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  • Creative castle

    Bridgwater Lakes two-storey features 3,600 sq. ft. of inspired living
    Creative castle

    When it comes time to choose a new home it's the subtle design features that most often separate one home from another.Those features are especially important when you're buying a luxury home, as you want it to be different from other homes, so as to reflect your own unique style. . . .

    August 1, 2015

  • Transitional style

    Defined spaces the signature of this South Pointe stunner
    Transitional style

    Designing the floor plan of a new home can be a tricky business. Make the design too open-concept, and you run the risk of making a home's great room feel cavernous and lacking intimacy.Make it too segmented, and a home can lack flow and the pleasing interplay of natural light . . .

    July 25, 2015

  • Show homes open for viewing all summer long

    Many of you may think that new show homes are only open twice a year, during the Spring and Fall Parade of Homes. Although those two events certainly receive the greatest publicity and feature more than 100 new homes available for viewing at one time, the various new home builders . . .

    July 25, 2015

  • Bungalow with walkout basement loaded with livability

    Bungalow with walkout basement loaded with livability

    When it comes to new home designs, creativity can be a good -- or not so good -- thing. Apply it judiciously and a home can be a balanced design that's equal parts flair and function. Go over the top -- that's easy to do when you're trying to make a . . .

    July 18, 2015

  • Functional flair

    The Tuscan is adaptable, affordable and stylish
    Functional flair

    When it comes to family life, size definitely matters.At first glance, a home that comes in well under the magical 2, 000 sq. ft. mark might seem undersized. And at "just" 1, 457 sq. ft., The Tuscan -- the newest show home from Randall Homes in Sage Creek -- might . . .

    July 11, 2015

  • Vancouver residents vote against tax increase

    Vancouver residents recently voted No in a plebiscite regarding a $7.5 billion transportation plan. A significant 61.7 per cent of voters rejected the notion of increasing their sales tax by 0.5 per cent to help fund this major infrastructure project.Jordan Batemen, the leader of the No campaign, argued that TransLink, . . .

    July 11, 2015

  • New home starts strong, outlook promising

    Looking at the first five months of this year, the total number of new home starts in Winnipeg and the surrounding area is on par with last year. As noted earlier in the year, the multi-family (apartments, townhomes, condominiums) are ahead of last year's pace, while the single-family homes are . . .

    July 4, 2015

  • Free-flowing

    Two-storey with walkout basement offers room to grow
    Free-flowing

    In life, some things can be deceiving.Take a home's listed square footage, for instance. Because a floor plan might be ill-conceived, a 2, 500-square-foot home might feel small and lack flow. On the other hand, a smaller home, say, just over 1, 600 sq. ft. in size, might feel larger . . .

    July 4, 2015

  • Summer is a great time to renovate your home

    I'm glad that I waited until now to promote the spring and summer renovation season. Usually, we try to get things going full speed during the May long weekend. You remember, that was the weekend that featured hail and snow.If you haven't done so already, July and August are the . . .

    June 27, 2015

  • Fully loaded

    Linden Woods condo development boasts affordable luxury
    Fully loaded

    A new condominium development -- Murano Gardens of Linden Woods -- is offering a different take on buying a condominium."Our goal with Murano Gardens is to get away from the upgrade mentality typical of so many new developments, " said developer Anupam Kothari, president of Toronto-based Kothari Group. "We want . . .

    June 27, 2015