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Community Profile

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THE BRICKYARD Find a home in the heart of it all at Old Town

features & editorials IN EVERY ISSUE

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HOMEBUYERS’ HELP

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Tax Time Tips

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CHBA - Edmonton

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Expert Advice

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Montorio Homes

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Homebuyers’ Help

Landscaping and your new home by SLC Ltd.

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Tax credits to ease the pain of this big-ticket purchase Spend versus save by Sara Duck

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Mortgage calculator and rate table

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Edmonton area builders, developers and communities

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Watch the retail landscape for neighbourhoods on the upswing

CHBA - Alberta

10 reasons to love your new home by Jim Rivait

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IN THE NEWS

The Tax Man

The Smith Manoeuvre: deducting mortgage interest

Community Profile

Find a home in the heart of it all at The Brickyard at Old Town

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Money Matters

RRSPs: they’re not just for retirement anymore by Gail Vaz-Oxlade

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Make Your Move

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announces finalists for 2014 Awards of Excellence in Housing “Built with Bear Hands” supports Stollery Childrens Hospital

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Fraser: a ravine setting in northeast Edmonton

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More Canadians contributing to RRSPs ahead of deadline

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Paying down debt the top priority for Canadians: CIBC

Mortgages

Helping consumers understand mortgage risks


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uying a brand-new home offers you an opportunity to customize it to your liking. It can be a dream come true and an investment for the future – but don’t forget, it’s also legal transaction. The term “get it in writing” has never been more important in the case of the new-home purchase, since such a document outlines everything your home will have in it, on it and around it. Otherwise known as the Agreement of Purchase and Sale, the contract spells out the terms and conditions between you and your builder. Without it, if there is a misunderstanding or disagreement, it’s impossible to prove what was agreed upon. Since building a home is much more complicated than a resale transaction where the unit and/or property likely already exists, there is

no set Agreement of Purchase and Sale or standard contract for buying a new home. In some provinces, builders may have standard contracts prepared by the local home builders’ association or their new-home warranty program. Builders often prepare their own agreements, so contracts can vary from one builder/ developer to another and from province to province. Before you sign a contract, review it carefully with the builder and ask questions to make sure you fully understand what it contains. Your next step is to then take it to a real estate lawyer and have it reviewed. Once it is signed, it becomes a legal document and an agreed-upon contract, so seeking the services of an experienced real estate lawyer is an important step toward ensuring that your dream home becomes a reality.

Ask those taxing questions Whether from your mortgage broker or financial advisor, the right answers could save you hundreds if not thousands

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hen you’re buying a home, particularly your first home, you will need the advice of several professionals: builder, lawyer, mortgage broker or banker, financial advisor and so on. But none of them has the personal stake in the deal that you do. Indeed, it is your transaction, your future and, ultimately, your money. This is why it’s essential to ask questions. Don’t understand something? Ask. Don’t get a satisfactory answer? Ask again.

WAYNE KARL

EDITOR Wall2Wall Media Wayne.Karl@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/WayneKarl

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Take this scenario brought to our attention by Alyssa Richard, CEO of ratehub.ca. First-time buyers who are looking to buy together with a buyer who is not a first-timer, can still use the Home Buyers’ Plan to withdraw $25,000 from their RRSP, tax-free, for a down payment. But they cannot claim the FirstTime Home Buyers’ Tax Credit of $750. Whatever your own circumstances, take the time to ask those challenging, if difficult, taxing questions. The answers could save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.


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Alberta Government Introduces Mandatory Home Warranty Protection Owner-builders, who meet certain criteria, are eligible for an exemption from the mandatory coverage and can apply for an owner builder authorization. If it is sold within the warranty period time frame, the owner-builder will be required to provide the remaining warranty to the new home buyer. “It is expected that the new home warranty would cost about $1,700 to $2,000 for an average home, or less than one per cent of the cost of the average house.”

Effective February 1, 2014 all builders are required to provide new home warranty coverage for all new homes built in Alberta. Alberta now has one of the strongest coverage in Canada as mandated under the new Act. Under the Alberta government legislation the New Home Buyer Protection Act, all new detached homes and condominiums would, at minimum, include a warranty for: • One year labour and materials; • Two years for defects in labour and materials related to delivery and distribution systems; • Five years building envelope protection, with a requirement for the warranty provider to offer the consumer the option to purchase additional years of coverage; and, • 10 years coverage for major structural components. “With this new program, Albertans buying new homes will have some of the strongest warranty coverage in the country. This is important, given that a home is the largest purchase most people will ever make,” said Heather Kaszuba, spokesperson for Alberta Municipal Affairs.

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The new legislation will expand the current coverage to two years on the various systems, such as electrical and plumbing, ten years on major structural and five years on the building envelope. Building envelope refers to the exterior shell of the home, including the roof and walls. The mandatory warranty will offer a greater protection and comprehensive coverage for home buyers. This extension of time is important as many defects, such as improperly installed windows, vapour barrier, or insulation to name a few, can take some time to appear. Currently about 80% of all new homes only have a one year warranty covering the building envelope, fit and finish, delivery and distribution system and major structural covered for five years. Potential buyers will be able to go onto the registry and see how much warranty is available on the home of their interest. The registry will not cover homes that predate the new mandated warranty legislation. Anyone can go online, type in the address, find out if the home has coverage and what remains. Even if the home has had previous owners the coverage transfers to the new buyer as the warranty resides with the home. The public registry will also show current status and who the warranty provider is so you can find out who to contact to make a claim. The Public Registry will be in place Feb 1st. The Act’s additional warranty coverage for new homes will ease home owner’s minds and make their home owning experience one of enjoyment, not of worry. For additional information call Toll Free 310-0000 or visit HomeWarranty.Alberta.ca


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hether you’re looking for a weekend retreat or permanent residence, The Estates at Waters Edge, located 45 minutes west of Edmonton at Lac St. Anne, is a Lake Front community of single-family homes. This secure, gated development is situated on a half-mile of south-facing lakeshore. Summer includes boating, water sports, fishing, walking and biking along the numerous pathways, enjoying barbecues on the deck and watching a beachfront sunset, or visiting one of the various golf courses in proximity. On-site a private boat launch and maintained marina is included for your carefree boating enjoyment. For social gatherings, a clubhouse, including a kitchen, dining area and games room, can accommodate small groups and large, community events. The clubhouse is great for getting everyone together for a private function or community social gatherings. Residents can also enjoy the beachfront recreation area, children’s playground, on-site walking/cross-country ski trails and future development includes a fitness centre, hot tub and outdoor swimming pool to complement existing amenities. The project’s popularity to date has been attributed to the overall hassle free concept of the Waters Edge experience. Prospective buyers can choose their select lot; as well select their choice and size of Craftsman style residence. Floorplans range from two to four bedrooms and 1,150 to 2,500+ sq. ft. constructed on a crawl space, full basement or walk-out basement, or custom design your home with our design team. All are finished in the Craftsman style in your choice of colours, which feature fully landscaped yards, paved driveway, parking pad, exposed aggregate sidewalks. Attached and detached garages and additional storage in the secure storage yard on-site for your recreational toys are also available on-site. Additionally, residences come complete with a 10-year Progressive Home Warranty to ensure home construction quality. Homes are designed so that the living areas take full advantage of the great lake views. Plans are customizable to make the layout and room sizes suit each individuals needs. All designs are done in-house by the Waters Edge Architecture lead design team, so the turnaround time for consultation and final design plans is very fast. Most home builders charge a fee with any changes to their plans, while this is part of a service that is provided to an owner who chooses to build with Waters Edge. Owners can also choose to buy the lot and bring their own builder. The proposed design just has to fit within The Estates at Waters Edge architectural and landscaping guidelines. Upgrades are also available to the homes, including granite countertops, gas fireplace, central vac system a detached or attached garage, as well as numerous other options. The interiors of these homes come in a variety different high-quality finishing packages, with energy-efficient designs and six low-energy appliances. R-20 insulation is used in the walls and R-40 in the ceilings. Use of high efficiency furnaces provides that the homes are built to high efficiency standards and save on utilities. 26 NEW HOME GUIDE | FEB 14 - MAR 14, 2014

A monthly maintenance fee ensures maintenance of all the common areas (such as clubhouse, marina, playground, beachfront recreation area and boat launch). The fees also include water, sewage and a full-time on-site manager. There are lawncare and winter snow shoveling services also available. The area surrounding Waters Edge offers a healthy list of amenities. A convenience store and gas station are a few blocks away. Onoway and Alberta Beach offer retail services including grocery and liquor stores, restaurants, gas station, public library, hair salon, dollar store, hotel and golf course. Schools are nearby and the Barrhead and Stony Plain hospitals are only 25 to 30 minutes away. The proximity to Edmonton is a major selling point for The Estates at Waters Edge. A short drive can get you to your lakefront home in no time. Many of the purchasers, however, are not from the Edmonton area. Residents include people from Peace River, Fort McMurray, Whitecourt and Calgary. They have found The Estates at Waters Edge to be the best value and location for Lake Front and Lake View property in Northern Alberta. Lot prices start in the low $100’s, and twobedroom residences with a completely landscaped lot start in the low $300’s! Onsite showhomes are available for immediate possession. Call Mike at 780-405-6378 or 1-877-405-1105 or visit watersedgeestates.ca


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THE “P’s” of “PRODUCT” and “PLACEMENT”

In real estate, it is always important to review and

The simple exercise of gathering research intelligence can

understand the four P’s of marketing: price, product,

save a builder or developer a substantial amount of money.

placement and promotion.

At Intelligence House, our

group believes product and placement are the most

The Edmonton market is changing drastically thanks to a

important, as these areas have the greatest impact on a

steady influx of international and national migrants over the

builder’s or developer’s marketing and sales department.

past two years. According to Statistics Canada, in the first

Product is the only component you cannot change once it

nine months of 2013, Alberta attracted over 88,000

is built, and placement has huge implications when making

newcomers, while an additional 86,939 arrived in 2012. With

a decision on acquiring land. Therefore, product definition

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are losing market share to single-family detached-garage

selling seven times as many attached-garage homes as

homes, however, this is not the case.

detached-garage homes, it is a wise decision for a new builder to build attached-garage homes. Furthermore, if an

Predominantly, newcomers are creating a demand for

area is selling 80% of its detached-garage homes with

smaller, urban-style homes. For example, Edmonton has

square footage between 1,500 – 1,600 sq.ft., it would be

experienced growth of 75% in townhome development and

smart to cater to this market. A builder, for instance, who is

39% in duplex development since 2010 – compared to only

looking to expand into the northeast section of the city may

17% for single-family attached-garage homes. It is clear the

not realize that 80% of the buyer activity in the duplex and

landscape is changing, and strategic research helps in

row housing market happens between 1,200 – 1,650 sq.ft.

allocating marketing dollars appropriately and positioning for

Builders and developers can spend thousands of dollars a

future demand.

year on marketing a specific neighbourhood or product with very few positive results, simply because the products

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being offered are not what the market is buying.

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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Finalists for the 2014 awards

of excellence in housing awards 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, MultiFamily, 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 is Housing represent our 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 Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Awards of Excellence in Housing Gala at the Shaw Conference Centre. A listing of the 2014 CHBA - Edmonton Region Awards of Excellence in Housing Finalists follows. CHBA-Edmonton Region 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, check out excellenceinhousing.ca

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Development Best Community Entrance, Logo & Signage Alldritt Land Corporation

Single-Family without attached garage Best Single-Family under $250,000 Daytona Homes

Bungalow / Bi-level Best Single-Family $350,000 to $450,000 Coventry Homes Inc.

