple in he bunch. Happy home hunting!

The most important thing to remember is that if it is not in writing, in the Agreement of Purchase and Sale, it is not binding on either side. 56 New home guide GTA | february 8 - 22, 2014


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//hot dates

feb 8-9

feb 8-9

Kuumba

High Tea at the Castle

Harbourfront Centre observes Black History Month every year with Kuumba, its annual three-day festival showcasing the best of artists of African heritage. Named after the Swahili word for “creativity,” the festival presents music, film, poetry and more celebrating the African Canadian community’s contribution to the arts. harbourfrontcentre.com

Liberty Group’s pastry team attempt to make a world record for the tallest tea cake stand during High Tea at Casa Loma. Thousands of pastries and finger sandwiches will be part of the 3.5-metre display. Enjoy some of the creations with gourmet teas in the castle’s Great Hall while the chefs compile the tea cake stand nearby. Guests receive a gift bag that includes a commemorative postcard and a sampling of chocolates and teas. casaloma.org

harbourfront centre

Feb 8 to 22 Calendar of events beginning from Feb. 8 to 22, 2014

58 New home guide GTA | february 8 - 22, 2014

feb 8-9

Toronto Sportsmen's Show

direct energy centre

Toronto Sportsmen’s Show is back, showcasing outdoor sports. This years event features a an All Star Dog Show, a Fish TV Trout Pond, an Adventure Zone with an indoor mountain range, and rafting ride, and the Antique Outboard, a display of historic boat motors from the 1920s to '50s. Toronto Sportmen’s Show also features over 300 exhibitors for outdoor sports, including Boastsmart! Canada, Canadian Tire, Excalibur Cross Bow, Land O’ Lakes Lodge, Paintball Village and more. torontosportshow.ca

casa loma

feb 11-16

Toronto Black Film Festival Tiff bell lightbox

The Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) returns for its second edition featuring even more films than the first. As a part of Black History Month, this film festival celebrates Black films from around the world and creating a space to discuss cultural and socio-economic issues that effect everyone. The films presented will be independent features from around the world, offered a platform to reach audiences they often don’t receive. torontoblackfilm.com


February 8 - 22, 2014

Showcasing new homes in the GTA’s central and north regions

IN THIS SECTION

>> Maps and listings for new-home communities in the central and north region >> Builder news and the latest in new homes in the central and north region


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Bathurst St. Bay St. University Ave.

Queen St. W. 58 King St. W. 49 Front St.

Yonge St

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Yonge St.

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Don Valley Pkwy

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Avenue Rd Bloor St.

Cosburn Ave

O'Connor Dr.

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Woodbine Ave

Queensway

Dupont St.

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Markham Rd

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Kipling Ave

Dixon Rd

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Finch Ave W

Drewry Rd

Pleasant Ave

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Scarborough Golf Rd

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Islington Ave

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Wilson Ave

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Bayview

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Tapscott Rd

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Morningside Ave

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Neilson Rd Morrish Rd

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Sewells Rd Conlins Rd

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Beare Rd

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Meadowvale Rd

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Coxwell Ave

Pape Ave.

Parliament St Sherbourne St Jarvis St.

Dufferin St

Lansdowne Rd.

Roncesvalles Ave.

Jane St

Park Lawn

Royal York Rd

Renforth Dr

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Arista Homes

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Fieldgate Homes

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from $500,000

39 5F

IMPRESSIONS

905-893-9500

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from $515,000

25, 39 & Insert 5F

Paradise Homes

IMPRESSIONS

impressionskleinburg.com •

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from $490,000

39 5F

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Fieldgate Homes

90 Niagara

90niagara.com

from $350,000

Insert 7H

86

Menkes

Humber Mews

menkes.com

from $480,000

6-7 3I

86

Menkes

Dwell city town

416-259-2525

from $350,000

6-7 3I

87

Menkes

Bloom Park Towns

416-730-1600

from $320,000

6-7 8B

1

Batavia Homes

Goddard on the valley

416-630-5039

from $650,000

7B

2

National Homes

The Churchill Collection in Forest Hill 416-922-1414

from $1390,000

7G

4

Georgian Corporation

Lex Towns

416-428-3419

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from $495,000

12G

5

Tiffany Park Homes

Westhaven

416-792-6655

from $628,000

3G

6

Coventry Homes

Danforth’s Crossing

416-924-8338

from $450,000

12G

7

Fieldgate Homes

The Brownstones at Westown

lidvest.com

from $330,000

4E

8

Emsatec Canada Inc.

The Brownstones 5

416-531-7760

from $350,000

6G

9

Lindvest Properties

The Brownstones at Westown

lindvest.com

from $330,000

4C

11

Tribute Communities

Canterbury

647-352-2130

from $767,000

9E

20

Beaverbrook Homes

Evolution

416-747-9691

• from $270,000

3H

26

Conservatory Group

Port Union

416-287-3128

28

Pemberton Group

Park Lake Residences

416-769-4343

34

H&R Developments

Westown

41

Monarch Corporation

43

from $520,000

18E

• from $180,000

5H

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• from $190,000

5C

Evergreen

416-495-3526

from $470,000

14F

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

from $550,000

9H

70

Mattamy Homes

Cornell

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from $390,000

7G

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

83

Arista Homes

Lilly Factory Towns

416-792-4872

• •

from $395,000

12G

89

Decade Homes

Yorkdale Village

416-638-5656

from $250,000

6D

90

Sundance Homes

Braeburn Lane

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from $430,000

15D

• from $324,000

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Toronto, Etobicoke, York, North York, East York, Scarborough

