Over the past year, many Canadians were required to switch to working from home. If you weren’t prepared to make that transition, you might have found yourself working in bed, on the couch, at the kitchen table or even in the backyard over the summer! As you continued to work from home, you probably started to realize that this may not be an ideal working environment.
If you were fortunate enough to already have an office space set up in your home, you are one step ahead. But the question is: is your office space set up for success?
In this blog article, we will give you tips on how to set up an efficient work from home space!
Buying a home can arguably be one of the biggest and most exciting moments of your life. That being said, you can imagine that it might get a little overwhelming. The good thing is, being prepared and asking the right questions beforehand can help put your mind at ease!
To get started, we asked our Mortgage Expert Joseph Byles to answer some frequently asked home financing questions that clients ask him.
If you’re a new home buyer in Ontario, you’ll want to learn more about the Ontario New Home Warranty Program, which is designed to protect you on one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make. Luckily, we’ve got the scoop on everything you need to know!
Whether you’re dreaming of a mid-century modern home or one that’s contemporary chic, the designs experts at Bradley Homes can help you execute on your vision.
Buying a new home requires a lot of time and effort. From the initial research and financing options to touring homes and picking out design features, the entire home buying process can be long but extremely rewarding.
Congrats! Your house hunting adventure has begun. Before settling into your new home, you need to decide on the type of home that fits your lifestyle. Fortunately there are many home styles that you can choose from, but which is right for you?
2020 has not been the year we were expecting, and for those people that were hoping to make some investments this year, the uncertainty of financial markets may have left them stuffing their money under their mattress.
This may be a scary time for home buyers, but there is one market you can still rely on to consistently be a good decision for your wallet and your future: real estate.
So you’re ready to buy a new home – congratulations! Regardless if you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned investor, purchasing a home can be a daunting process, which is why we’ve provided a guide to our Bradley Homes Buying Process!
Looking for a new place to live is a huge decision – possibly one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. It will affect proximity to family, where you work, where your kids play and go to school, and what activities you’ll spend your time doing.
If you’re wondering if Barrie is the right choice for you, we’ve rounded up eight top reasons why this city is a great place to live and raise a family!
Can’t afford a place on your own? Want to have your loved ones close by as you raise your children? Have you considered moving back in with your parents? If so, you’re not alone! Nanny suites, mother-in-law suites or granny apartments – they have many different names, but they’re a great option for multigenerational living.
Although it may not feel like summer yet, patio season is finally here! Everyone wants a beautiful backyard perfect for entertaining and relaxing, but the question is how do you create this? If you're looking for ideas, search no further!
It’s that time of year! We’re making our popular paint predictions for 2019, and we couldn’t be more excited about all that the New Year will bring. From new home designs to new interior decorating trends, 2019 offers the themes of wellness, ambition, and hope.
December is a magical month in which many cultural celebrations are enjoyed globally. And while we may all have different traditions, religions, beliefs, and rituals, there are common themes, such as light, family, friends, and often, festive decoration, which unify us all.
So, whether you’re decorating for Christmas, Kwanzaa, Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Lucia Day, Omisoka, Yule, Hanukkah, or just for the winter season, we’ve got some home design tips for you!
When it comes to babies and toddlers, scrapes, bruises, head ‘bonks,’ and more serious health concerns are very real risks, as children cannot accurately sense danger, nor do they fully understand right from wrong.
So, in this article, we’re going to dive into various ways you can kid-proof your home, increasing the safety of your grandchildren or any child who may be in your home.
Let’s get started!
When it comes to antiques, you may think that sifting through an antique shop or your local flea market might be a tedious task. And from polishing old silverware to refurbishing damaged furniture and everything in between, you may be asking the question: why bother with vintage finds?
Well, we invite you to imagine walking into a room that reminds you of your childhood, your grandmother’s house, or transports you to a simpler time in history. With vintage décor, that feeling is possible.
Imagine taking peaceful walks through a lush forest, past a babbling brook, while still being just minutes away from all amenities and downtown Barrie on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay.
Well, look no further. Bradley Homes will be releasing new, exciting, and innovative detached home designs by Jonathon Church for our upcoming site and latest neighbourhood at Bear Creek Ridge in Barrie.
Going completely “green” at home can seem overwhelming, inconvenient, and complicated. However, with each step that your household takes towards a greener home, the healthier our plant can remain!
In this article, we dive into the various green plants, products, and paint your family could benefit from – in many different, beautiful ways!
Are you thinking about buying a new home but don’t know when to start looking? In this article, we answer many different questions you may have about the best time to buy a home or to put your current home on the market.
Whether you’re a parent or not, it can be challenging to find the time, money, and energy to get all dressed up and have a “proper” date night out. That’s why we’ve put some thought into how to make the most out of an at-home date night – to ensure you and your partner can connect and take time to enjoy the place you call home.
While renovating your backyard may sound like a fantastic idea, getting a project started can be more difficult than you think. For example, as stated by the City of Orillia website, a city-issued building permit is always required when you build the following:
Orillia, Ontario is a vibrant community located in Simcoe County between Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe. Featuring wildlife, beautiful beaches, rich history, fantastic museums, and more – Orillia is the place to be this summer.
Are you ready to dive into the home of the future? Smart homes are no longer reserved for The Jetsons but are available for everyone! Discover how you can upgrade your home with new innovative gadgets.
A child’s bedroom is the ultimate place to get creative with interior design and decorating! It’s the perfect excuse to be as bold, brave, or magical as you want. Whether your child is a little princess, superhero, explorer, or detective, we’ve found some design ideas that will help inspire you to create the bedroom of your child’s dreams:
Having a small backyard isn’t necessarily a bad thing. While you may not have all of the room that you want to create your dream outdoor oasis, you can still maximize the space you have and create a cozy and intimate atmosphere.
