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2014 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!

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THE ION3 BY JAYMAN MODUS

COLUMNS, NEWS & FEATURES

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038 MORTGAGE TALK How to pay down your mortgage faster

BY MICHELLE ORANCHUK

053 QUICK TIPS Take time for yourself BY HELLEN BUTTIGIEG

074 INDUSTRY UPDATE Ten reasons to love your brand new condo BY JIM RIVAIT

082 CONDO PRO The search for the perfect home starts with location BY BARBARA LAWLOR

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040 CMHC REPORT Housing starts to stabilize in 2014 and 2015 041 CHBA EDMONTON Finalists announced for 2014 Awards of Excellence in Housing 054 HOT TOPIC The Smith Manoeuvre BY GEORGE E. DUBE

060 DESIGNER ADVICE Energize your highrise BY YANIC SIMARD

076 TIPS & TRICKS Packing tips to make your move a little easier 086 TIPS & TRICKS Changing your address hoMebuyers’ resources

036 WEB DIRECTORY 087 HOMEBUYERS’ HELP Condo Buyers’ Resource Section 090 HOMEBUYERS’ HELP Condo hunter’s checklist


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LUXURY TOWNHOMES DESIGNED FOR TODAY’S BUYER

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ords like stylish, modern & even a little bit sexy come to mind as you enter the Secord Corners Townhomes. Gleaming granite countertops, large windows and a glass tile backsplash in the kitchen give the space a sleek, urban feeling while features like the large rear deck & oversize double attached garage are exactly what suburban buyers are looking for. Innovative finishes like glass walls instead of the usual spindle stair railings allow light to flow throughout the home. Thoughtfully positioned in the west end of Edmonton, Secord Corners townhomes are located in the gorgeous community of 12 NEW CONDO GUIDE | VOLUME 22 ISSUE 03 | NewCondoGuide.com

Secord. This family oriented community is just off past Lewis Estates and provides easy access to West Edmonton Mall plus the Whitemud and Anthony Henday freeways. Just a stone’s throw away from grocery stores and the established community of Parkland, Secord Corners offers spectacular value for residents. Easily accessible and close to many amenities, these townhomes are the exactly what northwest Edmonton has been waiting for. Perfectly sized at 1536 square feet, these homes have been specifically designed to maximize the floor space. The open concept design allows one room to flow into another, giving the overall impression of a much larger home. A spacious gourmet style kitchen with a convenient eating bar is ideal for active families or professional couples with hectic lifestyles while the dining nook is the perfect spot for family meals or a party. The great room features plenty of room


for a luxurious flat screen TV, an oversize window and has lots of room for entertaining. A well-placed half bath is very convenient for both residents and guests. Upstairs, three generous bedrooms offer fantastic space for children or make excellent offices or hobby rooms. The master suite is a great size and comes with a large walk in closet and four-piece ensuite. Another four-piece bathroom completes this level. The lower level of the home contains the laundry room, storage room and oversize double garage. Many valuable upgraded features of these homes include five appliances, an oversized deck and full landscaping of both front and back yards. The extra deep double attached rear garage has additional storage for the kids stuff or recreational equipment. Secord Corners Townhomes have been planned and are being constructed by Footprint Developments. This company specializes in creating greater Edmonton’s most value rich townhome communities. Very popular with today’s buyers, their first development, Terwillegar Corners, sold out in just months. Secord Corners Townhomes are master crafted and come complete with valuable, upgraded features and finishes. Only 48 townhomes in Phase 1 are available in this private community, so do not wait to reserve yours! Priced from the $280’s these homes are definitely west Edmonton’s most impressive new home opportunity. For more information about Secord Corners Townhomes, please call 780.966.6524 or visit their show home in Secord at 217 St, just off of Secord Blvd. To get to Secord, turn off the Whitemud onto Secord, turn left on Secord Blvd & follow the signs. Check out www.secordcorners.ca for more details too.

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to the LRT, the new Fort Road will be one of Edmonton’s best linked and desirable family-friendly communities. Units are now pre-selling for the first of five buildings. Purchase now and you can pick from a long list of free free upgraded quartz countertops and laminate flooring, and get free condo fees for one year. Plus, stop by the sales centre today to see if you’re eligible for the SmartBuy™ down payment assistance program. For more information visit us online at stationpointe.com or call 780-490-6008.

• Non-combustible • Transit-oriented development • 1 block from Belvedere LRT Station • Patented steel & concrete development • Sustainable ECO friendly development • Low condo fees • Secure underground parking • Large amenity spaces • Family friendly, multi-generational community in place for over 30 years. BEST BUYERS INCENTIVES* such as the “SmartBuy™ Buyers Program” can’t put down all your down payment no problem we can work out the details give us a small deposit to get started and over the course of several months we will help you build up your total deposit needed. THE BEST MORTGAGE RATES and buyer programs around come in and get the details. BEST TIME TO SELECT your interior fi nishes and colours and upgrade your appliances if you wish. Or just take the Free upgrades like stainless steel appliances, upgraded washer dryer and upgraded Composite Granite countertops and Vessel sinks in kitchen, bathrooms up to ($16,000.00*) UP TO 12 MONTHS of free condo fees up to ($3600.00*) FREE UPGRADED Window Blinds throughout ($3500.00*) FREE 12 MONTHS of Home Telephone, Internet, and PVR equipment. ($1500.00*).

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Move in ready Choose interiors from one of six colour packages Laminate countertops with 1 1/2” square edge in kitchen 36” High upper kitchen cabinets Six piece appliance package Laminate flooring on main level Moen faucets with lifetime warranty Ceramic tile in entries and bathrooms Carpet underlay is 7.5 lbs 9 ft Basement wall height Closet doors are swing doors (no bifolds) Pressure treated rear deck with privacy screen Garages are insulated, drywalled and fire taped Satin nickel free-slide shelving Proprietary Silent Neighbor® sound proofing wall system

To learn more, visit a showhome today Aurora 3366 Weidle Way SW tel: 587-524-7188

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Shindig it baby—extra space to make a scene Spacious and trendy living rooms are what Grande Design Homes are all about. But when it comes to quality craftsmanship, our homes couldn’t be more traditional. Grande Design townhomes are sleek, chic and dazzlingly modern in look, but built to last.

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EDITOR’S NOTE

MOVING MADE EASY

SUSAN LEGGE

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Wall2Wall Media Susan.Legge@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/SusanLegge Like us on Facebook Search: Condo Guide

Whether you’re relocating from one coast to the other or moving to your first place out of your parents’ home, moving can be hectic, exciting and certainly stressful. But, relax. You can eliminate all of the anxiety associated with moving by taking control of the situation with confidence. If you decide to move yourself, book a moving truck well in advance from a reliable company that can help with some tips on moving as well as advice regarding the size of vehicle you will need. If you decide to go with a pro, ask your friends and family to recommend a mover. Call at least three companies to ask about their services and then decide. Professional movers can do everything for you if you wish, from packing and unpacking, to disconnecting appliances and electronics, but of course there’s extra cost involved. Make sure you understand the terms of your agreement no matter what you decide, as well as any additional costs such as insurance and mileage fees, so you can budget accordingly. Happy moving!

THE HOW, WHERE AND WHAT OF HOME BUYING

LYDIA MCNUTT

EDITOR

Wall2Wall Media Lydia.McNutt@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/LydiasTweets

If you’re planning to buy a home this spring, spend these last few weeks of winter doing some research to figure out the where, the what and the how of your purchase. Before you start shopping, visit your mortgage broker or bank to get your financing in order. This is the “how” part of the equation. Answer questions like: How much can I afford to spend on a home? How much do I have for a down payment? Will I be using my RRSPs toward my down payment? Will I be able to afford my lifestyle and still make my mortgage payments? Don’t forget to budget for closing costs and your other bills. A home works much better with electricity! With your budget defined, you can hit the streets. Location is the one thing about your home that you can’t change. It affects how much you’ll need to spend on your purchase and property taxes, your lifestyle while you live there, and the resale value when you sell the place. Drive, walk and surf the web to learn as much as you can. Map the amenities that matter most to you – schools and parks, shopping areas and banks, highways and public transit. How close do you want to be to your work, family and friends? Visit prospective locations at different times of the day and ask yourself, “Will I feel comfortable jogging early in the morning, or walking the dog alone after sunset?” Once you know how much you can spend, and have narrowed down your locations of choice, you can zero in on the “what” of your new condo. Create a list of “must-haves” and “nice-to-haves.” If you’re purchasing a condo with someone, you’ll have to take their wants and needs into consideration as well, which can make shopping a little more complicated. Getting your ducks in a row now will allow you to shop with confidence, and actually enjoy this exciting time.

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WHERE IS YOUR MARKETING COMPASS POINTING?