416-630-5039

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Aspen Ridge Homes

Kleinburg Hills

647-921-0381

from $800,000

IFC 4E

4

Arista Homes

Vellore Woods

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from $650,000

47 8F

24

Fieldgate Homes

Vaughan Valley Estates

905-303-4728

from $1300,000

24

Arista Homes

Vaughan Valley Estates

905-303-1929

from $800,000

43 9F

44

Madison Homes

Thornhill Ravines

905-417-1203

from $1100,000

35 14g

51

Aspen Ridge Homes

King Oaks

905-539-0181

from $1100,000

IFC 12A

1

Country Wide Homes

Kleinburg Hills

KleinburgHills.com •

4E

2

Tribute Communities

Gates of Nobleton

647-633-3500

from $820,000

4A

3

Tiffany Park Homes

Valleybrooke Estates

905-303-1620

8E

42

Dunpar Homes

Riverside Village

416-253-5888

from $519,000

44

Madison Homes

Thornhill

905-417-1203

14g

46

Country Wide Homes

The Point at Woodbridge

905-907-1500

from $700,000

8E

47

Country Wide Homes

Upper Thornhill Estates

905-907-1500

from $900,000

14E

48

Beaverhall Homes

Regency Estates

905-265-2634

from $1301,000

6H

48

Graywood Developments Ltd Regency Estates

905-265-2634

from $1250,000

6H

51

Great Gulf Homes

King Oaks

905-833-6413

from $1250,000

12A

52

Zancor Homes

Royal Collection

905-833-0883

from $550,000

12A

53

Treasure Hill Homes

Thornhill Woods

treasurehill.com •

from $950,000

13g

54

Fieldgate Homes

Rivers Edge

905-320-5642

• •

from $730,000

8E

55

Oskar Group

Le Sedici

lesedici.com

from $600,000

10E

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1

Heathwood Homes

Hampshire Mews

416-637-3520

from $450,000

53 5I

4

Aspen Ridge Homes

Kettle Lakes Club

289-231-2849

from $550,000

IFC 6D

16 Fieldgate Homes

Jefferson Forest

905-884-8017

from $563,000

25 & 41 4H

27 Acorn Homes

Oak Knoll

905-773-9257

from $615,000

79 4C

2

Pemberton Group

The Royal at Bayview Glen

905-709-5700

• from $190,000

3

Centra Homes

The Mills Collections

416-238-2404

5

St. Regis Homes

Mission Hill on Bayview

905-884-8885

from $850,000 6C

6

Fieldgate Homes

The Humberlands

905-773-7738

from $850,000

2C

14 Arista Homes

Jefferson Forest

LiveAtJeffersonForest.com •

from $560,000

4H

15 Madison Homes

Jefferson Forest

LiveAtJeffersonForest.com •

from $560,000

4H

15 Forest Hill Homes

Jefferson Forest

LiveAtJeffersonForest.com •

from $560,000

4H

20 North Star Homes

King’s Crossing

416-291-9666

from $440,000

2E

22 Yorkwood Homes

Hillside Manors

905-770-4662

from $472,000

25 Treasure Hill Homes

Urbantowns on Bayview

treasurehill.com

from $550,000

7Q

26 Arten Development Group

The Manors of Roseview Grand

roseviewgrand.com

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from $650,000

from $940,000

6Q

5J

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Fieldgate Homes

The New U

905-477-6464

• •

from $570,000

19, 25 & Insert 5G

4

Arista Homes

The New U

905-534-1564

• •

from $550,000

19 5G

4

Paradise Homes

The New U

905-477-0317

• •

from $550,000

19 5G

4

Starlane Home Corporation The New U

905-534-0493

• •

from $550,000

19 5G

5

Treasure Hill Homes

Accolades in Markham

treasurehill.com

20 6F

6

Primont Homes

Heirloom in Markham

905-201-2804

• •

from $400,000

12-13 7f

9

Brookfield Homes

The Arbors

AuroraBrookfield.ca •

from $500,000

17 14F

11 Madison Homes

Greensborough

madisonhomes.ca •

35 7F

20 Fieldgate Homes

BlueSky Stouffville

905-640-0002

from $443,000

Insert & 25 18f

20 Starlane Home Corporation BlueSky Stouffville

starlanehomes.com •

from $434,000

27 18F

24 Ballantry Homes

Cornell

ballantryhomes.com •

from $490,000

5 8g

30 Madison Homes

Cornell Rouge

905-472-7667

from $590,000

11 & 35 8F

30 Forest Hill Homes

Cornell Rouge

cornellrouge.com

from $480,000

11 & 77 8f

41 Aspen Ridge Homes

Upper Cornell

905-554-3446

from $495,000

IFC 7F

52 Fieldgate Homes

Potter’s Bend

905-294-3125

from $704,000

Insert & 25 6G

59 Primont Homes

Harmony

905-305-8871

from $560,000

12-13 5I

65 Fieldgate Homes

Victoria Manor

905-294-3125

from $896,000

25 3G

66 Treasure Hill Homes

Aurora Woods on Bayview

treasurehill.com •

from $769,000

21 13H

1

Marydel Homes

Woodland Hills

905-898-7380

from $400,000

10B

2

Beaverbrook Homes

The Terrace On Rouge Creek

905-640-7360

• •

from $390,000

17F

3

Mattamy Homes

St. John Forest

mattamyhomes.com

from $430,000

13E

7

LeBovic Homes

Bovaird Trail

905-640-7361

• •

from $2597,000

14H

8

Country Wide Homes

Wismer Commons

905-907-1500

from $450,000

6F

10 Briarwood Homes

Havelock Town Manors

289-301-0077

from $569,000

12 Laurier Homes

windsong

905-201-5979

from $495,000

6G

12 Laurier Homes

Windsong North

905-201-5979

from $598,000

6G

17 Conservatory Group

Heritage Estates

905-640-2274

from $283,000

18E

18 Kylemore Communities

Angus Glen West Village

905-887-9950

from $2000,000

4G

28 Preston Homes

Copper Hills

905-954-4050

from $500,000

14d

30 Madison Homes

Forest Hill

cornellrouge.com

from $400,000

8F

42 National Homes

Wismer Woods

416-746-1234

• •

from $680,000

6G

50 Geranium Homes

The Neighbourhoods of Cardinal Point 905-640-9999

from $575,000

7F

50 Geranium Homes

Cardinal Point Downtown Stouffville 905-640-9999

from $600,000

7F

50 Geranium Homes

Uptownes at Cardinal Point

905-640-9999

from $390,000

7F

50 Geranium Homes

Copperstone Ballantrae

905-640-9999

from $1.1,000

7F

51 Oxford Homes

Coventry Valley

905-836-8902

from $600,000

9C

53 H&R Developments

Castle Square

hr-newhomes.com

6g

54 Beaverbrook Homes

Victoria Highlands

416-924-0110

from $450,000

16B

55 Country Wide Homes

Woodland Hills

905-907-1500

10C

62 North Star Homes

Mill Fair Village

NorttStarHomesInc.com

from $500,000

6G

64 Starlane Home Corporation Upper Unionville

905-534-0493

• •

from $520,000

5G

64 Paradise Homes

Upper Unionville

905-477-6464

from $520,000

5G

85 Orchard Ridge Homes

Prairiewood

orchardridgehomes.com •

from $800,000

16F

6I

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from $780,000

IFC 7k

58 Lakeview Homes

Greenbrook Village

519-306-0665

from $280,000

18 3I

65 Brookfield Homes

Willow Glen Tottenham

BrookfieldTottenham.ca

from $300,000

16 7J

71 Briarwood Homes

Mill Street Village

1-855-232-8100

• •

from $293,000

83 7J

71 Ballymore Homes

Mill Street Village

1-855-232-8100

• •

from $293,000

83 7J

1

Pacific Homes Limited

MarlLake Village

1-877-428-5115

from $210,000

4F

1

Red Berry Homes

MarlLake Village

1-877-428-5115

from $210,000

4F

2

Delpark Homes

Cedar Ridge

905-722-7210

• •

from $270,000

9G

3

Losani Homes

Summit Shores

losanihomes.com/readybuilt

from $390,000

2E

4

Mancini Homes

Princeton Woods

705-730-1978

from $330,000

14E

5

National Homes

The Forest

416-746-1234

from $490,000

6

Mariposa Homes

Trailside

705-329-3330

from $249,000

8C

6

Mancini Homes

West Ridge Place Orillia

905-773-9997

8C

8

Fandor Homes

Hamptons on Big Bay Point

705-792-6807

from $250,000

18D

9

Grandview Homes

Big Bay Point

705-735-0732

from $355,000

13E

11 Ballymore Homes

Lakeside Meadows

1-877-455-0201

from $290,000

9g

11 Ballymore Homes

Lakeside Meadows

1-877-455-0201

from $293,000

9g

12 Previn Court Homes

Victorian Village

1-855-7PREVIN

from $280,000

13 Averton Homes

Victoria Highlands

416-924-0110

from $450,000

9H

13 Rosehaven Homes

Victoria Highlands

905-473-3225

from $450,000

9H

14 Rosehaven Homes

King Country Estates

905-558-0098

from $700,000

7k

14 Country Wide Homes

King Country Estates

905-907-1500

from $750,000

7k

7I

6I

16 Great Gulf Homes

Summerlyn Village

905-775-3461

from $580,000

7I

17 Brookfield Homes

Grand Central

905-778-0873

from $440,000

8I

17 Brookfield Homes

Grand Central

905-778-0873

from $340,000

8I

24 Kaitlin Corporation

Blue Shores

1-866-625-2583

from $380,000

2E

32 Country Homes

Alcona by the Lake

1-866-531-3424

from $300,000

7G

33 Sandiego Homes

Lakeside Living in Innisfil

705-436-5445

from $285,000

7F

37 Pristine Homes

Pebbleshores

705-436-5547

from $240,000

7G

39 Stonebridge Building Group Stonebridge by The Bay

1-877-420-0880

from $200,000

5E

40 Royalpark Homes

Emerald Forest

royalpark.com

from $200,000

41 Delpark Homes

Pretty River on Georgian Bay

1-888-257-1999

from $298,000

3E

43 Bremont Homes

Centretown

1-877-855-1122

from $234,000

5E

6I

44 RAYMAC Homes

Brennan Enclave

705-516-0681

from $252,000

6G

44 Brookfield Homes

Treetops

705-435-3577

from $280,000

6I

44 Orchard Ridge Homes

Treetops

705-435-3577

from $280,000

6I

45 Rosehaven Homes

Dreamfields in Bradford

416-410-0175

from $300,000

8I

45 Regal Crest Homes

Dreamfields in Bradford

dreamfieldsbradford.com •

from $311,000

8I

45 Country Wide Homes

Dreamfields in Bradford

dreamfieldsbradford.com •

8I

46 Devonleigh Homes Inc.

Creekside

705-444-0555

from $210,000

3e

47 Devonleigh Homes Inc.

Parkside by Devonleigh

705-435-9991

from $275,000

6h

48 Devonleigh Homes Inc.

Brownley Meadows

705-423-9662

from $225,000

6G

55 Briarwood Homes

Briarwood Estates

705-294-2288

from $420,000

7G

59 Brookfield Homes

Fieldstone

1-855-379-1495

from $590,000

5J

59 Delpark Homes

Fieldstone MyFieldstone.ca

from $570,000

5J

60 Briarwood Homes

Pretty River Collingwood

1-888-257-1999

from $310,000

3E

70 Far Sight Homes

Greenfields

1-855-299-7929

from $285,000

6I

Barrie, Collingwood, Wasaga, Innisfil, Keswick

Tel 905-558-0255

north region:

