January 2018 | issue 145

Well, 2017 certainly seemed to blow by in a hurry. I can still remember toasting the year, and now another champagne bottle is already in the chiller to crack open at midnight on December 31st. But by all accounts, there’s a lot of good things to look forward to in 2018, especially in Calgary’s new home sector.

Our good friend and Real Estate Insider columnist, Mario Toneguzzi, says the signs for a complete recovery from the prolonged oil slump woes is in the cards for 2018. You can read all about this rosy outlook in this month’s column.

Certainly a big indicator of this positive news is Legacy, the WestCreek Developments’ community in southeast Calgary. There has been a whirlwind of activity in the back-to-back SAM community of the year winner, as they introduce more phases for laned homes, move-up homes, luxury estate homes, and townhomes and condos. New show homes for their laned home collection is focused in this month’s cover story, which points out their enduring appeal — especially in this community.

This issue, we get to talk about two new communities in Calgary’s neighbouring towns of Okotoks and Cochrane. In Okotoks, Anthem Unitied is introducing us to their new concept of active suburban living with D’Arcy. It’s on the north end of town and one of the very first communities you get to heading into Okotoks from Highway 2A. Grading and construction are going on with show homes expected to open in early 2018. Laned homes and duplexes will be released first, with no-condo-fee townhomes and villas to follow.

Then there is Heritage Hills up in Cochrane, which is now down to their final two phases, and are now even set higher on their scenic hillside location in the western part of town. The move-up homes from Stepper Homes and Trico Homes here certainly live up to its idyllic, small-town image.

We also cover the Calgary Renovation show this month, and we’re just as excited to see what’s in store at the annual event that will be held at the Stampede Grounds from January 12–14. We spoke to Sarah Richardson, one of their headliners, to see what to expect at her presentations on the main stage.

Most of the news we cover here are also available on our website Check it out and see what else is going on in the world of new homes and condos.

I hope that, like us, you’re excited to see what 2018 have in store. Join us for the ride; it’s going to be a lot of fun.

In This Issue

Inspired living

Inspired living

The aspirational quality of living in your own home, with your own yard, is ever…

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The Hills are alive

The Hills are alive

Imagine waking up every morning to the deep blue skies of Cochrane and the tantalizing…

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Okotoks’ connection

Okotoks’ connection

Choosing to live in Okotoks, one can expect certain things. Breathtaking views of the Rocky…

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Devoted to design

Devoted to design

To say that Sarah Richardson is the face of Canadian home renovation and design is…

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