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Cornerstone Welcomes Anthem United

The Walton Group of Companies would like to introduce Anthem United as official partners in managing the development of the Cornerstone community in northeast Calgary. Though day-to-day duties were formally transferred as of March 28, 2018, Anthem United has been closely involved with Cornerstone since nearly a year before that. The move is part of…

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Benefits of the New Home Buyer Tax Credit

One of the benefits of building or buying a new home is that there are several tax programs that allow you to receive funds back on things like GST and tax credits. Unfortunately, the differences between these programs can sometimes be confusing. To help you navigate the complicated tax system, we’ve broken down the three…

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Things to Consider When Building a New Home

Building a new home is serious business. Above all else, a home is a big investment—if not the biggest you will ever make. Because of this, it is critical when building or buying a new home to seriously consider what you truly want out of it, both now and in the years to come. Keep…

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Showhome Holiday Hours – 2017

With the holidays upon us, please take a moment to review the operating hours of our Cornerstone showhomes.  Each showhome builder has set their own schedule for the season, please see to ensure you plan your showhome visit accordingly: Pacesetter Homes (Zero Lot Line, Front Drive) Showhomes will be open regular hours until Saturday, December…

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Decoding Architectural Guidelines

Architectural guidelines are a key part of the home building process. As a foundation for consistency and cohesion within a community, architectural guidelines ensure common elements upon which the different houses in a neighbourhood can be linked. This contributes to the increase and maintenance of a community’s value as a whole and in the long-term…

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How to Winterize Your Home

When it comes to life in Alberta, winter can be a brutal force to reckon with. With bone-chilling winds and icy blizzards, the chillier months of the year can easily infiltrate an unprotected house. But with a little preparation, you can make sure your home stays warm, snug, and safe, even as the flurries pile…

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Benefits to Living in Northeast Calgary

Northeast Calgary is a scenic and beautiful mix of prairie landscape and wide open skies. In addition to this picturesque setting, the following perks and amenities are the reasons Cornerstone has chosen to build its community in Calgary’s Northeast. Convenient Location Cornerstone’s carefully selected location gives its residents easy access to Stoney Trail as well…

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Visit this Fall for your chance to win!

Visit one of Cornerstone’s 31 showhomes this Fall to enter to win 1 of 4 $250 gift cards! Come and visit us this fall, at any one of our 31 spectacular showhomes and explore what Cornerstone has to offer. From a wide selection of product types and lots, incredible prices for many homes in the…

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Finding the Perfect Pet-Friendly Community in Calgary

Whether you already have a dog or cat or you’ve always wanted one, you probably know how difficult it is to rent a condo or apartment with frustrating pet-restrictions. By owning your own home in a pet-friendly community with great amenities that accommodate your furry friends, you’ll be able to breathe easy knowing your entire…

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Reasons to Buy a New Home Over a Pre-Owned Home

Buying a new home is likely be the biggest financial decision you’ll ever make. Spending money on real estate is a smart investment that can bring a good return over time, but it’s still important you find and purchase a home that best suits your needs and lifestyle. There are many benefits to purchasing a…

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Calgary Employment is Growing

Alberta’s economic downturn has cost a loss of jobs and Calgary has suffered some of the highest unemployment rates in the province. In late 2016, the city’s unemployment rates were in the double-digits. Thankfully, recent reports from Statistics Canada have shown a modest improvement in jobs in Calgary and employment rates are slowly on the…

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Six New Showhomes Opening in Cornerstone

A new type of home is coming onto the market for northeast Calgary homebuyers this weekend: the Street Oriented Townhome. Join the Cornerstone community on Saturday, June 24 from noon to 4 p.m. as we celebrate the opening of six beautiful new showhomes in the new Street Oriented Townhome style. Plus, with 28 showhomes already…

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Reduce Your Monthly Mortgage Costs with a Rental Suite

Does your family need a home with more room than your budget will allow? A secondary suite can be a great way to augment your income and reduce your monthly mortgage costs while enabling you to build the home you want in a thriving new community. As CBC News Calgary reports, “new communities growing on…

