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2018

Jun 11

Come Check Out Our New Showhomes in NW Livingston!

Jun 08

25 For 25 - Daytona Provides For Pets

Jun 04

Greens on Gardiner Grand Opening!

Jun 04

Meet Your Match with the New Amanti!

Jun 04

Meet the Camaro!

May 31

Don't Miss Out! Live in Laurel Crossing Today!

May 27

Meet the Cavalier!

May 25

Jensen Lakes Grand Opening!

May 25

25 For 25 - Camp He Ho Ha

May 23

2018 Daytona Homes Award

May 23

Meet the Vitara!

May 17

Meet the Cabrio!

May 16

25 For 25 - Our House Donation

May 09

Good Things Come in Twos!

May 09

25 For 25 - Spring Breakout

May 08

Meet the Niro!

May 08

List Your Home For Free!

Apr 27

25 For 25 - Gatsby Night for Autism

Apr 18

Think Big, Save More!

Apr 13

New Showhome Opening in Copperwood!

Apr 12

A Great Place to Win a Free House!

Apr 09

Walden Spring Showhome Event

Apr 04

Renew II Grand Opening!

Apr 04

Home Buyer Info Night

Apr 04

Home Buyer Info Night!

Mar 28

Spring Seasonal Warranty Sessions

Mar 26

25 For 25 - Regina Telethon

Mar 23

Daytona Homes: Builder of Choice and Best Customer Experience!

Mar 19

25 For 25 - Z99 Radiothon

Mar 15

New Hand-picked townhomes in The Orchards!

Mar 07

25 For 25 - Stollery Lunch on the Beach

Mar 06

Why Rent When You Can Own a Home in Westerra?

Mar 05

25 For 25 - Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Radiothon

Mar 05

25 For 25 - Caring For Kids Radiothon

Mar 04

25 For 25 - Stollery Children's Hospital Radiothon

Mar 02

Welcome to Walden!

Feb 28

Introducing the Maybach

Feb 27

Introducing the Edge-Z

Feb 27

Introducing The Optima

Feb 27

Introducing the Everest II

Feb 15

Jensen Lakes Townhomes Now Pre-Selling

Feb 13

Pilot Townhomes Now Selling In NW Livingston

Feb 07

Introducing the Eos-Z and Aura-Z

Jan 22

Mortgage Interest and Your Options

Jan 17

Daytona Homes Feature Finder

Jan 16

25 For 25

Jan 05

Daytona Homes Calgary NW Livingston Grand Opening!

2017

Dec 28

Carriage Homes in NW Livingston!

Dec 21

Daytona Cares Day Edmonton

Dec 21

Daytona Cares Day Winnipeg

Dec 21

Daytona Cares Day Lethbridge

Dec 19

Welcome to NW Livingston

Dec 13

Daytona Cares Day Saskatoon

Dec 13

Daytona Cares Day Grande Prairie

Dec 13

Daytona Cares Day Regina

Nov 21

Welcome to Westerra

Nov 17

Daytona Cares Day Calgary

Nov 16

Make Your Move November Info Session

Nov 16

Make Your Move November Info Session

Nov 16

Make Your Move November Info Session

Nov 15

Make Your Move November Info Session

Nov 15

Make Your Move November Info Session

Nov 10

Make Your Move November Info Session

Nov 10

Make Your Move November Info Session

Nov 09

Make Your Move November Info Session

Oct 23

Diwali Sales Event For Laurel Crossing

Oct 12

Make Your Move October Info Session

Oct 11

Make Your Move October Info Session

Oct 11

Make Your Move October Info Session

Oct 06

Make Your Move October Info Session

Oct 06

Make Your Move October Info Session

Oct 06

Make Your Move October Info Session

Oct 03

Edmonton, Make Your Move

Oct 03

Winnipeg, Make Your Move

Sep 28

Saskatoon, Make Your Move

Sep 27

Love Life in Laurel Crossing!

Sep 25

Grande Prairie, Make Your Move

Sep 22

Lethbridge, Make Your Move

Sep 20

Discover Aspen Trails

Sep 15

Get Ready For Riverview!

Sep 01

Donald R. Getty School Opening in Chappelle Gardens

Aug 31

Live FREE For 6 Months

Aug 24

Splash Parks in Edmonton

Aug 22

Devonshire Block Party

Aug 22

Lethbridge Parade of Homes

Aug 15

Sovanna BBQ

Jul 20

Get to Know Jensen Lakes!

Jul 07

Dive Into Jensen Lakes!

Jun 29

Tools + Trades Lifestyle Package

Jun 22

Tech2Connect Lifestyle Package

Jun 15

Chef & Table Lifestyle Package

Jun 15

Canada 150 Regina Promotion

Jun 08

Beat the Heat Summer Promotion

Jun 07

Have Your Say in Vista at Copperwood!

May 19

Daytona Cares BBQ for 100in1Day

May 16

2017 Daytona Homes Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Award

May 11

Your Home, Your Choice

May 04

Our Commitment: Communication

May 02

May 13 Grand Opening in Copperwood!

Apr 27

Daytona Homes is Here for You

Apr 27

Daytona Homes is Here for You

Apr 27

Daytona Homes is Here for You

Apr 27

Daytona Homes is Here for You

Apr 27

Daytona Homes is Here for You

Apr 27

Daytona Homes is Here for You

Apr 24

Save With Our Presale Promotion in April!

Apr 20

Announcing Our New Logo, Look, and Experience!

