When it comes to the Kelowna real estate market, there are few ways you can find a new home. You can purchase property then go the DIY route or hire a contractor to start building. Or you can look for a new community, where all the work is already done for you. The latter is currently the trend for Kelowna real estate listings, with new neighbourhoods offering custom prebuilt and market-ready homes.
So what’s the attraction? Let us guide you:
New neighbourhoods are popping up all over the Okanagan, with houses for sale in Kelowna that appeal to all kinds of lifestyles. It’s best to first decide what area will work best for you. There are a number of factors to consider, including:
Most new developments offer a choice between custom homes or market-ready homes. There are pros and cons to both and the difference is usually in price and whether you want to work with a custom home builder to create the home that best suits your lifestyle, or if you want to leave the design up to the builder. It’s important to note that many prebuilt and market-ready homes come with custom interior finishes, where the buyer can choose the paint colour, flooring, tiling, and fixtures.
The bonus of building in a planned neighbourhood is that you can get a better idea of when your move-in date will be. Working with a contractor or sales agent means that you can work on the planning together and decide upon a building schedule. This also makes the decision making along the way that much easier.
It’s always a risk moving into a new neighbourhood, where you don’t know a soul. One bonus of planned neighbourhoods is that your neighbours will likely share some of the same interests as you or be fellow empty nesters and/or retirees. This is especially true if the development is near a golf course or other recreational amenities. Having a close-knit neighbourhood is a great way to cultivate new friendships, where everyone looks out for one another. This is especially helpful if you are a snowbird and travel for months out of the year. You can always ask your neighbour to keep an eye out on your home while you are away.
To find out more, read our blog: Made to Measure: 5 Ways Houses for Sale in Kelowna Can be Customized.
The Okanagan’s newest neighbourhood, Kestrel Ridge, is located in the popular Kelowna Upper Mission area. These new Kelowna listings offer close access to hiking trails and nature, amenities such as shopping, restaurants and golf, and panoramic views of Okanagan Lake. Designed and built by luxury home builder Rykon Construction, all of Kestrel Ridge’s contemporary paired homes come with custom finishes. Contact our sales centre today to find out more.
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