Making it home

New homebuyers modify Baywest blueprint with the stroke of a pen

When CREB®Now caught up with Maria Rocha Gil and Javier Gonzalez, they were in the process of doing a final walk-through on their new home. They chose a 2,600 square foot, two-storey home by Baywest Homes in Silverado’s Dressage, a southwest community adjacent to Spruce Meadows.

The home is situated beside a landscaped park with flower gardens across from Silverado’s new elementary school. The couple, who are in their mid-30s, are expecting their first child in July and are excited to move in and get organized before their bundle of joy arrives.

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East of the Elbow

Like the changing seasons, Erlton is an evolving community with colour and character

On the east side of the Elbow River bordering Mission sits a hidden gem – the community of Erlton. Here, pockets of vintage heritage homes along with architecturally pleasing townhomes and condo developments are tucked away along the east banks of the Elbow River, mere steps from the trendy streets of Mission.

“Erlton is one of Calgary’s best kept secrets. I love living here. It’s just such a small, connected community,” said Viccy Grace, an area resident and president of the Erlton Community Association. She and her husband purchased and refurbished a century-old home on the hill in Erlton.

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Buyer Profile: Mariam Usman and Usman Noman

Living close to family and friends makes all the difference for Calgary couple

Mariam Usman and Usman Noman are living the Canadian dream. Usman immigrated to Calgary from Pakistan with his parents and siblings ten years ago when he was in his early twenties. Now in his early thirties, he’s worked hard, saved money and married Mariam, who is also from Pakistan. The couple has three children, a boy and two girls, aged three, five and seven. Looking for more space for their young family, the couple recently purchased a new four-bedroom home. Located in Genstar’s Savanna, the new home was built by Excel Homes.

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A colourful community

Northeast community of Redstone combines ample green space with an assortment of housing options

New communities are opening a world of opportunity for homebuyers in Calgary’s blossoming northeast.

Take for example the community of Redstone, a master-planned development by Qualico Communities gracing 360 acres (146 hectares) north of 128th Avenue N.E.

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Destination Kinniburgh

Lake living in Chestermere has the Totlands feeling great about relocating

When it came to finding their forever home, sussing out a community that offered a shorter commute to work was top of mind for Jared and Vera Totland.

The young couple, who are both 30, had been living in Calgary’s deep south for a few years.

“Driving downtown to work was getting to be an hour each way,” recalled Jared, a chartered accountant. But it wasn’t just the work commute that was becoming a headache. everything felt like a long drive away, said Jared.

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