Apr 13

Something BIG is Coming!

Mar 24

Saskatchewan PST Changes and What That Means for Home Buyers

Mar 09

The more you know, the further you'll go!

Mar 09

The more you know, the further you'll go!

Mar 02

Architectural Elevation 101 in Paisley

Feb 28

Get to Know Lethbridge and Garry Station!

Jan 23

Only 3 Units Left in Renew In Rosenthal!

Jan 02

Five Reasons Why You Should Finish Your Basement at the Start

2016

Dec 13

Showhome Holiday Hours

Dec 07

Showhome Holiday Hours

Dec 05

Is Buying Right For You?

Nov 10

You're Gonna Need A Bigger Tree!

Nov 10

You're Gonna Need A Bigger Tree!

Nov 10

You're Gonna Need A Bigger Tree!

Nov 04

Hurry home to Renew in Rosenthal!

Nov 02

Community Spotlight: The Orchards

Oct 28

Winnipeg Jets Jersey Winners!

Oct 11

Everything you need, in the community you want!

Oct 06

New Mortgage Regulations - What You Can Do

Sep 28

Winnipeg’s Growth Fees: What it means for Homebuyers (Update)

Sep 09

We Will Pay Your Debt Up To $20,000!

Sep 09

Free Upgrades When You Build a Home in September!

Sep 08

$10,000 Off Townhomes in Harbour Landing

Sep 01

Spread the word about Kensington and earn $4000!

Sep 01

Community Spotlight: Westgate Landing

Aug 23

Coulee Creek Open House This Saturday!

Aug 12

Community Spotlight: Coulee Creek

Aug 10

Save up to $20,000 – Let us finish your basement or yard for you!

Jul 29

Build A Quest For $314,900!

Jul 22

Daytona Homes Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Award

Jul 14

July Home Maintenance Checklist

Jul 01

Best Prices of the Year Event!

Jun 23

Great Offers in Lake Summerside and The Orchards!

Jun 23

Go All In with Daytona Homes in Rosewood and Kensington!

Jun 16

New Townhomes in Harbour Landing!

Jun 07

Take Advantage of the Graduate Retention Program!

Jun 07

Take Advantage of the Graduate Retention Program!

May 03

Celebrating 25 Years with Habitat for Humanity!

Apr 22

Go All In with Daytona Homes

Apr 08

Enjoy Fantastic Offers in Kensington!

Mar 24

Limited Time Offers In Brighton!

Mar 22

Explore Jensen Lakes + Limited Time Offers!

Mar 17

Daytona Gives Back Day 2016

Mar 17

Daytona Gives Back Day 2016

Feb 19

Welcome to Westerra

Feb 11

Earn $7,500 Towards an RESP in Rosewood!

1900

Winnipeg’s Growth Fees: What it means for Homebuyers (Update)

We are witnessing a highly-troubling conversation taking place at city hall.

Last week, council discussed placing fees on new homes. It said that these “impact fees” could be implemented as soon as January of next year if council and the executive support it in this session.

This report also laid out the cost structure: If a new homeowner was to purchase a 1,800 square-foot home, they would be charged an additional $18,360.00.

These fees are a budget recovery plan for a city that has a very limited budget to work with. It’s a lot of pressure trying to provide services for new communities with a budget that doesn’t stretch to the communities that need to be served now.

But we and others feel that this is a heavy-handed push that puts immense pressure on builders and new home buyers, people who are willing to put their money into helping to build our communities for the better.

Another problem is that the fee isn’t balanced in how the city wants to charge you. For a family looking to buy a $400,000 home, the city just raised the cost about 5%. For a family trying to buy a million-dollar home, it’s spare change. We think that’s unfair, too.

If We Know It’s Coming, What Can We Do?

Well, our job is not to create panic. For starters, we don’t know that it’s a done deal. Right now, there is a lot of excitement about it in city hall, but the developer community is working closely to see that a balanced approach to growth is applied here, and into the future.

In the meantime, if you are looking at purchasing a new home, we’d like to suggest a few things that will help.

1.  Get in touch with one of our sales consultants. Our team is on the ground engaging with builders, developers and government at all levels to try and find a workable solution that will benefit everyone.  

2.  Think about when you plan to buy. There are ways for families to make the purchase process quicker so that we can beat the clock – if in fact this fee gets approved. Our sales consultant Emily has extensive experience working through this process, and she can help you make the right decision that will set you on the path to ownership without the risk of added fees.

3.  It’s understandable to be worried, but don’t freak out. We’ve got a window of time before anything progresses here, so the key is to know where you want to live and who you want to work with. Once you’ve determined that, get in touch and get the process started. You don’t have to rush, but you shouldn’t delay, either.

Taking solid, measured steps and sitting down with the right people to help is the best way forward with this uncertainty. Take advantage of the Parade of Homes put on by the Manitoba Builder Association which runs until October 2, 2016. Talk to the home professionals like Emily, who can walk you through your options.

And remember: You do have options.

Get in touch.

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UPDATE: October 18, 2016

The Winnipeg Free Press reports that Premier Brian Pallister is exploring how the province might be able to work legal angles to challenge the implementation of growth fees. This has invited a new layer to the issue, but it also shows that not all governments are in support of the program.

City Council is said to discuss and debate the growth fees October 17, 2016. Word on the street is that a couple on City Council are not in support of the program. Stay up on developments by visiting this post or our Facebook Page updates.