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Barrie Homebuilder Wins Canadian Home Builders' Association Simcoe County ACE New Housing Awards and Introduces Two New Home Developments to Barrie

Ontario homebuilder Pratt Homes won two ACE New Housing Awards, including Excellence in Single Family Dwelling under 1500 sq. ft. and Excellence in Print Media, as presented by the Canadian Homebuilders Association Simcoe County at the President’s Gala in Barrie on Friday, May 11, 2012.

Pratt Homes Barrie was nominated and the finalist for six ACE Housing Awards in total, including Excellence in a Single Family Dwelling under 1,500 sq. ft., Excellence in Single Family Dwelling between 1,500 and 2,500 sq. ft., Excellence in Single Family Dwelling over 2,500 sq. ft., Excellence in Internet Web Site, Excellence in Print Media and Excellence in Health and Safety. Pratt Homes' own Heljar Hansen was also honoured at the gala with an Award of Honour by the Canadian Homebuilders' Association.

“These awards kick-off what is sure to be Pratt Homes’ best season yet,” said Pratt Homes Barrie president, Karen Hansen. “The Barrie townhomes and new homes sales market has absolutely exploded over the past few months. Pratt Homes' sales volume has tripled from last Spring.”

Pratt Homes recently launched two new community sites on some of the last available new home development land in Barrie.
Ardagh Bluffs, comprised of thirty-five detached homes, are being built on County Road 27 between Mapleview Drive West and Ardagh Road. Construction of low-rise condos at Eastside Village 2, in Barrie’s north end off of Penetanguishene Road at Cheltenham Road, is also underway.

The sales office for both Ardagh Bluffs and Eastside Village 2 is now open at 213 Harvie Road. This location also houses the newly opened model homes for Pratt’s Southwoods townhome community in Barrie.
Lastly, Pratt Homes’ will be releasing Phase 2 of the Manhattan condominium complex located at 40 Ferndale South next to Barrie’s Eco-Park on June 2. These Barrie condos are already 55% sold and future sales are expected to be brisk. Phase 1 of the Manhattan complex is 85% sold.

“There has been an incredible response to date on our new building sites. We haven’t seen high demand like this in the past 5 years,” said Hansen. “The most recent 5-year 2.99% mortgage rate, renewed confidence in the economy and nice spring weather has all equated to an incredible new home selling market in Barrie. In any case, for buyers considering new homes in Barrie – the time to purchase is now.”

About Pratt Homes

Pratt Homes has been building new homes, condos and townhomes in Barrie for over 100 years. Pratt Homes is the founder of the successful CMHC approved Rent to Own program and has various sweat equity and low deposit structure programs helping homeowners afford their dream of home ownership. Pratt Homes has a perfect Tarion New Home Warranty ranking and is considered on of the most professional and experienced builders in Ontario. Pratt Homes has been awarded several Tarion, SAM and ACE, Chamber and HUDAC awards for home building.

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