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IS IT TIME TO LOCK IN A FIXED-RATE MORTGAGE?

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WHAT BUYERS LOOK FOR IN NEW-HOME LOCATION

VALUABLE TIPS FOR FIRST-TIME BUYERS

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table of contents

May 24 to June 21, 2013 volume 21 issue 6

06 The ion3 in ambleside

Front Cover Ion.indd 1

columns, news & features

5/14/2013 12:58:21 PM

58 018 editor’s note ColumnS

040 Mortgage talk Is it time to consider a fixed-rate mortgage? by michelle oranchuk

058 quick  tips Play catch-up this summer and make the most of your time off by hellen buttigieg

070 chba - alberta Valuable tips for first-time homebuyers by jim rivait

078 make your move Sort, downsize and organize now by dan hopkins

IN THE news

038 economy Alberta economic growth among leaders in Canada 065 BMO Report highlights what Canadians look for in home location

features

033 project profile Landmark Group’s Net Zero energy homes 046 homebuyer’s help Buying your first condo 060 style file Pack a picnic by sara duck

069 t rendspotting Bedroom bouquet by elisa krovblit

082 s  weetest suites Urban living arrives in downtown Edmonton


Vice-President, wall2wall media

Jacqueline Hill editor-In-chief

Susan Legge Director of sales, western canada

Josh Heppner editor

Wayne Karl Lydia McNutt (on leave) art Director

Sarah Jang contributing editors

Sara Duck Elisa Krovblit Design editor

Yanic Simard media consultant

Shelley Balla 587.784.4044

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027 South West 037 South East 043 Sherwood Park 045 Leduc 047 Beaumont

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Secord cornerS 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 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.

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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


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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 $270’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 at the ultra successful MacTaggart Ridge project. They are located on Mullen Way in MacTaggart in southwest Edmonton. Check out www.secordcorners.ca for more details too.

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EDMONTON’S URBAN VILLAGE STEELE & CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION

STARTING FROM

199,900

$

A forward-thinking heritage community

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ome and be a part of an exciting new urban village in one of Edmonton’s most historic neighbourhoods! Station Pointe Village, located just one block from Belvedere LRT Station, is a great community for first-time buyers, families and seniors alike. Not only is its physical location optimal for commuters, but thanks to the planned community gardens, playgrounds, large amenity building, walking paths and large commercial spaces for daycares, bakeries, bistros, doctors’ offices, lawyers offices and more, Station Pointe Village perfect for most families, too. Add that to 375 units of one-, two- and three-bedroom condos—spread across five buildings— and you’ve got a vibrant community just waiting to, well...happen! Station Pointe Village is part of the City of Edmonton’s Fort Road Redevelopment initiative. The City of Edmonton selected BCM Developments, to be a part of the project, because of our high quality designs and innovative building techniques. We’ve been building in Western Canada for over 30 years, and we build with our patented steel and concrete system and use 80% post-consumer recycled materials—to make sure we’re taking care of our environment today and in the future. Together, we’ve been working together with the City to highlight the heritage of the area while improving the lands and surrounding neighbourhood. By maximizing on land use with functionally-designed residential homes, inviting park spaces, walking paths, biking paths and links to the LRT, the new Fort Road will be one of Edmonton’s best linked and desirable

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BEST NEW HOME SELECTION 1 Bedroom + den 2 Bedroom, 2 full bath 3 Bedroom, 2 full bath Retail space available for purchase or lease (21,160 sq/ft)

PRE-SALES PRICING Be one of the first 10 purchasers and receive over $25,000* in buyers incentives and upgrades.

family-friendly communities. Units are now pre-selling for the first of five buildings. Ground will be broken this spring, with the second building coming on in late winter 2014. 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 trailer 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.

• 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 24 MONTHS of free condo fees up to ($7200.00*) FREE UPGRADED Window Blinds throughout ($3500.00*) FREE 12 MONTHS of Home Telephone, Internet, T.V. and PVR equipment. ($1500.00*).

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Address: 403 Belvedere Way (1/2 block east of 66 street, on Fort Road) Show Suite Hours: Mon-Thurs 3-7 PM, Sat-Sun & Holidays: 12-5 PM *EO&E

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Bow Chicka Wow Wow Modern master suites with some sizzle 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 and condominiums are sleek, chic and dazzlingly modern, but built to last.

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RUTHERFORD PARK

LAKEVIEW TERRACE

Southwest Edmonton 780-758-4191

North Edmonton 587-520-6135

RutherfordPark.com

Lakeview-Terrace.com

Prices starting in the $280’s

Prices starting in the $275’s

PRINCETON COURT

NORTHRIDGE PLACE

Sherwood Park 780-570-5065

St. Albert 780-569-5209

PrincetonCourt.ca

NorthridgePlace.ca

Prices starting in the $300’s

Prices starting in the $170’s

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EDITOR’S NOTE

Buyers in driver’s seat with

LOW INTEREST RATES

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

The Bank of Canada’s recent announcement to hold interest rates is good news for home shoppers. There are many excellent mortgage products available from banks and brokers that will suit your individual needs, and some are even lower than posted bank rates. With a pre-approval in hand, you’re protected if rates rise, and if they go down, you’ll likely get an even lower rate. A pre-approval can be a winwin situation for shoppers since it means you don’t have to wait to get financing approval on a home when you put in an offer. This is an

especially good tool to have in hot markets. Removing the “conditional on financing” clause could mean your offer is accepted first, since you already have your financing in place. So, when will rates rise? Recently, we’ve been hearing that rates may not see an increase until next year at least. The Bank will make its next scheduled rate announcement on May 29 – but don’t wait to get preapproved for a mortgage. It can take a few days. Many lenders now offer online pre-approvals to make the process easier.

Buying your first condo?

