Seasonal Info: Melting Snow and Your Foundation

Posted by Magi Mogg on Tue, Apr 21, 2020

seasonal-faq-spring-melting-snowWith the weather starting to warm up in Edmonton, melting snow and running water means you need to stay on top of seasonal maintenance items! Melting snow can have a negative effect on your foundation and basement as water is the number one problem for foundations. The physical stress of the freeze and thaw cycle on your foundation is made worse when combined with excess water.

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Topics: new home, home maintenance, seasonal

Model Feature: The Sampson

Posted by Dan Gibson on Thu, Apr 16, 2020

Model Feature: The Sampson featured image You pull your car in the front-attached garage and enter your glistening new home. You pause to appreciate the convenience of a powder room just around the corner, and the laundry room next to it. 

As you look up to admire the open concept living area ahead of you, you note how happy you are that you made the wise choice of building a Sampson home.

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Topics: show home, floor plans

Pacesetter's Community Focus: Desrochers Villages

Posted by Dan Gibson on Tue, Apr 14, 2020

Pacesetter's Community Focus: Desrochers Villages Neighbourhood imageYou make sure your kids eat their vegetables, encourage your spouse to join you for morning jogs, and you chose a family vehicle with the highest safety standards. So, when it comes to shopping for a new home, we know you won’t settle for anything less than a home that suits your needs in a community that fits with your lifestyle. You always want what’s best for your family. 

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Topics: edmonton communities, new developments, desrochers villages

Get Unmatched Value in Your Pacesetter Home

Posted by Magi Mogg on Thu, Apr 9, 2020

Hillary Great RoomYour home is your sanctuary, so you need to work with a builder that understands your needs, wants, and your personal style. Pacesetter uses all of these aspects of you to create a home that is distinctly yours. There are so many things to consider when building a new home – it seems like everyone has the lowest prices, best promotions, and special offers, but getting the best bang for your buck is about so much more than simply getting the cheapest price.

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Topics: pacesetter homes, new home

Purging Your Old Stuff for Spring

Posted by Curtis S. on Thu, Apr 2, 2020

Purging Your Old Stuff for SpringSpring is finally in the air, and for many homeowners, that means that it’s time to break out the cleaning supplies to give your home a deep clean. You’ve got your mops, brooms, dusters, rubber gloves, sponges, and soap, but what about all that extra stuff that’s laying around your house?

Stop and look around your home. Is there any extra stuff that you could just get rid of this year during your spring cleaning? Maybe you have a closet full of clothes that rarely get worn or a full shelf in the garage that just collects dust. Maybe your kids have a room-full of toys that end up forgotten or passed over for newer, better options.

Do you have too much stuff that just isn’t being used anymore? Well this spring could be the perfect time to do an even deeper clean of your home beyond just the mopping and sweeping. Here are some tips for purging your home of old stuff this spring!

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Topics: new home, lifestyle, spring cleaning

Your One-Year Warranty Checklist

Posted by Curtis S. on Tue, Mar 31, 2020


You’ve moved into your new home and finally finished unpacking. Everything is settled! As you approach the one year anniversary of your new home, you need to take care of something else—the One-Year Warranty checklist! Every new home in Alberta has a mandatory warranty, and Pacesetter is no different. This is when you take a look for any problems or issues you need your builder to address and the perfect time to perform a homeowner maintenance check on your home. 


Your warranty comes with a standard maintenance plan, but you can add other items that you want to review with your builder too. If it is covered, great! If not, they’ll let you know and you can have peace of mind knowing you asked.

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Topics: home maintenance, mortgage and financial

Your Essential Moving Checklist

Posted by Magi Mogg on Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Your essential moving checklistIt’s been said that moving to a new home is one of the most stressful things we can experience. It’s no wonder we approach moving with apprehension and anxiety. Here's how you can change your mindset - think of this as just a step towards one of the greatest milestones in your life. Years down the road, you won't even recall the move that began the exciting new memories in your new home. So, relax! Don’t worry! With careful planning and this handy moving checklist, you won't even break a sweat when it comes time to move into your brand new home! 

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Topics: buy a home, buy a new home, build a new home, moving

Window Condensation and Humidity in Your New Home

Posted by Magi Mogg on Thu, Mar 19, 2020


As winter comes and goes, one of the biggest challenges that homeowners face is understanding the humidity inside their brand new home. New homes have freshly poured concrete that needs time to cure. The wood products used to build your home also expel moisture into the air. This increases the humidity inside the home and is difficult to control over the first year or two. Don’t worry—the condensation on windows will decrease as years pass. In the meantime, we’ve created this quick guide to understanding the humidity levels in your new home throughout the year.


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Topics: home maintenance, seasonal

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