Home-Buying Basics


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Looking to Buy a New Home?

At Lindvest, we don't just take pride in building great homes; we also go the extra mile to make the decision making process simple and the new home buying process as easy as possible. We understand how important a decision this is for you, so we are here to inform you and answer any questions you may have about buying a new home. To put your mind at rest, here are some reasons that make buying a Lindvest home a good decision:

Lindvest Homes are Unique

Just like you, your Lindvest home is distinct, primarily because you get to decide on all the things that matter most. From picking a location and choosing the floor plan that suits your lifestyle to selecting the colours and finishes that reflect your taste, your Lindvest home is made just for you.

Lindvest Behaves Honestly

Everything about the purchasing and building process of your Lindvest home is transparent. Whether you're investing in a house or condo, as a Lindvest homeowner you will be kept in the know, every step of the way. We're a friendly, family-oriented bunch of people who will treat you with sensitivity and respect.

Lindvest Reduces Stress

Built to today's stringent building codes with quality materials, your Lindvest home is strong, comfortable, more energy efficient and easy to maintain. To protect your investment, every Lindvest home is backed by the comprehensive TARION warranty and Lindvest's after-sales service program.

Lindvest Homes Welcome Happiness

If you are looking for a life where neighbours are friends and fun is at your doorstep, your Lindvest home will check all the boxes. Our master-planned communities offer parklands, play areas, walking trails and more. Our condos come loaded with amenities.

As a new homebuyer, there are many things on your mind and construction should be the least of your worries. At Lindvest, we are committed to building quality homes, safer homes and greener homes. And that's the reason why we employ the finest of tradespeople, use the best construction materials, and adhere to the Ontario Building Code strictly. We take pride in the homes we build, so that you can always feel at home.

QUALITY: The one thing we are inflexible about at Lindvest is quality. Every Lindvest home is a singular example of quality and craftsmanship. All our homes undergo a rigorous schedule of inspections, so that you never have to worry. Quality inspections are conducted at every stage of the construction process, and this ensures that your home is always outstanding.

DELAYS: One of the most exciting things about buying a new home is seeing it take shape. While there are many landmark moments, there are also unforeseen situations that can affect the construction of your new home. As an experienced builder, Lindvest has practices and processes in place to eliminate or minimize delays.

Building a Lindvest Home

  1. Stage One Excavation & Foundation
  2. Stage Two Framing & Lock-Up
  3. Stage Three Finishing Interiors & Exteriors

The anticipation of moving into your new home is perhaps the most exciting stage of your home buying process. Your Lindvest home is ready and there are just a few days left for you to move in. Before we hand over the keys, Lindvest will conduct a Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI).

What is a PDI?

A PDI is your first opportunity to view your completed home and inspect it in detail to make sure everything has been done right and according to plan. A PDI is also a prerequisite of our Home Warranty Plan.

Before you move into your new home, a Lindvest representative will take you on a walkthrough of your house. During this walkthrough, our representative will conduct a comprehensive inspection of your home to note any defects or incomplete items and will ensure anything we might find is corrected before you take possession. The Lindvest representative will also take this opportunity to familiarize you with your home's mechanical systems ventilation, plumbing and heating, and provide essential tips on home maintenance.

Essential Features of a PDI

  • Identify any defects, damages or incomplete items before closing
  • Familiarize homeowner with the operating features of the home
  • Provide information on home maintenance
  • Complete the TARION's Certificate of Completion and Possession (CCP)

Before Closing:

  • Get your new mortgage ready
  • Retain a lawyer
  • Get home insurance
  • Transfer utilities
  • Coordinate the delivery of new appliances
  • Contact Canada Post for mail delivery information
  • Inform service providers
  • Prepare for your move

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Crunch the Numbers Before you Shop

The first step to owning your new home is knowing your budget. To avoid any disappointments down the road, find out what you can afford. After all, this is going to be the biggest purchase you'll make.

The following websites will assist you in calculating a mortgage, getting pre-approvals and answering all the financial questions.

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