Spring Greetings
Spring is a time of renewal when we take our cues from nature, shedding our winter cocoons and embracing the end of a long Canadian winter. Families return from March Break with a lighter step, and post-secondary students see the end of the school year on the horizon. A similar occurrence happens in the home building industry; construction crews arrive on sites in warmer weather and enjoy more daylight hours; the frost slowly comes out of the ground making excavation for basements and underground structures easier, and final grading of lots and other land expanses, such as parks, can be completed.
Construction Takes Shape at Twelve on the Ravine
Twelve on the Ravine is Geranium’s Executive Home Community backing onto protected woodland in Scarborough’s prestigious Highland Creek neighbourhood. The construction program is proceeding on schedule and the twelve single family detached homes on lots up to 300 feet deep are at various stages of completion. Some homes are being bricked, others framed and drywalling is scheduled to begin over the next few weeks.
It won’t be long before the first families move into Twelve on the Ravine and begin their new lives adjacent to a spectacular natural ravine with parks, schools, shopping and services conveniently nearby.
Upcoming Hard Hat Tour
Construction is well underway at Trails at Cardinal Point and we will be conducting our popular Hard Hat Tour. This hour-long interactive walkthrough of a Geranium home, before the drywall is installed, is led by one of our knowledgeable site superintendents. Attendees gain firsthand knowledge of the construction methods and materials we use in all our homes, to provide lasting value. From energy-efficiency, to draft proofing; insulation to structural; this is an unbeatable opportunity to discover what goes behind the walls of a Geranium home.
Aurora Celebrates Youth Arts
February Youth Arts month at the Aurora Cultural Centre included The Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts - a month long exhibition of original works by Grade 12 students of Aurora high schools, which Geranium was proud to sponsor. The vibrant, creative canvases, photographs and sculptures were displayed in the gallery and open to the public to view.
Toy Drive Wraps Up 2017
Thanks to the many Geranium homebuyers who attended our annual Seasonal Celebration and generously donated a toy which was, in turn, provided to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of York Region for distribution.
New Home Market Snapshot
Here’s how the Sales and Prices of New Homes in the GTA performed as of January 2018, when compared to the same period in 2017.
Source: Altus Data Solutions New Homes Monthly Market Report – Low-rise January 2018
Low Rise refers to Single Detached Homes, Semi-Detached Homes, or Townhomes.
Noteworthy and New
In a recent column, Stephanie Lane, Sales & Marketing Manager advised home buyers to be mindful of the 'chatter' about mortgage rules and rates, and keep a realistic and relative perspective.
Home Tips and Tricks
Staying with our Spring theme, we turn our attention to preparing your garden for finer weather. This issue’s tips are a simple guideline to help you start your spring bulbs.
Meet The Geranium Team
Our team is a huge part of what makes us successful and while you may never have the chance to meet us all in person this space is reserved for them. In this issue we’re profiling Senior Project Manager Vimal Patel, whose major focus since joining Geranium in 2009, has been on the massive year-round Friday Harbour Resort on Lake Simcoe in Innisfil.
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