You’ll soon be moving into your shiny new home with the one feature you’ve been dreaming about the most – a great backyard. Whether you’re looking forward to getting your hands dirty creating the perfect backyard or want to have the builder take care of the work for you, our ideas should help you start thinking about all the ways that you’ll be able to use your new backyard.
Almost everyone clings to the idea that spring is the best time to buy a new home. While it’s true that there’s often a strong market for both buyers and sellers in the springtime, other times of the year can also be great times to buy.
As you start the design work on your new home, you’re probably focused on some of the more obvious things. People tend to pay a lot of attention to the kitchen counters, the flooring, and the general “look” of the home, but there are plenty of smaller things that can make a big difference.
As technology improves, it becomes increasingly easy to make your home more secure. These days you no longer have to pay a security company hundreds of dollars to monitor your home or rely on your neighbours to keep an eye on your place while you’re away on vacation. Instead, you can simply install a few of these items and check in from anywhere, even if you’re halfway around the world.
With the rough grading finished, your builder will finally be able to start constructing the home you’ve been dreaming about. The next steps are all about building a strong foundation for your home and creating sturdy “bones” (its structure).
When you buy your home from a reputable builder, you think you’re fairly safe. After all, thousands of people have bought homes before you, and the builder always seems to have the purchase down to an exact science. Most people do go through the buying process without any hiccups and are happy with their decision.
However, you should carefully consider the following mistakes that some people make. If you avoid these things, you’re likely to feel more confident about the entire process.
As we reflect on our rich history this upcoming Canada Day, we see what a truly great country we live in. From coast to coast, Canada is full of diversity, beautiful scenery, and kind-hearted people that are happy to call our nation home.
Since we love homes and we love Canada, we thought we’d celebrate by mentioning all the great reasons to love having a home in the true north, strong and free.