You can't find anything that suits your family. You're tired of old houses that need a lot of renovations. You want to build a customized, one-of-a-kind property!
If any of these statements apply to you, it's a perfect time to explore these 10 reasons why you should work with a Calgary home builder to create the new home you've been dreaming about.
1. They know what they're doing.
If you don't have any experience in real estate, you're probably a bit lost when it comes to the specifics of building your dream house. This is where a professional home builder can help. They've gone through the whole process many times before, which means they'll be your trusted guide from start to finish.
A good home builder will also have plenty of home buying resources available on their website, making it easy for you to find answers to the questions you might have along the way.
2. They can build around your budget.
Sticking to your budget when it comes to shopping for a new home is so important. A good Calgary home builders will help you avoid expensive materials and money-wasting home features. They can discuss your wants and needs list with you and make experienced, honest suggestions about what will be most valuable for you to invest in. They'll also be able to give you quotes and estimates beforehand so you'll always know exactly what you're installing in your home and how much it's worth.
3. They can speed up the building process.
When you work with a builder, you can also determine what kind of timeframe you have - should you go with a brand-new build or a quick possession home? Take a look at their quick possession home inventory - some may even be move-in ready! Being able to buy a brand new home without the wait is a great advantage.
4. They're in touch with all the new home building trends.
If you've never seen a grown man seriously discuss the advantages and disadvantages of garden-facing bay windows, you've never met a home builder. They know all about the latest new home building trends, and they can give you solid, real-world advice about what fads to embrace and what architectural elements won't stay fashionable for long.
5. They have connections.
Just like any professional, builders have networks and affiliations with others in the industry. For example, they're most likely members of the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA). They also work closely with their trusted suppliers, which benefits you because they're able to secure great deals on building materials and give you the best value for your selections. You can then choose the finest features in cabinets, flooring, countertops and more - all while staying comfortably within your budget.
6. They can accommodate your particular needs.
If you want a flex room that can be used as a play space or your kids and grandkids, builders can tell you where to put it. If you're a pet owner wanting a big backyard, builders can show you which type of lot is best and the home models that can be built on it. The whole point of a building a new home is that it suits your particular needs, and builders can help you both identify and plan for them.
7. They'll help you save the environment (and money!)
Do you live a sustainable life? Or maybe you're just interested in the lower energy bills that come along with eco-friendly home designs. Whatever your reasons for going green, your builder should have energy efficient features like thermal insulation, (HRV) Heat recovery ventilator, LED lights and energy-efficient appliances. Again, they know all about the likes and dislikes of modern buyers, and "green" houses are very stylish right now.
8. They build in Calgary's most desirable new communities.
If you want to live in Calgary but don't have any specific neighbourhoods in mind, you're in luck. Most production builders have options in a variety of new, family-friendly Calgary neighbourhoods. Talk to a builder to learn about what you should be looking for in a new community and the lot options they have in the area you decide on.
9. They stand by their work.
You'll be happy to know that all Calgary builders must offer a warranty on any home they build thanks to the Alberta New Home Warranty Program (ANHWP). You can rest easy knowing you're in good hands, and that should anything go wrong within the warranty timeframe, you're covered. You won't get that kind of guarantee from a realtor selling you a pre-owned home, making it that much more enticing to explore your new home build options.
10. They'll give you what you want.
At the end of the day, this is the most important part of hiring a new home builder. You probably have certain visions in your head of what you want your home to look like, and builders can make it happen. It doesn't matter if it involves colours, sizes, materials, neighbourhoods, or elevation levels; if your builder is the real deal, they'll make sure your home reflects your desires. A good builder can even help you determine your wants and needs.
When you look at resale houses, what you see is what you get. If you want to make any changes, that means either hiring someone to do renovations or trying to do them yourself. It's not worth all the time, money, and stress on fixing things when you can get what you want from the very beginning when you choose to build your ideal new home from the ground up.
If you're thinking of building a new home in Calgary, these are just a few reasons to work with a professional home builder. They can help you turn your dream home into a reality!
Start by learning more about what you can expect with the new home buying process, and then reach out to us when you're ready. We can help match you with the perfect home plan for your lifestyle in the new Calgary community you desire.
Originally posted June 13, 2017, updated February 26, 2019.