Let’s face it, the world is changing so quickly it can be hard

statistics,

to keep up. Speed and instant gratification have replaced

‘screen-based’, whether it’s on smartphones, tablets, laptops

patience and contemplation. We’ve moved from a

or TVs. In 77% of cases, we’re using more than one screen

compass to GPS navigation, narrated by the likes of Sean

at a time. The research also shows we’re spending roughly

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4.4 hours of spare time in front of our glowing LEDs each

hand-written letters to instant text messages. From striking

day. Think about that. Many of us work on a computer all day

steel on flint to a fireplace app on our smartphones. The

(and our phones are never far away) and then go home and

point is things are changing at an exponential rate and our

unwind with the next episode of House of Cards (I can’t

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dollars? The short answer is: it depends. If you’re a large

Edmonton’s real estate market, the process of buying a

company like Old Spice, television should be a strong part of

home likely begins with picking up this magazine,

your media mix. That’s not to say people aren’t visiting their

narrowing down your options and then grabbing your

website, but it’s less likely. Alternatively, if you’re a local

laptop to check floorplans, availability and specifications.

cupcake store, perhaps buying ad space on the electronic

By the time we visit showhomes, we already know exactly

billboard that’s right outside your store makes perfect sense.

what we’re looking for and we’re hoping to have an

Either way you slice it, there’s no magic bullet for the perfect

emotional connection with the home we’re interested in.

media mix. However, it’s clear that effective and targeted traditional media is a decisive compass that points in only

Traditional media, such as print, helps funnel potential

one direction. True north? No, online.

customers to your most important sales centre that’s open 24-hours a day – your website. According to Google

Intelligence House is Edmonton’s newest and most innovative Real Estate Marketing Agency with a focus on market intelligence as well as full marketing and sales services to real estate industry professionals.

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2003 Rabbit Hill Rd.

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504 Chappelle Dr. SW 13 E’SCAPES BY CARRINGTON COMMUNITIES

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2582 Anderson Way, SW  UTHERFORD 5 R LANDING

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1144 Adamson Dr SW  AT 10 ELEMENTS WINDERMERE

304 Ambleside Link SW 15 THE SIGNATURE BY WESTRICH PACIFIC

5151 Windermere Boulevard

BY CARRINGTON COMMUNITIES

Windermere Blvd & Windermere Rd.

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16003 10 Avenue SW (located off 170 and south of Ellerslie rd) 17 R  AVINE POINT AT MACTAGGART RIDGE BY CAMBRIDGE MERIDIAN DEVELOPMENTS

5835 Mullen Place 18 S  OUTH CALLAGHAN TOWNHOMES BY VOCO

Corner of Casselman Link & Cunningham Way SW  PARROW LANDING 19 S AT LARCH PARK (NET ZERO TOWNHOMES)

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SOUTHWEST

2014 Finalist for Best Apartment over $350,000

THE ION 3:

Last opportunity to live in style

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outhwest Edmonton’s hottest condo spot is now coming to a close with less than 30 suites remaining in the last building. Located in the coveted community of Ambleside, the Ion 3 sets a new standard in suburb living. Jayman Modus’ third and final addition to the Ion development, a four storey condominium complex has redefined quality in terms of thought, design and execution. Contemporary exterior design and plenty of captivating style make the exclusive Ion community a welcome addition to the condominium market. Situated just off Terwillegar Drive, residents will enjoy all the benefits of suburb living while never being more than just a few minutes away from first-rate urban amenities.

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Step into the Ion 3 and you will feel the immediate sophistication of the grand four storey glass atrium. Trendy finishes throughout the hallways, lobby and common areas provide the feel of boutique style living within the building. The Ion 3 provides multiple living style and size options for residents to choose from. Eight floor plans ranging from 610 square feet to 965 square feet, with one or two bedroom options, allow for each home buyer to find exactly what fits their lifestyle needs. The building has been pre-selected with 4 outstanding décor themes along and exclusive premium a’la carte features from Energy Star stainless steel appliances (including bottom mount fridge, convection oven, microwave and dishwasher), engineered


Outdoor BBQ Gazebo complete with 2 stainless steel gas BBQ’s wood flooring and ceramic tile, quartz waterfall countertops, shag carpeting, and washer and dryer, heated underground parking plus much more. One bedrooms start from $183,837 +GST and 2 bedrooms from $250,891 with all- inclusive appointments. Only a limited of prime corner suites overlooking the water pond and city views are available! Building amenities are truly exceptional at the Ion . A highlight is the Entertainment Lounge located on the first floor of the building. This fantastic space is perfect for hosting guests and features a 10’TV and surround sound system, plus an additional private entrance from the exterior of the building. Whether watching the big game or enjoying the newest box office release, the Entertainment Lounge is sure to impress with its high quality screen and sound experience. This space also features plenty of space for hosting a private party. A wet bar area complete

with fridge and microwave features a modern design with electric red cabinetry. The Entertainment Lounge allows residents to book the room in advance and provides the option to rearrange furniture and use tables and chairs for formal events. Other great building features include a BBQ courtyard area, a state of the art Life Fitness gym located in building one and guest suite for out of town relatives in building 3. Residents of the Ion become owners of one of Edmonton’s in-demand addresses. Condo owners are right in the center of Ambleside’s major commercial center, Currents of Windermere, which is filled with an array of services including a VIP Cineplex Odeon theatre, dining options, and an abundance of shopping and banking facilities. Plus, connecting to all major zones of the city is quick and hassle free with convenient access to the Anthony Henday Drive- only minutes away! The Ion is where smart and stylish living has come together. This incredible development sets new standards in the condominium market, catering to the need of home buyers who want a fresh and unique condo option. This opportunity is going fast as Building 1 is sold out, Building 2 is sold out. For more information visit ioncondos.com or stop by their show suites at 2584 Anderson Way SW, Ambleside. Monday to Thursday from 2-8pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 5pm

THROUGH THE EDMONTON AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE THE ION 3 HAS ALSO BEEN NOMINATED FOR BEST APARTMENT BUILDING ALONG WITH 3 MODELS FOR BEST APARTMENT UNDER $250,000, FROM $250,000 $350,000 AND $350,000 AND OVER. NewCondoGuide.com | VOLUME 22 ISSUE 03 | NEW CONDO GUIDE 25


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ffordable luxury shouldn’t be an oxymoron. Case in point: Ravine Point at MacTaggart Ridge. Designed with quality and simple sophistication in mind, Cambridge Meridian Developments have achieved just that.

• Phase 1 successfully sold within weeks of opening show suite • Ravine Units now also include a 710 SQ Ft fully developed loft with bathroom • Exclusive 73 unit community in southwest Edmonton • Almost Maintenance Free Living • Two bedroom floorplans • Open concept design for modern living • Fully developed over three levels with 2154 sq ft of living space • Ravine backing lots will feature fully developed lofts for a total size 2564 sq ft

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For more information about Ravine Point and to book a viewing, call Sam at 780-995-7744, email info@cambridgemeridian.ca, visit www.ravinepoint.com or head down to the sales centre.

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SOUTHWEST

WHAT IS THE RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CONFERENCE?

IC RC

The Residential Construction Industry Conference (RCIC) is an annual two day event hosted by the Canadian Home Builders Association – Edmonton Region. With a full industry tradeshow and over 60 sessions, RCIC 2014’s speaker lineup is sure to “wow”! Delegates will learn the most up to date practices, procedures, regulations, tips and tricks to better yourself as well as your company. Whether you are a construction worker, skilled trade, sales staff, manager or business owner, RCIC 2014, offers a unique opportunity to learn new strategies, enhance your networks and keep in touch with what’s going on in the industry today. A Sales Rally component has been introduced to the 2014 RCIC lineup. Sales Rally headliner, Jeff Shore, will be presenting two half-day sessions - one in the morning and one in the afternoon – Thursday, April 3rd. This is a must see for all sales people in the industry. Nearly every active homebuilder in the Capital Region attended last year’s conference, and even more are expected to participate this year! RCIC 2014 really is one event you do not want to miss out on.

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43 Ave.

41 Ave.

6 TRAILS OF MILLCREEK ESTATES

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BY PARKWOOD MASTER BUILDER

5503 - 3 Ave. SW

34 St. & 35A Ave.

2 SOUTHWINDS

7 URBAN VILLAGE ON WHYTE

BY CARRINGTON COMMUNITIES

BY CARRINGTON COMMUNITIES

6084 - Stanton Dr. SW

7907 - 71 St.

3 WALKER LAKE LANDING

8 ASPEN MEADOWS

BY CARLISLE DEVELOPMENTS

Corner of Welsh Dr. & Watt Blvd SE 4 TAMARACK

BY LANDMARK URBAN LIVING

43A Ave. & 23 St. 9 SOUTHERN SPRINGS

BY LANDMARK COMMUNITIES

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2021 Sherwood Dr.

