Build New / Buy New
Thinking of buying a home in Lethbridge? With all of the decisions that come with this big step, the first choice to explore is whether to buy a brand-new home or one that has been pre-loved.
HERE ARE A FEW REASONS WHY YOU MIGHT CONSIDER A NEW HOME:
The home-building industry spends an incredible amount of time and resources each year researching how to build homes that are more long-lasting, safe, and comfortable. Learning and adapting from each experience, building codes are updated nationally, provincially, and (most importantly) locally to ensure your home lasts for a lifetime.
With a longer-lasting home comes a better quality in both construction and the materials used for building. These materials are chosen specifically for the environment your home resides in, so you can be confident that your Southern Alberta home is built to keep harsh conditions outside and your family cozy inside. Worried that “cozy” means a higher energy bill? Don’t be! Updated building codes also bring a higher standard for energy efficiency and lower running costs, meaning that your new home is saving money over the long-term on utilities.
From floor plans to features and finishes, buying a new home means you get choices that aren’t available on the resale market. Depending on the type of home, your builder can work with you on the details to create your perfect home for you and your family. BILD Lethbridge members pride themselves on offering the newest aesthetics and functional enhancements for your home. From the latest trends in open concept and clean colour palettes to the functionality of soft-close drawers and USB plugs, our builders can’t wait to show you how to make your dream home a reality.
Need help deciding what you need today and what you may need in the future? Check out this Homebuying Step-by-Step Workbook and Checklist from CMHC.
BILD Lethbridge is a professional association with voluntary membership. When homebuilders join our organization, it shows their commitment to being a part of cutting-edge developments, ethical work practices, and the highest quality builds in Lethbridge. They take pride in growing their business and serving the community. All builder members provide warranty on all new homes, hold valid insurance and have workers’ compensation protection. All our members agree to a code of ethics, which is based on principles of fairness, integrity, and consumer satisfaction.
BILD Lethbridge members are so confident in our products that we stand behind our homes with after-sales service programs and third-party warranty.
What does that cover? At minimum, a new home warranty includes deposit insurance and protection against defects in work and materials, as well as major structural defects. Additional coverage may include defects in your home’s mechanical systems or building envelope. Some warranties include living expenses to offset the cost of temporary accommodations, moving, and storage if you cannot occupy your home due to builder failure or warranty repairs. You may also be able to upgrade to a basic package and get extended warranty. Before you sign a contract with a BILD Lethbridge builder, ask them to explain the warranty: what’s covered and for how long?
SAVE YOURSELF FROM ADDED EXPENSES AND WORRY BY BUYING NEW. WHAT’S THE COST OF REPLACING A ROOF, COUNTERTOPS, OR A WATER HEATER? THESE ARE QUESTIONS YOU DON’T HAVE TO ASK WHEN YOU BUY A NEW HOME FROM A BILD LETHBRIDGE MEMBER.
You can’t put a price on safety.
With the research that has gone into finding new ways to make homes more energy-efficient, that research has brought new information to light: how to make homes safer. New circuit breakers, low climbable factor of stair railings, improved fire ratings in building materials, and improved air quality all mean that you and your family can breathe easier in your new home.
New developments are designed to foster a spirit of neighbourliness by creating a balance between private and public.
New streetlights, adequate parking, traffic flow designed to slow down vehicles, and new playgrounds all provide increased safety and connection in your new neighbourhood. Feel part of the larger area by being close to other amenities and recreational facilities, have access to transit and main roadways for travel, and take your kids to the school that was built in your own backyard. You can even take advantage of walking and biking paths to really immerse yourself in the neighbourhood and explore.
WHY CHOOSE A BILD MEMBER?
If you’re concerned about quality and making the right choice for your new home or renovation, it’s a good idea to turn to a BILD member.
BILD membership is voluntary and our members agree to principles of fairness, integrity and customer satisfaction by signing our Code of Ethics.
Participation in the BILD program is a strong indication that a builder is committed to staying up to date in the industry and will be building the highest level of quality by understanding what’s going on in the community and how if affects the industry and consumers.
See what Lethbridge’s newest communities have to offer! For show home information and hours, please see the links below.
Being “10 minutes from everywhere” Country Meadows is easily accessible to any part of Lethbridge from Walsh Drive or the newly connected Metis Trail. Whether it is shopping in downtown Lethbridge, enjoying nature in the river valley, the U of L, schools, the ATB Recreation Center or YMCA, if you make Country Meadows your home, you will be 10 minutes from everywhere. In 2019, the community will have a newly opened park area that includes a lake, walking trails and a playground. To enhance the resident experience, the Country Meadows Community Association has been formed and is holding events to bring the community together.
The Canyons is a residential community from Melcor Developments in south west Lethbridge. It is located at the south end of University Drive, just south of the community of RiverStone and east of Paradise Canyon. It can be accessed via University Dr.
The Canyons will feature diverse housing option for buyers including condos, townhomes, single family move up and Estate homes. Lot sizes in The Canyons range from 36’ for starter and move up homes, to 60’ for Estate homes.
Crossings is located in the heart of West Lethbridge. As its development unfolds, this will become a thriving urban village – a true “neighbourhood” where people can live, work and shop and connect with one another. From an urban design standpoint, Crossings will be a convergence of “four community pillars” – knowledge, recreation, living and commerce.
RiverStone is located in a quiet southwest corner of Lethbridge, a perfect blend of coulee landscapes and expansive natural grasslands. While residents take pleasure in the sense of serene seclusion of the RiverStone community, they also enjoy all of the conveniences of modern amenities.
Follow the magnificent mountain peaks of the Rockies to Copperwood, a well established new home development in the heart of West Lethbridge. Located just off Whoop Up Drive, Copperwood residents can enjoy the many amenities within and surrounding the community including the centralized Coalbanks Elementary School, a Community Garden, places of worship as well as the nearby Crossings commercial area featuring restaurants, retail and recreation including ATB Center. Residents will enjoy the perks of living in a friendly community, known for its vitality and strong community spirit. Over 27 acres of parks and trails for homeowners to enjoy.
Ideal for those seeking the perfect community to call home, in Copperwood: It’s All Here!
Just minutes from downtown, Legacy Ridge offers a rich blend of homes, parks, and open spaces. Located between 26th Avenue North and 44th Avenue North, just west of Scenic Drive, Legacy Ridge is a 280-acre master planned community in North Lethbridge. Green spaces, trails, and viewpoints blend seamlessly with surrounding parks. The streets recognize history’s trailblazers while interpretive parks educate a new generation on the location’s legacy.
The vision for Garry Station includes everything that matters, then and now. Quiet residential streets for walking and playing, family-oriented culture, and all the opportunities for socializing that come with outdoor living.
Garry Station West
Garry Station is a vision of the old and the new, based on a blend between Lethbridge’s historic High Level Bridge, and a contemporary view.
An award-winning North-side community in the city of Lethbridge – a place to live, grow and play in a true neighbourhood setting.
Southbrook is a highly anticipated new community located in the South side of Lethbridge. Traditional and timeless home designs with a contemporary revitalization are the foundation of the community which will include single family, semi-detached, and townhomes. Southbrook offers first time and move up home buyers a home for every lifestyle! With easy access to grocery & retail stores, restaurants, transit routes, other every day amenities, and the upcoming Dr. Robert Plaxton K-5 Elementary School (projected completion Fall 2021), Southbrook has all the ingredients of a great community. It’s time to start your story…in a new direction.