Thursday, January 22, 2015

Harmony Condominiums - Phase III

An exciting and affordable lifestyle awaits!

Over the past six months I have had the pleasure of having my office situated in the third building and final phase of our Harmony Condominiums community. It has been a fantastic opportunity to meet many wonderful people and their families. It has been a pure delight to have sold many of these wonderful people their new condo and to have helped them simplify their life, downsize or purchased their first new home. It gives me great pleasure to know they are all now enjoying an affordable carefree lifestyle!

If you're thinking of getting into the new home market, downsizing, or maybe you're even living in an apartment and wish to explore the many benefits of new home ownership, I would be thrilled to give you a tour through our available suites. During your tour I will expose you to all the fantastic conveniences condominiums living offers, as well as the great lifestyle that could be yours in a brand new Harmony Condo.

This great condo community provides easy access to the great shopping and restaurants on Landsdowne Street, the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre, Fleming College and provides quick access to Highway 115 for commuters.

The first Harmony Condominium building was constructed approximately four years ago, and that building sold out quickly because of the attractively low price and the excellent West End Peterborough location. Two years ago we sold out the second Harmony Condos building in less than eleven months, and residents are now enjoying a relaxed lifestyle. In 2013, we began construction of the third and final building and sales have been very brisk and in fact we are almost completely sold out!

Each Harmony Condo building has 30 well-designed open concept suites. Currently we are over 80% sold out of the third and final building! The time is now to act on the four fantastic suites that are still for sale!   


Convenient first floor suite, tastefully upgraded with a tiled backsplash in the kitchen, maple hardwood floors in the main hallway, kitchen and living/dining room and coordinating ceramic tile in the entry and main bath.  $194,698 includes HST

Last one of this popular design!
Offering an eat in kitchen and quality upgraded flooring throughout; maple hardwood in living room, bedrooms and main hall, ceramic tile in entry, bath and kitchen.
$219,122 includes HST

Overlooking the park this suite has been wonderfully upgraded to include maple cabinets in the kitchen and bath and maple hardwood flooring in the main hallway, kitchen, living room and both bedrooms.
$204,382 includes HST

Excellent park view suite, professionally designed in rich taupe and cream theme, includes convenient walk-in shower with low maintenance acrylic base and glass shower doors.
$207,712 includes HST


($500 per month = $3,000 FREE)

·       FREE – Hardwood Floors in your Living Room and Main Hallway
·       FREE – Six Appliance Package from The Brick
·       FREE – Air Conditioning
·       FREE – Cogeco Package: Cable, Phone & Internet for 3 Months

TOTAL SAVINGS = $13,650!

There's nothing like living in a brand-new building, with a great location and modern high-end finishes, all at a very affordable price!

The building is attractive on the exterior, and was designed to offer a maintenance free exterior, keeping your condominium fees low. Another benefit of Harmony Condominiums is the fact that you control your own utilities. Each suite comes equipped with air-conditioning, electric hot water tank, and high efficiency gas furnace.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity, call or drop in today for a tour! I welcome your questions and inquiries, and would be delighted to offer you a tour of the suites still available.

312 Spillsbury Drive, Suite 102
Office: 705-748-4663
Cell: 705-868-6441

Talk to you soon! 

Rick Phillips
Director of Sales and Marketing  

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The First Time Home Buyer Blog: Appliance Selection Process

 Well hello there! :D

Thanks for checking back in with me. I should probably warn you that my excitement level for my new and first home is THROUGH THE ROOF!! The wait has been long but totally worth it! I can’t wait to get into MY new home!! With the weeks until I get my keys now countable on one hand, I can’t wait! Eeeek!!!

I am still playing a little catch up on writing about all the experiences I have had during my experience of buying my first home. In this blog, I am going to talk about my appliance selection process.

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:

Appliance Selection:

I am not sure if I mentioned this before, but when I purchased my house many, many months ago I selected a free 5-appliance package as my bonus instead of a free gas fireplace. While the fireplace would have been cozy and warm on those long cold winter days, I figured being able to cook my dinner, keep my groceries cold and do laundry was a much better option ;)

When you choose the 5-appliance package you are given a credit to use at The Brick. You can either use it to select 5 basic white standard appliances (fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer) or you can use it as a credit towards the purchase of upgraded appliances. I went for the latter option; white appliances were just not my thing. I wanted stainless steel!

I should also mention, that if you don’t want to use your credit towards appliances you also have the option of using it towards furniture and/or mattresses at The Brick. Details on the entire program are available at all Parkview Homes Model Homes.