Beaverbook

Homes by Avi

Coventry Homes Inc.

Brookfield Residential

Homes by Avi

Sterling Homes (Edmonton) Ltd.

Brookfield Residential

Pacesetter Homes

Rohit Land Development

UrbanAge Homes Inc.

Bungalow / Bi-level Best Single-Family over $450,000 Kimberley Homes

Granville

Upper Windermere

The Orchards at Ellerslie Chappelle Gardens Callaghan

Development Best Community Landscaping & Amenities Beaverbrook

Eclipse Ivan

Sebastian Bosley

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Aurora Paradise

Custom Splendor Orlando

Cash & Cars 2013

Perry Signature Homes Inc.

Brookfield Residential

Single-Family without attached garage Best Single-Family $250,000 to $300,000 Daytona Homes

Canada Lands Company

Jayman MasterBUILT

White Eagle Homes LTD.

Rohit Land Development

Landmark Group of Builders

Rohit Land Development

Pacesetter Homes

Two-Storey / Split-level with attached garage

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Pacesetter Homes

Upper Windermere Lake Summerside

Village At Griesbach Starling at Big Lake Callaghan

Best Show Home Parade Beaverbrook Greenbury

Brookfield Residential

The Orchards at Ellerslie

Brookfield Residential

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Single-Family without attached garage Best Single-Family over $300,000 Green Living Homes Ltd. The Twin Ravine

Greyhawk

Rococo Homes Inc. Myshak Residence

White Eagle Homes LTD. Diamond Estates The Blue Pearl

Best Single-Family under $275,000 Alldritt Homes The Kent

Homes by Avi Yorkdale

Homes by Avi Hopkins

Look Master Builder Inc Aspire

Chappelle Gardens

Habitat Studio

Rococo Homes Inc.

Village At Griesbach

Landmark Group of Builder

Starling at Big Lake

Pacesetter Homes

Two-Storey / Split-level with attached garage Best Single-Family $275,00 to $300,000 Daytona Homes

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Beaverbrook

Upper Windermere

Brookfield Residential Lake Summerside

Canada Lands Company Village At Griesbach

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Ryton Residence

Tristate Signature Homes

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Two-Storey / Split-level with attached garage Best Single-Family $300,000 to $325,000 Crimson Cove Homes Inc.

Two-Storey / Split-level with attached garage Best Single-Family $375,000 to $425,000 Bedrock Homes

Two-Storey / Split-level with attached garage Best Single-Family $600,000 to $750,000 Celebration Homes

Daytona Homes

Celebration Homes

Kimberley Homes

Homes by Avi

Kimberley Homes

Vicky's Homes

Homes by Avi

Marcson Homes Ltd.

White Eagle Homes LTD.

San Rufo Homes Ltd

San Rufo Homes Ltd.

White Eagle Homes LTD.

Two-Storey / Split-level with attached garage Best Single-Family $325,000 to $350,000 Cameron Homes Inc.

Two-Storey / Split-level with attached garage Best Single-Family $425,000 to $500,000 Bedrock Homes

Two-Storey / Split-level with attached garage Best Single-Family $750,000 to 1 Million Infiniti Master Builder Inc.

Crimson Cove Homes Inc.

UrbanAge Homes Inc.

Kimberley Homes

Daytona Homes

Vicky's Homes

Landmark Group of Builders

Look Master Builder Inc

White Eagle Homes LTD.

Perry Signature Homes Inc.

Marcson Homes Ltd. The Mikaela Two Storey / Split-level with attached garage Best Single-Family $350,000 to $375,000 Coventry Homes Inc.

White Eagle Homes LTD.

San Rufo Homes Ltd.

Two-Storey / Split-level with attached garage Best Single-Family $500 to $600,000 Canyon Spring Master Builder

Any Style Model Best Estate Home over $1 Million Bengel Contracting Ltd.

Daytona Homes

Canyon Spring Master Builder Inc.

Dolce Vita Homes

Kimberley Homes

Pacesetter Homes

Pacesetter Home

Pacesetter Homes

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Iconic Estate Homes Inc The Illustrious

Rimrock Elevations The Opulence

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Houston Residence

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//In the news

Montorio Homes Ltd.’s Eighth “ Built With Bear Hands” project supports the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation On Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, Montorio Homes announced the opening of its eighth luxury “Built with Bear Hands” home – located at 12804200th Street in the prestigious community of Trumpeter Estates.

This stunning two-storey home features upgraded finishings throughout its 3,114 sq. ft. The home includes a spacious open concept main floor, gourmet kitchen with extensive cabinetry, stone detailing around the double-sided main and upper floor fireplaces, a stunning glass and maple staircase, and many other accents true to the design style of Montorio Homes. Since 1999, Montorio Homes has been a strong supporter of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and has been continuing a tradition of

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contributing the proceeds from the sale of a beautiful custom home to this worthy community cause. Montorio Homes has been building customized homes throughout the greater Edmonton area for more than 18 years. Founder Vince Di Luigi, has used his knowledge of Italian craftsmanship, passed down through generations, to create the Montorio Homes product. Di Luigi’s passion for building quality homes is matched in his passion for family and community, thus shaping the flourishing relationship Montorio Homes has with the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. As Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation President and CEO Mike House explains, “the time, commitment and energy it takes to build a quality home is synonymous to the passion our partners and donors put forward in building the best pediatric hospital for our children today and for generations to come.” Montorio Homes believes “that community support is crucial if the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation is to maintain the best quality of pediatric health care in Alberta, and in Western and Northern Canada.” By donating the proceeds of the “Built with Bear Hands” home, Montorio Homes will continue to provide support for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. This donation helps the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation further enhance their work in providing excellent pediatric care, including funding for “specialized equipment; sub-specialty


The home includes a spacious open concept main floor, gourmet kitchen with extensive cabinetry, stone detailing around the double-sided main and upper floor fireplaces, a stunning glass and maple staircase, and many other accents true to the design style of Montorio Homes. education to train the brightest medical minds; research to pave the way to the discovery of new treatments or cures; and specialized pediatric programs that enhance family-centred care, and patient and family outcomes.â&#x20AC;? For more information on this home, visit builtwithbearhands.com To learn more about Montorio Homes, please visit montorio.ca

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VALENTINES DAY IS ALWAYS A GREAT TIME TO SHOW YOUR ROMANTIC SIDE. Whether your idea of a romantic evening is a date night out, or cuddling up on the sofa and watching a movie, make it special, make it perfect.

Romancing YOUR

SPACE: We’re going to step outside the norm of pink or red for valentines, and look at the Pantone Colour of the Year; Radiant Orchid 18-3224. Purple is the colour of royalty, wealth, wisdom and spirituality. I love this colour, and feel purples are romantic. Inject gorgeous lavender colour in your home this valentines day through the use of:

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Fresh flowers; whether a single flower, or a large grouping, flowers are a must for romance. Add fresh flowers to your bathroom, whether floating in a bath half-full of water, or a simple arrangement on the vanity – perfect!

Candles: so important to create that romantic mood, on the dinner table, next to your flowers, votives along the bath tub, pillar groupings, there is nothing like candle light for romance.

Clean; especially bathrooms and bedrooms, there is nothing worse than a dirty bathroom when your trying to “set the mood”.

Lighting; layering your light is the best way to change your room from dull to romantic - instantly. Along with candles, add wall sconces, wall washers, dimmer bulbs on the table lamps, votives, so important in creating a mood.

Table Setting; break out the good china, splash out on dinner cards and napkins too

Scents; According to Dr. Alan Hirsch, director of the Smell and Taste Research Foundation, your first impression is based on smell. Oil diffusers, sprays, potpourri, and candles. Candles are the best because they slowly emit the scent. These are the top scents for romance: Lavender, Cinnamon, Vanilla, , Ylang Ylang, Oranges (neroli) and Jasmine.

Hand-made; make a valentines day card, cook dinner, bake cookies…it’s the smallest things that always say I love you.


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Enjoy your valentines day by injecting your personality into your space. You don’t have to go out and buy everything new – be creative. Make your guests feel pampered and special, pay attention to the details, and share your love – Happy Valentines Day.

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DEVELOPER: Genstar Development Co. BUILDERS: OPEN LOCATION: Giroux Rd. & Lacombe Dr.

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DEVELOPER: Beaverbrook Developments BUILDERS: open LOCATION: Sturgeon Road between the Sturgeon Valley Golf Course & Riverlot 56 Natural Area

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DEVELOPER: United Communities BUILDERS: OPEN to the Public LOCATION: North corner of 127th Street & 195 Ave

• SCHOOLS: 30 schools offering specialized programming through Catholic, Public and Francophone school systems. Easy access to Postsecondary education by transit or roadway. • GROCERY/SHOPPING: 8 grocery stores including all major grocery chains plus speciality organic stores. Full shopping amenities from independent to big box stores. • RECREATION FACILITIES: 28 ball diamonds, 47 soccer/football fields, 4 Regulation Rugby Fields, 1 regulation BMX track, 7 pools, 3 NHL size hockey arenas, 2 indoor arenas and 27 outdoor ice surfaces, Arden Theatre, Historic sites, Art Gallery, Museum • MEDICAL FACILITIES: Sturgeon Community Hospital, 2 medical centres, St. Albert & Sturgeon Primary Care Network, plus other health practitioners. • PARKS & PATHWAYS: 85 km of the Red Willow Trail system connecting all residents to the river valley. 76 city/ school playgrounds, and 2 dog friendly parks

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DEVELOPER: College Woods Development Inc. BUILDERS: Entity Homes, Prominent Homes Ltd, Sehra Homes LOCATION: 89 Street and 181 Avenue

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VITA AT CRYSTALLINA NERA 4 HOMEXX SHOWHOMES 4 DIFFERENT LIFESTYLES 4 DIFFERENT BUDGETS ALL SIMPLY CLASSIC SHOW HOME LOCATIONS Harvest Ridge – Single Family 188 Harvest Ridge Dr., Spruce Grove 780-733-7922 Harvest Ridge – Rear Parking Lane 11 Hewitt Circle, Spruce Grove 780-733-7923 North Ridge 174 Northridge Dr., St. Albert 780-733-7921 Southfort Meadows 404 Meadowview Drive North Fort Saskatchewan 780-733-7924

West Haven Park – Rear Parking Lane 105 Kirpatrick Bend – Leduc 780-732-1310

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Cool, calm and connected living in

McConachie means owning a brand new home, without waiting for the world to build around you. Visit 15 showhomes from the Carlisle Group, Royal West Homes, Sabal Homes, Morrison Homes and Jayman MasterBUILT. Showhomes open Mondays to Thursdays 2pm to 8pm and Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 12pm to 5pm. Closed Fridays.

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//In the news

Fraser River Park: A ravine setting in northeast Edmonton Ranger Realty invites you to explore phase six of the Fraser River Park development in northeast Edmonton. Located just south of 153 Avenue, this flourishing community is filled with walking trails and green spaces. With the North Saskatchewan

River on its southeastern border, Fraser River Park boasts scenic ravine lots that allow residents to take full advantage of the natural surroundings and quickly access the walking trails of the River Valley system. A central man-made lake provides walkout lake lot options and enhances the natural environment within the neighbourhood. Setting itself apart from other Clareview communities, Fraser River Park is the only development to exclusively offer full-sized lots. Single-family homes, with two-storey and bungalow spec homes available now for purchase, are available within the community ranging from approximately $500,000 to $2 million. As an open community, Fraser River Park allows for an array of home builders to provide housing options, ultimately offering a diverse range of home sizes and styles to choose from. Fraser River Park is ideally located just minutes away from access to the Anthony Henday Drive off of 153 Avenue, and there are also future plans for an LRT extension, ensuring that commuting throughout the city will be

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hassle free. Amenities are abundant near Fraser River Park, and include the new commercial district of Manning Town Centre which features shopping, dining and entertainment options, such as Loweâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Marshalls, HomeSense and Empire Theatres. Showhomes will be opening in the community in June 2014 - stay tuned for more information!


