Excel Homes simplifies your journey home

Story by Jim Zang

Spring 2023

Building a new home should be an exciting and rewarding experience. At Excel Homes, they’ve spent the past 35 years refining and simplifying their home buying process – from purchase to possession – so that the journey is smooth, and buyers get a house they’ll truly be able to call ‘home’.

Since they first began in 1988, Excel has built more than 13,000 homes, in more than 80 communities, and earned over 50 awards for design and industry excellence. In 2021, they built 500-plus homes in Alberta, and 2022 was another strong year, including a BILD Award for design, says Kristina Plank, Marketing Manager for Excel Homes.

“That experience has helped develop a refined homebuying experience that values buyers’ time, simplifies the big decisions, and minimizes any stress that can come with building a new home. Some of ways we simplify things is with our online shopping tools, such as virtual tours, floor plan customization and we offer our website in over 10 languages.

“We also have a design centre located in every sales centre, to save customers time and make it easier to make interior selections. In addition, we provide free legal fees, when using our legal partner, as well as a move-in concierge service for our clients. Lastly, every Excel Home is not only Certified BUILT GREEN®, but also backed by the Alberta New Home Warranty Program to give people piece of mind.

“These are some of the many ways that Excel Homes is Simplifying Your Journey Home.”

In Airdrie, they’ve been active since 2009 and are currently building in both Chinook Gate and Cobblestone Creek, with 40 total lots available in the two communities.

Homes in Chinook Gate feature front-drive (garage), laned homes and duplexes ranging in size from 1,214-2,569 square-feet and starting from the mid $400,000s to upper $600,000s.

“We have four beautiful show homes that opened in the spring of 2022,” says Plank, “including one front drive home (The Newbrook), which is a new model, one laned home (The Windsor), a bestseller, and two brand-new duplex models (The Willow and The Magnolia).”

Down in Airdrie’s new southwest corner, in Cobblestone Creek, front-drive and laned homes check-in at 1,493-2,569 square-feet and range in price from the low $500,000s into the low $700,000s.

“We have two new show homes that opened in Cobblestone Creek in the summer of 2022, including a front-drive home featuring a third storey loft (The Fleetwood), as well as a laned home (The Dawson).

“Our buyers are typically younger families, between the age of 25-40 years-old, looking for their first home or looking for a bigger home for their growing family. We have lots of families who are either just starting a family or growing their family. We also see a lot of families with multi-generational living.”

The company will be celebrating their 35th Anniversary with customers, industry partners and community members with a variety of events, giveaways and sponsorships planned throughout 2023.

“There will be some exciting new releases, such as new anniversary models, interior selections, special pricing, customer bonuses and much more!” says Plank.

As for what else is in store for the remainder of this year, “It’s always difficult to predict what future markets will do, but there are a lot of key indicators that make us optimistic for 2023. Alberta is an extremely desirable place to live, with a strong economy and high demand for employment. We have many people relocating to our province from other parts of Canada and worldwide. With this influx, the demand for housing will only get stronger.

“In addition, Airdrie is a very desirable place to live, with a strong sense of community and affordable housing – demand for new homes will only continue to grow. Excel Homes is proud to not only build new communities in Airdrie, but to be a part of the Airdrie community. We look forward to sharing many more years together.”