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  • 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

  • Posh but practical

    Sage Creek home a mix of modern and rustic
    Posh but practical

    When you're designing a new home, it's always a good idea to try new things. For example, many builders have successfully combined modern and contemporary themes in their home designs. Then, there's 47 Borealis Bay in Sage Creek. An Artista Homes creation, the 3, 001-square-foot, two-storey home has combined modern and . . .

    June 14, 2014

  • From good to extraordinary

    Attention to details makes the Barcelona stand out
    From good to extraordinary

    The fact of the matter is no two new home designs are alike.There is, however, another fact: have prospective buyers look at two homes, and -- for some reason -- one home will be a clearcut winner over the other in terms of which home they preferred. In most instances, . . .

    June 7, 2014

  • Setting the standard

    Oversized windows brighten 'Manhattan B'
    Setting the standard

    When builders talk about "standard" home features, it's not unusual for prospective new-home buyers' eyes to glaze over. Why's that? Simple: many buyers believe there's no such thing as a "standard" feature. That's not the case with Randall Homes, especially when it comes to the windows that are installed (by Jeld-Wen . . .

    May 31, 2014

  • New housing-market forecasts are reassuring

    Housing starts in Manitoba and across the Prairies are expected to cut back on the throttle a bit in 2014 and 2015, but still be generally strong. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released their updated forecast last week and the numbers were anticipated and reassuring. The regional projections cite a decline . . .

    May 31, 2014