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Find Convenience and Nature Nearby in Waterloo Vista Hills Surrounded by parks, trails and greenspace with a countryside panorama, this carefully planned community enjoys the natural beauty and convenient nearby city amenities. PRODUCT AVAILABLE: Register for future releases MODEL HOME: The Twinleaf I/Twinleaf II, located at 259 Sweet Gale Street, Waterloo Get in touch with…

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 Celebrate Oktoberfest at Home

There’s no reason to let your Dirndl and Lederhosen gather dust in the closet; Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is STILL happening! From live virtual events to restaurant specials and donation drives, there are many ways to get involved in this year’s festivities.   First, Make Your Haus Look More Wunderbar! There’s no reason Oktoberfest can’t come to…

COVID-19 Updates

A note on the COVID-19 outbreak:   Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2020 Here at Activa, we’re closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. While we’ve been deemed an ‘Essential’ Service, the health and safety of our customers, employees, and partners is paramount during this time. That’s why we’ve taken the appropriate steps to keep YOU safe all…

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…

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7 fun things to do at home on family day

Going out on Family Day can seem like a great idea until you remember how many businesses are closed, and that whatever is open will likely be overcrowded with families who had the same idea. Plus, the typical wintery weather in February does not always cooperate. That’s why staying at home and spending time with…

Community Guide: River Ridge

Love River Ridge? We’re back and building homes in this wonderful community! Get in touch with one of our agents or visit our River Ridge Sales Centre for more information. Peaceful living and winding trails await you. RIVER RIDGE SALES CENTRE & MODEL HOMES Find us at 90 Deer Creek St, Kitchener. We’re open on Mondays and Wednesdays…

Moving Made Simple Step 4: Packing Tips!

At this point in your moving preparation, your priority has been decluttering, cleaning and storing valuables. Its time to start thinking about packing up the rest of your belongings. This task can start to feel daunting and seemingly overwhelming, however we have some great tips from our friend Ange McNamara from Klear Inc. on how to organize…

Moving Step 3: Who’s Helping?

As your moving date approaches, its time to start thinking about how you’re going to transport all your belongings. Are you going to rent a truck and move your belongings with close friends and family, or possibly hire some professional movers? There is alot to consider, with many pros and cons – but not to…

Community Guide: Riverwood

Love Riverwood? Is Riverwood your dream community? Get in touch with one of our agents or visit our Riverwood Sales Centre for more information. Peaceful living and winding trails await you. RIVERWOOD SALES CENTRE & MODEL HOMES Find us at 90 Deer Creek St, Kitchener. We’re open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-7pm, Thursdays and Fridays by appointment, and…

Community Guide: Vista Hills

Love Vista Hills? Is Vista Hills your dream community? Get in touch with one of our agents, or visit our Vista Hills Sales Centre and our Model Homes for more information. A countryside panorama, and both an active and relaxing lifestyle await you! VISTA HILLS SALES CENTRE & MODEL HOMES Find us at 259 Sweet Gale Street, Waterloo. We’re open on…

Press Release: Activa Supports Affordable Housing Initiative

Jun 14, 2019 LOCAL BUILDER SUPPORTS AFFORDABLE HOUSING INITIATIVE   Leadership Waterloo Region to receive $30,000 in funding from Activa to ignite affordable housing partnership. Waterloo Region (June 12, 2019) – When you ask Tony Giovinazzo, CEO of Activa, why they do what they do, it’s all about families and building community. That’s why, when the opportunity…

Spring Cleaning Part 2: Getting Organized with Kids

Click here to read part one for tips on how to start your cleaning journey. BY ANGE MCNAMARA Do you find your home being taken over by kids’ clothes, toys, collections and, well, clutter? Once you’ve done your initial spring cleaning, you’ll want to keep your house clean – and more importantly, you want your kids…

Spring Cleaning Part 1: Where Do I Start?

BY ANGE MCNAMARA Now that the weather is getting warmer, you may be thinking about how to declutter your home – and keep it that way. We sat down with Ange McNamara of Klear Inc., who had some useful tips for organizing your home quickly and effectively this spring, so you can spend more time enjoying…

Community Highlight: Doon South

Love Doon South? Is this your dream community? Get in touch with one of our agents, or visit our Doon South Sales Centre and our Model Homes for more information. Natural serenity and welcoming streetscapes await you. DOON SOUTH SALES CENTRE & MODEL HOMES Find us at 653 Thomas Slee Drive, Kitchener. We’re open on Mondays and Wednesdays from…

How to Personalize Your Home

BY MARISSA WARNER The moment you are handed the keys to your newly built home is when it’s time to put your personal touch on your space! Personalizing your home can take many forms, whether it is the furniture you select or meaningful items and photos you decide to display. Making a house come alive…

Community Highlight: Trailside at Grey Silo Gate

Love Trailside at Grey Silo Gate? Is this your dream community? Get in touch with one of our agents or visit our Trailside Sales Centre for more information. A peaceful, relaxing lifestyle awaits you. TRAILSIDE SALES CENTRE Find us at 243 Grey Silo Road, Unit 2, Waterloo. We’re open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-7pm, Thursdays and Fridays by…

Community Highlight: Huron Village

  Love Huron Village? Is this your dream community? Get in touch with one of our sales agents or visit our Huron Village Sales Centre for more information. Your at-home retreat awaits you. HURON VILLAGE SALES CENTRE Find us at 155 Washburn Drive, Kitchener. We’re open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-7pm, Thursdays and Fridays by appointment, and Saturdays…

7 At-Home Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Making romantic dinner for two sounds wonderful – until you realize that Cupid isn’t going to wash your dishes afterwards. Likewise, since Valentine’s Day is on a Thursday this year, sharing a bottle (or two) of wine might be a questionable decision for those who work on Friday. So, with those factors in mind, we’ve…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…