YOU HAVE PLENTY OF OPTIONS

WAYNE KARL

EDITOR

Wall2Wall Media wayne.karl@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/WayneKarl

To each his own, as the saying goes, and when it comes to choosing what type of condo to purchase, today’s buyers have plenty of options. For some, choices are dictated primarily by budget, location or family circumstances; for others, financial freedom and where they are in life may allow them to select according to project type, suite size and other factors. Indeed, the answer to this question varies and depends on many factors. One common mistake buyers – particularly first-timers – make is buying more home than they can handle. Experts agree making yourself house-poor is not a wise

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decision, and the best news is that with the variety of product available from builders today, you are sure to be able to find a new condo that suits your taste and budget. It’s also important to remember that homeowners buy and sell many times over in their lifetime, so if your first or second home isn’t quite your dream home, you can always plan to move up, downsize or adjust however you need to in your homeowning future. Edmonton area condo builders offer excellent, award-winning projects to suit just about everyone. Get out there and explore!


WE’VE DONE EVERYTHING FOR YOU... ... just move in Solid granite countertops in kitchen 40” High upper kitchen cabinets Premium stainless steel appliances Hardwood flooring on main level Matching hardwood heat registers Ceramic tile in entries and bathrooms 10 lb Carpet underlay 9 ft Basement ceilings Full landscaping with fence Rear deck with gas line Garages are insulated, drywalled and fire taped Keyless garage The Silent Neighbor® wall system

To learn more, visit a showhome today Aurora 3106 Windspear Crescent SW tel: 780-469-7039 Langdale 630 - 174 Street SW tel: 780-757-3470

Newcastle 12420 - 171 Avenue NW tel: 780-756-7505

Maple Crest 729 - 37A Avenue SE tel: 780-756-1190

Westerra 1347 Westerra Drive, Stony Plain tel: 780-963-3822

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CHEERS STAY IN. NOISE STAYS OUT. Scream as loud as you want about our affordable and quiet duplexes and townhomes Landmark is committed to building you the most comfortable and quiet home possible. With noise-reduction features like spray foam insulation and triple-pane windows, your excitement will fill your home, but not your neighbours.

SPACIOUS DUPLEXES

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chArlEswOrTh | FrOm $307s 780-702-8311

cAErNArvON | FIrsT PlAcE* | FrOm $260s | 780-702-8281

lAkElANd rIdgE | FrOm $303s 780-702-7261

lAkElANd rIdgE | FrOm $250s | 780-702-7261

TAmArAck | FrOm $307s 780-702-8359

TAmArAck | FrOm $270s | 780-702-8359

chArlEswOrTh | FrOm $280s | 780-702-8311 lArch PArk | NET ZErO cOmINg sOON!

ShOwhOmES OPENING SOON: mAgrATh | FrOm $330s | 780-702-3120 clArEvIEw | FrOm $260s | 780-902-8924

*Landmark is committed to the City of Edmonton’s First Place Program that offers first-time home buyers affordable, entry-level housing.

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I was very interested to see the Bank Of Montreal Psychology Of House Hunting Report on May 2 as it reveals many “important purchase behaviours” that drive our housing markets. The report noted Canadian home buyers spent an average of five months house hunting and during that time visited an average of 10 homes. The survey includes both used home and new home shoppers. These numbers correlate closely with CSG’s own market intelligence for the new home market that people shop four to five months and visit 12 show homes before finally selecting a builder and model. It’s reasonable to think Alberta’s performance would be faster than national results due to the robust economy.

44% purchased a home because they thought it was a good investment and 37% because they felt it “was a good time to get into the market”. Surprisingly, 80% of respondents stated they knew the home was right for them as soon as they stepped inside it. Wow, that says something about either previewing homes online or how important first impressions are if you are selling a property. Less positive was 33% of experienced home buyers and 39% of first time buyers stated they felt rushed to make a purchase which lead to “buyers remorse”.The greatest fears people had were 71% thought there would be something wrong with their home after purchasing it (a good reason to buy new) and 55% were worried prices would fall. What really stood out to me in the survey was the transformational shift in motivation to purchase a home. 44% purchased a home because they thought it was a good investment and 37% because they felt it “was a good time to get into the market”. Both motivations emanate from economic considerations and maybe that’s why there’s so much angst before, during and after the purchase. While certainly a home must be viewed as a core financial asset for any purchaser, that consideration must be balanced against what a home, any home, delivers to a person’s quality of life and happiness. I have viewed with great dismay our Federal 22 NEW CONDO GUIDE | VOLUME 21 ISSUE 06 | NewCondoGuide.com

Survey Says “You’re Stressed”

Government and Bank Of Canada’s constant harping about people buying homes as if they were wild eyed real estate speculators hell bent on creating an “asset bubble”. Of course the rhetoric makes for good publicity and talking heads can point at the US housing melt down as sure fire proof it could happen here. Basically this is fear mongering of the lowest ilk. This sort of round the clock publicity and its framing of a home purchase as the equivalent of buying a “penny stock” has obviously skewed people’s motivation more to financial outcomes and thus the appropriate stress that comes from investing for profit. What’s not given “proper” weighting in the coverage is the far more positive outcomes of home ownership. The independence people feel owning a home, their connection to community and pride of ownership are some of the most progressive social drivers in society. Home ownership stabilizes the future, creates a sense of predictability and comfort for growing families, fosters opportunity and improves personal situations. It nurtures confidence and creates pride in our communities, cities and country. Most importantly, if you’re purchasing a home to live in and hold for an average length of time it’s still the best financial investment you can make. So, if you’re deciding whether it’s time to buy a new home make sure you consider its positive lifestyle benefits to the same degree as financial issues. Though there are financial consequences those can be managed and mitigated through prudent consumer research, honestly reviewing your situation and taking your time in making the purchase.

Follow CSG on Facebook or Twitter for regular real estate opportunities and updates. All of Jim’s columns are posted on CSG’s blog at www.csg.ca.

Jim Malner is President of Consumer Strategies Group (CSG), Alberta’s longest serving, professional, real estate marketing consultancy with offices in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.


