Building a new home in Calgary can be very exciting. Choosing to buy a new house in Glacier Ridge comes with many great benefits for new homeowners and the buyers interested in moving up into bigger and better homes!

Below are a few of the sundry benefits you may experience by building a new home in Northwest Calgary from a reputable new homebuilder such as Cedarglen Homes, Jayman BUILT, Morrison Homes, Shane Homes and Trico Homes, who have decades of experience.


1.       Personalize and Customize | Building a brand new home opens the opportunity for you to design it to fit your lifestyle, wants and needs. It also allows you to think ahead and create a home that fits your current life and helps you plan. This may mean choosing a functional floorplan that flows to meet your needs and future family growth. Opting for design elements that define your styles, such as appliances, cabinetry, wall colour, trim and countertop finishes, unique features and lighting.  Many new homebuilders cater to the customer and allow you to participate in designing your property, which helps you create a living space tailored to you and have confidence that you’re building the perfect home.

Even the most move-in ready house may still have aspects that you want to change. When you build a home, it’s precisely how you want it, from the ground up. You can enjoy your new home from the moment you open the door for the first time and set the moving boxes on the floor.


2.       Energy Efficient | One of the most significant benefits of buying a new home is that the construction techniques, materials, and design adhere to a higher construction standard, which translates into a more energy-efficient home. Over time you will see financial benefits in the form of lower utility costs, less routine maintenance and the need for costly repairs to replace or update the structure and mechanics of your home.

Two common ways new homes are more energy efficient are; they have a tighter-sealed building envelope that helps prevent cool air in the summer and warm air in the winter from escaping. This leads to significant cost savings. Elements such as higher-efficiency insulation, doors and windows and other mechanics add to it as well. New appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, water heaters, furnaces, etc., have all been updated to perform more efficiently, where the technology used years ago did not.


3.       Warranty | Similar to when you purchase new technology or vehicle, when you buy a new home, you receive a home warranty, usually through the homebuilder. New home warranty provides homeowners with peace of mind and a safety net should something need maintenance or stop working shortly after you move in. Items such as appliances, roofing, plumbing, electrical, the foundation and other key elements of your home are covered under new home warranty. That means if something goes wrong, your homebuilder covers the cost of the repair.

In contrast, preowned homes do not come with a warranty. You are responsible for all repairs, including fixing problems you were never told about before the purchase.


4.       Everything is New | When purchasing a new home from one of our five homebuilders in Glacier Ridge, you’re sure quality craftsmanship, professionally designed floorplans, complemented by high quality specifications and standards. It may sound funny, but it even comes with a “new home” smell, which can be distinctively satisfying.

New homes mean no need to renovate and no need for repairs for years to come. It also comes with the most updated appliances, new technology, construction practices, trends and designs to fit your modern lifestyle.


5.       Better Resale Value

The time may come when you decide to sell your new home. If you choose to sell your home a few years down the road, you’ll find that all the great benefits you got from building a new construction home, will lead to selling your home at a considerably higher price than older homes, market dependent.


6.       Move-in Ready

One of the great options with new home builds is that time is on your side. If you want to take your time, you can build a brand new home from step one and go through personalizing the home to meet your wants and needs.

On the other hand, if you want to move in immediately, our reputable builders may have newly constructed homes available for quick possession, giving you the best of both worlds; a brand new home in the highly desirable new community of Glacier Ridge in Northwest Calgary and you can move in right away and begin enjoying your new home. Buying a move-in ready home also simplifies the entire process of building a new home for you, which can be very beneficial for new homeowners in Calgary that live a busier and time sensitive lifestyle.