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Posted October 25 By Tracy O'Connell

Throw a spooktacular creepy but chic halloween party

Plan the perfect All Hallows’ Eve bash this year with a few of our fabulously frightening tips and tricks. Tantalizing treats and glamourous, ghostly décor will impress even your most discerning of guests. After all, the devil is in the details – so why not knock ‘em dead.

Posted October 17 By Tracy O'Connell

Winter readiness guide

After Calgary’s Thanksgiving snowfall it feels like winter might be coming a bit early this year. The question is – are you ready? There’s no time like the present to prepare for the city’s impending deep freeze.  Take note of our handy checklist below and you’ll be ready for winter in no time.

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Posted October 6 By Tracy O'Connell

Fabulous fall: top spots for family photos in calgary

Autumn has descended on Calgary in a brilliant blaze of colour. Head to any one of our city parks and you’ll be amazed by a spectacle of burnt orange, crimson and gold foliage shimmering in sunlight.  With such a dramatic natural backdrop, it’s no wonder that fall is one of the most popular seasons for family photo shoots. There are many beautiful spots to choose from, so we’ve narrowed it down and highlighted some of our favourites below.     

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Posted September 21 By Tracy O'Connell

Giving thanks, feasting with family

With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, it’s time to pull out your fall decorations and start talking turkey. From DIY décor to lavish family feasts, we’ve found a few Pinterest perfect ideas to help celebrate the season and give thanks.

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Posted September 14 By Tracy O'Connell

Fall into big savings with excel homes

With the kids back in school and the leisurely days of summer a distant memory, many of us are now ready to focus on planning for the future. As such, Autumn is a busy time in Calgary’s housing market, and this year is no exception. With continued record-low interest rates, exceptional special pricing offers and November’s anticipated new (and more stringent) mortgage rules, there truly is no better time to buy a new home.

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Posted September 6 By Tracy O'Connell

Community spotlight: heartland

Located in the charming town of Cochrane, just 20-minutes west of Calgary, Heartland is a family focused master-planned community offering idyllic countryside living with convenient access to local schools, recreation and urban amenities. 

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Posted August 30 By Tracy O'Connell

Events around town – september edition

Read our monthly events blog to find out the great events our city of Calgary and surrounding area has to offer. This month we look forward to a variety of events that will show off your competitive side. Calgary Highland Games, UpDog Challenge and Feel Foreign Film Contest Awards all have contests involved! Read on to find out the details and how to get involved!

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Posted August 23 By Tracy O'Connell

back to school basics

Many parents feel that back to school in September is the most wonderful time of the year. It’s also when the lazy days of summer are replaced with earlier bedtimes, scheduled activities and evening homework. Given that there’s always an adjustment period for parents and children, we’ve put together a back to school cheat sheet to help you get organized.

Fall Feasts
Posted August 17 By Tracy O'Connell

we’re falling for autumn décor

Although we’re hanging on to these long summer days, we can’t help but notice that a few golden leaves have made a surprise appearance on the trees. Wander through Calgary’s big box stores and you’ll even find Halloween – and in some cases Christmas – décor displayed. So, lets make the transition into autumn a little easier with a touch of seasonally chic décor. Have a read and get inspired with a few of our favourite, fall finds: 

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Posted August 10 By Tracy O'Connell

Excel summer series: 3 simple ways to create a backyard oasis

Summertime is in full swing, but something is missing... find out how to make the most of your backyard during the summer months by applying these 3 simple landscaping tricks.  We guarantee to have your neighbours talking about your backyard oasis all summer long!

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Posted August 9 By Tracy O'Connell

Employee spotlight: shelley dziuba, production assistant

Excel Homes is committed to creating innovative and thoughtfully designed homes and providing unparalleled value to our homeowners. To accomplish this, we rely on a team of dedicated individuals. This month, we’re shining the spotlight on our fabulous production assistant Shelley Dziuba.

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Posted August 8 By Tracy O'Connell

Events around town – august edition

Read our monthly events blog to find out the great events our city of Calgary and surrounding area has to offer. This month we look forward to fireworks, opera and a yogathon! Read on to find out the details of the events and how to take part!