When deciding to build a new home in Calgary, working directly with Calgary home builders can help make the process as easy as possible. The map below will let you find some of the best local home builders in Calgary that can help you create the house of your dreams.
Calgary Custom Home Builders
With hundreds of custom home builders in Calgary, there are many possibilities to choose from. View our list of home builders in Calgary, review their profile and look through their gallery to see if they are the kind of builder you would like to work with.
Some questions to ask your builder when you’re trying to find the best fit for you:
- How many years have you been building homes ?
- Do you have any show homes I could walk through?
- How many homes have you built?
- Are you licensed and insured?
- What is the warranty you offer for your new homes?
While Calgary may not be the capital of Alberta, it is the Province’s largest city with a population of over one million. The city is home to the third busiest passenger hub in Canada, the Calgary International Airport as well as an LRT system. The beautiful Bow River runs along downtown Calgary. Average mid-day temperatures range from 24 degrees Celsius in July to -3 degrees Celsius in January, much warmer climate than the Province’s capital.
The Calgary housing market
The number of homes selling in Calgary has been declining since 2014, over a 25% drop in 2015 and signs of a 13% drop in 2016. That being said, new housing listings have remained almost unchanged, meaning the real estate marketed has slowed over the past few years. Housing starts in Calgary have also fallen over 35% in the previous year, which means there has been no better time to build a home.
New Homes in Calgary
Throughout all of Canada, Calgary has some of the highest end new homes, short of being on the ocean. If you’re looking for high quality or luxury living, then look no further. One of the best reasons for building a new home in Calgary is not just because you can have exactly what you want, but because the land is often very well developed in the community. While it’s important to find a reliable builder, there are a few extra questions you should ask about them relative to your potential new home. Some of the questions for example could be:
- Do you offer a custom build or do I have to select an existing floor plan?
- Are you able to do add-ons or upgrades to existing plans and how much does that cost?
- How long will my home take to build?
Calgary Mortgage Brokers
There are a large number of mortgage brokers in Calgary, some of which we have featured here at Build In Canada. It is important to find a broker that has experience with new construction mortgages specifically before building your home. This is especially important as new construction mortgages can sometimes be a bit more difficult to obtain than the average mortgage, but an experienced broker should have no issues sourcing the financing you need.