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Showhome Review

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features & editorials IN EVERY ISSUE

10 editor’s note COLUMNISTS

20 hoMebuyers’ help

Water features... the choices are endless

68 Money Matters

Are you financially fit? by Gail Vaz-Oxlade

86 Quick tips

Replacing procrastination with motivation by Hellen Buttigieg

by Shane’s Landscaping and Contracting

30 chBA - ALBertA

Market strength proves Edmonton is a great place to buy a new home by Jim Rivait

50 fundaMentally speaking

How have the new mortgage rules affected you? by Wayne Karl

76 insurance needs

Steps for homeowners to recover from flooding

90 neW-hoMeBUyers’ resoUrce section Mortgage calculator and rate table

92 web directory

Edmonton area builders, developers and communities

HOMEBUYERS’ HELP

27 coMMunity profile

College Woods at Lakeview by Salina Yara Halabi

55 showhoMe reView

INFINITI MASTER BUILDER introduces CASA

IN THE NEWS

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2013 Golf Tournament raises more than $9,000 for Stollery Children’s Hospital


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hank you for picking up this issue of New Home Guide. Calgary and surrounding areas are busy rebuilding and proudly on the mend. We’ve gone beyond the pages of this magazine to offer our assistance. As a Wall2Wall Media publication, this magazine is owned by Yellow Pages Group (YPG). Thinking outside the box, YPG has used its corporate resources to help Calgary’s flood relief efforts in several ways. In terms of media, YPG has donated online advertising space across all of Yellow Media properties to the Canadian Red Cross to promote their flood relief efforts. It has made a $25,000 contribution to the Canadian Red Cross directly at redcross.ca. As well, YPG has created a portal to facilitate employee donations. In terms of a contribution of physical time and effort, 60 YPG staff have volunteered at Calgary drop-in centres and as neighbourhood clean-up crews. While efforts will continue in the post-flood relief, we will keep bringing you the best of the real estate market across Canada. We hope you enjoy this issue and look forward to hearing from you.

Susan Legge EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Wall2Wall Media,Susan.Legge@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/SusanLegge

Know your builder and warranty Understand what’s covered – and what’s not

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s parts of Alberta – and Toronto in the east – (at time of writing) are still dealing with the recent severe rainfall, flooding, power outages and other issues, it’s the perfect time to discuss new-home warranties. You wouldn’t dream of buying a new car, TV or other big-ticket item without first inquiring about the manufacturer’s warranty, would you? When it comes to buying a new home, you should be just as diligent, if not more so. Some people may be so excited about their purchase that they’re more interested in choosing finishes than reading the fine print of a sales agreement. Or maybe they assume all builders are created equal, and that certain things are covered, when in fact they may not be. Or it might be a lack of awareness of just how new-home warranties work. Just like for cars or electronic devices, all manufacturers and products are not created equal. Learning about your new-home builder and warranty is a crucial part of the homebuying process.

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

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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. 12 NEW HOME GUIDE | AUGUST 2 - 30, 2013

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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PLANT YOUR ROOTS Welcome to the Orchards

INTRODUCING THE FRANKLIN 20 AND HUDSON 20 At Landmark Homes, we believe we have a responsibility to provide families with a solid foundation for the future. You deserve a home that’s secure, comfortable and a retreat for well-being. With this in mind, we’re proud to offer beautiful homes that are built to exact specifications, and top-of-theline energy-efficient features that are good for your family – and your pocket book. Don’t take our word for it, visit our new showhome in The Orchards and let us help you plant your roots. NEw SHOwHOmES OpENING SOON Call Lynda 780-701-3091 | 5024 & 5026 Orchards Gate SW

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Water features… The choices are endless by Shane’s Landscaping & Contracting Ltd.

most important to you. Is it simply to enjoy the beautiful sights and calming sounds? Does the prospect of growing plants in water intrigue you? Is a set of bubbler rocks on the frontyard your ideal? Having a clear picture in your head (and on paper) of what you hope to achieve will go a long way toward making sure it becomes a reality. Calling a qualified landscaping professional for some advice is a great place to start.

Incorporating a water feature into your

home’s landscaping design is a welcome addition to a property’s overall appeal. The soothing sights and sounds of running water are calming and can also mask unwanted noise such as nearby traffic or neighbors. Water features of all kinds attract birds and other wildlife that are enjoyable to observe. By adding plants, decorative rock or a custom koi pond to the water feature, you can create the illusion that you are off somewhere in “nature” while sitting in the comfort of your own backyard. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions Decide on the type of water feature. Ponds set into the ground, waterfalls, streams, large bubbler rocks – the choices are endless. You also have to choose the style of the feature, which ranges from completely natural looking, made with native materials, to highly formal. When you see a design you like, take a picture or clip it out and build a file for future reference. What suits one gardener’s tastes may be unappealing or impractical for others. However, one thing is for certain – all water features will add beauty and movement to your landscape. Consider why you want to have a water feature and what’s

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Location, location, location Study your space carefully and consult with your landscaping professional to determine the best place to situate your water feature. If possible, pick a location which can be viewed not only from your yard, but from the inside of your home, too, such as near the kitchen window or deck. After all, if you’re going to the trouble of adding a water feature, you might as well have multiple opportunities to enjoy it. A qualified landscaping professional should have a photo album or a website, so you can easily view other projects and water features that they have designed and constructed. By taking some of this advice into consideration, 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. Shane’s Landscaping & Contracting Ltd. specializes in residential, estate and acreage landscape construction. From patios to water features, driveways, retaining walls, lighting, walkways, fences, irrigation, garden beds, boulders, barbecue, 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.


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DEVELOPER: MLC Group/Cameron Communities BUILDERS: Lenaco Homes, Cameron Homes, Reid Built Homes LOCATION: North of 167 Avenue & East of 50th Street

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DEVELOPER: Qualico Communities BUILDERS: Pacesetter Homes, Daytona Homes Master Builder LOCATION: 163 Avenue & 41 Street

5 VILLAGE AT SCHONSEE

DEVELOPER: Bedrock Homes BUILDER: Bedrock Homes LOCATION: 5495 & 5497 Schonsee Drive

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DEVELOPER: Walton Development and Managment L.P BUILDERS: Jayman MasterBUILT, Innovations by Jayman, Sabal Homes, Morrison Homes, Royal West Homes, Carlisle Group LOCATION: 167 Avenue and McConachie Way

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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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DEVELOPER: Brookfield Residential BUILDERS: Jayman Master Built, Coventry Homes, Sterling Homes, City Homes LOCATION: North of 167 Avenue on 71st Street

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ool, calm and connected is what best describes the picturesque, vibrant community of McConachie in northeast Edmonton Crafted by Walton Development and Management (Walton), McConachie is a family-oriented community that presents beautiful streetscapes with tree-lined boulevards and a wide range of housing styles to accommodate every buyer from those just starting out to empty-nesters. “McConachie is cool because it’s architecturally stylish; calm because of its natural areas and neighbourly feel; and connected because it’s close to major transportation routes and shopping,” says marketing co-ordinator Jill Curtis. “People love McConachie because it’s an already established community with ponds, parks and pathways already in place so they don’t have to wait for the world to build around them,” Curtis says. “We still have lots available in Stage 4 and continue to get great response from buyers,” she says. Stage 4 is nestled behind a natural treed area with many lots backing onto the nature area. “We’re really excited about bringing on new lots in Stage 5A later this year. Some of them will also back onto the natural area and we’re pleased to offer three different housing types – front-attached garage homes, laned homes and, for the first time, semi-detached homes. Two parks will also be developed in Stage 5.” McConachie presents eye-catching Arts and Crafts architectural styling featuring exteriors that boast individualized appearances with gables, porches and a variety of tasteful and relaxing colours. Walton also chose innovative and detailconscious builders – Jayman MasterBUILT, Sabal Homes, Morrison Homes, Royal West Homes and Innovations by Jayman – to help make its vision of creating a distinctive streetscape for McConachie a reality. These builders have raised the bar by introducing a number of unique and dynamic floor plans and have six laned showhomes and seven front-attached garage showhomes. Laned homes are priced from the $320,000s, while frontattached garage are priced from the $400,000s. McConachie’s diverse housing choices also include adult lifestyle bungalow villas at Air Harbour. Crafted by Royal West Homes these stylish, low-maintenance, energy-efficient bungalows with double front-attached garages appeal to downsizers and empty nesters and start in the $360,000s. As well, Royal West recently launched Altitude that consists of 61 stylish twostorey townhomes with a single or double attached garage affordably priced starting in the $260,000s and the Carlisle Group presents Elements at McConachie – apartment-style condos that offer affordability for first-time buyers starting in the low $120,000s.