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natural surroundings, the front landscaping includes native and fruit-bearing species that are suitable for the local climate. Along with its picturesque surroundings, and ideally located south of 23rd Ave, residents will also enjoy light neighbourhood traffic plus the benefit of easy access to major roadways. What sets Sparrow Landing apart from other townhomes is Landmark’s unwavering commitment to build homes that power themselves by way of solar panels and have drastically smaller carbon footprints compared with traditionally built homes. Product Development Manager, Dave Turnbull, says the “homes have a superior building envelope” which consists of “above-average R38 insulated walls, R80 ceilings and triple-pane windows.” Solar panels on the roof of the homes are “sized to produce as much energy as the home consumes. If you use the right electricity retailer, you can make a little extra on the power you sell back to the grid.” There is no use of natural gas in the Sparrow Landing development, which saves homeowners over $500 in annual administration charges. The construction of these townhomes is a unique process

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Carrington Communities

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Grande Design Homes

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6084 - Stanton Dr. SW

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7205 - 22nd Ave SW 10 Sandstone at Walker Lake Station by homes by avi

3751 – 12 Street

South of Ellerslie Rd. on 62 St.

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11 Aspen Meadows

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in the news

Alberta economic growth

among leaders in Canada

After growing 3.9 per cent in 2012,

Alberta’s economy is expected to expand a more modest 2.5 per cent this year – still among the Canadian leaders – according to the latest BMO Blue Book from BMO Capital Markets Economics and BMO Commercial Banking. Much like the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Beige Book, the BMO Blue Book combines the expertise of BMO’s economists with information on current business conditions provided to BMO’s commercial bankers by local businesspeople. “The main trigger for softer investment activity is the lower price received by Canadian producers of heavy oil relative to WTI,” says Robert Kavcic, senior economist, BMO Capital Markets. The good news is that the discount has narrowed, partly due to seasonal demand for bitumen, completed refinery maintenance and more pipeline capacity linking Cushing and the Gulf Coast.” Kavcic added that despite the challenge, oil production in the province was still up a solid 16 per cent year-overyear in 2012 Q4, led by 21 per cent yearover-year growth in bitumen output. Meanwhile, employment growth has cooled to just 1.7 per cent year-over-year in March, down from a 2.6 per cent pace for 2012. “The labour market, however, still remains tight with the jobless rate at 4.8 per cent – the second lowest in Canada – and average weekly earnings rising 6.1 per cent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2013,” says Kavcic. 38 new condo Guide | Volume 21 issue 06 | NewCondoGuide.com

Housing markets in Calgary and Edmonton have not succumbed to slowdowns as seen in Vancouver and Toronto, with sales up 3.4 per cent year-over-year and 6.3 per cent year-over-year, respectively, in the first quarter of 2013. “With in-migration strong, incomes rising and lower supply, Calgary’s MLS Home Price Index was up eight per cent year-over-year in March and within 6 per cent of 2007’s record,” says Kavcic. “The economy in Northwestern Alberta is being fuelled by expansion and growth in the oil and gas services sector and also the oil and gas construction industry,” says Lynda Taylor, district vice-president, commercial banking, Northern Alberta and NWT, BMO Bank of Montreal. “In particular, construction companies in the Northwest are bidding on new work coming from major liquid gas players in the market. Meanwhile, the continuing population influx into Fort McMurray and the Northeast has created real demand for additional services and amenities.” “Of particular note are the prospects for Alberta’s First Nations; Alberta is full of opportunities for First Nations with numerous Bands ready to enter into creative economic development opportunities,” says Mike Darling, district vice-president, commercial, southern Alberta, BMO Bank of Montreal. “BMO has provided many innovative solutions to First Nations over the years, and we recently heard from one Band Administrator who said BMO’s approach to onreserve lending is helping them achieve their goals for their community.” Darling adds that BMO is armed with a highlyskilled team of experts that can make lending decisions at the local level to help its commercial clients boost productivity, expand into new markets and make strategic investment decisions that will help propel growth and drive success.


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a CONCERNED ABOUT Consider fixed-rate INTEREST RATES? mortgage

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our home is one of the most exciting and important investments you’ll ever make. Don’t let mortgage interest rate concerns get in the way. Instead, put your mind at ease with the security of a fi xed rate mortgage.

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Security that’s locked in As the name implies, a fi xed rate mortgage offers a specific interest rate that is fi xed or locked in for the term of the mortgage. It means you’ll know exactly what to expect, including:

An open mortgage can be paid off in part or in full, without breakage costs. But because of the extra prepayment flexibility, interest rates are often higher.

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›› The interest rate of your mortgage ›› The amount of your regular mortgage payments ›› The portion of your payment that goes toward principal and interest ›› The amortization of your mortgage (or how long it will take to payoff ) ›› And the longer you are locked in, the more you’ll be protected from potential interest rate increases over the term of your mortgage. Choose what works best for you With closed, open and convertible fi xed-rate mortgages, you can choose the term that provides the level of security (and interest rate) that is right for you. For example: ›› If you don’t anticipate paying off your mortgage before the end of the term by making a prepayment, a closed mortgage provides the lowest fi xed rates available. However, if you change your mind, you’ll probably have to pay breakage costs. ›› An open mortgage can be paid off in part or in full, without breakage costs. But because of the extra prepayment flexibility, interest rates are often higher.

The longer you are locked in, the more you’ll be protected from potential interest rate increases over the term of your mortgage. ›› A convertible mortgage gives you the security of a closed mortgage, but can be converted to a longer term, closed mortgage any time, without breakage costs. If you think interest rates may drop, this allows you to pick your moment to lock in your rate. But this is only beneficial if you convert and lock in at the right time. Save interest costs by prepaying Prepayments are optional, additional payments that go directly toward paying down your mortgage principal, the amount you initially borrowed for your mortgage. That means they help you pay off your mortgage faster – and, over time, that can save you interest costs.

