Broadview Homes Blog

Share our passion for homes and great design. Find inspiring design, a behind the scenes look and great information about caring for your home here in our Broadview Homes blog.

What New Mortgage Stress Test Rules Mean for Calgary Home Buyers

December 05, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

On October 17, 2017, Canada’s banking regulator, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) introduced new residential mortgage guidelines that will require all homebuyers to pass a financial “stress test” when applying for a mortgage. Until now, only those putting less than 20% down, and those with less than a five-year term, have had to meet the OSFI stress test...

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10 DIY Christmas Decor Ideas

November 29, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

Christmas is the perfect time to pull out all the stops and enjoy decorating. Even though the tree is likely a big priority, there is so much more you can focus your decorating attention on. These unique DIY ideas will help you make the most of decorating every area of your home.  

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Show Stopping Showhomes: The Tallyn

November 22, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

The recent debut of the brand new Tallyn showhome has been met with true enthusiasm from those who have seen it in person. Designed especially for Broadview’s recent launch in Crestmont, a highly sought-after community on Calgary’s West Side, the Tallyn was designed with the wide ranging needs and modern sensibilities of Calgarian families in mind.

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8 Things to Do Around Ranchers' Rise

November 15, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

Mere minutes south of Calgary City limits, in the beautiful Town of Okotoks, rests Ranchers' Rise - a picturesque community nestled in Canada’s first private airpark, the Okotoks Air Ranch. Sitting just opposite the secluded airstrip and green airport lands, Ranchers' Rise offers luxury living and incredible mountain views for outdoor adventurers and aviation lovers alike. 

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Calgary’s Education Options Part 4: Public, Catholic, Charter or Private?

November 08, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

Welcome to part four of our helpful “Calgary’s Education Options" series! If you’ve been looking for a new community for you and your family to call home, then look no further as we have a ton of information regarding schooling options in many new neighbourhoods around the city. 

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Get the Look: Expansive Mountain Style Master Bedroom

November 02, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

Designing a rustic master bedroom can be troublesome, and it can quickly become overrun with large timber beams. Our designer, Christina, avoided all the rugged, cabin-like furniture, and instead added some soft mountain-inspired décor pieces to create the ambience without all the splinters.

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9 Easy Ways to Winterize Your Home

November 01, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

Winter is here, there’s no denying it! Winterizing your home ensures that you're going to be nice and comfortable all season long. Basic maintenance is a regular practice for both new and old homes. However, you'll have to deal with less maintenance in a new home, and if you follow these tips, your home will be a very cozy place during the winter no matter how cold Calgary gets this year.

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7 Things to Do in Calgary November 2017

October 25, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

With Christmas just around the corner, Calgary is host to a variety of festive events that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. If you’re looking for a truly unique gift, there’s no doubt you’ll be over-the-moon with the multitude of craft and artisan markets cropping up all over the city. 

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How Our Energy Efficient Construction Prevents a Cold Basement

October 19, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

Ever experienced a cold basement? At Broadview Homes, we’re changing the way we construct and insulate our basements to ensure that our homeowners don’t experience that cold feeling.

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The Top 5 Best Things About Buying a Spec Home

October 18, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

We know you’re probably already aware that when it comes to brand new homes, you have the option of starting from the ground up or picking a beautifully finished move-in ready model. But that doesn’t mean you have to choose one or the other - you can opt for a new home build  that sits somewhere in between. 

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