Royal West has showhomes open in both Air Harbour and Altitude. A major attraction in the community is the green space that includes 40 acres dedicated for a district recreational campus and pathways tailor made for people of all ages to enjoy and explore nature. Residents can enjoy a stroll along the paths and sit back and relax on a park bench while watching the birds that inhabit the six-acre pond. The district recreation campus will create playing fields providing an opportunity for residents to enjoy a range of recreational activities. McConachie is also ideally located just across the street from an array of shops, services, a Tim Horton’s, a library, schools, clinics, bus routes, and not too far away, the LRT – there is truly whatever the family needs or wants right nearby. Residents also appreciate having nearby access to mass transit and freeways, including the north leg of Anthony Henday Drive, which make it easier to get around and out of the city and for commutes downtown. To learn more about McConachie, visit the 15 showhomes. Showhome hours: Monday to Thursday Weekends and holidays Visit www.mcconachie.ca

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elcome to College Woods at Lakeview! This prestigious north Edmonton neighbourhood features natural surroundings, an upscale design and convenient access to an abundance of amenities. The successor to the thriving College Woods at Riverside, the Lakeview community boasts similar outstanding design and details that College Woods communities are now known for. Located in the esteemed neighbourhood of Klarvatten, found north of 180 Avenue between 97th Street and 82nd Street, College woods at Lakeview provides north-side dwellers the opportunity to become a part of a coveted community. Ideally located next to major roadways, such as the Anthony Henday, this community provides residents with exceptional convenience balanced with a calm and inviting living environment. This College Woods Ltd. community has been developed with special attention to detail and lifestyle in mind. The development features building pockets that are exceptionally sized. Starting from 28 ft., with the largest lots reaching 38 ft., homebuyers are able to choose the size of home that


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will fit their individual needs. All of the homes in this community are single family with a attached garage. A unique feature of this development is that more than 50 per cent of the homes of the College Woods in Lakeview homes will be walk-outs. The overall setting or style of the neighbourhood is described as “scholarly, with a college or university” feeling – charming green, open spaces and upgraded street lighting help create this affect. The architectural guidelines in the community encourage the use of traditional materials such as wood, stone and brick, allowing for the overall exterior of the homes to be consistent with the neighbourhood theme. College Woods at Lakeview provides residents with numerous natural amenities to enjoy, including two ponds located on both the west and east side of the development. Connecting the two ponds is a linear parkway featuring walking trails and greenspaces. There are also plans for a soccer field to be situated next to the eastern pond. One of the central features of the neighbourhood is a large storm water lake located in the east-central part of Klarvatten. This scenic water feature is an attractive outdoor amenity, while also provides additional recreational space to the community. Another natural component to the area is Poplar Lake. Also known as Klarvatten Wetland, this tranquil and diverse area supports many wildlife species. Poplar Lake also serves as a resting point for many birds during their winter and summer voyages – making it a perfect destination for some serene bird watching! An ideal environment for both young and mature families, College Woods in Lakeview is situated near two elementary schools which are located in the adjacent Lago Lindo neighbourhood. There are also multiple Junior High and High School options located just a short car ride away, ensuring students won’t need to travel, too far from home during the school year. Residents will find plenty of features and amenities around College Woods in Lakeview – and all just a few minutes away! Restaurants, banks, a medical clinic and

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College Woods at Lakeview provides residents with numerous natural amenities to enjoy, including two ponds located on both the west and east side of the development. Connecting the two ponds is a linear parkway featuring walking trails and greenspaces. shopping outlets are all nearby. Major commercial amenities are available to residents just to the west of the community along 167th Avenue and on 97 street. Stage one of this first-rate development features beautiful homes starting in the $400’s. College Woods in Lakeview provides residents the option of three excellent home builders to choose from. Entity Homes, Prominent Homes, and Sehra Homes each offer buyers unique and custom


home styles ranging from the more traditional, to the modern and contemporary look. There are more than 20 homes already nearing completion. With excitement building around this new development, the plans for stage two are already in the works to begin in 2014, with the final stage planned for the following year. Getting to College Woods at Lakeview is simple. Just travel north on 82nd Street, turn left onto 180 Avenue, and then right onto 89th Street. For more information or to learn more about the impressive community of College Woods at Lakeview, please call 780.945.3994, contact any of the show home builders or visit collegewoods.ca. Showhomes are located throughout the community and are open Monday to Thursday 3 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and holidays from noon to 5 p.m.


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Market strength proves why edmonton is a great place to buy a home by Jim Rivait The question facing renters regularly – usually

around the first day of each month – is should we buy our own home? Answering that question requires careful appraisal of personal circumstances and finances (check the CHBA – Alberta website for resources). But one factor that must be considered is the direction of the rental market. For Edmontonians, the trend is great for landlords, but not so hot for renters. The new Rental Market Survey from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. confirms what many renters already sense – it’s getting harder to find a place to rent and the cost is rising. The Edmonton vacancy rate fell over the last year from 2.7 per cent to just 1.2 per cent. That’s one of the lowest rates in Canada and with it comes rent hikes – up 4.2 per cent in just the last 12 months. Boardwalk, which owns and operates thousands of apartments in Edmonton, recently reported that its occupancy rate climbed to 98.37 per cent in the first part of this year, and suggested apartment hunters begin looking early in the month when turnover creates the most vacancies. The reason for the tightening rental market is simple: Alberta’s population has grown faster than anywhere else in Canada over the last 18 months. Good jobs are attracting people to Edmonton from across Canada and around the world. And those newcomers need someplace to live. This competition for housing drives vacancy rates down and rents up. How high are rents? The good news – for both renters and buyers – is that despite a strong economy, Edmonton remains one of Canada’s more affordable housing markets. The average bachelor unit rents for $750 a month. A one-bedroom place is just shy of the $900 mark. For two bedrooms, the cost reaches $1,077 a month and a three-bedroom apartment averages $1,248. Renters are paying somewhere between $25 and $40 more per month now than last year. Those are average costs. For something nicer or in a popular neighbourhood, expect to pay more. And with tightening vacancy rates, selection will dwindle.

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jim rivait Jim Rivait is 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.

That’s cheaper than Vancouver at $1,255 a month, or $1,200 in both Calgary and Toronto, and seems like a great bargain compared to more than $2,200 a month for a two-bedroom place in Fort McMurray. Now let’s look at those Edmonton numbers over the next five years – the time-frame many first-time buyers choose so they enjoy the comfort of knowing what they will pay for a significant period. Renting a bachelor unit costs $9,000 each year and that adds up to $45,000 over five years. Stepping up to the one-bedroom boosts the five-year cost to nearly $54,000. That two-bedroom suite means rent payments will top $64,000. And the cost for three bedrooms is almost $75,000. That’s a lot of money to put in you landlord’s pocket without building a single dollar of personal equity. Even worse, unlike the homeowner with a locked-in mortgage rate, renters really have no clue what they will be paying in 12 months, let alone five years. All they can know for sure is that the bill will be higher – perhaps much higher. That’s something to keep in mind the next time the rent is due. The Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Alberta represents more than 1,500 business members, including new home builders, renovators, developers, trade and supply companies, and professional services.


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1 CASTLEBROOK MEADOWS DEVELOPER: Concept Realty BUILDERS: Concept Homes LOCATION: 179 Ave. & 104 St.

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DEVELOPER: Canterra Developments Corp. BUILDERS: Open, Urbanity Homes LOCATION: 110 St. & 176 Ave.

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DEVELOPER: Walton Development and Managment L.P BUILDERS: Sabal Homes, Montorio Homes, Morrison Homes, Reid Built Homes LOCATION: North of Yellowhead Trail on 215 Street

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DEVELOPER: Reid Worldwide Corporation BUILDERS: Fekete Homes, Rococo Homes LOCATION: backing onto Lois Hole Provincial Park at Big Lake

DEVELOPER: United Communities BUILDERS: OPEN LOCATION: North corner of 127th Street & 195 Avenue

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DEVELOPER: United Communities BUILDERS: Estate Homes- Fekete Homes, Montorio Homes Classic Homes- Homes by Avi, Sabal Homes, Montorio Homes, Sterling Homes Duplex- Homes by Avi Townhomes- Rohit Communities. LOCATION: North on Anthony Henday Drive, West at 137th Ave. and 199 St.