Site King Country Estates

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//In the news

Two Men and a Truck –

Canada’s names Barrie’s Dan Brohm 2013 Franchisee of the Year winner

For the second year in a row, Two Men and a Truck – Canada’s Franchisee of the Year winner is Dan Brohm of the Barrie and Central Ontario franchise.

Brohm has been recognized “as a role model by his peers for embodying the values that define a Two Men and a Truck franchisee, and always putting the customer first,” says Two Men and a Truck – Canada President John Prittie. In three other categories, Two Men and a Truck – Canada’s Ottawa West franchisee Lyne Vincent won the Highest In Customer Satisfaction award; John Bailey’s Toronto downtown franchise garnered the Highest Customer Referral Rating award; and Wendell Costello’s Halton facility won the Highest Annual Revenue award.

Trained in AED and CPR, Two Men And A Truck – Canada’s, Barrie & Central Ontario franchisee
(2013 Franchisee of the Year) Dan Brohm with his MIKEY defibrillator.

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The Arbors coming soon to Aurora by Brookfield Residential

Location Aurora Housing Type Detached homes on 30-, 36- and 43-ft. homesites priced from the $500’s Contact brookfieldhomes.ca

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egistrations are pouring in for The Arbors in Aurora, Brookfield Residential’s breathtaking new home community coming this spring. Discover luxury and value in this fresh collection of detached homes on 30-, 36- and 43-ft. homesites priced from the $500’s. Master-planned with remarkable beauty and prestige to make the most of its beautiful and protected woodlot surroundings, The Arbors is situated on Leslie Street, north of Wellington Street, in the heart of Aurora. Perched at the end of a secluded forest path, the home collection will grace picturesque streetscapes, and residents will enjoy having several parks and a trail system right in the neighbourhood.


BROOKFIELD RESIDENTIAL | The Arbors

Buyers will also enjoy peace-of-mind, with Brookfield at the helm of their new home community. Brookfield Residential has built more than 25,000 homes in Ontario since 1956.

All of this is only minutes to a wealth of local amenities including grocery stores, banks, daycare, retail shopping, schools and restaurants to satisfy a variety of tastes. For commuters, Hwy. 404 and the GO Train are just down the road. Those who purchase in the first phase will find many home choices that back onto protected woodlot land, with an existing tree line providing privacy. Travel along a secluded forest path and emerge into this vibrant community of homes on picturesque streetscapes. Brookfield’s home designs feature stunning combinations of brick and stone facades, peaked gables, carriage-inspired garage doors and sheltered porches. Fine features and finishes create awe-inspiring interiors and enhance the contemporary, open-concept layouts designed with busy families in mind. Buyers will also enjoy peace-of-mind, with Brookfield at the helm of their new home community. Brookfield Residential has built more than 25,000 homes in Ontario since 1956. The company’s ongoing commitment to quality and customer service has resulted in several highly coveted industry recognitions including the J.D. Power and Associates Award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction and Ontario Builder of the Year from OHBA and Tarion. To find out more about The Arbors in Aurora, visit brookfieldhomes.ca or search f or Brookfield Homes Ontario on Facebook. You can see renderings of both the interiors and exteriors of these elegant homes. Register now for priority information, community updates and to receive your invitation to the exciting Preview Opening. That’s brookfieldhomes.ca february 8 - 22, 2014 | New home guide GTA 73


//In the news

Analysis of 2013 new-home market reveals low supply, high price gap and a road to recovery A strategic review of the GTA’s 2013 new-home market conducted by RealNet Canada Inc. and the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) reveals near 10-year low levels of new home supply and sales and a near-record high price

“Our analysis of the 2013 housing market data suggests growing evidence that a recovery is underway,” says Carras. The company’s Strategic Review shows monthly sales data collected for the total new-home sales in December pointed to a fifth consecutive month of improved year-overyear results. “New home sales in December 2013 totaled 1,711, up 79 per cent from the previous year,” adds Carras.

gap between lowrise and highrise homes, but monthly sales results that suggest a market in the early stages of recovery. “In a market where the supply of new homes must precede sales, a lack of product, obviously, results in a lack of sales,” says George Carras, president of RealNet Canada Inc. “Simply put, you can’t sell what you don’t have. Our study of the 2013 housing market proved lower supply in the highrise sector due to greater developer discipline, and declines in lowrise supply caused by structural restrictions imposed on the market by government intensification policies.” Among the 2013 figures released in the Strategic Review, RealNet confirmed that 2013 saw the second-lowest number of total sales for the decade, at 28,406. This sales total, which reflects 16,201 highrise units sold and 12,205 lowrise sales, was down 23 per cent from the 10-year industry average, and down 13 per cent year over year. The near-record low number of sales in 2013 was driven by a dramatic slowdown in the number of units introduced to the market. The year saw only 30,054 new units (12,256 lowrise and 17,798 highrise) brought to market, a 22-per-cent reduction year over year, and the second-lowest level of new supply in the last 10 years. “The GTA remains challenged by constrained land supply and an outdated development approvals process which delays the introduction of new inventory into the market,” says Bryan Tuckey, president and CEO of BILD. “Sales of new homes today will define the jobs of tomorrow, and now is the time for the industry, consumers and government to watch the market, and watch it carefully.” Among the conditions identified in the report, 2013 sales totals show that more than half, or 57 per cent, of all newhome sales in the GTA were highrise, however the total ...continued on pg 76

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Opening March 2014 in the Town of Beaverton

Enjoy small town living near the shores of Lake Simcoe with this exclusive collection of detached bungalows and two storey homes on 40’ & 50’ lots.

$

Starting from

289,900

Register Now at MarydelHomes.com

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//In the news...continued

number of highrise units sold was down 13 per cent from 2012, and off 11 per cent from the 10-year average. The 2013 condominium sector also saw average unit sizes reduced by one per cent, to 796 sq. ft., and average unit prices climb by 1.1 per cent to $548 per sq. ft. The 12,205 lowrise homes sold in 2013 represented the second-lowest total in the last decade, with just two sales more than was recorded in the industry’s nadir of 2008, and 12 per cent from 2012. Last year’s lowrise sales figures were down 34 per cent from the 10-year average. The 2013 Strategic Review also confirmed the widening gap between lowrise and highrise pricing, a worrisome trend first identified by RealNet and BILD last year. Prior to 2011, the average gap in prices between singlefamily and multi-unit housing was $75,806. In 2013 the price gap grew to a record $226,016 in September and ended the year at $217,583, a condition Carras calls “extreme.” “This price gap between highrise and lowrise housing is continuing to grow, a market condition that is the result of intensification policies in action,” says Carras. The Strategic Review’s pricing data analysis shows that the Lowrise Price Index was $654,147, up nearly 3.5 per cent from last year, while the Highrise Price Index only climbed by 0.1 per cent year over year, to $436,564. “In today’s market, prices for the types of homes we are building less of (lowrise) are rising, while prices for the more prevalent housing type (highrise) remains flat,” says Carras. “The numbers demonstrate that highrise development has become the market’s last, best hope for new-home affordability in the GTA.” Tuckey adds that there are other factors impacting the industry’s ability to deliver homes that people can afford, noting that, “BILD and the Ontario Home Builders’ Association made a submission to the Ontario government advocating for a land-use planning system as well as the development charges system that provides an opportunity to consider streamlining improvements and ensure that municipalities are implementing provincial policy, while enhancing accountability and transparency.” 76 New home guide GTA | february 8 - 22, 2014

“In today’s market, prices for the types of homes we are building less of (lowrise) are rising, while prices for the more prevalent housing type (highrise) remains flat,” says Carras. “The numbers demonstrate that highrise development has become the market’s last, best hope for new-home affordability in the GTA.”

