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March 20, 2020 | Barb Livingstone

Construction collateral: navigating the deposit process for new-build home purchases

A deposit is the first financial hurdle a homebuyer needs to clear when buying a pre-construction home.

That deposit is generally five per cent of a home's total value for a purchase of less than $500,000, but it can be as high as 20 per cent for a $1-million-plus home. Those funds are a pre-construction commitment to the builder to take that condo or single-family home off the market. That money also gets put toward your eventual down payment.

Courtesy Qualico Communities

March 13, 2020 | Andrea Cox

Precedence and Rivercrest add innovative new-build product to Cochrane's housing mix

Some would say the town of Cochrane offers the best of everything. Nestled into the foothills, this picturesque community of just under 30,000 people offers untouched nature, beautiful mountain views and small-town appeal, in addition to a full suite of amenities.

The town's friendly vibe is attracting young families and downsizers alike, and many new communities are stepping up to meet the demand with a variety of innovative home designs.

Courtesy Indus Homes Inc.

Feb. 28, 2020 | Geoff Geddes

The beauty of the bungalow: a humble home style with big benefits

If you feel that stairs are overrated and basements are underused, a bungalow might be your ideal home style. Apart from the added convenience single-level living provides for those with mobility issues, bungalows offer flexible living arrangements and definite "aging in place" potential.

Courtesy Canada Lands Company

Feb. 14, 2020 | Andrea Cox

SPONSORED: Families will fall in love with Currie

With plenty of space to run and play, and an envious selection of schools a stone's throw away, the master-planned community of Currie is a perfect fit for families.

Courtesy StreetSide Developments

Oct. 16, 2019 | Barb Livingstone

Current new-condo purchase incentives focus on buyers' bottom lines

In a market flush with oversupply and lingering economic difficulties, condo builders need to stand out from the crowd to reach potential buyers.

While some offer trips to Las Vegas or New York to seal the deal, two of Calgary's longtime builders say the key to success in today's market is good developments with incentives that help a buyer's financial bottom line.

Courtesy Qualico Communities

Sept. 04, 2019 | Andrea Cox

Chestermere: Southern Alberta's newest city is packed with amenities

It's not uncommon for those who make the move from the "big city" to the idyllic shores of Lake Chestermere to never look back.

Take, for example, Colleen and Mathew Jones.

Courtesy Trico Homes

July 31, 2019 | Andrea Cox

Builder's Corner: Gems Series from Trico Homes brings innovative new-home options to Redstone

Trico Homes recently introduced five new home designs that are garnering interest from a broad spectrum of buyers. The Gems Series, an enclave collection of 80 homes in the established northeast community of Redstone, features innovative architecture and interiors that stand out from the pack.

Courtesy Apex Developments

July 10, 2019 | Barb Livingstone

Latest and greatest: Five Airdrie new-build housing developments

For buyers seeking new-build homes, these Airdrie communities have much to offer.

Courtesy Brookfield Residential

April 03, 2019 | Jim Zang

Builders cater to demand for multi-generational housing

Just what is a "single-family" home these days? The distinction is getting blurrier, as many families opt for multi-generational homes.

Garage construction is one of the few renovations that can produce a dollar-for-dollar return on investment in the form of resale home value.
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July 18, 2018 | Stefan Strangman

Free parking

How building a garage can dramatically increase your home value

Driving has always been a way of life for Calgarians, and given the ubiquity of cars in in the city, garages are a must for almost every home.

Whether looking to build a home for the first time or renovating an old one, detached or attached garages are the options most builders choose. However, special builds also exist and can even include underground parking or tunnels, at costs upwards of $35,000 for a triple-detached unit.

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