DEVELOPER: MLC Group BUILDERS: Bedrock Homes, Landmark Communities, Landmark Homes, Landmark Legacy LOCATION: South of 167th Avenue & East of 139 Street

10 LEGACY POINTE

DEVELOPER: Concept Realty BUILDERS: Concept Homes Master Builder LOCATION: 18230 - 104A Ave.t

11 LEGENDS ESTATES

DEVELOPER: Kingsgate Homes Legends Estates Ltd. BUILDERS: Kingsgate Homes, open LOCATION: Highway 16 & Highway 44

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DEVELOPER: Rohit Land Development BUILDERS: Celebration Homes, Kirkland Homes, Green Living Homes, Rohit Communities LOCATION: North on Anthony Henday Drive, take Ray Gibbons Drive, left on 137 Ave

13 HUDSON PARK

DEVELOPER: Beaverbrook Developments BUILDERS: Dolce Vita Homes, Cameron Homes LOCATION: Just off 137 Ave & 141 St.

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EXPLORE Hawks Ridge A beautiful sunrise, the bright morning air, birds singing and a quiet peacefulness; it's the simple things like cherishing nature on and beyond your doorstep, having the people you love close by and breathing new life into old traditions. A community where driving home is a picturesque tour through the countryside. For nature lovers this is paradise.

This is Hawks Ridge at Big Lake. Home, naturally. Visit our showhomes today to see it for yourself. Take Yellowhead Trail, turn north on Winterburn Rd. (215 Street) and follow the signs. www.HawksRidge.ca or facebook/HawksRidgeEdmonton

Front Garage Homes from the $399's Semi-detached Homes from the $305's all photos taken on location

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Interior Stylist Secrets Revealed WRITTEN BY: C. MARIE HEBSON

DESIGNERS HAVE PROCESSES AND CHECK LISTS LIKE ANY OTHER PROFESSION TO ENSURE THE JOB GETS DONE PERFECTLY. We employ the same concepts photo stylists use when they finesse spaces for portfolios and magazine spreads. So when you hit a design dilemma, try one of these stylist secrets.

Photograph your room in quadrants. Seeing your room in a photograph provides you with a clearer perspective. Your eye becomes more critical, and needed adjustments become more obvious.

Less is more. Don’t over accessorize every corner of a space. Try purposefully finding a large item that fills that void (large planter, bookshelf, art or plant) makes the room feel bigger, and your design more cohesive. 34

Colour harmony - weave your accent colour throughout. (see my June 2013 article). It isn’t necessary to use the exact same color in each room, you only need apply layers of the same color, varying the hues.

Add a pop of colour / any colour. You don’t have to be a fan of colour to appreciate it in small doses. Just a hint of something different can make the room feel more relaxed, approachable, especially with reds, or oranges.

Fresh flowers please. Buying fresh flowers every week gets pretty expensive, but by grouping same flowers that are more cost effective is the perfect finishing touch - any where, any time.


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Evolve Glenridding Located in Southwest Edmonton in Windermere Up to 1737 square feet Charming curb appeal and contemporary finishes

Starting from $377,400! Visit the showhome at 2018 Glenridding Gate SW Call Angela at 780.991.2337 for more details

Evolve Allard Located in Southwest Edmonton Up to 2300 square feet Hardwood, tile, and granite included

Starting from $445,600!

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Visit the showhome at 3322 Abbott Crescent SW Call Blair 780.909.9141 for more details

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Visit the showhome at 400 Churchill Crescent Call Wende at 780.952.1572 for more details

Evolve Starling Located just minutes from St.Albert Up to 2300 square feet with walkout lots and triple car garages available!

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Visit the showhome at 1 Santana Crescent, Fort Sask Call Chris at 780.995.6054 for more details

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Try before you buy. Especially for accessories. Create your vignette in the store to be sure you like how all the items are relating to one another in size, colour, texture, proportion and shape.

Taming the Clutter. Knickknacks scattered around a room look like clutter and lose their importance, by grouping them purposefully makes them look and feel like treasured items. Reflect your personality. We all have a favorite style or design genre, but be sure to add your personal touches that give tell us who you are, not just where you shop!

Eco-friendly. So important to add plants for that very important connection to nature, real plants also naturally improve indoor air quality.

Go graphic. Bold hits of colour in paint, wallpaper or art is a great way to add your personality.

Photos compiled are from websites that Marie shops at, various items chosen are befitting the mood and depict best choices for this article. Should you want information on any of these products, please contact interiorsBYDESIGNinc.

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Community Features Starling at Big Lake is a new neighbourhood in Northwest Edmonton that features single family and duplex homes. It is a unique community that focuses on creating a sustainable future through Low Impact Developments (LID). LID emphasizes conservation and the use of on-site natural features like bioswales, rain gardens and wetlands to protect water quality. • Constructed Wetlands are shallow ponds designed to improve water quality by minimizing pollution from runoff. • Existing Wetlands are considered a significant wildlife habitat for water birds and amphibians. • Bioswales are open drainage channels with dense vegetation designed to collect and move surface runoff. Implement a LID in your yard by simply installing a rain barrel to collect rain water for watering your plants and lawn. Get one FREE with your Starling at Big Lake home.

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So, we’ve just passed the half way mark of 2013 and it’s probably a good time to see how Alberta’s real estate market is doing and if today is a good time to be purchasing a new home. As some steam has come out of the national rhetoric about house prices collapsing, the fear of US sequestration cuts throwing them back into recession, and fears of European economic collapse have subsided a bit, it may not be surprising that Alberta housing markets, and Edmontons specifically, have improved. In fact, as we head into the second half of 2013 and 2014, buyers need to pay heed to what’s building around them.

Single family starts - a more balanced measure of activity - are up about 7% year over year so the NEW home market is experiencing good activity. Edmonton continues to be a magnet for job seekers and new migrants, both provincial and international. A steady influx of new households to our city have pushed the rental rate to basically 0 in many areas. This has the effect of raising rents and pushing people into ownership. That is surely happening today with many households opting for lower priced condos and multi-family homes. Not surprising then to see starts of multi-family homes up by 71% year over year at the end of May. Single family starts – a more balanced measure of activity – are up about 7% year over year, so the NEW home market is experiencing good activity. In March, builders also felt confident enough to start increasing prices, which appears to have had little impact on demand at this point. What is a bit out of balance is the dramatic increase in new communities and home sites of every kind. In 2003 the metro region had approximately 53 actively marketing sub-divisions which adequately supplied the market of the day. A scant ten years later the number of actively marketing sub-divisions is over 75, an increase of about 42%. Generally, today’s competitors bring much larger numbers of single family lots and multi-family opportunities to market than ten years ago. So, 2013 price increases may be a bit offset by an excessive amount of inventory sitting around with the new competition. Fast forward to 2014 40 NEW HOME GUIDE | AUGUST 2 - 30, 2013

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when the inventory gets absorbed and “economic news” turns more positive and prices could escalate quickly and dramatically. As much as these “basic drivers” impact real estate prices and performance, one factor that doesn’t get the attention it should is the impact of “news cycles” on demand. This may be the greatest driver of prices there is. Already, news is considerably more positive toward housing in Canada than three months ago. The news in Alberta is improving with retail sales for June up around 6% and job creation numbers and average wages rising at “pre-boom” levels. You pretty much can’t avoid coverage of the US housing recovery and its implications on global commodity prices. Even the hobgoblin of “pipeline constraints” is being mitagated a bit by massive growth in oil by rail which is helping Alberta producers get product to market. It’s likely we’ll hear some “positive news” on the Keystone pipeline and possibly one of the Canadian options by the fall, which would complete the positive picture for Alberta. Sure, threats exist in China and some of the BRIC countries, but the general macro situation for Alberta is getting its glow on again and that could mean significant changes to Edmonton’s housing market in 2014. There may be no time like the present to get your “housing” in order while we still enjoy excellent affordability in Edmonton, fantastic interest rates and a wonderful selection of home styles. That old saying, here today – gone tomorrow, may just be watch words for Edmonton real estate given the tremendous MOmentum building in the local economy.

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

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


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DEVELOPER: Canterra Developments Corp. BUILDERS: DiGiuseppe Interior Design, Las Palmas Estate Homes LOCATION: Poirer Ave, just off Sir Winston Churchill Ave.

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DEVELOPER: Genstar Development Co.  UILDERS: OPEN B LOCATION: Giroux Rd. & Lacombe Dr. DEVELOPER: Genstar Development Co. BUILDERS: Homexx Homes, Ironstone Homes, C2 Homes, San Rufo Homes, Vista Homes LOCATION: Northridge Dr. and Giroux Rd.

