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  • 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

  • More than you bargained for

    Crocus 2 makes new homes affordable
    More than you bargained for

    If you're on a tight budget, purchasing a new home can be a financial stretch.That means several demographics - from growing families to young couples to empty nesters - can find it difficult to afford a brand new home. Bearing that in mind, Odessy Homes has come to the fore . . .

    March 14, 2015

  • Time to shut down housing-start falsehoods

    Time to shut down housing-start falsehoods

    With the analysis of last year's performance and the predictions that come for this year and beyond, there are always a variety of theories and speculations offered to spur discussion and perhaps create some controversy.Although they succeed in getting people talking, they can also create false harm if believed.Following are . . .

    February 28, 2015

  • And now for something different

    Trifecta of homes from Hilton functional, affordable
    And now for something different

    No question about it -- many prospective homebuyers would like to buy a new home.However, in many cases, one major issue prevents them from making the purchase: affordability. Reality is, most folks simply can't afford to shell out $450, 000 or more for a new home, as much as they . . .

    February 28, 2015

  • Closed concept

    Builders bucked current trend in favour of distinct spaces for unique Borealis Bay home

    As a home builder, it can be difficult to be daringly different with home designs.Why? Because the homebuilding industry is driven by trends that include open-concept great rooms. Most homes on the market today, for better or for worse, are centred around wide-open great rooms.Thankfully, there's the occasional design that . . .

    February 21, 2015