Broadview Homes Blog


What to Expect for Fall Parade of Homes

September 11, 2020

It’s that time of year again – Fall Parade of Homes is just around the corner, but this year is a little bit different than the last. While we still have many brand new show homes that we’re excited to debut, there are new regulations that have been put in place in order to keep everyone as safe as possible due to concerns regarding COVID-19. Stay tuned as we take you through all the details for Fall Parade of Homes 2020.

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Creative and Simple Ways to Save for a Down Payment

August 10, 2020

Saving for a down payment on your first home is an exciting task, but can also be a daunting one. In Canada, the minimum down payment you need for a home is 5%, however to avoid the CMHC fee, which is a default insurance, you’ll actually need a down payment of 20%. Whether you’re looking to save the minimum amount or strive for a 20% down payment, we’ve put together a list of 10 creative and simple ways that you can start putting money away and you’ll be in your first home before you know it!

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New Trends of Home Design & Decor

June 30, 2020

The trends in home design and decor are constantly changing and evolving over time. While there are some design trends that have remained relevant for years, there are also many that have made a big comeback after being frowned upon for a decade or two (we’re looking at you, velvet!). We’re here to take you through some of the trends that are popular in today’s homes, and what has made its way back into our hearts (and homes) in today’s design.

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First Time Home Buyers: How Much Will it Actually Cost?

June 8, 2020

Buying your first home is an exciting experience, but may be overwhelming for some. There are a lot of things to consider such as what community you would like to live in, how many square feet would be ideal, and most importantly, what you can afford. Many first time buyers consider the obvious costs, such as how much they will need for a down payment and the actual price of the home. However, you may run into some costs associated with buying a new home that you hadn't considered. To minimize any surprises you may encounter, we have provided some examples of potential costs for you to consider when you start looking for your first home.

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What is Included in Your New Home: Broadview's Standard Specifications

May 25, 2020

When starting the process of building your new home there are a lot of things to consider. Whether it’s which community you want to build in, how big of a home you want or what you want included regarding interior features, it’s important to know what your builder has to offer you when it comes to standard specifications. There is a lot of information, so grab your favorite snack and stay tuned as we go through the major points in what Broadview Homes has to offer for standard options.

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Planning Your Yard: Outdoor Landscaping

May 11, 2020

Warm weather is just around the corner, and your yard could be the perfect place to enjoy it. Your front yard can make your home stand out with curb appeal, while your backyard will be your own private sanctuary to escape to. It will act as an extension of your home, and whether you’re starting with a blank slate in a brand new home or revamping your current yard, having a plan before you start is essential.

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How to Take Shopping for a Broadview Home Online

April 23, 2020

Social distancing is of utmost importance during this time and is key in order to flatten the curve. However, we also understand that this does not stop the need for a new home. While our show home hours have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19, we still want to be here to assist you through purchasing your new home. And we have good news; a lot can still be accomplished by utilizing our online presence, and we have the tools available to assist you in your shopping and purchasing journey.

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