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Marty Hope

Marty Hope

For more than two decades Marty Hope has been reporting on the housing and development industry in Calgary, throughout Alberta, and across Canada. In March 2016, he was presented with the Maple Leaf Award from the Canadian Home Builders' Association which is given annually to a non-builder member in Canada for contribution to the industry.

The challenges Calgary continues to struggle with are, not surprisingly, impacting all segments of the economy including the housing industry. Read more

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It doesn’t seem possible that the northwest community of Evanston is now 20 years old. But it was 1999 when Qualico Communities broke ground on what has become one of the larger new-era established communities in Calgary. Read more

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Seems to me Inglewood has been reshaping itself, whether it’s new businesses joining the eclectic mix, retail renovations and relocations, or new or refurbished residential elements, the oldest community in Calgary just keeps getting better. Read more

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The buyer profile of those taking an interest in the close-in northwest developing community of Greenwich is about as varied as snowflake patterns. Read more

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The cover of the Carbon ZLL information sheet shows a typical front-drive home with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. Standard equipment, right? Read more

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Dawson’s Landing, a residential development by Qualico Communities in West Chestermere, has opened its welcoming doors, and have been proactive in bringing investment to the city. Read more

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There is, apparently, a segment of the housing market that is not being fully taken care of — and that’s single-level living in the estate segment. Read more

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Twenty-eight years ago, give or take, land on Dunbow Road was purchased for what would become, a couple of years later, Heritage Pointe golf course — along with big plans for upscale country-residential neighbourhoods to wrap around it. Read more

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Cyrus Navabi was introduced as the managing director of Qualex-Landmark™, the company that had created this glass, stone, and steel tower in the Beltline. Read more

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There has long been a saying in the home building industry that goes something like this — it’s cheaper to go up than out. Read more

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Section23 Developments has taken it upon itself to design and build rental housing - The Edward for the 70-plus crowd of retirees in close proximity to one of the city’s more people-friendly inner-city neighbourhoods. Read more

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In the long term, Charron Ungar’s goal is to keep the Homes by Avi Group of Companies focused on design innovation. But for the short term, it’s to give the company a view of the economic downturn out the rearview mirror. Read more

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Tim Logel has never been one to let grass grow under his feet. Read more

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Like everything it creates WestCreek Developments has put a lot of thought and effort into the final design of its Wolf Willow community in southeast Calgary. Read more

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One of Calgary’s most historic communities and one with a growing appeal as a people-place is getting its first luxury condominium. Read more

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With the memory of a miserably long winter melting rapidly, activity in the developing community of D’ARCY, within the Okotoks town boundary, has picked up considerably. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Melcor Developments

The time has come, according to Melcor Developments, to unveil a new look for Calgary’s northwest quadrant. And to that end, it has officially launched its mixed-use master-planned community of Greenwich. Read more

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Photo by Pepper Rodriguez

Anthem United, the developer of the newly-minted 280-acre Belmont community that will play a role in the reshaping of the south end of Calgary, must have been thinking when it selected its builder group. Read more

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West District, long a vision of George Trutina, founder of Truman that includes Truman Development Corporation, is now under development. A master-planned mixed use community of residences, office and retail space, public spaces, and natural areas Read more

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Harmony, located in Springbank, Calgary BILD New Community of the Year and Community of the Year has caught the interest of Calgarians looking for a country-residential setting to lay down roots. Read more

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