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& your new home By SLC Ltd. Buying a new home is a very exciting time. Thinking about landscaping may be the last thing on your mind, given all the other decisions you’re making.

However, by keeping a few key elements in mind, achieving the “yard of your dreams” will be easier and stress-free once your home is built. Know the facts Understanding the

restrictions and capabilities of your lot is important. Builders differ as to what is included in the price of your home and lot. There will be legal responsibilities for landscaping your new home. Rough grade, final grade, landscaping deposit and seasonal holdbacks are all terms you will need to familiarize yourself with. Rough grade approval will likely be applied for and absorbed in the cost of your home. Any extra excavation required for retaining walls will be at an additional cost to you. Know what you are required to do and what your builder has included. Your developer will have some landscaping guidelines and requirements for your neighborhood. These must be followed as requested by the developer. The developer requirements in most cases include front yard landscaping and the design or style of your fencing. Keep in mind what type of soil you have, how much sun you get in the front and back yards of your home. How much room do you have? Does your neighborhood allow underground irrigation? Will you require additional underground pipes to be installed? All of this is much easier and affordable if thought out and planned beforehand. Ask questions! Make a wish list Having an idea of

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features and needs you want and put them down on paper. Try to list every feature you would like under ideal ircumstances. Don’t be afraid to consider designs that are of a larger scale. With a little creativity from your landscaping contractor, together you will be able to adapt and scale down most designs to fit your property and give it personal flair. Sift through ideas to determine which features are most important to you and are the most feasible. Identify your dream landscape, determine your style and establish a budget. In some cases, you may need to compromise due to space or money constraints. A good landscaping professional should have a website with a photo library of previous landscaping projects. Browsing through and looking at homes with beautifully landscaped yards will surely get your creative juices flowing. Call a professional Hiring a qualified professional with the proper

knowledge is a great place to start. Most homeowners underestimate the work associated with landscaping the yard of new home. Many of the procedures are tedious, lengthy and very labor intensive, often including several pieces of large equipment. Do-it-yourselfers… beware. In order to achieve the stylish and functional yard you desire to comple in mind ment your new home, hiring a qualified landscaping contractor to get the job done is your first step. By simply taking some of the above advice into consideration, the process of achieving the “yard of your dreams” will be easier. A quality outdoor living space will not only make you the envy of the neighborhood and be a welcome sanctuary for your family, children and pets for years to come, it will also increase the value of your home. It is important to hire a landscaping contractor who has extensive experience in the industry, and is a full service landscaping company. SLC Ltd. specializes in residential, estate and acreage landscape construction. From patios to water features, driveways, retaining walls, lighting, walkways, fences, irrigation, garden beds, boulders, barbecues, fire pits and the new synthetics grasses, we can help make your landscaping beautiful. Planning your landscaping is an exciting time and we are here to help. Our team of friendly knowledgeable and hardworking staff can make your landscaping dream a reality. Call us now for a consultation. SLC Ltd. is locally owned and operated, providing landscaping and snow removal services to Edmonton and surrounding area. Call us for a consultation at 780.983.8233 or view our portfolio at shaneslandscaping.com


//In the news

More than a third of Canadians contributing to RRSPs well ahead of deadlines: BMO Many Canadians got a head start on saving for retirement this year, according to the fourth annual national Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) study from BMO Financial Group. More than one-third (35 per cent) of Canadians reported that they had already contributed to an RRSP before the March 3, 2014 deadline. This is up five per cent from this time last year.

Additionally, according to the study: » Sixty-four per cent of those who have already made a contribution have contributed at least $2,000 to their RRSP and 40 per cent have put in at least $5,000. »F  orty-three per cent of Canadians reported that they will make a contribution to their RRSP by the March 3 deadline. This is down from the 50 per cent who made a contribution last year. » A lmost two-thirds (64 per cent) of Canadians have an RRSP, compared to 67 per cent this time last year. » One-third reported that they usually contribute the maximum amount to their RRSPs. » Last year Canadians contributed an average of $3,544 to their RRSPs. “It’s reassuring to see that many Canadians are being proactive by 48 New home Guide | feb 14 - mar 14, 2014

contributing to their RRSPs well ahead of the deadline. However, according to Statistics Canada the total unused RRSP contribution amount is estimated to exceed $1 trillion by 2018,” says Caroline Dabu, vice-president and head of BMO Wealth Planning Group. “So we encourage everyone to contribute and contribute as early as possible to avoid the difficulties of having to come up with a large lump sum at the last minute.” Dabu adds that using a Continuous Savings Plan (CSP) to make smaller and regular RRSP contributions throughout the year can help alleviate some stress leading up to the deadline. A CSP regularly and automatically withdraws a specific amount of money from an individual’s bank account and invests it directly into his or her RRSP. It eases the cost of investing away from one annual deposit and helps increase savings. RRSP Investing Hurdles The study also examined the reasons why Canadians are not planning to make a contribution to an RRSP this year. These include: » Not having enough money to make a contribution (37 per cent) » Having other expenses which take precedence (33 per cent) » Prioritizing other investments (11 per cent) “It can be difficult to balance all of your financial priorities, whether it is paying down your mortgage, saving for your child’s education or putting money aside for your retirement,” says Dabu. “A financial plan can help you map out all of your financial commitments to help you prioritize. Also, a financial professional can help you understand your options, offer checkpoints to follow your progress, adjust your plan as your circumstances change and work with you to ensure you stay on track for success.”


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2 SOUTHFORT RIDGE

DEVELOPER: Strata Developments BUILDERS: Anez Homes, Bold Homes, BR Homes, CMK Homes, Glenora Homes, Homes By Sidney, Thomsen Built LOCATION: Southfort Blvd & Ridgeland Way

3 SOUTHFORT MEADOWS DEVELOPER: Strata Developments BUILDERS: Landover Homes, Stoneridge Homes LOCATION: Southfort Drive & Meadowview Drive

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DEVELOPER: Strata Developments BUILDERS: Open to public LOCATION: Southfort Drive & Greenfield Way

5 FOREST RIDGE IN WEST PARK

DEVELOPER: Qualico Communities BUILDERS: Pacesetter Homes, Connect Homes Homes by Santos, Victory Homes, Open LOCATION: Westpark Drive & Cranberry Bend

6 WEST WOODLANDS

DEVELOPER: Strata Developments BUILDERS: Oleksyn Homes, Clearview Homes, Open. LOCATION: 55 St. & Sunset cres. Bruderheim

7 SIENNA

DEVELOPER: Qualico Communities BUILDERS: Sterling Homes, Sterling Squared, Rohit Communities, LOCATION: 94 St. & Sienna Blvd.

AREA INFO • POPULATION: Over 18,653 • LOCATED: Adjacent to the northeast boundary of the provincial capital, the City of Edmonton-15 minutes close. • SCHOOLS: 6 Public Schools, 3 Separate Schools, 1 Christian School. • GROCERY: Sobey’s Station Square, Canada Safeway, No Frills. • RECREATION & CULTURE FACILITIES: Dow Centennial Centre, Tennis courts, campground, baseball diamonds, golf course, indoor pool, outdoor ice rinks (2), curling rink, 3 arenas, indoor soccer, gymnasium, fitness centre, performing arts theatre, visual arts gallery, pottery studio. • MEDICAL FACILITIES: New Hospital Opening in 2012, 5 Medical Clinics. • PARKS & PATHWAYS: 360 hectares of park/ recreational/ natural land with 30 kilometres of paved trails for walking, running, biking, rollerblading and cross-country skiing.

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//In the news

Saving for retirement outranks reducing debt in 2014 for Canadians: RBC poll

Reversing last year’s rankings, more Canadians are citing saving for retirement as a top financial priority compared to those who are prioritizing paying off debt, according to the 24th Annual RBC RRSP Poll.

More than half (52 per cent) are now focusing on increasing their retirement savings, with 48 per cent placing a priority on debt reduction, compared to 44 per cent and 54 per cent respectively in last year’s poll. This reversal of financial priorities is even more marked among middle-aged Canadians – those 35 to 54 years old – with almost two-thirds (62 per cent versus 52 per cent last year) focusing on saving for retirement ahead of reducing debt (52 per cent versus 56 per cent). 50 New home Guide | feb 14 - mar 14, 2014

“These findings indicate Canadians are more comfortable with how they are managing their debt and this is allowing them to focus more strongly on retirement savings this year,” says Bill Hill, national retirement planning consultant, RBC. “To help ensure those savings will support the retirement they have in mind, we recommend they review their lifestyle and financial goals with a financial advisor as early as possible.” The annual RBC poll also found that RRSP ownership among those aged 35 to 54 has jumped to 68 per cent from last year’s 58 per cent. In addition, one-quarter (26 per cent) of middle-aged Canadians has determined they will need to save, on average, $545,000 for a comfortable retirement. “This is the age group that needs to be planning now for the lifestyle they want to have in retirement,” Hill says. “As Canadians who have already retired know, there is so much more to your retirement years than just the money you think you’ll need. The beginning of each new year is a good time to sit down with a financial advisor to explore all aspects of a successful retirement – you may well find you have more options than you are aware of today.”


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Here’s what you can do to Recycle, Renew and Reuse • Keep your car in good working order. Tune-ups and filter changes cut down on exhaust emissions, and you’ll get better gas mileage. When you change your oil, take your used motor oil to a recycling centre. • Use available transit alternatives. • Separate your garbage. Glass, aluminum, paper and even plastic can be recycled. If a recycling program is not directly available to you, contact your municipal sanitation department. • Donate reusable clothing and linens to charity. Most pick-up regularly in your area. • Become environmentally active in your community. You can make the world a better place to live... now and for future generations.

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DEVELOPER: Alldritt Land Corporation LP BUILDERS: Alldritt Homes LOCATION: South on Miquelon, left on Erie St., and left on Fairfax Close

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DEVELOPER: Genstar Development Co. BUILDERS: Coventry Homes, Greenboro Homes, Park Royal Homes, Sterling Homes, Landmark Communities, Christensen Developments LOCATION: Clover Bar Rd. North of Baseline Rd.

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DEVELOPER: Qualico Communities BUILDERS: Challenger Homes, ReidBuilt Homes, MacLachlan Mitchell Homes, LOCATION: East of Clover Bar Road on Foxboro Drive

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DEVELOPER: Strata Developments BUILDERS: Open LOCATION: 4 miles east of Sherwood Park on Baseline Road North at RR 824 to Ardrossan NEW LOTS COMING SOON!

4 LAKELAND RIDGE

DEVELOPER: Genstar Development Co. BUILDERS: Challenger Homes, Landmark Homes, Ironwood Homes, Rohit Communities, Homes by AVI, Daytona Homes Master Builder LOCATION: Cloverbar Rd. & Crimson Dr.

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DEVELOPER: Qualico Communities BUILDERS: Jayman MasterBUILT, Pacesetter Homes, Rohit Communities, Open LOCATION: East of Clover Bar Rd. North of Baseline Rd. on Lakeland Dr.

