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August 2012 | Issue 80

Sweating it out

Fitness starts at home — whether its choosing a healthy diet, a ‘green’ home, or an exercise regimen — your home holds the key to leading a healthy lifestyle. This is the central theme of this issue of New Home Living, and we delve into the topic in our Shopping, On Trend and feature articles. We talk to experts and discover some of the best tips, equipment and design trends for keeping in shape in the comforts of your own home.

Speaking of keeping shape, Calgary’s new home market seems to be in great shape and headed for another growth year. Starts are up, prices are stable, but there’s a bit of cloud in the horizon. The new mortgage rules that went into effect last month does threaten to put a damper on this growth — but not if the CHBA – Alberta has anything to say about it — check out what the province’s home builders’ association says about it in our Around Town column.

This wrinkle still has not affected the enthusiasm of buyers as they still flock to the numerous show homes in the city, and Innovations by Jayman’s newest — The Evoque in EvansRidge — has caught the attention of many for its distinctively designed floor plan and this family-friendly northwest community it’s set in.

We also feature Brookfield Homes’ side-by-side star, Cypress, a duplex that has become a favourite among first time homebuyers and downsizers. Baywest Homes unveiled the Electra III in Ranchers Rise in Okotoks, a home designed to fulfill the needs of families in all regard — from entertainment to everyday functionality — and an equally captivating location in this new phase of Okotoks Air Ranch community. Speaking of Okotoks, Jim Zang also introduces us to the latest community in this progressive southern Alberta town: MountainView.

August may signal a time of change for the industry with the new mortgage rules, but you can trust New Home Living to keep you up to date on what tidings these changes brings. Thanks you for reading, and enjoy your summer!

In This Issue

Style and sensibility

Style and sensibility

The name says it all. Innovations by Jayman is indeed the home for the most…

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Electrifying grandeur

Electrifying grandeur

The charming, spacious feel of Okotoks’ prairie grasslands is captured in all its glory in…

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Riversong reverie

Riversong reverie

If you’ve been reading the condo and new home magazines for the past decade, including…

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Humble gyms

Humble gyms

You’ve just moved into your brand-new home and it’s great. You now have your very…

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