Buying a new home and have some questions? Ask now, and ask often
“Got questions? We have answers.” If you’re a prospective new-home buyer in the GTA, you may have noticed an advertising campaign with these and other similar messages lately.
The “we” is GTA homebuilders, and through a Building Answers public awareness campaign launched by their representative body, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), they aim to provide the answers.
Indeed, this six-week program that began in early April should be just beginning of ongoing communications with homebuyers.
Comprising billboard, transit and media advertising and other communications, Building Answers strives to do just that – provide answers to many of the questions GTA homeowners and prospective homebuyers have.
It’s a long list. Here are some of them:
Why is there so much development in the GTA?
Do we really need all these condominiums and other developments?
What makes up the cost of a new home or condominium?
How does transit benefit from new development?
How much do homebuilders make on an average project?
Why does the price of homes in the GTA keep rising?
And the big one, for those who have been saving to buy a home, only to watch on the sidelines as prices continue to rise:
Will I ever be able to afford a home in the GTA?
These are not fictitious, marketing-oriented questions. They are actual queries from would-be homebuyers who legitimately wonder when, and how, they’ll be able to buy a home here. And if they can’t, should they look, and consider moving, elsewhere?
There are countless other questions, of course, and you can view the detailed answers to all of them – and ask your own – at a dedicated website buildinganswers.ca.
If you’re spending hundreds of thousands of dollars – or beyond a million – on a home, you have every right to ask all the questions you want. And if you don’t get an answer that satisfies you, ask again. Or move along to another builder.
With Building Answers, the companies that provide these new-home buying opportunities in the GTA have demonstrated they are open to the discussion.
Even beyond the scope of this program – raise your hand and ask all the questions you need to.