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Featured Floor-plan of the Month: The Ravenswood

Featured Floor-plan of the Month: The Ravenswood

Virtual Tour: The Ravenswood We love latest floor plans, and we know you do too! Take a look at the Ravenswood, 1837 square feet of usable space. and drool over this 3-bedroom sanctuary. Our latest “Floor-Plan of the Month” is here! Any time you step into a […]

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Last Chance To See It – Home Is Sold!

Last Chance To See It – Home Is Sold!

Open House at 1413 Tiny Beaches Road North in the Township of Tiny. Saturday, January 30th, 2016 from 2 pm to 4 pm. Directions: Rue Lafontaine Road West to Tiny Beaches Road North. Sign on property. This home is SOLD, but before the date of completion, you […]

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Georgian Bay Cottages For Sale – Enter Paradise!

Georgian Bay Cottages For Sale – Enter Paradise!

While searching for Georgian Bay cottages for sale, you may be attracted to the idyllic setting and the casual remoteness of Tiny Township. It is located directly north of Barrie, along the shores of Georgian Bay in Ontario’s cottage country. The area’s villages, municipalities and lake communities […]

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Septic System Cost – Ontario

Septic System Cost – Ontario

Before discussing Septic System Cost in Ontario, we first need to explain what is a septic system and why is it important. Homes that aren’t connected to a municipal sewage system require an on-site septic system. The purpose of the septic system is to clean and purify […]

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How To Landscape Your New Home

When planning how to landscape your new home, the very first thing you need to do is to create a plan of your property. As a starting point, you can use the site plan your builder gave you when you purchased the home. You can reproduce it […]

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Prefab Homes Ontario: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Prefab Homes Ontario: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

A prefab or modular home is a home that is partially built in a plant and then shipped to a construction site where it is set on a previously constructed foundation. While a typical one-story bungalow consists of two or three modules, larger custom homes might use […]

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What Is Green Building And Why Do We Care?

What Is Green Building And Why Do We Care?

“BuilderBooks” recently released “What Green Means to Home Buyers: Perceptions and Preferences”, a new study of home buyer’s choices focusing exclusively on green-performance innovations in the new home building industry. The study explores buyers’ attitudes towards various green building features, ideas or concepts, and the possibility that […]

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Ontario Home Builders – ICFhome.ca

Ontario Home Builders – ICFhome.ca

Ontario Home Builders – Helping You Wake Up to Your Energy Efficient Dream Home Every Day! Welcome to ICFHome.ca, the home of one of the top rated Ontario home builders. We suspect that you’re here because you were looking for a reliable and competent home builder. Your […]

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How To Explain In-Floor Heating To Your Mom

How To Explain In-Floor Heating To Your Mom

History of In-Floor Heating In-floor heating, also called radiant floor heating, has been used for centuries. The Romans channeled hot air under the floors of their villas. The Koreans directed hot flue gases under their floors before venting them up the chimney. In the 1930s, architect Frank […]

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The Health Risks Of Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

The Health Risks Of Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Canadian federal government has adopted a national standard for lighting efficiency that came into effect in 2014. Most, if not all conventional, incandescent light bulbs do not meet the required performance level. The objective was to make sure that more efficient bulbs such as Compact Fluorescent Light […]

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The Ultimate Check List For Buying a Fireplace

The Ultimate Check List For Buying a Fireplace

A fireplace will probably be a consideration as you plan your new home. The decision to include a fireplace involves lifestyle, room appeal, and the expected value it will add. Fireplaces vary greatly in efficiency. Some wood and gas log fireplaces operate at very low efficiencies while […]

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Choosing Your New Kitchen Cabinets

Choosing Your New Kitchen Cabinets

Are you tired of opening up the same kitchen cabinets, every single day? Although many homeowners love their kitchens, including their kitchen cabinets, there are some who are looking for a change. If you are one of those homeowners, the ones who are looking for a change, […]

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Finding the Right Custom Home Builders in Ontario

