New Homes

Pre-sale and new build purchase contracts are unique. Navigating through terms such as...

And others, should only be done with competent, licensed representation.

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Rescission Periods:

A rescission period is your time to reflect on the purchase that you have just made, or anticipate making, and more importantly to read through the disclosure statement that accompanied the purchase agreement. You may rescind your purchase agreement by serving written notice on the developer within 7 days after the date of the purchase agreement and the time that you have acknowledged receiving the disclosure statement. That’s the short story, for the full version, contact us.

Disclosure Statements:

In British Columbia, all new developments of five or more units are subject to the Real Estate Development and Marketing Act which governs how a developer markets and sells development properties.

The Act requires developers to provide a Disclosure Statement to Buyers which discloses, among other things, the following:

  1. The Background and Experience of the Developer
  2. The Purchaser’s Rights of Rescission
  3. Permitted Uses of the Development
  4. Phasing of the Development
  5. Strata Information, Bylaws and Budgets
  6. Parking Entitlements
  7. Utilities and Services
  8. Description of the Land Title
  9. Construction and Warranties
  10. Local Government Approvals and Finances
  11. Handling of Purchaser’s Deposits

This document, while lengthy and comprehensive, should be read and understood by the buyer before firming any contract. Let us peruse and explain it to you.

Lien Holdbacks:

Brand new homes in BC are subject to liens being placed on the title of the home if a contractor or supplier was not paid for the product or service that went into the construction of the home. The Builders Lien Act provides rights and imposes obligations on most of the parties within the construction project in addition to their respective rights under their contracts. It is the law in BC and it must be adhered to. In most situations an amount of money (10%) should be held back by the conveyancer for a specified period of time to ensure if a lien is going to placed on the home, there will be financial resources held in trust to satisfy the claim. Ask us about exceptions to this practice.

Specification Sheets:

When buying a home that is yet to be built, it is often possible to have some input into the way the home shall be built and finished. In a new build condominium, this seldom means more than picking between 2 or 3 colour schemes which will dictate the colour of the flooring, cabinetry etc. In a single family dwelling it may be as extensive as laying out rooms, adding vaulted ceilings, customizing electrical and plumbing rough ins etc. This specification sheet must accompany the contract of purchase and sale, to the extent that, one would not be enforceable without the other.

There are advantages and disadvantages to either scenario. Call us anytime to discuss these.

Built Green:

Built Green is a national initiative committed to building residential homes in an environmentally responsible manner. With this comes sustainability and energy efficiency, as not all builders are building to Built Green standards. If you are concerned with the preservation of natural resources, reduction of pollution, ventilation and air quality, and the improvement of home durability, ask us for a list of Built Green builders on the South Island.

2-5-10 Warranty:

New homes built in BC by licensed residential builders must be covered by mandatory, third-party home warranty insurance. Home warranty insurance is a limited policy of insurance covering construction defects in a new home, ranging from cosmetic imperfections in your drywall to structural issues in your foundation. Various items are covered for varying amounts of time. It is most often referred to as the 2-5-10 Warranty. The coverage stays with the home which means it is transferable to subsequent owners. Ask us which items are covered and which aren't.

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201 - 3333 Glasgow Ave Saanich East - SE Quadra
$385,000
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 600 SqFt
Listed with NAI Commercial (Victoria) Inc.
506 - 1311 Lakepoint Way Langford - La Westhills
$549,000
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,045 SqFt
Listed with DFH Real Estate - Sidney
10165 Fifth St Sidney - Si Sidney North-East
$879,000
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,362 SqFt
Listed with Macdonald Realty Ltd. (Sid)
3556 Joy Close Langford - La Olympic View
$979,000
6 Bed | 4 Bath | 2,948 SqFt
Listed with Maxxam Realty Ltd.
101 - 2030 Pebble Dr Langford - La Bear Mountain
$1,329,000
3 Bed | 4 Bath | 2,464 SqFt
Listed with RE/MAX Camosun
114 - 2030 Pebble Dr Langford - La Bear Mountain
$1,359,000
3 Bed | 4 Bath | 2,579 SqFt
Listed with RE/MAX Camosun
2029 Rivers Crossing Highlands - Hi Bear Mountain
$949,900
4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,907 SqFt
Listed with Engel & Völkers Vancouver Island
910 Yarrow Pl Esquimalt - Es Kinsmen Park
$1,699,900
3 Bed | 4 Bath | 2,357 SqFt
Listed with The Condo Group Real Estate
6342 Nevilane Dr Zone 03 - Duncan - Z03 East Duncan
$759,000
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,800 SqFt
Listed with RE/MAX Alliance
Open House
Open House - Sat, Jan 19th, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
303 - 1820 Maple Ave Sooke - Sk Sooke Vill Core
$879,900
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,124 SqFt
Listed with Macdonald Realty Victoria
233 King George Terr Oak Bay - OB Gonzales
$5,950,000
5 Bed | 8 Bath | 6,483 SqFt
Listed with Engel & Völkers Vancouver Island
PH602 - 613 Herald St Victoria - Vi Downtown
$739,900
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 870 SqFt
Listed with NAI Commercial (Victoria) Inc.
818 Albatross Pl Langford - La Bear Mountain
$799,900
5 Bed | 6 Bath | 2,200 SqFt
Listed with Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty
307 - 2500 Hackett Cres Central Saanich - CS Turgoose
$569,900
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 962 SqFt
Listed with Holmes Realty Ltd
2331 Lairds Gate Langford - La Bear Mountain
$1,799,900
4 Bed | 4 Bath | 3,234 SqFt
Listed with Engel & Völkers Vancouver Island
549 Ridge Pointe Pl Colwood - Co Olympic View
$979,900
5 Bed | 4 Bath | 3,069 SqFt
Listed with Engel & Völkers Vancouver Island
416 Edward St Victoria West - VW Victoria West
$899,000
3 Bed | 3 Bath | 1,545 SqFt
Listed with Realtii Victoria
210 - 745 Travino Lane Saanich West - SW Royal Oak
$720,000
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,070 SqFt
Listed with Royal LePage Coast Capital - Chatterton
2818 Knotty Pine Rd Langford - La Langford Proper
$544,900
3 Bed | 4 Bath | 1,593 SqFt
Listed with Royal LePage Coast Capital - Westshore
2198 Navigators Rise Langford - La Bear Mountain
$2,649,000
5 Bed | 6 Bath | 5,466 SqFt
Listed with RE/MAX Camosun Westshore
1 - 10529 McDonald Park Rd Sidney - Si Sidney North-East
$699,900
3 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,082 SqFt
Listed with Newport Realty Ltd. - Sidney
2 - 10529 McDonald Park Rd Sidney - Si Sidney North-East
$679,900
3 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,036 SqFt
Listed with Newport Realty Ltd. - Sidney
3 - 10529 McDonald Park Rd Sidney - Si Sidney North-East
$699,900
3 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,036 SqFt
Listed with Newport Realty Ltd. - Sidney
Open House
Open House - Sun, Jan 20th, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
1174 Deer Meadow Highlands - Hi Bear Mountain
$699,900
3 Bed | 3 Bath | 1,525 SqFt
Listed with RE/MAX Camosun
914 Peace Keeping Cres Langford - La Walfred
$749,000
4 Bed | 4 Bath | 2,783 SqFt
Listed with RE/MAX Alliance

NOTE: MLS® property information is provided under copyright© by the Victoria Real Estate Board. The information is from sources deemed reliable, but should not be relied upon without independent verification.