Sunday, September 15, 2019

Over the next 3 years, the Government will be funding $1.25 billion in shared equity mortgages. With an additional 5% or 10% put toward the value of a new home, this incentive can help up to 40,000 people become first-time home buyers. 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Finding your fur-ever home definitely involves your favourite hairy, fuzzy or feathered family! Fur-tunately, there a number of options to give Citizen Canine or Katy Purr-y (last pun, we promise) exactly what they need in their new house! 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Realtor Knowledge is a Must When Selling Your Home!

With news swirling about higher than average MLS listings and new mortgage rules, it can feel like a hard time to buy and sell a home. However, while listings have gone up in the Calgary market, each community and home type is different.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Now could be the perfect time to get into the new home market, with a Quick Possession home

Prices in Calgary and surrounding areas have stabilized, with modest monthly gains in single-family home values becoming the norm. We’re still in a situation where prices in some areas of Calgary are more affordable than they have been for decades. But that’s beginning to change. Fast.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Christine Grossmann

Christine is one of the newer members of the Stepper team, and an essential one at that! As our customers know, Christine has a wealth of knowledge on interior design and selections. She's also a ray of sunshine in our office, happy to help with whatever is going on, whether it's home design, volunteering, or giving cat advice! 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Jesse Hogg

Many people who have bought a Stepper in the last few years know Jesse. He is an incredible asset to our team, and is consistently recognized by our homeowners as a huge help their warranty experience. He is also recognized by our team at Stepper as a pleasure to work with, and an eager volunteer with company events.

Monday, April 2, 2018

When you start looking to buy a home, the choices can seem overwhelming. Do you choose something low maintenance or do you get the home with a backyard? Do you choose something new or something that has been lived in before? Do you buy a home with a lot of space to grow into or just enough for you now? Do you want to live somewhere with a neighbour right down the hall, or do you prefer a space that is all your own? There is no universal answer, as there are many different types of homes that are available, including multi-family options like condos, townhomes, and duplexes, or single family homes like bungalows or two-storey homes. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Carol Warner

Our "Get to Know Our Team" series continues with Carol Warner, Customer Experience Analyst here at Stepper Homes.

Friday, March 9, 2018

It's been a long winter in Calgary and Southern Alberta, with fewer chinooks and more snow than we're used to. However, we're in the homestretch, with warmer temperatures this weekend, the daylight savings time switch on Sunday, and 'Spring' happening in less than two weeks!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Punita Nagewadia

At Stepper Homes, we value our team members and all that they do to contribute to our customer experience and our success. Going forward, we will be doing a monthly post about one of our team members, and what working at Stepper Homes is like, and what it means to them!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Buying a home for the first time is one of the biggest, exciting, and scary experiences you have as an adult. Check out our top 5 tips for first time homebuyers, before you start looking for the perfect home.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Buying a new home has many advantages. There are no renos, no DIY. Everything is up to date and state-of-the-art. The only stress you might face is all the decisions you need to make. You’ll probably have options for lighting, flooring and other aspects of your new home. How do you choose? 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

In January 2018, new government rules for borrowers will kick in. To prevent lenders from encouraging excessive debt, potential homebuyers will need to pass a ‘stress-test’ to show that they could absorb likely interest rate rises. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Before you go shopping for a home, you need to go shopping for something else — a home loan. Not as exciting, we’ll admit. But making sure that you are pre-approved for a mortgage can make the homebuying process faster, simpler and a lot easier on your nerves. Here’s a guide to the basics.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Perhaps you’re going to have a baby. Or you’re tired of paying rent. Or maybe you have changed jobs and want to be closer to work. A new home seems like an ideal solution — except you don’t have time to wait for it to be built. The alternative is to buy from MLS. But finding a home that way can drag on for many months.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Heritage Hills is built on the site of an old ranch. So it’s no surprise that there are still areas of green space to enjoy with four-legged friends. In fact, the dog park in Heritage Hills is just a ball launcher away from Stepper’s latest townhome development.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Townhomes are rightly earning a reputation in Alberta for low maintenance living at a lower cost of ownership. What’s less well known is the amazing flexibility of this home style, if you are buying a new townhome.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

One way to get your spring off to an exciting start (and give yourself a long-term gift) is to invest in a home. Stepper Homes has several immediate-possession homes that are move-in ready. While the weather transitions, the market starts picking up. Why move in the early spring? We have your answer here!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Your son loves hockey. Your daughter loves princesses. You want their bedrooms to be practical, but also stylish and neat. How do you reconcile all these desires? From kids' furniture to toy storage and paint colours, this guide will get you started with fresh kids bedroom ideas. 