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DEVELOPER: VIP Development Group Of Companies BUILDERS: Open LOCATION: North on St. Albert Trail and turn right onto Coal Mine Road

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DEVELOPER: Upper Manor Pointe BUILDERS: Open LOCATION: Corner of Coal Mine Road & Starkey road

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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: Reid Worldwide Corporation BUILDERS: ReidBuilt Homes LOCATION: Fairway Drive 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: Qualico Communities BUILDERS: ReidBuilt Homes LOCATION: South on Boundary Rd at 44th Ave.

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

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]

SEPARATE SCHOOLS • JOHN PAUL II 5801 - 48 Street 963-2526 [1][2]

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•P  OPULATION: 21,500. •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.

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13 DEER PARK ESTATES

DEVELOPER: Robson Developments Ltd. BUILDERS: Challenger Homes LOCATION: Grove Drive & King Street

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

3 STONESHIRE

DEVELOPER: Melcor Developments Ltd. BUILDERS: Canyon Spring Master Builder, Stonegate Developments, Western Living Homes. LOCATION: Longeview Drive & Fairway Drive

4 HARVEST RIDGE

DEVELOPER: Lamont Land Inc. BUILDERS: Homexx Corporation, Montorio Homes LOCATION: Campsite Rd. & Grove Dr.

5 SPRUCE VILLAGE

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

6 JESPERDALE

DEVELOPER: Jesperdale Communities BUILDERS: ReidBuilt Homes, Encore Master Builder, Look Homes, Kimberley Homes LOCATION: North of Grove Drive.

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

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

9 SPRINGATE AT SPRUCE RIDGE

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

10 GREENBURY

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

11 MCLAUGHLIN

DEVELOPER: Melcor Developments BUILDERS: Bedrock Homes, Look Homes, Pacesetter Homes LOCATION: Westgrove Drive and McLaughlin Drive

DEVELOPER: Dyrbye Developments Ltd. BUILDERS: Open LOCATION: 2 miles North of Yellowhead Trail on highway 779 & 1.5 miles West on twp road 534 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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DEVELOPER: Beaverbrook Developments BUILDERS: Alquinn Homes, and Urbanage Homes LOCATION: Century Road, South of Highway 16 at Vanderbilt Common

15 THE WOODS AT KENTON

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

16 PRESCOTT

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

As Alberta’s 11th city, Spruce Grove is your city in the “country”. The place to live....naturally. for more information call (780) 962-7612 or visit our website at www.sprucegrove.org

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LOOKING FOR A JOB? ALBERTA BUILDER CONNECT JOB BOARD A career in the residential construction industry can mean many different things including working as an Architectural Technologist, Marketing Manager, Sales Professional, or possibly a Site Superintendent. The Alberta Builder Connect (ABC) job board provides you with a tool to find the right career, ensuring you have all the resources necessary to achieve your goals. The entire job search database is easily accessible. Simply search by keyword or by category and see all the recent jobs posted in Alberta. Learn more about popular career paths in the residential construction industry. Access valuable resources on resume writing and interview strategies to help you with your career search.

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Sabal Homes’ 2013 Golf Tournament was a smashing success, raising more than $9,000 for the Stollery Children’s Hospital The day’s events were full of

fun, long drives, water-logged golf balls, much-needed mulligans and various on-the-spot team competitions. Teams capped off the evening with an exciting silent auction, with all money raised being donated to the Stollery. “None of this would have been possible without the generosity of our valued partners in business, along with our Edmonton staff, all of whom enjoyed 18 holes at the Links at Spruce Grove, while contributing to the cause,” says Nicole McLaws, Sabal Homes’ marketing manager. “We’re thrilled to donate these funds to such a worthy organization, and are proud to have more than doubled the amount we raised in 2012.”

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The funds raised from the 2013 tournament will be directed to dedicated specialized equipment, sub-specialty medical education, and support research that will pave the way to the discovery of new treatments or cures for child health issues. In addition, these donations will fund specialized programs that improve patient and family outcomes at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. For more information, contact Nicole McLaws at nmclaws@hopewell.com or 403.298.8128.


DEVELOPER: Touchmark BUILDERS: Phase 1: Westhill Construction Ltd. Phase 2: Celebration Homes LOCATION: 183 St & Lessard Road

7 COPPERWOOD

DEVELOPER: The Grange South West Property Corporation BUILDERS: Open LOCATION: Hemingway Rd. & 199 Street (between 45 Ave. & 62 Ave.)

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DEVELOPER: Lewis Estates Communities Inc. BUILDERS: ReidBuilt Homes, Challenger Homes, Landmark Homes, Western Living Homes, Canyon Spring Master Builder, Marquee Homes, Paulmac Developments, Lincolnberg Master Builder MEADOWLANDS ESTATES Homexx Corporation, Western Living Homes,Canyon Spring Master Builder, Stonegate Developments MEADOWLANDS Encore Master Builder, Landmark Legacy Homes, Lincolnberg Master Builder SUDER GREENS Reid Built Homes, Challenger Homes, Landmark Homes, Hillview Homes LOCATION: West of Anthony Henday on 87th Ave.(Webber Greens Dr.) WEBBER GREENS Estate Homes-Western Living Homes, Canyon Spring Master Builder, Marquee Homes, Move-Up Homes-Landmark Homes, Challenger Homes, Reid Built Homes

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DEVELOPER: Reid Worldwide Corporation BUILDERS: ReidBuilt Homes LOCATION: Corner of Lessard Road & 180th Street

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DEVELOPER: Alldritt Land Corporation LP BUILDERS: Open LOCATION: 178 Street south to Lessard Road turn on Danbury Boulevard & follow the signs

4 RIVER POINTE AT CAMERON HEIGHTS

DEVELOPER: Delta Square Properties Inc. BUILDERS: Open to the public LOCATION: Take Anthony Henday turn on Cameron Heights Dr.

5 HAMPTON TERRACE

DEVELOPER: Qualico Communities BUILDERS: Rohit Communities, Sterling Homes LOCATION: Lessard Road & 199 Street

DEVELOPER: Cameron Heights Joint Venture BUILDERS: Canyon Spring Master Builder, Hillview Homes Master Builder, Landmark Homes, Darren’s Homes, Classic Landmark Homes, Pacesetter Homes, Kanvi Homes, Marcson Homes, Look Homes LOCATION: South on Anthony Henday to Cameron Heights Drive.

9 HAMPTON POINTE

DEVELOPER: Beaverbrook Developments BUILDERS: MacLachlan & Mitchell Homes, Bedrock Homes, Dolce Vita Homes LOCATION: Take Anthony Henday, turn West on Lessard Road.

10 GRANVILLE

DEVELOPER: Alldritt Land Corporation LP BUILDERS: Alldritt Homes, Bedrock Homes, Crimson Cove Homes, Infiniti MasterBuilt, Kanvi Homes, Kimberley CustomBuilt, Pacesetter Homes, Parkwood Master Builder, San Rufo Homes LOCATION: SW corner of Whitemud Dr. and Guardian Rd.

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DEVELOPER: Hopewell Residential Communities BUILDERS: Daytona Homes Master Builder, Innovations by Jayman, Jayman MasterBUILT, Prominent Homes, Sabal Homes LOCATION: North of Whitemud Dr. on 215 Street

12 WOODHAVEN -EDGEMONT DEVELOPER: Walton Development and Management LP BUILDERS: Montorio Homes, Coventry Homes, Sabal Homes, Pacesetter Homes LOCATION: 199street and 35 ave

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Wayne Karl is an awardwinning 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

HOW HAVE THE

new mortgage rules affected you? by WAYNE KARL IT’S BEEN SLIGHTLY MORE THAN A YEAR SINCE THE LATEST ROUND

of mortgage rule changes took place – July 9, 2012, to be exact. At the time, there was much hand-wringing from various parties – from builder associations to real estate experts to economists – that the new regulations would have too much of a cooling effect, at a time when the economy was wavering and parts of the housing market were softening. A common concern was that many young, prospective homebuyers would be negatively impacted by the new rules, and the fallout would trickle down and cause a slowdown in the overall housing market. Did such predictions turn out to be true? FIRST, LET’S REVISIT THE CHANGES: » The maximum amortization period was reduced to 25 years from 30. It was 35 years in 2008, and was reduced to 30 years in 2011. » The maximum amount of equity homeowners can take out of their homes when refinancing was lowered to 80 per cent from 85. » Insured mortgages would be available only to homes with a purchase price of less than $1 million. » The maximum gross debt service ratio was fi xed at 39 per cent and the maximum total debt service ratio at 44 per cent. Like most things real estate, the answer as to the accuracy of the forecasts depends on the specifics – of market location and type, and who the buyers are. At least one source, BMO Bank of Montreal, has produced a report that suggests fear of the changes may have been unwarranted: the majority (66 per cent) of fi rst-time buyers indicate that the changes have not 50 NEW HOME GUIDE | AUGUST 2 - 30, 2013

affected their timeline for buying their first home; one-in-five (19 per cent) said the changes have prompted them to wait longer to buy, while 14 per cent will buy sooner. BMO, in fact, goes as far as to say the new mortgage rules actually helped the real estate market, not hinder it, in that they contributed to a soft landing. “While Canadian home sales weakened markedly at the time of the mortgage changes a year ago, they have since stabilized and have even partially recovered in recent months,” says Doug Porter, chief economist, BMO Capital Markets. The survey also reveals that first-time buyers in Ontario are the most likely (76 per cent) to say that the mortgage rule changes will not affect their buying timeline. Buyers in BC – particularly Vancouver, Canada’s most expensive market – meanwhile, are the most likely (33 per cent) to wait longer to buy their first home because of the measures. Although shorter amortizations, in this case, were mandated by government, BMO and other lenders have long stressed the advantages of paying off your mortgage as quickly as possible. Saving as large a down payment as possible, getting pre-approved for a mortgage, choosing a shorter amortization and stresstesting your mortgage at higher rates are among the most responsible approaches you can take to home financing. It’s up to you whether you want to thank the federal government for such a reminder.


