Happy New Year!

Posted on 01/29

At LIV, we take pride in all our homes across all our communities. Every home we build is a new beginning for you and your family.

If you are a LIV homeowner, we thank you for your purchase and extend an offer to you to participate in our L!V Preferred Program where you and your friends and family are rewarded for purchasing a L!V home.

Can’t wait to live in a LIV Communities home? We currently have Ready, Set, L!V homes closing in Spring 2020 in Ancaster & Brantford.

Or check out our Last Chance homes in Ancaster, Paris and Brantford with closings starting in Fall 2020 through to early 2022.

2019 Success Stories

As we embark on a New Year, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for making 2019 an exciting and prosperous year for LIV Communities! With your help and your referrals L!V has sold more homes in more communities than ever before!

Scenic Ridge – Paris

Another sell-out community for LIV Communities was Phase I and II of Scenic Ridge. Nestled in the picturesque town of Paris bordering the Grand River, Scenic Ridge offered standard and dual frontage townhomes and single homes in traditional and modern designs.

With a new phase coming soon don’t miss the opportunity to refer your friends and family to this exclusive community! Register now on the website to stay up to date on news of Scenic Ridge.

Nature’s Grand – Brantford

There was a huge amount of anticipation leading up to the October 6th Grand Opening at Nature’s Grand and rightly so! Who wouldn’t want to be a part of the most exciting residential offering of towns and singles!

Nature-loving families lined up for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live in this prime location -an exclusive community surrounded by conservation lands, the Grand River and only 3 minutes from Highway 403.

Ideally located 5 minutes from downtown Brantford, this master-planned community offered a diverse selection of townhomes and single detached homes featuring classic and modern architectural designs perfect for the thriving family.

There are still a limited number of 44’ lots with walk-out basements still available! Don’t miss the opportunity to purchase the home of your dreams. Drop by our Sales Office at 354 Hardy Road in Brantford.

Brantview Heights – Phase 1 & 2

With both phases of Brantview Heights almost sold out, homes for Phase 1 are under construction and began closing in October 2019.

Here’s what one of our new Brantview Heights homeowners had to say: “Had an amazing experience with LIV Communities, Brantview Heights! First time building a new house and we have been taken care of from start to finish. Jamie (TLC) has helped us with all our questions throughout and Rick (Quality Assurance Manager) has made sure that every detail was perfect for our final walkthrough today. My husband works in construction and was very impressed with the craftsmanship of the house. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a new home”. - Diana Boonstra

Upcoming Communities

2020 will be a busy and exciting year for LIV Communities with upcoming communities in Paris, Brantford, Waterdown and Ancaster! Make sure you’re registered to receive VIP status updates on any or all of these communities.

Treescapes of Ancaster

Perfect for the first time home-buyer or the growing family, Treescapes of Ancaster will offer an exquisite range of traditional townhomes and back-to-back townhomes in a small enclave off Garner Road in Ancaster. With prices starting from the mid $400’s, you won’t want to miss this opportunity!

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Scenic Ridge - East

Our 3rd phase, Scenic Ridge East is opening soon! Don’t miss this opportunity to refer your friends and family to this exclusive community. Register now for up to date news of the Grand Opening coming soon!

Kaleidoscope - Phase 3

A new release of stacked urban towns is coming to Waterdown! Perfect for the new home buyer this upscale community is the ideal location for commuters with easy access to highways and convenient proximity to both Burlington & Hamilton. Don’t miss our last phase in this heritage town – sign up now for updates!

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Sienna Woods

Coming soon to Brantford is a stunning collection of townhomes and semi-detached family homes set in the idyllic neighbourhood of West Brant. Located at Colbourne St. W. and Pleasant Ridge Rd, Sienna Woods will blend the serenity of the natural landscape with the convenience of modern amenities.

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Community Spotlight - Why Brantford?

With only 3 minutes to the 403 – the question is NOT “why Brantford?” but “WHY NOT?”

Combining big city amenities with country charm, Brantford is a flourishing city in an idyllic location, perfect for families seeking a balanced lifestyle along with commuter ease.

Home of the Wayne Gretzy Sports Center, the city is synonymous with hockey, skating and outdoor recreation. But that’s not all Brantford has to offer. In the summertime you’ll find extensive trails for biking and hiking linking to other cities including Port Dover, Hamilton and Paris.

Brantford also boasts a General Hospital serving over 120,000 residents and it’s largest university, Wilfrid Laurier University with over 3100 students.

And if you’re looking for entertainment Brantford delivers that too! An International Jazz Festival, a casino with live entertainment and dining and a booming downtown offering a diverse selection of up and coming restaurants.

It’s no wonder Brantford was voted the 3rd best investment city to buy a new home (MoneySense 2019).

Check our Ready, Set, L!V and Last Chance pages for homes currently available in Brantford!

TLC = Total L!V Care

Have a question? Get an answer. It’s as easy as that! Whether this is your first home or your tenth home our TLC team is here to answer any questions you may have about your home, the construction process and your community.

Sample questions include (but are not limited to):

  • Can I add another purchaser?
  • Will I have a chance to see my house under construction?
  • Is my closing date firm or can it be extended?
  • What’s my address?
  • Where do I get a Summary of my Purchase?

These and many other questions can be quickly answered for you. Contact the TLC Team Monday through Friday, from 9 AM to 5 PM at 289-245-1300 or by emailing [email protected]

Your TLC Representative is also the first person to contact for any change of address you might have and for submitting your lawyer information prior to closing.

If you haven’t yet checked out the Purchaser Portal, you’ll find it a one-stop destination for all the important time lines you don’t want to miss in owning a new home.

