How to Buy a New Home

Home Buyer’s Guide
For Your Next Home

The Ultimate Buyers Guide for your Next Home

New home &
maintenance needs

Most Ottawa builders provide their new home buyers with some form of a new home care guide either as a booklet or through online resources. Since your new home has many systems and new technology, this information will be important for you to read and follow any recommended maintenance tips.

Today’s homes are built to minimize maintenance, but no home is truly maintenance-free and by following the recommended routine maintenance, you can avoid the most expensive home repairs.

When you move in

Unless your home is one of the last to be built, you should expect the temporary disruption that comes with being in a construction zone. There will be some traffic, dust and dirt as your community is completed.

Some of the final things to finish — which many not be done yet — include paving your driveway, planting trees and sod and laying the top layer of asphalt on roads.

Tip: You should hold off on exterior projects such as landscaping and adding fences for the first year so that the ground can properly settle and to allow access for builder machinery if necessary to repair grading, etc

Find your next home

Buying a new home is an exciting journey. It also demands careful planning, evaluation of options and talking to others who know the process well and can offer you support and advice. Take the journey a step at a time and you’ll wind up with the home of your dreams.

Get started on finding your next home today.

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