Finding the Right Custom Home Builders in Ontario

As you drive around Southern Ontario searching for a place to build a perfect new home, the choices can be overwhelming. If you’ve never built a home before, it may seem a little discouraging. How do you build a quality home for a fair price? What should […]

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Featured Floor Plan of the Month

Featured Floor Plan of the Month

We love new floor plans, and we know you do too! Take a look at the Woodlands, 1971 square feet floor plan and drool over this 3-bedroom oasis with 1971 square feet of functional space. It is our latest “Floor Plan of the Month”. PLAN DESCRIPTION This […]

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12 Ways to Lower Your Home Insurance Costs:

12 Ways to Lower Your Home Insurance Costs:

The price you pay for your homeowners insurance can vary by hundreds of dollars, depending on the insurance company you buy your policy from. Here are some things to consider when buying homeowners insurance. 1. Shop Around It’ll take some time but could save you a good […]

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5 Reasons You Need to Buy a New Home at Tiny Beaches Enclave

5 Reasons You Need to Buy a New Home at Tiny Beaches Enclave

Tiny Beaches Enclave by ICFhome.ca offers a country setting to call home within the rural hamlet of Lafontaine, Ontario. There are six custom estate homes available (one is already sold), all of which are nestled next to beautiful beaches of Georgian Bay. For those who are already […]

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8 Affordable Ways to Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal

8 Affordable Ways to Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal

By Tim Smith Do you remember driving past potential properties for sale and cringing at one or two that looked just awful from the outside? As a previous homebuyer, you know what makes the grade when pulling into a driveway. Now as a homeowner, you need to […]

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What You Need To Know About Ontario Land Transfer Tax

What You Need To Know About Ontario Land Transfer Tax

  Land transfer tax (LTT) is often overlooked when looking at the total cost of buying a home. All provinces have a land transfer tax, except Alberta and Saskatchewan, who instead collect a much smaller transfer fee. When you buy land or an interest in land in […]

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What You Need To Know About The Construction Lien In Ontario

What You Need To Know About The Construction Lien In Ontario

What is Construction Lien Act The concept of a lien goes back to medieval times when it initially applied to ships. In North America, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison came up with the idea of applying liens to buildings. The idea was to encourage builders and contractors […]

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Ontario Hydro Rates – The Study on Cost of Electricity

Ontario Hydro Rates – The Study on Cost of Electricity

The cost to power and heat our homes is something many Ontario residents pay close attention to. The colder-than-normal winter and news reports about rising Ontario Hydro rates have made energy costs a top of mind issue in the province. People want to know why their bills […]

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Waterfront Land For Sale – Northern Ontario

Waterfront Land For Sale – Northern Ontario

Georgian Bay – Where the Good Life Is The Way Of Life. At ICFhome.ca, we know that few decisions are as important as choosing a place to live. So let us share with you, our vision of “Woods by the Water”, the place that is is quickly […]

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11 Items on Every Home Buyer’s Wish List

11 Items on Every Home Buyer’s Wish List

Deciding on individual specifications within a custom home build is based on personal choice and preference, however; there are quite a few specifications that most, if not all, homeowners universally want – regardless of family size or status. To help you understand which items should be on […]

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Top 9 Home Insurance Misconceptions in Ontario

Top 9 Home Insurance Misconceptions in Ontario

As reported by CBC News, an elderly woman battling cancer learned recently that the standard practice isn’t always common knowledge in the home insurance business. (CBC News article “Cancer patient’s home not covered for flood damage because she was away for treatment – Apr 20, 2015). As revealed by […]

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Our Most Popular House Plans

Our Most Popular House Plans

  It’s not your imagination playing tricks on you if you remember seeing this plan built in your neighbourhood. Here is a version that gives you even more to love! Springwood is a home that will earn the respect of your neighbours while not appearing pretentious. Inside, […]

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Flooring Buying Guide

Flooring Buying Guide

When building a new home, the flooring you select can give each room its unique character, look and feel. Our Flooring Buying Guide is designed to help you determine what flooring is right for each room. Given the vast array of flooring options available, you’re bound to find one […]

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