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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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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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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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Finding the Right Custom Home Builders in Ontario

Finding the Right Custom Home Builders in Ontario

Custom Home Builders 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 […]

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What You Need To Know About Construction Liens In Ontario

What You Need To Know About Construction Liens 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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7 Questions to Ask Your Custom Home Builders in Toronto

7 Questions to Ask Your Custom Home Builders in Toronto

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 […]

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

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

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, […]

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Buying Property in Ontario

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 entails spending a lot of money and for decades making payments on a mortgage. Therefore, before […]

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How To Find The Best Home Builders in Ontario

How To Find The Best Home Builders in Ontario

Great Looking House 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 […]

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Home design trends for 2015 – The Most Wanted List

Home design trends for 2015 – The Most Wanted List

Current trends indicate that, in 2015, new homes will be smaller, greener and more casual. At the end of 2014, NAHB Research Centre conducted a survey online in two phases. The first phase used screening questions to identify recent home buyers, who purchased a home in the […]

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Energy Efficient Home Building

Energy Efficient Home Building

Energy Efficient Home   Ontario Home Builder Claims Minimum of 50% Energy Savings on New Homes As North American households face heating bills averaging at least 20 % higher than last years; the connection between household energy use and energy prices is evident to everyone. Energy efficiency […]

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More Discussion on “Cost Per Square Foot”

More Discussion on “Cost Per Square Foot”

Cost Per Square Foot The biggest point when buying a new home always comes down to cost per square foot. Cost per square foot works great on TV shows. However, when it comes to a unique home, they provide only a little relationship to what is real. […]

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How Buyers Drive Builders Crazy

How Buyers Drive Builders Crazy

Buyers Drive the Builders Crazy  Do buyers drive builders crazy or vice versa? At some point in the home-building process, nearly every customer will say, “This builder is driving me crazy.”  And — surprise, surprise — buyers also say and do things that drive the builder crazy. […]

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Choosing a Custom Home Builder in Ontario

Choosing a Custom Home Builder in Ontario

Choosing a Custom Home Builder – What You Need to Know If you’re in the market for a new home, you should shop for your builder as carefully as you shop for your home. Whether you are buying a condo, a townhouse, a house in a subdivision, […]

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What Does A Home Builder Do?

What Does A Home Builder Do?

What all does it take to build a house? Today’s homes resemble multifaceted machines and the successful home builder has the knowledge, organizational skills and drive to build them. What Does A Home Builder Do So, What does a home builder do? A home builder must understand […]

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19 Questions to Ask Your Custom Home Builder

19 Questions to Ask Your Custom Home Builder

Picking the right home builder is a key step in the quest that points to your dream home. Asking builders the 19 questions underneath will assist you to choose the right builder to construct your home — and give you trust in your choice. These questions will […]

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Six Benefits To Building a New Home

Six Benefits To Building a New Home

1. Get it your way. When you buy new, you get to call many of the shots. From choosing the lot, the colors, the materials, the amenities and the fixtures, you’ll end up with a new home that reflects your personality and tastes. Benefits To Building a […]

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New Homes – Builders Ontario

New Homes – Builders Ontario

New Homes-Builders Ontario Fresh Standards Being Instituted in New Homes – Builders Ontario The home building industry has been through significant changes and advancements in the last couple of years. Just a few years back, we at ICFhome.ca –  new homes builders in Ontario were bent upon […]

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Is your home sucking cash right out of your pocket? Energy Efficient Home in Ontario

Is your home sucking cash right out of your pocket? Energy Efficient Home in Ontario

As North American households face heating bills averaging at least 30 % higher than last year; the connection between household energy use and energy prices is evident to everyone. How it Works: Energy Efficient Home Pyramid in Ontario Energy efficiency remains the quickest, cheapest, cleanest way to […]

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Pricing New Homes Per Square Foot: What No One Is Talking About

Pricing New Homes Per Square Foot: What No One Is Talking About

Pricing New Homes Per Square Foot How Price Per Square Foot influences your decisions when building or buying a new home What is a price per square foot for new homes these days? In one form or another, this question is one of the most asked from […]

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10 Steps to Building A New Home

10 Steps to Building A New Home

By Christine Cooney, Direct from the Designers Staff Writer Many of us dream of one day owning our home. We may purchase an existing home, select a new home in a development or build a new home. Direct from the Designers understands that building a new home […]

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How Much Should You Spend For Your Dream Home Plans?

How Much Should You Spend For Your Dream Home Plans?

Dream Home Plans As you consider building a custom home, take some time to look at the house plans and blueprints that are available to you on the internet. When choosing house plans, you will need to assess your lifestyle, the size of the home, and the budgetary […]

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Housing Starts to Stabilize in 2014 and 2015

Housing Starts to Stabilize in 2014 and 2015

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Feb. 6, 2014) – Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) expects the number of housing starts to stabilize in 2014 and 2015. Housing Market Outlook Support from improved economic and demographic fundamentals will be tempered by a combination of a modest and gradual increase in […]

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3D Printing Will Transform Home Building – Contour Crafting

3D Printing Will Transform Home Building – Contour Crafting

Contour Crafting Imagine you’re having a new house built. Workers prepare the building site then a 6-metre tall crane-like gantry is brought in and installed on rails either side of the house. The machine rolls back and forth extruding fast-drying concrete and building up your house layer […]

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What Do New Home Buyers Want In 2014 And Beyond

What Do New Home Buyers Want In 2014 And Beyond

National Association of Home Builders’s consumer study, “What Do New Home Buyers Want,” takes a comprehensive look at what’s hot and what’s not among prospective home buyers. What Do New Home Buyers Want The 2013 survey was conducted at the tail end of a protracted housing recession […]

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