Monday, October 29, 2012

Buying New Vs. Old ; Safe instead of Scary

The month of October conjures up cooler temperatures, changing colors of leaves and the desire for comfort foods such as soups and chili and then ultimately, that end of the month event known as Halloween.
Images of ghosts, goblins and every other costumed character imaginable, chasing down darkened streets, flitting from home to home, hoping for a delicious treat at each door, are a part of my own childhood memories.
One part of Halloween, which can also be seen in some of the scariest movies, was the thought of a haunted house, silhouetted against the darkness, standing alone in a more abandoned part of the neighborhood, and filled with noises and activities that only the bravest would dare impose upon, on that scariest of nights.
Of course, most of the horror of the haunted house was located more within the depths of our childish imaginations than in the home itself but I sometimes think of the purchase of an older home in somewhat the same scary way that we viewed these haunted homes of our youth.
The part of every haunted house of childhood days, which made it so deliciously frightening, was the very absence of concrete facts about their dwellers and their habits, leaving to our imaginations what might be lurking in the walls, under the floors and hiding in the attics.
The truth is, there is a part of purchasing a home where the concrete facts about who lived there and what exactly they did or did not do in the care of their homes, that can be a little scary and why many, in the end will opt for a New Home Purchase instead. While there may be many well cared for older homes out there, you can never be sure when facts are unknown or can be hidden in various ways.
Even a new home purchase can be scary, but it will be a safer purchase knowing that absolutely everything in the home is brand new, and no-one has had a chance to put their haunted ( err, umm) I mean uncaring hands on it yet…Your new home is guaranteed to last you for many spooky Halloweens to come as you cultivate and care for it with your own unique brand of TLC.
To take the scary out of your next home purchase, visit my spooktacular model home at 1514 Ireland Drive 705-748-4665 or visit me at our Lindsay Model Home and Sales Centre on 55 Lisbeth Cres. 705-320-9997.
Catey Jobin

Friday, October 19, 2012

Advantages of Condo Living

Condos can accommodate many different types of people. Condos have become an increasingly attractive home ownership option for singles, young couples, families and retired couples. Whether a young couple is looking for affordable housing, or a retired couple needs to down size their home since the kids have moved out, there are likely to be condos for sale to fit those needs. A condo is a viable option for anyone who wants to own a home without the worry of repairs, maintenance and dreaded chores like snow shovelling. They require little work and are maintained by the association, so the condo owner has little concerns. 

The Harmony Condominiums by Parkview Homes offer just that; “easy living”.  Located in the beautiful Valleymore Community in the South West end of Peterborough, these condos are close to all amenities, shopping, and Highway 115, which also makes it handy for people who commute from Peterborough.

 When a person is buying a condo, they are also buying into the entire building in which the condo is located. As a co-owner of the building, the owner will be assessed a proportional share of the cost for corrective work required in common areas, such as the roof, heating system, or foundation. This is paid in a monthly association fee that the condo owner has to pay for maintenance, as well.

Harmony Condominiums are very affordable; they usually sell for 20 to 30 percent less than homes and usually cost a lot less to maintain than a detached home. Parkview Homes is even offering a great incentive package for the Harmony Condominiums including $6,000 cash back, 5 appliances and central Air.

If you would like to view our beautifully decorated Model Suite, you can call Roger Issa at (705) 748-4663 or feel free to stop by 287 Spillsbury Drive, Peterborough.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Three opportunities remain to purchase at The Meadows in Peterborough

It's been a great fall at The Meadows, the quaint village, adult-oriented community in Peterborough. Sales have been strong and the community is about to welcome its two newest residents this week.

George will be getting his key this week while Sonja will be moving in on Thursday. Congratulation to both of them!

With their purchases at The Meadows only three opportunities remain to purchase in the community.

It's not a big surprise that these homes have been moving quickly. The Meadows is a unique chance to retire in a community that offers security and support while allowing you to maintain your independent lifestyle and privacy.

Independence is paramount as all residents of The Meadows have their own full garages, driveways and basements. Mail is delivered directly to the homes while garbage is picked up from each home as well. To top it all off, each home features a walk out basement that opens into some idyllic green space.

The Meadows is also an ideal place for single women looking for security and support in a community. With its social committee dedicated to planning festive gatherings all year round, residents will never be wanting for entertainment. If you want to get a real sense of the welcoming atmosphere present at The Meadows, the community will be celebrating Oktoberfest this weekend. Give Rick Phillips of Parkview Homes a call at 705 741 1004 if you want to take part in the festivities and tour the community.

Residents of The Meadows will also be able to play a round at the Kawartha Golf and Country Club, take advantage of an array of shopping and dining options, walk over to a Wal-Mart, which just celebrated its grand opening on Lansdowne Street, the main shopping strip in Peterborough. It’s also only a three minute drive to a state-of-the-art medical centre.

With the community about to close-out, the builder has reduced prices by up to $24,000 and is now offering free air conditioning and a free garage door opener. Prices are as low as $259,990 (HST included), so these three affordable opportunities won't be sitting still for long.

Call Rick Phillips at 705 741 1004 (office) or 705 868 6441 (cell) to arrange a personal tour. You can also contact Rick by email at Visit the website by clicking here!