8 ETON PARK VILLAS

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9 WINDSOR PARK

BY ABBEY LANE HOMES

271 Charlotte Way

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Web Directory BUILDERS/DEVELOPERS

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Concept Homes

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Coventry Homes

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Ultima

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BY LANDMARK COMMUNITIES

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4 SUNTREE POINTE

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BY DAYTONA HOMES MASTER BUILDER

133 -142 Selkirk Place

BY CHRISTENSON COMMUNITIES

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401 Southfork Drive 6 SOUTHFORK STREET TOWNS BY HOMES BY AVI

419 Simpkins Wynd

102 Bridgeport Crossing

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RECREATIONAL FACILITIES Black Gold Recreation & Culture Centre, Performing Arts Centre, 18 hole Golf Course & Public Library MEDICAL FACILITIES Full Service Community Hospital and Full Ambulance service PARKS & PATHWAYS 27 parks including Telford Lake, Fred John’s Park & Lions campground

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mortgage talk

// by michelle oranchuk

How to Pay down your mortgage faster

H

ere’s some sound advice to help Canadians choose the right mortgage strategies to fit their individual needs and pay their mortgages down more quickly:

Look beyond the interest rate

Many closed mortgages allow for double-up payments or a lump sum to be applied to a mortgage annually without pre-payment charges. Pre-payments are applied directly to the principal balance, helping to save thousands of dollars in interest costs over the life of a mortgage. Michelle Oranchuk is a mortgage specialist with RBC Royal Bank, serving Edmonton and the surrounding area. She specializes in helping clients select a mortgage that suits their lifestyle and makes their home-ownership dreams come true. Michelle offers expert advice on mortgage pre-approvals, purchasing real estate, refinancing, mortgage rate inquiries and realtor referrals. michelle.oranchuk@rbc.com

Flexible payment options can help take some of the guesswork out of interest rate increases. Speaking to a mortgage specialist and making a few simple changes can help you save thousands on interest costs and take years off your mortgage.

“Stress test” for rate increases

With the help of a mortgage specialist and online calculators, you can determine how much each mortgage payment may increase with a one to three per cent rise in interest rates. This will give you greater peace of mind about affordability down the road, knowing that your new home is affordable both today and in a few years when rates might be higher. Supersize your mortgage payments

According to a recent home ownership survey, 65 per cent of Canadian homeowners are worried about mortgage rate increases and 56 per cent admit that their mortgage is higher than they expected. Flexible payment options can help take some of the guesswork out of interest rate increases. Speaking to a mortgage specialist and making a few simple changes can help you save thousands on interest costs and take years off your mortgage. Here are a couple of tips to help you pay off your mortgage even faster: Make annual mortgage payments on the principal

Many mortgages allow you to make a lump-sum payment once every 12 months or at renewal time, which is applied directly to the principal. If you come into a large sum of money through an inheritance or bonus, consider making a pre-payment, which can shave years off your mortgage. If you double up your payments once per year for 25 years on a $250,000 25-year mortgage at a five per cent interest rate, you can save more than $30,000 and shave three and half years off your amortization term. Switch to a bi-weekly mortgage payment schedule

Changing to an accelerated bi-weekly payment can be an easy adjustment that will help you save on mortgage interest. The bi-weekly accelerated payment works to help you pay down your mortgage faster, as you actually end up making 26 bi-weekly payments per year versus 12 monthly payments – this adds up to an extra monthly payment every year.

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7 Min. to Edmonton

Beaumont 1

Coloniale Way

Rue Montalet

44 St.

50 St.

57 St.

55 Ave. 52 Ave.

50 Ave. 2

60 St.

43 Ave.

30 Ave. Hwy 625

HOMES MAP LISTINGS 1 C50OVENTRY Ave. & 57 St.

(Nisku Rd.)

2  GOUDREAU HEIGHTS BY CHRISTENSON COMMUNITIES

4900 - 62 St.

WELCOME TO BEAUMONT Come visit us and discover why “Life Is Better In Beaumont” POPULATION Approximately 8,361 LOCATED 2 miles South of Edmonton on 50 Street SCHOOLS 5 Schools from Kindergarten to Grade 12, French Immersion offered in all GROCERY Sobey’s & Extra Foods

RECREATIONAL FACILITIES Beaumont Regional Activities Centre and numerous outdoor facilities MEDICAL FACILITIES 10 minutes to Grey Nuns Hospital, seved by Edmonton Ambulance PARKS & PATHWAYS Approximately 170 acres of parkland and 6 kilometers of inter-connected walkways

For more information call (780) 929-8782 or visit www.town.beaumont.ab.ca

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CMHC Report

Housing Starts to Stabilize in 2014 and 2015

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) expects housing starts to stabilize in 2014 and 2015. Support from improved economic and demographic fundamentals will be tempered by a combination of a modest and gradual increase in mortgage rates and a slowdown in demand from first-time buyers, according to CMHC’s first quarter 2014 Housing Market Outlook, Canada Edition. “With a relatively high number of units currently under construction, we expect builders will gradually adjust their activity in order to reduce their level of inventory,” says Mathieu Laberge, deputy chief economist for CMHC. “Housing demand for resale market homes will continue to be sustained despite expected modest and gradual increases in mortgage rates toward the end of the forecast horizon,” Laberge adds. On an annual basis, housing starts are expected to range between 176,600 and 199,800 units in 2014, with a point forecast of 187,300 units, relatively unchanged from 187,923 units in 2013. In 2015, housing starts are expected to range from 163,200 to 206,600 units, with a point forecast of 184,900 units.

Selling fast! | Some quick possessions available

Multiple Listing Service (MLS) sales are expected between 436,000 and 497,000 units in 2014, with a point forecast of 466,500 units, up from 457,485 in 2013. In 2015, sales are expected from 443,400 to 506,000 units, with an increase in the point forecast to 474,700 units. The average MLS price is forecast between $380,100 and $400,700 in 2014 and between $384,300 and $409,900 in 2015. CMHC’s point forecast for the average MLS price calls for a 2.1-per-cent gain to $390,400 in 2014 and a further 1.7-per-cent gain to $397,100 in 2015. CMHC draws on more than 65 years of experience to help Canadians access a variety of quality, environmentally sustainable and affordable housing solutions. Call 1.800.668.2642 and visit cmhc.ca for more information.

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AWARDS

And the finalists for the

2014 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE IN HOUSING ARE…

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association –

Edmonton Region (CHBA-ER) is pleased to announce the 2014 Awards of Excellence in Housing finalists in the following categories: Single-Family, Multi-Family, Renovation, Sales Centre, Advertising, Development, Leadership, Builders Choice, Sales Volume and Sales People. The Awards of Excellence in Housing celebrates the creative design and craftsmanship of Edmonton Region builders and renovators, and recognizes excellence and professionalism in the field of sales and marketing within the home construction industry. Every year at this time, the industry honours the best of the best, and this year’s entries are no exception!

The Awards of Excellence in Housing represent the industry’s finest. Awards are reflective of the hard work, dedication and success of the members of the CHBA-ER. The association is proud to congratulate all of this year’s finalists. The winners in all categories will be announced Sat., Mar. 15 at the Awards of Excellence in Housing Gala at the Shaw Conference Centre. CHBA-ER is the voice of the residential home building industry, with a national body representing more than 8,000 member companies. Membership is comprised of new home builders, renovators, developers, trade contractors, building material manufacturers and suppliers, lenders, and a host of other housing industry professionals. To learn more about the CHBA – Edmonton Region, visit chbaedmonton.ca. For a full list of Awards of Excellence in Housing finalists, keep reading and cvisit online at excellenceinhousing.ca.

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the 2014 CHBA - Edmonton Region Awards of Excellence in Housing Finalists are as follows: Advertising Awards

AD4 - Best Direct Mail/Email Promotion

Leadership

Bedrock Homes Perfect Fit

Beaverbrook 50 Shades of Beige

Brookfield Residential Chappelle Gardens

Carrington Communities Escape to E’scapes

Carrington Communities Get into YOUR Element

Homes by Avi Summerside Grande Blvd

MLC GROUP Move Up To Windermere South

Vicky’s Homes Vicky’s Homes’s Inspirational Bags

Brookfield Residential Habitat Studio Jayman Kimberley Homes Landmark Group of Builders Rohit Communities Sterling Homes (Edmonton) Ltd.

AD1 - Best Print Advertising

Walton Development and Management Woodhaven - Edgemont Fall 2013 Walton Development and Management Hawks Ridge at Big Lake Summer 2013 AD2 - Best Radio Commercial

Carrington Communities Customer Testimonial Homes by Avi Avi Stories Jayman MasterBUILT Jayman Corporate Radio campaign

Landmark Group of Builders The Doghouse Maclab Enterprises Piece of Quiet Rohit Land Development Starling Grumps AD3 - Best Digital Media Campaign/Mobile APPS

Beaverbrook Don’t Be Beige

Bedrock Homes Ask Bedrock Homes Videos Canada Lands Company One and Done Pricing Connect Homes Ltd Connect With Us Rohit Land Development Starling Kiosk

Vicky’s Homes Purse Postcards AD5 - Best Indoor/Outdoor Advertising

Carrington Communities Jade Condominiums Daytona Homes Connect Anytime Anywhere Jayman Modus More is Better Morrison Homes Homes Change Sterling Homes (Edmonton) Ltd. - Smart Comes Standard AD6 - Best Brochure Package

Carrington Communities E’scapes Condominiums Carrington Communities Allure Condominiums Pacesetter Homes Pacesetter Homes Brochure Package

Perry Signature Homes Inc. Perry Welcome Brochure Royal West Homes Inc Altitude AD7 - Best Website

Alldritt Land Corporation www.mygranville.com Brookfield Residential http://theorchards.ca/ Kimberley Homes www.buildwithkimberley.ca Look Master Builder Inc www.lookhomes.ca Vicky’s Homes vickyshomes.ca

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Best Leader

Apartment Style MF1 - Best Multi - Family under $250,000

Carrington Communities Palladium

Jayman Modus - The Tesoro Landmark Group of Builders Spruce Park Homes Ltd.- B3 StreetSide Developments Canterbury MF2 - Best Multi-Family Apartment Style $250,000 $350,000

