Home Build Timeframes: The Choice is Yours

June 12, 2017

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There are a lot of options when it comes to building or purchasing a new home. If the pressure is on, you may need a move-in ready home. On the other hand, if you want specific details tailored to you (and are okay waiting for perfection), you may choose to build from scratch. Or, maybe you need something in between. 

Because it is possible to a buy a home in nearly any stage of the build process, you can rest assured you’ll be able to find the best option for you. Below are a few options to consider when choosing the best home build timeframe for your unique needs. 

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Choosing a New Build

If you decide to build from scratch, a good home builder should be able to have your new home completed within 7-10 months. This is a perfect option for a homebuyer wanting to play an active role in their home’s design and finishes and is willing to wait for it to be completed. It also come with the following advantages: 

Extreme Personalization

Getting to put your personal touch on a home will give you the feeling of control. You build it to be exact to your tastes, which is something you won’t get with pre-owned home or all new builds. You will even have your say over the lot you want and the orientation of your home. 

Selective Spending: 

Another benefit of choosing to build your home, is you can be selective as to where you want to concentrate your hard-earned money. You can control how much you want to spend on the finishes, fixtures and design elements. 

Spec Homes 

These homes are typically semi-finished, so you’ll likely still get some say in what the home will look like overall. The timeframe for completion of a spec home can be as little as 60 days depending on where it’s at in the building stage. As a home buyer, this will give you a flexible time frame to work with, without having to go through the entire build process. Other advantages include: 

Some Personalization

As mentioned above, you may have some say in the home’s features and finishes depending on the stage of the build. This can include flooring, cabinetry, fixtures, countertops and more. 

Customization on a Budget

Much like a home being built from scratch, you’ll have some financial control over the finishes and features. That is to say, if the countertops have yet to be installed, you may be able to opt for a more cost-effective laminate if that’s what you prefer. The fact that the home is already partially finished will also help keep your costs under control. 

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Quick Possessions 

A quick possession is a brand new home you can purchase right away from a builder. If you’re under a time constraint but still want a beautiful home, this can be a great fit. There are also other great perks: 

Super Selection and Affordability

A good builder will have several different models available in a variety of styles. Not to mention, you’ll have a range of great new Edmonton communities to choose from. Quick possessions are very affordable and have set pricing – guaranteeing you’ll be able to pick a price point that works best for you.

High-end Design Without the Decisions

Quick possessions are usually full of well-designed features that require no thought from the buyer. So, if custom design decisions sound difficult to you, this very well could be your solution. The builder has standard designs most buyers enjoy and you can see the finished home before you purchase.

No matter what your time frame, a good builder will have many housing projects on the go. This means they should be able to provide their customers with a great amount of inventory in choosing not only the designs and home styles they seek but also the move-in date they are looking for. This means you can focus less on the timeframe and more on the excitement of moving in!

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About the Author:

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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