Radius Rising

Condo project in Bridgeland is a welcomed sign of progress for Bucci Developments When Mike Bucci completes his Radius condo project in early 2019, it’s unlikely to be the end of his company’s love affair with The Bridges — a redevelopment in the north inner-city neighbourhood of Bridgeland. In fact, the vice-president development for Bucci […]

Housing market shows signs of rebound

With new home starts down, inventories are stabilizing New home construction in the Calgary region continues to be negatively affected by a struggling economy that has slowed down the pace of activity in the past two years – and more of the same is expected this year. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp’s Richard Cho, principal […]

Life House Trinity

Three Calgarians breathe life into former convent A cool redesign is transforming a former convent in Calgary’s inner-city into a haven dedicated to seniors experiencing Alzheimer’s and dementia. Called Life House, the pilot project is the brainchild of Sano Stante, Cory Krygier, and Twyla Hayes, three Calgarians who are passionate about sustainably reshaping established Calgary […]

Mortgaging to fight mortality

Mortgage company helps fight kidney disease with fundraising program Dave Kelly set out to help his friend raise money for charity in Lethbridge. But within a few months, his idea – the Kidney Mortgage, a fundraiser for the Kidney Foundation of Canada – had grown bigger than he ever imagined. “It started off as something […]

To educate and protect

New mobile-friendly Home Buyer’s Guide helps educate and protect Alberta consumers A new resource from the Real Estate Council of Alberta provides a step-by-step guide to anyone thinking of buying a home in Alberta. The Home Buyer’s Guide, located online at www.homebuyersguidealberta.ca, gives Albertans a perspective unique to the province. Featuring a wealth of information […]

Andres Gutierrez & Isabel Echavarria

Landed immigrants see home ownership as the key to success For new Canadians, Andres Gutierrez and Isabel Echavarria, becoming real estate savvy in an unfamiliar country took persistence and bucket loads of determination. The couple, who work for the Canadian Red Cross, moved to Calgary from Columbia eight years ago via Montreal. Their goal was […]

Labour of Love

How to welcome spring when you live on an acreage John Paulsen has lived on his five-and-a-quarter acres in Springbank for more than two decades. “It was always my dream to live on an acreage.” And he made that dream come true when he designed and built his home in Springbank, after living in Calgary’s […]

Sounds, smells & bells

Every time you turn around, a new tech gadget hits the market. Understandably, it’s hard to keep up. So, here’s a look at four of the coolest gadgets on the market right now, from an elegantly simple power-saving plug, to a funky retro telephone with high-tech innards. Every product featured in this story is available in Canada, either […]

Ticking all the boxes

Canmore’s Spring Creek aims to give seniors care options in a resort-like setting Having to leave your home and the community you love, when it comes time to downsize or when you need extra care, is one of the worst things about aging. While even the most grandiose new communities try to tick all the […]

Calgary mall makes top ten list

Chinook MallDestination malls like Chinook Centre provide more than just shopping CF Chinook Centre in Calgary has made it on a list of the most productive shopping malls in Canada. According to the recent Retail Council of Canada’s Canadian Shopping Centre Study, Chinook Centre was ranked seventh overall with sales per square foot of $1,057 for […]