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8 Components of An Eco-Friendly Home

Posted by Earl Raatz on May 17, 2018

One way to define an eco-friendly home is a dwelling that blends harmoniously with the natural environment surrounding it, as opposed to polluting it and depleting its resources like many houses do. 

This type of structure harnesses as much power as possible from nature without depending exclusively on electrical energy or gasoline-fueled generators, which are expensive and not particularly beneficial to the environment.

Listed below are some of the most common components to consider when making energy-efficient home improvements or to incorporate into your new home build to make it more environmentally friendly.

How to Make the Most of the Long May Weekend in Calgary 2018

Posted by Earl Raatz on May 15, 2018

Who's looking forward to the May long weekend!? 

We sure are! The long weekend that starts May 18th and runs through May 21st is not only is it a celebration of the return of the warm weather, it’s a chance to relax and have some fun with neighbours. 

The only problem is Calgary has so many exciting events going on, it will be hard to see and do everything you want to. 

New Show Home Opening: The Hamilton in The Willows

Posted by Earl Raatz on May 10, 2018

A new sight to see has just cropped up in the Willows of River Heights. When you spot the earth-toned exterior, accentuated by brick and white trimmings, you'll know you've arrived at our new show home at 231 Willow Place!

Designed with our Hamilton floor plan, this is a stately two-story home with an attached garage for your convenience. 

Understanding HOA Fees

Posted by Earl Raatz on May 08, 2018

When you buy in a planned development, some will have you join the community's homeowners association (HOA) and pay HOA fees. These fees aren't just another expense; they cover the upkeep and maintenance of communal features.

Things to Think About When Choosing a Lot

Posted by Earl Raatz on May 03, 2018

Are you looking for a new place to live in Calgary? 

If so, it’s important to think about the home design you want as well as the lot it sits on. 

When considering lots, there are several things to keep in mind as you figure out which one would be best for you and your family.

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