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Build times can vary greatly, due to circumstances that we can’t always control. Usually this just means unexpected weather, although sometimes much more serious and unexpected events affect our build times, such as the current COVID-19 crisis.

The below timelines are just estimated, and consist of averages. Please be aware that things can change a fair bit during the construction phase (Rain, Snow, Cold, Covid-19). As part of our process, Sterling provides customers a target letter that is sent out once our construction team starts rough-ins. This letter will provide a more accurate timeline for when the home will arrive to completion.

Normal circumstances:
Pre-construction phase: 210 Days
Foundation phase: 160 Days
Framing phase: 130 Days
Insulation Phase: 100 Days
Texture / Painting: 70 Days
Cleaning Home: 21 Days

COVID Circumstances:
Pre-construction phase: 250 Days
Foundation phase: 200 Days
Framing phase: 165 Days
Insulation Phase: 130 Days
Texture / Painting: 85 Days
Cleaning Home: 1 Month
Because the fence is a shared item, we don’t feel that it’s fair to put the cost of it entirely on you. Therefore, the fence is not included with the price of the home to allow you to share the cost with your neighbour. NO, we believe it’s best you share this project and cost with your neighbour instead of you footing the bill completely.

Average Cost to Install Fencing:
We are not fence contractors, but to give you an idea, a 6 Foot Board Fence will typically start from $40.00/linear foot, which generally includes 4 x 4 posts. There isn't a uniform price when it comes to the cost of fence installation.There are a lot of fence features that can influence the cost of a fence, which includes:
  1. The Size of Your Yard: Large yards require more materials and incur more labor costs than smaller yards.
  2. Materials: Fencing is available in a variety of materials. Here's a list of the most commonly used types. - Pressure Treated Wood - Chain Link Fencing - Composite Material Fencing - Vinyl Fencing
  3. Style: The fencing style you choose will impact your overall installation cost. Wood picket fences, for example, involve more time and require more care to install correctly. Additionally special features, like a lattice top, will also impact overall installation costs.
  4. Labour Certain areas, such as hilly spaces, may require additional labour time, raising the cost.
  5. Gates: Single, double, sliding and customized gates
  6. Property considerations
Absolutely! All of the prices you see on our website include not only the lot, but also the net GST you’ll pay so you know there’ll be no hidden surprises once you decide to buy.

YES - Land included! All of the prices you see online include the price of the lot, and NET GST.
Ideally you’d want to have 20% of the home's value available as a down payment, as that allows you to avoid mortgage insurance, which will lower your monthly mortgage payments. However, you can put as little as 5% down if you need to. If the home costs more than $500,000, the minimum you’ll need to pay would be 5% of the home’s value on the first $500,000 and 10% of whatever balance is remaining. For example, if you were to buy a $600,000 home then your minimum down payment would be 5% of the first $500,000, so $25,000, plus 10% of the remaining $100,000, which would be $10,000. This would bring your total minimum downpayment to $35,000.

The minimum amount you can put down is 5% of the home’s value, as long as the home costs $500,000 or less. If the cost of the home is over $500,000, the minimum you’ll need to pay is 5% on the first $500,000 and 10% on the remaining balance.

So for example, if your home costs $600,000 the minimum down payment would be:

5% of $500,00 = $25,000
10% of $100,000 = $10,000
Total minimum down payment = $35,000

Programs That Can Help You Out:
  • The First-Time Home Buyers’ Tax Credit
  • Home Buyer’s Plan
  • First Time Homebuyer Incentive
Usually, the down payment is due at the time you remove conditions on your home sale. The amount that’s due can vary, but is generally anywhere from 5%-20% of the value of the home. Depending on the conditions of the sale, we’re sometimes able to offer payment plans on the down payment.
At Sterling, we don’t feel as if we should rely on special offers and promotions to attract customers as many other home builders do. We account for every nail, board and piece of trim to ensure that we can confidently and accurately quote you the best possible price on your home, right upfront. When you buy from Sterling, we’re giving you our best price first because we know your home is the biggest investment in your future you’ll ever make.