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3 Element Lofts & Flats by Qualico Living 41 Summerwood Blvd. 4  Palisades estates townhomes by Cove Properties 401 Palisades Way. 5 Centre In The Park 

by Christenson Communities

8 eton park villas

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9 Windsor park

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10 estates at sunview lane by qualico living 5300 Sunview Lane

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Am I Doing Enough? I

attended an evening informational session put on by a local organization two weeks ago. The session was centered on sustainable building (residential mostly). There was a huge panel of local experts and I was pleased to see that there is so much expertise in our Capital Region. There were experts in design (architecture, landscape, and community development), Engineering (mechanical systems, solar electric design, building envelope), and a couple of builders/developers (including yours truly). We were all speaking about what we do and how it is important in the quest for sustainable development. In attendance we a number of people from all age groups but particularly well represented were people with young families. The panel was moderated (thankfully) and each panelist was allowed some introductory remarks followed by an opportunity to respond to three questions. The first was something like “How does your company’s product/service contribute to sustainable development?” Pretty easy, we all got through that one quite well. The next one was along the lines of “What are some of the important considerations for a homebuyer looking at purchasing a new home?” We all extolled the virtues of our chosen fields (it’s a good thing there was a 3 minute time limit because I can go on for hours on this). It was during this questioning that I had what Oprah calls an “A-ha moment”. As the speakers went on, I noticed some eyes glazing over, some worried looks coming across people’s faces, and an overall sense of being overwhelmed on the part of our audience. And it struck me…. We (the sustainability people) are making this way too complicated for you the consumer. We make you feel that, unless you do everything we suggest, you are not contributing enough to the solution. Nothing could be further from the truth. So I’m proposing a different train of thought. Do what

you can. There are almost endless choices out there, look at the ones you can afford to do and do them. It all helps. I realize that there are certain market expectations with a new home purchase. People expect nice things in their new home purchase. Oddly enough, good design choices contribute to sustainable development. Having a home that people will want to live in without renovating is a good thing. But I would ask that you set aside a bit of your budget to invest in some things that give back to (or take less from) the environment. If you upgrade your counters to granite for example for $4000 (just to use a number) allot $400 toward something energy or water effi cient. This will pay off. And don’t think that you have to do everything, or do it all at once. There are many choices you can make in your day to day living that have a positive effect as well. Most people aren’t doing anything, so by doing something, you’re helping. There’s an old idiom “Cut your coat according to your cloth”. Simply said, don’t buy more than what you can pay for. It serves nothing if you spend all your money on doing the right thing and have to live like a hermit. Additionally, if you don’t have a good experience in a sustainable home, for whatever reason, how likely are you to do it again with your next purchase. I am a firm believer that we can have it all. In a choice between “A” or “B”, I’m always looking for a “C”. I hope you do too.

DAVE TURNBULL

Product Development Manager Landmark Group

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buying your first condo

and evolve throughout your life. Working with a trained professional to understand your current financial situation and your future goals can help you assess what type of home you can afford. 2. Ask About Your Credit History A

credit rating is a measure of how dependable you are in repaying your debts. A good credit rating goes a long way in helping you obtain credit and determine the interest rate you will receive. For example, if you pay your bills on time, or if you repay a loan, you will be in good standing with the credit bureau. So, when it’s time to borrow, a lending institution will know that you are credit worthy. For more information on your credit history, contact TransUnion or Equifax Canada and get your credit report free of charge by mail. 3. Get Pre-Approved By getting pre-

approved, you will know how much home you can afford, which will allow you to shop with confidence within your price range and prove to sellers you are a serious buyer. Plus, obtaining a pre-approval is absolutely free. 4. Ask About Extended Amortization

There’s nothing quite like owning your own

home or condo – getting to know your neighbours, decorating and creating a place that you can call your own. But owning a home is not quite as simple as finding the right home in the right neighbourhood; your financial situation can be an important factor in the type of home you can afford. For example, you will need to determine how much you have available for a down payment and, based on your budget, what mortgage payment you can comfortably carry. By answering these questions, you will be able to make a smart and informed decision before you buy the home that is right for you. One of the most common first-time homebuyer questions is affordability. Here are four ways to help make your home-buying experience smooth and straightforward:

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The extended amortization feature is available on most mortgage products. The feature provides homebuyers the flexibility of lowering their mortgage payments by spreading them over a longer period of time, helping ease budget and cash-flow issues. But keep in mind by extending your amortization you will increase the amount of interest that makes up your mortgage payment. Given this, it is important to choose a mortgage that allows you to increase your payments and make lump-sum payments when you can. Currently, most financial institutions are offering up to 25-year amortization periods. Keep these important points in mind to help you find the house you love at a price you can afford. For more information or assistance with your mortgage needs, visit your nearest CIBC branch, call 1.800.465.CIBC (2422) or visit cibc.com/mortgages. NC


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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

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ords like modern, stylish & even a little bit sexy come to mind as you enter the Albany Trails 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. Albany is perched on the edge of northwest Edmonton, at 138 Street and 167 Avenuet. Just a stone’s throw away from St Albert, Albany Trails offers incredible value for residents. Easily accessible and close to many amenities,

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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. Albany Trails 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. Albany Trails Townhomes are master crafted and come complete with valuable, upgraded features and

finishes. Only 46 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 Albany Trails Townhomes, please call Christine 780.862.8708 or visit their show home at the ultra successful MacTaggart Ridge. They are located on Mullen Way in MacTaggart in southwest Edmonton. Check out www.albanytrails.ca

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quick tips

// by hellen buttigieg

make play catch-up and the most of this summer your time off

S

ummer will soon be here. Perhaps you’re using your well-deserved vacation time for a little R&R, or you’re just less harried because you’re not dropping the kids off at countless lessons and activities. Whatever the reason, this is a great time of year to get all the little tasks that have been piling up off your plate. And once you have all of these chores taken care of, you can lounge by the pool guilt free. QUICK TIPS ON ORGANIZING YOUR HOME

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 organizing your home, your office and your life, visit weorganizeu.com and sign up for the free newsletter.

Organize your photos in a fun, family-friendly way. Gather your supplies now and make the next rainy day your family’s photo-organizing day. You’ll need several acid-free photo boxes, some plastic “dollar store” baskets (about 10), “sticky” notes and a few markers. Gather the family around the kitchen or dining room table, put some music on and have a predetermined break time. Begin by labeling each basket with a broad category using your sticky notes and markers. Then use the baskets to start sorting the collection of photos you’ve gathered. Categories should be broad and relevant to your photos. Examples can include: pets, holidays, parties, school, friends, family celebrations, etc. Once the photos are sorted, transfer them into photo boxes and use the index cards which often accompany the boxes to identify the categories. If you have hundreds of photos under one category, simply label the outside of the box with the topic.

