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November 01, 2009

Exquisitely Cardel!

Cardel Lifestyles’ Prestwick Place and Lighthouse Landing are as prestigious and affordable as you can get when it comes to multi-family living


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When it comes to getting the most out of your money in the multi-family market, no one can come close to the level of quality, value and affordability that Cardel Lifestyles can offer. With nearly four decades of homebuilding experience, Cardel Lifestyles, the multi-family division of Cardel Homes, has received awards and accolades from the industry, and more importantly — earned their buyers’ trust.

Prestwick Place and Lighthouse Landing are perfect examples of how their apartment-style condos can give you bang-for-the-buck that few can match. These two projects prove beyond any doubt that affordability and stylish quality can go hand-in-hand.

It all starts with the location, says Cardel Lifestyles’ President and Partner Tim Logel. “Suburban condo purchasers are attracted by location, pricing and amenities, Cardel carefully considers all these factors before even starting a project.”

With their vast expertise in the market and their superior buying power, Cardel Lifestyles can afford to build some of the classiest multi-family projects in some of the most convenient locations in the city at very affordable prices. “You can get underground parking, something new, a great location with shopping next door, a livable floor plan, and at a reasonable price,” he adds.

Prestwick Landing is ideally located in the prestigious southern community of McKenzie Towne, while its sister development, Lighthouse Landing, is in the equally exclusive neighbourhood of Coventry Hills in the north.

Both locations are family-oriented and are surrounded with amenities that make day-to-day life a breeze. “Both projects are located in communities that already have plenty of existing amenities, you don’t have to wait years for a grocery store to open nearby, in both places you can practically walk to the supermarket,” says Logel.

“Both have attractive entry-level, one- and two-bedroom units that you can’t find anywhere else in the city, in terms of affordability and value of the standard package we offer,” he tells Condo Living.

Apartment-style condos in both projects start at $169,900 for one-bedroom units, while two-bedroom models are at $199,900. Suites range from 624 square-feet to 988 square-feet. “People can own their own brand-new, one-bedroom unit for less than $1,000-a-month, including mortgage, condo fees, taxes and electricity, based on present rates.” Logel says. “It’s been a long time since these monthly costs have been lower than renting.”

Prestwick Place and Lighthouse Landing are multi-phase developments with a cluster of four-storey, wood frame buildings with elevators. Their exteriors are a little  different, with the former having a Craftsman design and the latter a Cape Cod style, but they feature the same top quality interior design that Cardel has been known for. There are four different floor plans available for each project.

Lighthouse Landing sits on a 20-acre site with plenty of green space, walking paths and a large water feature that creates a rare suburban idyll, a three-and-a-half storey lighthouse feature on the grounds adds to its Cape Cod flavour. Area Manager Brad Logel, says its proximity to Cardel Place, the premiere recreation centre in the area, is a big plus.

“This allows us to keep condo fees down because we don’t have to install lavish in-house amenities like gyms,” he says.

Prestwick Place embraces a “neighbourly” pace of living in Mckenzie Towne. Gracious, old-world architecture, tree-lined streets, green spaces to set your soul free, even a town square to catch up with friends. Adjacent to South Trail Crossing, this community offers every convenience so you never have to wander far from home. The third building in the multi-phase project will be released soon.

Area Manager Judy-Lynn Lavalle says: “This project blends affordability with quality, beautiful upgrades and a fantastic location. You couldn’t ask for more in an apartment-style condominium.”

A wide range of buyers is attracted to both projects because of the timelessness of their designs and their universal appeal to all lifestyles.

“We get a lot of single professionals, young couples and even empty-nesters and those looking to downsize, precisely because of our price points and location and amenities, not to mention our low condo fees,” Tim Logel says, pointing out that they get 25 per cent of sales from repeat customers. “We have a lot of buyers who own a Cardel home come out and buy Cardel Lifestyle condos for their children because it is a name they can trust.”

He points out that the tremendous value that Prestwick Place and Lighthouse Landing offer are made even more attractive by today’s market conditions. “In the 31 years I have been in the business, today’s interest rates are the lowest I’ve ever seen them, and it’s highly unlikely that these rates will remain where they are and they are bound to climb sooner than later, so now is the best time to buy into the market.”

Superior quality and attention to detail are hallmarks of every Cardel Lifestyles home —­­ made possible by working closely with a team of Calgary’s best consultants, trades and suppliers. Now one of Calgary’s largest and most recognized developers, Cardel Lifestyles’ large volume purchasing power with trades and suppliers helps provide customers with meaningful value in their condo or townhome.

“One of the biggest advantages you get with dealing with Cardel Lifestyles is you can be assured that we always finish any project we start no matter the economic climate, and we never go back on our word on prices once a purchase agreement is signed. It won’t go up no matter what the circumstances are,” he says. 


Builder: Cardel Lifestyles
Project 1:
  Lighthouse Landing - 12025 Coventry Hills Blvd. N.E.
  Contact - Brad Logel at 403-241-8975
  Developer - Genstar Development Co.
Project 2:
  Prestwick Place - 115 Prestwick Villas S.E.
  Contact - Judy-Lynn Lavalle at 403-720-5959
  Developer - Carma Developers
Style:     One- and two-bedroom apartment condos
Size:     From 624 sq. ft. to 988 sq. ft,
Price:     One bedroom starting at $169,900 and two-bedroom at $199,900
Hours:    Monday to Thursday 2 to 8 p.m., weekends and holidays noon to 5 p.m.

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