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June 2018 | issue 222

If you follow us on Twitter (@homelivingyyc) or Facebook (Calgary Home Living), you’ll know that there’s been a whole lot of activity in the new home industry this spring. New show homes opening up, new communities launching — it’s an exciting time for guys like me who follow the industry religiously.


It helps to be in the know and attend all these events — even if I haven’t had a Saturday off this season. The way I look at it, it’s crucial information that we know our readers need to help them in their home buying decision. Besides, food’s always good at those industry shindigs — the company of friends is even better.

In this issue, we tell you all about some of those events we’ve been lucky enough to be present in as we roll out our condo profiles starting with our cover feature on Excel Homes’ exciting townhomes of Holland Park in Walden. There’s been a lot of excitement about this European-inspired townhome in the heart of the southeast Genstar Development community of Walden. Find out more inside.

Jayman BUILT is in here with two products, first their new no-condo-fee townhomes of Seton Towns and also for their latest townhome development of Granite in Redstone. Both just shows the multi-awarded developer’s deep-seated knowledge of their market. Hopewell Residential is also represented here twice with their Chalet No. 6 and Sandgate condos, offering a variety of home options in the southeast communities of Copperfield and Mahogany, respectively.

There’s also Regatta in Auburn Bay by Brookfield that continues to amaze, as does Avenue West by Grosvenor in the West End. Both represent the merits of living in the suburbs or the inner-city with aplomb.

No one’s more excited than I am about TAK Developments’ The Fifth and all that is coming along with it along 17th Avenue S.W. you have to read it to believe it. RNDSQR, fresh from their recent BILD Awards win, is also here talking about their Grow condos in Bankview.

We were at a Qualico Communities event celebrating the opening of newly opened single-family and multi-family show homes in Redstone, and boy, let me tell you how much the community spirit in that northeast neighbourhood impresses me.

Speaking of impressive, our columnist Maria Bartolotti has an in-depth examination of the impending cannabis legislation, and what it means for condos. Please give it a read.

We also have a ton of special features that celebrate the return of warm weather. From designing your deck and planning a patio party and finding out the nearest outdoor pool in your community — get out and enjoy the sun. Or you can go to the next round of show home parades that are opening, chances are you’ll see me there too.

In This Issue

A smarter life style

A smarter life style

In this age of smart phones and smart cars, smart townhomes can’t be far behind.…

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Sturdystyle

Sturdystyle

Every home needs a strong foundation, and the bedrock for families has always been finding…

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Promising growth

Promising growth

Sunlight, water and a nutrient-rich soil are the essentials of growing a perfect garden, the…

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A Distinct Perspective

A Distinct Perspective

Perspective is everything. In life, the way to see the world is by opening up…

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