Visiting show homes in Regina is a great way to learn what is being offered in the city. The benefits of viewing show homes are obvious to people looking to buy a home in Regina; however, viewing show homes also provides existing homeowners with new designs and decorating ideas. When touring a show home, there are a few things that you might not have known and a few things you should think about.
The Show Home is Not the Base Model
Just like the automotive industry shows ads of a loaded vehicle so too does the home industry. It is essential to know that the home being shown is not the base model. Builders in the industry are trying to show you the best of what they have to offer. So, if you like a show home find out what the upgrades are in the home so that you are fully informed of the additions made to the show home. Discuss any other additions or options that are available. As well, if you are interested in the home, ask the sales representative to walk you through the home and determine which elements are standard and which are upgrades.
Take your Time
Don’t feel rushed or pressured to go through the home. We love showing our homes to customers. It is our passion and likely the passion of other builders. Sit at the kitchen table an envision the start of your morning. Relax on the couch in the family room and image the end of the day. This is how you can determine if this may be the right home for your family. Visit the home at different times of the day. Visiting the show home you are interested in at different times of the day can provide insight into many things including the natural lighting in the house, the light at night, the neighbourhood and surroundings
It’s Not Just About the Home
You may see a lot of show homes you like, remember thou that there are a number of factors when considering buying a home. Considerations such the lot size, the community and the location to name a few. For example, choosing a corner lot or a lot that is close to the playground can make it easier for your children to play outside the home. The community counts when considering buying a home. For most buyers, the right community comes down to the proximity of work, amenities and family. There are several factors when considering the location and depends upon the stage of life that you are in today and going through in the near future. If you are a new family, having a safe and friendly community is important to you. If the show home is located on a busy street it is unlikely this is a good location for you. We can all fall in love with a beautiful home and forget about the surroundings, but don’t forget about the community in which it is located.
Floor Plans Are More Flexible Than You Think
Builders have a number of different floor plans available for home buyers. Sometimes the sheer number and variety of plans can be overwhelming to someone looking to build a new home. So if you love a show home that you see but want to make some changes to the home, talk to the builder. Most builders are open to making some modifications to better suit your needs.
You May Be Able to Purchase The Show Home
Sometimes the home you see is exactly what you want. Don’t be afraid to make an offer. Some people are unaware that a show home can be purchased today from the builder. If you don’t want to wait for 6 to 9 months for a new home to be built from the ground up, make an offer on the show home. And don’t worry we make sure that we’ll turn the sales area in the garage back to a real garage space. Building a new home requires some patience. It can take anywhere from 6 - 9 months for you to finally move into your new home if you're building from the ground up. You might also be worried about what the final product will actually look like, especially if you’re making some changes to the original design.
Keep your eye on the prize
As home builders in Regina stage their show homes to provide potential home buyers with an idea of how the home will look. It provides the potential homebuyer with an idea of how it will be living in the home. However, don’t let the staging distract you from the home itself. Take the time to envision how the home will look with your furniture, appliances, pictures and décor. Close your eyes when in each room of the house and envision it with your future and family.
If you are looking to tour show homes in Regina check out our listing of show homes.
Thanks to Crawford Homes for providing the article.