Housing affordability is an important factor that’s on the minds of a lot of home buyers, particularly when market prices are on the rise and the economy is more unpredictable than usual. But what exactly do we mean by housing affordability and how can it affect you when it comes to buying your dream home? Let’s take a look at some of the key factors. Read More
Edmonton Real Estate Blog
Sterling Homes Real Estate Blog brings you the latest market news and property listings, as well as tips for buying or selling a home in Edmonton.
Moving to Canada is a major decision, and one that certainly takes a lot of consideration to ensure you’re doing all the necessary steps to make your move easier. Finding employment, setting up new bank accounts, and registering children at new schools are just a few of the things you’ll be taking care of, but what about finding a new home? You may have decided to build new so that you have the perfect home for your family’s move to a new country, but how do you decide on the right builder to construct your home? We have a few tips on how to short-list your options. Read More
The Evolve Series is a unique collection of homes built by Sterling Homes, offering affordability and modern living for you and your family. We’ve designed these homes in a way that streamlines the construction process, and those cost savings are then passed on to the homeowner for a quality home you can afford, plus a design you will love for many years.
But there’s so much more to these homes than just their cost efficiency! We select only the most in-demand finishes and design the floor plans to create a home that suits today’s lifestyles and design trends. Every Evolve home comes with luxury vinyl plank flooring, quartz countertops, tile backsplash in the kitchen, and so much more.
Let’s take a look at some of our best Evolve Series home designs. Read More
When you buy a brand-new home, the yard is typically unfinished except for the rough grade needed to ensure proper drainage. You may wonder if the home builder is responsible for building a fence along the property line. In most cases, the answer is “no.” Building a fence is a homeowner’s responsibility and is not included in the general construction process of your home.
You as the homeowner are responsible for building the fence on your property after you take possession of the home.
There is an exception, however.
On specific lots bordering a public area such as a park, playground, stormwater pond, or collector roads, the land developer will build the fence along the shared property line. They’ll only build the fence along the shared part of the property line, so you may choose a lot that has a partial fence constructed. You’ll be responsible for completing the fence along your own property lines and those shared with neighbours. There’s no additional cost for the completed portion of the fence; it’s included in the lot price. Read More
You were ready to choose a home and found the one you adored. But over time, the home you once loved has started to lose its appeal. The floor plan no longer works for your lifestyle and you’re ready for a change…
Your lifestyle is evolving and so should your home. Read More
Once you’ve begun your home buying journey, one of the most important stages is to visit a variety of showhomes to find the perfect model in the perfect neighbourhood. This is also a great opportunity to speak to an Area Manager and ask them any questions you have about the model you’re touring or any specific steps in the home buying process.
While touring a showhome gives you a feel for the builder, the layout of the model, and a good idea of the finishing options you have, there’s nothing like talking with a real person to get the answers you’re looking for.
But what sort of questions should you be asking to make sure you get the best information possible?
Let’s take a look at some of the questions you should be asking an Area Manager in your search for the right new home for your needs. Read More
Our customers often ask us, “How long does it take to build a new home?”
Naturally, this is an important question to have because you want to be able to plan accordingly and find a home that fits within your timeframe. It does take longer to build a new home than it does to move into a resale home. Sometimes, there can be a bit of uncertainty around the move-in date. This can make it hard to know when to time the sale of your current home or plan a move. Read More
Price per square foot is a well-known measure of the value of a home, but how is that calculated? It’s more complicated than you might think – does the home with the lowest price per square foot offer the best value? Does a high price per square foot mean that a home is out of your price range? Can you estimate the cost of the home you want by simply multiplying the average price per square foot by the size of the house you want?
The answer to these questions might surprise you. Read More
If you want a brand new home, you need to know how to find the best home builder. Finding a builder that offers a quality and affordable product to meet your needs is a good start. With so many builders to choose from,… Read More
You’ve already decided that a brand-new home is the right choice for your family, but now it’s time to think about whether you should build a home to your exact specifications or whether you should buy an existing home – either a quick possession option or a resale.
Buying a home is a big commitment, and you’ll be living in that home for many years to come, so you don’t want to have any regrets about your purchase. Read More