Carrington Communities Addison I

Jayman Modus - The Vesper StreetSide Developments Durham MF3 - Best Multi-Family Apartment Style over $350,000

Carrington Communities Lammond

Jayman Modus - The Chatelier StreetSide Developments Brighton StreetSide Developments Rutherford


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Homes by Avi - Marshall Homes by Avi - Bruno

Rohit Communities - Jade Sterling Homes (Edmonton) Ltd. - Summation Sterling Homes (Edmonton) Ltd. - Sensation MF5 - Best Multi - Family $275,000 to $300,000

Bedrock Homes - Birk

Daytona Homes - Elantra Daytona Homes - Astra Landmark Group of Builders Opal Park Homes Ltd - A MF6 - Best Multi - Family $300,000 to $330,000

Brookfield Residential Hemingway

City Homes Master Builder AGRA G2 Marcson Homes Ltd. The Oliver Marcson Homes Ltd. The Olivia Sterling Homes (Edmonton) Ltd. - Sensation MF7 - Best Multi - Family $330,000 to $425,000

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Alldritt Land Corporation Granville Beaverbrook Upper Windermere Brookfield Residential Lake Summerside Canada Lands Company Village At Griesbach MLC GROUP Allard Sales Centre MF SC2 - Best Sales & Information Centre - Multi - Family

Carrington Communities Ellerslie - Wernerville (E’scapes Conominiums) Carrington Communities Rosenthal Jayman MasterBUILT Southfork - Leduc Rohit Communities Callaghan North Sterling Homes (Edmonton) Ltd. The Terrace at Schonsee

Rohit Land Development Starling at Big Lake

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ocated at the corner of 95th Street and 160th Avenue, Footprint Developments presents their exciting new condominium and townhome development in Eaux Claires. Ideally situated just off 97 Street, the Radiance is the ultimate home choice for buyers who are looking for convenient, urban-style living with an exceptional location. Residents of the Radiance will find themselves surrounded by an abundance of first-rate amenities, including supermarkets, banking, restaurants, schools and much more. This charming northwest neighbourhood provides access to major roadways that are only minutes away, including the Anthony Henday, allowing for quick and easy commutes in and around the city. Offering two styles of homes to choose from, condos and townhomes, the Radiance development presents numerous home sizes and pricing options that are sure to suit an array of lifestyle needs. Each Radiance product offers buyers the added benefit of energy efficiency. Built Green, these homes were designed with the environment in mind and have been engineered to maximize efficiency and reduce waste. Each home features double-pane windows, energy-efficient appliances, low-VOC paint, and several other environmentally conscious features that add value and plenty of appeal to the property. The four-storey condominium building features a

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modern exterior with brick accents and aluminum cladding. A heated underground parkade provides homeowners with safe and secure parking, also ensuring vehicles are warm and snow-free throughout the winter season, while ample visitor parking offers guests convenient access to the main entrance. Spacious common areas, plus pressurized and air conditioned corridors, enhance the building’s comfort. A video security camera entrance system allows for a secure entrance into the Radiance condominiums, providing peace of mind for all residents. Suites range from 601 to 1,168 sq. ft. and are available in one-bedroomplus-one-bath and two-bedroomplus-two-bath options. There are 10 floor plans to choose from, including limited availability for a three-bedroom-plus-two-bath floor plan option. Each suite features an open-concept floor plan with upgraded laminate flooring through-


out. A designer lighting package and quartz kitchen countertops complement the modern design of the suites. Stainless steel appliances, three-inch baseboards and Decora style light switches all increase the visual appeal within these beautiful homes. Plus, an in-suite laundry and storage area with stacking washer and dryer offers added convenience. Each home also features a covered balcony, allowing homeowners to use their outdoor space throughout the year. Radiance townhomes offer spacious home living with the all the benefits and convenience of condo amenities. Perfect for consumers who are looking for multi-level living space, these two-storey homes combine urban style and private living. Each three-bedroom home offers an extensive list of features, including an oversized two-car garage with flex space, a large balcony with gas barbecue outlet, and beautifully finished exterior with stone accents. The front yards are also expertly landscaped and completed with trees and shrubs. The townhomes’ interiors have been designed with contemporary luxury in mind. Stylish lighting and eight-ft. ceilings enhance the open-concept style that is presented. An exceptionally spacious kitchen

PERFECT FOR CONSUMERS WHO ARE LOOKING FOR MULTI-LEVEL LIVING SPACE, THESE TWO-STOREY HOMES COMBINE URBAN STYLE AND PRIVATE LIVING features a wrap-around design with a decorative six-in. high tile backsplash. Modern flat panel kitchen cabinets and a stainless steel double sink ensure you have plenty of space to cater to family and friends. Five black or white appliances are included with the home, with the option to upgrade to stainless steel. Each townhome has been designed to allow for the most effective use of space and with convenient home living in mind. All bedrooms and living areas feature TV and telephone outlets – ready for use right when the homeowner moves in. With over 67 years of residential and commercial development experience, the Footprint Developments Management team has the knowledge and expertise in creating exceptional apartment condominium, duplex and townhomes that fit the needs of homebuyers. Specializing in efficiently designed homes, Footprint developments provide homebuyers with a quality product that features energy-efficient technology and convenient designs. Phase 1 condos at the Radiance are now 90 per cent sold! Phase 2 is now selling with prices starting in the upper $100’s. Townhomes are also in high demand at the Radiance! Phase 1 is almost sold out and sales have now begun in Phase 2 of the development with prices starting from the mid-$200’s. For more information or to learn more about the condominiums and townhomes at The Radiance, visit their website at radiancecondos.ca or call Suzie at 780.940.1803. Visit the sales centre at 9505 160 Ave. NW, open Monday to Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and holidays from noon to 5 p.m.

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quick tips

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Take time for

yourself ›› Let go of the “shoulds.” The next time you catch yourself thinking guilt-inducing thoughts like “I should go to the gym,” or “I have to wash the windows,” shift your perspective. Find a way to make the task more enjoyable so you can replace the “should” and “have to” with “like to,” “want to” or “could.” Re-framing your thoughts in this manner puts you in control because you are deciding to do the task out of desire, not criticism. Another option is to re-evaluate the task to see if it really is a necessity, or if you can drop it from your “to-do” list altogether.

Hellen Buttigieg is a certified professional organizer, life coach, TV host, owner of We Organize U and author of the best-seller, Organizing Outside The Box. For tips on getting organized, visit WeOrganizeU.com and sign up for the free newsletter.

›› Put yourself out there. Life has a way of flowing effortlessly when we put ourselves out there. If there’s something you’ve been wanting in your life, take one small action toward it and notice how other things fall into place. It could be a simple phone call you’ve been putting off, a book you’ve been meaning to read or a website you’ve wanted to visit. Do it now and have faith in the power of taking that first step. ›› Tie up loose ends. Regularly schedule one hour a week to devote to tying up loose ends. These little “to-dos” take less time to complete than you think and yet, left undone, eat away at you, draining your energy and clouding your mind. If you finish in less than an hour, use the extra time to reward yourself with a special indulgence.

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ometimes we get bogged down with all the things on our “to-do” list that we forget to take time for ourselves. Here are some tips to help simplify your life:

›› Live in the moment. We have become a society of multi-taskers, but in an effort to be more efficient, we have robbed ourselves of the pure pleasure that comes from performing simple tasks. The next time you wash dishes, fold laundry or set the table, focus only on the task at hand. Engage your senses. Notice the fresh smell of clean laundry, the rainbow colours in the soap bubbles, the beauty of a table set with care (candles, flowers and cloth napkins). You’ll feel less frazzled and more peaceful.

›› Eliminate catalogue clutter and enjoy mental freedom. Are catalogues piling up on every flat surface in your office? If you’ve had them for more than three months and still haven’t read them, it’s time to take an honest look at whether they are adding value or complicating your life. Go online and remove your name from catalogues you don’t read, and cancel magazine subscriptions that clutter your life, drain your energy and rob you of peace-ofmind. You can always purchase the odd magazine or two when you have some extra time to devote to reading. ›› Make bill paying easier by synchronizing due dates. Paying bills can be time consuming and difficult to keep track of, especially if they are due at various times throughout the month. Consider calling all your creditors and having the due dates on your monthly bills changed to either the 1st or the 15th of the month. Put a reminder on your calendar to ensure that they’re paid on time. Consolidating tasks saves time and mental energy. ›› Create kits to make life easier. Items that are used together should be stored together to make tasks easier and save you time. Store all your knitting supplies in one bin; your gardening supplies in another. Imagine how much easier it will be to wrap gifts when your gift bags, cards, scissors, bows, tape and pen are all stored together! NewCondoGuide.com | Volume 22 issue 03 | new condo Guide 53


hot topic

The Smith Manoeuvre Deducting mortgage interest // by george e. dube One of the largest expenses we have

tends to be the mortgage on our home. Following traditional rules, we are limited to deducting, at best, a small percentage of the interest where we use a home office for business purposes. However, using nontraditional planning, we are able to deduct potentially 100 per cent of the interest costs. Your tax savings will vary based on where you live in Canada, your income level and the amount of interest you pay. As a quick example, though, with a mortgage of $200,000 at 4.5 per cent, your tax savings could be approximately $3,000 per year. While this may not by itself create financial 54 new condo Guide | Volume 22 issue 03 | NewCondoGuide.com

freedom, imagine receiving these savings year after year – with minimal effort required. Imagine the impact of a higher interest rate or larger mortgage. A popular nickname for describing some of the possible techniques is the “Smith Manoeuvre,” coined by Frasor Smith. A variety of versions of the plan exist, and vary in aggressiveness and implementation to suit your needs and comfort. With a Supreme Court decision related in part to questions surrounding the appropriateness of interest deduction plans, tax advisers have largely been given the green light to help clients restructure their affairs in an optimal fashion.


