Becoming a homeowner is a major life milestone everyone hopes to achieve one day. You have done the hard work, saved for a down payment, and are now ready to start house hunting. But where do you start?
As a first-time home buyer, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the housing market’s wide array of options and also perhaps, the lack of options. While the pre-owned market is always a consideration, buying a new Abbey Platinum Home should also be an option to be considered!
Keep reading to learn more about Abbey Platinum Master Built’s professional advice for new home buyers to be mindful of when starting their home-buying journey.
Creating the Budget
The first task is establishing a budget with your lender that has room for any additional costs that may arise. Your budget should factor in the agreed price of the home, as well as supplemental costs like fencing, seasonal requirements, and additional furnishings.
Do your due diligence before purchasing a pre-owned home. If there is a nagging issue in the back of your mind, do not hesitate to hire a home inspector to take a look around. Key components like the roof, hot water tank, furnace and other appliances will be well into their service life and may require attention.
When you build new, these concerns aren’t a worry— you’re involved every step of the way. Customers love working with Abbey Platinum Master Built because of our dedication to clear and honest communication. We believe in transparency with our customers and are happy to break down the pricing and explain the costs.
The Right Builder
The ideal builder offers multiple build options in different neighbourhoods and communities that comfortably fit your budget. Partnering with a builder who actively listens to your needs, wants, and dreams is essential. Abbey Platinum is renowned for its exceptional customer service and the overall happiness and satisfaction of our clientele.
From townhouses to duplexes, starter homes to sprawling acreage builds, Abbey Platinum Master Built does it all. With over 40 years of experience in residential and commercial construction, Abbey Platinum is the most award-winning builder in Central Alberta. We work with you to build your dream home at a price point that “hits home” for you and yours.
Know What You’re Looking For
Create a list of needs, wants and even dream features. This will help you narrow down the type of home, location and amenities that fit your exact lifestyle and expectations. Consider what will affect your day-to-day, like the location— perhaps you want to be close to work, school, and other local amenities you frequent.
Ask yourself, where do you want to live? Today’s new planned neighbourhoods feature built-in amenities such as family-friendly green spaces and parks, walking paths, water features and more! Keep questions like these in mind while you house shop.
Young families and first-time buyers most often go for a two-storey home because of its great value and customizability. As building up is typically more affordable than building out, two-storey homes are less costly per square foot than a bungalow. The square footage of a bungalow is all on a single level, which demands larger and more expensive lots.
Abbey Platinum Master Built’s quick possession homes are ideal for first-time buyers because of the exceptional build quality at an affordable price. We always have quick possession homes available in multiple communities across Central Alberta that are move-in ready!
The bottom line? You can trust Abbey Platinum to build the home of your dreams, knowing that we work hand in hand to identify your family’s requirements and keep to your budget. Working with our expert builders and designers will result in a home that you will love for years to come!
Get in contact with our team today, and let us help you find the perfect home that satisfies every requirement on your list.