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New Homes – Credit Ridge In Brampton


If you’re interested in purchasing a brand new home from a builder in Brampton, time is running out as what’s left of the little land in the city is being developed. Cachet Estate Homes is building a wonderful project by Williams Parkway and Mississauga Road known as Credit Ridge.

The official page has some information, indicating that home sizes will be between 3352 – 4162 square feet, with 38′ and 41′ lots, and prices between $679,000 – $800,000.

Here’s what else I know about the project:

– Every model will be a 4 bedroom layout
– First occupancy is slated for February of 2016

The models will include:

  1. The Spruce, 3352 square feet Elevation B at $694,990 or 3360 square feet Elevation A at $689,990
  2. The Juniper, 3494 square feet Elevation B at $709,990 or 3490 square feet Elevation A at $704,990
  3. The Beech, 3282 square feet Elevation B at $724,990 or 3282 square feet Elevation A at $719,990
  4. The Maple, 3725 square feet Elevation B at $744,990 or 3726 square feet Elevation A at $739,990
  5. The Poplar, 3916 square feet Elevation B at $754,990 or 3926 square feet Elevation A at $749,990
  6. The Chestnut, 4157 square feet Elevation B at $769,900 or 4162 square feet Elevation A at $759,990

If you’d like more information about this project or any other new home developments in Brampton, feel free to leave a comment below or contact me directly.


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An update to legal basement apartments in Brampton


Several years ago the Province of Ontario passed Bill 140 that required all municipalities to allow the legalization of basement apartments. A lot of attention turned to Brampton because the city’s illegal basement apartment problem was epidemic, and the city took it’s time to study the issue before solidifying it’s by-laws.  Well folks, the time is upon us, so lets get down to the important details you need to know now! For your reference, the City refers to these units as Second Units.

Can I build 2 basement apartments in my house?

No, only one second unit is allowed per property.

Are there any rules to how I build a separate entrance?

The separate entrance must meet all zoning, building code, fire code, and property standards regulations. It must match the existing design of the house in style and material. The entrance can go through the garage. If it is a side yard entrance, it will require a continuous unobstructed path of at least 1.2 meters (or 4 feet).

Is there a maximum size I need to know?

Yes, the second unit can’t exceed 45% of the square footage of the home.

Are there any guidelines with respect to parking?

1 parking space must be available for the second unit, in addition to existing parking required for the property.

Is there a cost to legalizing my basement apartment?

Of course! The initial review fee for zoning compliance is $200. After that, it’s $500 to register (for owner-occupied homes) or $1,000 (for non-owner occupied homes) PLUS building permit fees of approximately $1,000.

What is the fine if I don’t register?

Between $25,000 – $50,000!  Ouch! Register your home!

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I have a beautiful 3 bedroom semi-detached home for sale in Northwest Brampton by Van Kirk and Van Scott.

This home has no homes behind – it backs onto a wooded area that will never be developed. The kitchen is combined with a large breakfast room, and features new counter tops and a ceramic backs splash. The entire kitchen and breakfast area is laid with laminate flooring. There is a separate entrance from the garage which leads to the basement, giving way to the possibility of building a basement apartment in the future.

The basement was finished within the last 5 years and boasts a wet bar, fireplace with remote, pot lights, and a 3 piece bathroom.

The master bedroom is spacious and included a large walk-in closet and a 4-piece ensuite bathroom.

We are asking for $429,000. For more information, please leave a comment below or contact me directly.


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Wow, it’s been almost 3 years since I’ve posted on this blog and the market has just continued to be scorching hot. Back in 2012 when mortgage rates went down to 2.99%, we thought we saw the bottom of the rate box.  Fast forward three years later and mortgage rates are even juicier now, adding to buyer hysteria and a shortage of listings.

I currently have access to a 5 year fixed mortgage rate of 2.54% and a 5 year variable rate of 1.95%!

If you’re house hunting and need to arrange financing, give me a call or leave a comment below and I’ll be glad to help you out!

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This 4 bedroom semi-detached home is located in the heart of downtown Brampton, just a 3 minute walk away from the downtown GO Station and the Brampton Transit station. This property also features a 3 bedroom basement apartment with a separate entrance!

The main level boasts parquet flooring throughout and pot lights, featuring a family-sized kitchen and a generous breakfast area.  The family room walks out onto the deck and into the backyard.

The master bedroom features a 4-piece ensuite bathroom and a large walk-in closet.

This home is conveniently close to Rose Theatre, Gage Park, City Hall and a myriad of amenities.  The asking price is $379,900.  If you are interested in this home or something similar, please leave me a comment or call me directly.

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This is great opportunity to pick up a fixer-upper with a lot of potential.  This detached bungalow features 3 bedrooms, and sits on a great 100 foot x 50 foot lot in a quiet neighbourhood.  The roof was re-done in 2009 and the basement is partially framed with a 3 piece bahroom and a separate entrance.  Some renovations will really make this house shine!

We’re asking $289,900!


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