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July 24, 2017

Virtual becomes happy reality with new home in Cochrane

Tania is like many of our Excel Home Owners, she researched the community and builders in the area before deciding to build her new home in Heartland. What sets Tania's experience apart is that until earlier this month she had never been to Alberta. 

Read the full article to learn about Tania's virtual home building experience with Excel Homes. 

Photo: Wil Andruschak

Virtual becomes happy reality with new home in Cochrane

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June 26, 2017

MountainView brings retreat setting to home with more space for family

When Meghan and Mat Ward visited the Kimberly show home in MountianView, it was love at first sight. 

"It's been my dream home," says Meghan.

The Ward family was looking for a move up home with more space for their family of five. The Kimberley’s large great room and open concept kitchen, with walk-in pantry and large island and four bedrooms fit the bill.

-Photo Credit: Don Molyneaux

Read the full article by clicking the link below. 


MountainView brings retreat setting to home with more space for family

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June 02, 2017

There's a lot to like in Cavanagh

Cavanagh, a community nestled in the city of Edmonton's SW corridor, and has something for everyone! It truly is "Located for Living, Located for Life" with it's range of home types and close proximity to the city's main arteries. You can freely explore and roam many of the vast urban and rural amenities around the community with ease. Read why Cavanagh is the newest destination of modern home buyers.

There's a lot to like in Cavanagh

June 02, 2017

Join us on June 11th for family fun and learn about Excel Homes in Cavanagh

Cavanagh in SW Edmonton will be hosting a family fun extravaganza on June 11th including a petting zoo, bubble fun, face painting, bouncy castles, candy hunts, delicious family food and so much much more!

We will be there as well to speak about our future line-up of homes coming soon Cavanagh in July 2017 – come visit us and let's meet and greet!

Join us on June 11th for family fun and learn about Excel Homes in Cavanagh

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April 07, 2017

Meet the Condo: Sunset Ridge in Cochrane

Some quick facts about our three-storey townhomes Sunset Ridge in Cochrane put together by the Calgary Metro. Read the full article by clicking the link below. 

Meet the Condo: Sunset Ridge in Cochrane

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April 03, 2017

Couple gears up for dream garage space in Sunset Ridge

For car enthusiasts like Cornelis Vogel and Chantelle Leggatt, the garage is more than just vehicle storage, it's a key recreational space. 

Vogel and Leggatt have a shared interest in tinkering on vehicles and each have their own hobby car. He’s got a 1992 Volkswagen GTI and Leggatt’s is a 1986 Volkswagen cabriolet.

With a new triple-car garage townhome in Sunset Ridge in Cochrane they have room for their mountain bikes, paddle board, camping gear, and room for Leggatt to work on her other creative pursuit of refinishing older furniture. 

Click the link to read the full article below.

Photo credit: Don Molyneaux

Couple gears up for dream garage space in Sunset Ridge

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March 21, 2017

Excel's Maxwell duplex works for multi-generational living

The Maxwell show home is a generous 2,211 square foot design in the northeast community of Savanna in Saddle Ridge. With 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and option of a ground floor bedroom, bathroom, and laundry room. This three-story duplex provides multi-generational families with an alternative to your typical single family home. 

An open-concept design featuring a conventional kitchen as well as a functional L-shaped spice kitchen which includes an oven, cabinets, counters and a sink. 

To read the full article in the Calgary Herald below.

Excel's Maxwell duplex works for multi-generational living

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March 08, 2017

Couple excited to pioneer new community of Carrington

Outdoor regional pathways, proximity to a planned major activity centre, and proposed LRT stop are just a few highlights of the Carrington community that drew the Kreers family to purchase the Hathaway model through Excel Homes. 

Learn more about why this young family chose to purchase in this new master-planned community off Centre Street North by reading the full Calgary Herald article below.

