Thursday, September 27, 2012

We have 6 great reasons to choose a brand new Parkview Home over a resale!

1.  You design it! When you buy a resale home, you are purchasing a home that someone else crafted to suit their lifestyle. When you build a new Parkview home, you will be able to choose exactly what you want and where you want it so you can move in and not have to touch a thing.

2.  Everyone has new neighbours! Moving into a new Parkview community, everyone is meeting each other for the first time. There won't be any pre-established social circles to work your way into and you will be discovering new things about your neighborhood at the same time everyone else does.

3. Resale! Life happens. You might have to relocate or you make a lifestyle change a couple of years after you move in. The good news is that newer homes are more attractive to prospective homebuyers and generally sell more quickly.

4. Competitively priced!  People are often pleasantly surprised when visiting our model homes that new home prices are generally very comparable to the used home market.  

5.  Modern home designs!  Small closets, no en suite, dingy crawl space basements, small closed-in living spaces and carpet everywhere? The hallmarks of an older home are not for today's homebuyer! The modern lifestyle is drastically different from what it was even ten years ago and resale homes often lack the oomph and space to satisfy. Today's homebuyer wants a bright kitchen/breakfast area open to a large great room with spacious vaulted ceilings. Soaker tubs and separate tiled showers in the master en suite and walk-in closets are now considered standard features for many modern home designs. And you’ll find all of these at Parkview!

6.  Show me the savings!  New homes from Parkview save money with the latest in construction technology and green building techniques. Energy efficient windows and furnaces, spray foam insulation, heat recovery ventilation systems, the list of quality features included in a new home is extensive!    These features are often very costly to retrofit a resale home with if it wasn't initially built to these standards.

For more information please contact your new home expert, Paul Davidson at 705-748-4665

Monday, September 17, 2012

Goodbye Summer

Hard to believe that summer is already coming to an end!
 It seems like the summer vacation is so much shorter now than it used to be. Though the days flew by far too quickly, they were most definitely packed solid with countless hours of quality time, fun and memories that will last forever.

At the end of summer you look back on the swimming, hiking, road hockey, camping, cottaging, kayaking, badminton, sprinkler fun, biking, beach days, traveling, and then count the number of months until you can do it all over again!
 If you’re like me, you end the summer with more amazing photographs than you know what to do with. The weather we had this summer was quite incredible…so many warm beautiful summer days and evenings, making it ideal to enjoy summer in Ontario.
The moment the kids are back in school, it’s suddenly time to buckle down and think about organizing your house, and your life, cleaning and tending to all of the things you didn’t get to while you were off enjoying summer.
As much as we don’t want to, it is now time to prepare for the next season ahead….Fall!
See our handy fall maintenance checklist for great tips on preparing your home for fall, both inside and out.

By: Susan Fenn

Friday, September 7, 2012

Elton John Coming to the Peterborough Memorial Centre Sept. 8th

Here’s What Elton Wants
When Elton John arrives in Peterborough for his concert on Saturday, he’ll bring along a contract that informs the Memorial Centre exactly how he wants to be treated, what he wants to drink and how many people will need to fit in the dressing room.
That would be ten.
That contract is called a rider, and everyone who plays the Memorial centre has some version of it. For as big a star as Elton John is, his rider is pretty tame but quite particular:
Here are some of his conditions and concerns:
·     Professional rolling clothes racks in both the band’s and female singers’ dressing rooms.
·     Green plants of varying heights. No plastic allowed.
·     He requires a large live palm and ficus trees and some small and medium green plants.
·     In Elton John’s dressing room, there will be banquet tables with linen table cloths with skirting.
·     He wants table lamps with three-way or 100-watt bulbs. Guess those over-60 eyes want lots of illumination on anything he’ll be reading.
·     He also requires a professional rolling clothes rack and full-length mirror.
·     He also wants five vases with red roses (numbering 9 to 16), two vases with white roses (numbering 9 to 16), and there should be only rose heads, no leaves. And stems must be cut to touch the bottom of the vases and they are to be held in place by clear glass stones.
·     He needs a telephone line with international access and a television with sports channels available.
·     In the wardrobe work room, there will be four gallons of distilled water, a clothes steamer and more clothing racks. Elton is known for his stage presence and snappy wardrobe, so it’s understandable he’d want to make sure he’s wrinkle-free when he hits the stage.
·     Want to drink what Elton and the crew are drinking? Then stock up on San Pellegrino water, Evian water, Diet Coke (must be in cans), Diet 7UP or Diet Sprite, fresh-squeezed orange juice, 2 percent milk and assortment of teas, coffee, sugar and uncut fresh lemons.
·     We have no clue what the man eats. He travels with his own catering service.

We hope you found some of Elton John's requests interesting!  The show on Saturday, September 8th, is SOLD OUT!  Want more information?  Visit the Peterborough Memorial Centre website here.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Parkview Homes Launches New Website

We are very excited to announce that after months of dedication and hard work by our marketing team… we have a NEW website! At points we thought this day was never going to come and now that it has we are over the moon with excitement!

When we sat down to decide what our new website was going to look like, we focused on you, our future buyer. What would you want to see and how would you like to be able to use our website? What we heard back was "interactive and easy to use".

So we created our new website to be user friendly with easy to find tabs, headings and categories. As well, we wanted to make sure you could find all the information you require with a new “Search for your new dream home” section, informative community pages as well as a virtual tour section. We can now bring you into our fabulous homes and communities (virtually speaking) before you have visited one of our breathtaking, professionally decorated model homes!
So what are you waiting for … have you visited yet?
It's easy as 1-2-3!

1.     Click here to go to
2.     Enter your search criteria to find a selection of homes that match with what you are looking for.
3.     Find your desired community and contact a New Home Specialist to assist you in finding your new dream home!

For tips on using our new site or if you have any questions about our homes, contact one of our New Home Specialists (found on our “contact us” page).

Send us an email at to let us know your feedback on our new website…we’d love to hear from you!

Susan Fenn
Website team Coordinator