Too often, home buyers discount the idea of purchasing any type of home that isn’t a detached, single-family model. But have you ever thought about owning a new Edmonton duplex? Not only do they offer a ton of privacy, but you’ll discover they also include all the home features you’ve been looking for. So, when it comes to purchasing your next home, you may want to consider one of these amazing models and here's why:
1. They Look Good
You want your home to look like a traditional house. Townhomes have their own distinct look, as do laned and front attached homes. However, duplex homes are different. Modern duplexes feature side-by-side homes, and while each half of the building has its own entrance and garage, the design makes the entire building look like an extra-large estate home. Duplex styles like the Summation or Delwood, for example, look just like traditional houses.
Inside, too, you’re going to get the same features you'd get in a large, single-family home. The main living area, for instance, will have an open-concept feel, and all of the bedrooms are located upstairs. You also have the option of finishing the basement for extra living space. Anyone walking into your home wouldn’t think that it was any less than a detached family home.
2. Many Communities to Choose From
Duplexes are found in almost every up-and-coming neighbourhood. You can choose from one of the popular new Edmonton communities in Southwest Edmonton like Allard or Tamarack Common, or build in one of the quieter communities outside of Edmonton, like Springate in Spruce Grove or Sienna inFort Saskatchewan. No matter what types of community amenities you're looking for, you’ll soon find that you’re not limited when purchasing a duplex.
3. Plenty of Design Options
These models also come with a variety of floor plan options. For instance, at just under 1,500 square feet, the Sensation is more compact and offers a walk-through pantry on the main floor and a built-in workstation on the second floor. The Sahara is also a popular choice for the eating bar at the kitchen island and the oversized laundry room on the second floor.
Those who want something a little larger will like the Delton. It has over 1,600 square feet of living space and includes a deacon’s bench in the mudroom and walk-in closets in all three bedrooms.
4. They're Affordable
Duplex homes have lower starting prices than traditional detached houses, making them an affordable home option for your budget. To get these same low payments in a detached home, you’d need to:
- Significantly increase the down payment
- Purchase a smaller home
- Select fewer upgrades
When you’re buying a home, you don’t want to make these types of sacrifices. A duplex home gives you the things you want in a home with a price you can agree on.
5. They Help You Build Equity
Saving a down payment can take a while. If you find yourself dreaming about something bigger and better for the future, a duplex can be a good first step. Rather than saving a small amount each month while you spend money on rent, you can start building home equity now. When it’s time to move, you can sell the home and use the money you’ve paid toward the mortgage as a down payment on your next one. These models are also attractive to home buyers of all different lifestyles so you won't have any trouble selling.
6. They're Ultra-Modern
Sterling Homes uses many of the same building materials in all of the homes we build, whether they’re townhomes, duplexes, or detached homes. Tour one of our duplex show homes, and you’ll see features like 9’ ceilings, quartz countertops, laminate and hardwood floors, ceramic tiles, and plush carpets. You’ll be able to incorporate all the things you’ve been dreaming about into your new home and then some.
As you navigate the home-buying process, it’s important to consider all of your options. If you haven’t looked at a duplex home yet, it’s time to visit one of our show homes. We think you’ll be impressed by the quality you see, and you may find that the quality combined with the lower price makes a duplex home a very attractive option.