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INFINITI MASTER BUILDER is proud to showcase their newest showhome, The CASA, a two-storey, 2,968 square-foot estate home in the west end community of the Estates of Granville. A seamless blend of functionality and beauty, this family home is one where you can live in luxury, work with ease, and relax in comfort. With an incredible kitchen, 5 unique bedrooms, coffered ceilings and so many more stunning features, The CASA is sure to impress.

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nce in a blue moon, you come across a home that is unlike any other. The new showhome by INFINITI MASTER BUILDER is one such home. The CASA, a two-storey, 2,968-sq.-ft. estate home in the west end community of the Estates of Granville, showcases the imaginative vision of this custom builder. A seamless blend of functionality and beauty, this family home is one where you can live in luxury, work with ease and relax in comfort. Marina Plewes, principal with INFINITI MASTER BUILDER says that in the CASA, as in all of its other homes, the company has considered what today’s families need. “Families are increasing in size, and there are more blended families, so it is important to create spaces that

will work for them,” she says. To accommodate the larger family, the CASA has four bedrooms with a fifth in the lower level. Being a custom builder, however, INFINITI can work with each client to design a home that fits them. INFINITI MASTER BUILDER is also attentive to storage and organizational needs. In every room throughout the home, cabinets, closets, shelving and niches are prominent. The foyer, for example, has a definite “wow” factor. The built-in storage unit of rich cherry wood (which is used throughout the home) is not only functional but is a stunning statement piece as well. And not seen often in a foyer is a coffer ceiling, which completes the stunning entrance of this home.


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INFINITI’s ingenuity shines. This Art Wall incorporates a hardwood wall with cherry wood art niches, each with soft lighting to accent treasured art pieces. The foyer opens to the vestibule. Here is where INFINITI MASTER BUILDER’s ingenuity shines. The company has created an Art Wall by incorporating a hardwood wall with cherry wood art niches, each with soft lighting to accent the art pieces. Just to the left of the vestibule is a unique his-and-her den. The two built-in desks and cabinets are mirror images of each other. Custom-built filing cabinets, drawers, open shelving and large corkboards above the desks will keep work organized. Sliding glass doors provide privacy, yet keep you connected with the rest of the home. The spectacular kitchen has been created with epicurean flair. Functional yet handsome, it features plenty of cabinets, an oversized island with an eating area, and a beverage centre with a wine fridge and storage. Along with a gas cooktop, there is also a wall oven and a warming drawer. Add to these the granite countertops, a unique full-height metallic tile backsplash, plus cherry cabinetry, and this kitchen becomes a sophisticated and highly useable space. 56 New home Guide | AUGUST 2 - 30, 2013


While there is certainly plenty of storage in the kitchen, you’ll find more space in the walkthrough pantry with deep adjustable shelves, a drop-zone for phones and keys, as well as a pull out recycling centre. The pantry leads to a large mudroom off the garage entrance with a locker station – a long bench with shoe storage beneath, hooks above and more storage. The dining nook off the kitchen has a unique and sophisticated wallpapered ceiling. It’s these little touches and details that set INFINITI MASTER BUILDER apart, and the great room further proves this. The linear fireplace has a quartz surround and is complemented with a cherry wood mantel and flanking cabinets and shelves. “This home is a transitional style,” explains Plewes. “You’ll see details such as wainscoting and coffered ceilings that make it traditional, but there are also modern touches such as the linear fireplace and the funky light fixture in the formal dining room.” Indeed, the formal dining room has a classic feel with its wallpaper and circular coffered ceiling, but the funky light fixture adds an element of modern surprise.

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All of this luxury continues into the private master ensuite. Relax and watch TV in the deep soaker tub. The tile shower has a rain shower head and a hand shower. A circular staircase leads you to the upstairs. The cherry railing and stainless steel spindles add class, but the real conversation piece is the vertical LED lighting recessed in the staircase wall. “This use of this lighting has not been done before,” says Plewes. “It’s quite unique, but also has a practical purpose.” Four bedrooms make up the bulk of the second floor, and each has its own distinct personality. A fun, dream tween room is generously sized and includes a walk-in closet. A second child’s room is Lego inspired. This custom-designed room has colourful, giant Lego blocks that serve as storage, a bunk bed and a play area. A third bedroom is a sweetly decorated nursery with a circular crib. The master suite exudes sophistication and a touch of Hollywood glam. A king sized bed fits comfortably in front of a custom headboard, backlit with a soft glow. The glamour continues with Swarovski crystal lights sparkling in the curved wall, and crystal lighting in the ensuite and the walk in closet. All of this luxury continues into the private master ensuite. Relax and watch TV in the deep soaker tub. The tile shower has a rain shower head and a hand shower. Lighted mirrors hang over the granite topped dual vanity, complete with a glass tile backsplash. A dream laundry room is placed on the upper floor – just where all the laundry is. Loads of cabinets and storage, a sink and large work area make doing laundry much easier. 58 New home Guide | AUGUST 2 - 30, 2013

The finished lower level of the CASA adds another 1,116 sq. ft. of living space. Another circular staircase takes you downstairs, where you immediately come upon the wine cellar. A backlit rosewood and stainless steel racking system is visible behind a glass wall. Across from the cellar is a wine tasting station. A fifth bedroom is ideal for guests or for a teen who wants more privacy. A full bathroom is conveniently located near the bedroom. Cosy up to a traditional style fireplace in the family room. A bar table by the wet bar and beverage centre is ready for games. Or pile onto the massive couch for a family movie night in the media room. “With the CASA, we are creating ideas to spark the imagination,” says Plewes. “INFINITI is a custom builder, so we discuss what our clients’ needs are. The client becomes an integral part of the process every step of the way.” INFINITI MASTER BUILDER builds in the greater Edmonton area, including the Estates of Granville and acreage developments. Take the time to see the CASA at 3943 Ginsburg Cres. NW in the Estates of Granville. It will be well worth it. For more information, visit infinitimasterbuilder.com


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Just Released Stage 3B Lots Now Available! Alldritt Land Corporation is pleased to announce the release of new lots in Stage 3B. Stage 3B consists of 84 single family lots, with building pockets ranging from 26 to 32 feet. Stage 3B is located at the south end of the 305 acre Granville neighbourhood, with access off 62nd Avenue and Hemingway Road. Please visit our show homes in Stage 1 at the corner of Guardian Road and Whitemud Drive for more information.

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

8 LARCH PARK

DEVELOPER: Melcor Developments BUILDERS: Ace Lange Homes, Birkholz Homes, Carriage Signature Homes, Landmark Classic Homes, Habitat Studio, Perry Signature Homes Inc. LOCATION: next to Whitemud Creek Ravine

9 CREEKWOOD CHAPPELLE

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

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10 WINDERMERE SOUTH 1 AMBLESIDE IN WINDERMERE

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

2 LANGDALE IN WINDERMERE

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

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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

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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.

5 KESWICK ON THE RIVER

DEVELOPER: MLC Group 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)

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

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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.

