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May 2014 | Issue 101

Every picture tells a story

After another successful SAM Awards night, we at New Home Living thought this would be a good occasion to unveil a new look for the magazine. It isn’t a total design overhaul, just another slight tweak that we think will better serve our readers and give us another edge over competitors.

Starting with this issue, our monthly show home profiles will look more like photo features. By relying more on photos, we let our readers see these spectacular homes rather have them read our essays on their features. As readers are probably aware of, show homes tend to blur into one another the more of them you visit. The same is true with real estate publications — it can be hard to differentiate one from the other with all the competing magazines out there. By making this into more of a photo feature, we think we can distinguish ourselves better. Let me know what you think, feedback is always welcome.

We begin with our cover feature on Copperfield. It’s a little hard to believe that this Hopewell community is almost finished with just a few more phases to go, but it has grown to be a little slice of suburban heaven that it was intended to be. We also have the top two grand prize show homes for this year’s Foothills Hospital Home Lottery — Calbridge Homes’ $2.3 million grand prize home in Artesia at Heritage Pointe and Spring Creek’s $1.7 million mountainside home in Canmore. We let the pictures do the talking and they speak volumes for these homes’ grandeur. We also have Shane Homes’ beautiful Andorra II in New Brighton, whose design gives suburban homes a distinct inner-city feel. Then there’s the singular community of Watermark at Bearspaw, a local and national SAM winner, where a new show home parade just opened revealing the astute estate sense of the community.

Speaking of SAM winners, we have a partial list of the single-family winners in this year’s awards gala night. Our Focus On, Shopping and Style features this month all showcase our delight in the warmer weather and offer design tips and trends for patio living.

New home starts are expected to hit a high in 2014, which bodes well for the buyers, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t challenges ahead. You can be sure that it’s something New Home Living will be keeping an eye on in the year ahead.


Pepper Rodriguez
Editor
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In This Issue

Loving life in Copperfield Park II

Loving life in Copperfield Park II

Escaping the rental market may seem like an elusive dream, but it has never seemed…

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Canmore’s comeback

Canmore’s comeback

Canmore is on the comeback trail. Sales of homes in this quaint mountain resort town…

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Gather ‘round

Gather ‘round

Building a grand prize lottery home is a lot more pressure on a builder than…

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Suburban style

Suburban style

The next time somebody says the suburbs offer nothing but similar home styles, all one…

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