Future Communities

Build your future in one of Activa’s upcoming communities New launches are coming this fall, don’t miss out by registering for our mailing list here!   Vista Hills Explore one of Waterloo’s largest selections of new homes. Discover the parks, trails, greenspace — and find the things that matter to you. Over two decades of…

Our Journey: Buying & Building with Activa

BY CHRISTINE TASSE Looking to buy a new home? Congratulations! Starting the search for a new home can be so stressful, but I am here to remind you that it can also be easy and exciting. Considering a new build is a completely different experience than buying a resale. When thinking of a resale the first thing…

How to Read and Understand a Floor Plan

How to Read and Understand a Floor plan

Selecting your floor plan is one of the most exciting parts of the home building journey, however, reading a floor plan can be confusing if you’ve never done it before. We want to help you understand our floor plans, so you can find exactly what you’re looking for. Follow our guide on how to read…

Moving In

Building a Home Series: Moving In

You’ve made it! Welcome to the fifth installment of our Building a Home Series on ActivaLearn! Your home is now ready for you, but are you ready for it? Read on to learn our top tips for a successful and seamless move into your new home. Note: This process may look slightly different if you’re…

Building a home series: the shopping process

Welcome to our Building a Home Series! As the Region’s largest homebuilder, we are proud to be local experts on the home building experience. In this ActivaLearn series, you’ll learn about the in‑depth process of purchasing a new build from start to finish. Learn what makes our process unique and follow our tips along the…

The Science Behind Our ENERGY STAR® Homes

When buying a new home with Activa, you will likely be introduced to our ENERGY STAR® standards, but beyond the cost savings and contributing toward a healthier planet, an ENERGY STAR® certified home has plenty of perks for your comfort. Homeowner well-being is of the utmost importance to us, which is why we’re committed to…

Product Launch: The 124

Do you know what a complete community is? Activa develops neighbourhoods that not only contain plenty of amenities for homeowners, such as parks, trails, and playgrounds, but also offer a diverse choice of housing options at different price points. Continuing this philosophy into our home building roots, we’re bringing ENERGY STAR® certified stacked and back to back townhomes to Kitchener’s Huron Village. The…

Your Guide to Grand Opening Events

If you’ve never purchased a new construction home before, you might be wondering why everyone is talking about Grand Opening Events. In short, a Grand Opening Event is the very first time a collection of homes or new community will be available to the public for purchase. Typically, at these events potential homeowners will reserve…

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

Activa is proud to have a developing philosophy that centres around 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 some exciting products to Doon South this weekend:…

Types of Townhomes

As a builder, we know that when it comes to a home, one size doesn’t fit all – nor does one style! But while the difference between a mid-rise condo and a single detached might be easy to see, one type of home comes in all shapes and sizes: the townhome. Across our communities, we…

How Activa Builds Your Home

Once you’ve made the decision to buy a new home instead of resale, the next step is to research which builder you’re going to choose. You should consider the style of floorplans they offer, upgrades and finishing options, how they’ve shaped their customer experience and most importantly, how they construct their homes. Your builder will have a big…

What is a Pre-Delivery Inspection?

Fresh paint, stunning floors, sparkly backsplash, cozy lighting and more – and it’s finally yours. Can you picture it? At Activa, we want our homeowners to enjoy the build of their home, and for it to be as stress-free and exciting as possible! Part of this is incorporating plenty of check points throughout the build,…

What Your Customer Experience Coordinator Wants You to Know

At Activa, we are proud to offer a customer experience that’s second-to-none. Complete with a dedicated Customer Experience Coordinator, homeowners have several touchpoints throughout the homebuilding journey, including our unique pre-drywall appointment so homeowners can see what’s behind the walls of their home. To us, success is when a homeowner says “Activa made the process so easy”,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…