While 2013 proved to be a challenging year with forces contributing to low inventory levels, price increases and fewer product launches, the RealNet Strategic Review does show some positive signs for the sector’s near future. “Our analysis of the 2013 housing market data suggests growing evidence that a recovery is underway,” says Carras. The company’s Strategic Review shows monthly sales data collected for the total new-home sales in December pointed to a fifth consecutive month of improved year-over-year results. “New home sales in December 2013 totaled 1,711, up 79 per cent from the previous year,” adds Carras.


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//tax time tips

Tax tips for the homebuyer Tax credits to ease the pain of this big-ticket purchase Buying a home is a big investment and a financial commitment – especially as a first-time homebuyer.

Many first-time homebuyers are generally recovering from the first year of moving into their dream home, and all the associated fees, unanticipated closing costs and expenses to maintain the home.

The Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) is a program that allows you to withdraw up to $25,000 from your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) to buy a qualifying home for yourself or for a related person with a disability

There are a couple of tax credits that homeowners should be aware of when filing their 2013 tax returns. The Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) is a program that allows you to withdraw up to $25,000 from your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) to buy a qualifying home for yourself or for a related person with a disability. RRSPs aren’t just for retirement anymore. This plan lets first-time homebuyers access their retirement savings tax-free, to increase their down payment and decrease their mortgage amount – and interest paid. The HBP withdrawal limit is $25,000 – tax-free – for each you and your spouse, for a combined total of up to $50,000 toward your down payment or other home-purchase related costs. In order to take advantage of this plan, your RRSP contributions must remain in the RRSP for at least 90 days before you can withdraw them under the HBP. Generally, you will be required to repay all the withdrawals to your RRSPs within a period 15 years to avoid paying tax on that sum. You will have to repay an amount to your RRSP each year until your HBP balance is zero. If you do not repay the amount due for a year, that amount will have to be included in your income for that year, and you will be taxed. ...continued on pg 82

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The HBTC is a federal tax credit available to qualified first-time homebuyers or homeowners who have not owned a home in the previous four years

The Homebuyer’s Tax Credit (HBTC) is a federal tax credit of up to $750 is available to qualified first-time homebuyers or homeowners who have not owned a home in the previous four years. This tax credit was introduced in 2009 to ease the burden of closing costs for first-time buyers.

Do you qualify for the HBTC?

» Neither you, your spouse or common-law partner may have lived in a house that either of you owned in the year of purchase or any of the four preceding years. » If you are a person with a disability or are buying a house for a relative with a disability, you don’t have to be a first-time homebuyer to qualify. However, the home must be purchased to allow the person with a disability to live in a more accessible dwelling or in an environment better suited to their needs and care. » A qualifying home is a housing unit located in Canada that already exists or is being built. » A share in a co-operative housing corporation that entitles you to possess, and that gives you an equity interest in a housing unit located in Canada, also qualifies. However, a share that only provides you with a right to tenancy in the housing unit does not qualify.

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Why the Home Buyers’ Tax Credit is good for Canada The federal government introduced the HBTC to give Canadians some much-needed tax relief. As part of the Government of Canada’s $62-billion economic stimulus announced in the Economic Action Plan, first-time homebuyers can get this non-refundable tax credit to help offset legal fees, disbursements and land transfer taxes. People with disabilities who move to a more accessible home may also qualify for the tax credit. The HBTC makes it a little easier to make one of the largest purchases of our lives – a new home.

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Windows on the Green

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Heritage Gate

heritagegate.ca

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McLaughlin

905-696-7938

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Park View Trail

416-253-5888

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valesofthehumber.com

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valesofthehumber.com

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Mount Pleasant North

mattamyhomes.com

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LotusPointeCaledon.ca

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LotusPointeCaledon.ca

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Lotus Pointe Caledon

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Lotus Pointe Caledon

LotusPointeCaledon.ca •

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Centretown

905-495-5067

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from $356,000

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48 Aspen Ridge Homes

Credit Manor Heights

905-216-5155

from $400,000

IFC & 55 7Q

48 Regal Crest Homes

Credit Manor Heights

yourkingdom.ca

from $850,000

55 7Q

48 Country Wide Homes

Credit Manor Heights

yourkingdom.ca

from $850,000

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60 Primont Homes

Castlemore

905-856-5777

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from $410,000

12-13 9K

62 Fieldgate Homes

Valley Lands

905-457-0445

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Mount Pleasant

905-459-5772

from $510,000

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Spring Valley Village

ballantryhomes.com

from $420,000

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905-893-3331

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The Village of Southfields

thevillageofsouthfields.ca •

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Monarch Corporation

The Village of Southfields

905-843-0707

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Lakeside

empirelakeside.com •

from $350,000

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Credit Ridge Estates

416-746-1234

from $550,000

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The Estates of Spring Valley

905-216-5620

from $583,000

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Gates of Countryside

gatesofcountryside.ca •

from $400,000

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Gates of Countryside

905-907-1500

from $400,000

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Countryside Meadows

countrysidemeadows.ca

from $346,000

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Royal Cliff Homes

Gates of Countryside

gatesofcountryside.ca •

from $400,000

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starlanehomes.com •

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mattamyhomes.com •

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meadowsbrampton.com

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Mount Pleasant Meadows

meadowsbrampton.com

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Westfield

905-459-5772

from $479,000

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Rosedale Village Golf & Country Club

905-799-5000

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18 Saberwood Homes

Heart Lake Village

905-773-6549

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Salisbury Square

mattamyhomes.com •

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Terracotta Village at The Credit Valley 905-874-4741

32 Forest Hill Homes

Ravines of Castlemore

• from $300,000

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905-794-8875

from $650,000

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37 Oxford Homes

Adena Ridge

905-584-6444

from $600,000

5H

38 Andrin Homes

Turnberry Townhomes

AndrinTowns.com

from $350,000

9M

45 Brookfield Homes

Pathways

1-855-379-1495

from $420,000

8K

acornhomes.ca

51 Acorn Homes

Castlegate

from $575,000

11K

55 Rosehaven Homes

The Neighbourhoods of Mount Pleasant lovemountpleasant.com •

from $390,000

6P

55 Townwood Homes

The Neigbourhoods of Mount Pleasant LoveMountPleasant.com •

from $270,000

6P

55 Townwood Homes

The Neighbourhoods of Mount Pleasant lovemountpleasant.com •

from $270,000

6P

58 Devonleigh Homes Inc.

Meadowlands

519-942-3312

from $339,000

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Credit Valley Manors

905-216-5186

from $400,000

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Mount Pleasant

905-459-5772

$509,000

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1800-565-5150

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Hawthorne Village

mattamyhomes.com

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The Enclaves of Upper Canada

289-891-9103

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Perth Park

905-628-9559

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Edgewood

905-356-9408

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Simona Place

spallaccihomes.com • 2Q

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Eden Park

905-381-4280

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Park City

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The Village at Traditions

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Park Place Village

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35 Phelps Homes

Jordan Village

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36 Phelps Homes

Brookside

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Ancaster Glen

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39 Losani Homes

The Fairgrounds

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from $250,000 2Q

40 Losani Homes

Greenhill Glen

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from $270,000 4Q

41 Losani Homes

Sherman Oaks

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42 Losani Homes

Paramount

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from $230,000 3R

43 Losani Homes

Orchard Park

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Discovery

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Bronte Park Town Manors

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>> Maps and listings for new-home communities in the central and north region >> Builder news and the latest in new homes in the central and north region