Photo Credit: Don Molyneaux/Calgary Herald

Couple excited to pioneer new community of Carrington

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March 08, 2017

Mahogany led 2016 for new single-family homes

For the third year consecutive year, Mahogany paced all communities in Calgary in applications for permits to build single-family homes. Mahogany continues to draw people to its four-season lake lifestyle with Mahogany lake measuring 25 hectares, the largest freshwater lake within Calgary city limits. 

You can read the full Calgary Herald article below.

Photo Credit: Supplied/Calgary Herald 

Mahogany led 2016 for new single-family homes

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March 08, 2017

Mahogany continues to lead demand for single-family homes

Boasting a 63-acre (25-hectare) lake, 22 kilometres of trail systems throughout the community, and a commercial development slated to open early this year, Mahogany continues to set the pace in Calgary for single-family home permits. 

Read the full article in the Calgary Herald below.

Photo Credit: Supplied/Calgary Herald

Mahogany continues to lead demand for single-family homes

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March 08, 2017

Cochrane communities set to expand in 2017, backed by new infrastructure projects

New approvals and land acquisitions, a new aquatics facility opening in a couple months, and other critical pieces of infrastructure are in place to help Cochrane continue to grow. Read the full Calgary Herald article below to learn more of why developers have a positive outlook in Cochrane for 2017. 

Photo Credit: Supplied/Calgary Herald

Cochrane communities set to expand in 2017, backed by new infrastructure projects

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March 07, 2017

2016: Calgary's north a strong draw for new communities

North Calgary led the way in new master-planned communities in 2016. Read the full article in the Calgary Herald below for a break down on the new communities including Carrington.  

Photo Credit: Don Molyneaux/ Calgary Herald 

2016: Calgary's north a strong draw for new communities

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March 07, 2017

Large garages a highlight at new multi-family development in Cochrane

What draws most people to Cochrane is the close proximity of lakes, rivers, and the Rocky Mountains.  That was all thought out in Excel's latest multi-family development in the Cochrane community of Sunset Ridge.

Excel's fee-simple townhome development features spacious garages, some with space to park three vehicles. Imagine all the kayaks, snowboards and other gear you can store!

Visit our sales centre Monday through Thursday 2 to 8 p.m., and noon to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

Read the full story in the Calgary Herald below.

Large garages a highlight at new multi-family development in Cochrane

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March 07, 2017

Growing Family Finds Connections in Hillcrest

Meet the Zimmers who are sold on the idea that living in HillCrest is the best! Everything is accessible in town and Calgary is just a short commute away.  Their friends also live in Airdrie, so play dates are easy to set up!  

Excel’s new show homes are front drive garage models, the 2,051-square-foot Argyle and 2,412-square-foot Eaton.  They also have new duplexes, the 1,556-square-foot Chester and 1,667-square-foot Barrett.  Excel's show homes are open 2 to 8 pm Monday through Thursday and noon to 5 pm on weekends and holidays.

Photo Credit: Don Molyneauz / Calgary Herald

Growing Family Finds Connections in Hillcrest

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February 01, 2017

Excel’s Porter Maximizes Modernity

Walden features the Porter which focuses on modern home design that brings family and friends together, especially in the kitchen. The modern interior matches the exterior which is a design standard in the beautiful community of Walden.  You have to see this home and community yourself! 

Excel’s Porter Maximizes Modernity

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January 12, 2017

Are You Ready for Crystallina Nera?

Crystallina Nera in NE Edmonton has it all - an urban forest, green spaces with trail systems, community wet ponds and, most importantly, excellent access to amenities. Read more why Crystallina Nera is the talk of the town!

Are You Ready for Crystallina Nera?

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December 16, 2016

Westport Townhome Gives Advance Peek At Coming Duplexes In Hillcrest

The beautiful Hillcrest community in Aidrie are now offering our new townhome show homes and duplexes for pre-sale!

The Westport (townhome) provides plenty of natural sunlight and a front-attached single car garage.

The Barrett (duplex) is based on the townhome plans with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. 