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DEVELOPER: Beaverbrook Developments BUILDERS: Bedrock Homes, Dolce Vita Homes, Western Living Homes LOCATION: Winderemere Blvd. West of 170 Street

6 RIVERPOINTE AT WINDERMERE DEVELOPER: VIP Development Group. BUILDERS: Open LOCATION: North of 9th Ave. and 170 St.

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Introducing the Urban Series by Kanvi Homes. This new series offers all the modern hallmarks of Kanvi, but at a price-point accessible for the first or second-time home buyers. We bring together the benefits of new home construction with modern and contemporary design that complement the family lifestyle. Ambleside Showhome 3691 Allan Drive SW Area Manager: Betty Semeniuk Phone: 780 862 9012 Email: betty@kanvihomes.com

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*Price includes lot, home & GST. Price subject to change without notice.

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Are you financially fit? Most people are financially flabby. How fit are you? by gail vaz-oxlade People spend a lot of time worrying about what they eat, how much they weigh and how healthy their hearts are. According to Statistics Canada, life expectancy rose by almost 2.5 years for men and by almost 1.5 years for women between 1986 and 1996. But while we are all living longer and healthier lives, financial fitness isn’t always a reality. Only 30 per cent of Canadians follow a monthly budget, while just 40 per cent of us have a formal financial plan in place. Yikes! The fallout of all this inactivity (is it inattention or procrastination?) is that the realities of Canadians’ lives are a long way off their expectations. The CIBC Financial Health Poll conducted by COMPAS Inc., showed that 37 per cent of those who retired and then returned to work did so because they didn’t have enough money. What would they have done differently if they could do it all over? Well, 60 per cent say that in hindsight they would have started investing earlier and they would have saved more. Hmmm. More than just having enough money, our level of financial fitness reflects our ability to bring our current and future needs into balance. To have a balanced financial plan, you must set some realistic goals. Just as most athletes have specific goals towards which they consistently work, the key to financial fitness is to set achievable goals and consistently work towards them. What weighs most heavily on your mind? Very likely there will be several issues competing for your limited financial resources. Do you want to accumulate a specific amount of money, eliminate your mortgage or pay off that new car? Weighing each of your goals against the others will help you to see which are the most important ones. 68 New home Guide | AUGUST 2 - 30, 2013

There are no right or wrong answers at this point. Right now, you’re just laying the plan. Later, if you want to double-check it, you can ask your financial adviser to look it over and see what’s missing. Okay, it’s time to pick up a pen and get to work. ›› Make a list of everything you want to achieve ›› Make sure you’ve covered each of the seven areas of a financial plan ›› Prioritize your list ›› Pick two goals ›› Make sure your goals are realistic ›› Set some dates ›› Write it all down ›› Check your progress every six months Having decided where you want to be, you need to determine where you are now so you can size up the gap. Complete a net worth statement to see just how balanced your finances are and update this statement annually. It is your scorecard of how much your efforts are paying off. Next, do a budget so you can see exactly where your money goes each month. Estimate how much you spend monthly, track your expenses for about three months, and revise your budget to reflect your actual expenditures. Don’t cop out and say, “Well I had unusually high expenses this month because...” Emergencies always crop up, and part of being financially fit is having a plan for dealing with those nasty little surprises. Now look at your income relative to your expenses. If your expenses seem too high, you can either cut back on what you’re spending or increase your income. ›› Consider a part-time job to boost your earnings on a short-term basis. ›› If you have extra space, think about renting a part of your home for extra income or sharing your home to reduce your living expenses. ›› Consolidate bank accounts to save on fees. ›› Brown-bag it for a few months to trim your waistline and your budget. ›› Share newspapers, magazines and books with friends and co-workers. ›› Park the car. Having done your warm-up exercises – you’ve written your financial goals down in order of priority, completed a net worth statement and set up a budget – you now have to decide how to meet your goals. Let’s say you plan to start an investment program. You want to save $25,000 over the next five years. If you’re looking at your budget and thinking, “There’s just no way!” maybe you need to adjust your time frame. Or perhaps you need to look at how you’re investing your savings. One rule of investing is C O N T I N U E D on p a g e 7 2 . . . .


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the longer you have to reach your goal, and the more your money earns during that time, the less you have to set aside each year. If you haven’t already done so, establishing an emergency fund for large, unforeseen expenses or temporary job loss should be a priority. Ideally, your emergency fund should be able to support you for three to six months. If someone in your household shares the expenses, consider how long it would take him or her to find another job. Check over your accounts and make sure you’re getting the most for the least. There’s no point in paying for services that you’ll use only once in a blue moon. Little things like choosing a passbook option rather than receiving a statement can save you money. If you can reduce or eliminate your fees by maintaining a specific minimum balance, consider consolidating your accounts to reduce your costs. If maintaining a monthly balance is a problem, then you’ll have to compare individual service charges to choose the least expensive account for your purposes. Attracted to the “packaged” accounts? Take the time to compare the individual fees with the package costs to see if you come out ahead. The idea is to pay for only the services you’ll use. Now it’s time to look at your debt. Begin by eliminating credit card balances and consumer loans. Often people pay only the minimum required without realizing how much interest costs work against their overall plan. If you have several cards with high balances, consider a consolidation loan to reduce your interest costs. Does your card charge a high rate of interest? Transfer your balance to lower cost card. If you have only a small amount to work off, put your cards away until the debt is cleared. Once you’re debt-free, by all means take advantage of the convenience credit cards offer, but keep tight control of them and pay your balance off in full every month. Prepare for the risks of everyday life. The risks we seem to deal with quite easily are property insurance, car insurance, contents insurance. The risks we tend to overlook are those associated with our economic earning power. If you or your partner were to die or become ill or disabled and unable to work, would your family have the resources to meet their day-to-day needs? It’s a tough question to face, but the consequences of not facing it can be even tougher on your family. ›› L ife insurance will protect your family’s standard of living if you die. ›› D  isability insurance will provide you with an income if you cannot work due to illness or injury. ›› C  ritical illness insurance will pay you a lump sum if you are diagnosed with a specific illness. ›› L ong-term care insurance will pay the bills should you (or other members of your family) need in-home or facility care. Don’t forget to do some retirement planning. The only one you can count on is you. Through means testing of pension and age tax credits, and reduction in senior’s benefits, the government is saying loudly and clearly “You are responsible for providing for yourself.” Thankfully, we still have Registered Retirement Savings Plans. Any money contributed to an RRSP remains taxdeferred until the funds are withdrawn. And since investments held in RRSPs also grow on a tax-deferred basis, they grow much more quickly than investments held outside an RRSP. 72 New home Guide | AUGUST 2 - 30, 2013

Gail Vaz-Oxlade is the host of Til Debt Do Us Part, author of Debt Free Forever and blogs daily at gailvazoxlade.com. Follow Gail on Twitter at twitter.com/GailVazOxlade

Despite the fact that almost everyone should have a will and a power of attorney, many people don’t. Some think their wishes will be carried out by a family member or that they do not have enough money to justify the cost of making a will. Others avoid making a will because their personal circumstances – marriages, divorces and accumulated children and stepchildren – just seem too complex to unravel. However, if you die without a will, trying to figure out who gets what, and when, can be a mess. And your estate may end up paying more in fees and taxes than it should, leaving less for your loved ones. Partnered? Have your wills drawn up together so that they reflect an integrated estate plan. Review and update your will every three or four years, especially when family circumstances change (weddings, divorces, births, and deaths all result in changes in family structure), your financial circumstances change, new legislation is implemented, or you change your province or country of residence. Financial fitness isn’t achieved overnight. It takes time, a sound plan, a strong commitment and, perhaps, a financial coach. If you are serious about taking control of your finances and about your independence, you too can become financially fit. Believe in yourself and in your own ability to take charge. Then just do it! See you in the winner’s circle.


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2 LAKE SUMMERSIDE

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

4 SUNSET VALLEY ESTATES

DEVELOPER: VIP Development Group of Companies BUILDERS: Open LOCATION: South Of Ellerslie Rd. between 66 Street & 75 Street

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DEVELOPER: Qualico Communities BUILDERS: Pacesetter Homes, Sterling Homes, Look Homes LOCATION: James Mowatt Trail & Rutherford Rd.

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

7 WILLOW HAVEN

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

8 WALKER LAKES STATION

 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 LOCATION: South of Ellerslie Rd. on 66 St.

9 ALLARD

 EVELOPER: United Communities D BUILDERS: Caliber Master Builder, Kimberley Homes, White Eagle Homes, Parkwood Master Builder LOCATION: 111th Street & 30th Ave

 EVELOPER: MLC Group / JCA Financial D BUILDERS: Innovations by Jayman, Landmark Legacy, Rohit Communities, Jayman MasterBuilt, Sterling Homes LOCATION: South on James Mowatt Trail and South of 30 Avenue SW

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DEVELOPER:Brookfield Residential 4 BUILDERS:Front attached Homes: Homes by Avi, Sterling Homes, Jayman MasterBUILT Rear-Detached Homes: Landmark Legacy Homes, Daytona Master Builder SemiDetached: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 Beaumont area BUILDERS: RSL - Kirkland, Landmark, Morrison and Montorio Duplex - Morrison, Montorio and Innovations by Jayman LOCATION: South on Ellerslie to 66th Street.