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Somerset

905-428-0500

from $520,000

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The Forest of Lyndebrook

416-746-1234

from $490,000

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Charing Cross

mytribute.ca

from $350,000 14E

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Hills of Harrowsmith

905-697-1681

from $300,000 15G

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Great Gulf Homes

Stonecrest

greatgulf.com

from $298,000 15F

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Emery Homes

Town Central

1-877-953-6379

from $350,000 4J

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Triumph

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from $350,000 10G

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Stafford Homes

Elements Townhomes

elementsajax.com

from $390,000 7H

13 Liza Communities

Folkstone

1-877-365-9555

from $335,000 10G

21 Great Gulf Homes

Grandview Oshawa

1-888-579-7235

from $334,000 14F

31 Preston Homes

Prestonvale Heights

905-432-2800

from $350,000 15J

34 Tribute Communities

The Neighbourhoods of Park Ridge 905-723-2344

from $339,000 15G

45 Sundial Homes Limited

Mulberry Meadows

905-427-8255

from $273,000 6J

47 Senator Homes

Whitby by the Lake

senatorhomes.com •

from $250,000 9J

54 Baycliffe Homes

The Gates of Whitby

905-668-9828

from $250,000 9G

60 greycrest homes

the fields of conlin

905-725-4539

from $310,000 15G

66 Monarch Corporation

Tran Quility

monarchgroup.net •

from $550,000 7G

67 Midhaven Homes

Breeze

1-877-773-6888

from $300,000 15F

68 Storybook Homes

Brookstone Estates

905-438-9516

from $1050,000 11B

90 LeBovic Homes

Old Taunton in Pickering

905-428-3434

91 Sundance Homes

The towns of nichol green phase 1

905-441-3312

from $260,000 11J

92 Glen Rouge Homes

The Cornerstone

905-239-9777

from $577,000

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Mason Homes

Port Hope Lakeside Village

905-885-6565

from $229,000 12K

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Brookfield Homes

Foxtrail

brookfieldhomes.ca •

from $400,000 5B

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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 $479,000 14E

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Storybook Homes

Bond Head Estates

905-438-9516

from $850,000 14E

9

Parkview Homes

Harmony

705-748-4663

14 Rice Developments

Willmot Creek On The Lake

905-697-5806

from $225,000 11D

16 Parkview Homes

Foxmeadow Estates

705-748-2828

from $208,000 3H

18 B.G. Schickedanz

Lake Scugog Estates

1-888-894-9888

from $330,000 17B

20 Geranium Homes

Verandas

905-885-0555

from $266,000 10I

24 Parkview Homes

Thompson Bay Estates

705-748-2828

from $217,000 3H

26 Kaitlin Group Ltd.

Aspen Heights

905-697-0513

• from $165,000 10C

26 Kaitlin Group Ltd.

Condominiums at Clarington Centre 905-697-4513

• from $210,000 10c

26 Kaitlin Group Ltd.

Country Classics

1-866-514-3573

from $300,000 10c

30 Empire Communities

Estates of Wyndance

905-649-8197

from $900,000 3e

31 Parkview Homes

Foxmeadows Estates

705-741-1004

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Grand finale at Menkes’ award-winning Somerset community in Ajax

Move in this spring! Location Ajax Housing Type Bungalofts and two-storey homes on 37- and 42-ft. lots from the low $500’s Sales centre Southeast corner of Salem Road and Williamson Drive East, just north of Rossland Road and South of Taunton Road, open Monday and Tuesdays from 1 to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday by appointment, closed Fridays and open Saturdays and holidays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Contact 905.428.0500 menkes.com

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enkes has just released the final lots in Somerset and after hundreds of new homeowners and a warm sense of community; the grand finale is upon us. The master-planned community has been widely appreciated for its brilliant planning and masterful design, maintaining a pleasant and cosy atmosphere with lovely streetscapes featuring a wide variety of home styles and designs. Charming streets lined with trees and green spaces keep residents connected by creating the atmosphere of a small-town Canadian community within a larger and amenity-rich area. The celebrated Somerset community was recently awarded the highly coveted Community of the Year at the Durham Region Home Builders Association Awards of Excellence. In addition, Menkes was thrilled to take home the award for Best Interior Decorated Model Home. The home deemed to be the finest in all of Durham Region is the breath-taking Alabaster model at Menkes’ award-winning Somerset community. A major attraction within walking distance of the community is Somerset Plaza, a dynamic shopping destination by Menkes featuring a 50,000-sq.-ft. Metro grocery store, a large-format Shoppers Drug Mart, a TD Canada Trust with drive-thru instant

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tellers, an LCBO and more. Other lifestyle amenities a short drive away include the Durham Centre and the McLean Community Centre. With Somerset’s spectacular designs and ideal location, it’s no wonder this community has been such a huge success. Now in its final stages, there are a limited number of lots still available for spring 2014 closings. Thirty-seven- and 42-ft. designs are priced from the low $500’s and include a bonus of up to $25,000 in upgrades. The stunning Amber bungaloft and corner Alabaster two-storey model homes are now for sale, so stop by to take advantage of the opportunity to own a fully upgraded, designer decorated model home! Visit the Somerset Model Homes and Sales Office, located at the southeast corner of Salem Road and Williamson Drive East, just north of Rossland Road and South of Taunton Road, Monday and Tuesdays from 1 to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday by appointment, closed Fridays and open Saturdays and holidays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.

Founded 60 years ago, Menkes has established a long history of success on the pillars of building to the highest quality and craftsmanship, utilizing efficient spaceenhancing design and offering sophisticated appointments that provide lasting value and a timeless sense of style.

For more information, please call 905.428.0500 or visit the website at menkes.com

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//In the news

Paying down debt the top financial priority for Canadians in 2014: CIBC

A new poll from CIBC by Harris/ Decima finds that paying down debt remains the top priority for Canadians in 2014, the fourth year in a row that debt concerns have topped the list in the annual survey. Poll results also show that immediate financial concerns including managing day-to-day spending and paying the bills have become more important to Canadians in recent years at the expense of longer term goals like retirement planning. Over the last four years of this CIBC poll, Canadians identified the following as their top financial priorities:

2014 2013 2012 2011 Paying Down Debt

16%

17% 17% 14%

Building Savings

11%

10% 10% 10%

Managing Day-to-Day Spending / Budgeting

8%

8%

14% 12%

Paying Bills / Getting By

8%

7%

3%

Retirement Planning

7%

7%

11% 13%

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”For the fourth year in a row, Canadians have told us their top financial priority is paying down their debt as we enter a new year,” says Christina Kramer, executive vice-president, retail distribution and channel strategy, CIBC. “While the intent to reduce debt is clear, we also know that some Canadians are not yet making the progress they want to on reducing their overall debt levels, which speaks to the importance of having a clear action plan in place to reach your goals in 2014.” Poll findings also revealed that less than half (47 per cent) of Canadians surveyed said they had met with an advisor in the last year. As well, out of those surveyed only six per cent named debt management as a topic of a conversation they would have with an advisor. Kramer noted that while

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the intention to pay down debt remains strong, it can be challenging if you don’t have a plan in place. “Despite being top of mind for 2014, many Canadians don’t think about sitting down with an advisor and having a conversation about how to reduce their debt,” says Kramer. “Trying to do-it-yourself can work for some people, but most Canadians would benefit from taking a broader view of their finances with an advisor including looking at their debt, and then working out a realistic plan to start repaying that debt over time.” This year’s poll results also show a continued trend towards short term financial goals and issues becoming more important to Canadians, while longer term goals including retirement planning have dropped in the rankings. For example, while retirement planning was named by 13 per cent of Canadians as their top financial priority entering 2011, it is now seven per cent entering 2014.
 Conversely, “paying the bills” has grown steadily since 2011, and was named by eight per cent of Canadians in this year’s survey as their priority for the year ahead. “Managing cash flow and expenses are immediate issues, but you also can’t put off your retirement planning indefinitely,” says Kramer. “The good news is that if you start early you can take small steps towards building your retirement savings while also focusing on your current financial needs.” Advice on delivering on financial priorities

»T  alk to an advisor: Most Canadians don’t think about making debt reduction the topic of a conversation with an advisor, but it can help you make progress on paying down debt by looking at your overall financial picture and putting realistic steps in place to reduce interest costs and accelerate debt repayment.
 » Recognize that your finances are all connected: Making progress on one aspect of your financial goals can lead to an opportunity to improve in others, meaning you don’t have to focus on just one priority at a time. For example, a reduction in debt can free up funds to go towards retirement savings, or to further accelerate debt reduction. Renewing your mortgage at a lower interest rate can generate an improvement in cash flow that can be used to start making RRSP contributions earlier in life which can grow over time.
 » Don’t lose sight of the longer term: While it is important to address immediate financial needs such as debt reduction, it is equally important to keep future goals such as retirement in sight. Even small contributions today can make it easier in future years to reach your retirement savings goals.
 » Stick to your plan: Once you have a plan in place, stick to it. If you fall off track, get back to your plan as soon as possible and keep making progress towards your goal.


