April 2013 | Issue 88

Grand April

First of all, I want to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who dropped by the Source Media Group booth at the recently concluded Home + Garden Show. It’s really great to chat with readers and the casual visitor, we’ll be announcing the winner of our draw for a Samsung Galaxy tablet from that show soon. Meanwhile, we want to announce the winner for our first draw from the HomExpo show in the Around Town section of this issue.

“Grand” is the word to describe this issue, it’s the biggest New Home Living magazine we’ve had in a while, packed with all things the new home buyer needs to know, including the nominees for this year’s CHBA – Calgary Region SAM Awards. The new home industry’s much-anticipated annual gala event will be held on April 13 and you can count on us to let you know who the winners will be next issue (or better yet, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to know the results ahead of everybody else).

This exuberance in the market is felt strongly in the community of Auburn Bay, our cover feature this issue. The languid lakeside lifestyle it offers belies the energetic hum of growth it has been enjoying. We also tell you about your chance to win this year’s $2.3 million Foothills Hospital Home Lottery grand prize by Calbridge Homes — one of the best lottery homes we’ve seen recently. You would certainly be a winner if you live in Cardel Homes’ new Arriva show home that’s opening in Walden, with its hit indoor courtyard design. We also take you to visit Bri-Mor Development’s West Grove Estates community that successfully merges family life and estate luxury in a natural landscape. Something to look forward to would be Legacy in Calgary’s southern border, where the Bow River Valley landscape provides a timeless backdrop to this new community by West Creek Developments.

This is our “green” issue and we talk about all sustainable stuff here, starting with Andrea Cox’s lifestyle story on Chris and Susan Williams’ Discovery 5 Net-Zero home. Kathy McCormick provides us with some insight on what green products leading industry experts prefer in her Shopping feature. And Jessica Patterson lets us in on the secrets of starting a green oriented lifestyle in her On Trend article.

Of course we still have the Godfather of the local housing industry, Marty Hope, and his Hope At Large column, which has been one of the most well-received write-ups on what’s going on in the Calgary residential market.

These are exciting times in Calgary, the new home market is booming, so many terrific options all over the city. One thing’s for sure, the choices are a-plenty, and making a decision to find your new home starts right here.

Pepper Rodriguez,
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In This Issue

Lakeside leisure

Lakeside leisure

A languid, laconic afternoon by the lakeside with the sun glinting off its smooth surface…

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The grandest prize

The grandest prize

It’s a daunting task to produce a grand prize lottery home; there’s the inherent time…

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Timeless Legacy

Timeless Legacy

From the edge of an embankment near the magnificent Bow River, the horizon seems limitless,…

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Arriva in style

Arriva in style

Urban. Modern. Sophisticated. That’s what you’ll find at the Arriva 2, a brand new Cardel…

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