With the warmer spring weather and tax refunds rolling in, many homeowners and renters are looking to start fresh, and for some, this means moving into a new home!
It’s never a good idea to list your house before taking the time to de-clutter, renovate, and strategize your presentation. Why? Well, you should always put your best foot (house) forward – to impress buyers and to persuade them to submit a competitive offer that doesn’t undervalue your home.
Whether the groundhog sees his shadow or not, spring’s arrival each year is inevitable. And with rising temperatures, a thawing ground, and the budding of colourful flowers, it’s practically impossible to dread the longer and brighter days upon us.
At Bradley Homes, we love learning about new cultures and trends in home design. Interested in the art of Chinese Feng Shui, we’ve researched some very interesting and promising changes anyone can make to their new home - in attempts to increase the positive energy, serenity, and luck in their living spaces.
You’ve bought your first home! Congratulations! That’s no small feat!
At Bradley Homes, we know what the current buyers market is like, and if you’re a millennial investing in a new home, we’re incredibly proud of your accomplishment, and we want to give you a warm welcome to the homeowners club!
So, you’re buying (or thinking about buying) a new home. That’s fantastic news! How exciting!
However, we understand that for those buying a new home, there are many fears that can make you feel stressed out and worked up. So, while we highly suggest doing some yoga, maybe some meditation, and taking a relaxing bath, we have also collected a list of helpful things that will ensure you can stay as cool and calm as possible when shopping for a new home.
At Bradley Homes, we care about our homeowners, which is why we build high-quality new homes within cities and towns that are vibrant, community-driven, and close to local attractions that are fun for the whole family!
Paint can do wonders in transforming any room in your office, home, or business. Colour can make your living or working space feel warmer, brighter, more mature, more festive, or completely Zen – depending on the shade and feel your colour of choice promotes.
The winter season is upon us, and at Bradley Homes, we care about the safety and security of the families and individuals who live in our communities. So, to prepare your home for the cold, we’ve created the following list of items to consider while working to maintain your property this winter:
Unique homes that fit your wants and needs
As a potential new homebuyer, we know what you’re going to say:
“I just don’t want the same home as everyone else.”
For as long as we’ve been in the business, we’ve heard potential homeowners say that phrase time and time again – and we get it. That’s why we work hard to assure buyers that at Bradley Homes, our architects and designers develop many different, unique, and stylish model options for our diverse clientele.
If you and your family are headed away on an extended vacation, it’s important to consider the realities of theft. To ensure your new home is protected in your absence, we’ve compiled a list of tips to keep your Bradley Homes home secure while you’re away from your property:
Saving for a new home can seem overwhelming and impossible, especially for millennial’s and young families just starting out. Navigating the homebuyers market is complicated, but the more you research, the more informed you’ll be, and the less scary it will seem.
Dedicated to providing current and future residents of Barrie and Innisfil with the information they need to make an informed purchasing decision, we’ve outlined some tips on how to save for a new home:
If you’ve moved into a new house and can’t wait to show it off to your friends, family, and peers, there’s no better way to celebrate than with a housewarming party!
Below we’ve listed the seven most important party-planning steps that will make your first new-home kick-off an absolute hit with all who attend!
It is generally believed that new homes will cost buyers more than purchasing a re-sale home. However, that is not always the case.
Older homes do not comply with modern building codes and may require costly renovations and more frequent maintenance checks (windows, roof, wiring, plumbing, asbestos removal, etc.). Older homes may also be more expensive as they tend to be located in central downtown hubs, whereas newer homes are built farther away from downtown cores, on undeveloped lots of land.
If you’ve ever moved into a new neighbourhood, you know that while it can be slightly intimidating to meet new neighbours at first, knowing those who live around you can make life a lot more enjoyable, convenient, and comfortable. That’s why we encourage all of our Bradley Homes families to get outside and to meet each other!
Buying your first home can be a scary, confusing, and intimidating process – but it shouldn’t have to be. At Bradley Homes, we are here to help you every step of the way. Our mission is to make buying a home as exciting as the day you move in!
One of the common questions we hear from Canadian buyers is: Are all homes created equal? And it’s a great and important question to be asking.
A house is likely the most expensive purchase you’ll ever make in your life – so asking questions is necessary, and getting answers to those questions is the key to making an informed financial decision.
Simple ways to refresh and revitalize your property this summer
As a homeowner, you should take pride in both the interior design of your home and in the exterior curb appeal of your property. Your home is likely the largest investment you’ll ever make, so it’s important to take the necessary steps to maintain it’s foundation and to guarantee that if you ever decide to sell, your beautiful property will be in high demand.
So – you’ve bought a Bradley Homes home, and you’re getting ready to make the move.
Congratulations! We’re so excited to have you!
However, we know that in addition to excitement, you’re also likely stressed out about packing, getting everything organized, and how your children will adjust.
At Bradley Homes, we enjoy getting to know the families who come to live in our communities. We also enjoy providing our residents with helpful tools that will make life in your Bradley home more fulfilling, fun, and enjoyable for all!
Growing together as a family
Gardening together can be a fun and rewarding experience for your entire family. This is especially true for families who have recently moved into a new home and are just getting started on making their new space feel more like home.
Moving can be exciting, but it can also be scary and overwhelming for small children.
The most intimidating part about moving with children is the unknown of how they will react to the news and cope with the change. At Bradley Homes, we understand that moving your family and your life can be overwhelming, which is why we’ve collected some helpful tips on how to make both yours, and your children’s transition into a new home easier.