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//FUNDAMENTALLY SPEAKING

Watch the changing retail landscape

TO SEE IF YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD MAY BE ON THE UPSWING » by WAYNE KARL

WAYNE KARL

is an award-winning writer and editor with experience in real estate and business. In Fundamentally Speaking, Wayne explores the basics – such as economic fundamentals – you need to examine when buying property. He can be reached at

wayne.karl@wall2wallmedia.com

or follow him on Twitter at Twitter.com/WayneKarl

It was almost one year ago – March 2013 to be exact – that Target Corp. began opening the fi rst of its approximately 125 stores in Canada. The U.S. retail giant announced in 2011 it was moving north with a $1.8-billion acquisition of up to 200 Zellers store leases, with most of the initial openings coming from renovating existing Zellers locations. While the expansion may not have gone quite as planned, with Canadian consumers not exactly enthralled with Target’s product offerings and pricing strategy, there’s no question the move will continue to have a significant impact on the Canadian retail landscape – particularly as the company builds greenfield outlets in new locations. Now comes news that Wal-Mart plans to spend $500 million completing 35 supercentre projects over the next year. The U.S. retailer says it will spend more than $376 million to build, expand, relocate or remodel stores, as well as invest additional funds on operational improvements. For homeowners and prospective homebuyers, this is all good news – and a very good reason to pay attention. Such major retail developments are a significant influence on land development and housing. When the likes of Target, Walmart, RONA and other major players set up shop, particularly in a new location, it’s a good sign an area could be on the upswing. Like proximity to mass transit, schools and other amenities, being close to shopping is a major attraction for builders and, of course, prospective homebuyers. These features are among the key determining factors to enjoying your home while you live there, as well as for potential resale value in the future. Large retailers and commercial ventures don’t just pop up in the middle of nowhere or in declining neighbourhoods. These companies make careful, long-range and well plannedout decisions in lockstep with municipalities and developers, based on hard data, research and demographic information. This is why major retail expansion is good news: it’s an indicator the economy continues to strengthen; and, for those looking to buy a home, it’s a sign to look out for new or expanding neighbourhoods and solid buying opportunities.

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Large retailers and commercial ventures don’t just pop up in the middle of nowhere or in declining neighbourhoods. Such retail developments, combined with the associated employment gains and economic and infrastructure improvements, point to new and expanding homebuying options. So, while you’re out there looking for your new home, look around for the big box stores. If they see a bright future for your prospective neighborhood, chances are it will make a sound buying decision for you.


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//industry updates – chba - alberta

10 reasons to love

your new home » by jim rivait

jim rivait

Jim Rivait is Chief Executive Officer of CHBA – 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.

This edition of New Home Guide hits newsstands around Valentine’s Day. So (with apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning, author of the classic poem How Do I Love Thee?) let me count 10 ways you will love your brand new home. 1 | Get what you want. Edmonton area builders offer a stunning range of new homes, from efficient and economical starter homes to jaw-dropping estate homes featuring with every bell and whistle. They offer homes in many different communities that will suit your needs and budget. 2 | Choose your builder. CHBA builders bring pride, skill, experience and integrity to their projects. They know that satisfied customers are the foundation of their reputation. 3 | Know what you own. Unlike a resale home, a new property has no hidden past. With a new home, you know how the house 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 inside and out. 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.

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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 major repair bills and no replacement costs for years to come. 10 | Build your own financial nest egg. Edmonton 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. The Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Alberta represents over 1,500 business members including new home builders, renovators, developers, trade and supply companies, and professional services.


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DEVELOPER: Maple Ridge & Oak Ridge Communities BUILDERS: Country Hills Homes LOCATION: 17 Street between Sherwood Park Freeway and Whitemud Drive

2 TAMARACK

DEVELOPER: Dundee Developments BUILDERS: JDL Homes, Landmark Communities, LOCATION: From Whitemud go South on 17 Street & follow the signs to Tamarack Gate

3 LAUREL

DEVELOPER: Dundee Developments BUILDERS: Coventry Homes, Greenboro by Crystal Creek Homes, Landmark Homes, Homes by AVI, Landmark Legacy Homes, Lincolnberg Master Builder, Landmark Communities LOCATION: South of 23 Avenue and East of 34 Street

4 LAUREL CROSSING

DEVELOPER: Qualico Communities BUILDERS: Pacesetter Homes, Sterling Homes, Landmark Homes, Tristate Signature Homes, Sterling Squared, Bedrock Homes, Connect Homes LOCATION:34 Street & 16A Avenue

5 MAPLE CREST

DEVELOPER: Dundee Developments BUILDERS: Homes by Avi, Coventry Homes, Greenboro by Crystal Creek Homes, Landmark Legacy, Landmark Communities, Bedrock Homes LOCATION: Maple Road (38th Avenue NW) and 8th Street

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DEVELOPER: CarringtonLand BUILDERS: Bedrock Homes LOCATION: 5624 7th Ave SW.

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DEVELOPER: Qualico Communities BUILDERS: Pacesetter Homes, Sterling Homes, & Parkwood Master Builder SHOWHOMES COMING SOON LOCATION: 17 Street and 23 Avenue, south of Millcreek Nursery

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Maple Crest, Dundee Developments’ newest community, is a “natural” playground for active families wanting a safe environment and superior home value. Nestled among towering trees and rolling terrain are stylish homes, large parks and tree lined walking paths that ensure healthy living. The Fulton wetlands is a 75 acre green space and wildlife reserve. It is the neighbourhoods key amenity and has been significantly improved by professional landscaping and the creation of new walking trails, foot bridges and relaxation areas.

Lifestyle “convenience” is also assured by a superb location with quick access to amenities. These include full transit service and the great shopping, entertainment and restaurants at RIOCAN Meadows. This regional commercial district has a Home Depot, Superstore, and other important daily services.

NEW Stage 2 Home Sites Maple Crest just released NEW duplex and single family home sites in Stage 2, with many offering beautiful water or park vistas. A special selection of 50’ wide, lake view, lots have walk-out orientations and accommodate triple car garages. There’s also excellent attached garage and detached garage home sites. For information on this spectacular lifestyle community view our master built show homes featuring Edmonton’s most popular designs and features. Register for information updates at livemaplecrest.com

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 EVELOPER: United Communities D BUILDERS: Landmark Legacy, Homes by Avi, Landmark Communities, Landmark Homes, Park Royal Homes, Kirkland Homes LOCATION: North of Ellerslie Rd. on 66 Street

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DEVELOPER: Brookfield Residential BUILDERS: Mosaic Townhomes, Brookfield Duplexes, Innovations by Jayman, Daytona Homes Master Builder, Landmark Homes, Homes by Avi, Pacesetter Homes, Landmark Classic Homes, Canyon Spring Master builder, Aacropolis Homes LOCATION: Ellerslie Rd. & Parsons Rd.

3 CALLAGHAN

 EVELOPER: Rohit Land Dev. D BUILDERS: Art Custom Homes, White Eagle Homes, D’Cor Homes, Rohit Communities, Celebration Homes LOCATION: 1 km South of Ellerslie Road on 111 Street SW

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DEVELOPER: MLC Group / Cameron Communities BUILDERS: Cameron Homes, Crimson Cove Homes LOCATION: South of Ellerslie Rd. on 66 Street

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DEVELOPER : Carrington Land BUILDERS : Bedrock Homes LOCATION : 5624 - 7th ave

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 EVELOPER: MLC Group / JCA D Financial BUILDERS: Cameron Homes, Greenboro Homes, Sterling Homes, Pacesetter Homes, Landmark Communities, Lincolnberg Master Builder, Tamarack Park, Sterling Squared, Landmark Legacy, Boss Homes LOCATION: South of Ellerslie Rd. on 66 St.

DEVELOPER:Brookfield Residential BUILDERS:Front attached Homes: Homes by Avi, Sterling Homes, Jayman MasterBUILT Rear-Detached Homes: Landmark Legacy Homes, Daytona Master Builder Semi-Detached:Axio by Brookfield Homes LOCATION:turn south off of Ellerslie on 91st Street, turn east on 25th Ave SW.

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DEVELOPER:United Communities BUILDERS: RSL - Kirkland, Landmark, Morrison and Montorio Duplex - Morrison, Montorio and Innovations by Jayman LOCATION: South on Ellerslie to 66th Street

14 ROYAL OAKS

DEVELOPER: Cancom Development BUILDER: Konark Homes, Cancom Homes, Infiniti Homes, Open LOCATION : South on 101 Street to Towship Road 510. Turn east to EastVistas Blvd. (follow signs)

15 CHARLESWORTH

DEVELOPER: Cameron Communities LOCATION: Just off Ellerslie, on 57th Street SW – and 7th ave

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//THE TAX MAN

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 non-traditional planning, we are able to deduct potentially 100 per cent of the interest costs.

A variety of versions of the plan exist, and vary in aggressiveness and implementation to suit your needs and comfort.

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 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 Manouevre,” 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 advisors have largely been given the green light to help clients restructure their affairs in an optimal fashion. 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.

...continued on pg 70 68 New home Guide | feb 14 - mar 14, 2014


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Welcome to Lake Summerside South Edmonton

SOUTH

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Turn in! The skating rink is great at Lake Summerside. You’ll be greeted by a diverse selection of home styles for growing families and first time buyers alike. It’s all here. A community beach club next to a 32 acre lake for skating and ice fishing on those majestic winter days. Lake Summerside offers the convenience of great shopping and amenities nearby including a new K-9 public school. All signs point to a smart decision.

Showhomes by: Brookfield Residential Townhomes and Duplexes Innovations by Jayman Daytona Homes Master Builder Landmark Homes

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//THE TAX MAN...continued

$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 A variety of mortgage products mortgage payments are further ways of provide the ability to divide your speeding up the conversion. mortgage into at least two segments, While restructuring must be done which allows you to track the interest properly, your efforts will be rewarded. expense on these segments separately. Your total mortgage will typically be set Talk to your tax, mortgage and at 75 to 80 per cent of the value of your investment advisors to determine whether such a plan can work for you home. If you are permitted a total mortgage of $200,000 on your home, you and that you are comfortable with the full implications. Also, work closely may start with the “bad” portion (non-deductible) of the mortgage at this with your mortgage advisor as you pay close attention to the features of the $200,000 and the “good” portion (deductible) of the mortgage at zero. As mortgage product that you use to ensure you have the required flexibility to you make payments on the mortgage, your principal on the bad mortgage will accomplish your goals. There are decrease, leaving you additional room to significant differences between the borrow on the good debt. In other words, products beyond the interest rates which command your attention. your total mortgage may still be

Talk to your tax, mortgage and investment advisors to determine whether such a plan can work for you and that you are comfortable with the full implications.

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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 advisor and other relevant advisors.

George E. Dube,

CA, CPA, LPA, is a veteran real estate investor and Chartered Accountant whose practice with his partner, Peter Cuttini, Dube & Cuttini Chartered Accountants LLP, focuses on providing the knowledge and tools clients from across the country and around the world. George is a frequent guest speaker, addressing a variety of tax and accounting topics, he has written and contributed to articles in national and regional publications 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. He also developed the accountant in-a-box program for real estate investors. George is a member of the Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) Faculty. georgedube@dubecuttini.com dubecuttini.com Twitter @dubecuttini.com 1.877.475.3823


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Tax tips for the homebuyer Tax credits to ease the pain of this big-ticket purchase Buying a home is a big investment and a financial commitment – especially as a first-time homebuyer.

Many first-time homebuyers are generally recovering from the first year of moving into their dream home, and all the associated fees, unanticipated closing costs and expenses to maintain the home.

The Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) is a program that allows you to withdraw up to $25,000 from your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) to buy a qualifying home for yourself or for a related person with a disability

There are a couple of tax credits that homeowners should be aware of when filing their 2013 tax returns. The Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) is a program that allows you to withdraw up to $25,000 from your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) to buy a qualifying home for yourself or for a related person with a disability. RRSPs aren’t just for retirement anymore. This plan lets first-time homebuyers access their retirement savings tax-free, to increase their down payment and decrease their mortgage amount – and interest paid. The HBP withdrawal limit is $25,000 – tax-free – for each you and your spouse, for a combined total of up to $50,000 toward your down payment or other home-purchase related costs. In order to take advantage of this plan, your RRSP contributions must remain in the RRSP for at least 90 days before you can withdraw them under the HBP. Generally, you will be required to repay all the withdrawals to your RRSPs within a period 15 years to avoid paying tax on that sum. You will have to repay an amount to your RRSP each year until your HBP balance is zero. If you do not repay the amount due for a year, that amount will have to be included in your income for that year, and you will be taxed.

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The HBTC is a federal tax credit available to qualified first-time homebuyers or homeowners who have not owned a home in the previous four years The homeBuyer’s TaX CreDIT (HBTC) is a federal tax credit of up to $750 is available to qualified fi rst-time homebuyers or homeowners who have not owned a home in the previous four years. Th is tax credit was introduced in 2009 to ease the burden of closing costs for fi rst-time buyers.

Do you qualify for the hBTC?

» Neither you, your spouse or common-law partner may have lived in a house that either of you owned in the year of purchase or any of the four preceding years. » If you are a person with a disability or are buying a house for a relative with a disability, you don’t have to be a fi rst-time homebuyer to qualify. However, the home must be purchased to allow the person with a disability to live in a more accessible dwelling or in an environment better suited to their needs and care. » A qualifying home is a housing unit located in Canada that already exists or is being built. » A share in a co-operative housing corporation that entitles you to possess, and that gives you an equity interest in a housing unit located in Canada, also qualifies. However, a share that only provides you with a right to tenancy in the housing unit does not qualify.

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Why the Home Buyers’ Tax Credit is good for Canada The federal government introduced the HBTC to give Canadians some much-needed tax relief. As part of the Government of Canada’s $62-billion economic stimulus announced in the Economic Action Plan, fi rst-time homebuyers can get this non-refundable tax credit to help offset legal fees, disbursements and land transfer taxes. People with disabilities who move to a more accessible home may also qualify for the tax credit. The HBTC makes it a little easier to make one of the largest purchases of our lives – a new home.

For more information and tax tips, visit online at cra-arc.gc.ca


• POPULATION: Approx 12,500 • LOCATED: 2 miles South of Edmonton on 50th street. • SCHOOLS: 5 Schools from Kindergarten to Grade 12. French Immersion offered in all. • GROCERY: Sobeys, Extra Foods • RECREATIONAL FACILITIES: Beaumont Regional Activities Centre and numerous outdoor facilities. • MEDICAL FACILITIES: 10 minutes to Grey Nuns Hospital. Served by Edmonton Ambulance.

beaumont

AREA INFO

• PARKS & PATHWAYS: Approximately 170 acres of parkland & km of inter-connected walkways. •17 MINUTES TO THE AIRPORT

Come visit us and discover why

“Life is Better in Beaumont” for more information call 780-929-8782

or visit our website at town.beaumont.ab.ca

1 COLONIALE ESTATES

DEVELOPER: ARW Development Corp. BUILDERS: Montorio Homes, Etiquette Homes, Mattamy Homes LOCATION: 50 St. & Coloniale Way

2 PLACE CHALEUREUSE

DEVELOPER: Mandalay Developments BUILDERS: Royer Homes, Orca Homes, Goldenwood Homes, Davies & Company, Landmark Communities LOCATION: 50 Street & Blvd. Soleil

3 TRIOMPHE ESTATES

DEVELOPER: S&D Group Development Ltd BUILDERS: Abington Homes, Ashton Homes, Royer Homes, Open LOCATION: 44 Ave. just off 44 St.

4 DANSEREAU MEADOWS

DEVELOPER: United Communities BUILDERS: Caliber Master Builder, Landmark Homes, Landmark Communities, Pacesetter Homes LOCATION: West on 50th Street at Rue Montalet (follow the signs)

5 RUISSEAU

DEVELOPER: Qualico Communities BUILDERS: Look Homes Master Builder. LOCATION: It is located on the south side of 50th ave at 66st.

6 ROYAL OAKS

DEVELOPER: Cancom Development BUILDERS: Konark Homes, Cancom Homes, Infiniti Homes, Open LOCATION: From Beaumont: West on Township Road 510 to East Vistas Blvd. (follow signs) From Edmonton: South on 101 St. to Township Road 510, east on Township Road 510 to East Vistas Blvd. (follow signs)

BUILD YOUR DREAM

TODAY

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//EXPERT ADVICE

SPEND vs. SAVE » by SARA DUCK

PAUL SEMKULEY

interior stylist, is principal of Re:Source Lifestyles. He combines his love of art, fashion and design to offer a unique styling and design firm. Visit resourcelifestyles.com

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ust bought a new home and on a tight budget? Don’t fret! With expert advice from interior stylist Paul Semkuley, we show you where to spend and save for each room in your house.

BEDROOM SAVE: Emmie Spets Sheet Set in White. $45. Visit ikea.ca

Table Lamp.

$70. Visit bouclair.com

Hemnes Three Drawer Chest in Gray-Brown. $150. Visit ikea.ca

Seagrass Block Headboard. $200-$390. Visit pier1.ca

SPEND: MATTRESS AND BOX SPRING APPROX: $1,500 - $3,000

Although it is the least glamourous item to buy for the bedroom, it is the most important. A good mattress will make all the difference in getting your beauty sleep each night. “The mattress should last you at least 10 years,” says interior stylist Paul Semkuley. “Especially when you purchase it with the coordinating box spring – as it absorbs up to 50 per cent of the body’s impact.” Semkuley also suggests getting comfy and cosy in store by laying on it like you would normally sleep, to see if the mattress is a right fit. Whether you prefer a mattress that is firm, made of organic material or one that comes with a pillow top for extra comfort, buy the best one you can afford. TIP: Don’t try to save money by using an old foundation or box spring with your new mattress. A mattress paired with its new box spring work together for all around better support, and keeps the mattress in shape longer. FACT: A study conducted in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany and Japan found that a comfortable sleep surface and cosy sheets and bedding were rated the most important romantic elements in all six countries.

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Start your Saturday with a walk over to S&D Aqua Fit Centre and make a splash in the leisure pool and waterslide or work up a sweat at the fitness facility. Embrace the joys of life in the vibrant community of Ruisseau in Beaumount.

visit our showhome today and move in tomorrow.

Look Homes Master Builder 780.737.6354

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KITCHEN SPEND: FREE-STANDING RANGE APPROX: $2,000-$5,000

Appliance shopping can be daunting – especially when you are deciding on a big purchase such as a freestanding range (hot plate on top, oven underneath). But this important appliance will make your cooking life easier if you spend a little more on a quality piece that is tailored to your needs. “Having a gourmet range will make a huge statement in your kitchen. It will definitely add value to your home while you live there and especially if you plan to sell your home,” says Semkuley.

SAVE:

Gourmet Settings Non-Stop Flatware.

$50 for 20-piece. Visit bedbathandbeyond.ca

Hamilton Beach 1.7L Dome Electric Kettle. $60. Visit thebay.com

TIP: There are plenty of options when it comes to your range, such as gas, electric and induction. Determine which type of fuel you will use based on what you have available and your personal cooking preference. FACT: A study conducted by Visa Canada suggests 60 per cent of Canadians eat out once or more a week.

Royal Doulton Gordon Ramsay Maze White Dinnerware.

$100 for 16-piece. Visit bedbathandbeyond.ca

Bodum Chambord Four Cup French Press with Locking Lid. $50. Visit thebay.com

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BATHROOM SAVE:

Heritage Aged Iron Chandelier by Hampton Bay. $99. Visit homedepot.ca

SPEND: VANITY AND COUNTERTOP APPROX: $2,500-$4,000

You may think this is an odd pick to invest your money in, but the vanity is a key item for the bathroom. Don’t forget you will be using the vanity every day, multiple times, opening and closing doors and exposing it to moisture. “The most important need of the vanity must be function,” says Semkuley. “Spending more on cabinetry that is made of solid wood will last much longer in a “wet” environment, than those made of a pressed wood compound.” TIP: Buy a vanity that is proportioned to your space. You may have room for a big vanity but little room for anything else.

Fiona Bath Towels in Coral.

$14. Visit bedbathandbeyond.ca

FACT: In 1890, the Scott Paper Company manufactured toilet paper on a roll, much as we know it today.

The Beverly Mirror by Tangerine Mirror Co. $80 for 24 by 26-in. Visit homedepot.ca

Simply Fine Lenox Chirp Bath Ensemble. $50. Visit bedbathandbeyond.ca

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• POPULATION: 17,000 and growing “Small city” living within minutes of “Big city” amenities.

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1 MEADOWVIEW

DEVELOPER: Qualico Communities BUILDERS: Tristate Signature Homes, Homes by Santos and Connect Homes LOCATION:Coady Blvd & Meadowview Blvd. Showhomes Coming Soon

2 TRIBUTE

DEVELOPER: Qualico Communities BUILDERS: Tristate Signature Homes LOCATION: Dunlop Wynd & Caledonia Dr.

3 WINDROSE

DEVELOPER: Maclab Enterprises BUILDERS: Homes by Sher-Bilt, Cornerbrook Construction, Jacob’s Construction, McLean & McLean Custom Homes LOCATION: Exit at 50 Ave off Highway 2, proceed west, then go south on RR 253 to Windrose

4 SUNTREE

•R  ECREATIONAL FACILITIES: Recreation & Culture Centre, Performing Arts Centre, 18 hole Golf Course & Public Library.

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•M  EDICAL FACILITIES: Full Service Community Hospital and Full Ambulance Service. •P  ARKS & PATHWAYS: 27 parks including Telford Lake, Fred John’s Park & Lions Campground.

DEVELOPER: Maclab Enterprises BUILDERS: Kimberly General Partner, Cobblestone Master Builder, Bedrock Homes, Caliber Master Builder, Entity Homes, B&H Homes, Landmark Homes LOCATION: Grant MacEwan Boulevard & Suntree Promenade

5 SOUTHFORK

DEVELOPER: Tamani Communities BUILDERS: Dolce Vita Homes, Homes by Avi, Innovations by Jayman, Jayman MasterBUILT LOCATION: Highway 2A & 50th Street

6 ROBINSON DEVELOPER: Beaverbrook

Developments BUILDERS: Bedrock Homes, Dolce Vita Homes, Homes by Sher-Bilt, Western Living Homes LOCATION: South of Rolly View Road on C.W. Gaetz Drive

THE CITY OF LEDUC,

a thriving Industrial, Commercial & Agricultural Community continues to experience growth and expansion.

“A great place to call home!”

For more information contact The City of Leduc at 780-980-7177

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Sequined Striped Pillow.

$49. Visit chapters.indigo.ca

LIVING ROOM SPEND: SOFA APPROX: $3,500-$5,000

SAVE:

The living room is the main hub of any home. It’s where you will do most of your entertaining and it’s the place you will go to snuggle and watch movies together. It’s important, then, that you invest in a sofa that not only looks good, but is comfortable, durable and functional for your space. Paying a little extra now, means a sofa that will last through the years. “When you have great bones in a sofa, you can always reupholster it, knowing that you will have the comfort that you have enjoyed for so many years,” says Semkuley. TIP: When sofa shopping, look for a sturdy frame, one that does not wobble or creak but sits squarely on the floor. Also, pay attention to fabric detail – you want a fabric that will wear well for every day use. FACT: According to BBM Canada, the average Canadian adult watches 30 hours of television a week.

