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Jan. 26, 2021 | Shameer Gaidhar

Safety first: why radon mitigation systems should be installed in more Canadian homes

I've been building homes for over two decades, which means I've come across hundreds of common issues that many builders don't feel they need or want to address. Radon gas is one such issue and an invisible threat to homeowners across Canada.

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Dec. 15, 2020 | Mario Toneguzzi

A Calgary real estate Christmas list

Dear Santa,


My oh my, it certainly has been an interesting and challenging year, with the COVID-19 pandemic impacting almost every part of our lives.

At completion, SOLA will boast 172 condo units – all equipped with smart-home automation.
Courtesy of Ocgrow Group of Companies

Oct. 26, 2020 | Josh Skapin

New Kensington condo development innovates with commitment to smart technology

Calgary's condo market may be mired in a bit of a slump, but developers are still finding ways to make their latest offerings stand out.

This is what Ocgrow Group of Companies has done with SOLA, the company's new development in inner-city Kensington that will boast 172 condo units – all equipped with smart-home automation.

Courtesy of Brookfield Residential

Sept. 18, 2020 | Mario Toneguzzi

Local homebuilders double down on digital as COVID-19 challenges continue

Calgary's new-home construction market has been challenged this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Year-to-date, up until the end of August, there were 5,400 total housing starts in the Calgary census metropolitan region compared with 6,400 for the same period in 2019.

Homebuilders across the city have adopted new health and safety protocols for potential homebuyers when they are searching for a home. They've also upped their game when it comes to their digital presence.

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April 03, 2020 | Andrea Cox

Better bargaining: why new-build homebuyers should hire a REALTOR®

Hiring a REALTOR® when purchasing a resale home seems like a no brainer, but many new-build homebuyers don't take advantage of this valuable resource.

Courtesy Jayman Built

April 03, 2020 | Natalie Noble

Calgary's new-build homes innovate for safer, smarter and greener living

Smart and green technologies recently considered luxuries are becoming increasingly important to Calgary homebuyers, and the city's homebuilders have taken this to heart.

Courtesy Sterling Homes

April 03, 2020 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Lay of the land: lot choice adds another variable to new-build purchase process

When you buy a home, you're also buying the lot, so it's important to make sure you pick the right lot for your needs.

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April 03, 2020 | Barb Livingstone

The new-home upgrades that provide the most bang for your buck

Solar panels, smart-home technology, quartz countertops, luxury vinyl flooring, lots of storage, and secondary suites above the garage or in the basement are all valuable upgrades that provide a lot of bang for your buck when building a new home.

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April 03, 2020 | Geoff Geddes

Additional costs to consider before you close on a new-home purchase

While budgets, like rules, are often made to be broken, there are some additional costs associated with the purchase of a new home that buyers should keep in mind to avoid breaking the bank.

Courtesy Mattamy Homes

March 27, 2020 | Andrea Cox

New-home purchase incentives put on hold, while builders and buyers take wait-and-see approach

As we head into what is traditionally one of the hottest seasons for real estate – with homebuilders launching purchase incentives, promotions, new communities and new showhome models – there is a distinct air of uncertainty due to the outbreak of COVID-19 sweeping the globe.

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