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Why Visit A Show Home?

Recently, we featured one of our newest show homes from the Ridge on an episode of Real Estate TV. The Ridge is in a great location and is a great representation of the beauty of the Comox Valley. It’s a new development, and there are many benefits to purchasing a newly constructed home. As part of the process, show homes are a great way to find out if new construction is what you’re really after in a home. They can also tell you if the neighbourhood is right for you.

What is The Ridge?

The Ridge is a fabulous neighbourhood in the Comox Valley. It’s a quiet area with walking trails, great views, and it’s close to everything the Comox Valley has to offer. The Ridge is a new residential area and is currently in Phase 2, with Phase 3 on the way soon! Our featured show home is built with the Denman floor plan. This show home features Whirlpool® appliances, quartz countertops, and a beautiful natural gas fireplace. The master bedroom boasts a 4pc ensuite bathroom with a fantastic fully tiled, glass enclosed shower and a pair of his and hers sinks with quartz countertops as well. Upstairs, the home has 2 large bedrooms and a huge family room with beautiful views.

What are the benefits of looking at a show home?

Show homes are a great tool for you, as a potential buyer. They give you the opportunity to view the floor plan in detail, instead of as a blueprint. This is particularly useful if you’ve been looking at the floor plan utilized in the show home, since you can get a feel for how the space might work for you. Show homes are also a great way for you to familiarize yourself with the builders. If you haven’t decided on a floor plan or a builder, this is a great opportunity to see what’s available. When visiting a show home, you can also get a feel for the neighbourhood and the area nearby, such as how long it takes to get there, what coffee shops or stores might be nearby, and what parks or walking trails are near the neighbourhood.

Why should I buy in a new residential area?

Purchasing in a new residential area has many advantages. The houses are custom built and brand new. New houses are built to the latest specifications and codes, so renovations and updates aren’t required. They’re also significantly more energy efficient up front, with no retrofits needed. With new developments, there’s plenty of choice. This means you’ll likely get a say in floor plans, lot locations, finishes, and exteriors. Some developments have a few guildelines, such as varied or uniform exteriors, which may direct your choices. Be sure to read up on the development’s guidelines, to make sure it’s the right fit for you and your family.

It’s a good idea to visit at least one show home when you’re looking at buying a house. They offer lots of possibilities that aren’t available in an older home and they might just be the perfect fit! If you’d like to visit the show home featured on our episode, we’re on location Saturdays from 12pm – 2pm. If you’re thinking about purchasing new construction, give us a call!

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