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DEVELOPER: Melcor Developments BUILDERS: Bedrock Homes Coventry Homes, Landmark Homes Parkwood Master Builder,Trend Homes Lincolnberg Master Builder LOCATION : Southeast Edmonton south of Ellerslie Road on 66th Street

16 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)

17 CHARELSWORTH

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

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Steps for homeowners to recover from flooding

As the flood waters have receded in

most areas of the province, the long process of recovery begins. Experts estimate damages from the floods, mostly in southern Alberta, will total as much as $5 billion. The cost of these damages will be borne by: » Municipal, provincial and federal governments; » Insurance and reinsurance companies; and » Individual businesses and residents. At this point, the proportion of damages each party will incur is unclear. Understandably, this is particularly unsettling for residents. What’s more, many people are struggling to understand what insurance policies cover. This is because each class of insurance treats flood damage differently. Protection against flood damage can be added to most commercial insurance policies purchased by businesses, condo corporations and farms. Similarly, protection against flood damage is typically included in the comprehensive coverage option available under most auto insurance policies. On the other hand, flood damage is specifically excluded from most home insurance policies in Canada. Government assistance programs exist for homeowners and tenants suffering flood damage. It’s important to note that flood damage is distinct from water and sewer backup damage. Most home insurance policies provide some form of protection against water and sewer backup damage. In some cases, you may need to specifically add, and pay for, this protection.

Protection against flood damage can be added to most commercial insurance policies purchased by businesses, condo corporations and farms.

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Adding to the confusion for homeowners and tenants is the fact that seemingly similar home insurance coverages, like sewer backup protection, can differ by company. For example, some policies exclude loss or damage caused both directly and indirectly by flood. If your policy excludes damage caused indirectly by flood, then you may not be protected against sewer backup damage even if no flood waters entered your home. That’s because the sewer backup damage was indirectly caused by flood. So, what should you do if you suffer flood damage? The first step is to file a claim with your home insurance provider. You should do this even if you suspect your claim may not be covered based on what you’ve heard from others. As mentioned, each insurance company offers different coverage. Even if both you and your neighbor are insured by the same company, your policy may be different. For example, you may have added sewer backup protection to your policy whereas your neighbor may not have. Your claim will be assessed based on your policy and situation. Your next step should be to apply for assistance from the Alberta Disaster Recovery Program. For information on this Program, call 1.888.671.1111 or visit alberta.ca/ extremerainfall.cfm. You should apply for assistance even if you are waiting to learn if your home insurance claim is covered. If your claim is covered, your insurance company will assist you with the repair process. If your claim is not covered, ask for a letter indicating so. This letter will assist you if you choose to escalate the matter. You may also need to submit this letter as part of your application to the Alberta Disaster Recovery Program. Then, begin your clean-up. Take notes and pictures of the damage to your home and property. Keep track of the hours you spend cleaning and the costs you incur. You will need to submit these to the Alberta Disaster Recovery Program.

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If your application is approved, the Program will cover the costs of returning essential property to its condition prior to the flood. The Alberta Disaster Recovery Program will assess your application. If your application is approved, the Program will cover the costs of returning essential property to its condition prior to the flood. If you are still unable to return to your home, you may be eligible for the preloaded debit cards being offered by the government. For more information on these cards, call 1.888.671.1111 or visit alberta.ca/preloaded-debit-card.cfm What if you have concerns with your home insurance claim or wish to escalate it? The insurance industry hasn’t always had the best reputation, but in recent years things have changed. Today, most companies try to find ways to cover (rather than deny) claims based on policy terms. Nonetheless, disputes, mistakes and misunderstandings do happen. If you have concerns with your home insurance claim or wish to escalate it, take a few minutes to write down your concerns and what you believe should be done to resolve them. Then, contact the individuals or organizations listed below.

reviewing and responding to complaints, not just those relating to claims. Before approaching the ombudsperson, make sure you first attempt to resolve the matter with the handling adjuster and claims manager. The General Insurance OmbudService (GIO).

The adjuster handling your claim.

Share your concerns and proposed remedies with the adjuster and ask for an explanation or a response. If you speak with the adjuster, follow-up your conversation with an email and ask the adjuster to do the same.

This organization provides consumers with a free, independent and impartial process to resolve auto, commercial and home insurance complaints. Before you can apply to the GIO for assistance, you must first attempt to resolve the matter with the insurance company’s ombudsperson.

The agent (or broker) who sold you the policy.

Share your concerns and proposed remedies with the agent. Ask the agent to contact the insurance company and to appeal on your behalf. Also ask the agent to review your policy to make sure you’re properly covered. The insurance company’s claims manager.

If your concerns are still not addressed, ask the handling adjuster to escalate the matter to the company’s claims manager, director or vice-president. Again, request any explanations or responses be provided to you in writing. The insurance company’s ombudsperson.

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The provincial insurance regulator.

The insurance industry in Canada is highly regulated. As such, you have the option of filing an official complaint with the provincial insurance regulator. As is the case with the GIO, the insurance regulator will often require that you have exhausted all other options before they will review your complaint. In addition to the individuals and organizations listed above, you can contact your local Better Business Bureau to file a complaint. You can also take legal action against your insurance company. Taking legal action should be your very last resort, as this will be your most costly option.


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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

 UILDERS: Landmark Homes, Homes B by AVI, JDL Homes, Landmark Legacy Homes, Landmark Communities, Coventry Homes LOCATION: From Whitemud go South on 17 Street & follow the signs to Tamarack Gate

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DEVELOPER: Dundee Developments

 UILDERS: Coventry Homes, B Greenboro 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 Homes, Landmark Homes, Landmark Legacy, Lincolnberg Master Builder, Landmark Communities, Bedrock Homes LOCATION: Maple Road (38th Avenue NW) and 8th Street

6 WILLOW HAVEN

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

7 TAMARACK COMMON

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


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

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

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1 COLONIALE ESTATES

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

2 GOUDREAU TERRACE

DEVELOPER: Qualico Communities BUILDERS: Landmark Homes LOCATION: 50th Avenue & 62nd Street

3 PLACE CHALEUREUSE

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

4 TRIOMPHE ESTATES

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

6 RUISSEAU

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

7 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)

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1 ASPEN TRAILS/EMERALD HILLS

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.

2  SHERWOOD GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES

DEVELOPER: VIP Development Group BUILDERS: Open LOCATION: South of Wye Rd. on Range Rd. 233 Across from Fountain Creek Estates

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

4 ARDROSSAN HEIGHTS

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!

5 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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DEVELOPER: Qualico Communities BUILDERS: Stardust Homes, Open LOCATION: Coady Blvd. & McDowell Wynd, South of Rollyview Rd.

2 TRIBUTE

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

3 BRIDGEPORT

DEVELOPER: Melcor Developments Ltd. BUILDERS: Santos Construction Ltd., Encore Master Builder, McLean & McLean Custom Homes Ltd., Western Living Homes LOCATION: Take 50 Ave,turn right on Bridgeport Crossing

4 WINDROSE

DEVELOPER: Maclab Enterprises B  UILDERS: 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

5 SUNTREE

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

•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.

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DEVELOPER: Melcor Developments Ltd. BUILDERS: Encore Master Builder Santos Construction Ltd., Homexx Corporation LOCATION: West on 50th Ave, South on West Haven Boulevard

7 SOUTHFORK

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

8 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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It can take a long time to build up clutter and just as

long to clear it out. You know it’s been put off for far too long, but sometimes the procrastination is caused because you don’t know where to start. Make a plan and find the right place to start. Work on one thing at a time and you’ll find, drawer by drawer, closet by closet and room by room, it will eventually all get done. Where to start? One of the most common questions is, “Where do I start?” Picking a place to begin can often be the biggest obstacle to decluttering, immobilizing us from taking action. Think about what you are making room for. If your goal is to unload some “financial burdens,” the logical place to start is the home office where the financial papers are piled. If your goal is to have more romance in your life, it would make sense to start the organizing process in the bedroom. Plan before de-cluttering Before beginning any de-cluttering project, determine in advance how you will dispose of the items you no longer want. If you have valuable pieces and would like to sell them, decide whether you will do this yourself or hire someone to do it for you. If you would like them to go to charity, which one and where is it located? It’s not until those boxes and bags leave your home that you will reap the full rewards of de-cluttering. Planning in advance will curb procrastination and ensure full completion of the task. Begin with the “no-brainers” Toss old newspapers, things that are broken or have missing parts and clothing items that are permanently damaged. If you can devote 10 minutes a day to this process, you’ll be amazed at how much progress you can make in just one week. The important thing is to block out time every single day to do it. Jump-start your spring cleaning with baby steps Start the clearing process with a “best before” box. If you can’t quite bring yourself to let go of certain items, even though you aren’t using them, consider packing them in a box and writing a “best before” date on it six months away. Put this date on your

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calendar as a reminder. If you don’t go into that box again before the expiry date, donate it to charity without opening it again. Empty spaces result in smiling faces When reorganizing a closet, a dresser or a cupboard, empty it out first. It’s motivating and gratifying to see the space empty. You are also likely to sort through the contents more thoroughly. However, when organizing a large area, empty only a section at a time, sort it and then move on to the next section. Overcome procrastination If you’ve got an unfinished project hanging over your head but can’t seem to motivate yourself to work on it, take a moment to think about what the payoff of completion would be. Write three benefits of completing the project and keep this where you’ll see it throughout the day.


