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!   Harvest Park Discover a brighter future in a community where tradition and innovation meet in perfect balance. PRODUCT TYPE: Freehold Townhomes LAUNCH DATE: Saturday, October 15, 2022 Sign up…

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…

Design tips for an investment property

Design Tips for an Investment Property

Purchasing a home is a big decision whether it be for an end-user or an investor. While a live-in homeowner will pay for all the expenses themselves, an investor will have tenants that will pay rent, contributing to the overall expenses of owning the home. Because your goal as an investor is to attract renters,…

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Designing our First Home

BY JENNA EATON My partner Mitch and I purchased our first home in Activa’s Huron Village community this past fall. We chose to buy a new build with Activa so that we could pick a floor plan that best suited our lifestyle and personalize it to our liking! Soon after we secured our unit, it…

top 5 upgrade trends for your home

Top 5 Trendy Upgrades for New Homes!

Our expert Design Studio team is always keeping up with well-loved trends in the interior design space! Today on the blog, we asked our Design Studio team to share with us popular upgrade trends for new homes in 2021! Check out our homeowners’ favourites for inspiration. 1. Creating a Bathroom Sanctuary Creating a bathroom sanctuary…

How to choose a backsplash

How to Choose a Backsplash

Selecting a backsplash for your kitchen is a big decision! With so many colours, patterns and finishes to choose from it can be hard to narrow it down to one choice. That is why we asked our expert Design Studio team to break down the selection process for choosing a backsplash, so you can feel…

Our Communities

Live in the Up-and-Coming City of Cambridge hāvn – Registration Closed A new community in Cambridge! hāvn is conveniently located on Isherwood Avenue near shopping, highway access and Dumfries Conservation Area. Immersed in nature, but just steps from local shops is a little piece of hāvn in the heart of this bustling community.   Find…

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…

Product Launch: Bungalow Loft Condo Towns

Activa, Waterloo Region’s largest and most innovative land developer and home builder, is proud to be releasing a limited amount of bungalow loft condo townhomes (complete with accessibility features) in the well-loved community of Doon South this weekend. Activa strives to offer a quality-built home with stunning standards, in communities that are designed for the way…

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:…

Top 5 Interior Design Trends of 2019

2018 featured a variety of interior design trends like glam brass accents and velvet furniture, nature-inspired living with woven textures and houseplants, and cozy pieces meant for snuggling up and being comfortable. It also said goodbye to cacti everything, chevron patterns, and white-on-white room design. So, what’s next in 2019? To ring in the start of the year,…

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…

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…

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…