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Strathmore is Calgary’s Hidden Gem

One of Loreck Homes’ favourite neighbourhoods to build in is Strathmore. We love this community because it has a small town feel with only 13,000 people, but you still have the benefits of being 40 km east of the city, which is about 40 minutes. We love so much about…

Strathmore Invests In High Quality Of Life

Supporting Strathmore's Not-For-Profit Community  As we spend more time building in the Strathmore community, we become more and more attached to this great town. From its friendly residents to the beautiful scenery, Strathmore is the perfect spot to settle down, or...

Stricter Mortgage Rules Makes Small Town Living Even More Appealing

With the new Canadian mortgage rules in place, purchasing a home just got a little more difficult. Take a deep breath, building your own home is still attainable. If you can’t stop thinking about that big backyard, or custom home you want to start building, a small...

Living in Strathmore

Living in Strathmore - More Than Small Town Charm   Wide open spaces isn’t just a great country song, the Dixie Chicks were definitely onto something. The hustle and bustle of Calgary is great for city dwellers, but a little more peace and quiet is ideal for the...

Selecting The Best Type Of Home For You

Once you’ve decided that you’d like to buy a home, it can be an overwhelming process if you aren’t sure what each type of home entails.  According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, here is a list of all the different types of homes you can purchase:...

Buy a New or Previously Owned Home?

There are many things to consider once you’ve decided to buy your first home, especially when choosing between buy new or previously owned. A new home is one that has just been built — no one else has lived in it yet. You might buy a new home from a contractor who has...

Choosing a Location For Your First Home

When buying your first home, it’s important to think about the location. What communities are you interested in? Are there necessities surrounding your home? Are there schools nearby? Also, think carefully about the location because it also affects your home’s value....

Your Housing Needs — Now and in the Future

If you’re a first time homebuyer and you’re trying to select the right home for you, there are a number of things you need to consider. You’ll want to think about your current needs but also anticipate the things you’ll want in the future. According to Canada Mortgage...

How to Amplify Natural Light in your Home

Sometimes small spaces in our home can seem dark and ominous. Increasing the natural light in your home will not only save electricity, but will also make you feel better physically and psychologically. Natural light can be associated with an improved mood, and...

How to Choose Features when Buying a New Home

  Buying a brand new home is exciting! One of the best things about it is that you get to decide on the features and finishing touches that go into your new home. Although it’s exciting, some decisions can be overwhelming and stressful. Here are some tips to help...