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

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Calculate the combined monthly before-tax income of you and your spouse. Divide by three. This figure is the monthly payment you can afford to make on your home. Take the total price of the home and subtract the amount of money you expect to make as a down payment. This is the money you will have to borrow.

04

Refer to the chart on the opposite page. Look down the left column and locate the interest rate you expect to pay. Line this up with the amortization period of your choice. (Most firsttime buyers take the 25-year amortization.)

05

06 07

Add to this your estimated monthly heating costs and monthly property taxes. If this figure is equal to or less than one-third of your gross monthly income (calculated in Step 2), you’ll qualify for a mortgage on your dream home.

Multiply this figure by the amount you need to borrow. Divide by 1,000. » Bear in mind that this is a rough estimate. If you have several other large loans already, you may qualify for less. Also, banks and trust companies vary in their policies. The best way to know what you can afford is to go to the lending institution of your choice andget pre-qualified.

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Mortgage payment calculation chart %

Interest Rates

10 years

Amortization Periods

15 years

20 years

25 years 4.73

4.21

4.99

4.48

3.00%

9.65

6.90

5.54

3.50%

9.88

7.14

5.79

3.25% 3.75%

9.76

9.99

4.00%

10.11

4.50%

10.34

4.25% 4.75%

5.00% 5.25%

5.50% 5.75%

6.00%

6.50%

6.25% 6.75%

7.00%

7.25%

7.50%

7.75%

10.23 10.46 10.58

9.00%

7.75

7.88

11.00%

11.25%

11.31 11.43

8.53

8.66

8.80

11.56

8.93

11.81

9.21

11.68

5.82

6.85

6.10

9.07

7.12 7.41

7.55

7.69

7.84

12.58

10.05

12.84 13.10

13.24 13.37 13.50

13.64

13.77

12.00%

14.18

14.04

12.25%

14.32

12.75%

14.59

14.46

10.33 10.63 10.77 10.92

11.06

11.22

11.36

11.52

11.66

11.82

5.19

5.34 5.49

5.64 5.79 5.95

6.11

6.26 6.42

6.59

6.75

7.25

8.59

7.95

8.74

7.47

7.79

8.12

8.86

8.28

9.20

8.62

9.52

8.95

9.05

9.36 9.68

7.93

8.45

9.12

9.63

10.65

7.59

7.76

8.78

10.16

10.32

7.42

8.10

9.29

10.49

7.08

8.45

9.84

10.00

9.46

9.80 9.97

10.15

8.28 8.63

8.80 8.98 9.16

9.34

9.52

9.70

9.88

10.81

10.32

10.06

11.15

10.67

10.43

11.97

10.98

12.28

11.31

12.13

7.16

5.04

7.63

8.44

9.90

7.00

4.90

8.28

9.62

12.45

6.70

6.85

4.76

6.91

12.19

9.76

6.40

4.61

7.32

8.14

9.48

5.96

4.34

7.99

9.34

13.91

12.50%

6.57

11.94

11.50%

11.75%

5.67

6.55

8.40

10.48

10.75%

6.44

5.40

7.26

11.19

8.14

12.97

10.25%

6.17

6.25

5.53

9.75%

9.50%

10.50%

6.30

10.19

7.63

7.50

12.71

10.00%

5.26

9.25%

6.04

6.98

12.32

7.38

8.27

11.07

8.50%

5.13

10.94

10.82

8.75%

5.91

6.74

12.06

4.86

8.01

8.00% 8.25%

7.26

5.66

10.70

7.02

30 Years

10.49

10.85

10.25 10.61

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Compare mortgage rates for your best deal CHARTERED BANKS

Variable

6 Months

1 Year

2 years

3 years

4 years

ATB Financial 2.7 2.94 2.89 2.99 3.39 6.30op 6.30op 6.50op Alterna Svgs/Alterna Bk 3 4 3.09 3.14 3.19 3.35 6.30op 6.30op Bank of Montreal 3 4 3.14 3.04 3.85 4.64 6.30op 6.30op Bank of Nova Scotia 2.6 4.55 3.75 2.79 3.99 4.39 6.45op 6.50op Canadian Western Bank 4 3.14 3.14 3.85 4.64 6.45op 6.30op CFF Bank 3.69 3.75 3.79 3.79 CIBC 3 3.09 2.79 2.99 3.39 6.70op 6.35op HSBC Bank Canada 3 4.45 2.7 3.95 3.13 4.99 6.20op 6.35op ICICI Bank Canada 3.05 3.15 3.65 3.64 3.69 ING Direct 3 3.19 3.24 3.59 3.69 Manulife Bank 2.7 4.45 3 3.05 3.1 3.4 4.00op National Bank n/a 4.4 3.14 3.14 3.95 4.64 6.70op 6.70op President’s Choice Finan 3 3.24 3.59 3.69 Royal Bank 3 3.14 3.04 3.75 3.39 6.30op 6.30op TD Canada Trust 3 3.09 2.89 3.75 4.64 6.30op

5 years 3.69 3.59 3.69 3.49 5.24 3.69 3.69 3.69 3.89 4.09 3.59 5.24 4.09 3.69 3.69

TRUST COMPANIES Community Trust n/a Effort Trust n/a Home Trust Company 2.6 Investors Group Trust n/a MTCC 2.6

6.5 4.45 6.30op 3.95 4.2 6.50op 4.55 6.45op

3.14 3.25 3.95 4.74 3.25 3.6 3.95 4.7 6.30op 2.89 2.89 3.09 3.39 3.14 3.14 3.9 4.64 6.30op 3.75 2.79 3.99 4.39 6.50op

5.34 4.95

Airline Financial C.U. 4 Comtech Credit Union 2.95 6.2 6.40op First National Fin. LP 3.95 FirstOntario C.U. 2.7 6.34op London Life n/a 4.2 6.50op Luminus Financial 2.95 MCAP 2.65 Meridian Credit Union 2.75 4 Parama Credit Union 2.85 Steinbach Credit Union 2.5

3.01 3.1 3.33 3.65 6.25op 2.99 3.25 3.29 3.24 6.30op 2.99 2.69 2.99 3.39 3.09 3.14 3.29 3.34 6.34op 3.14 3.14 3.95 4.74 6.30op 3.2 2.8 2.95 3.55 6.3 3.6 3.95 4.35 4.89 7.00op 3.09 3.14 3.65 3.49 6.30op 3.05 3.1 3.25 3.4 2.7 3 3.1 3.25

3.99

3.49 5.24 3.49

OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

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 January 27, 2013. Prepared By Fiscal Agents Financial Information Services 905.844.7700

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Arista Homes

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Grand opening now on – luxurious detached homes on 50-, 60- and 70-ft. lots. mytribute.ca VANDYK Communities

Mississauga – Windows on the Green

Now under construction – suites still remain for this boutique, midrise condo, close to amenities in the heart of Mississauga. vandykwotg.com VANDYK Communities

Cobourg – West Park Village

Master-planned community featuring bungalow townhomes, attached singles and single-detached homes. Models now open. vandykwestpark.com

VANDYK Communities

Shelburne – The Neighbourhoods of Summerhill

Now under construction, a collection of 20and 25-ft.-wide townhomes, 36- and 41-ft. singles and 70-ft. walkout estate lots. vandyksummerhill.com Tribute Communities

Oshawa – U.C.

