Message from Shane Wenzel, President of Shane Homes
High-rises are under way across the City, new single family homes are being built at record pace and the re-sale home market is at a low-point in availability. Calgary is once again busy! Unfortunately, this along with a shortage in new single home lots, has led to escalating prices. On the positive side interest rates have remained low and are expected to remain there into the future.
Our key industry, oil and gas, remains busy, but the delays in pipeline decisions and approvals are worrisome and causing some caution with companies operating in the cost intensive oil sands. The good news is job prospects in Alberta are still expected to continue to be the main conduit for growth, and with our population growth at a 30-year high, it is predicted that the economic boom we are experiencing will continue into 2015.
Shane Homes and Creations by Shane Homes have been extremely busy over the past year. Some phases in our most desirable areas have sold out a year in advance and there are waiting lists for the next phases. We continue to look to the future and have exciting plans underway to offer new housing options and models to our customers in some of the most popular master planned communities throughout Calgary and Airdrie. Our new Multi-Family Division is underway and we are now looking at expanding our geographic footprint. In addition to building our customer homes we just completed the Famous 5 replica of Nellie McClung’s house at Heritage Park. It was an amazing project and is a great showcase of the talent of our trades, suppliers, and our operations people.
This is a great time to be building a new home. Not only is everything new but it is even better. New home's appliances are more energy efficient, floor plans represent the latest concepts and design standards, and the materials used in construction are more environmentally friendly. So, peace of mind, brand new everything, and a warranty to back it up! In addition, you gain some of the most spectacular new community amenities.
At Shane Homes we believe we continue to have our best success by listening to our customers' new home needs and providing quality workmanship in some of the most popular master planned communities available. We care and we believe it shows!
Shane Wenzel, President
Shane Homes Ltd.