22Jun
Construction Update: Pebble Creek and Summervale
Summervale in Bowmanville

The popularity for townhomes and semi detached units in the Greater Toronto Area has accelerated the number of housing developments Falconcrest Homes is working on. Here is a construction update on two of our latest communities: Pebble Creek and Summervale.

Pebble Creek

Located in the charming community of Woodbridge, Ontario, Pebble Creek is a new housing plan in the earliest stages of development. The site is currently fully serviced, and the construction of homes has not begun. Upon completion, the community will feature 59 townhomes and 4 semi-detached units in a naturally forested area. Each unit will be finished with heritage style stone and brick exteriors, and a luxurious interior finish. The new community will also feature a park that will be exclusive to its residents, and the naturally forested location will create a quiet, shaded escape from the busy, everyday city life.

Summervale

Summervale is a new development that will feature elegant homes in the community of Bowmanville, Ontario, just east of Toronto. Construction on these homes started on May 1st, and the plans are well underway for the development of the land. The site will feature 43 townhomes, semi and detached homes, each with elegant exterior finishes and meticulously planned architectural designs. Located very close to schools, walking trails, parks, and shopping, the community will be a family friendly neighbourhood. For commuting, the location is ideal, as it is near highway 2 and the 401, making access to the city effortless. This development is currently in phase I, and Phase II is tentatively planned for early 2018.

Regardless of whether you are a first time home buyer, or are searching for a new oasis to call your own, these two communities are only some of the examples of the many communities Falconcrest Homes is proud to provide to the housing market. For more information on Pebble Creek and Summervale, visit the Falconcrest Homes website.

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15Jun
Our Favourite Places to Throw a Father’s Day Picnic in Vaughan
Community & Lifestyle

Places to Throw a Father’s Day Picnic in Vaughan

Celebrate Dad this year by taking him into the great outdoors to enjoy family, sunshine, and good food. June 18th is National Picnic Day, as well as Father’s Day, so it is a perfect opportunity to participate in both occasions at the same time! Here are some of our favourite places to throw a Father’s Day picnic in Vaughan.

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09Jun
Financial Advice for New Homeowners
Home Improvement

Purchasing a new home is a pivotal moment in your life and it opens up new opportunities for you and your family. Before moving in, consider the importance of financial plans, and how to handle any debts associated with purchasing a new home. Here is some financial advice for new homeowners.

Create An Effective Budget

 Financial Advice for New Homeowners

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25May
Asphalt or Interlock: Which is Better for Your Driveway?
Home Improvement

 Asphalt or Interlock is Better for Your Driveway?

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18May
Five Brilliant Ways to Finish Your Basement
Design & Decor

A finished basement is an investment worth making. Not only does it provide you with space to enhance your living quarters, but it also increases the value of your home. Here are five brilliant ways to finish your basement.

1.Create a Family Media Room

 Five Brilliant Ways to Finish Your Basement

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11May
Entertain Mom at Home this Mother’s Day
Community & Lifestyle

May 14th is Mother’s Day, the day that we say thank you to the women in our lives who taught us, shared with us, and guided us through life to adulthood. Many people celebrate by taking their mom out, but no one says you have to even leave the house! Here are some terrific ideas about how to entertain your mom at home this Mother’s Day.

Take on a Project Together

Is there something around the house that you know she has been meaning to get to, but never did? Why not help her take it on, and make the project fun! Whether it is working on the garden, the scrapbook she always wanted to finish, or painting the living room, this is a perfect opportunity to lend a hand, while creating fun memories with your mom!

Entertain Mom at Home this Mother’s Day

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10May
New Home Warranty: What is Covered, and What is Not
Savvy Buyer

When purchasing a new home, a “New Home Warranty” is an option that must be offered to the purchaser to help cover malfunctions or damage in the first few years of owning the home. Under the New Home Warranty Act in Ontario, there are legal specifications for what must  be covered. Here is a detailed explanation of what the warranty will cover, and what it will not.

About New Home Warranties

In Ontario, the majority of new homes are given new home warranties. The main company that manages these new home warranties is Tarion. This company is dedicated to serving the public interest by “promoting fairness and building confidence in the new home buying experience.” Tarion offers information on one, two, and seven year warranties, as well as ensuring that the laws for new builds are followed, so the consumer is protected. Under the New Home Warranties Act of Ontario, the builder is required to guarantee to the purchaser that the home has been built by officially registered professionals and is free from defects in construction, is suitable for living, and it is built in accordance with the regulations of the Ontario Building Code. Under these regulations, there are certain defects that are covered under a new home warranty,and some that are not.

New Home Warranty

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05May
Buying Real Estate as an Investment: Tips from the Experts
Savvy Buyer

Are you considering purchasing real estate as an investment opportunity? Maybe you have the bright idea of renting your new purchase as a way to earn extra money. If either of these sound like something you have been considering, there are a few things you need to keep in mind! Lucky for you, we caught up with Lou Grossi, Broker and Managing Partner at Intercity Realty and asked him for a few  tips on buying real estate as an investment.

The Most Important things to consider: There are many factors to keep in mind if you are buying real estate as an investment. According to Lou, the most important thing to keep in mind is the location. If the location is a high demand area, you will have a better chance at renting out your property for a higher rate. This means that your return will be greater, and will therefore make your investment more valuable.

 buying real estate as an investment

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18Apr
Designer Secrets to a Perfectly Styled Living Room
Design & Decor

We all have that one thing in our living room that bothers us. Maybe it is excessive amounts of trinkets with nowhere to put them, or maybe it is the layout of the furnishings, but regardless of what your living room woes may be, it bothers you day in and day out. That is what we are here for! Here are some designer tips on how to create a perfectly styled living room and transform your “woes” into “wows”.

Stylish Storage:

Do you have too many trinkets and books lying around? Today’s trend in the living room is to navigate away from the traditional bookcase and replace it with a stylish shelf with tasteful fabric boxes to hide anything you may not want on display. As an added bonus, you can choose boxes that compliment the colours in the room! Other storage ideas include a tiered coffee table, ottomans, and nesting tables.

Perfectly styled living room

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18Apr
Get Outdoors! Our favourite parks and conservation areas close to Summervale in Bowmanville
In the neighbourhood

Spring is in the air, and the weather is getting warmer, which means it is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy what nature has to offer! If you are wondering where to go, here are some of our favourite parks and conservation areas close to Summervale and Bowmanville.

Longworth Park

Situated right in the heart of Bowmanville, this park is perfect for the whole family. The park is a total of 2.02 hectares, and it features a paved walkway, two playgrounds (for different age groups), a baseball diamond, benches, a gazebo, and a splash pad. So whether you are looking to go for a nice walk, or spend an entire day with the family, this park is perfect for whatever your plans may be!

 favourite parks and conservation areas in Bowmanville

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