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The much-anticipated condo project AVIA, part of the Parkside Village community, by Amacon is set to launch this weekend! The modern and sleek design of the building will leave you wondering if you are in fact in downtown Mississauga. This next phase will add a whole new look to the Mississauga skyline and redefine elegance. Avia, as per the builder, takes its name from ‘Aviation’ after the sense of movement in its façade and emphasis on sweeping views. The lower levels will offer retail space for the convenience of its residences, just like the previous towers at Parkside Village. The motto here is “everything right at your doorstep”.
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As soon as you walk through the main lobby, you will be greeted by the splendour that you will call home. Avia incorporates warm features with wood and the soft colours that have been the “it” trend among interior designers. The long wait was worth it. Come home to comfort and style.
Amenities will be located on the 5th floor of the building and have been designed to keep in mind every resident. The outdoor yoga/ meditation deck and open play area are great for those that wish to relax and watch their children at play or if you wish to throw a Frisbee this is the place. If you practice yoga, you can do so at the indoor yoga studio located right next to the exercise room. The exercise room is equipped with the latest state of the art equipment. For your little once, Avia offers a separate outdoor play area and an indoor play area. Your guests can stay over at the luxurious suites, after a night in – playing in the gaming lounge or watching the latest flick in the large theatre. The party room and Chef’s Kitchen are great for any party planners and of course, the BBQ enthusiasts have not been forgotten – the sun terrace, outdoor lounge, and BBQ area are all yours!
As always, our buyers will have a choice between many functional and well-designed unit layouts. You will have picks of 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom plus den, 2 bedrooms and 2 bedroom plus den units. All units are equipped with the latest designer Energy Star Stainless Steel Appliances, front load washer/dryer combo, large floor to ceiling windows, 9ft ceilings, laminate flooring, ceramic tiles, quartz counters, spa-like baths and gourmet style kitchens. Options for electric car charging stations are available for this tower as well.
Location, location, location. Avia, just like Block 9 and PSVI and PSVII is located in the heart of downtown Mississauga. It is within walking distance to Celebration Square, Mississauga Public Library, Square One Mall, Sheridan College, Mississauga Transit and The Go Station. Within close proximity are restaurants, shops, parks, entertainment, movie theatres and highway 403.
The previous phases have done extremely well and sold out quickly. Amacon is a well know builder with a great reputation and a long track record of building great high rises. Avia will be the next masterpiece in the Parkside Village community with great designs both throughout the building and within your own unit.
We anticipate some high-end finishes and great colour palettes. If you prefer a darker unit or a lighter unit, there are typically 3 great colour palettes to choose from. You can choose your colours for hardwood flooring, cabinetry, tiles, countertops, and backsplash. This allows you to customize the unit to your colour preference.
The prices in Square One are still great for both first time home buyers and investors alike. We know that Avia condos will start in the mid- $300s for their 1-Bedroom units. Maintenance fees will be approx. $0.57/sq ft. These prices are very competitive with the resale condos currently sold in the area.
Condos in the Square One area are valued at and around $600 per square foot. And given that they can rise or fall up to 10% condo owners are keen to maximize their investment. Of course, the traditional methods are obvious things that upgrade the value of your Updated kitchens and baths or an unobstructed view. However, there are small and surprising building details that can affect the value of your unit. Some things will lead you to say “of course!” while others you can only know from observing the building or living there.
These are the surprising things that affect Condo Value:
One of the perks of living in Mississauga’s City centre, nearby Square One, is the easy access to transit and transportation. With highways, major roadways, local and regional transit options you are connected to the rest of the province in many easy ways. Announced in 2012, a major project that will be a great transportation development in Mississauga is the planned Hurontario LRT. Planned to stretch from Port Credit by the shore of Lake Ontario up to Brampton’s Gateway Terminal and circling Square One itself. Planned to open in 2022 the Hurontario LRT will be a $1.4 Billion, 22 stop aboveground rapid transit option for residents of the region.
Residents in the Square One area are going to be temporarily inconvenienced by the infrastructure construction for the next few years but the opportunity for property values to rise with its construction is undeniable. Resale values are definitely affected by transit options, neighbourhood amenities and walkability. Though current residents are concerned by the likely (though hopefully temporary) increase in traffic congestion during construction. The Bramptonist points out that “about 70,000 of morning commuters travels to Mississauga from Brampton, even more than the 55,000 that travel to Toronto.” Many of which are coming into the Square One area to the many offices and services in the neighbourhood. Offering these commuters a car-free rapid transit option for commuting will make Square One Condo residents’ driving experience better.
