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Case Study: the Bruces Part 3

Posted by Jennifer G. on Thu, Oct 22, 2015

Edmonton home builder - case study exteriorIn this third instalment of our case study, the Bruce’s are excited their home is almost done (if you've missed out on their story, check out Part 1 and Part 2 to get caught up). It’s starting to take shape and look like the home they imagined.

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Topics: edmonton home builder, buy a new home, stages of buying a home, build a new home, construction spotlight, case study

Case Study: The Bruces Part 2

Posted by Jennifer G. on Thu, Aug 6, 2015

case-study-bruces-2-exterior-imageA couple of months ago we introduced you to the Bruce Family, who are currently building a Victor model in Langdale. We had the opportunity to sit down with them again to chat about the stage at which their home is now, and they have completed their first scheduled walk-through.

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Topics: buy a new home, stages of buying a home, build a new home, construction spotlight, case study

Things to Know Before Your Blueprint Review

Posted by Jennifer G. on Thu, Jul 23, 2015

know-before-your-blueprint-review-plans-imageNavigating your way through new terrain is always made easier when you have a map. The map helps make sense of your surroundings in a way that verbal explanations can’t. In the same way, understanding the layout of a home is enhanced by seeing the blueprint. The blueprint provides a comprehensive description of your home so you know where everything is, what to expect, and what features can be added in the future. But what happens when you don’t understand all the strange symbols and lines on a blueprint? Before you call your architect friend to assist you, let us help you make sense of it all! We’ve created a handy guide that helps clarify what to know when it comes time to review your new home plans.

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Topics: edmonton home builder, stages of buying a home, build a new home, construction spotlight

Case Study: The Bruces Part 1

Posted by Jennifer G. on Thu, Apr 16, 2015

pacesetter-homes-victor-modelI’d like to introduce you to David and Kristen Bruce, who recently started a new home build with Pacesetter Homes. In this series of upcoming posts, we’d like to give you a sneak peek into their experience.

I sat down with the lovely couple to discuss the first few steps of the path to their brand new home. Here’s what they had to say.

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Topics: buy a new home, stages of buying a home, build a new home, construction spotlight, case study

How to Avoid Buyer's Remorse

Posted by Jennifer G. on Tue, Oct 14, 2014

avoid-buyers-remorse-coupleWe’ve all experienced a little buyer’s remorse at some point in our lives. Maybe you bought an overpriced handbag you loved but had trouble justifying the price. Perhaps you loved your sports car before you had a family, but are now wishing you’d opted for a more sensible minivan.  

The point is, buyer’s remorse is a very real thing, and the more money you spend, the more likely you are to feel it. That’s why it’s especially important to go into the home-buying process as prepared as humanly possible. Your home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, so here are some things to consider to help you be the happiest with your new home! 

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Topics: wish list, buy a home, buy a new home, stages of buying a home

Fun Facts to Know Before You Visit a Show Home!

Posted by Jennifer G. on Tue, Sep 2, 2014

visit-a-show-home-kristana-modelWhen you plan a vacation to another country, it’s always a good idea to get armed with as much information as you can before stepping off the plane. It not only prepares you with what to expect, but it also helps you get the most out of your trip. Not to mention, it helps prevent possible disasters like not knowing how to say, “washroom” in the native language. 

Visiting a show home may not exactly be a “vacation spot”, but it certainly has unique things worth knowing before stepping inside. Below are some important things you should know that will make your visit more impacting and worthwhile!

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Topics: buy a new home, show home, stages of buying a home

The Stages of Buying a Home from the Buyer’s Point of View: Part 2

Posted by Jennifer G. on Thu, Jan 16, 2014

stages-of-buying-a-home-part-2-gabriel-newcastleA little while back we introduced you to Jessica W., one of our Pacesetter clients and she was telling you her story of buying a home. We had covered the four main stages of a new home purchase (inital purchase, construction to prepossession, nearing possession and at possession) and Jessica talked about the first stage and her experience.

Today, we have the second part of her story for you, and we’re going to cover her time during the second stage and her appointments with designQ, our state-of-the-art design centre!

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Topics: buy a home, buy a new home, stages of buying a home, build a new home

The Importance of a Good Buyer/Builder Relationship

Posted by Jennifer G. on Tue, Dec 10, 2013

importance-good-buyer-builder-relationshipIt’s been said hundreds of times, in as many different ways. Buying a new home is an exciting journey. Whether this is your first home or your fifth, there’s always something new! But when you’re building a new home, there’s a variety of things that may not have come up before. You’re much more involved with the process, and we’re not just talking about choosing the cabinetry colours.

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Topics: edmonton home builder, buy a home, buy a new home, stages of buying a home, build a new home

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