Distinctive Standards: Features + Finishes

Lifestyle comes standard with an Activa home. In our homes, we’re proud to offer high-end finishes as standard, including soaring ceilings, energy efficient products, and stunning finishes that are as beautiful as they are durable. Read on to learn more about what’s included in each of our singles!*   *Standards applicable on single detached homes and…

Holidays at Our Home

BY MARISSA WARNER The holiday season is our favourite time of the year – our family always looks forward to it! We get an opportunity to see family and friends, indulge in our favourite yummy treats and are surrounded by beautiful holiday décor. It is easy to feel like a kid again! We love to…

Humdity in the Home: What it is and Why it Matters

Home ownership comes with new responsibilities. Some are easy to see: shoveling the driveway, cleaning the gutters, and keeping paint fresh and clean. Others are more challenging to detect – like humidity, the amount of water vapour present in the air. Because Activa’s homes are ENERGY STAR® certified, they are built with the highest levels…

New Model Homes in Vista Hills

If you’re considering building with Activa, visiting our NEW Vista Hills model homes is the best place to get to know us. Our models include inspiring finishes that show you just how beautiful your new home can be when you build with us, as well as a look into what our signature, stress-free customer journey is all about. No matter…

ENERGY STAR® and Your Home

If the 2010s had a signature colour, it’d be green. Whether it’s saving money while finding deals online, having ‘plant babies’ fill our home and purify the air, or taking any steps possible to help the environment (goodbye, straws!). But green practices can extend to your home, too. You’re likely familiar with the blue and white symbol…

How the Activa Customer Experience Stands Out

  At Activa, we pride ourselves on doing things differently than other builders – especially when it comes to serving our homeowners! Here are a few things that you can expect to be done differently when building your home with us. It Starts With Our Philosophy Activa builds homes, not houses. We build beautiful and…

Product Launch: Stacked Towns in Kitchener’s Doon South (Now Sold Out!)

A large part of our developing philosophy is planning complete communities – a neighbourhood that contains amenities for homeowners, is filled with parks, trails, and playgrounds, and offers a diverse choice of housing options at different price points. To continue this philosophy into our homebuilding roots, we’re bringing a new product to Doon South this weekend: ENERGY STAR® certified…

Contemporary Homes (By Activa)

Simplistically stunning, entirely your own. Activa’s new contemporary homes offer bold, clean designs to fit your own aesthetic. We strive to deliver the perfect home for every individual, whether their design style is traditional, contemporary or anything in between. What is ‘Contemporary Design’? Typically, contemporary homes are bold, with a focus on clean lines and…

How to Find Your Rightsized Home

Throughout the month of September, we’ve been sharing the stories of real Activa homeowners and how their rightsizing journey has led them to their perfect home. The key takeaway? There’s no universal “rightsize” for a home! Every homeowner has different needs, dreams, and circumstances that will influence what they’re looking for in their perfect home. So what does…

Emergency Support

For After Hours Emergency Support: Activa is pleased to offer emergency support up to two years after taking occupancy. Our team will assist you throughout the evening if you experience the following: Complete loss of heat or electricity Water penetration into the home Major plumbing leak Gas leak – call 911 as well as the…

Fall Home Decor: Top 6 Trends in 2018

Fall is the season for warm drinks, cozy scarves and spending time with family. It’s also the season that marks the beginning of hibernation for many of us: the season we start spending more time inside our homes. Fall 2018 is now upon is, and with it comes new décor trends. This season is marked…

Our Rightsizing Story

BY MARISSA WARNER When my husband, Ryan, and I decided to build a home, we knew we wanted to create a space that fit our lives. Our first home gave us an opportunity to get into the real estate market – we started to learn what aspects of a home worked well for us and…

Rightsizing: Why is it important?

Our company president Tony Giovinazzo and his family recently moved into a new Activa home. He’s here on ActivaLearn today to share a little more about what rightsizing means to him, and why it’s something we celebrate here at Activa.   No two families are alike, and everyone has a unique vision of their perfect…

Getting to Know: Schools in our Communities

For many parents, close proximity to a great school is high on their list of priorities. Sound like you? As a homebuilder and land developer, it is important to Activa that we consider the ‘home beyond the home’. We carefully design our communities to be located around amenities that help the neighbourhood thrive, such as building around…

Complete Communities: How Activa Builds for You

Activa is more than just a home builder – we’re a land developer and have been putting down roots within the Waterloo Region for over 30 years. This gives us a unique position when we transform land into vibrant communities, because we always keep the eventual community residents in mind. So what makes our neighbourhoods…

Your Pre-Drywall Appointment: Three Things to Know

Your Pre-Drywall Appointment is one of the most exciting parts of the homebuilding journey – after all, it is the first time you will get to see your new home! At this appointment, you’ll have a chance to tour your home with your Customer Experience Coordinator and a Site Representative during the beginning stages of construction…

Choosing The Right Countertop For Your Space

Choosing the right countertop can seem like a daunting task – there are so many different types and colours to choose from! With seemingly endless choices, it’s important to consider style, functionality and price in your final decision, so here’s a quick read with tips for finding what will work for your new home! When…

Prioritizing Your Homebuilding Needs and Wants

Building the perfect home while staying within your budget may seem challenging, but it’s all a matter of balancing your needs vs. your wants. Sure, many of us would love a home that comes complete with a large double-oven kitchen, a full bathroom for each member of the family (including the pooch), and a guest…