April 2016 | Issue 196

My headline might be a little misleading; I think we’ve been in spring since early February considering the mild weather we’ve been enjoying. Here’s hoping I didn’t jinx it and we get dumped on in Easter.

Calgary deserves a break anyway, after the awful slide in oil prices that has put everyone in the city it seems in the dumps, we need a bit of good news. We do see a little sunshine in the realm of multi-family developments, where some developers are enjoying better-than-expected success.

One of those is our cover feature, My Legacy Park by Brad Remington Homes, who seem to do really well in all the communities they’ve been in. After their successful run in Copperfield where their Copperfield Park condos have been a big hit. My Legacy Park continues this winning tradition in the new southeast community of Legacy — which we also talk about in our community feature in this issue.

One thing’s for sure, products aimed at first-time homebuyers seem to be holding their own in this slow economy, and Cardel Lifestyles has noticed, as their new Walden Place development saw long line-ups of potential buyers during their launch. With interest rates still at historic lows and prices remaining at affordable levels, the downturn may work in the first-time homebuyers favour. There’s a lot more opportunities open for them to own their own home, especially in those two developments we mentioned, as well as in Origins at Cranston by StreeSide and Emerald Sky by the Carlisle Group, which we also cover in this issue.

The Armory by Cove Properties is about to open their new show suite and possessions for this 18+ development in Currie will already start this summer. Same thing with the Guardian and the two high-rises are standing and ready to transform lives and the neighbourhood of Victoria Park. Altadore 36 rounds out our condo profiles this issue.

Spring is also about SAMs, and the annual awards night that honours the best in the homebuilding business will be held next month and we have the list of multi-family finalists for this years gala awards.

Spring is also about green, in our case, we take this to mean environment-friendly type of green. We have Kathy McCormick and David Crossson devoting their Shopping and Style features, respectively, to the idea of reuse, recycle and repurpose.

So even though spring 2016 may be a little tougher this year for Calgarians, there are great opportunities out there to get ahead in life by owning your first home, and be green while you’re on it.

In This Issue

Lasting Legacy

Lasting Legacy

The goal at Brad Remington Homes always been to make the homebuyer’s dream come true,…

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The Armory in Currie

The Armory in Currie

Currie is the future. This former Canadian military base so close to downtown will soon…

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Lifetime love

Lifetime love

For this Calgary couple, life simplified and quality construction make their new Kincora area condominium…

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The best of the Beltline

The best of the Beltline

It’s important to do your homework when buying your first home, a lesson not lost…

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