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  • Contemporary design in a compact space

    Fortune Homes model packs big punch, cutting-edge features
    Contemporary design in a compact space

    It's something home builders do on a regular basis: when confronted with a challenge, they get creative.Which is exactly what Fortune Homes owner George Kwan did when time came to build a brand-new home on a compact 25-foot-by-100-foot infill lot in St. Vital."My goal was to create an advanced contemporary . . .

    May 23, 2015

  • Developers and buyers of homes pay enough

    Gordon Sinclair Jr. wrote an excellent column on May 16 regarding a questionnaire that was requisitioned by the City of Winnipeg. The survey, in one form or another, has been around for years; however, it appears this year's version was attempting to verify pre-ordained answers rather than seek opinions.Sinclair was . . .

    May 23, 2015

  • Canadian Home Builders' Association takes message to Ottawa

    Last Tuesday, representatives of the Canadian Home Builders' Association descended en masse to Parliament Hill to talk housing with elected and administrative officials. It was part of the annual Forum for Growth and the goal was to educate, inform and enlighten. The residential construction industry supports more than 900, 000 jobs . . .

    May 16, 2015

  • Eldwood offers exceptional value

    Randall Homes design big on interior space, natural light
    Eldwood offers exceptional value

    For a young family looking to move up to a new home, the objective is simple: find one that offers exceptional value. That value comes in the forms of affordability and livability. While the home needs to be spacious -- in the 2, 000-square-foot range -- it must also be priced . . .

    May 16, 2015

  • Size matters at Oxbow of Tuxedo Point

    Size matters at Oxbow of Tuxedo Point

    Home owners looking to make a lateral -- or, for that matter, first -- move to a condominium in southwest Winnipeg have a new entry on the list to choose from. Called Oxbow of Tuxedo Point, the community -- which, like Oxbow on the Seine, is a collaboration between Towers Realty . . .

    May 16, 2015

  • Lake VIEW

    Design maximizes ambience of Bridgwater home
    Lake VIEW

    The design of a new home isn't as straightforward as it might seem, Jason Arlt says.Take 106 Lake Bend Road, for example."The first thing that came to mind when we looked at the lot is that we absolutely had to maximize the lake view, " he says."The lot is situated . . .

    May 9, 2015

  • Tempest in teapot over 'high risk' analysis

    Quite a stir was caused in Winnipeg on April 29 when Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation CEO Evan Siddall was in town for the Housing and Homelessness Conference. The CMHC had just published its second special edition of the Housing Now Canada House Price Analysis and Assessment. In it, Winnipeg . . .

    May 9, 2015

  • Luxury from the get-go

    Master suite a secluded sanctuary of sanity
    Luxury from the get-go

    Everyone's perception of luxury is different.For a young family looking to move up from an 800 sq.-ft. two-bedroom home, a brand-new, 1, 600 sq.-ft. home is to die for. After all, were they to acquire such a home, they would double their living space, and be able to hang their . . .

    April 25, 2015

  • 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