Buying a new condo in a brand new development is exciting, but if you don’t know what to expect, it can also be a bit nerve wracking. While renderings and floorplans can give you an idea of what your home will be like when it’s done, it can feel like there are a lot of uncertainties until you’re actually standing inside your new home. Luckily, working with a trustworthy builder should help ease any of your worries.
At Salvi, we’re all about building trust with our potential owners. We do our best to ensure that we never make a promise we can’t deliver on, and we do everything we can to help you visualize the space that you’ll be living in. There are a ton of benefits that come along with buying a new condo, and we can promise any uncertainty will be far outweighed by the perks.
Here are some of the benefits that come along with buying a new condo:
Get the home you want in the neighbourhood you want
When you’re purchasing a newly built condo, you can have a lot of freedom. No need to shop around in multiple developments for the right home layout in the right neighbourhood. If you’re buying a new condo, chances are you already love the neighbourhood. You choose the floorplan you want, your finishings, and other details to make it just right.
A New Condo – Have your say!
When you move into an older condo building, you are at the mercy of what the builder and board have already established. When buying a new condo, you can get your two cents in so the building suits your needs. Good builders will have information sessions with potential owners to find out exactly what you want so they can incorporate that into the build. At Salvi, we met with over 150 potential buyers to get direction on Savona so that we knew we were building something our future owners would love.
Choose your options and upgrades
A new condo is like a blank slate, so even if you aren’t head-over-heals in love with the renderings, you often have the opportunity to make it look the way you want. You can turn an almost-perfect condo into your dream home. For Savona, some options include expanded closets, flooring upgrades, lighting, countertops, appliances, paint, and more. If you aren’t totally sold on a new condo yet, go into a sales centre and see what options you have.
No maintenance or renovations
Older buildings often come with major maintenance and repair costs, whether they’re something planned for, like siding repairs, or they’re a surprise cost like a broken hot water tank. These could add potentially tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars onto the cost of your condo. And that’s not including any renovation costs you’ll incur turning your older condo into the home you want. A fresh start in a brand new building can help lower that risk of extra expenses.
The best designs and construction materials
With a brand new condo, you’ll get the newest construction materials with the most current layouts and designs. That typically means your new home will be more energy efficient, sturdier, and more visually appealing than an older condo.
That new home smell
There’s really nothing like owning a home no one else has lived in.
When it comes to making sure your experience with new condos is as good as possible, make sure you keep up to date with the information that your builder provides. Sign up for newsletters and keep an eye on social media so that you’re always informed. Your builder should always send you the most up-to-date information so you aren’t left waiting in the dark, but it’s good to be proactive about it as well.