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  • MOST valuable player

    Bridgwater Trails bungalow practical, stylish and affordable
    MOST valuable player

    If you're in the market for a new home there's a very pleasant surprise waiting for you at 133 Willow Creek Rd. in Bridgwater Trails -- a freshly minted, 1, 698-square-foot bungalow built by Gino's Homes.Listed at $479, 900 including lot and GST, this home feels like it should be . . .

    August 29, 2015

  • Safety paramount when building new home

    Safety paramount when building new home

    Some may think a career in residential construction is fraught with danger and safety concerns. They would be wrong. The possibility of danger and injury may exist, but the record in Manitoba has been remarkable, and employees, employers and consumers all benefit from this.The Manitoba Home Builders' Association is the . . .

    August 29, 2015

  • Fresh start

    Spacious infill home brings modern amenities to established community
    Fresh start

    It's a vision of utopian proportions: a brand new home situated on a mature lot in an established community.The 1, 576 square-foot bungalow found at 5215 Rannock Ave. in Charleswood is the product of perfect timing, said Curtis Moffat of Pioneer Builders. "We had already built another home (which subsequently . . .

    August 22, 2015

  • Taking a look at housing across the nation

    Taking a look at housing across the nation

    With hints of a recession coming from the mouths of economists and other financial pundits recently, I wanted to take a brief look at the state of the housing industry across Canada.I was in Halifax last week and new home builders there are definitely having a tough time. All necessary . . .

    August 15, 2015

  • Big on style

    Two-storey design offers affordable and functional living
    Big on style

    When Spencer Curtis and his design team at Hilton Homes conceived the design of the Russell, their mission was simple."The focus was on providing affordability without sacrificing style, " he said. "Even though a home might be a bit smaller in size, it can still be big on style, and . . .

    August 15, 2015

  • Funky and functional

    Sage Creek bungalow bursting with space and style
    Funky and functional

    According to Liam Milne from Hearth Homes, the company's home building philosophy is a simple one. "We don't ever want our homes to be boring, " he said. "We want them to be fun, and super-practical. With this home, we took a bit of a chance with the design, but . . .

    August 8, 2015

  • Seniors play an important role in Canada's housing market

    For the sake of this article we will classify a senior as anyone over 65, although I appreciate many in that age classification don't see themselves as seniors.According to the most recent census, the majority of seniors don't live in what we would call seniors' housing, or residences specifically designed . . .

    August 8, 2015

  • 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