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Some of Our Favorite Home Buyer’s Apps

We've sought out some of our favorite mobile apps for the Western Canadian home buyer. If you’re a Canadian user of mobile devices, surfing the App Store can be very disappointing for its lack of Canadian content. We are making some progress as Canada continues to emerge as one of the most web savvy countries in the world. According to a recent report, Canadians are the heaviest worldwide users of the internet. Read more.  With the exception of the Smart Home apps, we have only included free apps in our list of favorites.  Beginning Your Journey Realtor.ca – This app allows for users to search for land / properties across Canada.  CMHC Ready Set Home – This is especially great for first time buyers. It offers tools to help calculate what you can afford, mortgage payments and glossary of terms, along with a checklist to help you keep track of the homes that you are considering.  Shopping for Your House Photosynth – All ...

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Keystone Communities

Jandel Homes is proud to announce our agreement with Keystone Communities, a division of Realstar Properties Ltd. Since 1974, Realstar has been committed to excellence in every facet of multi-unit residential real estate and is one of the largest owners of rental properties across Canada with over 70,000 residents. Keystone Communities owns and operates 25 land lease communities across Canada. Jandel Homes is proud to be one of Keystone’s preferred suppliers for its communities in Alberta. Read more about Keystone Communities.  We will be offering turnkey packages to our buyers on large lots in Keystone’s lovely, well maintained leased land communities. Read more about leased land. Communities currently available: • Ponoka – Poplar Grove Village • Wetaskiwin – Wild Rose Garden Estates • Coalhurst [near Lethbridge] – Coalhurst Community • Medicine Hat – Tower Estates • Benalto [near Sylvan Lake] – Kountry Meadows ...

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Spring sale now on!

The new 2014 show homes have all arrived and our spring sale is now on ~ until April 12th, only. We’re offering massive discounts on over $9 million in inventory.         Save up to $3,000 on any of our homes from the Alaskan series, with the Arctic insulation packages. The Anchorage and McKinley plans are pictured above.         Save up to $6,000 on any of our stunning Designer Kitchen series of homes! The Sonoma and Vienna plans are pictured above.  We’re offering massive discounts on over 16 different models, all packed with our most popular options – and we can offer immediate delivery.  Come out and join us on April 12th for a free BBQ and tour our show homes at your leisure. We offer one of the largest selections of modular show homes in Canada with over 15 show homes at both Sales Centres.  Hope to see you soon! For more information, call us toll free 855.463.0084 [Edmonton] or ...

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Featured Community – Gibbons, Alberta

Gibbons is a vibrant and growing community of about 3,000 people, just north of the City of Edmonton in Sturgeon County. It is conveniently located just 15 minutes from Edmonton and only 6 km from the Heartland Industrial Area. Right in town, there are health care services, religious and cultural organizations, banks, restaurants, pubs and shopping.           Gibbons is abounding with recreational opportunities with playgrounds, picnic areas, a spray park, walking trails and a fishing pond that is stocked with trout annually. There is a hockey arena and a great sports ground area with a skate park, ball diamonds and a soccer pitch.  Read More – Town of Gibbons Website Read More – Inside Gibbons, Rooted in Family Photos – Town of Gibbons on Flicker Jandel Homes has partnered with Gibbons Manufactured Housing Community to provide affordable home ownership opportunities in the region. There is only one show home remaining in this modestly ...

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The New 2014 Show Homes have arrived!

Jandel has assembled a truly incomparable show home parade for you this year and we’re very excited to finally do the big reveal!  For the modular home buyer, we’re featuring the award winning 2280 square foot Peyton model, the two-storey Lynbrook, the gorgeous new Summit plan and we are very proud to introduce our ready to move series of homes – The Heartland series. These beauties are built in Canada, are fully customizable, can be delivered in about 90 days and…the best part – they are priced from the low $200’s!                           Pictured above – new for 2014, in the Heartland series - the Riverside [at left] and the Fairhaven [at right]  In our manufactured home line up, we’ve brought back our classic Designer Kitchen series, with all new décors and this year, we’re introducing the gorgeous new Sonoma model. This stunning home offers truly ...

