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December 10, 2018
The holiday season is upon us and preparing your home for family and friends can be a daunting task. If you’re prepared and plan ahead, you’ll have plenty of time to create enjoyable memories with loved ones rather than stressing out.

November 22, 2018
With the holiday season upon us many people are getting out their ladders and extension cords and turning the exterior of their homes into a winter wonderland. While you may be inspired to do the same, before you begin, it’s best to develop a plan instead of winging it.

November 19, 2018 Topics: Saving, New Homes, Sustainability, Winnipeg
Exterior lighting is what gives a home presence at night. With the new varieties of lighting styles and energy efficient options, homes can take exterior lighting to the next level by adding a dramatic flair to your home when the sun goes down. There are numerous types of exterior lighting so let’s take a look at what might work best for your new home.

October 22, 2018

We are well into October and with Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to give your house the haunted treatment. Follow these tips to transform your home into the spookiest house on the block and to attract trick-or-treaters in your neighbourhood.


October 16, 2018 Topics: Qualico Communities, Taylor Farm, Sage Creek, Ridgewood West, River Park South, Southlands Village, Winnipeg, Halloween
Halloween is a fun time for kids to dress-up, stay-up late and eat candy. With all of this excitement and distractions, it’s easy for a pleasantly spooky night to turn into a scary one. These quick safety tips will help ensure a safe evening of trick-or-treating in your community.

October 10, 2018 Topics: Qualico Communities, Organization, Winnipeg
The leaves are changing colour and the winds are blowing cooler. Fall is here and after a great summer, it’s time to make sure your home is in top shape and ready for winter. From cleaning out your gutters to checking the batteries in your smoke detectors, these things go a long way in maintaining the value of your home and in some cases, keeping your family safe.

October 9, 2018 Topics: Qualico Communities, Taylor Farm, Sage Creek, Ridgewood West, New Homes
The 2018 Fall Parade of homes was a big success! With 138 show homes on display, this Winnipeg event, hosted by the Manitoba Home Builder’s Association (MHBA), continues to be the largest Parade of Homes in Canada.

October 1, 2018 Topics: Qualico Communities, Taylor Farm, Sage Creek, Ridgewood West, Oak Bluff West, Nature, Winnipeg
On September 27, representatives across Canada gathered in Sage Creek to learn about the design and construction of naturalized wetland systems. This Sage Creek tour was part of a two-day field workshop on naturalized stormwater retention ponds.

September 26, 2018 Topics: Qualico Communities, Gardening, Nature, Winnipeg
Autumn is here with leaves bursting with colour and slowly floating to the ground. As temperatures in Manitoba become chilly, it’s time to start thinking of ways to bring the beauty of nature indoors this winter.

August 28, 2018 Topics: Back to school, Organization, Winnipeg, Qualico

Many of us are busy getting the kids ready with new clothes, school supplies, and more, but what about your home? Here are some of our tips for each room in your home to get back to school ready!


July 25, 2018

When looking for a home, or considering building new, you may have heard of a spec home. For some, spec home may sound like a vague name, so we are here to clarify and instil a few reasons why you may actually want to purchase a spec home.


June 4, 2018

RidgeWood West is a unique community located in Charleswood. What makes it unique? It’s a new home community in an area known for having more established homes. Now, you can build a new home in the picturesque neighbourhood that backs out onto open prairie landscapes.


May 30, 2018

New communities are being designed to be walkable with the goal of encouraging active lifestyles. Qualico Communities are the same way, but are also designed to improve sustainability. Limestone trails, as opposed to paved trails, provide many benefits to each community, giving back to the natural surroundings, pets and residents alike.


May 2, 2018

Taking care of your home is an on-going task. Though new homes don’t require renovations, they do need regular maintenance. From power washing your windows and siding, to checking the furnace filter, these little things can go a long way to maintain the value of your home, and in some cases, keep your family safe.


April 30, 2018

Floorplans are the very first step in everything coming together–allowing you to visualize the layout of your home in a simplified and uncluttered way. Reading your floorplans, you’ll be able to see your new home take shape, make adjustments to the design (if needed), and get a better idea of what life will be like when it’s finished.


