7 Advantages of New Single Family Homes in Edmonton

January 17, 2022

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If you’ve been thinking about owning your own home for a while, now is the time to act.

With increased inventory and new builds cropping up left and right, there are plenty of options for the first-time or seasoned homebuyer.

Before you contact an agent to start touring your new could-be home, you need to make a few tactical decisions.

We’re not just talking about budget—you need to consider location, type of home, and non-negotiables. Maybe you can’t live without a garage. If that’s the case, you need to make that reality clear to your realtor as soon as possible so you don’t end up falling in love with a house that doesn’t meet your specific needs.

If you’ve been thinking about getting a new home for some time—you’re no stranger to the considerations we mentioned above. There are so many choices— townhomes and detached homes, resale or a new single family home, and a wide variety of different communities.

Read on to learn why new single family homes in Edmonton meet all of the qualifications that top your must-have list.


Modern building techniques mean that sharing a wall in a duplex home or townhome doesn’t have to mean sharing your neighbor’s noise.

However, you still might feel these types of homes don’t have quite as much privacy as you want.

Truth be told, you’re probably right.

You’ve done your time living in apartments and condos, tired of feeling like you have a bunch of noisy, nosy roommates whose every action echoes throughout your abode. You really want to move into a space that feels like your own. With a new single family home, you won’t have to worry about sharing the walls, the driveway, or the yard.

From the roof to rafters, a new single family home provides you with the privacy you deserve while offering all the custom upgrades you crave.

The best part of all?

Your new single family home is all yours.

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Looking at pre-owned houses can be exhausting. From outdated kitchens to do-it-yourself plumbing, other peoples’ pet projects can become your nightmare.

When you purchase a brand-new single family home, you’re able to personalize it the way you want. Rather than having to accept 80’s hardwood cabinets, you can choose the types of cabinets, the colours, the drawer pulls, backsplash, and all of the other little details. This is perhaps the biggest advantage of buying a brand-new single family home rather than a resale home.

From the ground up, every detail is yours to choose, giving you complete freedom and customization. By the time you’re done, you’ve created a new single family home that allows you to live the way you’ve always dreamed.

A Bigger Backyard

We all want one thing: more space.

If you’re like most families, you dream about having a backyard that’s big enough for your kids to play. Maybe you want the space for a pool or a big wooden playset. Maybe you want a beautiful patio with a fire pit. These things are possible when you have a new single family home in Edmonton. With space to grow, you can even put up a fence to make sure your pets and kids stay in the safety of their own yard.

Energy Efficiency

Anytime we look at a pre-owned home, we ask to see the energy bills.

More often than not, the sky-high figures associated with older homes send us sprinting for the door.

Modern homes are built using the latest techniques and building materials. This often means the home is far more energy-efficient than drafty older homes. You can always make some improvements to older homes, but there are some things you can’t change, like the home’s orientation toward the sun. These little things make a big difference. A brand-new single family home might cost a bit more than a resale home, but a lot of people find that the lower energy costs start to level the playing field.

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Whether you’re a nervous first-time homebuyer or someone purchasing their second or third home, you know you don’t want to deal with costly repairs soon after you move in. Anyone buying a resale home will get an inspection to make sure the home is in good condition, but that doesn’t mean things won’t break down. If you already know you want a single-family home and are deciding between resale and brand-new homes, think about the new home warranties you get with a brand-new home. You’ll feel a lot more confident knowing you won’t have to make any repairs within the first few years of living in the home.

Storage Space

Everyone purchasing a new home should think about their storage needs. Condos and townhomes work well for single professionals, young couples, and minimalists, but they often have far less storage space than single-family homes. A new single-family home from Sterling will have plenty of options for built-in storage, including large closets in the bedrooms and benches in the mudroom. You’ll also get a large garage and basement for storage. This extra space is essential when you have kids.

Choice of Community

When you opt to purchase a new single family home in a new development, you get the benefit of moving into a community that is planned for built-in amenities.

Dreaming of being able to walk to a restaurant or grocery shop? New single family homes in Edmonton allow you to pick and choose your community needs based on plans for existing infrastructure.

When you shop for a pre-owned home, you’re at the mercy of pre planned neighborhoods, often finding yourself further from the community than you would like.

The first step in the home-buying process is to really think about what you want in a home. We know there are a lot of advantages to purchasing a brand-new single-family home in Edmonton, and we think that after reviewing all these we’ve listed, you’ll agree. Browse single family home listings today.

Originally posted Dec 15, 2017; updated Jan 17, 2022

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At Sterling Homes, our mission is to provide the opportunity for affordable homeownership without compromise. Over the last 70 years, Sterling Edmonton has quickly become one of Edmonton’s most popular builders. We bring more than seven decades worth of exceptional customer service, superior design and unparalleled craftsmanship to the greater Edmonton area. As a member of the Qualico Group, Sterling Homes focuses on greater Edmonton’s finest family communities, while being able to offer some of the region’s most family friendly prices thanks to volume purchasing power for materials, trades and land. This has not only made Sterling one of Edmonton’s bestselling, move-up builders, but also one of the industry’s most respected home providers. It is through our uncompromising commitment to our customers that we proudly deliver the Sterling Advantage – that’s why each and every home we build includes a 10-year home warranty, a completion guarantee and new home warranty excellence rating. Our Advantage is our pledge that, when you build your dream home with Sterling, we will deliver a timely, well-built home you’re sure to enjoy for years to come.

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