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Whatever the reason, this is a great time of year to get all the little tasks that have been piling up off your plate. And once you have all of these chores taken care of, you can lounge by the pool guilt free. QUICK TIPS ON ORGANIZING YOUR Home office Organize your business cards.

Throw a clothes swap. With the seasons changing, it’s a perfect time to

clean out your closets. Pull out any summer items you didn’t wear last year and any winter items you passed on last year. Plan a neighbourhood clothes swap party to trade your cast-offs for other treasures. Donate any unclaimed threads to a local charity. Organize cosmetics and toiletries for easy retrieval. Take advantage of the height in cupboards under bathroom counters by using plastic storage drawers to store cosmetics and toiletries. Sterilite makes this item, and you can find it at most department stores. Usually it comes with three drawers, but if you have the height, you can stack a second unit on top. Store items in broad categories and label each drawer. Categories may include: dental products, facial and hair products. Memorabilia without mess. If you have bits and pieces of memorabilia piling up all over your home, it’s time to create a memory box. Purchase or repurpose one container for each family member; choose plastic bins, photo boxes, hat boxes, vintage suitcases or old-fashioned picnic baskets to store precious mementos. Be selective about what goes inside, and when the containers are full, remove one item before putting another item inside. Dispose of old medication safely. When purging expired medication, please refrain from flushing the pills down the toilet. This has been found to contaminate municipal water supplies. Check with your local pharmacy to see whether you can drop them off for environmentally safe disposal. Alternatively, inquire whether your municipality offers drop-off points similar to those for hazardous and electronic waste. Round up your recipes. Are your recipes cluttering up your kitchen counters or stuffed in your drawers? Organizing your favourite recipes makes retrieval quick and easy. Purchase a plastic accordion file in your favorite colour with at least 10 slots. Use the labels included to write out specific categories. Categories may include: desserts, appetizers, salads, poultry, beef and seafood. File recipes at the front of the corresponding category and get cooking!

Take 15 minutes to go through the stacks of business cards you’ve collected over the year and toss the ones you will never refer to again. To have easier access to the ones you keep, scan them using business card software or staple them to your Rolodex cards alphabetically (use the bigger format cards). If you have several hundred cards, I don’t recommend filing them in the clear plastic sheets because it’s difficult to keep them in alphabetical order, and too time consuming to find the card you need.  QUICK TIPS ON ORGANIZING YOUR LIFE Stop “shoulding” on yourself.

Do you feel your life is so “crazy busy” that you never seem to find time for fun? One way to make space for the things that matter most is to re-evaluate what you’ve committed your time to and consider letting go of some obligations. Think of three activities you are doing because you feel you “should” even though you don’t really want to. It could be committees you sit on, volunteer activities you participate in or events you’ve reluctantly agreed to attend. Choose one to let go of for now, and replace it with an activity that brings you joy.  Now watch and see what happens.

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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.

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IN THE NEWS

Good debt, bad debt and everything in between:

HOW TO BORROW SMARTLY

for Canadians as they navigate through expenses that range from the unexpected to buying a house. In fact, a recent TD Canada Trust survey found the top three credit options used by most Canadians within the past five years are bank-issued credit cards (92 per cent), department store cards (48 per cent) and mortgages (42 per cent). TD Canada Trust’s Farhaneh Haque, director of mortgage advice, and Stephen Menon, associate vice-president of credit cards, have teamed up to outline the popular credit products available and provide Canadians with tips on how to borrow responsibly. CREDIT CARDS According to the survey, credit cards are the most widely used personal credit product. More Canadians applied for a credit card in the past year (29 per cent) than any other personal credit product. Two-thirds of Canadians (66 per cent) agree that setting up pre-authorized bill payments on a travel rewards credit card is a good way to maximize the travel rewards earned and manage your finances. “When used correctly, credit cards can help manage and track your spending and build your credit history,” says Menon. ACCESS TO CREDIT IS AN ONGOING NEED

Seven in 10 Canadians (70 per cent) say they have never used a home equity line of credit, even though 82 per cent correctly believe that a home equity line of credit can be a lower-cost option than a personal loan for financing a home renovation. “Many homeowners have the option to use the equity they’ve already built in their homes to finance upgrades which may improve their home’s resale value,” says Haque. “A Home Equity Line of Credit could allow you to use up to 65 per cent of the lesser of the appraised value or purchase price of your home, with a lower interest rate than most alternative forms of unsecured credit.” Mortgages The majority of Canadians think a mortgage is “good” debt (88 per cent) and understand that weekly mortgage payments, versus monthly, will help reduce the mortgage amortization period (84 per cent).

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IN THE NEWS

Location, Location, Location

BMO report shows safety, quiet street and good neighbours are top priorities for homebuyers

While there are a number of factors to consider

when deciding on the right location to buy a home, Canadians view the safety of a neighbourhood to be the most important (63 per cent) feature of a home’s location, according to a new BMO Bank of Montreal survey. The survey, conducted by Pollara, also found that living on a quiet street (43 per cent), having good neighbours (30 per cent), having a short commute to work (28 per cent) and being near family and friends (25 per cent) rank high on Canadians’ list of location priorities when buying a home. “Everyone has a unique set of personal and financial priorities, so it’s important that those particular needs are considered when deciding on the right location to purchase a home,” says Laura Parsons, mortgage expert, BMO Bank of Montreal. “Taking a practical approach to home buying is the key to preventing yourself from getting ‘swept away’ by the bells and whistles of a house. Home buyers should make a list of needs versus wants

and prioritize them in order of highest to lowest importance.” The poll also revealed that significant differences become apparent when comparing the national averages to first-time homebuyers. For instance: › Having a short commute to work is more important to first-time buyers than the average buyer (34 per cent versus 28 per cent) › Living near public transit (28 per cent versus 19 per cent) is also higher on the priority list for first-timers than repeat buyers However, living on a quiet street (30 per cent versus 43 per cent) and having good neighbours (21 per cent versus 30 per cent) are far less important to first-timers continued on page 67…

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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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Parsons encourages buyers and sellers to be aware of any changing conditions on the local level. “If planning to buy or sell a property, consider working with an expert who can help you make decisions that are appropriate to the health of your local market, and more importantly, that fit within your particular personal and financial priorities. “Getting pre-approved financing, choosing a fixed rate and stress-testing mortgage payments in advance of buying a home can provide peace of mind and help home buyers become mortgage-free sooner,” adds Parsons.

