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  • LUXURIOUS and livable

    Well-balanced home doesn't miss a beat
    LUXURIOUS and livable

    For a large family, a home has to be many things.On the one hand, it needs to be spacious, yet warm and welcoming. At the same time, it has to offer a seamless combination of style and utility. And it must be laid out in such a way that it . . .

    April 18, 2015

  • Housing starts on track with last year's numbers

    The numbers are in for the first three months of the year and, if one looks deeper into the mix, we see that new home starts are right where they should be, with the promise of continued growth.First-quarter starts for single-family detached homes are exactly even with last year. Last . . .

    April 18, 2015

  • Building a new home a good investment

    For those of you who visited a number of show homes during the Spring Parade of Homes, you may have noticed some brochures highlighting the top reasons to build a new home. We don't have enough space to go through all of them here; however, the following are a few . . .

    April 11, 2015

  • Perfectly balanced

    Sage Creek bungalow artistic, functional and affordable
    Perfectly balanced

    Designing a new home is not an easy task.On the one hand, there's the necessity of building in a certain amount of wow factor to make it attractive to prospective buyers, on the other hand, it's critically important to design it to be livable. Err too much either way, and . . .

    April 4, 2015

  • Everything for your home this weekend

    the RBC Convention Centre is going to be the main attraction in the city this weekend after the Home Expressions Home and Garden Show opened Friday.Manitoba's premier home show runs today from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.The Home Expressions show features more than . . .

    March 28, 2015

  • Getting out... and going in

    Mild weather gives this year's Spring Parade of Homes a boost

    Last year, the landscape surrounding show homes during the Spring 2014 Parade of Homes looked like a winter-bound scene from the movie Frozen.Fast forward to the Spring 2015 Parade of Homes, and -- thanks to an early spring -- the scene has been markedly different, said Mike Moore, president of . . .

    March 28, 2015

  • HOP hopeful province will renew funding

    Housing program helps deserving families realize their dream of home ownership
    HOP hopeful province will renew funding

    IF anyone ever doubted the difference Housing Opportunity Partnership makes in peoples' lives, all you have to do is ask Realtor Frank Zappia. "The only way I can put it is that the people fortunate enough to qualify for a home are absolutely thrilled to become homeowners, " said Zappia. He said . . .

    March 21, 2015

  • Room to grow

    River Park South home has livable space upstairs and down
    Room to grow

    If you're the parents of two or three children, space is paramount. Unfortunately, that need tends to conflict with reality, which dictates that a home possessing 2, 000 sq. ft. of living space might not be affordable. It's time to re-think that equation, said Rene Giroux of Kensington Homes. "(Our) designers have . . .

    March 21, 2015

  • Shadow Ridge great fit for many needs

    Shadow Ridge great fit for many needs

    No matter whether you're a single, young couple, or empty nesters, the issue is the same: Affordable housing is hard to find.Consequently, those looking for a first new home or move-up home can be caught in a serious quandary. What to do -- grind your teeth and pay what you . . .

    March 14, 2015

  • Viewing tips for the Spring Parade of Homes

    Viewing tips for the Spring Parade of Homes

    The first week of the Spring Parade of Homes has concluded, and the fabulous weather has resulted in tremendous crowds visiting the new show homes. Last year, -45 C; this year, 5 C. Fantastic! Each year, we print a primer for Parade attendees; just a couple of tips to maximize . . .

    March 14, 2015