Home Buying Guide

Ready to Buy? Start Here! Videos, articles and tools to help you find your next home

The Home Buying Journey In Steps

Step 1: Getting Started

Buying a home a big investment, so it’s important to know what you’re getting into and how to prepare. The first step is making sure you’re ready to move — in terms of the financial costs, timeline, and lifestyle. Explore those topics to get started on your home buying journey with Sterling Homes!

How To Find the Perfect Edmonton Community
Your Simplified Guide To Buying A New Home
Renting Versus Buying: Pros and Cons Comparison
New Home Versus Resale Home?
What you need to know about Community Guidelines
Is It A Good Time To Buy A House In Edmonton?

Step 2: Money Matters

A home is a big purchase, and you’ll be responsible for more than just the purchase price. In these articles, learn all about how mortgages work, read why getting pre-approved is a smart step, and find strategies for saving for your down payment. You’ll also find guides, calculators, and everything you need to know about financing your dream home!

Request A Mortgage Pre-Approval
How Much Down Payment Do I Need?
What Are Interest Rate Holds and How Do They Work?
Mortgage Payment Calculator
Download our Monthly Budget Worksheet
First Time Home Buyer Incentive Program
How to Choose the Right Mortgage Lender
6 Ways To Use Equity In Your Home
Tips For Saving For A Down Payment
Draw or Completion Mortgage: What’s the Difference?
Historical Mortgage Rates Chart
What Do I Do If My Mortgage Is Rejected?
The Ultimate Guide To Credit Score
CMHC Calculator Explained
What is HELOC?
Reasons to use a Builders Preferred Lender

Step 3: Finding a home

Everything you need to know about finding your next home

Top Perks of Building A New Home
How to Choose A Floorplan
How To Choose A Home To Match Your Lifestyle
Reasons to Add An Income Suite To Your Home
Download Our Show Home Map

Step 4: Making The Deal

How Much Are Closing Costs?
List Your Home with Sterling
Comparing Home Builder Promotions

Step 5: Moving and Owning A Home

Congratulations! You bought a house! Now, it’s time to move in and make it a home. Find helpful tips for the actual moving process,

Everything You Need To Know About Landscaping
Tips For Choosing A Moving Company
The Cost To Hire Movers
Tips For Preparing the Family For The Big Move
Handy Checklist For An Easy Home Move

Step 6: Warranty and Maintenance

Important details on home maintenance and how to protect your new investment.

Alberta New Home Warranty Program
Home Warranty Tips
New Home Warranty Basics
Winter Maintenance Tips
Spring Maintenance Tips
Fall Maintenance Tips