July 2018 - issue 151

It’s been a hectic spring for sure in the new home market. The spring market, though not as robust as in previous years, has still met expectations of many and the frenetic pace of openings of new show homes and new communities still has had us jumping through hoops to try to attend them all.

I am still astounded by the number of new communities that have opened up this year. We’ve got Yorkville by Mattamy Homes and Belmont by Anthem United in the south. Cornerbrook by WestCreek Development is the latest one in the
north. New developments in areas outside the city has also got us piling on the mileage in the old jalopy — D’ARCY also by Anthem United just opened in Okotoks, and Heartland and Heritage Hills in Cochrane introduced new show

Our cover feature on Apex Developments’ MountainView in Okotoks is about a community that’s about to wrap up, with the last two phases offering some of the best lots in this idyllic family-centric neighbourhood off the beaten track in
this small prairie town south of Calgary. Excel Homes and Morrison Homes have some of the most unique models that take advantage of the peaceful, nature-filled location.

We have features on D’ARCY and Cornerbrook in this issue and you can read about Belmont, Yorkville and many other new neighbourhoods that we’ve covered previously in our website.

We also feature Homes by Avi’s exciting new Children’s Hospital Lottery Home inside. Can’t say enough about the grandeur of this home in the award-winning community of Harmony, but the altruistic spirit that Homes by Avi has
displayed here and in their Stampede Rotary Dream Homes is truly commendable. Speaking of Homes by Avi, there’s new blood in its ranks, as Charron Ungar takes over as CEO from the retiring Monte Kendall. Check out our interview
with him inside.

With the onset of Stampede season, we thought it would be a good way to help celebrate by talking about the horseback riding outfits that can be found in and around the city, and also what adventurous new cuisine are available this
year at the Stampede Grounds. Mel Ladner tells us of fashion and art choices to help us look the part and Christina Loc gives us pointers on styling your home for Stampede. Me, I’m all about the pancake breakfasts, say hi if you see me in line.

In This Issue

Scenic idyll

Scenic idyll

The tranquil idyll of a small town with the most amazing views of the mountains,…

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Grand dreams

Grand dreams

Homes by Avi challenges itself every year to come up with fantastic home designs for…

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Cornerbrook beginning

Cornerbrook beginning

WestCreek Developments unveils their newest community, Cornerbrook, and it is literally on the corner of…

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Going to market

Going to market

There’s something wonderful about wandering through a farmers’ market in Southern Alberta. You’ll find bright…

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