In November, new premier Doug Ford put the future of the Hurontario LRT in question when it was mentioned in connection to his plans to ‘eliminate the inefficiencies of the previous Liberal government’. In November he singled out the $1 Billion Hamilton LRT plans as a guarantee for funding. Meanwhile, the provincial PC government has avoided the press and NDP’s questioning about Mississauga’s LRT Future. The provincial government’s refusal to make the same guarantee for the Hurontario LRT is concerning many residents and local officials.
Meanwhile, the municipal governments in Mississauga and Brampton are moving ahead with the plans and infrastructure changes. The new municipal city council in Brampton is proving more open to the LRT plans than their predecessors. The old council cancelled the original plan to have the Hurontario LRT run up through the downtown of old Brampton and this new council is reconsidering the plan to end the LRT at the Gateway terminal. Bringing back to the conversation LRT service in their downtown. Bonnie Crombie, Mississauga’s mayor, has met with Premier Ford in person to plead for the Hurontario LRT. It has been reported she stood her ground and expressed Mississauga’s commitment to their side of the funding. Mayor Crombie has always been a cheerleader for this project.
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Unless you have been sleeping under a rock, you will know that the pre-construction condo market has been on fire for the past 18 months in Mississauga. Every project which launches sells out in record time.
I, myself also personally own a few condos around the Square One area and have done very well. For experience, I find that condominiums are easy to rent out (typically under 1 week) and they are seen as “hassle-free” investments, which require very little owner intervention. Remember, I stick to brand new condos which not only have a warranty but are also very appealing to renters.
The first half of 2018 has been pretty quiet in Mississauga in terms of new developments. We had a good amount of people waiting for guidance on where to invest next.
Today we give our readers an insider look on what is to come for fall 2018. We will have platinum access to three great projects, which are guaranteed to sell out.
Have a look below and don’t forget to register to the projects you are interested in!.
M City 3
M City by Rogers Developments (Yes; the same Rogers as your cell phone provider) had a very successful first and second phase sell out near downtown Mississauga back in 2017. With more buyers then units available (and they had over 700 units per tower) the long-anticipated phase 3, or better known as “M3” Is set to launch soon.
Here is what we know so far:
Tower name: Mcity M3
Location: Burnhamthorpe and Confederation
Height: 80 storey (This will make it the tallest building in Mississauga)
Starting prices: $400’s Estimated
Completion date: 2023 Estimated
Launch: Mid October (subject to change)
Recommended for: Investors and End-users
Pearl Phase 2
If you prefer living a little away from the downtown core, I would suggest to check out this smaller project by Pinnacle International. Perla Phase 2 is the sixth tower in a multi-development community by Pinnacle. The builder has a good reputation with staying on time and we can expect this project to be priced very reasonably. Parking and a locker will be included in the price here.
Here is what we know so far:
Tower name: Perla Phase 2
Location: Hurontario and Eglinton
Height: 15 storey
Starting prices: $400’s Estimated
Completion date: 2021 Estimated
Launch: Mid September (subject to change)
Recommended for: Investors and End-users
We will also have a very rare opportunity to present a new condominium project in Port Credit. For those that don’t know, Port Credit is a highly desirable area by the lake in Mississauga. It’s close to many restaurants, parks and attractions. There will be a good selection of unit sizes ranging from 620 sq ft all the way up to 2100 sq ft. We can expect the finishes to be ultra high-end on this one!
Here is what we know so far:
Tower name: Tanu
Location: 25 Park East Street, Mississauga
Height: 15 storey
Starting prices: $400’s Estimated
Completion date: 2022 Estimated
Launch: End of September (subject to change)
Recommended for: End users
You bought a pre-construction condo a few years back and now it’s time to take possession. But before you get your keys, the builder gives you the opportunity to do a pre-delivery inspection of your unit. These inspections are mandatory and typically take no more than one hour with most properties.
I always recommend bringing the following things to the PDI (Pre-Delivery Inspection) –
1) Original APS (agreement of purchase and sale), floor plans and any upgrades
2) Basic tools – Flashlight, tape measure, green tape
4) Digital Camera or phone camera
5) Electrical tester – If you want to make sure the switches & outlets are working
6) Proper clothing, preferable steel toe boots
7) PDI checklist
Here is what we came up with for a condo specific PDI checklist.