The advantage of the choosing the appliances when purchasing your new home is that you get to work directly with Rencee at The Brick. She will setup an appointment for you to come in, sit down and discuss what you would like in regards to your appliances, she will show you what comes as standard, she will also show you upgrade options based on your needs and wants and then provide you with pricing.

For me I went with the standard white washer and dryer, as long as my clothes come out clean and dry then they are doing their job! I did however want to upgrade my kitchen appliances. As I mentioned before, I wanted stainless steel, but I also wanted to make sure my fridge had a large freezer. As a single person, I don’t want to be cooking everyday, so the ability to cook large amounts of food and then freeze small portions was important to me. Also, in my kitchen I wanted to make sure I had a stove/oven that suited my needs. I have a large family and I wanted to make sure that when they came over I am going to have a large capacity oven, so I can cook up huge feasts. In addition to the large family I love to bake, so I wanted to make sure I picked something that catered to this as well. Lastly, because my fridge and stove/oven were now stainless steel, I wanted to make sure that my dishwasher didn’t stand out like a sore thumb, so for a minimal amount I upgraded it to stainless steel as well.

Rencee was able to listen to my needs and wants and showed my many options that fit into what I was looking for but also fit my budget. She was patient with me as I carefully and thoroughly reviewed each of the options that worked for me. I should probably mention, this was a huge decision and I am pretty indecisive! ;)

At the end of my appointment I selected a beautiful stainless steel french door fridge with a huge freezer draw and a large capacity convection oven. I know both will suit my needs perfectly and I can rest assured knowing that I was shown all the options and I didn’t go over my budget.

Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures at this stage. So stay tuned for pictures after I move in of my beautiful kitchen!!

Talk to you soon,
Alyssa :)

PS. If you want to be my neighbour (& get some fresh baked goods ;) ) check out Jackson Creek Meadows!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The First Time Home Buyer Blog: Pre-Drywall Walk-Through

Welcome back! It’s been a little while since I last wrote an update on my house! Well it is coming along FANTASTICALLY! I am getting EXTREMELY EXCITED to finally be moving in, in a few short weeks.

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:

In my absence I have had fun picking appliances, furniture and more kitchen stuff! And I even started packing!!

However, before I tell you about all those exciting parts of this process I wanted to bring you back to my Pre-Drywall Walk Through, which happened back in November. I know what your thinking “November!! And I am just reading about it now!!” Again, I apologize for the delay, I just got so busy I couldn’t find the time to fill you all in on this exciting part of my First Time Home Buying Process. So better late than never ;)

My Pre-Drywall Walk-Through:

The name of this appointment is very self-explanatory; it is an opportunity to walk through your home before the drywall goes up and make sure that your home is being constructed just the way you want, including any floor planning changes and to make sure electrical and plumbing upgrades have been roughed-in. As well, it is a great time to bring up any questions and/or concerns you may have, so they can be addressed before the drywall is installed. Just like the plan review you will meet with Susan for this appointment, and she will be joined by the Site Supervisor, who is in charge of everything to do with your home on site.

I think the best part about the Pre-Drywall Walk-Through is that you are walking through YOUR NEW HOME! It is the first time you get to see the inside of your home and the bones that are going to hold and protect so many future memories. I know for me I had difficulty listening to Susan about all the details, because I was looking around with immense excitement, realizing that this whole process is very real! I will be a new homeowner come the beginning of February!!

So back to the details… You start by being introduced to the Site Supervisor, then you, Susan and the Site Super walk through the home and make sure everything that you reviewed at your plan review is where it should be. The walk through will cover all elements of the floor plan you selected, electrical; switch, outlet and fixture rough-in locations, plumbing; all rough-ins locations will be visible (this includes the kitchen, all bathrooms, laundry, etc.) and smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector locations. These features will be discussed in each room of your home.

Like I said before, this a very exciting appointment in the process, but it is also very important. You want to make sure that you pay attention and if you have any concerns or questions you should express them to Susan and the Site Super so they can be addressed right away!

Also, another fun part of the Pre-Drywall Walk-Through is the fabulous green hard hat you get to wear! Here’s my hard hat selfie :)

I have just a little over four weeks to go until I get my keys!! Stay tuned for some more updates before move in day!!

Talk to you soon,
Alyssa :)

PS. If you want to be my neighbour (there is still one home for sale in my block!), check out Jackson Creek Meadows.

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