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Why Your Custom Build with Van Manna Homes Will be Stress-Free

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Deciding to build a custom home is one of the biggest decisions you will make in your life. It can be a daunting experience if there’s a lack of support and communication from your builder, or if there’s limited access to information and updates regarding your custom project. Your home is your sanctuary, the place you will create a lifetime of memories, and one of the largest investments you’ll ever make. Therefore, it’s not only essential to select the right builder who appreciates your vision and understands the custom build process inside and out, but who guides you to help you understand this process and provides you with the tools you need to have a positive building experience from start to finish. At Van Manna Homes, we use state of the art software to assist our clients with everything about home design, budgeting, and communication.

Co-Construct is the construction management software we use to keep our clients informed, in charge and connected to every aspect of their new custom home. Your project is uploaded to Co-Construct so you can monitor the step by step progress of your home construction. Through this cutting-edge software, our team notifies you at the various stages of the build in which your custom selections are required, and we provide deadlines for each of these selections, ensuring your project is being completed efficiently and on time.

Communication is key during this process. Co-Construct’s messaging system provides a platform for smooth and easy communication between you and your builder and their whole team. This secure software is accessible to you from any device, any where, any time – so you are always up to date with the most recent details of your project. You will also have access to all progress photos, updated plans and important files.

The Van Manna Homes team is one who treats each build like they’re building their very own family home. We pride ourselves on the support that we provide our clients at every stage of the building process and that was the basis behind our decision to use the top of the line software that is Co-Construct.

Contact us today to start building your custom dream home!

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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.

Trend Alert

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ACCOMODATING THE RENTERS TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR MORTGAGE PAYMENTS

“Mortgage Helpers” is a huge trend as of late and the demand is high for rental properties in the inner-city. This has resulted in more development of multi-family properties, more permits being requested from the City and more legalized suites being added to existing properties. The trend of focusing on secondary suites helps with one’s mortgage payments and facilitates the common goals of affordable inner city living and being mortgage-free faster. We are seeing more and more clients purchase R2 Zoned properties, building a duplex to occupy one side and renting the neighboring unit. Or, adding a carriage suite over their garage (i.e.: Currie Barracks and Garrison) to accommodate rental income. Does being mortgage-free faster sound like something you’re interested in? Van Manna Homes is here to help and provide simple solutions for maximizing your investments. Visit www.VanMannaHomes.com for more information about your future income property!

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What’s Happening in Inner-City Calgary?

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DOWNSIZING

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!

 

Amalgamation of the Canadian Home Builders Association

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The members of the Canadian Home Builders Association-Calgary Region (CHBA-CR) and the Urban Development Institute-Calgary (UDI-Calgary) have agreed to amalgamate under the interim name CHBA-UDI Calgary Region Association.

With added strength in numbers, the new association is better equipped to protect home buyers from escalating prices and address homelessness.

https://www.calgarysun.com/2016/03/11/the-amalgamation-is-a-done-deal

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]