Friday, January 20, 2017
Whether you are looking to freshen up your home decor, are are planning a new home or renovation, we have the rundown on what is in style this year!
Thursday, January 5, 2017

January is here and you're reassessing your diet, your finances, your wardrobe... Why not take a look at your home as well when making your New Year's Resolutions? Get your home even more beautiful and efficient with a few home improvement suggestions. 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Protect your home from the deep freeze with these 6 projects.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

If you want the excitement of moving into a brand new house without waiting for it to be built or the design decisions that come with it, choosing a quick possession show home or spec home is the perfect option. Brand new spec homes, also called move-in-ready and immediate delivery homes in the real estate industry, are built by construction companies on speculation that the design, style, layout and features will appeal to new home buyers. These homes are often available immediately or within 90 days, but occasionally will take 5 or 6 months until completion. There are lots of great reasons to buy a quick possession spec home, but these are our five favourites.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Keep that clutter at bay by using these helpful home organization tips to keep clothes, shoes, school supplies, and toys all in the appropriate spot. 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sometimes the city feels too busy, and or a bit too crammed together. You feel like you need to get out and feel freer. To go somewhere that you can see the stars, and feel the wind at your back is your dream come true. If this is something that you want to experience, read on to see why small town living might be for you.

1.    Live Closer to Nature

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Learn the pros & cons of each and decide which option is best for you

Looking for the right home is a difficult task. If you are looking for a first home, or are thinking about downsizing, you might be looking at condos or townhome. These homes have smaller square footages, and therefore, smaller prices!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Decorating your home can feel like a monumental task. If you are starting from scratch, or building a look, new home ideas are everywhere, and can feel daunting. You want your house to look beautiful, but not out of date. Where to begin?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

After what has seemed like the longest winter, it is finally starting to feel like spring. A couple more days, and green sprouts will be making their way above ground!

Those adventurous little sprouts might inspire some change. Perhaps now is the time to consider doing something for yourself. Why not create a space that’s all yours? The Master Bedroom is a place that’s made for rest, but you can also transform it into a personal oasis, away from the regular hustle and bustle of your home. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

You’re ready for that new place to call home. It might be that your current condo isn’t what you need anymore, or you have decided to take the leap into homeownership for the first time. Whatever it may be, it is always good to see what options are available. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Kitchen: it can be the centre of entertaining, casual meals, family get-togethers, and more! Keeping it organized and modern can be tricky. However, new kitchen trends are making that easier for you, through clean lines, bright lights, and hidden features!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

As the fall rolls around, the days become shorter and cooler. The opportunities of sending your kids out to the backyard or to the park to play and burn off all of their extra energy also become fewer. As you begin to envision the toy clutter yet again covering each floor of your home, don’t despair! Consider the option of a kids playroom! Whether you use a bonus room, office, basement, or part of the bedrooms, a playroom is a fun space where kids are free to be kids. The playroom also helps keep the mess from spreading throughout your home! 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

New year, new home! The gift that gives for years to come! Immediate possession homes are ready for you to move right in. Why not get your 2015 off to an exciting start? You may be thinking; why move in the winter? Why move so quickly after the holidays? Well, there are many advantages you may not consider when moving at this time of year.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Low oil prices often get a bad rap. When oil prices go down, the general spirit of Calgary seems to shift pretty rapidly.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

With record low interest rates, you might be considering buying a new car or a new house, but might not know which is the best purchase to make at this time. Here are some of the pros and cons!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

You’re getting to that point where you just can't deal with another landlord. Or perhaps you have been saving your pennies by staying with mom and dad. Or perhaps you're looking to get rid of the roommates. Whatever it is, you know its time, and that you're ready to get a place of your own!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

For years, living in a lake community has had a certain allure to Calgarians. In a city surrounded by prairie, lake communities are a city oasis for many. With that perfect mix of nearby urban amenities and a relaxing cottage-like atmosphere, families will never be bored in a lake community.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

With our early spring, we have seen neighbours and friends sprucing up their outdoor spaces. Whether its cleaning or rebuilding, outdoor spaces are on Calgarians minds! 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

When shopping for a new home, there are many considerations to be made. How big do you need your home to be? Do you want a home with independence that includes a backyard and garage? Are you leaning towards something with at least 3 bedrooms? Are you looking at a community with potential for you and your family? If you are looking for a number of these aspects, a single family home might just be the answer you’re looking for.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

You're always doing a lot for others. Now is the time to consider doing something for yourself. Why not create a space that’s all yours? The Master Bedroom is a place that’s made for rest, but you can also transform it into a personal oasis, away from the regular hustle and bustle of your home. Here are a few tips for decorating your master bedroom. These trends are current, but classic and can be used now and in the future.