We’re Moving!

It’s been official for a few weeks now, our family is moving!

This was not an easy decision – we’re giving up a great home in a wonderful location that is walking distance to the school and splash pad.   After re-evaluating our family’s need for space (my husband and I both require office space at home) and thinking towards the future when we will have two teenaged children living in our home we are moving from the “Fairgrounds” neighbourhood in Binbrook over to “Summerlea”.

We were close to leaving Binbrook (had an offer in on a new build in Stoney Creek) but the decision wasn’t sitting well with us so we didn’t go through with the deal.  Then we decided to take a peak in our own “backyard” and found what we were looking for in a home.  Knowing that the kids won’t have to change schools, we’ll remain close to our friends and support system we’ve established here in Binbrook and remain a part of the community we love was a big part of our decision.  *We just love you all too much to leave ;P*

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Wanna know what house we bought??  We have purchased a “Manhattan” built by Empire Communities.  We will be located in Phase 5, really close to the new park in West Summerlea.  We’ll be going from a 40 foot wide lot to a 44 foot wide lot and increase the square footage of our home by 1000 square feet.  Both kids will each have bigger rooms than they have now, their own bathroom and walk in closet.  As for the benefit of having more space for my husband and me – well, check out the master bathroom in the floor plans!  I can’t WAIT!

The house won’t be ready until May 2015 (as long as there aren’t any delays) and I will be blogging our adventure of building a new home!

These images of the floor plan are pretty close to what ours will look like – the two bedrooms at the front of the house will be more equal in size (the one on the right, increasing in size, the left one decreasing a bit). Click them to increase their size.


My next post will be about WHY we have chosen to build an Empire home.  I know there are many members of our Binbrook Ontario Moms Facebook Group who have purchase in Empire’s new phase 4 and 5, please leave a comment to let me know who you are!


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  1. Courtney Johnson says:

    Hi Julie! We just bought our second Empire home and will be moving three blocks from where we are now in August. Right across the street from the park :)

  2. We’re so excited to be able to follow you on this journey Julie! The Manhattan is a gorgeous model! You will be so happy with it :)

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