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The Smart Way to Start

Buying a home, especially for the first time, can be a daunting prospect. After all, it is one of life’s major decisions, requiring help from lawyers, financiers and other professionals.  You want to get it right. But you also want to enjoy your search for the home of your dreams.

We are the new home builders of the Greater GTA, and we’re here to help. In this guide we will try to help you through the steps you’ll need to take to find your new home; choose the right builder; make wise decisions about upgrades; decide upon an affordable mortgage; understand your warranties; receive any tax rebates you are entitled to; and thoroughly enjoy your new home for many years to come.  The HomePages covers all the bases; but does so concisely, so you may want to obtain further information on topics of special interest to you and your family. That’s why each section includes site addresses or other links relevant to the subject being discussed. 

The more than 1,375 members of the Building Industry and Land Development Association hope you will find The HomePages helpful. We hope it will assist you to find exactly what you are looking for, whether it’s a trendy downtown loft or a traditional suburban detached home.  There has never been more choice in the range of homes being built throughout the GTA, and seldom such an extended period during which stable prices coincide with affordable interest rates. It’s a great time to buy!

Before You Start Your Search

Before you begin visiting building sites, there are some basic questions to answer. Where do you want to live – downtown, suburbs or countryside? What sort of home do you want to live in – detached, semi-detached, townhouse, high-rise? Do you want a new home or a resale?

And, perhaps most important of all, how much can you afford?  Your lifestyle and your finances will help determine the answers to these questions. For instance, some people simply have to locate near public transit; others will be looking for proximity to neighbourhood schools, shopping centres, or convenient routes to their jobs.  You can narrow and focus your search by answering these basic questions, so let’s start by weighing the pros and cons.

Please note our disclaimer:
Information provide in these sections  is general in nature and may not be applicable in your particular circumstances. You are urged to seek the advice of a real estate lawyer or other appropriate professionals before making final decisions with respect to buying a new home.

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