Bendale Rug by Korhani Home. $134 for 5x7. Visit rona.ca

Box Frame Coffee Table in Mango Wood. $429. Visit westelm.com

Floor Lamp.

$140. Visit bouclair.com

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DEVELOPER: Windermere Grand BUILDERS: Audie Benson Estate Homes, Birkholtz Homes, Homes by Element Construction, and OPEN to the public LOCATION: North of 9th Avenue on the corner of Windermere Drive and Windermere Road

8 CREEKWOOD CHAPPELLE

DEVELOPER: Delcon Creekwood BUILDERS: Alldritt Homes, Artisan Homes, Marcson Homes, Bedrock Homes, Homes by Avi, Kimberley Homes, ReidBuilt Homes, Rohit Communities, Connect Homes, Thomsen Built LOCATION: South of Ellerslie Road & West of 141 Street

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9 WINDERMERE SOUTH

DEVELOPER: Windermere Lands Ltd. BUILDERS: Dolce Vita Homes, Bedrock Homes, Thomsen Built, Marcson Homes LOCATION: 170th Street & Ellerslie Road

10 CHAPPELLE GARDENS 1 AMBLESIDE IN WINDERMERE

4 UPPER WINDERMERE

DEVELOPER: Windermere Ambleside II Ltd. BUILDERS: Marcson Homes, Bedrock Homes, Kimberley Homes, Homes by Avi, Kanvi Homes, Connect Homes, Averton Homes LOCATION: Terwillegar Drive and Anthony Henday Drive

5 KESWICK ON THE RIVER

2 LANGDALE IN WINDERMERE

DEVELOPER: Qualico Communities BUILDERS: Coventry Homes, MacLachlan & Mitchell Homes, Pacesetter Homes, Sterling Homes, Rohit Communities, Marcson Homes, Augusta Homes LOCATION: 170 St & 7th Ave. S.W.

3 GLENRIDDING

DEVELOPER: Beaverbrook Developments BUILDERS: Ace Lange Homes, Homes by Managen, Dolce Vita Homes, Artisan Homes, Carriage Signature Homes, Sunny Valley Homes, Averton Homes, MacLachlan & Mitchell Homes, Open LOCATION: Windermere Blvd. West of 170 St.

Developer: UnitedCommunities Builders: RSL - Homesby Avi, Pacesetter, Parkwood Homes, Landmark Homes. RPL - Pacesetter, Landmark Legacy Homes, Rohit Communities. Duplex Homes (front attached Garages) - Parkwood Homes, Landmark Legacy. Duplex Homes (rear attached garages) - Homes by Avi, Rohit Communities. LOCATION: 156 Street & Ellerslie Road

DEVELOPER: MLC / Cameron Communities BUILDERS: Cameron Homes, Rohit Communities, Hillview Master Builder, Kimberley Homes, Landmark Homes, Parkwood Master Builder, Aacropolis Homes, Ace Lange Homes, Carriage Signature Homes, Perry Signature Homes LOCATION: West of 180th Street and South of Ellerslie Road (9th Ave)

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7 WINDERMERE GRAND

DEVELOPER: Brookfield Residential BUILDERS: Lincolnberg Master Builder, Daytona Homes Master Builder, Look Homes Master Builder, Homes By Avi, Maple Isle Homes, Brookfield Homes LOCATION: South of Ellerslie Road & West of 141 Street.

11 ONE AT WINDERMERE

DEVELOPER: Beaverbrook Developments BUILDERS: Bedrock Homes, Dolce Vita Homes, Western Living Homes, Sunny Valley Homes, Ace Lange Homes, Kanvi Homes, open LOCATION: Winderemere Blvd. West of 170 Street

12 AMBELSIDE SOUTH

DEVELOPER: Qualico Communities BUILDERS: Sterling Homes, Coventry Homes, Connect Homes, LOCATION: Ellerslie Road & 170th Street

6 WINDERMERE RIDGE

DEVELOPER: Beaverbrook Developments. BUILDERS:Cami Custom Homes, Marco Antonio Homes, Open LOCATION: Windermere Blvd., West of 170 St.

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time when the only thing an RRSP was used for was saving for retirement, but this is no longer the case. These days, you can use your RRSP as a savings plan for a down payment on a home, among other things. It’s fair to say that the RRSP has become Canadians’ favourite savings account. The problem with RRSPs being all things to all people is that its wider scope, its greater flexibility, its move from a hands-off-don’t-ever-touch-this-money retirement plan to a you-can-use-it-whenever-you-can-justify-it savings account is that the process of identifying your investment strategy has become more complex. Most people say they don’t have enough money to maximize their RRSP and set aside a non-registered emergency fund, which explains the overlap between retirement savings and other types of savings that take place within an RRSP.

The first question to ask yourself when choosing investments for your RRSP is, “When am I going to use this money?” The first question to ask yourself when choosing investments for your RRSP is, “When am I going to use this money?” If you’re using a portion of your RRSP savings as your emergency fund, then keep that portion of the RRSP assets fairly liquid so you can access the money in an emergency. If you’re tapping into your RRSP to buy a home, you’ve got a short- to medium-term investment horizon and must choose investments that suit. So you’ll have to forgo equities in favour of a more-conservative investment portfolio. Since you don’t have the time to wait out the bumps in the road that are part of the equity-investment experience, you have to settle for less return. Being clear on how you plan to use your RRSP dollars is especially important when those dollars are being contributed to a spousal plan or the contributing spouse could find money withdrawn from that plan taxed in his or her hands. The rules for withdrawals from a spousal RRSP state that if money is 90 New home Guide | feb 14 - mar 14, 2014

taken from a spousal plan within three calendar years of a contribution, that money could be taxable at the hands of the original contributor, defeating the original income-averaging strategy. Make spousal contributions by the end of the calendar year as opposed to in the first 60 days of the new year, since spousal contributions are measured on a calendar-year basis. If you delay your contribution, you’ll end up extending the withdrawal period by another calendar year. Perhaps the toughest part about using your RRSP for myriad purposes is keeping track of which of your RRSP dollars is for what. Here, consolidation may work against you. Instead, consider opening a separate RRSP for each of your purposes and file your statements based on what you’re trying to accomplish. Separate accounts will not only help you stay focused on the purpose for which you are saving, it will allow you to keep your time horizon in perspective. While the money in your RRSP is yours and you decide how to spend it, don’t sacrifice your long-term goals for short-term ones. It’s easy to get focused on a single objective to the exclusion of all others. To be balanced, look at what you want your savings to do for you long-term, medium-term and shortterm. If you’re saving for a home, instead of putting this year’s total RRSP contribution into your “Home Ownership RRSP,” consider dividing it equally between home ownership and retirement. It will take a little longer to get into your dream home, but when you do, you won’t be behind in terms of retirement planning.


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Technology on the move » by CHUCK RESNICK Let’s face it, your electronic devices make the world go ‘round. Being in the moving business, we realize how important those items are to families.

CHUCK RESNICK is vice-president of marketing and operations, Two Men and a Truck Canada. twomenandatruck.ca

One of the most common questions we get is how to transport electronics safely, especially big-screen TVs. During a move, whether it’s across town or across Canada, it is important to give these items special treatment so they arrive in one piece and in good working order. The best advice we have for accomplishing this goal requires some forethought: keeping the original boxes and foam spacers the electronic items came in. That is truly the safest method for moving them. Of course, people rarely keep these boxes, so there are specialty boxes and crates designed specifically to move big-screen TVs safely. People who do their own packing and moving should be aware of how easy it is to damage one of these units. Spending a few dollars extra to purchase or rent one of these special boxes can make all the difference. Another thing to remember is that most of these television sets are mounted on wall brackets, and moving companies are reluctant to disassemble the wall mounts or assemble them at the other end. Usually, if something is going to go wrong, that’s when it will happen – and again, people rarely keep the installation instructions for the brackets. It’s far too chaotic on moving day to try and find instruction manuals. The best plan when preparing for your move is to take the TVs off the walls yourself ahead of time and have them ready to be packaged properly. Here’s a tip for anyone disassembling electronics for a move: Get your digital or phone camera and take photos of the wiring connections on the backs of the TVs, cable boxes, DVD players and the like. When it comes time to reassemble them, it will be much easier to reference how they were set up originally, saving time, stress and frustration.

During a move, whether it’s across town or across Canada, it is important to give these items special treatment so they arrive in one piece and in good working order.

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The same goes for stereos and gaming systems. Many teenagers leave their entire gaming systems hooked up until moving day. It’s up to them to disassemble their systems and hopefully place them into their original packaging. If not, the best thing to do is wrap consoles in anti-static bubble wrap and place them into appropriately sized boxes so they won’t move around during the trip. In fact, this is the best way to treat most electronics items. That includes computers – especially desktop units. We have specialty boxes designed specifically for them that can be bought separately. If you choose not to go that route, then surround the unit with anti-static bubble wrap and place it into an appropriately sized box. And here’s a handy tip: pack the associated hardware with the electronic item. For instance, Place your computer’s mouse, keyboard, power cord, scanner and printer cables into the same box. When these items all arrive together at your new digs, you’ll be very glad you did!


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DEVELOPER: Old Town Development Corp. BUILDERS: Daytona Homes Master Builder, Kirkland Homes Master Builder, Lakeview Developments LOCATION: West of 50th street and 50th Ave, Stony Plain

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DEVELOPER: Unitech Construction Services Ltd. BUILDERS: Ashton Homes, Caribbean Homes, Fox Maple Homes, Innova Homes, Sierra Homes, Stellar Homes LOCATION: South off highway 16A onto Highway 779 (also known as 48 Street)

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DEVELOPER: Qualico Communities BUILDERS: Coventry Homes, Sterling Homes LOCATION: Golf Course Rd. & 79 Ave.

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DEVELOPER: Wilcor Development Group BUILDERS: Wilcor Homes, Open LOCATION: Spring Lake Exit off of Hwy 16A & Range Road 15

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DEVELOPER: Qualico Communities BUILDERS: Pacesetter Homes, Alquinn Homes LOCATION: South of Fairway Drive & West of Boundary Road

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DEVELOPER: Waters Edge Developments BUILDER: Waters Edge Developments LOCATION: Only 20 mins West of Stony Plain On Hwy 43 at Gunn & Just 35 mins West of St. Albert on Hwy 37 located on the North Shore of Lac Ste Anne

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DEVELOPER: Dyrbye Developments Ltd. BUILDERS: Open LOCATION: 2 miles North of Yellowhead Trail on highway 779 & 1.5 miles West on twp road 534

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DEVELOPER: Jaffer Developments BUILDER: Jaffer Developments LOCATION: 48 Street and Willow Park Road North

PUBLIC SCHOOLS • FOREST GREEN 5210 - 45 Street 963-7366 [1] • HIGH PARK 40 Highridge Way 963-2222 [1] [2] • MEMORIAL COMPOSITE 5116 - 55 Avenue 963-2255 [3] • MERIDIAN HEIGHTS 4119 - 43 Street 963-2280 [1][2] • STONY PLAIN CENTRAL 5108 - 55 Avenue 963-2203 [1][2]

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• POPULATION: 10,544 and Growing. • LOCATED: 20 km west of Edmonton on Hwy 16A • SCHOOLS: 4 Kindergarten to grade nine, Senior high, French Immersion & including 2 Religious schools. • GROCERY: Extensive with new Big Box National Outlets 2 km to the east of town. • RECREATION FACILITIES: New tri-municipal recreation complex east of town. 18 hole CPGA Championship Golf Coarse, curling, skating, library, Municipal Heritage Centre, Heritage Walk of Murals. • MEDICAL FACILITIES: New 70 bed acute & extended care hospital. Full ambulance services. 3 Medical Clinics. • PARKS & PATHWAYS: Extensive, including 12 km of pathways, watercourses & Lions campground.

