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Community Spotlight: Beacon Heights

Anyone looking to move out of the city and into a home with a bit more space will want to check out beautiful Beacon Heights. Located in Northwest Calgary, this neighbourhood has been designed to incorporate natural surroundings into a developed area where all types of people can live and play. Whether you’re a new couple looking to get into the housing market or are a family who wants to move up into something that better accommodates your current needs, you’ll find what you're looking for in Beacon Heights.

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11 Questions To Ask An Area Manager

When you're thinking about building a new home - one with all the space, convenience, and features you desire - you may find yourself buzzing with questions. What home style should you pick? How long will it take? How much is it going to cost? How do I know what questions to ask the builder? And the list goes on and on. 

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Season’s Greetings From Sterling Homes Calgary

From all of us at Sterling Homes and Pacesetter by Sterling Homes Calgary, we would like to extend our warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday season.

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Smart Home Tech Trends To Expect In 2017

Understanding the design process of your new home build is a huge priority for home buyers - and living in the 21st century means the design process is becoming more and more interesting. At one time, you may have dismissed the idea of voice-activated light systems in your home as science fiction. Making homes "smart" is a growing trend, with home features becoming not only smarter but also more affordable in 2017. 

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10 DIY Christmas Home Decor Ideas

Having Christmas decorations around the home puts you in the holiday spirit, but no one wants to spend a lot of money on something that’s only decorating the house for a few weeks. Instead of hitting the home décor shops, hit up the craft store. Even if you don’t have a strong artistic bone in your body, there are plenty of DIY Christmas decoration ideas you can put together in just an afternoon.

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Mortgage Rate Increases: What You Need to Know

Calgary home buyers received a bit of a shock this fall, with TD Bank and RBC both deciding to raise mortgage rates in light of the U.S. election. While these increases do result in slightly higher monthly payments, the good news is both hikes have been fairly modest and interest rates are still very low.

Here's what these mortgage rate increases mean for you and what you should expect if you're buying a home.

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8 Hot New Home Decor Trends

Keeping up with the latest must-have features can be a challenge. With innovative products continuing to provide upgrades to the best in home convenience and decor, where should you begin? When you need a larger home with higher-end finishes and the latest technology, building a new home is the best way to get the home you want with the fine features you deserve. 

Here are eight of the most popular home decor trends you should look for as you plan out the rooms in your new home build.

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The Advantages of Building During a Buyer's Market

Buying at the right time is crucial, especially if you're upgrading to a larger property where you want more control over customizations. If you purchase your new home during a seller's market (when demand exceeds supply), the sellers have more leverage during contract negotiations. But in a buyer's market (when supply outweighs demand), you generally have more economic and personal freedom - meaning you can create a roomy house in a family-friendly neighbourhood that reflects your family's personality and lifestyle. 

Let's take a closer look at the difference between the two market types to illustrate why you should make your new home purchase during a buyer's market.

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Impressive Ideas to Create the Ideal Outdoor Living Space

Among the many advantages of building a brand new home, being able to customize is definitely high up on the list. Building new not only allows you to upgrade the size of your home, but also gives you the opportunity to incorporate some of those must-have features you've always wanted. When it comes to your outdoor space, your customization options should be no different - especially if you have a growing family. 

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Choosing a Lot: What You Should Look For

Your lot is as important as choosing your floor plan and features. Not only does your lot play a huge role in determining how your home is laid out, but it can also affect your home’s temperature, landscaping, and overall happiness within the home. For these reasons, it’s important to do your research ahead of time. Read on to discover a few key pointers in what you should look for when choosing a lot.

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