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August 2017 | issue 140

The haze from the BC wildfires is clouding over the city as I write this, but even that smudge over Calgary’s skies can’t seem to dampen the high spirits we’re enjoying right now.


Surveys show business confidence has returned to the city bringing the prospects for the housing market up with it. Sales are up and rising housing starts augur an even brighter market ahead. In fact, June starts for single-family homes in Calgary increased 31 per cent to 445 units from 339 in June last year, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.

It’s been quite a ride. And our cover feature on the community of Legacy reflects this turn of events. Fresh from winning back-to-back SAM community of the year awards, Legacy has released new phases for their laned and move-up homes, and the future never looked better. There’s even more to look forward to in this WestCreek Development community.

Speaking of SAM winners, our other community profile is on Harmony in Springbank, which also won best new community at this year’s SAMs. Some 20 families already call this lake community just west of Calgary home, and Harmony has also enjoyed healthy sales, as NuVista Homes opened their villa-style homes here.

Our two show home profiles are located in a couple of Calgary’s newest communities. Cardel Homes’ stellar line of semi-estate homes just opened their newest show home parade in Shawnee Park in the southwest. Cardel is the exclusive single-family home builder in this former golf course, and also the last great address along Fish Creek Park. While Calbridge Homes has also just unveiled their new estate show homes in the new northwest community of The Ridge at Sage Meadows. Both builders know just how special their new locations are, and have designed these stunning new show homes to maximize the enjoyment of the rare natural beauty that surrounds them.

Calgary’s live entertainment scene is also explored in this issue’s A Day In feature by Shelley Boettcher, while Aaliya Essa does double duty doing this issue’s Focus On photo feature on lawn chairs and shining a light on Caesarstone for the kitchen in STYLE.

We’re really excited about the trajectory where new homes  is heading — market-wise or design-wise. Let New Home Living be your guide in finding your way through the market and finding the home you need.

In This Issue

Legacy for the future

Legacy for the future

WestCreek Developments puts the pedal to the metal in its continued pursuit for excellence in…

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All hail, Caesarstone

All hail, Caesarstone

Choosing a countertop can be a daunting task. There are so many options available these…

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Life in Harmony

Life in Harmony

Life can’t be grander than right now in Harmony, as the vision for this new…

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Imaginative practicality

Imaginative practicality

“Form follows function” has always been the architectural ideal that Calbridge Homes subscribes to in…

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