When you buy an Evolve model you can feel comfortable that we have accounted for every nail, board and piece of trim. In turn, we confidently quote our prices and are upfront about clearly explaining expenses to homeowners - there’s no need for promotions or discounts. Other builders need to offer constant promotions and discounts to attract customers. At Sterling Homes, we believe in giving you our very best price first. By offering our customers an affordable home without compromising on quality, we create relationships built on trust so it’s even easier to choose Sterling Homes.

We understand that your new home is likely the biggest investment in your future you will ever make. We want to give you the confidence that you’re getting the best value for your home buying dollar. As Alberta’s top home builder, we use our buying power to negotiate with our trades and suppliers and get the lowest price for the best quality materials and finishings for your new home.
Sterling Homes pays the Realtors a co-broke fee for service. Co-broking is a service that was set up so that the Realtor community and the Builder community can work in tandem to help buyers find the best home for you. Are There Any Advantages in Not Using a Realtor to Purchase Our New Home? No!

Sterling Homes does not have a “Two tiered Pricing” policy. So whether you use a realtor or not, Sterling Homes sells the home at the same price. This is because Sterling Homes assumes that a portion of all new homes sold in each community will be Realtor assisted and build money into our marketing budget for the referral commission.
Have you ever visited a show home and wanted to replicate the same look for your own home?

Now you can with DesignQ’s brand new shopping experience. Browse hundreds of products selected by our talented interior designers to create your own style and unique look for your home.

Either shop & purchase online, or click here to book a design consultation appointment with us.

Our priority is to provide you with a home that suits your preferences and unique lifestyle.
The prices listed on our website do not include basement development. Please see next FAQ for pricing on our basement developments.

We occasionally will list our show homes for sale which include a developed basement. In this specific scenario, the basement is included in the listing price of the show home.
A developed basement is ideal for an extra living room, a playroom for the kids, a home office, a gym or anything else you can think of! But how much would it cost to add one of these to your home?

(Please note that these prices can change without notice due to unforeseen fluctuations in the cost of products, raw materials or labour. We carefully check pricing and product specifications, but occasionally errors can occur, so we reserve the right to change both without notice.)

Streetwise (1290 Sq. Ft) = $21,798
Sansa (1477 Sq. Ft) = $21,750
Asset (1557 Sq. Ft) = $21,798
Allure (1800 Sq. Ft) = $25,714.50
Apex (2000 Sq. Ft) = $26,302.50
Harmony (2350 Sq. Ft) = $29, 740
Thomas (2500 Sq. Ft) = $32,161.50

A legal basement suite is the perfect solution for people who want to rent out their basement to help pay their mortgage or make some extra pending money, or for multi-generational families who want to move in older relatives and give them their own private space. (Please note that these prices can change without notice due to unforeseen fluctuations in the cost of products, raw materials or labour. We carefully check pricing and product specifications, but occasionally errors can occur, so we reserve the right to change both without notice.)

Streetwise (1290 Sq. Ft) = $60,186
Sansa (1477 Sq. Ft) = $63,490.35
Asset (1557 Sq. Ft) = $54,225.15
Allure (1800 Sq. Ft) = $52,551.45
Apex (2000 Sq. Ft) = $60,506.25
Harmony (2350 Sq. Ft) = $67,038.30
Thomas (2500 Sq. Ft) = $70, 827.75

Prices shown are subject to change without notice. Prices may also be changed without notice due to unforeseen cost increases of products, raw materials, or labour fluctuations. We carefully check pricing and product specifications, but occasionally errors can occur, therefore we reserve the right to change both without notice. We are not responsible for customer pricing errors. Some variations between pricing may occur.
Streetwise (1290 Sq. Ft) = $19,939.50
Sansa (1477 Sq. Ft) = $19488

Prices shown are subject to change without notice. Prices may also be changed without notice due to unforeseen cost increases of products, raw materials, or labour fluctuations. We carefully check pricing and product specifications, but occasionally errors can occur, therefore we reserve the right to change both without notice. We are not responsible for customer pricing errors. Some variations between pricing may occur.
For those who prefer to not start with a completely clean slate for their yard once they move in, extra landscaping services are available.

What is the cost of landscaping? It depends. What influences the price of landscaping on a home?

  • Lot Size
  • Lot Style (Pie, Regular, etc.)
  • Lot Location (Corner Lot, Regular Lot)
  • Developer Requirements (how many trees, shrubs, etc. required
Because of this, a cost estimate must be created for each specific lot. However, to simply give you an idea of landscaping cost (without holding us to these prices), we have calculated a few prices for your reference below.