So, what do you do with this good debt? You invest. Traditionally, this was thought of as an excellent vehicle to acquire mutual funds and similar investments. However, this may be a great opportunity for you to go beyond that and invest in your business. In its simplest form, these interest deductibility techniques allow homeowners the ability to convert the non-deductible portion of the interest on their mortgage to fully deductible over a period of time. The period is typically several years, however, your financial situation and aggressiveness may dramatically decrease this time. A variety of mortgage products provide the ability to divide your mortgage into at least two segments, which allows you to track the interest expense on these segments separately. Your total mortgage will typically be set at 75 to 80 per cent of the value of your home. If you are permitted a total mortgage of $200,000 on your home, you may start with the “bad” portion (non-deductible) of the mortgage at this $200,000 and the “good” portion (deductible) of the mortgage at zero. As you make payments on the mortgage, your principal on the bad mortgage will decrease, leaving you additional room to borrow on the good debt. In other words, your total mortgage may still be $200,000, however, it is divided between good and bad debt. So, what do you do with this good debt? You invest. Traditionally, this was thought of as an excellent vehicle to acquire mutual funds and similar investments. However, this may be a great opportunity for you to go beyond that and invest in your business.

You may be able to shorten the conversion time of your bad debt where, for example, you have non-registered financial assets that can be sold and the proceeds used to pay down some bad debt. Tax refunds, inheritances, unexpected sources of funds, extra mortgage payments are further ways of speeding up the conversion. While restructuring must be done properly, your efforts will be rewarded. Talk to your tax, mortgage and investment advisers to determine whether such a plan can work for you and that you are comfortable with the full implications. Also, work closely with your mortgage adviser as you pay close attention to the features of the mortgage product that you use to ensure you have the required flexibility to accomplish your goals. There are significant differences between the products beyond the interest rates which command your attention. This article is brief in nature and omits many important details that may dramatically change how financial plans may affect your particular situation. This should not be considered tax, investment, business or similar advice. Before implementing any plans, always discuss in full with your tax adviser and other relevant advisers.

George E. Dube, CA, CPA, LPA, is a veteran real estate investor and Chartered Accountant with the practice Dube & Cuttini Chartered Accountants LLP. George is a frequent guest speaker, has written articles, and co-authored two books: 81 Financial and Tax Tips for the Canadian Real Estate Investor: Expert Money-Saving Advice on Accounting and Tax Planning and Legal, Tax & Accounting Strategies for the Canadian Real Estate Investor. George is a member of the Real Estate Investment Network Faculty. Visit dubecuttini.com. Email georgedube@dubecuttini.com, call 1.877.475.3823 and follow George on Twitter @dubecuttini.com NewCondoGuide.com | Volume 22 issue 03 | new condo Guide 55


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WELCOME TO FORT SASKATCHEWAN A quiet, friendly, family oriented community. “Move in Next Door... Neighborly Fort Saskatchewan”.

POPULATION Over 14,700 LOCATED Adjacent to the northeast boundary of the provincial capital, the City of Edmonton & 30 km from downtown Edmonton SCHOOLS 6 Public Schools, 3 Separate Schools, 1 Christian School GROCERY Sobey’s Station Square, Canada Safeway,

Extra Foods, Garden Market IGA RECREATIONAL FACILITIES Dow Centennial Centre, Tennis courts, campground, golf courses, bowling lanes, baseball diamonds, indoor pool, outdoor ice rinks (2), curling rinking, indoor soccer, gymnasium, fitness centre

MEDICAL FACILITIES Hospital, local ambulance, 5 medical clinics PARKS & PATHWAYS 360 hectares of park/ recreational/natural land with 29 km of paved trails for walking, running, biking, rollerblading & cross-country skiing

For more information contact Tanya Stillborn (780) 992-6408 or visit our website at www.fortsask.ca or e-mail: tstillborn@fortsask.ca

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WELCOME TO GIBBONS Our community places great pride on being a safe and friendly place in which to raise families and enjoy an outstanding quality of life Gibbons-“Living at its Best”.

POPULATION 2848 and growing LOCATED The Town of Gibbons is strategically located at the junction of Highway 28 and 28A along the banks of the Sturgeon River, only minutes from Alberta’s Industrial Heartland in Sturgeon County. SCHOOLS Landing Trail School (Kindergarten to grade four) and Gibbons School (grades five to nine). High School students are bussed to Sturgeon Composite High or Redwater High Schools. GROCERY One grocery store and two convenience stores

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES Gibbons arena, curling rink, community hall, Goose Hummock golf course, campgrounds and much more MEDICAL FACILITIES Two medical clinics, a dental office, laboratory, chiropractic centre, massage therapy, and a Capital Health Unit. Three hospitals are available within 15 miles of Gibbons. PARKS & PATHWAYS Gibbons hosts ten park areas, including seven playgrounds, two passive parks, and a sports grounds area.

For more information, please visit www.gibbons.ca

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DESIGNER ADVICE

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Energize YOUR HIGHRISE

// BY YANIC SIMARD

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INHABITING A SMALL SPACE doesn’t have to mean living light on

character. To keep your home in the sky feeling like a home of your own, here are a few ways to inject a little edge. DINING

› A single accent wall can be all you need (especially in a compact space) to dramatically change the look of the space. Bouclair Home recently added a line of affordable wallpapers in many modern prints for a high-end look at under $30 a roll. › A custom integrated table makes a strong statement while saving space by meeting a wall. Pairing it with transparent chairs (a trendy choice) lets the architectural shape stand out. › For big impact from just a little paint, coat your interior doors in a dark gray to add sophisticated interest. I like using Benjamin Moore’s #2121-10 Gray. › Consider using an arcing floor lamp over a dining table for the hip retro-modern look, but they’re also very practical if you want the effect of a pendant lamp without the electrical work (or long-term commitment).


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› Remove the doors on a cupboard and create a miniature gallery for photos, books and sculptural art. › The knobs and pulls in your kitchen are an oft-overlooked detail that can be easily switched up to add a dash of personality. › Having your upper and lower cabinets painted two different colours lends variety and a high-end, European look. Try painting the uppers a lighter shade to open the space, or the lowers a bold hue (such as a raspberry red) to add flavour without overwhelming. › In an open-plan space with wallpaper, here’s how I keep the look consistent from kitchen to dining area: use a single wallpaper in both, and even as the backsplash. Just have a sheet of glass laid over the paper in the kitchen to create a durable surface. BATHROOM

› Visitors will always be impressed by a beautiful bathroom, especially when they find something other than the everyday builder’s standard. Consider upgrading your sink to add a huge punch of colour or texture. › Painting the ceiling a bold colour in a small powder room adds drama without bringing in the already tight walls. In fact, in a high ceiling condo, this can actually make the space feel more proportionate. I recently used Benjamin Moore’s #2054-20 Beau Green for a project and it turned out beautifully. › Replacing a plain mirror with one sporting an intricate frame or modern etched detail adds visual interest in the place you’re already looking the most often.

› If you have the room, a small piece of furniture can make your bathroom feel less utilitarian and more like a private spa – a garden stool gives a place to perch a book while soaking in the tub, and a floor lamp (wired safely) adds an extra layer of light and an unexpected decorative detail. LIVING

› Gallery-style art collections are hot, with people embracing the variety and easy elegance of a mismatched collection. Gather your framed pieces, replace any of the frames that stick out too much with minimal black, white or wood options, and hang them one by one from the centre of the wall outward (starting at eye level) until none are left or the composition feels complete. › Replacing the legs or feet on your furniture, or simply remove the existing pieces and painting them a bright shade, adds a custom detail in an unexpected place. › Freestanding lamps aren’t the only easy option for improved lighting – plug-in sconces install quickly and typically come with covers that mask the wires trailing down (no need to open the drywall). For a modern industrial vibe consider leaving the wire exposed and painting it red or another high-contrast colour. › Combine your book shelf and side table by simply stacking the biggest books right on the floor. Pile them to about 18 in. next to your favourite reading chair, and top it with a transparent tea-tray for a modern, spacesaving look that’s 100 per cent unique to you.

YANIC SIMARD is the design editor of New Condo Guide and principal designer of TIDG. Specializing in residential and commercial projects, Yanic often applies his signature high/low and old/ new combination design techniques in developing unique interiors. Simard has created designs for clients in Toronto, Montreal and Miami, and has appeared as a regular guest expert on Citytv’s CityLine. For more information visit tidg.ca.

