Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Falling in Love with a New Home

Ahhhhh… Love is in the air! I can feel it all around me, as I watch couples beginning the thrill of a new relationship. I wonder if what they are feeling and seeing in the object of their affection is merely the outer layer of something wonderful, or if it’s something that in time will reveal even more delights layer by layer.

So often as relationships progress, sheer delight increases as each new quality of personality, intellect or character is revealed, till it leads to the breathtaking decision to spend a lifetime together. Of course we all know and have experienced what happens when the layers begin to unfold and everyone settles into a comfortable ‘This is the real me’ existence. Then we discover that the person underneath the beautiful exterior that first brought us together is everything we had hoped for and imagined.

One of the most incredible purchases a couple or single person will ever make in a lifetime is the home that they will spend their relationships in, as marriages bloom and families grow to occupy the new home.

As vitally important as making sure we know what is under all those layers of the person we want to invest a long future with, is knowing what is inside the major investment of a new home purchase. Just like the thrill of unearthing the many facets of that special person in our lives, so should the discovery of a new home be equally thrilling, culminating in a long-lasting relationship that fills our hearts with pride, joy and delight.

Often when purchasing a home that has been previously occupied by others, the “honeymoon” phase of home ownership can take an unwelcome turn, as layers are uncovered that a “pretty” exterior has kept hidden. Purchasing a home that is newly built from the ground up, being able to see exactly what is being done, and what is truly a part of your new home’s “real” personality, can make the home ownership experience a perpetual union of bliss for many years to come.

Come and visit us today to discover what ‘falling in love’ with a new home is all about!

By Catey Jobin, New Home Specialist

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Family Day 2013

Traditionally February has been known as the month for romance, with Valentine’s Day being celebrated on the 14th. However, since 2008 in Ontario, February has also been a time for family, with the Family Day holiday. This year we will all get a little break from the work week on Monday, February 18th.  All of us here at Parkview Homes are looking forward to some quality family time and thought we could share some of the ideas we had, with all of you!

1. Get outside! Enjoy what is left of winter!
There is so much family fun to be had in the great outdoors! You could take a trip to the ski slopes, head down to the canal for some skating, find that favourite tobogganing hill or go out of the ordinary and try ice fishing!

2. Stay indoors!
Get the whole family around the table and enjoy some games! Hours of fun can be had laughing, talking and just hanging out with a good game. Suggestions for fantastic family games could be Apples to Apples, Cranium, Scrabble or Pictionary!

3. Try something new!
Always wanted to try something new and adventurous with family but never had the time? This day is for you! Why not try indoor rock climbing, lazer tag or indoor mini golf?

Here are a few sites with other ideas for what to do this Family Day in Peterborough!

We are counting down the days to our next family adventures and hope that you have as much fun on yours, as we plan to have on ours!

Just remember your family can be anybody that you hold dear! Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Sister, Brother, Aunt, Uncle, Cousin, Friend, Neighbour, Dog, Cat, Hamster, Fish, the list can go on and on. Get your family together and have a day of fun! We all deserve it!