Westport Townhome Gives Advance Peek At Coming Duplexes In Hillcrest

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December 15, 2016

Garnet Sparkles with Natural Light

Take an in depth look at the glowing Garnet in Walden.  The 2075 square foot home features a great room that brings in all the sunshine that it can find.  

Find out more about the great floor plan of the Garnet and all of the bells and whistles that this show home displays!

Garnet Sparkles with Natural Light

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December 15, 2016

Sales Open in New Northwest Community of Carrington

The new NW community of Carrington is now offering pre-construction home sales! 

Excel Homes has a sales centre ready for visitors!  The show homes include the Kenton and Portman which are move-up models, and the Jackson and Harrison which are duplexes.

The community will boast 350 homes! The area will be a true mixed-use urban centre, with connections to the outdoors.  It will be the best of all worlds!


Photo Credit: Don Molyneaux / Calgary Herald

Sales Open in New Northwest Community of Carrington

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August 17, 2016

Bonus Room Shines in Excel's Edendale

The bonus room in the Edendale is featured for many physical attributes, but the best thing about a bonus room is that it brings the family together.

Read the full article below.

Bonus Room Shines in Excel's Edendale

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August 17, 2016

Mahogany Leads Growth in Calgary's New Communities

The Community of Mahogany has seen amazing growth in the last year and has proven to be the fastest growing new community in Calgary.  The growth is a direct reflection of the amazing amenities and the natural draw the community has to offer.

Photo credit: Don Molyneaux Calgary Herald

Read the full article below.

Mahogany Leads Growth in Calgary

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July 15, 2016

Okotoks Sees Upside to New Growth

The Hollingers are from Okotoks, and have decided to buy a new home after living there for 8 years.  Their personal experience is similar to many other residents, in which they feel the town has the benefits of a smaller community but has the conveniences of the city.

Photo credit: Don Molyneaux Calgary Herald

Read the full story in the Calgary Herald below.

Okotoks Sees Upside to New Growth

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July 15, 2016

Energy Efficiency Earns a Bigger Discount with CMHC-insured Financing

Potential buyers now have an additional reason for buying a home with energy-saving features.  Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. has increased its Green Home premium refund to as much as 25 per cent.

Read the full story in the Calgary Herald below.

Energy Efficiency Earns a Bigger Discount with CMHC-insured Financing

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July 15, 2016

Duplexes See Uptick in Building Starts

In Calgary and surrounding areas, the building of townhomes and apartments has slowed down in the month of June.  However, it was the busiest month for duplex starts in more than a year.

Excel Homes builds duplexes in Midtown, Airdrie. 

Read the full story in the Calgary Herald below.

Duplexes See Uptick in Building Starts

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July 08, 2016

The First Family of Midtown Loves Airdrie's Newest Community

Bernie Parlette and Valerie Koppin are the first to move to Midtown, Airdrie. 

Photo Credit: Don Molyneaux, Calgary Herald

Read the full story below.

The First Family of Midtown Loves Airdrie's Newest Community

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July 08, 2016

Mahogany and Nolan Hill Lead in Single-family Building Permits

The two communities that led all of Calgary in demand for new single-family homes in 2015 and continue to lead the first six months of 2016.

Photo Credit: Don Molyneaux, Calgary Herald

Read the full story in the Calgary Herald below.


Mahogany and Nolan Hill Lead in Single-family Building Permits

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July 01, 2016

It's The Value Proposition Driving Recent Townhome Sales in HillCrest

The common reason clients are buying townhomes is value.  Excel Homes feature fee-simple townhomes in HillCrest, Airdrie.

Read the full story below.

It's The Value Proposition Driving Recent Townhome Sales in HillCrest

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July 01, 2016

Lake Communities: Live Year-round on the Water

You don't have to leave to city to have a summer getaway anymore.  Mahogany Lake is 25.5 hectares of freshwater, with a 22,000 sq.ft. beach club.  Enjoy fishing, bbq, swimming, volleyball, kayaking and more all in your backyard.

