Whether you are looking to move into a larger home or wanting to downsize, the question as to whether you buy resale, or build a brand-new home is one of the first you need to answer for yourself. While there are benefits to both options, a brand-new build has a lot to offer. Join us as we take you through some of the benefits of building (and buying) a newly built home.
When you choose to build a new home, you can decide exactly what layout will work best for you and your family. Unlike resale homes where you are limited to what’s currently available on the market, which may not include the more modern options, you are able to choose the layout you prefer. We have an array of options available, with home styles ranging from bungalow to 2-storey homes, as well as varying sizes. Our homes range from 1,500 square feet to an impressive 2,800 square feet, so we’re sure you’ll find something that perfectly fits your needs.
Another great benefit is that Sterling’s new builds are completely customizable. Often when shopping for resale homes, as you tour the home, you’re thinking about what would need to be changed upon moving in. Maybe the bathroom needs to be updated, or you dislike the vinyl flooring that the previous owners chose for the foyer. While much of the home may be perfect, it’s important to consider how much of the home you would like to change, and how long that change will realistically take and cost.
When you go the route of building from the ground up, you can make the changes before construction begins, and these alterations will be incorporated during the build. So if you want that 4th bedroom on the second floor, it will be added right from the start. This means that you won’t need to go through a renovation after moving in as it will already be completed.
Keep in mind, while renovations to a resale home are always an option, you’ll need to consider the cost, time, work that will be required to make those changes and the possibility of unforeseen costs that can arise before you make your final decision.
Finishes to Match Your Style
When you decide to build a new home, you will get to choose the exterior and interior selections to perfectly match your style. Everything from the style of cabinets, paint colour, backsplash material, and everything in between will be yours to decide. And if design and décor just isn’t your forte, you’ll have a Certified Interior Decorator helping you along with the selection process, so you don’t need to worry about being out of your element or potentially making the “wrong” decisions!
It’s important to keep in mind that some communities have architectural guidelines in place, so the selections you make to the exterior of your home will need to be sent for approval.
Less Maintenance & Warranty Coverage
When you’re moving into a brand-new home, you won’t need to worry about the extra maintenance that often comes along with an older home. Your windows will be draft free and you won’t need to worry about leaks or creaks throughout the home. Older homes can be full of surprises such as improper electrical wiring, plumbing that needs to be fixed or even old siding that needs to be replaced. When you choose to build, you’re also choosing brand new materials that are designed to withstand the test of time. Of course, there is always a slight chance that something may go wrong, and in that case, we have you covered. Sterling Homes offers an industry leading 1-2-5-10 Year New Home Warranty Program with all their homes, giving you peace of mind in your new home.
Modern Building Techniques
Another great benefit of newly built homes are the modern building techniques that are used in new home construction. We have more information than ever before to create a home that will be energy efficient and well equipped to withstand the harsh climates that Winnipeg is prone to experiencing. Exterior walls are now constructed to be thicker; windows and doors provide a tighter seal, and appliances are more energy efficient. You can also rest assured that all the current building codes and requirements are being followed, and your new home will be inspected throughout the building process to ensure it meets the proper building codes.
Finally, the last benefit of building a new home that we’ll mention is being a part of a new and flourishing community. We build in 10 new communities throughout Winnipeg and the surrounding areas, and we’re sure you’ll fall in love with one (or all!). All the communities boast a natural feel and are completed with family friendly living in mind. Whether you’re looking for a home that has access to walking paths or the convenience of an easy commute, you have options to find the best fit for your lifestyle. A new community also offers different lot options to choose from, so you’ll have the opportunity to go through the lots available and pick which best suits you.
There are many benefits to buying and building a brand-new home, beyond what has been mentioned here. We understand that this is a big decision, and we’re more than happy to help with any inquiries that you may have along your new home buying journey. If you’d like any further information, please contact us or reach out to one of our New Home Sales Consultants.