Grand opening of this new master-planned community in north Oshawa. mytribute.ca

Augustine Group

Lake Simcoe – Crates Landing

Now open – the beauty of Lake Simcoe at an affordable price. crateslandingcondos.com Averton Homes

Mount Albert – Victoria Highlands

Now open – community of bungalows and two-storey homes. victoriahighlands.com

Unionville – Upper Unionville

Now open – urban/lane/luxury townhomes, semis and 34-, 38- and 42-ft. singles. livingatupperunionville.com

Now open – homes of distinction on unique 60-to 70-ft. lots. kleinburgheritageestates.com Rosehaven Homes

Oakville – The Randall Residences

Now open – ultra-luxurious condominium residences in downtown Oakville. therandallresidences.com

Fieldgate Homes

Brampton – Valleylands on Chinguacousy

Grand opening – freehold towns, 28-ft. linked singles, 38- and 45-ft. detached singles. fieldgatehomes.com Menkes

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Brampton – Lakeside

North York – Bloom Park Towns

New 38-ft. designs in a community of townhomes, semis and detached homes. empirelakeside.com

Mattamy Homes

Ajax – TranQuility

Now open – this selection of three-storey townhomes and detached homes on 30-, 38and 45-ft. lots. mattamyhomes.com

Rosehaven Homes & Townwood Homes

Now open – townhomes at Bathurst St. and Finch Ave. menkes.com

Brampton – Mount Pleasant North

Fieldgate Homes

Richmond Hill – The Humberlands

Grand opening – 30-, 36- and 50-ft. singles close to parks, schools, shopping and more. fieldgatehomes.com Ballymore Homes/Briarwood Homes

Tottenham – Mill Street Village

Grand opening – towns, semis and detached homes on 33- and 40-ft. lots. millstreethomes.com Aspen Ridge Homes & Great Gulf Homes

King City – King Oaks

Monarch

New release of detached single-family homes on private ravine and pie-shaped lots. monarchgroup.net

Brampton – Mount Pleasant

New release of freehold towns, attached singles and detached homes on 30-, 38-, 41- and 45-ft. lots. lovemountpleasant.com Mattamy Homes

Oakville – The Preserve

A new release of Village Homes and 34-, 38- and 45-ft. detached homes, many on a private crescent. mattamyhomes.com Forest Hill Homes & Madison Homes

Markham – Cornell Rouge

Now open – designer-furnished models of 70-, 80- and 90-ft. estate lot homes on the Oak Ridges Moraine. aspenridgehomes.com & greatgulfhomes.com

New release – freehold towns and singles on 30-, 36- and 40-ft. lots with attached garages. Eight models now open. cornellrouge.com

Aspen Ridge Homes

Brampton – Spring Valley Village

Richmond Hill – Kettle Lakes Club

Now open in Richmond Hill – a collection of executive townhomes on a protected ravine. aspenridgehomes.com National Homes

Forest Hill – The Churchill Collection

Now open at Spadina and St. Clair, refined townhome residences. churchillcollection.ca Brookfield Homes

Mono – Fieldstone

Now open – single-family homes on 60- and 70-ft. homesites. myfieldstone.ca Menkes

Georgetown – The Enclaves of Upper Canada

Now previewing – semi-links and detached homes in Georgetown. menkes.com Monarch Corporation

Toronto – Birkdale

Brookfield Homes/ Orchard Ridge Homes

Now available – townhomes at Ellesmere Road and Midland Avenue. monarchgroup.net

Model homes now open for this masterplanned community right next door to the Nottawasaga Resort. treetopslife.ca

Now open – 42- and 50-ft. singles to Major Mackenzie Rd. and Hwy. 27. monarchgroup.net

Alliston – Treetops

Rosehaven Homes

Kleinburg – Kleinburg Heritage Estates

Monarch Corporation

Kleinburg – Kleinburg Crown Estates

Ballantry Homes

New release of semi-detached and detached homes surrounded by valley lands. ballantryhomes.com Tribute Communities

Oshawa – Park Ridge

New 40-, 50- and never before seen 36-ft. designs on extra deep lots. mytribute.ca

Aspen Ridge Homes

Markham – Upper Cornell

New release now available – semis and detached homes on 30-ft. lots. aspenridgehomes.com Heathwood Homes

Milton – The Village At Traditions

Special new release pricing in this final phase, including only eight singles. heathwood.com Great Gulf Homes

Bradford – Summerlyn Village

Limited edition detached homes on premium conservation lots. greatgulf.com Reids Heritage Homes

Meaford – Gates of Kent

New block of bungalow townhomes – elegant and carefree condominium living, close to all amenities. Starting from $244,900 reidsheritagehomes.com february 8 - 22, 2014 | New home guide GTA 115


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preview registration Lindvest

North York – The Brownstones at Westown

A new collection of stacked two-bedroom condominium townhomes at Weston Rd. and Sheppard Ave. W. lindvest.com

Etobicoke – Humber Mews

Coming soon – townhomes at Browns Line and Evans Ave. menkes.com 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

Newmarket – Woodland Hills

Coming soon – towns and singles, some with court, ravine and pie-shaped lots. countrywidehomes.ca 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

Menkes

An elite collection of estate homes in two private enclaves, from the $700’s. bremonthomes.com

Register now for these distinctive collections of urban townhomes in the heart of Etobicoke. menkes.com

Coming soon – register now freehold townhomes at Bayview and Hwy. 7. treasurehill.com

Arista/Fieldgate/Paradise

Treasure Hill Homes

Pre-construction savings for these freehold townhomes and semis, and 30-, 38- and 44-ft. detached homes. impressionskleinburg.com

Last chance to live in this established Markham community of singles, semis and townhomes. treasurehill.com

Etobicoke – Dwell City Towns

Kleinburg – Impressions

Greenpark/Starlane

Treasure Hill Homes

Richmond Hill – Urbantowns at Bayview

Markham – Accolades

Heathwood Homes

Richmond Hill – Hampshire Mews

Now previewing in Richmond Hill – an enclave of urban towns on Yonge St. heathwood.com Ballantry Homes

Oakville – OakPark

Register now for this collection of urban townhomes and midrise condominiums, coming soon to Oakville. ballantryhomes.com National Homes

Bradford – The Forest

Coming soon – 36- and 40-ft. detached homes up to 3,400 sq. ft., with model homes decorated by Pottery Barn. nationalhomes.com Delpark Homes

Sutton – Cedar Ridge

Coming soon – register now for towns and singles from the upper $200’s. delparkhomes.ca Brookfield Homes

Uxbridge – Foxtrail

Register now for bungalow townhomes from the high $300’s. brookfieldhomes.ca Lakeview Homes

Whitby – Forest of Lyndebrook

Register now for Whitby’s best 40-ft. lot value – detached homes with double-car garages from the $400’s. lakeviewhomesinc.com Beaverhall Homes

Milton – Forestwood in Milton

Now previewing in Milton – semi-towns and singles in a sought-after location. beaverhall.com Marydel Homes

Beaverton – Seven Meadows

Opening March 2014 – small-town living in this collection of detached bungalows and two-storey homes. marydelhomes.com

Decade Homes

Amacon

Register now for these towns and semis in one of Mississauga’s newest communities. churchillwoods.ca

Register now affordable townhome living near Yorkdale Shopping Centre. yorkdalevillage.com

CountryWide Homes

CountryWide/Greenpark/ Royalcliff/Starlane/Townwood

Register now for these townhomes starting from the mid $500’s. thetowns.ca

Mississauga – Churchill Woods

Bradford – DreamFields

Register now for priority opportunity of singles and towns coming soon. countrywidehomes.ca Ballantry Homes

Oakville – Oak Park

Register now for this collection of urban townhomes and midrise condominiums. ballantryhomes.com Mattamy Homes

Milton – Hawthorne Village On The Escarpment

Coming soon, exclusive new townhome designs on the Escarpment. mattamyhomes.com

Toronto – Yorkdale Village

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 Monarch Corporation

Ajax

Coming soon to Ajax – 40-ft. designs. Discover a lifestyle infused with nature. Register now! monarchgroup.net

