Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Greenbelt Lots Have Arrived!

 After years of patiently waiting, we are happy to finally announce the completed servicing of the second phase of our Jackson Creek Meadows community!  At the heart of the new phase is a precious handful of 19 greenbelt lots that front or back onto The Jackson Creek green space.  

A combination of 40’, 50’ and 60’ lots with walkout basements and over 40 unique home designs to choose from.  Earlier this year, we saw the completion of the Jackson Creek trail bridge that connects the Jackson Creek community to Trans-Canada Trail.  This is a four-season trail with plenty of historic and cultural heritage linking parkland and the natural environment by providing opportunities for nature appreciation and healthy active living for hiking, walking and cycling.  
Spring closings are still available on these premium lots with prices ranging from the mid $300’s to the $600’s.  Visit our model home located at 109 Chandler Crescent in the North West end of Peterborough for more information about this once in a life time opportunity!

Parkview Homes is a new home builder of single family homes and condominiums in the Peterborough and Lindsay areas.  Please visit for more information.

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Role of a Design Consultant

Today’s forward thinking builders’ hire well trained and knowledgeable design experts to build a rapport with their homebuyers.

After the home sale is finalized, Parkview Homes purchasers are invited to visit their Design Studio at 580 The Queensway, to learn more about the plethora of standard and upgrade options available to them, for designing and personalizing their homes.

The role of the design consultant is essentially three-fold:

1. To educate homebuyers on the pros and cons of available options.

2.  To provide product information required to make good choices.

And most importantly,

3.  To assist and guide the homebuyer through an often-overwhelming process of selecting finishes for their homes.

Parkview Homes takes a one-stop-shopping retail store approach to selections. Where often you will see builders sending their homebuyers from store to store in search of options for their new home, Parkview’s Design Studio proudly struts all of their current and trendy standard and upgrade options under one roof, making it convenient for their buyers.

The bar is being raised in every consumer goods and services industry segment to meet the ever-increasing demands of today’s well-educated shoppers. 

Parkview Homes continues to offer best in class products and finishes with it’s exclusive professional Design Studio.

For more information please contact:

Susan Fenn,
Design Studio Manager
580 The Queensway

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The First Time Home Buyer Blog: Plan Review

Hey! Thanks for checking in! In this blog I will be talking to you about my Plan Review!

If this is the first time you are checking in with me or want to re-read some of my previous entries, here are the links to the previous blogs:

My Plan Review:

Now that the construction on my home is coming along swimmingly! It was time for me to sit down and go over the detailed plans of my home at my Plan Review. For this meeting I once again got to sit down with Susan (whose, yes, is also our Design Studio Manager), to review my home and make sure all the changes and selections I had made were included in the construction plans.

A Plan Review is one of the many touch points provided to all Parkview homebuyers during the construction process. It is a great time to ask questions about your home and to make sure that certain items you selected have been included.

To start my Plan Review Susan walked me through my plans, showing me all the upgrades and changes that I had made at the time of my purchase. So anything that shows up in my Agreement of Purchase and Sale, on the document known as the Schedule Z. For me this included all the floor plan changes and my garage to foyer man door. While reviewing these changes she also went through and showed me all of my windows, describe what kind of window it would be (casement, slider, combo slider, etc.), and let me know if they were operating or non-operating and went over the sizes of each one. As well, she pointed out where all my smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, attic hatch and phone and cable outlets would be located.

Second, she went back through the plans and double-checked that all my flooring selections were correct. She showed me where I selected tile, carpet and hardwood and where my flooring breaks would be.

It is during this appointment that you are offered the peace of mind that everything you selected in regards to floor plans changes, windows, decks, flooring, etc. have all been accounted for and that your home is being built just the way you wanted. If you have any questions about the construction of your new home the Plan Review is a great time to ask them while you are sitting one on one with Susan.

Sitting down for my plan review was very exciting! It brings the reality that in only a few more short months the home on paper will be a reality and I will move from being a homebuyer to a HOMEOWNER!!

It has become come practice for me to drive by each week and take pictures of the progress! I get extremely excited when I see big developments happening, like window installation, roofing and the masonry work just started!!

I will be checking back soon to give another update so stay tuned!!

