Staying on top of regular home maintenance will ensure that the products in your home have a longer life, saving you money in the long run and ensuring that you ultimately have more time to relax in your new home.
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Saving up for a down payment can feel overwhelming when you are looking to purchase a home. Whether it’s finding the perfect floorplan that fits your lifestyle or selecting the beautiful finishes of your home to best compliment your style, becoming a homeowner is not only rewarding but an exciting time. We broke down 5 tips that can help you save up for a down payment and take homeownership from a dream to a reality.
While winter time brings us the opportunity for many enjoyable outdoor activities, Canadian winters can be unpredictable. We recommend keeping a well-stocked emergency kit in your home to prepare you and your family for an emergency. This will also make it easier to find your essentials during a power outage.
When you purchase a home with Reid’s Heritage Homes, you will have access to Warranty coverage through Tarion for 7 years after taking possession. Below is a description of what is covered within those 7 years. Please keep in mind that any deficiencies must be visible under normal lighting and be visible from 6 ft. away, they will also need to be reported on the Pre Delivery Inspection (PDI) which your PDI representative will review with you.
Keeping your home in good condition will ensure it stays new for longer and that the products and appliances in your home have a greater longevity, saving you time and money while ultimately ensuring that you have more time to relax and enjoy your new home.
At times, financial institutions will require an appraisal on your home depending on the nature of the mortgage. An appraisal is referred to as an unbiased professional opinion of your home's value and is typically used whenever a mortgage is involved in either buying, refinancing, or selling your home.
Before booking your moving company, we recommend you speak to at least 3 different companies to compare quotes and service options. It’s also a good idea to ask your friends and family for any recommendations. We’ve created a list below of some questions and considerations we recommend as you work towards finding the right moving company for you and your household.
One of the many questions we get as an Ontario Homebuilder is whether or not construction continues through the winter. The answer is YES, it does. While construction continues to progress, there are some challenges and extra preparation required to building a home through the colder months in order to ensure safety and progress. Here is a list of some of the obstacles our site teams are working around.
When you are purchasing a new home, you will be provided with a floor plan showing the layout and other details of the home. The floor plan will be your key to envisioning yourself and your belongings within your new home. The more you understand about the floor plan, the better you’ll be able to make a decision on whether or not it is the right home for you and the better prepared you’ll be for moving in.
If you are purchasing a home within a condominium community, you will have access to new home warranty care for 7 years. Because you are part of a condominium community, you will also be responsible for monthly condominium fees which will go towards supporting the maintenance of your community. As there are many things that can happen when you have a new home, you will need to know who to contact for what sorts of issues. Below is a breakdown of what you will need to contact your condominium...
Congratulations! You’ve finally finished the journey to home ownership and now you’re ready to move in. If you’re a first-time homeowner, you will need to familiarize yourself with how to properly care for your home, what types of things to watch for and what you might expect in your new home. Below is a list of some of the things you can expect upon settling into your new home. If you have any concerns, contact your New Home Warranty Care Coordinator and they will be happy to address them. ...
Do you have a space in your home that is in dire need of some colour or texture? Perhaps you’ve visited the idea of painting it but you also love the idea of a colourful wallpaper to bring character to the room. You could also use paint to create your own design on the wall. Knowing all the facts about your option is the best way to make a decision. We’ve outlined the details below to help you make your decision.
A truly great neighbourhood is one that is in sync with your current lifestyle and provides longevity to remain in sync with your lifestyle as you and it evolves. We've compiled a list below of items to consider when searching for the right neighbourhood.
There are a few reasons why someone might downsize, maybe you’re an empty nester, maybe you’re moving from a house to an apartment or maybe you want to do less maintenance on your home so you’re moving to something smaller. Either way, downsizing can be overwhelming – follow our tips below to help you make the process more efficient.
If you’re thinking about becoming a first time home buyer, there are many things to consider. We’ve listed some tips below to help you gain a better understanding of what your home should look like.
Understanding the difference between your "Occupancy Date" and your "Closing Date" is important for understanding what happens when you take possession of your new condo.
Our homes are thoughtfully designed with our customers’ needs in mind, that’s why we strive to include ample flex space so that you have room to personalize your space in a way that suits your lifestyle. Having ample flex space will give you an opportunity to create a place to do what you truly love. We’ve identified 4 ways below to set up your flex space- check it out!