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    Profile on Pieter Venema, President of Royal Homes

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    What’s a day in the life look like for the president of Royal Homes? “A bit of everything,” says Pieter Venema. One day, you’ll find him working with sales staff at one of the five Royal Homes design centres across Ontario. The next, he’s busy coordinating schedules and making sure deadlines are met. And occasionally […]

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  • The Cost Savings and Other Benefits of Going With a Pre-Fab Cottage

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    pre-fab cottage

    Many Canadians dream of owning a cottage at some point in their lives. In fact, two-thirds of Canadian Millennials are keenly interested in having one as an alternative to big city real estate costs. Some prefer to invest in a fixer-upper, as this represents the type of cottage they loved in their youth. Others favour […]

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  • Five Up and Coming Cottage Towns in Ontario

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    Bancroft Ontario

    If you’re an Ontario cottage country fan, chances are you are familiar with such popular destinations as Muskoka, Southampton, Port Elgin, and Sauble Beach. However, there are also up and coming towns with many charms of their own and often carry a lower purchase price, for both cottages and empty lots.  A growing number of […]

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  • Five Outdoor Activities to Try This Winter at the Cottage

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    Outdoor Activities to try this winter

    When people think of time at the cottage, their mind usually jumps to lounging on the beach or going hiking. However, for those with winterized cottages, there is a whole other world of fun awaiting them during wintertime. Here are five outdoor activities to try this winter at the cottage. Skating Public skating in arenas […]

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  • Top 10 Reasons to Escape to the Cottage this Holiday Season

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    christmas at the cottage

    Christmas in the big city has its charms, but have you ever celebrated it at the cottage? Your favourite summertime destination in the country can also be a magical place this chilly time of year. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should consider escaping to the cottage this holiday season. 10. Tranquil Beauty […]

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  • Difference Between Traditional and Modern Homes

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    When it comes to buying or building a house, one of the first decisions you’ll make is what style you want your home to be. The difference between modern and traditional homes goes beyond what meets the eye. Here are some of the key traits defining these two popular styles. Modern or Traditional: What Does […]

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  • 5 Essential Items For Fall Home Maintenance

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    5 Essential Items For Fall Home Maintenance

    As the weather starts to cool, you need to ensure your home is ready for both the autumn and winter months. Fall home maintenance is key to living a comfortable home life through the colder months of the year. Ready to maintain your home? Here are five essential components of your fall home maintenance routine: […]

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  • Most Expensive Cottage Locations in Ontario

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    From Haliburton Highlands to Honey Harbour, Ontario is full of amazing cottage locations. However, no cottage country is more beloved than the infamous Muskoka region. Canadians have long cherished Muskoka for its sparking waters, magnificent forests, and rugged cliffs carved from the Canadian Shield. It has been a favourite summer destination for over a century. Muskoka has also caught the eye of wealthy vacationers from abroad, including famous stars and millionaire entrepreneurs. Today, the Muskoka region is one of […]

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  • Hot resale market sparking home building – News Article

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    Hot resale market sparking home building By Scott Dunn, Sun Times, Owen Sound Sunday, April 23, 2017 12:22:44 EDT PM Tracey Peterson (Tracy Petersen) of Royal Homes shows a house plan she was working on at the Owen Sound Home and Cottage Expo Saturday. She and other home builders say the hot resale home market […]

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  • Globe & Mail: Home Builders embrace Prefab

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    Home builders embrace prefab A rendering of Avalon Masterbuilder’s 56-unit townhouse development called Zen Redstone in Calgary. AVALON MASTERBUILDER Massive disruption in Alberta’s housing sector has convinced many developers of the benefits of off-site construction SHARON CROWTHER SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL APRIL 14, 2017 Manufacturing plants in Alberta that were once prefabricating wellsite accommodation and […]

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About 10 years ago you planned this little slice of heaven that we call home. We still love our home & have sent a few folk to you because our experience with you & Royal was so great!Wayne