by Ken Richter
on Friday, October 12th, 2018 at 11:50am.
Inner city Calgary has been rebuilding and rebranding to make Calgary a safer, cleaner environment for people. Neglected neighbourhoods are getting a major facelift to make older homes safe and to give existing communities a fresh start.
One of the most tangible ways you can see this desire to rebuild is in the new infills popping up everywhere. An infill is a property that has been built in place of an older property in an existing community, or simply a new home on new land in a community. Infills are a great way to add modern homes to older communities.
There are many advantages to buying an infill: the home is brand new, there are existing services (such as bus routes, shopping centres, etc.) nearby and you are inner-city, rather than in a new community on the outskirts of Calgary. Infills are extremely convenient and are becoming increasing popular as housing demand grows for areas closer to the downtown core.
One of the biggest assets of buying an infill home is that you get to be inner-city but experience new-home treatment, specifically by being covered by Alberta’s New Home Warranty Act. This warranty protects new home owners from falling victim of poorly built homes. The warranty lasts from when you take possession of your infill to five years later. This gives your new home plenty of time to settle and experience different seasons since problems are not always immediately recognizable. If there are any issues, this warranty protects you from paying anything to get them fixed. It is a great warranty to take advantage of!
You can design your own infill, but there are also a lot of fantastic already built infills in communities such as Bowness, Montgomery, Mount Royal and Inglewood (to name a few). All of these communities are close to downtown but retain old-Calgary charm, making buying an infill the perfect way to have your cake and eat it too. Definitely consider an infill if you are looking o buy right now!
Here at Team Ken Richter we have tons of experience working with people to buy and sell infills and other properties. Call us at 403-630-6363 to set up a meeting so we can discuss exactly what you’re looking for. With Ken’s extensive knowledge of the different Calgary communities, he is a fantastic person to work with to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.