Bayside a shining jewel for Genesis Builders Group

Story by Jim Zang

Spring 2023

When your company name literally means ‘the origin or coming into being of something’, people have high expectations.

In the case of Genesis Builders Group, they’ve been exceeding consumer expectations for more than 20 years as a builder, and much longer as a developer, including in Airdrie since the late 1990s.

The company is currently building in Bayside Estates, Bayview and the Newport at Canals Landing town home community in Airdrie, as well as in Cochrane and Calgary.

In Bayside, where Genesis began servicing the land in 1997, build-out is anticipated around 2029, with five walk-out lots left with green space backing onto water and seven quick-possession homes ready for fall move-in, says Ryan Buchanan, area sales manger for Genesis.

Right now, the company has 387 homes in various stages of construction and 21 lots available as part of Phase 12 of the community, with both 40-foot wide front attached garage lots and 67-foot front attached garage walk-out lots available.

“Bayside Estates has 19 different models, with a mix of front attached bungalows, two storey, wide lane, and wide shallow. We have also received approval for carriage suites to be built on the wide lane lots. There are only five walk-out lots left backing onto greenspace and water and this will be the last phase that offers this. Our laned product is estate laned homes with a optional 3 car garage at the back with an optional suite above.”

Single-family homes range from 1,614 -square-feet starting at $668,000 for bunaglows; 2,100 square-feet and $680,000 for two-storey homes; and $810,000 for front-attached garage homes with walkout basements and backing onto greenspaces. Laned estate homes start around $770,000, with all prices including lot, home and GST.

“Bayside purchasers are usually a mix of downsizers (looking for a bungalow) and move-up families looking for more space,” says Buchanan. “The community tends to attract those that like to lead an active lifestyle, due to its design. There are plenty of pathways, and a massive canal system that local residents take full advantage of!”

Two new show homes are open in Bayside Estates at 2639 and 2643 Bayside Boulevard, plus a new wide-lane home open for viewing right across the street and a laned three-car garage show home at 2774 Baywater Landing.

Meanwhile, not far away in Canals Landing, the Newport townhome development offers one, two and three-bedroom homes.

“We’re committed to understanding what today’s purchaser needs in their new home, and to bringing it to life. We focus on providing efficiently-designed spaces at every square footage, as well as providing lifestyle options in our models to further suit the specific purchaser’s need. Genesis has also recently introduced a standard smart package. Not only do we provide a comprehensive list of smart devices (as standard), we also set you up with a smart tech expert after you move in to ensure that your new tech is fully integrated with your life.”

Although pressure from the Bank of Canada’s interest rates the over the past year has caused the housing market to cool slightly, Buchanan is positive about the outlook for Airdrie.

“We tend to go through cycles where the ‘Airdrie Advantage’ becomes more prevalent (more affordable homes in Airdrie). We are currently in a stage where the Airdrie Advantage is notable compared to the same sized homes & properties within Calgary, so it’s still a great time to buy.”