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Life Hacks for Keeping the House Cool This Summer

Life Hacks for Keeping the House Cool This Summer

When the summer months come rolling in, it is important to keep the home as cool as possible. You do not want to spend too much money blasting the AC the whole summer, and you shouldn’t have too. With these helpful tips, you can ensure that no […]

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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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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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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 Ontario Land Transfer Tax

What You Need To Know About Ontario Land Transfer Tax

Land Transfer Tax Calculator 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 […]

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Top 9 Home Insurance Misconceptions in Ontario

Top 9 Home Insurance Misconceptions in Ontario

Home Insurance 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 […]

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7 Secrets to Designing Your Dream Home

Designing Your Dream Home Having a custom home built for your next property is a significant 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 […]

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Insights From the Mind of the Homebuyer

Insights From the Mind of the Homebuyer

Infographic-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 […]

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

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

Beautiful View From Lafontaine Beach in Tiny Township 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 […]

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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

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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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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How to Design and Build a Deck

How to Design and Build a Deck

Deck Railing Design Deck Design Requires A Careful Consideration A deck is a popular home improvement that not only adds to the value of your home but provides a focal point for enjoying the outdoors. You’ll want to consider carefully the design elements that go into your […]

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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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76 Things You Should Know About Accessible Design

76 Things You Should Know About Accessible Design

Accessible Design Building Homes With Accessible Design One of the significant demographic trends in the North America during the past two decades has been the increase in the percentage of individuals with disabilities. It is projected that by 2030, 25 percent of all North Americans will be […]

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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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Why We Love Steel Frame Homes – And You Should, Too!

Why We Love Steel Frame Homes – And You Should, Too!

Steel Frame Home Why You Should Spend More Time Thinking About Steel Frame Homes Lightweight steel framing is a practical, code approved solution to few of the challenges that builders face today when using wood in framing homes. Although the idea of steel creates a picture of heavy […]

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Do I really need a home security system?

Do I really need a home security system?

Yes, you do! There is always the risk of fire, theft, or home intrusion. Whether at home during the day, asleep at night, or away, you will feel safer knowing that you, your family, and your home are protected. Home Security System A security system is your […]

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The Ultimate Checklist for Buying Front Entry Doors

The Ultimate Checklist for Buying Front Entry Doors

Everyone likes making an entrance, and your front door is one of the first design elements that guests see when first arriving at your home. You want your door to be inviting and aesthetically pleasing to match your home’s exterior. The front door is also meant to protect […]

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