It’s an exciting time in YEG as the look, style, and functionality of new homes is evolving and infill housing is increasing in popularity. It’s a great way to revitalize existing neighbourhoods, breathe life into the community, and for new homeowners to have access to some already well-established business and services! So, how does the home buying process work when choosing an infill development? And, more specifically, what can you expect when choosing to work with Urban Sky?
Over the next few weeks, we’ll discuss the phases that exist within the new home buying experience and aim to demystify the process for you!
How it starts: FINDING THE PERFECT PROPERTY
Initially, you (the new home buyer) start by finding an area of the city that you would love to live in, and then acquire an existing property. But don’t worry, if you have not yet purchased a piece of property, Urban Sky can help you locate the ideal lot. Our realtor partners will search high and low to find a property that matches your personalized criteria.
PHASE 1: CONCEPTUAL PLANS
During our first meeting, Urban Sky will review your New Home Planning Worksheet (found in our New Home Buyers Guide) and discuss your priorities and budget requirements. We will also provide some important information about getting your property ready for your new house while including details about your specific lot as well as the design and permitting processes. Ultimately, this initial consultation will help you determine if Urban Sky is the right fit for your project. (Be sure to check out a free copy of Urban Sky’s New Home Buyers Guide to help you decide what to include on your ‘wish list’ prior to our initial meeting.
Once decided that Urban Sky is a great fit for you, an agreement is then established, and a deposit will be required to cover the initial concept and design work. From there, you’ll have the ability to meet with one of our talented Designers to review your New Home Planning Worksheet and so you can personally share your vision for your new home. This will allow us to begin the concept design process, which entails a comprehensive survey of your property as well as an overview of land use bylaws and development guidelines.
Then comes the fun part! Together we’ll consider your needs and wants in light of your budget to develop the floor plans and exterior of your new home. This will involve a few meetings so we can discuss, review and refine your new home concept. Our priority is to ensure the design captures your vision as completely as possible. And, be sure to bring any ideas that you have to the initial meeting, as they will help you explain your vision to your custom home builder and designer. From this meeting, Urban Sky’s design team will be able to analyze your site and prepare a preliminary design and front elevation for your review.
Urban Sky will guide you through the process one step at a time – we will listen to your desires and will actually begin drawing the rough sketch of your home right in front of your eyes!
Stay tuned as we discuss the next phases of infill home construction and cover topics like drawing preparation, building permit, the start of construction, and interior design selections!
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