Reminder, this is calculated based on designed master and standard rectangular lot except listed pie lot. These prices includes 1 tree, 6 shrubs with shrub bed, topsoil, sod, coordination fee and final grade certification.

(Please note that these prices can change without notice due to unforeseen fluctuations in the cost of products, raw materials or labour. We carefully check pricing and product specifications, but occasionally errors can occur, so we reserve the right to change both without notice.)

The below timelines are just estimated, and consist of averages. Please be aware that things can change a fair bit during the construction phase (Rain, Snow, Cold, Covid-19).

As part of our process, Sterling provides customers a target letter that is sent out once our construction team starts rough-ins. This letter will provide a more accurate timeline for when the home will arrive to completion.

Pre-construction phase: 250 Days
Foundation phase: 200 Days
Framing phase: 165 Days
Insulation Phase: 130 Days
Texture / Painting: 85 Days
Cleaning Home: 1 Month
Each model and each elevation may have variations that will influence the price of blinds. Bling pricing will vary based on quality, volume of windows and window sizes. As a results, a cost estimate needs to be completed for each home model.

To simply give you an idea for pricing, the breakdown for each of our rear detached models is as follows.

Streetwise (A):
$3323.30 (includes installation/delivery/check measure)
Basement: + $349.60
Rear door: + $267.00

Siren (A):
$3509.00 (includes installation/delivery/check measure)
Basement: + $349.60
Rear door: + $267.00

Savvy (A):
$3392.60 (includes installation/delivery/check measure)
Basement: + $349.60
Rear door: + $267.00

Sansa (A):
$3541.90 (includes installation/delivery/check measure)
Basement: + $349.60
Rear door: + $267.00

*Please note, alternate elevations (exteriors) may require differing window sizing/quantities. Price is subject to change. **Blinds available in 14 colors with decorative edge valances and wood tassel cord tilt controls (see image below) ***Blind Type: Maxxmar 2” Faux Wood Blinds
With the Evolve product line, our objective as a company is to provide easier access to homeownership, by building homes at a more affordable price.

To achieve our prices and savings we are passing onto buyers, we plan efficient floor plan designs, we purchase materials in bulk for economies of scale, and we simplify the construction process for efficiencies in timeline. However, the downside to the EVOLVE line, is the inability to make changes, such as an upgrading your sink to an under-mount style, as these design decisions are already made.

What you might be thinking is, "but I'm willing to pay for the change!? So why not? I don't want this specific savings". The best answer we can provide is this: if we make changes to one, the systematized approach we use, which includes the construction, building, and purchase processes that have been created to achieve the savings on all of our Evolve homes in Edmonton, then gets disrupted, and the gains are quickly lost.

This is why we try to be as transparent as possible when presenting the Evolve Line... because of its firm process. For customers with upgrade requests, we typically lead them to our Advantage product line, where customers have the ability to make additional design changes to the home. For rear detached garage home products (Laned Homes), we do not allow any changes to be made. For our laned home Evolve product, Sterling provides customers the opportunity to select the interior colour chart, depending on where the home has arrived in it’s construction.

For front attached garage Evolve Homes, it is possible to select your lot, your structural floor plan options, as well as your interior colour chart, depending on where the home is in the construction cycle. We otherwise do not allow any other changes to the home.

We do! Stipple ceilings are better at absorbing sound. This is in part because of the increased surface area due to all the raised bumps, which is said to help muffle and reduce noise transmission.
The different communities we build in like their houses to look and feel consistent, so we often use different exteriors for our models so they can fit into the community guidelines. The letters next to each model name (eg. Thomas A, Thomas B and so on) are called elevation names, and refer to the exterior design of the home.

A: This is an elevation name 🙂 Ex. Thomas A, Thomas B. Different communities require different exteriors to make their communities look and feel consistent.
Sterling Homes has been one of Alberta’s favourite home builders for 70 years. As a Canadian family-owned home builder, our goal is to provide our customers with the highest quality homes at the most affordable prices possible. With our decades of experience or building and selling homes in dozens of communities throughout Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg, we’re uniquely positioned to provide you with the home of your dreams.