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April 2019 | Issue 160

Well, it looks like spring is finally here. Haven’t seen any robins yet, mind you, but the sun is out, it’s not minus-20 C, and the line-ups at the car wash can make one wait up to half an hour to try and get the grime off from the melting slush. All sure signs of warmer weather ahead; in fact, yesterday was the first day this year I haven’t had to wear a heavy coat outside!

Another sure sign of spring is the upcoming BILD Awards night — the most awaited industry event of the year. We have a partial list of the single-family finalists inside and I’d hate to be a judge on any of those panels, as it looks like a very tight race to the top.
Our cover feature is the young community of Carrington South in the booming northwest edge of the city. We spoke to a few of the homebuyers here to ask what they found appealing about this new development From Apex Developments and H3 Developments, and for many, it’s about fresh starts. Of course, the location, the amenities, not to mention the builder group were also instrumental in their choice, but the newness of the community was something they all found exciting.
Speaking of new communities, Vancouver-based Anthem is opening four of them in the Calgary area this year. Wedderburn in Okotoks, Pine Creek in south Calgary, Sirrocco at Pine Creek next door, and Chelsea in Chestermere spearhead Anthem United’s ambitious 2019 expansion plans, along with a ton of new condos and townhomes from their multi-family division.
Bri-mor Developments is also enjoying enormous success over at their The Rise at West Grove Estates where roughly only a quarter of the lots remain. It is a hidden gem in the west end of town that people have to see to believe.
We also check out the new show home from NuVista Homes in Evanston: the Rosewood. It’s the epitome of a family home in the newly established community of Evanston with tons of flexibility. There’s also Shane Homes’ Cornertstone Street Towns, the most popular home product in the market right now and their no-condo-fee appeal is just catching on.
Brandi Holmes takes us on a tour of the best “spring things” to do in and around the city as the weather warms up, while Christina Loc gets us prepared for entertaining outdoors with her deck outfitting tips. Portia Yip clues us in on the best gardening tools around. Let me tell you, writing about those subjects in the dead of winter can be quite depressing, but it’s all for you, dear readers, it’s all for you.

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Inspired living

Inspired living

NuVista Homes has always been about perfecting the family home through innovative design, practical solutions…

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Building their future

Building their future

Raising a family is the biggest step in adulthood, finding the house that best suits…

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Anthem is big on Calgary

Anthem is big on Calgary

Optimism may be in short supply in Calgary these days, but Anthem remains bullish on…

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Spring is near

Spring is near

We all have our own signs and traditions that come with the changing of the…

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