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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 wide array of flooring options available, you’re bound to find one […]

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6 Ways to Bring Down Your Mortgage Faster

6 Ways to Bring Down Your Mortgage Faster

A mortgage is likely one of the biggest financial commitments you’ll make; with a quarter of a million dollars on the line and thousands of dollars in interest – it’s important you take the time to understand the optimal way to bring it down faster, saving you […]

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Home Heating Guide

Home Heating Guide

After we survived the coldest and the longest winter in recent history, we’re all glad that it’s finally finished and there is relief from bitter temperatures and the high cost of heating our homes. The really bad news in Ontario is that the Ontario Energy Board uphold […]

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7 Secrets to Designing Your Dream Home

Having a custom home built for your next property is a major investment in time and expense, so it’s important that you have it designed to specifications that fit not only your lifestyle but on-going needs too. If you’ve never had a home built before, the decision […]

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Insights From the Mind of the Homebuyer

Insights From the Mind of the Homebuyer

As the busiest homebuying season of the year gets under way, potential buyers are poised to get off the sidelines and enter the market. According to Chase’s national survey “Insights: From the Mind of the Homebuyer”, potential home buyers say they aren’t concerned about navigating the home-buying […]

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10 Coolest Automation Products for Your Home

10 Coolest Automation Products for Your Home

Home automation products, while not new, haven’t gained widespread adoption. However, interest continues to build. Among all consumers, 48% said they were either “extremely or somewhat interested” in purchasing home automation products. Among smartphone and tablet owners, the numbers are higher with 62% of consumers saying they […]

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8 Ways to Get Cheap Financing for Your New Home

8 Ways to Get Cheap Financing for Your New Home

Purchasing a new home takes a major commitment; especially when you’re trying to finance the home as cheaply as possible. Banks and lenders seem to be all over the board when it comes to interest rates and amortization periods – making your decision a tough one. Fortunately, […]

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The Need for Energy Efficient Homes

The Need for Energy Efficient Homes

Flying Cars or No Flying Cars, the Future Needs Energy Efficient Homes Our planet will be a very different place in the coming years. By 2050, Earth will be home to another 3 billion people, of which 70% will live in cities. Although many things about the […]

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It’s Easy Being Green: Products that Will Save Energy, Water and Money

It’s Easy Being Green: Products that Will Save Energy, Water and Money

With energy and utility costs expecting to rise in the next few years, investing in environmentally friendly products can help you save energy, water—and perhaps most importantly, money. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of products that will help you live green. Energy Efficient […]

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Home Automation – Welcome to the New Age of Homeownership

Home Automation – Welcome to the New Age of Homeownership

Home Automation – What’s Next? While it was something once seen in science fiction movies and futuristic films, home automation (also known as SMART homes) are becoming an increasing trend as technology makes a greater push into society. With an increasing prevalence in modern home building, smart […]

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7 Questions to Ask Your Custom Home Builders in Toronto

7 Questions to Ask Your Custom Home Builders in Toronto

Deciding to hire a custom home builder in Toronto is a major investment of time and energy. After all, you’re entrusting a company to design, create and build a home specifically tailored to your wants and needs – it shouldn’t be a brash or rushed decision. With […]

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Top 10 Kitchen Design Trends of 2015 and Beyond

Top 10 Kitchen Design Trends of 2015 and Beyond

Having a custom kitchen is an ideal solution for anyone wanting to create a functional, practical space with current modern kitchen design trends. Although every kitchen should have the unique characteristics a home owner brings to the space, following these to 10 trends can help you optimize […]

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Top 9 Upgrades That Pay Off at Resale

Top 9 Upgrades That Pay Off at Resale

If you’re purchasing a home from a new home builder, it’s important to consider which, if any, upgrades throughout the home you’d like to have installed. While it’s important to create the home of your dreams, it’s also important to consider the resale value of you upgrades […]

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What You Need To Know About Septic Systems Before Purchasing A Building Lot in Ontario

What You Need To Know About Septic Systems Before Purchasing A Building Lot in Ontario

Planning to purchase a lot to build a home in Ontario? Before you do anything else, check if a public sewer system is available? If not, you will need a septic system to treat and dispose of sewage from the home you plan to build. What type of […]

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An Open Letter To Every Homeowner Who Has Been Ripped Off By A Home Builder

The builder who offers the biggest house for the lowest cost has most likely compromised quality at every step of the construction process. The problems manifest later. Faulty foundations, moisture intrusion, and shoddy framing are often at the root of problems, which show themselves as gaping cracks, […]

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Closed Cell vs Open Cell Foam Insulation – Which One Is Better?

Closed Cell vs Open Cell Foam Insulation – Which One Is Better?

Closed Cell vs Open Cell Foam Insulation Before we can go into that we need to start by saying that in the foam insulation industry there are usually two types of foam insulation being used, open-cell and closed-cell. There are several major differences between the two types, […]

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11 Reasons You’ll Never Regret Buying Tiny Township Real Estate

11 Reasons You’ll Never Regret Buying Tiny Township Real Estate

Looking to relocate to a peaceful, scenic area away from city living? If this sounds appealing, consider Tiny Township as your new location. Tiny Township is located on the peninsula that separates Severn Sound and Nottawasaga Bay at the south end of Georgian Bay. It extends southward into the […]

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Buying Property in Ontario

Buying Property in Ontario

Many people in Ontario will buy a home or a piece of land at some point in their life. This is one of the biggest decisions anyone makes. It generally entails spending a lot of money and for decades making payments on a mortgage. Therefore, before you make any […]

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Plumber of the Year 2015 – Awards

Plumber of the Year 2015 – Awards

  Here at ICFhome.ca, we love a good plumbing joke. Plumbing is the only game where a good flush beats a full house every time! So, every year we compile a list of some of our favorite bits of plumbing related humor and funny pictures to share with […]

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How To Find The Best Home Builders in Ontario

How To Find The Best Home Builders in Ontario

We have never met a client looking for an average home builder. Choosing the best home builder for your needs and for the kind of home you are after, is one of the most critical decisions you’ll make in your home building process. While some custom builders construct […]

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13 Most Expensive Luxury Homes in Ontario

13 Most Expensive Luxury Homes in Ontario

The most expensive house in Canada isn’t in Vancouver. It isn’t even in Toronto. It’s on the outskirts of Calgary: Property values are going up in the ultra-luxury market. Of the 20 Most Expensive Homes In The World owned by members of the Forbes Billionaires List, only […]

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All About Gas Fireplaces

All About Gas Fireplaces

A Special Place in the Home Fireplaces have long held a special place in the hearts of Canadians. At one time an essential source of heat for warmth and cooking, they remain a gathering spot for family and friends, a symbol of romanticism and comfort, and a […]

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For A New Home, Humidity Is a Double-Edged Sword!

You did not take me seriously when I told you to watch the humidity in your new home! I am really mad! In the recent month, I received 3 phone calls from my last year’s clients about their homes. The floor boards are splitting and the drywall […]

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“How To Build A Home Without Going Broke”

“How To Build A Home Without Going Broke”

“How To Build A Home Without Going Broke” Whether you’re hiring a Builder, or a General Contractor, using a Construction Consultant or managing your job as an Owner-Builder, you can use the resources presented to you here to get the home you want. Once in a while, […]

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For sale in Georgian Bay

For sale in Georgian Bay

Welcome to your brand new ICFhome.ca dream house. This is the perfect three bedroom, two bathroom, single level home design, offering 1839 square feet of luxurious living space. For sale in Georgian Bay. The home design features a post and beam front porch. Upon entering the home, […]

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