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Posted October 11 By Jenn Fong

October realtor tour

Join the Excel Homes Team for a series of new home tours in all of our Communities. Learn about our green energy program, our show home leaseback program for investors and learn why Excel Homes is one of the top realtor referral home builder's in Calgary. 

Posted September 27 By Excel Homes

Events around town: october

Check out the Excel Homes’ monthly events blog to discover the top festivals and events occurring in greater Calgary. We’re welcoming autumn with a ton of special – and spooky – events this year. Highlights include a weekend of foodie fun, a haunted house and a female focused festival. Read on to learn how you can take part in the festivities! 

Posted September 20 By Excel Homes

Exploring our community: autumn pumpkin patches & corn mazes

Autumn in Calgary is a spectacle of orange, crimson and gold. With the changing of leaves, comes cool, crisp mornings that have us craving pumpkin spice lattes and cozy sweaters. It’s also a great time of year to play outside and explore the city’s pumpkin patches, corn mazes and hobby farms. Here are Excel’s top spots in greater Calgary.

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Posted September 12 By Jenn Fong

Excel homes celebrates the 10th anniversary of ‘not just a walk in the park’

On September 10th Excel Homes and Apex Development employees, joined by several of our trade partners, went for a walk in the picturesque Bowness park to raise funds for Hospice Calgary.  

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Posted September 6 By Excel Homes

Build a diy study nook

While Calgary’s scorching hot temperatures have us feeling like we’re still on summer holiday, the back-to-school season is officially upon us. Your kiddos will soon have books to read and assignments to complete. To help inspire your little Einsteins to finish their homework, create a cozy, cute and quiet study nook in your new Excel home. Here are a few ideas to get your DIY project started. 

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Posted August 29 By Excel Homes

Events around town: september

Check out our monthly events blog to discover the top festivals and events occurring in greater Calgary. We’ve enjoyed a ton of exciting happenings in and around the city this summer, and the fun continues well into September. Highlights include a German beer fest, a film festival and the 27th annual Calgary Pride Parade. Read on to learn how you can take part in the festivities! 

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Posted August 22 By Excel Homes

Back to school: meals on the go

Many parents feel that September is “the most wonderful time of the year.” It’s the month when kids head back to school and structured extracurricular activities commence. However, the transition from lazy summer days to busy weeks filled with jam packed schedules can be stressful. To help you tackle the lunch box battle, we’ve come up with some of our favourite grab-and-go meal and snack ideas.

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Posted August 18 By Excel Homes

After seven years, interest rates are on the rise. lock-in now with a quick possession home!

What does the Bank of Canada's recent interest rate hike mean for prospective home buyers? 

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Posted August 15 By Excel Homes

At home: birthday bash basics

If you’re planning to host your child’s birthday bash at home this year, be sure to check out our tips and tricks for throwing a stress-free party that everyone – including yourself – will enjoy.

Posted August 10 By Excel Homes

Meet dawn bates, interior designer

Have you ever wondered how we create so many incredible show home designs? Meet the Excel Homes Interior Design Expert, Dawn Bates.

Posted August 8 By Excel Homes

Calgary’s best restaurants for family friendly dining

When you’re planning a meal out with the family, check out our top picks for delicious kid friendly dining in and around Calgary.

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Posted August 1 By Excel Homes

Employee spotlight: andrew kortas, senior site superintendent & special projects supervisor

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 exceptional individuals who work tirelessly behind the scenes. This month we’re shining the spotlight on longtime employee Andrew Kortas, our Senior Site Superintendent and Special Projects Supervisor.