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The Upgrade

The Upgrade In your homeowner life cycle, we recognize that you will likely enter a stage where you are looking for a more out of your home. You may be at that place where you are moving past just focusing on your needs, but are now exploring your wants as well. Perhaps your family is […]

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The Essentials

The Essentials series of Brost homes features smart and simple design. These are homes made to fit all of your needs without a lot of excesses. We see so much versatility in the homeowners who choose from our Essentials portfolio. People from all stages of life can picture themselves in these homes, from young couples […]

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Building Forward | Life Cycle

At Brost Developments, we are a third generation family business and we understand the stages a person goes through in life and home ownership. In today’s world there are many family dynamics and we want to work with you, whatever stage you are at, whether it’s your first home or you are empty nesters trying […]

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Carpet or Hardwood: Which one 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 considered. […]

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The Dream Home | Building a custom home

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 […]

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Know your enemy : we call it water.

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 […]

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Know what’s included in your build

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 for when […]

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New homes in mature areas makes 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 […]

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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 […]