“Realtors are always available to help buyers find the property that’s right for them,” says Laura Leyser, president of The Canadian Real Estate Association. “And to provide consumers with information to help them through this difficult and emotional process, our Homebuyers’ Road Map, developed in collaboration with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, is available online at crea.ca/resources

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INDUSTRY UPDATES - CHBA - ALBERTA

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oing something for the first time is always more of a challenge, whether it’s the first day of school or a first date. Buying your first home is no exception. Researching home prices, features and locations is exciting but can be time consuming. First-time buyers must also learn the rules for financing a purchase to understand how much they can borrow and the minimum down payment required. Fortunately, there are handy tools available to help guide you through the steps. Check the CHBA - Alberta website for useful guides. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. and most banks offer mortgage calculators that allow home buyers to check how choosing different periods to pay off a loan or varying the down payment will change monthly payments.

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FOR FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS More importantly, the long-established benefits of homeownership provide a powerful incentive to buy a home. Not only do you get to live in your investment and increase its value through home improvements, your mortgage payments build equity. Members of Generation Y – born between 1980 and 1994 – are the most likely to be renters, but as Royal LePage noted in a recent report, those 19 to 33 years of age would overwhelmingly like to wave goodbye to the landlord. More than 85 per cent of those surveyed disagreed with the statement that “I do not desire to own a property in my lifetime as renting is preferable to me.” In Alberta, first-time buyers were expecting to spend $406,000 on their first home, according to a survey by BMO Financial. Nationally, first-time buyers expect to pay off their mortgage in 20 years and are twice as likely to opt for a fixed-rate mortgage than a variable rate product. Of course, saving enough for a down payment remains a challenge. Many prospective buyers cut back on spending, with 63 per cent reporting they made lifestyle changes to sock more money away. Laura Parsons, a mortgage expert at BMO Bank of Montreal, suggests people test what it is like to live within budget after buying a house. “Determining what your mortgage payments and overall costs of homeownership will look like, and then living in that financial reality for a year before entering the market, can be an effective strategy.” A quarter of Generation Y lives rent-free because of arrangements with family and friends – one strategy to help build savings for a down payment. Another source of funds is money tucked away in RRSPs. The federal government’s Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) allows withdrawal of up to $25,000 to buy a home. Annual payments are required to put the money back into the RRSP within 15 years. A lucky few – 27 per cent, according to BMO – will get help from their parents or other family members to buy their first home. When it comes time to close the deal, the federal government also has a program to help. The First-Time Home Buyers’ Tax Credit (HBTC) assists with the costs associated with the purchase of a home, such as legal fees, disbursements and land transfer taxes. The credit provides up to $750 in federal tax relief. The reality is buying a first home is more challenging than just writing another cheque to your landlord. It requires research, planning and the courage to take a bold step forward on the path to prosperity. And it’s a move that many young people regret delaying. BMO’s survey revealed that 59 per cent of first-time buyers wish they’d bought a home five years ago. The Canadian Home Builders’ Association - Alberta represents more than 1,500 business members, including new home builders, renovators, developers, trade and supply companies, and professional services.

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MAKE YOUR MOVE

// BY DAN HOPKINS

a stress-free SORT, DOWNSIZE for spring and a & ORGANIZE NOW happier summer We recommend the following tips to get organized this spring: START BY SORTING AND ORGANIZING CLOSETS.

If there is limited closet space, consider storing winter clothing in the attic, basement or garage. Wardrobe boxes offer excellent space for hanging coats, sweaters and snow pants. SORT OUT ITEMS NO LONGER USED OR WORN. Dan Hopkins is Chief Operating Officer, Two Men and a Truck Canada. twomenandatruck.ca

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pring is the season of new beginnings. But it can be hard to appreciate if you’re stuck indoors trying to sift through the accumulation of winter clutter. Fortunately there are some easy techniques to help you get a jump-start on spring cleaning. The following steps will help get your home organized and allow you to enjoy the new season, clutter-free.

If it hasn’t been worn in more than a year, then it probably won’t be again. Set aside a couple of empty boxes for donations or items to sell. USE STURDY BOXES WITH DIVIDERS FOR PACKING BREAKABLES.

Make sure cardboard boxes are structurally sound. Dish-pack boxes with adjustable inserts that form individual cells are a great option for fragile items.

Sort out items no longer used or worn. If it hasn’t been worn in more than a year, then it probably won’t be again. THINK GREEN.

Survey local recycling options to find the most convenient solution for recyclables. Organize recyclables by category: plastic, glass, aluminum, paper and cardboard. CARE FOR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS.

Be conscientious about the materials being disposed. Toxic items such as paint, batteries, house cleaning products, automobile oils, pesticides, and fertilizers are dangerous to transport and should not be thrown away with nontoxic garbage. These items should be taken to specialized depots. CONCENTRATE ON DISINFECTING SPACES.

Change air fi lters, rotate mattresses and vacuum under furniture.