Kitchen – Start your PDI in the kitchen & work your way room by room. In the kitchen, there are several things to look out for.
1st – Check the hardwood or tiles, depending what’s inside your specific unit. You want to make sure there is no damage to the plank or tile. If there is damage, then put a green tape sticky on the spot & get the inspector to note down the damage that needs to be fixed.
2nd – Check the countertops for any damage along with the backsplash. Again if there is any damage like scratches or chirps put a green tape sticky to the spot.
3rd – Check cabinets & drawers by opening them. Make sure all the hinges are properly secure, and that cabinets are properly aligned, open and close without difficulty. Check for scratches or any damage.
4th – Open each appliance and make sure that they are properly installed and in working condition. Check for any damage – dents, scratches etc.
5th – Check the sink and the faucet in the kitchen. Make sure that there is both hot and cold water. Fill the sink with water & make sure it drains properly. When you open the lower cabinet beneath the sink make sure there are no water stains underneath. This will tell you that the sink has been properly connected. Also, make sure that the dishwasher is connected.
6th – On the list are electric switches & lights. Make sure everything turns on and off and is in proper working condition. & check the entry door to the unit.
Living Room/Dining Room – There are very few things to look out for here compared to the kitchen, bathroom & laundry room in a condo.
1st – Check all the light switches to ensure they are working and turning on and off.
2nd – Check the floors for any damage/chirps. Keep in mind that your floors should not make any noise when you walk on them. Make sure that the baseboards are properly aligned and that there are no gaps or damage to these.
3rd – If you have crown moldings, make sure there are no gaps, that they properly align and that there is no visible damage. Make sure that there are no scratches on the walls or that the paint is chirping.
4th – If your condo comes with a fireplace, make sure it is in working condition and turns on and off.
5th – Check the windows & balcony door that they open & close and that screens are properly installed. Make sure that they lock & unlock properly and check the balcony railing to ensure that it is properly secured.
6th – If you happen to have blinds/shutters in your unit, check that they open and close properly. You want to check that these are correctly installed as well.
Master Bedroom/Bedrooms – Like the living room, you will want to check floors, windows, crown moldings & baseboards for damage. Check the trim & bedroom door to make sure there is no damage and that it opens and closes and that it is properly aligned. If you have a balcony door make sure it opens and closes.
Bathroom – Your bathroom is just as important as your kitchen and consists of a few components.
1st – Are the tiles on the floor as well as in the shower or tub that you want to check for damage/chirps.
2nd – Check that the fan & lights are in perfect working condition.
3rd – When you look at the vanity there are a few things to look at such as the mirror to ensure that there are no scratches, damage or chirps, that the lights above it work. The sink & faucet should have hot water & drain properly. Watch out for water stains underneath the sink to ensure there are no leakages and that everything is properly connected. Ensure that all the cabinet doors and drawers open and close and that the hinges are correctly secured.
4th – Is to check that the toilet is flushing and that it doesn’t leak anywhere.
5th – Check the caulking around the sink & the bathtub and or shower. Test the shower head & drain. Assure that all faucets are working and that there is hot water and that the water drains. If you have a shower door; assure that it opens and closes and that it is properly installed.
6th – Open and close & lock the bathroom door and look out for any damage and that the door is properly aligned.
Laundry Room – This is an important component of your inspection. Take your time to assure that it is done accurately and that you don’t miss anything.
1st – Make sure that the vent is going up and out of the unit.
2nd – take a look that the water is connected.
3rd – I recommend turning on the washer & dryer to assure it functions.
4th – Check the dryer & washer for any dents & scratches and open and close the door.
Exterior and common elements – This is something that you do not have to worry about as this is the builder’s responsibility.
Air condition/heating and Mechanical – Would just recommend turning on the unit. Most condos have AC on in the summer and heat on in the winter so you will not be able to test either the AC or the heat depending on the season.
Closets – I would advise sliding the doors open & close to assuring they are working. If there is glass check for scratches and chirps or cracks and take a look at the closet rack installation.
Pro tip – If floors are dusty make sure to note that on your PDI list as there might be floor scratches which are not visible until the floor is clean.