20Jul
Variable or Fixed Mortgage: Which is Right for you?
Savvy Buyer

Variable or Fixed Mortgage

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14Jul
How to Choose the Best Furniture for your New Home
Design & Decor

Choosing Furniture for New Home

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06Jul
Our Top 6 Outdoor Entertaining Tips
Design & Decor

Outdoor Entertaining Tips

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29Jun
Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday at Home
Design & Decor

Canada Day is always a spectacular and impressive display of our pride for our Canadian heritage. This year, with 150 years of history, culture, arts, and more, the celebration will be larger than ever. Join in on the festivities, and celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday at home with some of these creative ideas.

Backyard Pool Party

With Canada’s birthday celebrations landing in July, the weather is hot, and the sun is out. Keep your friends and family cool by throwing a backyard pool party! Regardless of whether you have an in ground pool or just a few above ground wading pools, keeping cool on July 1st is a fun and unique way to celebrate. Decorate the backyard using red and white balloons, Canadian flags and red and white lanterns.To create a balloon arch, follow this step by step tutorial. Fill the pool with red and white inflatables and enjoy an afternoon of partying and keeping cool.

Barbecue

Enjoy the Canadian summer and host a backyard Barbecue party. Invite your friends and family over by sending themed invitations from HubPages.com or create your own design. Decorate the backyard using a red and white theme, and serve red and white side dishes with your burgers and sausages. For recipe inspiration, Chatelaine Magazine has a list of Canadian recipes perfect for a backyard BBQ.

Mini “Amazing Race Canada”

Test your friends’ and family’s Canadian knowledge and organize a mini “Amazing Race Canada” in your backyard. Include your neighbours and collaborate so the challenges can be at different locations. Life of Bliss has some ideas for challenges and you can use your imagination to give them a Canadian theme.

Backyard Movie Night

A unique and relaxed Canada Day celebration involves blankets and pillows. Throw a backyard movie nigh, and invite your friends and family over. Follow these simple steps to make the night an unforgettable experience for everyone:

  • 1. Start with your movie screen: Depending on the number of people you are inviting to your celebration, your screen size may vary. Follow this easy step by step tutorial on creating a portable outdoor screen.
  • 2. Determine how to show the movie: If you have a projector of your own, this step is simple, however, if you do not, you may have to borrow or rent one. Some libraries allow rentals, and there are some independent companies that allow daily rentals at a rate of 40-50 dollars per day. If your budget does not allow a rental cost, consider creating a homemade projector like this one.
  • 3. Choose your seating: The type of seating you use can vary, depending on the age of your audience. Blankets and pillows are a cozy way to enjoy a movie with friends and younger children or you can use camping chairs for your older guests.
  • 4. Set up a snack bar: No movie is complete without popcorn! Set up a snack bar where your guests can serve themselves. For Canadian inspired snacks, The Food Network has a list of 40 recipes for red and white desserts to serve. For easy clean up and to add more colour to the party, use red and white paper plates and cups.

With vibrant colours, flashing lights, and games, carnivals are a fun and exciting experience for people of all ages. This year, to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, gather your friends and family, and host a backyard carnival. Planning a mini carnival is easy if you use ideas from Pinterest like homemade games, snacks to serve, and decorations to use. To end the event with a special added touch, strategically place decorative lighting throughout the backyard like these hula hoop chandeliers and have an end-of-the-night light show. Distribute sparklers to everyone and celebrate Canada’s 150th in the magical glow.

Ultimately, celebrating Canada’s 150th is easy and can be fun for everyone, without even leaving your home. So enjoy the festivities on July 1st and plan an event that your friends and family will remember. For more ideas on celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday, visit the Falconcrest Homes’ Blog.

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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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