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The Great Adventure of Building a New Home


It's Time to Move

There are many reasons to move into a new home. It could be due to a change in occupation that leads you to a new city, a growing family requiring additional living space, or alternatively a downsizing couple looking for a smaller home with less to maintain.

Preparing for the Search

Before you begin your new home search, you’ll make a few choices that will help determine where you’ll move. You’ll want to review your available neighbourhood locations which may be based on several factors like whether it’s in the right school district, if it’s close to your work or family, or if it’s conveniently located near shops and amenities. You’ll also assess your budget which, in combination with your lifestyle, may determine what type of home product you’ll choose – will it be a single family home, townhome or apartment?

The Building Process

Depending on what type of home product you select, you’ll begin to research builders who are building in the neighbourhood location that you’ve chosen. At this point you’ve narrowed down your search to a specific neighbourhood and you begin to explore various plans available and who you would like to build your new home. Starting from the time you made the decision to move until this point, you’re new home search could take 6 months to a year, though some may move through this process more quickly.  

The Perfect Home Takes Time

As you begin the process of building your new home, you’ll soon realize there’s much to accomplish from the time you sign an agreement to the time that your personalized new home is move-in ready. In fact, it can take up to 6 months for a home to be move-in ready, so it’s important to consider the time required to complete the entire home building process when you plan your move. Even though it’s mid-winter now, by the time your home is built it could possibly be nearing Fall.

Start your Search with Sifton

The new home search and building process involves many hands and requires patience, time and planning. Sifton Neighbourhoods and Sifton New Homes work together to provide homebuyers with great options for neighbourhood locations and new home choices. Why not start your new home adventure with us today!

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