Buying a new home is the largest purchase most of us will ever make. With that important investment comes feelings of uncertainty and stress. But, buying a new home is also the most exciting purchase that we’ll make!

Buying a home incorporates multiple stages, from planning, researching and exploring options, to designing and building. With proper planning, every phase of the home buying process can be carried out smoothly and with the least stress possible.

Location, budget, short-term needs and long-term goals are only several of the factors that need to be considered.

To help with this process, the Manitoba Home Builder’s Association has compiled a handy guide titled Comprehensive Steps to Owning a New Home.

In this great resource, you will find detailed information on the following and more:

  • Choosing the right community for your lifestyle
  • How to shop around for the right builder
  • What a sales agreement, offer and contract entail
  • The basic components of a mortgage
  • How to calculate the total cost of a new home
  • Choosing the right floor plan, features and finishes
  • The basics of FlexHousing™
  • Expert tips on choosing indoor and outdoor lighting
  • Landscaping tips and tricks from the pros
  • The key phases of the construction process
  • Inspecting your home before taking possession
  • What to expect in the first year of new home ownership

If you’re looking to start fresh, consider building a new home here in Sage Creek. Come visit one of our show homes and see for yourself what you can expect in terms of construction, style and finishes when you choose to buy new.