Buying a new home can be a daunting undertaking. The market is competitive, location is a key factor and ensuring you have the budget to accommodate the largest purchase of your life is paramount. With so many changes affecting home ownership (i.e. the pandemic), prospective homebuyers are not just looking for the best deal they can get, but are placing more importance on size, work-from-home space and more. The way people work has changed so drastically in the last year, work and home have quickly become intertwined. At Highmark Homes, we notice more and more homeowners opting for a home office! With many people adopting a work-from-home set up, it has become important to live somewhere that suits you and your family.
If you’re looking to purchase your first home, or perhaps just looking to move out of the city to somewhere as spacious and lovely as Whitby, we put together a list of our best tips for first time buyers.
Nowadays, being steps away from beautiful natural amenities, while also being connected to work and family, is more accessible than ever. If you decide you want to move away from a busy metropolitan area to somewhere a little more remote, first time homebuyers will benefit from spending time learning about their new hometown.
When buying a newly built home, you get to customize so much of your interior design. For first time homebuyers, we recommend collecting images that reflect your style from sites like Pinterest, Instagram, The Spruce and many more, to really nail down your personal taste.
When you buy a new home in Ontario, you automatically qualify for theTARION warranty, which begins on the day you move in.Read up on what TARION offers owners as you begin looking for a new home.
Create this list for both your home’s must haves and nice-to-haves. Decide on the types of finishes you can afford and what’s offered by the builder. The best part of this process? The ability to browse from a variety of styles and colours!
At Highmark Homes, we love when first time homebuyers choose our community to put down roots. We offer first time homebuyer benefits that sometimes include appliance deals, bonus Décor Dollars, and more. Ask our Sales Team about the community you are interested in to learn about our current incentives.
It’s always prudent to have some extra money put aside when you are purchasing a home to accommodate legal fees, cheque fees, and more. The best thing about buying a new home is that you have more time to save! Longer closing dates are one of the greatest benefits when buying a new home.
Whether you’re looking for more space, trying to be close to nature or looking to live outside a busy city-center, Highmark Homes has a community to fit your needs. Check in with us about our existing communities and stay tuned for our future offerings online.