Talk to you soon,
Alyssa :)

PS. If you want to be my neighbour, check out Jackson Creek Meadows here!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The First Time Home Buyer Blog: Summer Building Progress!

Hello again! It’s been awhile! I apologize for the delay, if you have been following along! It has been an extremely busy summer and I just never found the time! But now that fall is unfortunately here I will try and give updates more often.

If this is the first time you are checking in with me, here are the links to the previous blogs you have missed:

While I was off being busy with work and summer activities a lot has been happening with my new home! So I thought for this blog I would let you relive the summer of building activity in pictures!


I will be officially a First Time Home OWNER on Friday, February 6, 2015! I am super excited and can’t wait to start using all the fun home accessories I have been buying :)

Stay tuned for my next blog; I will be talking about my plan review!

Talk to you soon,
Alyssa :)

PS. If you want to be my neighbour, check out Jackson Creek Meadows!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

There Are Plenty of Reasons to Visit Harmony Condominiums This Fall!

In my role of Director of Sales and marketing for Parkview Homes, I have aligned my work schedule so that I share a similar schedule with my sales team so that I can support my team when needed.

My office is always located in a professionally decorated model home, which is quite a delight to work in such a pleasant environment. I often make a joke that my office is bigger than the Mayor’s.

Recently, I moved out of our Cornelius Court model home, (which by the way is now for sale) and moved into the Brand New Harmony Condominium (building # 3). It’s fantastic to meet people that are looking for a change in lifestyle (simplifying life, downsizing, freedom to travel) and reducing overall bills and freeing up money to enjoy those special moments in life.

Susan Fenn, from our professional design studio, has done an excellent job in selecting high end and elegant finishes which makes showing off the last 9 suites a real pleasure. In this third and final building, there are 10 suites per floor (30 total in the condominium).

The selection is still excellent and when people are visiting for the first time, I point out a variety of lifestyle decision points:

1)      What floor would you prefer to live on? First, second or third?
2)      Would you prefer a suite with Western or Eastern exposure?
3)      In your spacious bathroom, would you prefer a tiled walk-in shower with glass shower doors or a traditional bathtub?
4)      Each suite has been carefully appointed with different color themes (warm grey, traditional brown, Masculine, Earthtone, etc.)
5)      Respectfully, I also will ask about budget as we have condo suites now being offered at various price points; starting in the $190’s and going as high as $220,000.

The people who I meet like the fact that they have so much choice and by asking these questions, it helps to narrow down which suites to tour. Currently, I have an excellent selection of condo suites to suit all tastes and budgets.

I will also point out the amazing “Builders Incentive”, which is now running until the end of October 2014. The current incentive includes the following:

ü  FREE - 6 Piece Appliance Package (Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Over the Range Microwave & stackable Washer and Dryer)
ü  FREE – Air Conditioning
ü  FREE – Hardwood Flooring in the living room and hallway
ü  FREE – Cogeco package (TV, Internet and Phone for 3 months)
ü  FREE – Additional discount from the builder for $3000.00

The suites are all 2 bedrooms and one bath. The kitchen features a large pantry and is open to the dining and living areas. Each suite comes standard with its own laundry facilities, linen closet, and the master bedroom features a large walk-in closet. Each suite also has a large patio door with a walk out to a very large patio (main floor) or covered balcony (2nd and 3rd floor).

I’m excited and proud to offer such an amazing property, with a West-End location and of course, all Brand New. Our Harmony Condominium features assigned parking, security, tasteful interior hallways and elegant foyer with high ceilings and chandelier.

Location, Location, Location…

Harmony Condominiums is located less than one minute from highway #115 for easy commuting to the 401. Shopping and restaurants are minutes away. Enjoy meeting new friends at the Mapleridge Community Centre and the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre.

Looking for your first new home, thinking of downsizing or tired of paying rent, then plan to visit our condominium and tour through 9 well-appointed 2-bedroom suites. I’d be delighted to spend some time with you and your friends or family and highlight the many reasons why our final Harmony Condominium is a great place to call home.

To find out more about our Harmony Condo suites or to arrange a personal tour, please call me at 705-748-4663 (cell: 705-868-6441)

I know you will see the many advantages to an affordable condo lifestyle.

Rick Phillips
Director of Sales and marketing