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Unit 44, 9511 - 102 Avenue

WELCOME TO MORINVILLE Located within a short drive from Edmonton, CFB Edmonton and St. Albert, Morinville offers residents the dual benefits of abundant amenities blended with small town values and community support. Spring 2011 will see the town celebrate the completion of the new Community Cultural Centre, the new focal point for the community. POPULATION 7,600 LOCATED Highway 2, 18 minutes north of Edmonton, 8 minutes north of St. Albert, 15 minutes from CFB Edmonton SCHOOLS Two elementary schools, one junior high and high-tech high school. French immersion is offered at elementary/junior high levels. Morinville is also home to Sturgeon Learning Centre and Morinville

Christian School GROCERY Sobeys, nofrills RECREATIONAL FACILITIES Hockey/curling rinks, ball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis court, walking trail system, 18 hole golf course, extreme sports park and splash park MEDICAL FACILITIES Two clinics and full ambulance service

For more information contact Town Office (780) 939-4361

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1 COVENTRY HOMES Castle Downs Rd. & McCrae Ave. 2 ALBANY TRAILS BY FOOTPRINT DEVELOPMENTS

1385 & 167 Ave. 3 AVIVA BY CARRINGTON COMMUNITIES

167th Ave & Albany Way 4 VICTORY LANE BY ABBEY LANE HOMES

2510 Pegasus Blvd. 5 UPPER CARLTON BY REID BUILT HOMES 13838 - 166th Avenue 6 VICTORY POINT BY ABBEY LANE HOMES

97 St. & 137 Ave.

7 B  ELLWETHER PARK 132 Ave. & 132 St. 8 VICTORY PARK BY ABBEY LANE HOMES

Pegasus Blvd & Sir Arthur Curry Way 9 THE SILHOUETTE AT CARLTON BY CASSEL COMMUNITIES

15503 - 139 St. 10 MCCRAE ESTATES BY CHRISTENSON COMMUNITIES

4450 McCrae Ave.

13 STARLING AT BIG LAKE BY ROHIT COMMUNITIES

137 Ave & Ray Gibbons Dr. 14 ELEMENTS AT ALBANY BY CARRINGTON COMMUNITIES

167 Ave & Albany Way 15 CAERNARRON KEEP FIRST PLACE PROGRAM BY LANDMARK COMMUNITIES

14621 - 121 St. NW 16 JUNO TOWNHOMES BY SLOKKER CANADA WEST

2570 Pegasus Blvd.

11 VILLAGE AT TRUMPETER BY ROHIT COMMUNITIES

2055 Trumpeter Way NW 12 LEGACY POINTE BY CONCEPT HOMES MASTER BUILDER

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NORTHWEST

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RIGHT TIME. RIGHT PLACE! Looking for a spacious townhome or a well priced condo? Then Bellwether Park is perfect for you. With its spectacular selection of 13 beautifully appointed home designs, it’s just about assured the right layout for your or your family is available. Finally, you can live in an established neighbourhood affordably. A mature character filled community that features plenty of park space, great shopping, cafes, entertainment and the convenience of public transit and major road access just down the street. In the future, Bellwether Park will also have a private sports and amenity club that will be a great gathering place for family and friends. Brick detailed courtyards, manicured gardens and quaint backyards also provide owners with a bright and beautiful setting to call home.

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GREAT CONSTRUCTION PRICING IN EFFECT FOR A LIMITED TIME These superior urban living spaces offer trendy styles, modern layouts and fresh architecture. Add unbeatable “under construction pricing” with new condos starting in the $160’s and townhomes in the $270’s, and you are ready to move on up to a better life in Bellwether Park. Visit the Bellwether Park Sales Centre today to see how great your future can be. These introductory specials are going fast so act quickly to avoid disappointment. Today is the right time to purchase your new home while prices and interest rates are low and Bellwether Park is the right place!

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Carlton Corner in Albany A TOWNHOME WITH A REAL DOUBLE ATTACHED GARAGE

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ords like modern, stylish & even a little bit sexy come to mind as you enter the Carlton Corner Townhomes. Granite countertops, large windows and a glass tile backsplash in the kitchen give the space a sleek, urban feeling while features like the large rear deck and oversize double attached garage deliver what suburban buyers are looking for. Innovative finishes like glass walls instead of the usual spindle stair railings allow light to flow throughout the home. Adjacent from a community pond, these townhomes are located in the exciting new community of Albany. 68 NEW CONDO GUIDE | VOLUME 22 ISSUE 03 | NewCondoGuide.com

Albany is perched on the edge of northwest Edmonton, at 138 Street and 167 Avenuet. Just a stone’s throw away from St Albert, Carlton Corner offers incredible value for residents. Easily accessible and close to many amenities, these townhomes are the exactly what northwest Edmonton has been waiting for. Perfectly sized at 1536 square feet, these homes have been specifically designed to maximize the floor space. The open concept design allows one room to flow into another, giving the overall impression of a much larger home. A spacious gourmet style kitchen with a convenient eating bar is ideal for active families or professional couples with hectic lifestyles while the dining nook is the perfect spot for family meals or a party. The great room features plenty of room for a luxurious flat screen


NORTHWEST TV, an oversize window and has lots of room for entertaining. A well-placed half bath is very convenient for both residents and guests. Upstairs, three generous bedrooms offer fantastic space for children or make excellent offices or hobby rooms. The master suite is a great size and comes with a large walk in closet and four-piece ensuite. Another four-piece bathroom completes this level. The lower level of the home contains the laundry room, storage room and oversize double garage. Many valuable upgraded features of these homes include five appliances, an oversized deck and full landscaping of both front and back yards. The extra deep double attached rear garage has additional storage for the kids stuff or recreational equipment. Carlton Corner Townhomes have been planned and constructed by Footprint Developments. This company specializes in creating greater Edmonton’s most value rich townhome communities. Very popular with today’s buyers, their first development, Terwillegar Corners, sold out in just months. Carlton Corner Townhomes are master crafted and come complete with valuable, upgraded features and finishes. Only 21 townhomes are available in this private enclave, so don’t wait to reserve yours! Priced from the $280’s these homes are definitely northwest Edmonton’s most exciting new home opportunity. For more information about Carlton Corner Townhomes, please call Suzie 587.985.7790 or visit their show home in Albany Trails which is located just across the street from Carlton Corners. Find us on 167 Avenue, and 138 Street. Check out www.albanytrails.ca

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213 St.

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5 JADE NW corner of Rosenthal Blvd & 215 Street

10144 - 150 Street

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3 SECORD CORNERS BY FOOTPRINT DEVELOPMENTS

9535 - 217 Street 4 SOUTH HAMPTONS BY PARK HOMES 1520 Hammond Gate

10 ELEMENTS HAMPTONS BY ROHIT COMMUNITIES 1753 Hammond Cres NW

6 G  LASTONBURY MEWS & ESTATES 1589 Glastonbury Blvd

2 JASPER GATES BY BELJAN DEVELOPMENT

9 GLENORA  SKYLINE 10220 - 140 Street

BY CARRINGTON COMMUNITIES

BY QUALICO LIVING

9820 165 Street

11 STAFFORD GREENS BY ALDRITT HOMES 62 Ave & Getty Gate

8 V  IP AT CALIFORNIAN PARKLAND BY ABBEY LANE HOMES 2035 Granthan Court

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3  CENTURY GATES 5 Minutes North of Spruce Grove on Century Road (Rge. Rd. 272)

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MAP LISTINGS

1 BARTH & GOSSET MANOR BY JAFFER DEVELOPMENTS

Main St - 5211 50th St

2 WESTERRA MANOR Golf Course Rd & 79 Avenue

3 WILLOWS END BY JAFFER DEVELOPMENTS

48 Street & Willow Park Rd

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industry update

10 reasons to love

Jim Rivait is chief executive officer of Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Alberta. Starting his career working in government, Jim spent the last decade working in the private sector specializing in government relations, advocacy, strategic communications, policy development/analysis and association management.

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alentine’s Day may be over, but love is still in the air! Here are 10 reasons to love your brand new condo:

1 | Get what you want. Edmonton area

builders offer a stunning range of new homes, from efficient and economical to those with every bell and whistle. They offer homes in many different communities that will suit your needs and budget. 2 | Choose your builder. Members of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association bring pride, skill, experience and integrity to their projects. They know that satisfied customers are the foundation of their reputation.

Unlike a resale home, a new property has no hidden past

// by Jim Rivait

your brand new condo 3 | Know what you own. Unlike a resale home, a new property has no hidden past. You know how the place was built and what went into it – both what you can see and what is behind the walls. 4 | Benefit from quality construction. Professional new-home builders combine the latest construction techniques with timeless craftsmanship to create homes that are comfortable, attractive and great to live in. New homes use the most advanced building components. From construction materials to heating systems, the technology built into every new home ensures high performance, durability and long-term satisfaction. 5 | Enjoy a well-designed community. New developments carefully balance private and public areas with welcoming home designs, green recreational areas, playgrounds for children, safe and attractive roads and pathways. 6 | Make maintenance a breeze. With modern construction, intelligent design and better building products, it is easier than ever to keep your home in great shape. 7 | Reduce utility bills. Energy efficiency is an increasingly important consideration for home buyers. Improvements in insulation and more energy-efficient heating and cooling systems will save you money every month on utility costs and your family will enjoy a far more comfortable home. 8 | Take comfort from safety improvements. Your new home will be built according to the latest building codes and include a wide range of safety measures to protect your family – everything from electrical circuit protectors and safety glass to hard-wired smoke detectors. Indoor air quality is better thanks to improved moisture control. 9 | Stabilize financial planning. With a new home you can plan for the future with confidence. Everything is brand new and covered by warranty, so there will be no repair bills and no replacement costs for years to come. 10 | Build your own financial nest egg. Edmonton’s strong economy is driving home rental costs up and vacancy rates down. The most recent report from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. shows the rent for a two-bedroom apartment had climbed by more than five per cent to almost $1,150 per month and the vacancy rate has fallen to 1.4 per cent. Availability of family-friendly townhomes was even lower. At these rates, renters can expect to put almost $14,000 a year into their landlord’s pocket with nothing to show for it. With today’s low interest rates, it makes sense to build personal equity through investing in home ownership.

