5 Things You Need to Consider So You Get the Perfect New Build Home for Your Family

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Are you in the market for a new home in Calgary? Not sure what you should be looking for when considering your options? Then we've got the perfect guide you need to read before heading out to view some showhomes.

You've decided that a new construction home is what you want for you and your family. You've made a great choice, as new build homes are the perfect blank canvas to express your creativity and build memories in. But before you start visiting showhomes to see what's out there, you'll want to read our introductory guide with the five things you must consider before choosing a builder and home development to put your roots down in. 


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5 Things You Need to Consider So You Get the Perfect New Build Home for Your Family

Buying a new build home in Calgary marks one of the most exciting chapters in your life. You've reached a point where you want to put your roots down and have the financial means to do so. But navigating the new build market in a city as diverse as Calgary can be a bit challenging. That's why you need to consider the following five key aspects of a new build home before you make a decision on which development and home builder you're going to place your trust and future in.

1. Figure out how much home you can afford

The very first thing you need to consider and know is how much house you can afford. This means shopping around for a mortgage lender so you can get the best rate, which could end up saving you thousands of dollars over the course of your agreement. With interest rates at historically low levels, lenders are competing hard against one another to secure business. Use this to your advantage. Once you've selected a lender, they'll work with you to figure out just how much house you can afford. This is critically important when considering a new build home for your family, as it will allow you to navigate all the different options and upgrade packages on offer from the builder you choose.

2. Don't overlook the neighbourhood

For the most part, people have a general idea of what quadrant or area of the city they want to live in. Perhaps you have your heart set on the SW section of Calgary. While this may guide your initial research when considering developments and builders and help you narrow down your options, you don't want to overlook the actual neighbourhood where your newly constructed home will be built. Take some time before heading to the showhome and do some recon work on the surrounding community. Does it have the amenities you'll need to make living there convenient? What about green spaces or playgrounds for your kids to enjoy? How will your commute to work be? All of these questions are things you should have the answer to before stepping foot in a showhome.


3. Research the builder thoroughly

Once you've determined how much home you can buy and found the ideal neighbourhood for your family, you'll want to take an in-depth look at the builder you plan on choosing for your new construction home in Calgary. What do their online reviews say? Do they have any testimonials from past clients that speak glowingly about the process and final result? While this part of the process can be a bit less exciting, it's incredibly important. Don't be afraid to ask the builder some upfront and tough questions upon dealing with them for the first time. Clarity and understanding at this stage will go a long way to ensuring you pick the perfect builder for your new construction home.


4. Is that standard or an upgrade?

This is a question you should be asking the builder you've thoroughly vetted as they take you through their showhomes in a given development. You don't want to think you're getting one thing, only to find out it's an upgrade from the base model and will set you back a pretty penny when your final cost is calculated. Most of the time, builders will feature a mix of standard and upgraded designs or features throughout their showhomes to display the variety they can achieve when constructing a new build home. That's why you'll want to frequently ask them whether you're looking at a base feature or an upgraded one as you tour their showhomes.

5. Get everything in writing, and don't forget the home inspection

It never hurts to get everything put down in writing when purchasing a new construction home. With so many moving pieces and different features, things can easily get forgotten or overlooked during the construction phase. That's why documenting everything you've decided on and gotten the builder to agree to is so important. It will clear up any confusion that may arise and will serve you extremely well as your home is being built. Finally, don't think that just because you're buying a brand new home, you don't need to have a home inspection completed. Mistakes happen, and a home inspector will be your first line of defence in ensuring your newly constructed home is in perfect condition before your builder hands over the keys to you.

Come Visit Our Showhomes! 

Are you looking for a new family home in the highly sought-after neighbourhood of West Springs in Calgary? At Encore at West Grove Estates, we offer affordable semi-estate homes for you and your family. With great amenities and planned green spaces in an existing and established community, you can enjoy uncompromising value and a high quality of living. 

Our showhomes are available by appointment only. Reach out if you want homes with so much more and contact us.


Semi-estate homes built by an award-winning builder in the highly sought-after SW Calgary community of West Springs. That's what you get when you choose Encore at West Grove Estates. Our homes are painstakingly crafted with elegance and quality at the forefront of everything we do. Because in the end, you deserve a home built just the way you want.

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