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Broadview Homes Calgary Blog

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7 Things To Do Around Beacon Heights

December 07, 2016 | Peter-John Woolf

If you’re thinking about building a new home in Beacon Heights, you’re in good company. Families are flocking to the area not only for the quality homes in this up-and-coming community but for the many activities conveniently located near the neighbourhood. Take a look at some of the things you can easily do when your family lives in Beacon Heights.

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Santa Sightings – Where You Will Find the Man in Red This Holiday Season!

December 02, 2016 | Peter-John Woolf

Santa may only visit your home once a year, but you can visit him before the big day arrives at many locations in and around Calgary.

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What Are Exterior Elevations and How Do They Work?

November 30, 2016 | Peter-John Woolf

When you’re buying a new house, you’re bound to come across a few terms you’ve never heard before. "Exterior elevations” just might be one of them. Even though it might sound like something that raises the house higher, it’s actually a term that refers to artistic drawings of the home's exterior. Elevations can help you get a better feel for what a builder’s home will actually look like when...

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Get the Look: French Inspired Den in Harmony Showhome

November 25, 2016 | Peter-John Woolf

Recline on the chaise lounge and gaze at the vast Western sky through six majestic windows in Springbank’s master-planned community of Harmony. You'll find Old World culture and sophistication sitting comfortably alongside New World style in our showhome's French-inspired den.

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What You Need to Know When Moving Up to a New Home

November 23, 2016 | Peter-John Woolf

Whether you're building your first new home or you're a seasoned expert having built before, there are a few things you'll want to keep in mind before you build your next home.  

If you want to “move up,” the home you build should reflect your current needs and capture the type of lifestyle you see yourself living. This is especially important if your household dynamic has changed since you...

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Public Wifi Now Available at 27 Calgary Recreation Centres

November 17, 2016 | Peter-John Woolf

We live in a world where we are accustomed to being connected at all times. It's almost impossible to go out without wanting to have Internet anywhere that we go. The City of Calgary recognized the need to help Calgary communities stay connected, and has further enhanced its commitment by recently expanding public wifi access to 27 Calgary Recreation locations across the city.

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6 Things To Do Before House Hunting In Calgary

November 16, 2016 | Peter-John Woolf

Does your once spacious home feel cramped? Are you tripping over toys or finding it hard to get a few moments of solitude? If you've come to the conclusion that you've outgrown your current home, what should you do?

Before you do anything, the first step is to do some research. Naturally, you want a new home that has all the features your family needs. However, before you jump into making a...

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7 Essential Home Features Every Large Family Needs

November 09, 2016 | Peter-John Woolf

As your family grows, even a large home can start to feel small. That’s when it’s time to start looking at other options. A new home build can be the best fit at this stage of life because of the flexibility and choices available to you. They tend to better meet the needs of today’s families with modern floor plans. In addition, you're able to choose an ideal match for your family's needs and...

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How to Properly Use Your Thermostat & Change the Batteries

November 04, 2016 | Peter-John Woolf

Your home’s thermostat may seem simple enough to operate, and provided your weekly routine isn’t disrupted, it will operate according to the schedule you have programmed into it. But, what happens on the days when you’re not following your normal routine? Do you know how to adjust your home’s temperature or activate the air conditioning during summer?

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Choosing the Optimal Floor Plan for Your Family: Part 2

November 02, 2016 | Peter-John Woolf

Although many floor plans include similar elements, layouts, and styles, not every family is the same. This is why choosing a floor plan suited to your needs is so important to enhancing your daily life. 

While the right floor plan is a major decision, knowing what to consider and look for can help you narrow down your choices and decide on the best one for your unique family. For instance,...

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