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•R  ECREATIONAL FACILITIES: Arena, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Ball Diamonds, Soccer Fields, Golf Course, Campground, Tennis Courts, and Community Centre. •M  EDICAL FACILITIES: Hospital, 2 Medical Clinics, and Local Ambulance.

1 Hwy 19

1 THE RAVINES OF DEVON DEVELOPER: Qualico Communities BUILDERS: Open LOCATION: South on Michigan

Street, left on Ravine Drive

•P  ARKS & PATHWAYS: Numerous Parks, Walking, Biking and Cross Country Ski Trails.

2 FAIRFAX LANE

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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• SCHOOLS: 3 Public schools, 1 Christian school & 1 Catholic school. • GROCERY: Garden Market IGA, Extra Foods

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DEVELOPER: Strata Developments BUILDERS: High Grade Homes, Rosecroft Homes, Open LOCATION: 51 St. & Landing Trail Dr.

•G  IBBONS SCHOOL 4908 - 51 Avenue 923-2240 [Gr. 5-9] •S  TURGEON COMPOSITE HIGH SCHOOL On Hwy. 37, one km. east of Hwy. 28 973-3301 [Gr. 10-12] • LANDING  TRAIL SCHOOL 5325 - 37 Avenue 923-2899 [Gr. K-4] • REDWATER SCHOOL 5023 - 50 Avenue 942-3625 [Gr. 5-12]

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• LOCATED: Along the banks of the scenic North Saskatchewan River, 15 minutes southwest of Edmonton on Highway 60, 10 minutes from the International Airport.

 EVELOPER: Strata Developments D BUILDERS: Rosecroft Homes, Dynasty Builders, Morrow Homes, Open LOCATION: 53 St. & 40 Ave.


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DEVELOPER: MLC Group/Cathton Holdings BUILDERS: Landmark Communities, Tristate Signature Homes, Active Homes, Impact Homes, IRONCO Master Builder, Integra Homes LOCATION: Junction of Hwy. 21 and Hwy. 15 on 94 Street

2 SOUTHFORT RIDGE

5 FOREST RIDGE IN WEST PARK

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

6 WEST WOODLANDS

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

DEVELOPER: Strata Developments BUILDERS: Anez Homes, CMK Homes, Eminent Developments, Glenora Homes, Rockshore Homes, Rundle Homes LOCATION: Southfort Blvd & Ridgeland Way

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3 SOUTHFORT MEADOWS

DEVELOPER: Strata Developments BUILDERS: Homexx Homes, Landover Homes, Stoneridge Homes LOCATION: Southfort Drive & Meadowview Drive

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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NOW UNTIL AUG. 31/13 FREE A/C, MAPLE STAIN RAILINGS AND GRANITE THROUGHOUT THE KITCHEN AND BATHROOMS ONLY ON OUR RPL MODELS. CONTRACT MUST BE SIGNED BY AUG. 31/13. INQUIRE AT SHOWHOME FOR MORE DETAILS

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Mortgage INterest rates VARIABLE

6 months

1 year

2 years

3 years

4 years

5 years

Mortgage Types ATB Financial

2.500

4.000

3.100

3.140

3.550

4.390

3.540

Bank of Montreal

3.100

4.000

3.140

3.140

3.750

4.540

5.140

Bank of Nova Scotia

3.100

4.550

3.750

3.890

3.990

4.390

4.990

BMO

3.100

4.000

3.140

3.140

3.750

4.540

5.140

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3.240

3.390

3.250

3.720

3.640

CIBC Mortgages

3.000

4.450

3.090

3.140

3.750

4.390

5.140

Canadian Western Bank

3.200

4.000

3.140

3.140

3.750

4.540

5.140

Canadian Western Trust

3.200

4.000

3.140

3.140

3.750

4.540

5.140

Effort Trust

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4.450

3.250

3.600

3.900

4.500

4.950

Equitable Bank

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-

3.140

3.140

3.750

4.540

5.140

First Calgary Financial

-

4.000

2.390

2.670

2.790

2.890

3.190

First National Financial

2.600

3.950

2.990

2.890

3.090

3.240

3.540

HSBC Bank Canada

3.100

4.450

3.600

3.950

4.450

4.990

5.240

-

3.950

2.790

2.890

2.940

3.090

3.490

ICICI Bank Canada

3.050

-

3.150

3.650

3.640

3.690

3.990

ING Direct

2.750

-

3.000

3.000

2.999

3.090

3.390

Investors Group Trust

3.000

4.200

3.140

3.140

3.750

4.540

5.140

Laurentian Bank Canada

3.200

4.400

3.140

3.190

3.750

4.540

5.140

London Life

3.000

4.200

3.140

3.140

3.750

4.540

5.140

Manulife Bank

3.000

4.450

3.000

3.150

3.200

3.250

3.290

Manulife Trust

-

4.450

3.000

3.150

3.200

3.250

3.200

Meridian Credit Union

2.850

4.450

3.100

3.140

3.550

2.980

3.290

National Bank

3.200

4.400

3.140

3.140

3.750

4.540

5.140

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4.500

3.100

3.350

3.550

3.850

3.950

President’s Choice Fin’l

3.000

6.040

3.140

3.150

3.290

3.490

3.690

RMG Mortgages

3.000

-

2.890

2.890

2.990

3.090

3.190

Royal Bank of Canada

3.000

4.000

3.140

3.140

3.750

4.540

5.140

Servus Credit Union

-

4.000

3.100

3.140

3.750

4.390

5.140

Steinbach Credit Union

-

-

2.500

2.600

2.700

2.800

3.000

3.000

4.000

3.090

3.140

3.650

4.540

5.140

Teachers Credit Union

-

-

3.100

3.090

3.550

3.890

4.090

Windsor Family C.U.

-

4.450

3.000

3.050

3.550

3.950

3.990

Your Neighbourhood C.U.

-

-

3.400

3.500

3.600

3.650

3.340

Bridgewater Bank

Home Trust Company

Peace Hills Trust

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Prepared by CANNEX on july 15, 2013. This information is current as of the date and time posted and is subject to change without notice. © Copyright 2013 CANNEX Financial Exchanges Limited. All rights reserved.

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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 shortterm 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.


        

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Concept Homes

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Hopewell Residential Communities

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Qualico Communities

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SOUTHEAST MAPLE CREST OPENING AUGUST 10! Duplexes from $323,600 623 + 625 40th Ave 587.524.2160

AURORA AT WALKER LAKE

Homes from $402,000 DUPLEXES COMING SOON! 3103 + 3105 Winspear Cres. 587.520.0935

SOUTHEAST WILLOW HAVEN

Homes from $392,900 Duplexes from $325,800 5624 7th Ave SW 587.520.0937

LAUREL CROSSING

Homes from $331,400 3132 + 3128 17 Street 587.520.0374

NORTHWEST PALISADES

Homes from $397,000 Duplexes from $330,500 13716 165 Ave NW 780.757.3506

NORTHEAST SCHONSEE

Homes from $397,000 5495 + 5497 Schonsee Dr. North of 167th Ave, East of 82nd Street

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Homes from $499,988 52 Everitt Drive 780.756.2018

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Homes from $366,900 13 Selkirk Place 780.980.8528

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ROBINSON

Homes from $373,000 Duplexes from $291,400 605 Reynalds Way 780.980.8506

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MCLAUGHLIN

Homes from $390,860 Duplexes from $310,500 164 McLaughlin Drive 780.571.1731

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Edmonton New Home Guide - Aug 2, 2013