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3 Advantages of Building a Custom Home

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Thinking of Building a Custom Home?

There are many reasons to build your brand-new custom home rather than buy an existing home, but we’ve summed up three huge benefits of building your own custom dream home with us. To Van Manna Homes, “custom” means our team works one on one with you to make sure your home fits your lifestyle so you get exactly what you want and more.

1. It’s Custom
The title says it all. The main advantage to building a custom home is that it is customized to exactly what YOU want to make it your dream home. What are the chances of finding your dream home – the EXACT home you want – on the market? Slim. When you choose to build a custom home with Van Manna Homes, you have input in every aspect of the building process; we work one on one with you so your home is perfect to you. You could buy a home on the market that you LIKE, but chances are you will end up renovating or upgrading the home to make it a home that you LOVE, which can add up quickly and end up being quite costly. You get exactly what you want – no ifs ands or buts. Your custom home should be unique to you and your family; a place designed and built specifically for you, where you create new memories and traditions over the years.

2. Low Maintenance
Another huge advantage to building a custom home is that everything is NEW! All the materials and appliances will be brand new, and our team uses the most cutting edge building methods and up to date safety codes. A custom-built Van Manna home is worth every penny spent upfront; it prevents you from spending money on costly renos and improvements down the road. When buying an existing house, there is always the uncertainty of the state of the home, whether that is the condition of the original foundation, structural integrity, or quality of the materials and appliances originally used. When building a brand-new home with us, you also have the option to build energy efficiently and use materials that will save you tons of money in the long run. Building a custom home means less time spent on maintenance/retrofitting and more time enjoying your home!

3. Choice of Location
A huge benefit to building a custom home is that you can build it wherever you want! There’s no need to sacrifice an ideal neighborhood or a school district which you likely would when buying a home on the market. Location is everything! Whether you choose to be a little more secluded for maximum privacy, you want to enjoy all the amenities of a trendy inner city neighborhood, or anything in between – the choice is yours, and there is something very satisfying about that. At Van Manna Homes, we can build your new home OR if you are already in a location you love, we can renovate your current home to make it exactly what you want.

The Van Manna Homes team always provides one-on-one service and we are devoted to perfecting your custom home. Ready to build your dream home? Contact us today!

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Apothics FC

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Van Manna Homes is a proud sponsor of The Apothics FC, a Calgary Women’s Soccer Team with CWSA (Calgary Women’s Soccer Association). Van Manna Homes has sponsored this team since its inception in early 2012! The girls dominated in a 3-2 win last week!

Van Manna Homes Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017

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Van Manna Homes of Calgary

Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017

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Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

 

CALGARY, Canada, January 18, 2017 – Van Manna Homes Inc. of Calgary, AB has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The custom home building company was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2016. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2017” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of  their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

 

“We’re so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals, including Jason Manna,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.”

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About Van Manna Homes

Van Manna Homes was founded in 2005. Jason Manna is the proud CEO of the company and runs the business with a very hands on approach; it is tough to be at a job site and not see Jason conferring with his trade partners, making on-site decisions, as well as designing with clients.  Since inception, they have been building timeless, luxury estate homes, inner city properties and completing high end renovations. Van Manna Homes is a custom builder who treats each build like they were building their very own family home.  With over 10 years in business and a team with decades of experience, building in many of Calgary and area’s most successful and prominent communities and surrounding areas, Van Manna Homes is consistently recognized as one of Calgary’s top premier custom builders.

 About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.

What’s Happening in Inner-City Calgary?

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Over the last couple of years we have seen a change in the home-buying trends in Calgary; more people are downsizing to inner-city infills, leaving their larger sprawling homes and acreages for the more suburban and amenity-filled communities. The trend seems to be mainly baby boomers and the empty-nesters of the city. They are slightly smaller places in terms of square footage but in more appealing locations, in the trendy inner-city neighborhoods with proximity to walk everywhere. Visit Van Manna Homes online or contact us today to inquire on how we can help with your transition to a spacious new infill today!

 

Currie Life

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The latest inner city build by the Van Manna team is underway! This is a fantastic three-storey infill in Currie Barracks at framing stage.
Currie Barracks embodies the classic inner city lifestyle, with all your must-have amenities just a few steps away. And of course, downtown Calgary is just a short drive away! Another huge perk to living in the Currie Barracks community is easy access to tons of trails and pathways, with amazing views and gorgeous new homes (especially the one we’re building!).
Check out www.currielife.ca !
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Our Latest Project

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Van Manna Homes builds not only in Calgary!  We are building homes like this in surrounding areas including Springbank!  This is the latest project we’re working on; the team is working hard pouring the basement slab. The beautiful November weather has really sped up the construction timeline for this project! We look forward to giving these amazing clients possession quicker than industry standard.

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Van Manna can make your acreage dreams come true! Contact us any time for more information!

 

 

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Van Manna Homes is a Finalist in Alberta’s Top Housing Awards!!

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After another year of hard work planning, designing and building new homes for our customers, the results are finally in! We’re excited to share with you that Van Manna Homes is one of the finalists in the 2016 CHBA-Alberta Awards of Excellence in Housing.

With the commitment from our team and all of our partners, we’re incredibly proud that one of our beautiful custom infills is a finalist in the Multi-Family Infill Over $500,000 category.  Stay tuned, as the winners will be announced Sept. 16 at the annual industry conference in Jasper.

http://calgaryherald.com/life/homes/new-homes/finalists-named-for-albertas-top-housing-awards

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Basement Remodeling

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Could you use an extra source of income to help with mortgage payments?  Add an income suite to your home and gain some revenue.  Not only do income suites increase the value of your home, they can help you stay in your home!

Need more usable space for your growing family?

Van Manna Homes can transform your unused basement to a space that works for you.  We offer a full range of renovation services including secondary suites, upgrades and basement remodeling.

Please contact us for more information                                                                                                                                                                    403-383-3109 or [email protected]

Annual New Home Awards

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Staying on top of the newest trends is at the top of Van Manna’s list. We are constantly striving to be the best builder giving the most value. Van Manna Homes has been recognized many times over for the exceptional homes we build.  Check out this beautiful custom built home by Van Manna that won the 2014 Alberta Awards of Excellence:

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We have proudly submitted our entries for this year’s CHBA SAM Awards & National Awards for Housing Excellence! There have been a record number of entries this year. These annual new home awards celebrate the most creative and professional work in the Calgary home building industry. The finalists will be announced in March.  Stay tuned for more information as the finalists are announced!

http://chba.ca/members-area/awards.aspx 

http://samawards.adbeast.com/

 

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NEW Custom Home in beautiful Watermark!

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Van Manna Homes is proud to present this custom built home located in one of Calgary’s best communities, Watermark at Bearspaw. Just twenty minutes northwest of Calgary’s downtown core, with the Rockies as its backdrop, this stunning masterpiece is the perfect family home with a quick commute to the downtown core.

This dream home boasts over 3,544 sq/ft of unparalleled luxury living. It has an incredible amount of space to grow as a family and has so many amazing features throughout the home including a bonus room on upper floor complete with wet bar and fridge as well as a fully developed basement perfect for entertaining with walk out patio, wet bar and wine room.
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This home’s private location offers the luxury of country living and mountain views while being just minutes away from all that the big city offers. Book your private showing now!

https://www.realtor.ca/Residential/Single-Family/16591396/336-SPYGLASS-WY-Watermark-Rural-Rockyview-County-Alberta-T3L2N6-Watermark