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Shane Homes Opens Street Town Showhomes

Join Shane Homes, this Saturday, May 6, 2017 from noon to 4pm – as they unveil their street townhome showhomes in Cornerstone. Enjoy complimentary face painting and food from the Bento Burrito food truck. Plus, enter to win a $250 CrossIron Mills Mall gift card. For more information check out their event poster or Facebook…

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Join us for our Spring Fever event- Saturday, April 1, 2017

Spring Fever: (def) a restless or excited feeling commonly associated with the onset of spring It’s been a busy winter in Cornerstone, and we are so happy it’s finally Spring! Join us as we celebrate our Spring Fever, this Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Cornerstone from noon to 5pm. Mini-cupcakes and lemonade at each of…

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How to Choose the Best Lot for Your Home

Buying a new home is an exciting time, yet some of the decisions you have to make can be daunting. One such task is choosing the lot your home will be built on. The type of home you select will help you narrow down the options. For example, a front drive home and a rear…

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Check In to Win Contest!

Check In to Win! This weekend only, March 11 & 12, 2017 It’s contest time, this weekend only, come out to Cornerstone – the new face of Calgary’s northeast – and win! All you have to do is Check In at Cornerstone on Facebook and mention @CornerstoneCalgary in your post, while you tour one of…

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Why a Multi-Generational Home Could Be the Right Fit For Your Family

Are multi-generational family homes on the rise? The numbers say yes. In 2015, Nathan Battams from Vanier Institute of the Family shared the most recent Statistics Canada research showing that 4.8% of children aged 14 and under were living in a household with at least one grandparent. And 8.0% of those aged 80 and older…

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Rent or Buy? Considerations for First-Time Homebuyers

Taking the step from renting to purchasing your first home can be fraught with questions. With 60% of millennials tired of renting, when is the right time to purchase a home? According to Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), buying your first home is one of the most important financial and emotional decisions you will…

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Benefits to Purchasing a New Home in a New Community

In today’s economic times, you want your money to go further—especially when you look at your monthly rent payment. Rather than watching your money disappear into rent, buying a home is a great way to build equity and create the future you want. With more Canadians looking to buy, now might be the time to…

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Buying your first home? 5 important questions for first-time homebuyers.

From mortgage questions to lifestyle considerations, being a first-time homebuyer can feel like juggling an ever-increasing number of balls. You want a house that suits your unique style and meets your needs, but doesn’t stretch your budget so thin that fun activities become a distant memory. So, where do you even start? How much house…

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Community Grand Opening

You’re invited to meet the New Face of Calgary’s Northeast Cornerstone, a spectacular new community, combining five neighbourhoods and spanning over 1,000+ acres, will become a vital piece of the City’s DNA and the New Face of Calgary’s Northeast. Walton invites you to celebrate the Community Grand Opening of Cornerstone on Saturday, October 15, 2016…

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Construction Update and Pre-Sale Opportunities

Walton is excited to announce that development and construction is well-underway and is progressing on schedule. Showhomes are scheduled to be completed, with a Grand Opening on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Everyone is welcome! As well, our homebuilder partners have started pre-sales on Stage 1 lots, allowing you to be one of the first to…

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Cornerstone recognized in the Mayor’s Urban Design Awards

On November 5, 2015, The City of Calgary hosted its 2015 Mayor’s Urban Design Awards. The event acknowledges the important contribution that designers, architects and artists make in improving the quality of life in Calgary. We are pleased to announce that the Cornerstone Area Structure Plan (“ASP”) was nominated in three categories: Conceptual/Theoretical Urban Design…

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Walton Breaks Ground on Newest Calgary Community

On August 26, 2015, Walton hosted the official groundbreaking ceremony for Cornerstone, located in northeast Calgary. The ceremony began with key words from Craig Dickie, Executive Vice President of Real Estate Planning and Development for Walton Development and Management LP, on the vision and design for Cornerstone. Ward 3 Councillor Jim Stevenson spoke of the…

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