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Cedar Ridge – Now You’re Home

Cedar Ridge – Now You’re Home

Sad but true: Climate change is altering our air quality, and water shortages are becoming an increasingly prevalent problem with negative repercussions on human health and animal habitats. Cedar Ridge is one unique place that nature has spared Imagine yourself where sunrise powders the sky in a […]

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What Every Homeowner Should Know About Latest Housing Market Trends

What Every Homeowner Should Know About Latest Housing Market Trends

With high house prices dominating headlines so often these days, and thousands of people shifting every year to a new home, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, Research Division, just published “2015 National Association of Realtors® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report”. NAR mailed out a 127-question survey using […]

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Nine Alternative Wall Systems For Your New Home

Nine Alternative Wall Systems For Your New Home

1) Lightweight Steel Framing Lightweight steel framing consists of cold-formed galvanized steel “C” sections for joists, studs, and rafters. The steel segments come in various depths and gauges so that extra load capacity can be achieved by changing the gauge while keeping the depth the same. Insulation […]

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Getting the Most Out of an Open Floor Plan

Getting the Most Out of an Open Floor Plan

The evolution of the North American house has drastically changed in the last couple of decades. Houses in the turn of the century still held many of the mid-century features that are rarely seen today. The division of rooms in older homes stemmed from the idea that […]

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Home Trends Move From Lavish to Practical

Home Trends Move From Lavish to Practical

After years of dramatically increasing home size in North America – from an average of 983 sq. ft. in the 1950s up to 2300 square feet in the 2000s, the trend seems to be going in the opposite direction. According to a fresh survey done by the National […]

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Building a New Custom Home in Ontario

Building a New Custom Home in Ontario

Picture yourself sitting on the wrap-around porch of your brand new, custom-built home, watching the sunset at the end of another perfect Ontario day. Or relaxing in front of a crackling stone fireplace as you enjoy a warm cup of cocoa in your wood-paneled study. Planning and […]

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Top Trends in Home Design for 2017

Top Trends in Home Design for 2017

The new and upcoming trends of 2017 are growing stronger as the year progresses, and home design certainly doesn’t fall short. Although 2016 was certainly a leading and statement year in interior design and home decor, this year is beginning to look even more unique. 1. Beauty […]

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It’s Time To Talk Solar

It’s Time To Talk Solar

Canada imports oil from Saudi Arabia, Libia and other foreign countries to a tune of about a million barrels a day, which comes as a big surprise to most people. While this is no doubt great news for the Saudi royal family, it is bad news for […]

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10 Coolest Automation Products for Your Custom Home

10 Coolest Automation Products for Your Custom 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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Truss Uplift – Expectations vs. Reality

Truss Uplift – Expectations vs. Reality

Truss Uplift A detachment of the ceiling from the wall is an irritating, but all too common problem. Its principal cause is a natural event called Truss Uplift. Wikipedia defines truss uplift as an occurrence common in new houses built with roof trusses as opposed to rafters. If […]

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New Home HST Rebate Calculator – Ontario

New Home HST Rebate Calculator – Ontario

These rebates only apply to buyers who are purchasing a new house from a builder who has agreed to sell the house to the purchaser with the tax rebate included. If you bought a new home from a builder in Ontario, you might be entitled to claim […]

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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. Georgian Bay Directions: Rue Lafontaine Road West to Tiny Beaches Road North. Sign on property. This home is SOLD, but before the date of […]

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Septic System Cost – Ontario

Septic System Cost – Ontario

Download Ontario Septic Permit Application Here! 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 […]

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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. How To Landscape As a starting point, you can use the site plan your builder gave you when you purchased the home. You […]

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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

The best heating system a home can have is the one you don’t notice is there. No radiators clinking at night. No vents whooshing like a jet preparing for takeoff. No dust-spewing duct to cause allergy attacks. Just an even blanket of heat, right where you want […]

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The Health Risks Of Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

The Health Risks Of Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Engineering of the 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 […]

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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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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:

home insurance 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 […]

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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

Woodlands 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 […]

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8 Affordable Ways to Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal

8 Affordable Ways to Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Affordable Ways to Up Your Homes 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 […]

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