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DOWNTOWN

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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arrives in downtown Edmonton the street via the patio and sunroom or by entering through the interior private courtyard. The nine-ft. ceilings give the entire suite an airy feeling. Light coloured walls are complemented by sleek white trim and dark accents. The wide plank chocolate coloured laminate flooring is in keeping with the modern feeling of Maxx Urban Condos. It extends from the front door throughout the main living areas. There is a full bath just to the right of the front door. The stackable laundry is also found behind a door in the bathroom. What a great way to maximize space while keeping the laundry out of the STANDING TALL IN THE HEART OF QUEEN MARY PARK is Maxx Urban Condos. This sleek six-storey condominium community features spacious, open concept suites, a private New York style courtyard and much more. Developed by BCM, Maxx has the contemporary feelings today’s urban buyers are looking for. The striking exterior colours of charcoal, grey and white with glass accents are impressive. Designed to be low maintenance without sacrificing style, this building sets the tone for the lifestyle that follows as soon as you drive by the building. Suites on the sixth floor also have large rooftop terraces that provide stunning views of the downtown area. The show suite is simply gorgeous. This main floor unit has an oversize patio which is ideal for entertaining on warm summer nights. There is also a sunroom so owners can still enjoy people watching when the weather isn’t quite so accommodating. Coming in at 1,175 sq. ft., suite C2 features two bedrooms and two bathrooms plus a den. This suite can be accessed from 82 NEW CONDO GUIDE | VOLUME 21 ISSUE 06 | NewCondoGuide.com

The striking exterior colours of charcoal, gray and white with glass accents are impressive. way yet easily accessible! Modern finishing throughout the suite is found. From the sinks and faucets to the door headers and baseboard trim, Maxx maintains the look and feel of the urban condo lifestyle everywhere you turn.


The open concept L-shaped kitchen has white cabinetry which is complemented with stainless steel appliances, Quartz countertops and a good size centre island. The dining nook is just to the left of the kitchen – neatly placed out of the way for everyday life but provides has the space for an intimate dinner parties. The great room is a lovely space. Positioned just in front the kitchen, it is easy to carry on a conversation with friends and family while entertaining and preparing food. It offers large windows and quick access to the sunroom and patio. Just down the hall from the kitchen is the first of two bedrooms. It’s a good size with a very large window to allow plenty of natural light. The den is found on the opposite side, just down the hall slightly. It has a large window that faces out onto the courtyard. The owner’s suite is truly beautiful. The spa inspired ensuite bath even features an NewCondoGuide.com | VOLUME 21 ISSUE 06 | NEW CONDO GUIDE 83


The great room is a lovely space. Positioned just in front the kitchen, it is easy to carry on a conversation with friends and family while entertaining and preparing food. It offers large windows and quick access to the sunroom and patio.

oversized shower. There are two closets to provide plenty of storage as well as room for a king size bed. A large window fills the room with natural sunlight. Each suite at Maxx Urban Condos comes with a stainless steel appliance package, heated underground parking, secure entrance doors, in suite air conditioning and much more. Maxx is approximately 75 per cent sold, so don’t wait to plan your visit to the show suite. Call Brent at 780.993.6505 or stop by the show suite Monday to Thursday 3 to 7 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Maxx Urban Condos are located at 10518 113 St. Check out livemaxx.ca for floorplans, suite availability, specs and more. 84


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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 upgrade package package that is available for only pre-sale $10,000 that is available 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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What to do when you hire a contractor Many experienced and reliable contractors work in your community – highly skilled professionals who do business the right way. Unfortunately not all contractors play by the same rules. Some cut corners to offer lower prices. They promise you a “good deal” as long as nothing is written down and you pay in cash. These cash deals can mean a lot of risk for you. Contractors who don’t do business properly don’t protect you from accidents or their mistakes. If there is a work-related injury or damage to your home, you could face lawsuits and financial loss. You could be responsible for your contractor’s unpaid bills. And you could be stuck with work that is incomplete or badly done. While serious, these risks are easy to avoid. Before you agree to let anyone work on your home, take these three simple steps: know who you’re dealing with, make sure you’re protected from risks, and always Get in in Writing! ™

How to find

a good contractor • Ask friends, family and neighbors about contractors they have hired to work on their homes. • Contact your local Home Builders’ Association or other trade association for a list of professional contractors in your community. • Ask your local building materials store if it has a list of recommended contractors. • Ask your utility company if it has a list of recommended contractors. • Check with your local Better Business Bureau to find out if a contractor is a member.

For more advice, including detailed information about contracts plus worksheets you can use when interviewing contractors, visit HiringAContractor.com For a listing of builder and renovator members, contact the Canadian Home Builder’s Association - Edmonton Region. Call 425-1020 or visit their website at chbaedmonton.ca Get it in Writing! provides information to help you make informed choices when you build, renovate, or repair your home. This program is managed by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association with support from the Government of Canada.

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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.


Compare mortgage rates for your best deal CHARTERED BANKS

Variable

6 Months

1 Year

-

4.650

Bank of Montreal

3.100

Bank of Nova Scotia

3.100

AGF Trust

2 years

3 years

4 years

5 years

3.040

3.200

3.240

3.340

3.490

4.000

3.000

3.040

3.550

4.540

5.140

4.550

3.750

3.890

3.990

4.390

4.990

-

3.240

3.390

2.900

3.370

3.140

Bridgewater Bank

-

CIBC Mortgages

3.200

4.450

3.000

3.140

3.550

4.390

5.140

Canadian Western Bank

3.200

4.000

3.000

3.040

3.550

4.540

5.140

Equitable Trust

-

-

3.000

3.040

3.550

4.540

5.140

First Calgary Financial

-

4.000

2.390

2.670

2.790

2.890

2.950

First National Financial

2.800

3.950

2.740

2.690

2.790

2.990

2.990

FirstOntario Credit Un.

2.790

4.240

2.990

3.140

3.190

3.240

2.890

HSBC Bank Canada

3.100

4.450

3.600

3.950

4.450

4.990

5.240

ING Direct

3.000

-

3.000

3.000

2.790

2.990

3.080

Investors Group Trust

3.000

4.000

3.000

3.140

3.550

4.540

5.140

London Life

3.000

4.000

3.000

3.140

3.550

4.540

5.140

Manulife Bank

3.000

4.450

3.000

3.050

3.100

3.100

3.090

Meridian Credit Union

2.850

4.450

3.100

3.140

3.700

2.980

3.190

National Bank

3.200

4.400

3.100

3.140

3.550

4.540

5.140

-

4.500

3.100

3.350

3.550

3.850

3.950

President’s Choice Fin’l

3.200

6.040

3.140

3.200

3.240

3.350

3.440

Royal Bank of Canada

3.000

4.000

3.000

3.040

3.550

4.540

5.140

-

4.000

3.000

3.040

3.550

4.390

5.140

3.200

4.000

3.000

3.040

3.550

4.540

5.140

Peace Hills Trust

Servus Credit Union T-D Mortgage

Rates effective as of May 18, 2013. *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:

Project & address:

Project & address:

Project & address:

Salesperson:

Salesperson:

Salesperson:

Salesperson:

Phone:

Phone:

Phone:

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Developer/builder:

Developer/builder:

Developer/builder:

Developer/builder:

Type:

Type:

Type:

Type:

2-storey highrise bungalow

detached conversion townhome

2-storey highrise bungalow

detached conversion townhome

2-storey highrise bungalow

detached conversion townhome

2-storey highrise bungalow

detached conversion townhome

Sq. Footage:

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# of bedrooms:

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# of bedrooms:

# of bedrooms:

# of bathrooms:

# of bathrooms:

# of bathrooms:

# of bathrooms:

Interior appliances:

Interior appliances:

Interior appliances:

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Options:

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Options:

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Parking facilities:

Parking facilities:

Parking facilities:

Parking facilities:

Special incentives:

Special incentives:

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Price:

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Down payment:

Down payment:

Down payment:

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Condo fees:

Condo fees:

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Financing available:

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Other comments:

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587.520.3372 167 Avenue & Albany Way


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• Oversized balconies • Designer kitchens complete with upgraded appliances • Gas line to balconies with optional gas line to ranges • Double, triple and quadruple private garages available • Amenities including fully equipped fitness centre, three social rooms with theatre, games, dining & butler kitchen, & rooftop terraces *On Select Suites. See Sales Associate for details.

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4042 MacTaggart Drive MACTAGGERT DRIVE

More information coming soon

New showsuites now open!

• Building features luxurious amenities including air conditioned corridors and common areas, fully equipped fitness centre, social room with full kitchen and billiards, and a convenient guest suite • 9’ ceilings on the first, second and third floors, 10’ ceilings on the fourth floor • Located in desirable Southwest community of MacTaggart this location offers easy access to the Anthony Henday, and is close to many amenities • Winner of the 2013 CHBA Award for Best Multi-Family Apartment Building *On Select Suites. See Sales Associate for details.

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780.438.4911 6079 Maynard Way

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780.756.2230 11080 Ellerslie Road

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SOUTHWEST Call

780.439.5030 11517 Ellerslie Road

2013 ExCELLENCE IN HOUSING AWARD WINNER

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$179,900 inCludes GsT


New phase now selling, visit today for best selection!

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780.438.1513 308 Ambleside link 2013 ExCELLENCE IN HOUSING AWARD WINNER


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Building Homes

For Real Life For almost 30 years, Rohit Communities has been committed to creating smart spaces. This starts with choosing the right locations, designing efficient homes to create maximum value for our customers, and ensuring a streamlined process to make the entire experience an easy and enjoyable one.

LOCATION Our attention to your perfect home starts with its location. We choose communities that offer great accessibility to current and future amenities and conveniences.

DESIGN Our award-winning and versatile floor plans maximize every inch of space. We’ve got you covered from apartments to bungalows and everything in between.

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Based on your feedback, we’ve created an inclusive product offering balanced with affordability to create exceptional value in your new home.

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Duplex

Featuring Elements Keswick Located in the prestigious neighbourhood of Keswick on the River in Southwest Edmonton surrounded by a breathtaking landscape with amenities only moments away. Triplexes front attached garage or rear lane access and townhomes available in versatile two or three bedroom plans with flex loft or bonus room. Homes include granite in the kitchen, laminate, tile, appliance credit, landscaping, gas line to deck and more! Upgrades are available.

Starting from the $320,000’s!

Showhome Coming Soon! Call Kim at 780.906.9808 for more information


Duplexes

Townhom Elements Hamptons Located in West Edmonton Up to 1500 square feet with single or double garage Bonus area, second floor laundry, no condo fees

Starting from $315,100! Visit the showhome at 1753 Hammond Cres NW Call Kim at 780.906.9808 for more details

Elements Glenridding Located in Southwest Edmonton Up to 1468 square feet with two or three bedrooms Granite in the kitchen, laminate & tile included

Starting from $324,000! Visit the showhome at 16003 – 10 Avenue SW Call Angela at 780.991.2337

Elements Creekwood Chappelle Located in Southwest Edmonton, close to LRT

Showhom

Up to 1459 square feet with two or three bedrooms Flex area, deck, landscaping and no condo fees!

Starting from $298,300! Visit the showhome at 504 Chappelle Drive SW Call Candice at 780.990.9588 for more details.

Elements Summerwood Park

Locat North South

Two o floor squar

Located in Sherwood Park Up to 1500 square feet with two or three bedrooms Double front attached garage and front landscaping

Starting from $353,100! Visit the showhome at 2 Sunterra Way Call Wende at 780.952.1572 for more details.

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Showhome at 70

Village at T

Showhome at 20


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Locations in desirable Northwest and Southwest Edmonton

Lots of great upgrades such as laminate and granite kitchen countertops

Two or three bedroom floor plans up to 1400 square feet

Starting from the low $300,000’s with NO CONDO fees!

Village at Langdale

Showhome at 704 – 176 Street SW | Call Kim at 780.906.9808 |

From $312,900

Village at Trumpeter Showhome at 2055 Trumpeter Way NW | Call Pam at 780.938.5478 |

From $312,900


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Baseline Road

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Anthony Henday Drive

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3. Edmonton West Elements Hamptons

4. Edmonton Windermere

Landing – Townhome Condominium Project

5. Creekwood Chappelle Elements Chappelle

6. Edmonton South

7. Edmonton South East Tawa Landing

8. Sherwood Park

Village at Langdale

Callaghan Landing

Evolve Sherwood Park

Elements Keswick

Callaghan North

Elements Summerwood Park

Village at Trumpeter

Elements Glenridding

Callaghan Ravines

Elements Starling

Evolve Glenridding

Vistas at Callaghan

2. Edmonton North West

Evolve Starling

Evolve Allard Vistas at Allard

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9. Fort Saskatchewan Evolve Sienna


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