There really is a lot to love about owning a new home. Talk to a CHBA member about what you’re looking for and they can match your needs to the right property at the right price – just as they did for the purchasers of almost 15,000 new homes in the Edmonton region last year.

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1 THE ULTIMA

BY WESTRICH PACIFIC

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6 ENCORE

10244 - 103rd Street 2 THE FOX

BY LANGHAM DEVELOPMENTS

BY ROCKWOOD PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

9704 - 106 St. 4 ALTA VISTA

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BY LANDMARK URBAN LIVING

8 S  TUDIO ED Corner of 116 Street & 106 Avenue

12 H  IGHSTREET DISTRICT PROPERTIES BY REGENCY DEVELOPMENTS

10523 - 123 St.

9 MERIDIAN PLAZA BY CANCALI DEVELOPMENTS

111 St. & Jasper Ave. 10 PEARL BY REGENCY DEVELOPMENTS

BY LANGHAM DEVELOPMENTS

Jasper Ave., North of 104 St.

Corner of 104 Ave. & 105 St.

Jasper Ave. & 118 St.

BY CHRISTENSON COMMUNITIES

111 St. & 103 Ave.

BY REGENCY DEVELOPMENTS

103 St. & 102 Ave. 7 SERENITY

104 Street & 102 Avenue

3 SYMPHONY

11 QUEST

BY WESTRICH PACIFIC

Jasper Avenue & 119 Street.

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Tips & Tricks

packing tips to make your move a little easier

❏ Gather boxes in all sizes from friends, neighbours and stores.

❏ Collect cushioning material such as bubble wrap, foam

pellets, furniture pads, old blankets, plastic bags, tissue paper, newspapers and small towels to use as padding inside boxes.

❏ Create a “portable packing kit” with marking pens, a tape measure, packing tape, twine and scissors. Carry it with you as you pack up items in your home.

❏ Reinforce the bottom of boxes with extra tape for added strength.

❏ Label each box with the name of the room in your new home where it should be placed.

❏ List the contents of the box on the side of it. ❏ Clearly label boxes containing fragile items. ❏ Place china in plastic bags and stack plates upright on their sides, not flat.

❏ Pack your TV, stereo and computer in their original boxes whenever possible.

❏ Keep boxes to 50 pounds or less. ❏ Pack heavy items into their own smaller boxes and place

lighter items together into larger boxes. (Hint: Don’t pack all your books into one box!)

❏ Don’t move flammable, combustible, corrosive or

explosive items such as paint, gasoline and ammunition.

❏ Pack a bag of personal items you’ll need during the move and keep it in an easy-to-find place.

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Sales to commence shortly. Register for priority purchase opportunity. Architectural excellence This striking 33-storey tower embodies superior design and quality in every respect. From the expansive glass feature wall commanding spectacular views of the city and river valley, to the bold and colourful suite interiors that reflect today’s most popular trends — Fox Two is modern architectural elegance personified.

www.foxtowers.ca 780.425.0369

Stylish, well-conceived interiors Our dedicated team of designers were charged with creating the most efficient floor plans possible for every suite type in Fox Two. Every fixture, every fabric, every finish was selected to reflect today’s most popular trends and ensure timeless quality, beauty and longevity. From architectural nuances like quartz kitchen countertops paired with sleek and colourful high-gloss kitchen cabinets, to creature comforts like heated parking stalls (at least 1 per unit), Fox Two is a testament to comfortable highrise living. Choose from a total of 171 units in 1-3 bedroom configurations from 640 to 2,400 square feet.

The latest project from Langham Developments Since 2001, Langham has been creating exceptional developments — each imbued with the same unwavering mandate: to deliver strong unrivaled architecture, uncompromised in quality. Langham is among Edmonton’s most experienced and reputable high rise builders, having completed 3 outstanding downtown towers to date: Icon 1, Icon 2 and Omega.

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MAXX lives downtown From its cool exterior details to gleaming gourmet kitchens, massive windows, high ceilings and oversized balconies everything at MAXX has been done to the max. And, you simply can’t help but get excited. This is the destination urbanites have been longing for. A west coast inspired sanctuary of downtown professionals and early adopters that want a home reflecting their aspirations.

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MAXX is located in the heart of the 105th Avenue redevelopment. Already, incredible changes have made this area a sought after location and with more exciting changes planned over the next few years, now is the time to move on this. For complete redevelopment details visit the MAXX showsuites or www.livemaxx.ca.

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MAXX offers downtown’s best selection of one and two bedroom condos at great prices. And, it’s perfectly situated down the street from Grant MacEwan University and Oliver community’s thriving lifestyle and entertainment district. Everything’s easy (except maybe that triathlon your training for) because its just outside. Shopping. Clubs. Restaurants. Coffee shops. Parks. Oh, and the health club is just a block away.

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condo pro

The search for the

// by barbara lawlor

perfect home starts with location

W Barbara Lawlor is president of Baker Real Estate Inc., and an in-demand columnist and speaker. A member of the Baker team since 1993, Barbara oversees the marketing and sale of condominium developments in Canada and overseas.

Whatever your circumstances and preferences, a great condominium location is rightly at the top of your must-have list

hen shopping for that perfect home, there is so much to think about, but location always tops the list in importance. I encourage new condo buyers to consider this key factor from many ways. For example, it’s important to take your work commute into consideration in a realistic way. Too often, people look at a map, draw lines on it and measure distances as the crow flies. This is not a good idea, because crows fly over the road twists and turns, traffic lights and other things you have to contend with. When you are considering specific buildings, be logical and do a little homework before you sign on the dotted line. The best way to find out whether your commute is reasonable from a particular building is to start out from that location during morning rush hour and actually do the drive. Then drive back to that condo after work. You may be surprised at how long – or how short – the trip is. A condominium that is farther from your workplace may, in fact, be a quicker drive, depending on its proximity to major highways or public transportation. Shift workers who commute outside of rush hour may have a completely different outlook on location. Again, do the commute during the times when you usually drive and see just how it is. There is always the viable alternative of taking public transit. For trips in and around the city, whether for work or pleasure, it may make a lot more sense for you to hop onto a bus. It’s a great idea to look at the location of the condominium you’re considering in other ways as well. What can you do without driving or even taking public transportation? Shop? Bank? Drop off dry cleaning? Think about the places you visit often. Will those trips be a breeze? Are you taking night courses or involved in recreational activities? How convenient will it be to travel to your school or community centre? There are so many things in life affected by your home’s location. For empty-nesters who are approaching retirement years and downsizing, a condo that enables them to stay in the residential area they know and love can be a wonderful solution. For first-timers who do not own a car, a suite in a condominium on a public transit line in the hub of the city is great. And living downtown is becoming increasingly popular for families who feel that the shorter commute means more time to spend with their kids. Then again, with entrepreneurship such a popular lifestyle today, there are many condo owners who work out of their homes – and let’s face it, no commute is the best commute of all! Today’s advanced technology has even sparked some companies to have employees work from home part of the week. This means that from a work/commute perspective, they have phenomenal choice when it comes to location. Whatever your circumstances and preferences, a great condominium location is rightly at the top of your must-have list. Be optimistic and realistic, and you will make the right choices!

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SouthCentralEdmonton CAPILANO BRIDGE

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MAP LISTINGS

1 MILL CREEK PARK BY PARKWOOD MASTER BUILDER

8515 - 99 Street 2 BENTLEY IN WINDSOR PARK BY YORKTON GROUP INT’L

11710 - 87 Ave.

3 URBAN VILLAGE ON WHYTE BY CARRINGTON COMMUNITIES

7907 - 71 St.

5 STUDIO OFF WHYTE BY I4 PROPERTY GROUP

10416 - 81 Ave.