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New Home Buyer Protection Act – Reminder

As of February 1, 2014, every new home that is built [and located] in the province of Alberta must be covered by the warranty standards set out in the New Home Buyer Protection Act. This legislation was enacted in December of 2012 and went live in February. Under the Act, a building permit cannot be issued unless appropriate warranty coverage is in place on the property. This applies to all new homes built where the building permit is applied for after February 1, 2014. Alberta Municipal Affairs issued an interpretation bulletin in February clarifying some points in regards to factory built homes. Registrar’s Bulletin   In addition, all new residential construction must be entered into the New Home Buyer Protection Public Registry. The Registry will provide users with information about the home, and the name and contact information of the builder and warranty provider. Builders need to become authorized users of the New Home Buyer Protection System’s Builder Portal. After a registr ...

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Jandel Homes ~ Now in Athabasca!

Located just 1.5 hours north of Edmonton, Athabasca County offers the “quintessential rural living experience” and is one of the prettiest places on the prairies. People are drawn here for its peaceful vistas, pristine lakes, safe streets and fresh air. Athabasca’s natural beauty offers great lifestyle choices and it is truly a great place to raise a family.              Athabasca is the gateway to the north, along with all of its natural resource industries and lucrative economic prospects. Driving distances to the Peace River and Athabasca oil sands deposits are easily managed. • Wabasca – Desmarais is 2.5 hours north • Fort McMurray is just 3 hours north • Fox Creek is 3 hours west • Grande Prairie is 4 hours west • Peace River is 3.5 hours north west Jandel Homes has been heavily involved in the Athabasca region since our inception in 1974. We’ve identified a need for affor ...

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We Treated Ourselves to a Facelift for Our 40th!

We are celebrating our 40th Anniversary at Jandel Homes this year, so we have decided to treat ourselves to a website facelift! Same great content you already know and trust, but with a fresh new look. And that’s not all we’ve done… Other changes to the website:      • Promotions Page – The promotions page has always been here, but we have made it even more user friendly. Based on your feedback, we’ve made it really easy to find the promotions, check them out - at a glance - and then click through to find more detailed information on any of the models you might be interested in.      • Improved Search Engine - We’ve improved our innovative search engine that allows you to search floor plans by location, style of home, bedrooms, bathrooms and square footage to make it easier to navigate and more readily accessible.      • Weekly Blogs – We’ve increased the freq ...

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Inspired and Modern Kitchen Design

The kitchen is the heart of the home, the central meeting place for family and friends. Investing in gourmet cooking features, modern colours, inspired design and innovative features can add a touch of sophistication to any kitchen.    Our Top and Emerging Trends for Kitchen Design: • Open shelving and glass cabinet doors. Displaying kitchen wares is a growing trend and it is now fashionable to display everything from pots and pans to oils and vinegars. • Urban chic with natural textures. Glass, stone, and wood dominate the look - modern with calm, clean lines. Greys and whites are regaining popularity, with glass backsplash. • Darker cabinets. Black cabinets started to make an appearance over the past couple of years and are now emerging as one of our best sellers. • Gourmet cooking features. Gas ranges, built in microwaves and euro style hood fans in black and stainless steel are extremely popular options amongst our homebuyers. Key Elements for Considerat ...

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Legislative Changes to Home Warranties for Albertans

The “New Home Buyer Protection Act” passed and it will require builders in Alberta to provide home warranty coverage for all new homes built in the province starting February 1, 2014. While Jandel Homes has always offered warranty coverage, not every builder has. Even though the Act will add a small surcharge onto the cost of a new home [for the online warranty registration], we believe this legislation is great for Albertans. Estimates are that up to 20% of the new homes currently built in Alberta have no warranty coverage at all. Minimum Coverage Requirements All new homes built in Alberta will now be mandated to provide the following minimum warranty coverage – 1 year | 2 year | 5 year | 10 year. • 1 year. Defects in labour and materials [items such as flooring | countertops | trim] • 2 years. Defects in labour and materials related to delivery and distribution systems [heating | plumbing | electrical] – excluding appliances [furnace, hot water tank], w ...

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