Time To Build A Infill Home!

The future of housing in Alberta cities has been significantly transformed by the introduction of infill home developments. Most of them have a lot of visual appeals and architectural merit, and as well as their curb appeal, these houses have played a significant role in revitalizing established neighborhoods. Because the homes make use of transportation, schools, utilities, parks, and other established city resources, they have less of an environmental impact.

If you are looking to build an infill home, or perhaps a skinny home, these five factors can help you to choose the ideal lot.

1) Price

Determining the style and size of home you can afford is a good place to start, and the process is a lot easier if you know beforehand how much you are approved for. You should have an idea of the margins you are trying to get to as an investor or buyer if there is an existing home already in place on the lot you are thinking of buying. And a realistic target is for the cost to be between about 30 and 50 percent of the final price of your new home if you are buying a teardown lot. In other words, your teardown home should cost between $132,000 and $200,000 if the final price of your infill home is $400,000.

2) Location

If you are buying an infill home, you want the best possible location, which may be close to where you spend much of your time. A skinny home or infill home close to bus routes, a park or a cycle path may be relevant to you. On the other hand, your focus may be on living close to the mall, leisure and sporting activities, a good school, or a local supermarket. Many infill sites are located near amenities, and it isn’t uncommon to find infill sites in established areas within the city. Deciding what is important to you when it comes to location and what you are close to is something only you can determine.

3) Size

A custom floor plan that gives you a functional layout can easily be created by an interior designer that takes into account the available space, your long term goals, and your budget. However, you will have to consider various factors that can help you to determine the size of your infill home. You may want to verify whether any natural lighting is blocked by the neighboring units and whether there is sufficient parking. And of course, the overall size and shape of the lot will help to determine the size of your home. Other factors might include the potential size of the backyard, the size of your home compared against nearby homes, whether you are thinking of investing in or building a multiplex and whether you will qualify for the required permits based on the size of your home.

4) Condition

Some options are popular with those looking for an infill home opportunity. You may decide to carry out major renovations instead of tearing the property down completely. And many people focus more on the neighborhood and don’t mind the property not being energy efficient, having minor structural issues, having an outdated kitchen or being a little smaller than they wanted. One thing to keep in mind is that obtaining the permits required to build your house is often easier if you add on to the home’s existing roofline, foundation, and walls. Your budget, proposed style of home, and your timeframe for completion will help to determine that decision.

5) Talk To a Professional

Someone familiar with infill homes, such as an experienced builder or realtor can be a valuable source of information and can help you find the right building lot, carrying out a feasibility study as needed. And working with a builder may mean a smoother and faster process, as you sometimes have access to units that have already been purchased.

Five Reasons For A Garden Suite

The garden suite or granny flat had made something of a comeback in recent years, although there was a time when it was quite normal for different generations of families to live together. A granny flat allows the resident to maintain a large degree of independence and privacy, yet still have the support and proximity of other family members. It typically contains a bedroom, private bathroom, living room, and a kitchen and is self-contained yet connected to the main house. If you have thought of adding a garden suite to your property, it may be for one of these five reasons:

1) Elderly Parents

Many families can’t afford the high prices of the typical retirement home, making a granny flat an affordable and practical alternative. Families who live in the main house are literally next door and can provide all the help and support an aging parent might need; at the same time, the arrangement allows a parent to feel as independent as possible. Granny flats can be seen as the ideal answer to an all too common problem, as the aging population increases along with the number of seniors.

2) As Income Property

If you need to boost your retirement account, add to your savings or pay off your mortgage sooner, the income from a garden suite can be an excellent way to achieve those goals. In fact, you can expect your rental yield to increase by up to 10 percent. Of course, you can always rent out your main residence and live in the granny flat yourself if you want to boost your income even further. The benefits can be recouped long before you decide to sell your home, and a garden suite is a great way to increase the overall value of your property.

3) Grown-Up Children

Newlyweds and college graduates often find it a challenge to get on their feet or become financially independent, with the high cost of living and an unstable job market. Grown children living in the granny flat have a chance to save for their own place while at the same time retaining some degree of independence. Many grown children find it’s just the thing they need to get ahead financially, whether you let them live there for free or charge a nominal rent.

4) Easy Addition

A garden suite is a cost-effective way to give you and your family some much needed extra space, whether for a den, office or playroom or as an extra bedroom. Whether you add on to your existing home or create a new building, which can often be the more affordable route to take, a granny flat is a simple and practical way to give you extra space in your home.

5) As a Workplace

If you need extra space to work or for a hobby, a garden suite is the idea; answer. Working from home isn’t always easy when you have interruptions and distractions from other family members and a garden suite can remove many of those, resulting in more productivity. It really can be a more productive and profitable experience when you work from home in your granny flat.

Welcome to Airdrie Modular Homes

Airdrie Modular Homes has proudly served Airdrie, Alberta since 2002. Located just North of Calgary, Alberta, Airdrie is the place to go to save on Modular, and Manufactured Housing. We specialize in quality, custom modular homes. Airdrie Modular Homes represents the top Modular Manufacturer in western Canada – Triple M Housing Ltd. A Factory known throughout North America for their high quality, innovative designs, and value for Modular, and Manufactured Homes.

There are many types of homes to choose from including 16′, 20′, 22′, 24′ wide homes, offsets, 2 – storey, modulars, triple wides, and much more. You can pick from over 50 different floorplan designs, or have on of our qualified professional housing consultants design your dream home with our free custom home design service.

All of our homes come with a 10 year warranty to keep your investment safe. We have our own qualified service and setup crews, as well as our own home transport company to ensure that you receive your home as quickly as possible.

Please browse this site and then get in touch with one of our qualified Professional Housing Consultants by either calling them, e-mailing them. Please also look at our testimonials from satisfied home buyers. With Airdrie Modular Homes, the customer is number one.

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