Photo Credit: Don Molyneaux, Calgary Herald

Read the full article below.


Lake Communities: Live Year-round on the Water

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June 17, 2016

Friendly Front Exteriors Match Up with Spacious Interiors in These Walden Laned Homes

Builders are designing floor plans that are similar in size to move-up homes! Many of these laned homes are exceeding 1,750 square feet, so not having a front drive garage is no longer a deal breaker for Calgarians.

Read the full article below.

Friendly Front Exteriors Match Up with Spacious Interiors in These Walden Laned Homes

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June 08, 2016

Built Green Canada Launches Third Annual Challenge to Municipalities

"We have the privilege of working with progressively-minded builders, municipalities and other key players in the industry for a more sustainable future." Numbers continue to grow in British Columbia and, despite Alberta's economic downturn, builders' commitment to sustainability has not waned. "We'd like to do a shout out to Built Green Canada's founding company, Jayman BUILT alongside Landmark Homes, Excel Homes, and all those since who have shown tremendous leadership by committing their builds BUILT GREEN® certified. Brandon, Manitoba is also doing a pilot project which includes the BUILT GREEN® programs."

Read the full story in the Digital Journal.

Built Green Canada Launches Third Annual Challenge to Municipalities

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May 28, 2016

Midtown to Unveil New Showhomes

"We have a mix of housing which includes single-family, semi-detached, urban contemporary street townhomes, park-fronting townhomes and four storey multi-family," says Montgomery. "Midtown will be approximately 700 units."

Midtown will have a village atmosphere, with it's special appeal being location," says Montgomery.

"As the name suggests, Midtown is really located in the heart of Airdrie," he says. "Residents have access to many amenities, including grocery stores, walking distance to downtown and a direct connection to Nose Creek and Gwacheon Parks".

Photo: Excel's Lockeport duplex show home

Read the full story in the article below.

Midtown to Unveil New Showhomes

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May 20, 2016

Shelburne in Midtown Stretches the Boundaries for Duplexes

The Shelburne show home is easily mistaken for a move-up single family home.  This duplex is 1,985 sq.ft. with a front-attached two car garage, and it is a must see in Midtown, Airdrie.

Read the full article below.

Shelburne in Midtown Stretches the Boundaries for Duplexes

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May 13, 2016

5 Street Towns: No Condo Fees and Plenty of Space in Cochrane

Excel Homes has a freehold townhome development in Heartland, Cochrane.  The units come in at a lower price range and don't have any condo fees!

Read the full story in the article below.


5 Street Towns: No Condo Fees and Plenty of Space in Cochrane

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May 13, 2016

Better Fit with Five, Six or Seven Bedrooms in Savanna

Families come in a range of sizes and Excel Homes is catering to the large families with their Cardiff model in Savanna. The 2,330 square-foot plan fits seven bedrooms and starts at $541,000.

Read the full article below.


Better Fit with Five, Six or Seven Bedrooms in Savanna

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April 29, 2016

New School Upgrades Mahogany Options for Those with Young Families

The first school in Mahogany had an opening ceremony for a future K-Grade 6 institution through the Calgary Catholic School Division last week. The school is expected to open in fall 2018 and will have a capacity of 750 students to prepare for Mahogany's growing population.

Photo Credit: The Calgary Catholic School Division

Read the full article below.


New School Upgrades Mahogany Options for Those with Young Families

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April 16, 2016

Mahogany Leads Calgary Communities for Single-Family Building Permits

Mahogany led all communities in permits to build single-family homes in the first three months of 2016. The southeast lake community ended the first quarter with 100 applications and doubled the output of the next most active community. 

Read the full article below.

Mahogany Leads Calgary Communities for Single-Family Building Permits

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April 16, 2016

Mahogany Announces New Market Tenants

The community of Mahogany has announced new tenants for its Village Market, expected to open later this year. Homeowners won't have to travel far to enjoy a wide range of amenities.

Photo Credit: Hopewell Residential

Read the full article below.