Mississauga – The Towns at Parkside Village

Ballymore Homes/Briarwood Homes

Sutton – Jubilee

Coming soon to Sutton – singles on 36-, 40and 50-ft. lots from the $300’s. myjubilee.ca Starlane Homes & Valery Homes

Brampton – Mount Pleasant Meadows

Coming spring 2014 – semis and singles at Creditview Road and Wanless Drive. meadowsbrampton.com

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 february 8 - 22, 2014 | New home guide GTA 117


advertiserindex Acorn Homes - Oak Knoll

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Brookfield Homes - Willow Glen Tottenham

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Arista Homes - Goddard on the valley

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Canpages - Promo

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Arista Homes - IMPRESSIONS

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Chinese Home & Condo Guide - Promo

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Arista Homes - Jefferson Forest 

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Country Wide Homes - Credit Manor Heights

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Arista Homes - The New U

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Digital Device - Promo

Arista Homes - Vaughan Valley Estates

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Dunpar Homes - The Ossington

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Arista Homes - Vellore Woods

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Family of Magazines - Promo

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farsight Homes - Model Home of the Month

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Aspen Ridge Homes - Corporate

Aspen Ridge Homes - Credit Manor Heights

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Fieldgate Homes - 90 Niagara

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Aspen Ridge Homes - Kettle Lakes Club

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Fieldgate Homes - BlueSky Stouffville

Aspen Ridge Homes - King Country Estates

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Fieldgate Homes - IMPRESSIONS

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Aspen Ridge Homes - King Oaks

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Fieldgate Homes - Jefferson Forest

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Aspen Ridge Homes - Kleinburg Hills

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Fieldgate Homes - Lotus Pointe Caledon

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Aspen Ridge Homes - Mayfield Village

Aspen Ridge Homes - Upper Cornell

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Fieldgate Homes - Potter’s Bend

Fieldgate Homes - The New U

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Ballantry Homes - Cornell

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Fieldgate Homes - Valley Lands

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Ballantry Homes - Spring Valley Village

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Fieldgate Homes - Vaughan Valley Estates

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Ballantry Homes - The Neighbourhoods of OAK PARK

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Fieldgate Homes - Victoria Manor

Ballymore Homes - Mill Street Village

BILD - Promo

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Forest Hill Homes - Cornell Rouge

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Forest Hill Homes - Derry Village Mississauga

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Briarwood Homes - Jubilee

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Forest Hill Homes - Jefferson Forest

Briarwood Homes - Mill Street Village

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Geranium Homes - Corporate

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Brookfield Homes - The Arbors

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Great Gulf Homes - Mount Pleasant

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Greenpark Homes - Lotus Pointe Caledon

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Greenpark Homes - Vales of the Humber Estates

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Heathwood Homes - Hampshire Mews

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Lakeview Homes - Cannery Park

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Lakeview Homes - Greenbrook Village

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Lakeview Homes - The Forest of Lyndebrook

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Lifestyle Communities - Promo

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Madison Homes - Cornell Rouge

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Madison Homes - Greensborough

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Madison Homes - Jefferson Forest

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Madison Homes - Thornhill Ravines

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Markay Homes - Bronte Park Town Manors

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Marydel Homes - Seven Meadows

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Paradise Homes - IMPRESSIONS

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Paradise Homes - The New U

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Primont Homes - Castlemore 

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Primont Homes - Centretown

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Primont Homes - Harmony

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Primont Homes - Heirloom in Markham

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Regal Crest Homes - Credit Manor Heights

Rosehaven Homes - Corporate

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Rosehaven Homes - Lotus Pointe Caledon

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Schwarz Law LLP - Barristers & Solicitors

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Shopping Guide - Promo

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Starlane Home Corporation - BlueSky Stouffville

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Mattamy Homes - Hawthorne Village 

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Starlane Home Corporation - Lotus Pointe Caledon

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Menkes - Bloom Park Towns

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Starlane Home Corporation - The New U

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Menkes - Dwell city town

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Menkes - Humber Mews

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Menkes - Millstone On The Park

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Menkes - Somerset

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Menkes - The Enclaves of Upper Canada

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Model Home Calendar - Promo

Monarch Corporation - Corporate

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Starlane Home Corporation - Vales of the Humber Estates 45

Treasure Hill Homes - Accolades in Markham

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Treasure Hill Homes - Aurora Woods on Bayview

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Treasure Hill Homes - Nautica at Lakeshore Woods

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Treasure Hill Homes - Vales of the Humber Estates

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tribute communities - Charing Cross

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mattamyhomes.com

The Wait Is Over! Our New Release In Hawthorne Village Is Now Open.

New Release Of Village Homes, 2-Storey Towns, 30' and 36' Detached Homes.

Enjoy Meal Prep In Your Chef’s Kitchen

There haven’t been new Townhomes and Detached Homes in Mattamy’s Hawthorne Village for quite some time. But now, the wait is over. We’re open with a new release of our most popular and affordable Village Homes, brand new 2-Storey Townhome designs as well as 30' and 36' Detached Homes. Now you can join the more than 10,000 families already enjoying life every day at the escarpment. But hurry, this new release is selling quickly. Hope to see you soon.

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MARKHAM / HEIRLOOM

Consider Yourself… Enjoying a Lifestyle You Can Treasure Located just minutes from highways 404 and 407, Heirloom offers a stunning selection of homes featuring beautiful brick and stucco exteriors and a fine selection of interior features and finishes. Schools, shopping, restaurants, a community centre, neighbourhood parks and GO Transit are all nearby, so life really is a treasure at Heirloom. TOWNS AND SEMIS FROM $399,900

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BRAMPTON / CASTLEMORE

Consider Yourself… At Home in Your Castle This incredible northeast Brampton community offers inspiring vistas overlooking the West Humber Ravine and the Claireville Conservation Area. Residents of Castlemore can also delight in the incredible combination of natural beauty and urban convenience, with Bramalea City Centre and a fine array of shops, schools, plazas and parks all just minutes away.

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905-856-5777 / primonthomes.com “CONSIDER YOURSELF AT HOME”

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BRAMPTON / CENTRETOWN

Consider Yourself… Living a Life That's Fully Centred Centretown features an impressive array of breathtaking townhomes and picture perfect two-car garage singles in a positively stunning master-planned community atmosphere. Bordering picturesque farmland, yet offering all the major conveniences of Brampton— such as shopping, schools, restaurants and more— Mount Pleasant is a neighbourhood that truly offers the best of all worlds. And with easy access to Brampton Transit, GO Transit and Hwy. 410, it's easy to get exactly where you want to go when you live at Centretown in Mount Pleasant. SEMIS AND SINGLES FROM $355,990

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UNIONVILLE / HARMONY

Consider Yourself… Experiencing the Joys of Pure Harmony Located right across from South Unionville Square, Harmony is an exclusive family community of stylish executive townhomes. The breathtaking homes in this established neighbourhood offer homebuyers the rare opportunity to live in one of South Unionville's most desirable areas, close to Main Street Unionville, Toogood Pond Park, Unionville GO Station, Markville Mall, highways 407 and 404 and more.

905-305-8871 / primonthomes.com “CONSIDER YOURSELF AT HOME”

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NEW RELEASE OF TOWNS AND SINGLES FROM $559,800

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WOODBRIDGE / RENAISSANCE

Consider Yourself… Enjoying a Renaissance of Style and Luxury At Renaissance Townes, we're pleased to offer a spectacular collection of luxury townhomes at one of Woodbridge's finest central locations. With exquisite features such as 9' main floor ceilings, hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances and more, you're sure to be amazed by the lavish lifestyle offered in this exclusive community setting. FREEHOLD TOWNHOMES COMING THIS SPRING / REGISTER NOW

OPENING MARCH 2014

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COMING SOON

Consider Yourself… Ready To Move We're pleased to announce that we also have an impressive collection of all-new communities coming in the near future. Stay tuned for more information COMING SOON. RICHMOND HILL: ESTATE SINGLES MILTON: TOWNHOMES, SEMIS, SINGLES CALEDON: EXECUTIVE SINGLES CORNELL: TOWNHOMES

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