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  • Universal appeal

    Space and light abound in family friendly home
    Universal appeal

    As important as style is in a home, it is just one of several ingredients that combine to create a livable family abode. Ultimately, style must place third on the list of must-haves behind space and light. Which makes sense; without those two attributes, it's difficult to build style into a . . .

    August 23, 2014

  • Family-friendly move-up

    Signature design offers style and value

    Truth be told, few young families looking for a move-up home can comfortably afford a luxuriously appointed 2, 500-square-foot home. Which is why Signature Homes created the Duffrin II, said the company's sales representative for Bridgwater Lakes, Maximum Realty's Jeff McArthur. "Originally, this plan started out at 2, 600 sq. ft. (with . . .

    August 16, 2014

  • Flair and function

    Oak Bluff West home offers wow factor with practicality
    Flair and function

    A s a new-home builder, you want to find a way to encourage would-be homebuyers to look at your designs. One of the ways to do that is to make a design so striking it's hard to resist having a look. At the same time, it's also necessary to balance the . . .

    August 9, 2014

  • Clean and classy

    Custom builders hit the mark with bright and spacious condos
    Clean and classy

    These days, everyone seems to want to own a home - whether it's a single family home, or condo - in the Waverley West area. While that area is extremely popular --and deservedly so -- there's another area a bit farther east in St. Norbert (just south of the Perimeter Highway) . . .

    August 2, 2014

  • Maximum livability

    Clever design details add space and light
    Maximum livability

    There's a singular reason why bi-level cab-over designs remain popular with families.That reason is none other than function. With four distinct levels -- the basement, an expansive foyer situated seven steps below the main level, the main level (front-oriented dining room, great room, bedroom wing with two bedrooms and four-piece . . .

    July 26, 2014

  • Building on strengths

    Randall's Hillcrest incorporates others homes' positives
    Building on strengths

    One of the keys to staying relevant as a new homebuilder is to keep learning from previous designs.That's because as good as one design might be, it can always be modified to make it better. Turns out, 15 Grey Owl Place -- a brand-new design called the Hillcrest -- is . . .

    July 19, 2014

  • Opportunity awaits

    Country home minutes from the city
    Opportunity awaits

    Often, a Realtor will refer to a home -- whether it be of the new or resale variety -- as an "opportunity."In many cases, they're simply talking up the home to generate interest. That's not the case with 448 Lucille Bay in St. Adolphe, said Cornerstone Properties' Garry Hirsch."This home . . .

    July 12, 2014

  • Good place to nest

    Condos offer space for those who are downsizing
    Good place to nest

    One of the biggest issues empty nesters face when they downsize from a single family home is space. Suffice it to say, it's not a simple task to make the transition from a 2, 500-square-foot home (including perhaps another 1, 500 square feet downstairs) to, say, a 1, 400-sq.-ft. apartment-style condominium. . . .

    July 3, 2014

  • F-words describe this beauty

    Move-in ready from top to bottom
    F-words describe this beauty

    When you have a growing family and are looking for a new home, your wish list tends to be dominated by features starting with letter F. Those features? None other than function, and flexibility. And, if possible, fully-finished. Paul Saltel, sales representative for Ventura Custom Homes, says the Harvard Grande I-13 - . . .

    June 28, 2014

  • Coming up golden

    Lake Bend home winner of prestigious Parade of Homes award
    Coming up golden

    For better than 15 years, Dowalt Custom Homes has been building homes all over Manitoba. That said, the Steinbach-based builder is known more for the homes it has built in and around that area than for the homes it's built in Winnipeg. Until now, that is. "We're really excited about this home, " . . .

    June 21, 2014