Mahogany Announces New Market Tenants

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April 08, 2016

The Hathaway May Belong to the Move-Up Segment of the Market, but it's Size and Uncommon Floor Plan Features are a Step Above

The Hathaway model boasts five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms and is located in Savanna in Saddle Ridge.  This large floorplan is ideal for any combination of extended families.  A fun addition to the show home is a spice kitchen!

Read the full article below.

The Hathaway, A Step Above

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November 28, 2015

Seabrook Awash in Luxurious Features

Every new home has a room or a special feature that endears itself and in Excel Homes' new Seabrook model, that room is the kitchen, says Amanda Henderson, marketing manager.

Read the full article below.

Seabrook Awash in Luxurious Features

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October 24, 2015

Thinking Big in Midtown

Excel will be developing single-family homes with a front-attached garage in the community of Midtown.   It is the first sub division  launch in Airdrie since Mattamy Homes came to market with Southwinds in the year 2014. 

Photo Credit: Wil Andruschak, Calgary Herald

Read the full article below.


Thinking Big in Midtown

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October 24, 2015

Brooklyn Boasts an Upscale, Timeless Look

With square footage matching single-family homes, but at a better price point, townhomes have been earning an ever-increasing share of the new home market.

Read the full article below.

Brooklyn Boasts an Upscale, Timeless Look

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September 12, 2015

A Townhome Fit for a Family

Ken and Tracy Aylesworth were the first buyers of the newest line-up of townhomes in HillCrest and they share their experience.

Photo Credit: Michelle Hofer, Calgary Herald

Read the full article below.


A Townhome Fit for a Family

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August 15, 2015

Life Tends to Slow Down in Heartland

Located in the vibrant town of Cochrane, Heartland gives you effortless access to some of the west’s best amenities/

Filled with heartfelt connections, family-friendly accessibility and design that brings you closer to nature, Heartland offers the right pace of life, and perfect place for life too. It’s a gateway to inspired living – all year long.

Find out how luxurious living meets the rustic landscape in this beautiful community.,

Read the full article below.

Life Tends to Slow Down in Heartland

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July 25, 2015

Excel Arrives in Mahogany

Excel Homes proudly displays their latest additions, the Lockwood and the Seabrook, to the home line-up in Canada's Community Of The Year.

Read the full article below.

Excel Arrives in Mahogany

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May 16, 2015

HillCrest in Airdrie Exudes Style and Sophistication

"Hillcrest offers a slower pace of life, with a quick escape to more action when desired."

Read the full story in the Calgary Sun below.

HillCrest in Airdrie Exudes Style and Sophistication

April 18, 2015

Cosy Loft is a Huntley Highlight in Walden

The Huntley and The Porter show homes feature many impressive wealth of floor plan options and Excel's new presentation centre in Walden simplifies the home buying experience.

Read the full story in the Calgary Herald below.

Cosy Loft is a Huntley Highlight in Walden

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April 04, 2015

Mahogany a ‘Special Place to Live’

With a wealth of diverse and well-curated amenities and a cast of stellar of new home types coming into this southeast community, Mahogany is establishing itself as the place to be.

Read the full story in the Calgary Sun below.

Mahogany a ‘Special Place to Live’

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March 21, 2015

Explore the World of Walden

Builders shine a new light on a fantastic set of new show homes in the early 2015 parade launch in this exciting SE Calgary community.

Read the full article below.

Explore the World of Walden

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March 14, 2015

Excel’s New Models Turn Heads in Walden

Two new models, The 1,446-sq. ft. Porter and 1,888-sq. ft. Huntley, have been added to Excel Homes’ lineup in the southeast neighbourhood of Walden.

Read the full article below.

Excel’s New Models Turn Heads in Walden

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March 07, 2015

Extreme Kitchen Makeover

30 volunteers from Excel Homes and its trades, suppliers and contractors volunteered their time and resources to give the Boys and Girls club a new kitchen.

Read the full article below.

Extreme Kitchen Makeover

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