9 Best Hacks for Surviving the Summer Without AC

Posted by Courtney C. on Tue, Jul 25, 2017

9 Best Hacks for Surviving the Summer Without AC Cooling off imageWe can all recall a particularly hot summer day – sitting outside, the condensation on your glass of water matching the beads of sweat forming on your forehead. When you couldn’t take the discomfort any longer, you went inside for some relief, only to be hit with an even stronger heatwave because – you forgot – you don’t have AC.

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Topics: seasonal, tips & tricks

Looking Up in The Uplands at Riverview

Posted by Dan Gibson on Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Looking Up in The Uplands at Riverview Bike Ride imageIf you’ve been searching and touring communities, but just haven’t found one with that "special something" to make you fall in love, you mustn't give up until you see The Uplands at Riverview! This forthcoming community is rapidly developing and growing; the Uplands at Riverview could be the perfect place for you and your family to grow, too. Visiting our two new show homes (opening soon) can help you better see this vision come to fruition.

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Topics: uplands, austin, pharaoh

Summer Safety Tips for Kids

Posted by Courtney C. on Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Summer Safety Tips for Kids Little Girl imageAfter spending a day outside with your family, building sandcastles, splashing in the water, and maybe even savouring an ice cream or two, the last thing you want is to look back at the pictures you took and see nothing but red, sunburned skin. 

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Topics: seasonal, tips & tricks

What Do the Higher Interest Rates Mean for Me?

Posted by Jennifer G. on Mon, Jul 17, 2017

What Do the Higher Interest Rates Mean for Me? Budgeting imageBy now you've likely heard the news that interest rates in Canada have increased by a quarter of a percent from 0.5% to 0.75%. We all knew at some point interest rates would have to start inclining again--after all, they've been at record lows now for nearly a decade--but that doesn't make it any easier to navigate the change. We spoke to two mortgage specialists to get their take on what is happening in the market, and how this rate increase can affect your financial situation.

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Topics: mortgage and financial, interest rates

Meet the Team: Sean Scofield

Posted by Courtney C. on Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Meet the Team: Sean Scofield image

Everyone, meet Sean. He’s our in-house hockey expert, our competitive bowling champion (that’s right, 3 perfect games and 6 trips to the Canadian National Championships), and our resident news anchor...?

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Topics: meet the team

Pacesetter Celebrates Canada's 150th Birthday!

Posted by Dan Gibson on Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Pacesetter Celebrates Canada's 150th Birthday! imageMarking Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, 2017 has already been filled with tons of festivities and celebratory events. Canada150in150 was a project created to commemorate our nation, and particularly the culture and people of Alberta. This project was launched by inviting Albertans to submit videos that tell a story of what Canada is to them, what it means to be Canadian, or their contribution to our heritage and culture.

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Topics: pacesetter homes, Canada's 150th

The Buzz About Downsizing

Posted by Jennifer G. on Thu, Jul 6, 2017

The Buzz About Downsizing Derrick Model imageThe common term “bigger is better” is slowly being overshadowed by the buzz about downsizing. Still, that old saying can make many homeowners dismiss the idea altogether. However, more and more people are giving up square footage in their homes for a more minimalist lifestyle.

And it seems to be working!

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Topics: downsizing

7 DIY Water Activities to Beat the Heat

Posted by Courtney C. on Tue, Jul 4, 2017

7 DIY Water Activities to Beat the Heat Girl in Pool imageIt’s 30 degrees out, you’re fanning yourself with a spatula as you try to prepare breakfast in a steamy kitchen, while your children are complaining of heat and boredom. We can all relate. 

The carefree feeling of summer can easily fade when your kids become tired of playing at the local playground and are tugging at your sleeve for entertainment. One of the most fun places to beat the summer heat is at an epic water park…

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Topics: seasonal, DIY

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