Homeowner maintenance tips, municipal addresses and warranty information are just a click away. Be sure to register after receiving your log-in information by email.

LIV Preferred Program

It’s Our Way of Saying Thank You!

Love your home? Can’t stop bragging about it? If you’re a second time home buyer or refer your friends and family to purchase a LIV Communities Home, you may be eligible to participate in our L!V Preferred Program. Find out how your loyalty and referrals can benefit YOU! Visit the purchaser portal or call any of our Sales Representatives to find out more!

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

If you’ve recently called us here at LIV, that friendly voice you’ve heard on the other end of the phone is L!V’s Receptionist & Office Administrator, Ligia Anderson.

Ligia, as part of the TLC team answers any questions you may have when calling in and when she can’t, she directs your call to the person who can!

Her proactive approach to assisting homeowners and her positive attitude have proven to be an asset to our company and we are thrilled to have her on the L!V Team!

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Humidity in our Homes – Too much or Too Little? – Making sense of it all.

Today’s new homes are better built to seal out the cold however this may also pose a challenge of not enough moisture in your home during the winter months.

Depending on how many people live in your home you may find you have too much humidity. Excess moisture can be caused by simple day to day tasks such as showering, cooking and doing laundry.

Without the proper use of fans, dehumidifiers, and/or heat recovery ventilators excess moisture can cause windows to sweat, hardwood floors to buckle and swell and contribute to many health problems.

However, too little humidity can also cause health problems like asthma, dry skin, hair and chapped lips. It can also incur damage in your home. If your home is too dry it stands to reason it will also dry out materials like hardwood and drywall. Cracks in the walls and shrinkage/cracks in your hardwood flooring will develop.

What You Can Do:

Use a hygrometer in your home to measure your humidity. Keep the humidity level between 35-45%.

Control moisture in your home by using the bathroom fans, kitchen range hoods and ventilators (such as heat recovery ventilators).

If you need to cut back on the humidity in your home think of buying a de-humidifier. A de-humidifier will eliminate musty smells, combat mold and mildew and minimize condensation on your windows.

Keeping your windows open half an inch can also help with excess humidity in the home along with running the fans in your home.

If you need to add humidity - purchase a humidifier. There are many choices available now offering both cool and warm mist. Both will have the same results however often cool mist humidifiers are sold for larger areas while the smaller, warm mist humidifiers are better suited for small rooms.

By maintaining the correct humidity in both winter and summer it not only protects the materials in your home but also your home warranty & the health of you and your family.

Home Décor Tip

There’s no better feeling in the winter than coming home to a warm and cozy environment. Whether you’re helping the kids with their homework, curled up reading a book or cooking a meal for the family – everything becomes more enjoyable when your home is comfortable and toasty warm.

Here’s some simple and easy ways to make your home a sanctuary during those cold, winter months:

  • Toss big, fluffy throw cushions on chairs and sofas
  • Warm up a room and keep your feet warm at the same time with an area rug
  • Snuggle up with a soft and chunky knit throw
  • Burn candles in vanilla and spicy cinnamon scents
  • Add ambiance and a soft glow to a room by using colored lamp bulbs or twinkle lights

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM LIV COMMUNITIES

As we all navigate through these unprecedented times, please be advised that LIV Communities’ priority is ensuring the well-being of our customers, employees, trades, suppliers, as well as our communities.   As we continue to closely monitor the risks associated with COVID-19, we are taking all necessary precautions as guided by the World Health Organization (WHO), Health Canada and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

To support the well-being of our team members, we have adjusted to remote work schedules, remote and virtual meetings, as well as implemented social distancing and enhanced cleaning measures to ensure that our environments remain as safe as possible across our organization and within communities.

We have proactively set up all employees to be able to work efficiently in a remote environment, so rest assured, your phone calls and emails will be attended to. We are communicating regularly with homeowners on an individual and departmental basis.

Please see below for department updates made the morning of Monday, March 23rd.  As always, please feel free to reach out via email at [email protected] or 289.245.1300 for any general inquiries.

Head Office: Our Service Department has resumed services as of Monday, July 20th. Staff will be taking necessary precautions as set out by Health Canada and the Government of Ontario to ensure the safety of all employees and purchasers. Due to the temporary backlog, homeowners will be contacted in order of closing dates and by priority sequence. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

Service Department: All service is temporarily suspended.  Emergency situations must be directed to [email protected], or by contacting 905.971.0786.

Site Construction Teams: Our Service Department has resumed services as of Monday, July 20th. Staff will be taking necessary precautions as set out by Health Canada and the Government of Ontario to ensure the safety of all employees and purchasers. Due to the temporary backlog, homeowners will be contacted in order of closing dates and by priority sequence. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

Décor Centre: As of April 27th, our Décor Studio will be available for appointments for our homeowners. The Décor Studio continues to be closed for all browsing and visitors.

The wellbeing of our clients and staff are paramount and we are taking all precautionary measures to ensure we maintain the highest possible standards surrounding health and safety. We have implemented the following increased preventative measures:

  • Up to 2 adult visitors per home who are on the Agreement of Purchase and Sale, per appointment. No children under the age of 18.
  • Plexi barriers have been installed at work stations.
  • Ample hand-sanitizer will be provided and increased frequency of disinfecting areas has been implemented.
  • Vigilant hygiene practices will be enforced during appointments.
  • Employees have also been reminded to take increased measures to reduce the risk of transmission of illness and to stay home if they are sick.

Our décor staff will also be screening clients when booking appointments, as well as prior to entry into the building. Individuals will be asked a series of health questions, as well as travel history.

If you are a homeowner with questions or concerns, please reach out to [email protected], or phone 905.304.0471.

Thank you for your understanding and wishing everyone the best of health,

The LIV Communities Team