Friday, July 30, 2010

The Meadows - Greenspace Adult Neighbourhood

Location, conveniences, luxury lifestyle...

The Meadows is a small community of perfectly located condominiums geared to the active adult lifestyle. It's what you've been looking for. An adult community, in the perfect location, surrounded by greenspace. The Meadows offers great value for greenspace walkout bungalows, in a spacious country like setting. Starting in the $220s for a well designed home on a generous sized greenspace lot with conveniences within walking distance.

Close to Kawartha Golf and Country Club, shopping, restaurants, and the neighbourhood park, you'll quickly discover a friendly, warm, and convenient lifestyle that only The Meadows can offer. Walk across the bridge to the Zellers Plaza for shopping, groceries, restaurants, etc.

Gorgeous from top to bottom and inside and out these homes have it all. Comfort, luxury and tranquility.

The incentives offered for these amazing greenspace garden bungalows include many upgrades to choose from including air conditioning, appliances, hardwood flooring and more. For a limited time we are offering $10,000 in upgrades of your choice plus a $550 Cogeco 3 month trial package.

This community is located at The Parkway and Clonsilla. Our model home is professionally decorated and is located at 929 Wentworth Street. See sales person LisaAnne Lebeau at 705-741-1004 for details on this amazing limited time offer.

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Excitement of The New Home Business (Foxmeadows Estates)

My name is Rick Phillips (Director of Sales and Marketing) and I joined Parkview Homes 2 years ago and it has been a real exciting ride.

It is very thrilling meeting all sorts of people, with all sorts of reasons why they are looking for a new home. Some of the main trends that I see on a regular basis are;

1. Downsizing (kids have moved out / empty nesters)

2. Moving from the country to be closer to services (schools, shopping, hospitals, restaurants, etc)

3. Job Relocation

4. First Time Buyers

5. Look for a larger home (growing family)

6. Not happy with the selection of “Re-sale Homes”

7. Will only consider a new home

The part of my job that I enjoy most, is listening to my customers, understanding their lifestyle preferences and offering them a series of “New Home Solutions” which hopefully will be exciting and make good sense to my purchasers. I am always looking for a way to personalize the home, without adding any substantial costs.

I also really do enjoy tweaking floor plans in order to customize their living area. It could be something as simple as converting two smaller closets into a walk in closet or adding more square footage to a home. Because of my experience, I get a real kick out of offering my customers a variety of creative floor plan ideas and suggestions. Quite often these suggestions that I make, have very little cost associated with them.

My clients value the time, creativity and effort that I put into the “Common Sense” enhancements to their home. It’s amazing that by asking the right questions, how quickly you can understand the type of home they may be interested in and what amenities are important to them.

Customers that I deal with also feel at ease when I let them know that I will also respect their budget. I try and give all my customers a sense of involvement, as they may also have a series of floor plan changes that they would like to see incorporated in to their new home.

Another aspect of the new home business as building friendly relationships. It’s exciting in a way to meet a young couple, help them tweak or alter a floor plan, see the home being built, and then seeing the excitement for them as they approach move in day. Also equally exciting is when they final move in, and some proud homeowners invite you into their new home.

I’ve had several homeowners have me over for a BBQ, sea food dinner and to see them entertain in their new home is absolutely an honor and extreme pleasure.

After all, I am in the people business. I do not sell wiggits, I have the excitement and pure honor of selling New Homes.

Rick Phillips – Director of Sales and Marketing, Parkview Homes – 705-748-4665

Friday, July 9, 2010

Foxmeadow Estates Model Home Now Open!!

We are excited to announce the opening of our new Foxmeadow Estates Model Home at 2399 Marsdale Drive, across from Monsignor O'Donoghue Elementary School. Please drop by and visit our newest open concept design The Castell - 1320 square feet, 2 bedrooms & 2 baths starting at only $249,990(HST included).

We are pleased to offer a selection of natural conservation lots in a beautiful setting, huge 30', 40' and 50' lots. Visit us soon and take advantage of this great selection while they are still available. With 15 homes now under construction, come and see why many families have decided to call Foxmeadow Estates home.

Please stop by and meet our Foxmeadow Estates Sales Representatives.

Rick Phillips
Parkview Homes Director of Sales & Marketing

Catey Jobin
Parkview Homes Sales Representative

Foxmeadow Model Home Office Hours: Monday to Thursday - 12pm to 8pm & Friday to Sunday 10am to 6pm. For more information call 705-748-4665.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

What will produce my best ROI?

ROI(Return on Investment) is one of the smartest tools to use when spending money on making upgrade choices.

When considering the resale of your home, consider which area to invest money in your home to be sure you will get your money back. Since upgrades can make a substantial difference in the value of your home, these are important decisions!

Remember that while some home upgrades might improve your quality of life, they might not increase the value of your home.

Sometimes the answer is easy. Choices such as upgraded kitchens and bathrooms are the most appealing to potential purchasers, as they tend to be large and expensive renovations. These additions make your home attractive and worth more to the potential buyer. Painting and floor finishings almost always give a good ROI assuming that they are of a current style.

On the reverse side, some upgrades and home improvements offer bad return on investment. In this category we find upgrades that are valuable to the current owners but not seen as attractive to the potential buyer. Very strongly colored tiles in bathrooms or kitchens, swimming pools, wine cellars, dance floors, expensive build-in entertainment centers, outdoor hot tubs and elaborate basement bars are all examples of home improvements that will probably not appeal to everyone and will likely not pay back as well.

Expected range of return on your upgrade to your home:
Bathroom Renovation - 75-100%
Kitchen Renovation - 75-100%
Exterior Paint - 50-100%
Interior Paint - 50-100%
Roof Shingle Upgrade - 50-80%
Basement Finishing - 50-75%
Recreation Room Project - 50-75%
Fireplace - 50-75%
Flooring Upgrade - 50-85%
Furnace/Heating System Upgrade - 50-80%
Window/Door Upgrade - 50-75%
Extra Garage - 50-75%
Air Conditioning - 25-75%
Fence - 25-50%
Interlocking Paving - 25-50%
Landscaping - 25-50%
Asphalt Paving - 20-50%
Swimming Pool - 10-40%
Skylight - 0-25%