Finding the perfect neighbourhood that has the services and amenities your family needs is as important as finding the perfect home. When researching and comparing neighbourhoods, having a list of all of the things you will need and want nearby, along with considering your lifestyle, will help you narrow your search in finding the perfect one. It will also assist in finding a community that will be sustainable and contribute to future home resale values.
Here are just a few points to consider when choosing and comparing communities.
Shopping, Dining & Entertainment
Having grocery stores, restaurants and shopping close to home help make a neighbourhood attractive. Home buyers look for ease in accessing shopping, restaurants and entertainment options. For commuters, having amenities close by to home can be a crucial feature. If you have to spend an hour on the road, you do not want to spend extra time in the car when you decided to stop out for dinner or a movie or groceries.
When looking at neighbourhoods, look for a variety of shopping and dining options along with looking for new businesses opening and investing in your community. All of these things are signs of a sustainable and healthy neighbourhood.
Your living room might be formal, or it might be the place where you entertain, relax and catch the big game. Whatever its purpose, your living room furniture should reflect your style and accommodate your needs. Often, when it comes to decorating, the choices can be overwhelming and sometimes we overdo it. The result is a room that may not be as comfortable and welcoming as it could be. Here are a few ways to use accent pieces in your living room to create a warm, relaxing atmosphere for you and your family.
Bring Drama to your Walls
Art and mirrors are great ways to create a chic and stylish living room. A large mirror can be a statement piece that creates the illusion of more space. Mirrors with dramatic frames or in unusual shapes are easily available, a great way draw the eye, and create excitement. Art, while not giving the same the illusion of space, brings a personal expression of your taste to the room. Photo walls and art collections help bring a room together and create cohesiveness. Look for pieces that elicit fond memories or bring positive emotion to your living room. One tip for using art is to keep it minimal and let the walls show your art. Don’t overcrowd your walls and let it upstage the rest of the décor.
Falconcrest Homes recently provided an exclusive peek into what other fantastic features and finishes Mulock Vistas Luxury Townhomes in Newmarket will be offering. That is, if the proximity to major highways, GO Stations, recreation and shopping weren’t enough! The modern design appointments along with custom finishes and features have are only matched by the amazing location!
Smart Home Built-ins
In today’s technology driven world, finding a place to recharge can be a challenge. Falconcrest Homes understands and has included smart home built-ins with USB connections as a standard feature of your Mulock Vistas Luxury Townhome. Smart home USB connections provide convenient recharging without having to search for an adaptor. They recharge devices faster than computer USB connections, free up valuable electrical outlet space doubling traditional capabilities along with adding to the future resale value of your home.
Falconcrest Homes strives to build new dream homes where families can grow and memories can be made. With 2016 upon us, let’s take a moment to have a look at New Year’s Resolutions for your home! There are always new opportunities to revitalize your home while making it more energy efficient.
What works and what doesn’t?
Even the most beautiful homes can quickly get stuck in a rut. Take a moment and jot down what’s working for you in your home and what isn’t. Amp up your home’s functionality with some simple technological upgrades that will make it more energy efficient, more organized, and more in tune with your daily living style.
I’m Erin, and my husband is Dan. I am a law clerk and Dan works in telecommunications in the downtown core. Dan and I are newlyweds and currently renting a single bedroom condominium. The condo is more suited for bachelor living and we need more space for ourselves. Pricing on new downtown locations was outside of our budget so we expanded our search to include the suburbs and Vaughan.
While researching communities in the Woodbridge area I found The Residences at Pebble Creek by Falconcrest Homes. As I researched the area, I was delighted to see that it was set in a naturally forested area and was only moments away from Woodbridge Village. Keeping our commute to the office easy and convenient will be a breeze with the planned expansion of the TTC subway line to Vaughan and the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station. Dan and I visited the sales centre at Pebble Creek and met with Mauro and Jenny of Intercity Realty and looked at the executive townhomes that made up this new exclusive community. Mauro showed us the plans for each unit and helped us find the best fit for our needs. The Ravine was a perfect fit. It is an end unit that offers 2121 square feet of living space (elev. A), three bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms with an option to have the basement finished and a 3rd full bathroom added. Pebble Creek also offers a large variety of optional upgrades to personalize our new home.
Enjoy living moments away from Newmarket’s premier shopping centre the Upper Canada Mall. An airy and modern shopping center offering over 200 stores and services with well-known brands from The Apple Store to Zara with easy access from Davis Drive and extensive parking the Upper Canada Mall is a shopper’s paradise and only moments away from your Mulock Vistas Townhome in Newmarket.
The Great Outdoors
Surrounded by some of the richest farmland in Ontario, there is no shortage of beautiful outdoor recreation areas only steps from your Mulock Vistas Townhome in Newmarket. Newmarket boasts over 45 active parks with a combined 800 acres of parkland and 44 kilometers of walking and biking trails linking East Gwillimbury through to Aurora such as the Thornton Bales and Jokers Hill Conservation Area. With trails for all activity levels, baseball diamonds, basketball and tennis courts, soccer pitches along with picnic areas and playgrounds makes finding your own personal outdoor oasis easy right beside your home.
Blue in almost every shade imaginable is making an appearance in this year’s holiday decorating palettes. Whether it is a pale calm blue like Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year Serenity with champagne accents or royal blue or turquoise balancing out a metallic theme, we can expect to see all shades making a strong showing this holiday season.
Photo via Better Homes & Gardens
Holiday decorators are embracing a more natural look using slim trees rather than traditional robust full evergreen in 2015. Thinner taller trees also play to a more retro theme of holidays past and give the dramatic height to your room without taking a large piece of valuable entertaining real estate that their chubby counterparts have occupied in past years.