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omebuyers wanting to break away from the busy city and embrace the tranquility of small town living will be pleased to find a home in the heart of it all at The Brickyard at Old Town in Stony Plain. The Brickyard at Old Town is a master planned community being designed by Old Town Development Corp. on the west side of Stony Plain and it will span more than 160 acres and consist of approximately 1,000 homes once the community is fully built out in the next 15 to 20 years. “We’re really excited about this community and developing in Stony Plain,” says Matt Girardo, development manager for The Brickyard at Old Town. “We’re just getting underway with our first two phases and we’re really pleased with the positive response.

“We encourage people to head west along 50th Avenue to discover The Brickyard, which is ideally situated within walking distance to Main Street in downtown Stony Plain,” Girardo says. “It���s also in close proximity to a variety of amenities along 52 Street including the arena, curling club, swimming pool, sports fields and a spray park. “That’s what makes The Brickyard at Old Town unique in Stony Plain; home buyers will have the opportunity to live in a brand new home and subdivision while still being within walking proximity to so many amenities,” he says, such as shopping, restaurants, schools and churches. He notes the tree-lined, historic downtown Stony Plain is full of charm and character that exudes the small town feel. When you stroll along Main Street, you’ll find boutique shops with everything from antique furniture to home decor items, cosy restaurants and cafes and convenient banking and other services. The Brickyard is working closely with the Town of Stony Plain on finalizing the overall plan for the community. Buyers will love the fact that The Brickyard itself is designed to be very walkable, so pathways throughout the community will connect neighbourhoods and provide access to natural areas such as ponds and greenspace, as well as parks, playgrounds and sitting areas. It won’t be uncommon to see people out FEB 14 - MAR 14, 2014 | NEW HOME GUIDE 95


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on the pathways for an evening stroll, enjoying a morning bike ride or using them to take the kids and the dog to the park. “We’ll also be integrated with the Town’s proposed future multi-use amenity space, which is currently in the initial public consultation stages,” Girardo says. Another major draw for people to The Brickyard is the wide range of housing styles available in the first two phases – “we are offering something for almost every buyer,” he says. Phase 1 includes an assortment of laned homes and front attached garage homes, along with Brickyard Bend, which are adult bungalow villas that offer low maintenance living and will have a homeowner’s association that takes care of lawn maintenance and snow removal. Meanwhile, Phase 2 offers a semi-detached home product line for buyers seeking an affordable price point. Homes in these first two phases will range from approximately 1,200 to 2,300 sq. ft., with prices starting from the $360,000s for front attached garage homes and from the $330,000s for lane homes, while semi-detached homes are priced from the $290,000s. “The homes will appeal to first-time buyers as well as those looking to move up to larger homes and empty-nesters and downsizers,” Girardo says, noting there will be a range of styles to choose from. “We work with a solid group of builders who craft homes that are attractive to today’s buyers and the elevations vary so we know they are going to create an interesting streetscape,” he says. “Our architectural controls ensure there is an interesting mix of styles


Buyers will love the fact that The Brickyard itself is designed to be very walkable, so pathways throughout the community will connect neighbourhoods and provide access to natural areas such as ponds and greenspace, as well as parks, playgrounds and sitting areas. and colours on each street. We’re pretty flexible with the designs and because of the Brickyard theme you’ll see a prominence of homes with brick and stone accents.” Buyers will also have a variety of lots to choose from in the first two phases including walkouts, those backing onto green space and those on cul-de-sacs, with lots ranging from 34- to 44-ft. wide for front attached garage homes. The Brickyard at Old Town opened its first showhome on Feb. 8, (a grand opening is set for March 1 and 2), crafted by Daytona Home Master Builder, which has won many design and customer service awards over the years including CHBA Alberta Builder of the Year in 2010 and for CHBA Edmonton Builder of the Year in 2012. Daytona’s Austyn III B showhome is a 2,000-sq.-ft., two-storey that showcases many terrific features buyers desire such as a three-car garage, three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, second-floor laundry and bonus room. The Brickyard is also looking forward to further showcasing its builder group with two more showhomes opening later this spring and summer. “Kirkland Homes will join Daytona Homes in the primary showhome parade offering home buyers more options and floor plans to choose from. Brickyard Bend will have a showsuite to showcase what’s available in the adult bungalow segment,” Girardo says. A highlight for the community will be the entry, which will feature a roundabout, he says. “It’s unique for Stony Plain and will feature a brick archway as part of the community signage and it will be fully landscaped. “ The whole appeal to The Brickyard is the lifestyle,” Girardo says. “It’s a family-oriented community with lots of green spaces and naturalized areas so it’s a

peaceful setting, and there are so many amenities that you can walk to and take advantage of. It offers a small town atmosphere yet it’s an easy commute to work in Edmonton.” The location is ideal for people who want to move into Stony Plain from rural areas to enjoy the close proximity to established amenities; for people who grew up in Stony Plain or Spruce Grove and want to stay in the area and be close to family; and to people looking to get away from the hectic pace of big city and raise a family or semi-retire in a more laid-back, serene community. You can learn more about The Brickyard at Old Town by visiting Daytona Homes’ Austyn III B showhome, open Monday to Thursday, 3 to 8 p.m., and weekends, noon to 5 p.m. or call 780.591.5239. You can also contact Kirkland Homes at 780.756.5475; and to learn more about the adult bungalows in Brickyard Bend call 780.221.8444. Visit brickyard-at-oldtown.ca for more details.

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DEVELOPER: SG Developments BUILDER: MacLachlan & Mitchell Homes LOCATION: Century Rd & Viscount Common

3 SPRUCE VILLAGE

DEVELOPER: Beaverbrook Developments BUILDERS: Alquinn Homes, Cove Properties, Hillview Homes, Open LOCATION: Century Road & Grove Dr.

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DEVELOPER: Parkland Village BUILDERS: Country Hills Homes LOCATION: Yellowhead Trail West To Century Rd, North 2 min.

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DEVELOPER: Qualico Communities BUILDERS: Alquinn Homes, City Homes. LOCATION: North of Hwy 16A on Jennifer Heill Way, East on Hawthorne Gate

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DEVELOPER: Qualico Communities BUILDERS: Sterling Homes, Alquinn Homes LOCATION: On Jennifer Heil West of Tri-Leisure Center

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DEVELOPER: Beaverbrook Developments BUILDERS: Western Living Homes, Dolce Vita Homes, Alquinn Homes, Cami Comfort Homes, MacLachlan & Mitchell Homes LOCATION: Grove Drive & Pioneer Road

8 HILLS OF TWIN LAKES

DEVELOPER: Dyrbye Developments Ltd. BUILDERS: Open LOCATION: 2 miles North of Yellowhead Trail on highway 779 & 1.5 miles West on twp road 534

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•P  OPULATION: 26,271. •L  OCATED: 11 km west of Edmonton on Hwy 16 or 16A. • SCHOOLS: 9 Public & Separate Schools. • GROCERY: 11 Grocery/ Convenience stores, Safeway, IGA Garden Market, The Real Canadian Superstore & Walmart. • RECREATIONAL FACILITIES: Twin Ice Arena, Curling Rink, Golf Course, TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre, many soccer fields and baseball diamonds. • MEDICAL FACILITIES: Member of the West View Regional Health Authority with almost 50 Medical & Dental practitioners. • PARKS & PATHWAYS: 15+ km of pathways spread throughout 230 hectares of natural & developed park space.

10 KENTON VILLAGE

DEVELOPER: Beaverbrook Developments BUILDERS: Alquinn Homes, and Urbanage Homes LOCATION: Century Road, South of Highway 16 at Vanderbilt Common

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DEVELOPER: Beaverbrook Developments BUILDERS: Alquinn Homes, and Hillview Master Builder LOCATION: Century Road, South of Highway 16 at Vanderbilt Common

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DEVELOPER: Beaverbrook Developments BUILDERS: Averton Homes & MacLachlan & Mitchell Homes LOCATION: Grove Drive, East of Century Road

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DEVELOPER: Broadview Developments Inc. BUILDERS: Rococo Homes, Alta Rose Homes, Evani Homes, Lang Built LOCATION: Grove Drive and Jennifer Heil Way

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Paying down debt the top financial priority for Canadians in 2014: CIBC

A new poll from CIBC by Harris/ Decima finds that paying down debt remains the top priority for Canadians in 2014, the fourth year in a row that debt concerns have topped the list in the annual survey. Poll results also show that immediate financial concerns including managing day-to-day spending and paying the bills have become more important to Canadians in recent years at the expense of longer term goals like retirement planning. Over the last four years of this CIBC poll, Canadians identified the following as their top financial priorities:

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”For the fourth year in a row, Canadians have told us their top financial priority is paying down their debt as we enter a new year,” says Christina Kramer, executive vice-president, retail distribution and channel strategy, CIBC. “While the intent to reduce debt is clear, we also know that some Canadians are not yet making the progress they want to on reducing their overall debt levels, which speaks to the importance of having a clear action plan in place to reach your goals in 2014.” Poll findings also revealed that less than half (47 per cent) of Canadians surveyed said they had met with an advisor in the last year. As well, out of those surveyed only six per cent named debt management as a topic of a conversation they would have with an advisor. Kramer noted that while

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the intention to pay down debt remains strong, it can be challenging if you don’t have a plan in place. “Despite being top of mind for 2014, many Canadians don’t think about sitting down with an advisor and having a conversation about how to reduce their debt,” says Kramer. “Trying to do-it-yourself can work for some people, but most Canadians would benefit from taking a broader view of their finances with an advisor including looking at their debt, and then working out a realistic plan to start repaying that debt over time.” This year’s poll results also show a continued trend towards short term financial goals and issues becoming more important to Canadians, while longer term goals including retirement planning have dropped in the rankings. For example, while retirement planning was named by 13 per cent of Canadians as their top financial priority entering 2011, it is now seven per cent entering 2014.
 Conversely, “paying the bills” has grown steadily since 2011, and was named by eight per cent of Canadians in this year’s survey as their priority for the year ahead. “Managing cash flow and expenses are immediate issues, but you also can’t put off your retirement planning indefinitely,” says Kramer. “The good news is that if you start early you can take small steps towards building your retirement savings while also focusing on your current financial needs.” Advice on delivering on financial priorities

»T  alk to an advisor: Most Canadians don’t think about making debt reduction the topic of a conversation with an advisor, but it can help you make progress on paying down debt by looking at your overall financial picture and putting realistic steps in place to reduce interest costs and accelerate debt repayment.
 » Recognize that your finances are all connected: Making progress on one aspect of your financial goals can lead to an opportunity to improve in others, meaning you don’t have to focus on just one priority at a time. For example, a reduction in debt can free up funds to go towards retirement savings, or to further accelerate debt reduction. Renewing your mortgage at a lower interest rate can generate an improvement in cash flow that can be used to start making RRSP contributions earlier in life which can grow over time.
 » Don’t lose sight of the longer term: While it is important to address immediate financial needs such as debt reduction, it is equally important to keep future goals such as retirement in sight.  Even small contributions today can make it easier in future years to reach your retirement savings goals.
 » Stick to your plan: Once you have a plan in place, stick to it. If you fall off track, get back to your plan as soon as possible and keep making progress towards your goal.