April 18, 2018 Topics: Earth Day, Nature, Sustainability

 

Working to build more sustainable communities in Winnipeg, Qualico re-introduces native plants and grasses into new developments, preserving existing natural elements, creating walkable communities and using as many locally-sourced materials as possible.

March 29, 2018 Topics: Gardening
Spring is hot on our heels and that means gardening season is not far away. As the weather warms up and the ground thaws, if you’re a seasoned gardener, you’re probably already planning this year’s crop. If you’re new to the world of gardening, here are some great tips for getting started.

March 2, 2018 Topics: New Homes
Personal fitness rooms are becoming more and more common in new home projects. With the focus on health and fitness in today’s world–where things like fast food reign supreme–we are seeing people working towards healthier living.

February 25, 2018 Topics: Down Payment, Mortgage, Saving

Buying a house is, in most cases, the biggest purchase a family makes. Whether it’s your first home, second, or third, saving for the down payment can take some work. 


February 13, 2018 Topics: Qualico Communities

Driving through any of Qualico’s many different communities, you’ll notice a high standard of style and design throughout the homes. Builders meet with Qualico Communities to discuss and design the overall aesthetic of each neighbourhood adhering to these guidelines during the builds.


January 16, 2018

One of the major benefits to owning a new home is energy efficiency. New and efficient homes reduce the amount of time and money you need to spend to keep it maintained and in proper shape. We often hear about how new homes are more efficient, but what makes them better performers than older homes?


December 29, 2017 Topics: Qualico Communities

With 2017 coming to a close, Qualico Communities has had an exciting year full of growth and expansion. From the grand opening of a new community, releases of new community phases and fun events residents were able to take part in, there was a lot to celebrate.


December 26, 2017 Topics: Qualico Communities
The holidays have come and gone and chances are you have a lot of new stuff in your home! Pair that with all your holiday decorations that need to be packed away and you have a lot of things needing to be organized. Now is the perfect time to tackle the mess while simultaneously preparing for next year.

December 18, 2017 Topics: Qualico Communities
Young children need intellectual stimulation, and not the kind found in a text book. They need to learn how to carry out some of the most essential elements of human life, such as solving problems, asking questions, and more!

August 7, 2017
A house doesn’t become a home until it’s been lived in, new memories have been made and personal touches have been added to make it uniquely the residents home. Whether you are in the process of building or just moved in and looking to decorate to your personal style, you can always find ways to personalize your home. 

July 3, 2017
Now that the warm weather is here, Winnipeggers are firing up their barbeques and spending as much time as they can outside. Whether you’re hosting for four people or 50 people, there are many more factors to consider. 

June 5, 2017
You and your family are getting ready to create new memories in a brand-new home but now that means it’s time pack up all your belongings. To help eliminate the unneeded stress and make the move as seamless as possible, we’re giving you a list of tips you can use to make the process a lot more enjoyable.

March 27, 2017
Schools are officially empty as kids have left their notebooks and pencils behind and are now enjoying a week-long break filled with fun and a little extra sleep. Here are some activity ideas to ensure your week is packed with fun!

So you’re looking for a community for your new custom built or premium home? From the start, you can rest easy knowing that all our communities are developed to the highest standards for design, environmental sustainability and meet the diverse and changing needs of homeowners.

This is the first of a series of blogs to help break down the steps of building a new home so that you can start to see yourself in a home in one of our inviting communities. The series will cover tips for choosing your community, selecting the builder, designing your home, and finally, how to stay sane during the build.


Many new home builders are faced with the question of what comes first—Choosing your community, lot or builder? When starting with your builder, there are a lot of considerations that your builder will be able to help you with at the start of your relationship.

You’ve chosen your community, your lot and your builder. Now you’re on to the most exciting part of your new home project—developing a floor plan and designing your home.

Ask a designer, a sales agent and a builder what new homeowners can do to keep their building projects on track and they will most likely all tell you the exact same thing. Find out what to expect during your new home build!

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