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September 2013 | Issue 165

Bouncing back

Every year, without fail, fall brings out the crowds to the new show homes and show suites around town, and the cycle promises true this year — despite the misery brought about by June’s historic floods.

Calgary’s housing starts in July bear this out with multi-family construction leading the charge. The standalone figures from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. show home starts for the month at 15,446, way up from June’s 10,420 units.

The news comes as a welcome shot-in-the-arm for an industry that was worried about how the floods would affect business, and from the looks of the crowds at the multi-family show suites in town — looks like everything’s fine and dandy.

Our cover feature on Streetside Development’s The Edge in Airdrie symbolizes the bullishness of the market as they set to unveil three new show homes this month that goes a long way in proving they are the “coolest condo” in this growing city. Both 6th and Tenth by Lamb Developments and Waterfront by Anthem Properties are inner-city high-rises that seem to have weathered the floods unscathed, as sales in both remain at a steady pace, and Waterfront is actually launching sales of their third tower. Aura of Copperfield is similarly going strong with their two and three-storey townhomes, while the long awaited Villas at Watermark finally opens their show suites that truly mark a new level of craftsmanship and style for the right-sizing market.

We also spotlight the estate enclave of Riverstone of Cranston, which many thought was in the path of the rampaging floodwaters of June, but performed beyond all expectations, as they weren’t even put on evacuation notice during the crisis. Brookfield Residential has really done their assignment and their line of townhomes and single-family homes here put the thrill back in riverfront living.

September is also the month for finding out new home living stuff in the ever-popular Calgary home + Design Show, where you can catch the Property Brothers and other top-notch designers for the latest lifestyle and décor tips. The show runs from September 19 to 22 at the BMO Centre in the Stampede Grounds.

Calgary really is an amazing city, and the range of multi-family options available is nothing short of astounding. You better believe that Condo Living is your best source for the latest happenings in the industry.

Pepper Rodriguez
Editor
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