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Carpet vs. Hardwood Flooring: Which wins out?

David Glenn is a home improvement expert. He occasionally freelance writes about real estate tips, home maintenance and DIY home repair. We will be featuring blog entries from him on our site from time to time.   When you are out on your home buying expedition, there are many topics and concerns that must be…

Water is the Enemy

The well-known Chinese General from antiquity, Sun Tzu, said “Know your enemy…” and in the case of housing construction, the primary enemy is water. In our part of the world there are very few outside factors that can do more damage to your home in both the short term and long term than water, including…

Work continues on our next beautiful showhome!

Construction on our 2014 CHBA Parade of Homes residence is well underway at 30 Harris Street S.W.!  We are taking a different approach to our home this year and are building on an in-fill lot that boasts beautiful views of the river valley and has mature landscaping.  While we are aware of the challenges with…

The Modern Home

I’ve been in a few older homes recently and it has reminded me of just how differently we build homes today. And it made me ask myself the question “Why?” Why do we build laundry rooms now instead of tucking them away in the furnace room on a concrete floor? Why are ensuites in master…

New Homes in Mature Areas Make Cents!

Have you ever found yourself driving down a tree lined road on the Hill or in Riverside, passing schools, cafes and boutique shopping and thought to yourself, “Wow, I wish I lived here!”? Only to turn your head and see the rows and rows of 60-100 year old homes and realized that you weren’t quite…

The Custom Home Plan

Did you know that we can custom design a home for you, right from the blueprint concept phase? Often, we speak to people who are discouraged because they can’t seem to find a home design that is just right for them. They’ve been on online, flipped through ours and other builders’ floor plan portfolios and…

Nehemiah Construction Ministries Charity House

Brost Developments Inc. is once again privileged to partner with Nehemiah Construction Ministries to build a home located at 448 Somerside Place to support the work of this remarkable organization.  Focusing on providing safe drinking water to the people living in the Turkana Desert in Africa, this ministry has impacted thousands.  Women who once spent…

Why Choose a CHBA Builder?

Why Choose a CHBA Builder? (excerpt from CHBA Alberta website)   Wondering about getting the best possible value for your home-buying money? Concerned about making the right choices for you and your family? Not sure how to find the right builder? Worried about getting the quality and service you want? When you are thinking about…

Know What’s Included

If you’ve ever built a custom home, you’ve been there. You’ve picked something that you loved, like a unique granite pattern or an awesome siding colour, only to find out that it wasn’t originally quoted and will result in the dreaded “upgrade charge”. This does happen and is something that you need to prepare yourself…

Energy Efficiency and Your New Home

We’ve all heard it, in fact you’d have to have been living under a rock for the past 2 decades to not have been inundated with the message that “Green is Good”. The message is so pervasive that nearly every business in every industry, to some degree, looks at ways that they can convey the…

2014 Sunshine Home & Garden Tradeshow

We are excited to be an exhibitor at the 2014 Sunshine Home & Garden Tradeshow, which is now amalgamated with CHBA Medicine Hat’s annual Home Show.  Come and visit us in the Home Centre booth 525.  We will be there to answer any of your home building and/or renovation questions.   Show hours are as…

New Home Buyer Protection

Maybe you’ve heard, maybe you haven’t, but as of February 1st, 2014 every new home, condo or otherwise must be covered by a warranty from an approved 3rd party provider. This legislation has been introduced by the PC Government mostly in response to a very ugly situation experienced in the northern part of the province…