Seasons on Little Lake


Some of you may not know this about me but I became a homeowner at the young age of 20.
My husband and I had just welcomed a baby girl into the world and desperately wanted a place to call our own.
We knew that if we opted to rent, we would just be throwing away money and helping someone else pay off their mortgage, so we decided to live with my dad and step mom for the first year of our daughter's life to save for a down payment on a home.
This was back in 2009, the market had just crashed and you could still purchase a home in the GTA for a decent price.
We were able to put a little under 10,000 down on a brand new townhouse 45 minutes north of Toronto.
Our timing was very lucky as the builder was asking only 209,900 for our 1500sq townhouse - which would basically get you a shed today in the GTA.
That same townhouse model we bought back in 2009 is selling for over 600,000.
Unfortunately for us, we sold that home a year later - and man am I kicking myself for that one! haha
Affordable housing is almost impossible to find in today's crazy real estate market.
Many of our friends have been saving for years hoping to get into the market but most live in condition homes are out of reach, or they are out bid by crazy amounts when they finally find a decent enough home in their price range.
I'm writing this post today to let you know that you can still become a homeowner without breaking the bank.
I had the opportunity to visit Midland, ON last week to preview Seasons on Little Lake - a new housing development an hour and a half north of Toronto.
 




This amazing community has gorgeous homes starting at the low 200s for a 1 bedroom up to the mid 400s for your full upgraded 3 bedroom model.
It is situated on 247 acres of land featuring forests, trails and ponds.
There will be a members club that offers a gym, party room, hot tub, pool, putting green and more!
You guys know I'm a huge fan of music and within this community there is going to be an Ampatheatre for community events and concerts!
Amazing right?!
But my favourite part is the there is 2300 square feet of shoreline that you will be able to access from a boardwalk within the community.
(you can see that in the vlog at the end of this post)
 
 


Although my husband and I were lucky enough to buy a brand new build for the low 200s, we still had to put money in after we moved in, which won't be the case if you purchase a home in Seasons on Little Lake.
The home comes standard features and finishes that you would usually have to add as upgrades with most other builders.
The kitchen comes with Quartz countertop (we had to pay 1500 extra in our last home for this finish), backsplash and a polished chrome faucet!






The bathrooms also come with quartz counterop, glass door shower and chrome paper towel holder, towel ring, robe hook and towel bar! 
My favourite part is that all the homes come with tiled porcelain flooring in bathrooms and engineered plank flooring in the ktichen, bedrooms and other general areas!
This was a HUGE expense to us in our previous new builds.


I had never been to Midland before visiting Seasons, but had heard wonderful things about it.
It has small town charm (kind of reminded me a little of Stars Hollow for my fellow Gilmore Girls fans) but is not lacking in the big city arts and culture.
The downtown core is boasting with cute home decor shops, cafes and beautiful murals painted on the walls of almost all the buildings.
It also has a beautiful waterfront 15 minutes away from the downtown strip.
There is a cultural centre that hosts plays, concerts and events and the best part - Midland is famous for its Butter Tart festival.
You can see some of the wonderful things Midland, ON offers in the vlog below.



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**This is a sponsored post which means I was provided compensation and/or product for this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. **

3 comments:

  1. Wow - this is stunning! I can't believe how reasonably priced that is!

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  2. I love the plank flooring and all of the white!! The modern touches are so dreamy!

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  3. Their website says their home prices start in the 300's, not the low 200's as you state. This is misleading.

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