On the Ridge – Building a Life Together


October 3, 2017

On The Ridge Purchasers, meet a few of your new neighbors; Rob & Anita.

This adorable young couple have had an exciting year, starting with the purchase of their new townhouse in On The Ridge, and culminating with a surprise proposal on the lot of their new home. Before we find out what Anita said, let’s get to know the couple a little better….

Rob & Anita met in elementary school, and attended the same high school, as acquaintances. In grade 10, Rob signed Anita’s yearbook and wrote “Good Times”, which Anita still giggles about to this day. After high school, the two went their separate ways.

Just over a year ago, the two reconnected on facebook. Rob was supporting a friend who had recently gone through a rough break up. They were out for coffee, having the usual “Girls suck” after break up talk. All the while Rob was secretly messaging Anita and planning their first date. Since their first date those “Good Times” Rob promised in grade 10 have been non-stop.

This is the couple’s first home purchase. They loved the Stoney Creek mountain area because it has a lot to offer; Shopping, Dining, Schools, Parks and easy access to major highways. Rob’s sister is a past Homes By DeSantis purchaser, who was very happy with her home. Rob noted the construction and design of his sister’s home was so well done. When Rob was referred to On The Ridge by a colleague, both Rob & Anita knew they wanted to be in the community. They knew first hand of HBD’s exceptional homes from Rob’s sister, and the community was in their desired location. All the pieces fit together perfectly – it was meant to be!

Speaking of things that are meant to be – Rob knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Anita. In fact, he said he was more nervous about signing the papers to purchase their home than he was to propose. What better place to ask that important question than on the ground where their new home would be built? That exact spot where their life together would begin, how romantic! Anita had no idea the proposal was coming, so when she turned around to find Rob on his knee in the dirt, her first thought was “What the heck are you doing in the dirt!?” Of course when she finally realized what was going on she was overjoyed. Spoiler Alert – SHE SAID YES!!

“These two are just precious”, Interior Design Consultant, Jenny, noted. “They came in for browsing hours multiple times and were so excited about choosing finish selections for their first home. They were an absolute delight to work with, and they made some awesome selections, always working together and taking the time to consider each other’s thoughts and style preferences. I can’t wait to hear about it when they see their finished place for the first time. It’s going to be fantastic, and I know they are going to love it!! In the brief time I have known the couple, I have overheard them being questioned more than once about whether or not the two would be married anytime soon, so I had to laugh when I heard news of the proposal. I couldn’t be happier for Rob & Anita, they are two wonderful people and deserve all the happiness in the world”.

Rob & Anita are looking forward to moving in and decorating their new place next year. On The Ridge homeowners may hear wedding bells in the Summer of 2018, if you see Rob & Anita around the neighbourhood, be sure to congratulate them! Purchasers in future Homes By DeSantis communities should also be on the look out for these two amazing neighbours, as they mentioned they would be likely to purchase from HBD again in the future.

Homes By DeSantis is overjoyed to congratulate the couple, and wish them all the best in their future together, built on a strong foundation of love (and poured concrete).