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July 2012 | Issue 79

The joys of July

Kids — young and old — have the most fun in the summer, whether in the great outdoors or just playing at home. That’s why we here at New Home Living focused the theme for this month on kids. From choosing the children’s furniture for your toddlers and tweens, discussed in Kathy McCormick’s Shopping feature, to picking a playhouse in our Focus On photo spread. And, perhaps more importantly, how to childproof your home. The warm months are the worst time for toddlers falling accidentally from open windows and we spoke to a few experts to share some reminders in putting safety first for kids in the home.

It’s not just the kids having fun this summer, as the warm weather seems to have brought out the crowds in droves to the numerous new show homes in and around the city. The new community of Sherwood in the northwest has enjoyed healthy foot traffic to its three new show homes by Genesis Builders Group, Shane Homes and Homes by Avi, as this idyllic, amenities-rich new community continues the booming trend in the area. Stepper Homes seems to have found the perfect symmetry for a family home with its Willow Creek model in the lake community of Mahogany. Meanwhile Excel Homes’ five-bedroom-five-and-a-half-bath wonder in SkyView Ranch has quickly become a favourite among homebuyers with big families. Shane Homes continues to impress with its grand prize show home for the Kinsmen Lotto for the Alberta Children’s Hospital, and this $1.3 million home in Valley Ridge can be yours with just a $100 ticket!

Marty Hope spoke with Albi Homes’ Allan Klassen to investigate the lure inner-city communities have over us and how they have become the focus of intense interest from builders. Finally, our Lifestyle story on Beverly and Ani Compay reminds us of the commitment it takes to raise two young boys and how a home’s design plays a part in it.

As you can see, the magazine itself is still a healthy size for summer, which can in itself be an indicator of the robust market. It’s in times like these that you want to go out there with the best information for choosing your home, and New Home Living is where you’ll find it.

In This Issue

Sherwood’s splendour

Sherwood’s splendour

With its fabulous open spaces and spectacular natural landscape, Sherwood’s story should begin with “once…

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A winning style

A winning style

Shane Homes’ latest masterpiece is worth over $1.3 million and it looks every bit as…

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High on Highwood

High on Highwood

By listening to their customers, Excel Homes may just have come up with the ultimate…

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Kids and the home

Kids and the home

Finally, summer is here, and with temperatures climbing into the double digits it’s time to…

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