4 THE UNIVERSITY BROWNSTONES BY TESSCO

108 St. & 71 Ave.

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THE UNIVERSITY

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ollowing the great success of Phase One of The University Brownstones, we are proud to announce the second phase of their multi-family development. Built on the foundations of quality, value and innovative design these 72 spectacular units are a welcome addition to this in-demand address. With a prime location in a charming mature neighbourhood, The University Brownstones is a unique project surrounded by character homes, and all the amenities of an established community. Situated at 108 Street and 72 Avenue, residents will be conveniently located just steps from the Garneau, the University of Alberta, and the Whyte Avenue shopping and entertainment district - all • Excellent location, close to within walking distance! Just U of A and Whyte Ave. a few minutes • Spacious designs with 9 away is the scefoot sprinklered ceilings nic river valley, where outdoor • Upgraded appliance packenthusiasts can age and soundproofing enjoy plenty of activities. Plus, • Beautiful central courtyard getting to the and glass elevators downtown core is hassle free • Underground heated parkwith just a quick ing and 24 hour video LRT ride. Making monitored security your next home at The University • Backed by New Home Brownstones is Warranty easy as only a 5% down payment is required. With this type of opportunity, buyers are encouraged to act now to ensure their home style preference is available. The design of The University Brownstones is as distinctive as the neighbourhood it is located in. Glass elevators with vestibules and covered, open pedways that link all parts of the development add to the unique European look and feel. The stylish pedways also create private, separate entrances to each suite, allowing for more windows since suites back onto the open pedways rather than a

closed in hallway. Adding to the bright and airy environment is the wonderful feature of a central courtyard. The University Brownstones, will have the same quality and design as found in its many other sought-after developments, but with more of an Old World flair. At The University Brownstones, buyers will discover spacious suites that range from 745 to 1,600 square feet and present an array of floor plans to suit a wide variety of tastes and lifestyles including one bedroom, one bedroom plus den, two bedrooms and even a couple of three bedroom suites. The den in the one bedroom suite option is designed so that it can easily be used as a second bedroom. Inside each suite, buyers will appreciate the open great room plans, 9-ft. ceilings, huge floor-to-ceiling windows, kitchens with islands and raised eating bars. The selection of finishing packages and superior soundproofing are part of The University Brownstones. Each unit is self contained, with a separate furnace, hot water on demand and telephone and cable access in almost every room. We skip the expensive amenities that are seldom used and instead puts the money saved into state of the art soundproofing – ultimately allowing condo fees to remain low. And, your surroundings are always secure, with 24-hour video monitoring in the parkade. The University Brownstones is an impressive development that combines the coveted features of a mature, culture rich area with beautiful and visually interesting architectural design. With Phase I sold out, and the highly anticipated pre-sale now underway, you will not want to miss out on the exciting opportunity! Be sure to ask about our Free $10,000 upgrade package package that is available for only pre-sale $1 that is available 5,000 upgrade the first 25 for only thepre-sales. first 25 pre-sales. For more information visit the Phase One Show Suite at 10808 71 Avenue, open Monday to Thursday, 4-7 pm, weekends 1-5 pm or call Troy Stenson at Re/Max River City, 780-439-7000

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Checklist

Changing your address? Plan ahead to make your move as smooth as possible, and avoid getting lost in the shuffle!

Notify family and friends, companies and institutions that your address will be changing, either by phone or by mailing the change-of-address cards available at your local post office. The following checklist will serve as a convenient reminder:

As soon as possible…

❏ Accountant ❏ Alumni association ❏ Attorney ❏ Banks ❏ Lending institutions ❏ Insurance companies ❏ Investment companies ❏ Canada Revenue Agency ❏ Stockbroker ❏ Credit card company ❏ Employer ❏ Family doctor ❏ Dentist ❏ Veterinarian ❏ Frequent flyer program ❏ Magazine / newspaper subscriptions

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homebuyers’ help

condo buyers’

resource section

You love the condo, see what you can afford! Compare mortgage rates for your best deal Calculate your mortgage payments using the mortgage payment calculation chart

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homebuyers’ help

Calculate your mortgage payments interest rate

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Follow these steps to see if you’ll qualify for a mortgage on your dream condo 01 Calculate the combined monthly before-tax income of you and your spouse. 02 Divide by three. This figure is the monthly payment you can afford to make on your condo. 03 Take the total price of the condo and subtract the amount of money you expect to make as a down payment. This is the money you will have to borrow.

04 Refer to the chart on the opposite page. Look down the left column and locate the interest rate you expect to pay. Line this up with the amortization period of your choice. (Most first-time buyers take the 25-year amortization.) 05 Multiply this figure by the amount you need to borrow. Divide by 1,000.

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06 Add to this your estimated monthly heating costs and monthly property taxes. 07 If this figure is equal to or less than one-third of your gross monthly income (calculated in Step 2), you’ll qualify for a mortgage on your dream condo.

Bear in mind that this is a rough estimate. If you have several other large loans already, you may qualify for less. Also, banks and trust companies vary in their policies. The best way to know what you can afford is to go to the lending institution of your choice and get pre-qualified.


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4.000

2.940

2.890

2.990

3.290

3.690

Bank of Montreal

3.000

4.000

3.140

3.040

3.850

4.640

5.240

Bank of Nova Scotia

3.100

4.550

3.750

3.890

3.990

4.390

4.990

-

4.800

4.700

4.800

-

5.250

Bridgewater Bank

-

CIBC Mortgages

3.000

4.450

3.090

3.040

3.750

4.590

5.240

Canadian Western Bank

3.200

4.000

3.140

3.140

3.850

4.640

5.240

Equitable Bank

-

-

3.140

3.040

3.750

4.640

5.240

First Calgary Financial

-

4.000

2.890

2.890

3.190

3.390

3.690

First National Financial

2.600

3.950

2.990

2.690

2.990

3.390

3.390

FirstOntario Credit Un.

2.700

4.240

3.090

3.140

3.290

3.340

3.490

HSBC Bank Canada

3.100

4.450

3.600

3.950

4.450

4.990

5.340

ING Direct

3.000

-

3.190

3.240

3.490

3.690

3.990

Investors Group Trust

3.000

4.200

3.140

3.140

3.900

4.640

5.240

Manulife Bank

2.700

4.450

3.000

3.050

3.100

3.400

3.590

Manulife Trust

-

4.450

3.000

3.050

3.100

3.400

3.590

Meridian Credit Union

2.600

4.000

3.090

3.140

3.650

4.390

2.990

National Bank

3.100

4.400

3.140

3.140

3.950

4.640

5.240

-

4.500

3.150

3.500

3.950

3.950

4.150

3.000

6.190

3.390

3.240

3.590

3.690

4.090

Servus Credit Union

-

4.000

3.140

3.040

3.850

4.640

5.240

Steinbach Credit Union

-

-

2.700

3.000

3.100

3.250

3.450

4.000

3.090

3.040

3.750

4.640

5.240

Peace Hills Trust President’s Choice Fin’l

T-D Mortgage

3.000

Rates effective as of February 20, 2014. *Rates subject to change without notice.

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homebuyers’ help

Condo hunter’s checklist

When shopping for your dream condo, carry this list with you and take notes to help you remember what you saw, and where! condo #1

condo #2

condo #3

condo #4

Project & address:

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Salesperson:

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2-storey highrise bungalow

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detached conversion townhome

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detached conversion townhome

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CONDOS FROM THE $140’S There’s nothing worse than waking up with regrets, especially when it comes to your new home. In addition to six appliances, elevator service to all floors, laminate flooring, and available underground parking, all Elements condos come with the peace of mind that you have purchased a quality home from a reputable local builder.

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West

NW Corner of Rosenthal Blvd & 215 St | 780.426.1686 • Convenient access to the Anthony Henday & Whitemud Drive • 9' ceilings on all floors • Laminate Floors, full height backsplash, and stainless steel appliances • Secure, heated underground parking with storage • Two storey lobby • STARTING FROM $186,900

• Exceptional landscaping with easy walkability to neighborhood amenities, parks & ponds • Stainless steel appliances & full height backsplash • 9' ceilings on all floors • Convenient access to St Albert & the Henday

NorthWest

167 Avenue & Albany Way | 587.520.3372

• STARTING FROM $199,900

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NorthEast

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SouthEast

6084 Stanton Drive | 780.756.0096


SouthWest


1144 Adamson Drive SW 587.520.6775 PMS1545: 53M100Y72K

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• Walking distance to a vibrant new town centre, 8583 future LRT station & recreational complex, metallic Blackmud Creek Ravine & much more • Two storey lobby & 9' ceilings on all floors • Full height backsplash, laminate floors & six appliances included • Beautiful ravine views • Personalize your space with a complimentary interior design consultation

ANTHONY HENDAY DRIVE

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4042 MacTaggart Drive | 780.756.2230 • Located in the Uplands of Mactaggart Allure boasts close proximity to stunning natural spaces, fabulous amenities, as well as the Anthony Henday & Whitemud Drive • Cast-in-place concrete construction • Double, triple, and quadruple underground parking garages available • STARTING FROM $599,592

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SouthWest

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308 Ambleside Link | 780.438.1513 • Building features underground parking, fully equipped fitness centre, convenient guest suite & social room with wet bar and billiards • Stylish suites come with six appliances, laminate floors & 9’ ceilings

SouthCentral

• STARTING FROM $189,900

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SE

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NE

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Village – Two storey townhomes or duplexes with rear lane access

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Landing – Townhome Condominium Project

5. Creekwood Chappelle

Casselman Landing

Elements Hamptons

Elements Chappelle

Elements Cy Becker

Elements Edgemont

Village at Chappelle

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Vistas – Bungalow communities

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8 Cloverbar Road

Highway 14

Anthony Henday Drive

EDMONTON

4. Edmonton Windermere

6. Edmonton South Callaghan Landing

Elements Starling

Village at Langdale

Vistas at Callaghan North

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Elements Glenridding

Village at Allard

Elements Glenridding Heights

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Vistas at Allard

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