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Group promotes national approach

to elevating consumer understanding of mortgage risks The Mortgage Broker Regulators’ Council of Canada (MBRCC) is helping consumers across the country gain a better understanding of the risks and responsibilities related to obtaining a residential mortgage. The organization has developed a pamphlet, as well as educational content for its website, to ensure that Canadians in all provinces have access to practical information and important considerations about mortgages.

Know Your Mortgage Risks & Responsibilities, the materials developed by the MBRCC, are part of the organization’s efforts to improve mortgage consumer education. “It is important that borrowers understand the key considerations and implications when agreeing to a mortgage,” says MBRCC Chair Kirk Bacon. “Educating consumers helps them make more informed decisions. This is true regardless of the province they live in.”

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The information was developed for use in all MBRCC member provinces. The educational materials and the types of information borrowers received on mortgage risks and responsibilities vary from province to province. “Given the differences, we felt it was an area in need of further collaboration from the provincial mortgage broker regulators,” Bacon adds. The MBRCC developed the pamphlet as a disclosure tool for mortgage brokers to provide to their clients during their initial discussions. It is designed to ensure that borrowers are knowledgeable from the outset, as well as to help stimulate discussions with the broker. “Brokers play a critical role in educating borrowers. Their clients look to them for information and advice. We appreciate their help in getting this information to the public,” says Bacon. The pamphlet introduces readers to mortgage risks and responsibilities and points them to the MBRCC website for further information. The pamphlet is also available on their website for brokers to download and print at their convenience.


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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 780-425-1020 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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// homebuyers’ help

Calculate your mortgage payments MORTGAGE PAYMENT CALCULATION CHART

Calculate your mortgage payments monthly Pre-Tax Income

divide by 3

chart figure

amortization amount

Spouse’s pre-tax income

affordable monthly payments

amount of mortgage divided by 1,000

estimated monthly taxes & heat

Interest Rates %

total Pre-tax income

amount of mortgage (price – down payment)

amortization amount

monthly payments

Amortization Periods 10 yrs

15 yrs

20 yrs

25 yrs

30 yrs

5.00%

10.58

7.88

6.57

5.82

5.34

5.25%

10.70

8.01

6.74

5.96

5.49

5.50%

10.82

8.14

6.85

6.10

5.64

5.75%

10.94

8.27

6.98

6.25

5.79

6.00%

11.07

8.40

7.12

6.40

5.95

6.25%

11.19

8.53

7.26

6.55

6.11

6.50%

11.31

8.66

7.41

6.70

6.26

6.75%

11.43

8.80

7.55

6.85

6.42

7.00%

11.56

8.93

7.69

7.00

6.59

7.25%

11.68

9.07

7.84

7.16

6.75

7.50%

11.81

9.21

7.99

7.32

6.91

7.75%

11.94

9.34

8.14

7.47

7.08

8.00%

12.06

9.48

8.28

7.63

7.25

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12.19

9.62

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7.42

Follow these steps to see if you’ll qualify for a mortgage on your dream home

01 02 03

Calculate the combined monthly before-tax income of you and your spouse. Divide by three. This figure is the monthly payment you can afford to make on your home. Take the total price of the home 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 firsttime buyers take the 25-year amortization.)

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06 07

Add to this your estimated monthly heating costs and monthly property taxes. 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 home.

Multiply this figure by the amount you need to borrow. Divide by 1,000. » 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 andget pre-qualified.

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Mortgage interest rates

VARIABLE 6 months

1 year

2 years

3 years

4 years

5 years

ATB Financial

2.700

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

BMO

3.000

4.000

3.140

3.040

3.850

4.640

5.240

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

Canadian Western Trust

3.200

4.000

3.140

3.140

3.850

4.640

5.240

Effort Trust

-

4.450

3.250

3.600

3.700

4.600

4.950

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

3.490

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

Home Trust Company

2.600

3.950

2.890

2.890

3.090

3.390

3.390

ICICI Bank Canada

3.050

-

3.150

3.650

3.640

3.690

3.890

ING Direct

3.000

-

3.190

3.240

3.590

3.690

4.090

Investors Group Trust

3.000

4.200

3.140

3.140

3.900

4.640

5.240

London Life

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

2.750

4.000

3.090

3.140

3.650

3.390

3.490

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

President’s Choice Fin’l

3.000

6.190

3.390

3.240

3.590

3.690

4.090

RMG Mortgages

3.000

-

2.890

2.890

2.990

3.090

3.590

Royal Bank of Canada

3.000

3.140

3.140

3.040

3.750

4.640

5.240

-

4.000

3.140

3.040

3.850

4.640

5.240

3.000

4.000

3.090

3.040

3.750

4.640

5.240

Peace Hills Trust

Servus Credit Union T-D Mortgage

Mortgage Types All mortgages are of two basic types: Conventional: The buyer can borrow up to 80% of the purchase price or the value of the property, whichever is less. The buyer has to pay 20% down. A conventional mortgage cannot exceed 80% of the value of the property. Insured or High-Ratio: A buyer can borrow up to 95% of the purchase price or the value of the property, whichever is less. The down payment can be as low as 5%.

Mortgage OPTIONS You can choose any of these mortgage options which fit into the two basic mortgage types. Lenders may even customize these options to suit your needs. Open mortgage: Allows borrowers to repay all or part of the total amount of their mortgage at any time without penalty. Because of flexibility, this is ideal for borrowers who plan to sell their homes in the near future or who want to switch from a short-term mortgage at high interest rates to a longer term when mortgage interest rates fall. Closed mortgage: Usually has the lowest interest rate available but lacks the flexible features of other mortgage options. A good choice for those who want the security of knowing their monthly payment is fixed for a longer term. Prepayment options are available but they are subject to conditions. Portable mortgage: Flexibility if borrowers move. Borrowers can take the mortgage to their new home or can transfer it (usually with the consent of the lender) to the purchaser of their old home. This is an attractive option if the rate on the existing mortgage is lower than current rates.

Prepared by CANNEX on february 3, 2014. This information is current as of the date and time posted and is subject to change without notice. © Copyright 2014 CANNEX Financial Exchanges Limited. All rights reserved.

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Home Builders Aacropolis Homes Alldritt Homes Artisan Homes Inc. Bedrock Homes Boss Homes Brookfield Homes Caliber Master Builder

Carriage Signature Homes Celebration Homes

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www.canyonspringhomes.com www.carriagesignature.com www.celebrationhomes.ca

Cobblestone Master Builder

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Concept Homes

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Compass Rose Homes Inc.

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Dolce Vita Homes LP

www. dolcevitahomes.ca

Effect Home Builders

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Encore Master Builder

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Enitity Homes

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Fekete Homes

www.feketehomes.ca

Gannet Homes Master Builder Homes by Avi Homes by Santos Construction

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Impact Homes

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San Rufo Homes

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S2 Squared by Sterling Homes

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Sterling Homes Edmonton Ltd.

web directory

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Alpine Ridge in Terrace Heights by Qualico Communities Ambleside South by Qualico Communities

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Beaverbrook Developments

www.beaverbrook.ca

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www.amblesidesouth.com

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Brookfield Residential

web directory

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Granville by Alldritt Land Corporation

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Greenbury by Beaverbrook

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Hawks Ridge at Big Lake Hawthorne at Heather Glen by Qualico Communities

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www.homesinhudson.ca

Keswick on the River

keswick-in-windermere.com

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www.kentonvillage.ca www.langdale-windermere.com

Laurel Crossing by Qualico Communities

www.laurel-crossing.com

Laurel by Dundee Developments

www.livelaurel.com

Maclab Enterprises

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Manning Village by Cameron Communities

www.manningvillage.com

Maple Crest by Dundee Developments

www.livemaplecrest.ca

McConachie Landing by MLC Group/Cameron Dev Corp

www.mcconachie-landing.com

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web directory

www.mcconachie.ca www.mlcland.com www.montalet.ca www.mymorningside.com

www.newcastle-edmonton.com www.oneatwindermere.com www.palisades.ca www.palmcovesylvan.com

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Developers/Communities Prescott by Beaverbrook

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Qualico Communities

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www.ravinesofrichford.com

Reid Worldwide Corporation

www.rwwc.ca

Robinson by Beaverbrook

web directory

www.LiveInRobinson.ca

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Secord by Hopewell Developments

www.liveinsecord.ca

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www.south-pointe.ca www.springlakeranch.ca

Spring Lake Ranch Springate at Spruce Ridge by Qualico Communities

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Spruce Village by Beaverbrook

www.sprucevillage.ca

Starling at Big Lake by Rohit Land Development

www.StarlingAtBigLake.com

Strata Developments Summerside by Brookfield Residential

www.stratadevelopments.ca www.lakesummerside-community.com

Summerwood by Qualico Communities www.summerwoodsherwoodpark.com Suntree www.liveinsuntree.ca Tamarack by Dundee Developments

www.livetamarack.com

Tamarack Common by Qualico Communities

www.tamarackcommon.com

The Club & Residences of Riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gate by Beaverbrook. The Estates at Waters Edge

www.riversgate.ca www.WatersEdgeEstates.ca

The Orchards

www.theorchards.ca

Thomas Creek

www.CalmarThomasCreek.com

Tribute by Qualico Communities www.tributeleduc.com

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Trumpeter by United Communities

www.trumpeterbiglake.ca

Tuscany Hills by United Communities

www.tuscanyhills.ca

United Communities

www.unitedcommunities.com

Upper Windermere by Beaverbrook

www.upperwindermere.com

Vita Crystallina Nera

www.liveatvita.com

Villas on the Ravine

www.villasontheravine.com

Walker Lakes North by MLC Group / Cameron Dev Corp

www.walkerlakes-north.com

Walker Lakes Station by MLC Group / JCA Financial Walker Summit by United Communities

www.walkerlakes-station.ca www.walkersummit.com

Walton Development and Management L.P.

www.waltondm.com

Westerra by Qualico Communities

www.westerrastonyplain.com

Windermere Ridge by Beaverbrook

www.windermereridge.ca

Windermere South

web directory

www.windermere-south.ca

Windrose www.liveinwindrose.ca Woodhaven - Edgemont

www.woodhavenedgemont.com

The Woods at Kenton by Beaverbrook

www.woodsatkenton.can

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153 AVE

FRASER WAY WA

MAN NING D

82 ST

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153 AVE

137 AVE

170 ST

YELL

OWH EAD TR

YELLOWHEAD TR

ANTHONY HENDAY DAY DR DA

EDMONTO EDMON TONN STONY ONY PLAIN RD

SHERWOOD PK FW 17 ST

75 SSTT

WHITEMUD DR

ANTHONY HENDA HENDA DAY DR ELLERSLIE RD

WINSPEAR COMMON SW

HWY QUEE

N EL I

ZA B E T H II

66 ST

141 ST

ELLERSLIE RD

62 ST

RABBIT HILL RD

34 ST

BLV D

23 AVE

50 ST

MER E

66 ST

170 ST

SANDIN WAY WA WIN DER

GA WA GATE WAYY BL BLVD VD

44 AVE

WHITEMUD DR 111 ST

TERWIL LEGAR DR

LES SAR DR D

HEMINGWAY AY RD

178 ST

ANTHONY HENDAYY DR

WHITEMUD DR 199 SST

JENNIFER HEIL WAY

14 ST

170 AVE

127 ST

138ST

ST. A

YELLOWHEAD TR

184 ST

SPRUCE GROVE

160 AVE

97 ST

167 AVE

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