New builds in Quebec are constantly evolving, marked by innovative trends and increasingly high standards. If you’re thinking about building a new home in this beautiful province, here’s a handy guide to help you with your project.
Current Trends for New Builds
There are several key trends for new builds. Firstly, energy efficiency and sustainability are at the forefront. New builds tend to use green technologies, such as solar panels and geothermal heating systems to reduce the owner’s environmental footprint.
“The Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ) has raised certain construction requirements to better protect Quebecers from the infiltration of underground gases, including radon. In general, homes are safer and better suited for your family” says Rachel Tremblay, Residential and Commercial Real Estate Broker, Via Capitale Sélect, who works with Les Constructions Reno Plourde.
In addition, modern architecture in Quebec emphasizes sleek and minimalist designs, with significant use of natural materials such as wood and stone. These aesthetic choices come with increased functionality, where every aspect of the home has a purpose.
Construction Project Planning
Planning is a crucial aspect in the success of your new construction project. It’s essential to clearly define your needs and budget before you begin. Think long-term: what size home would be right for you? What essential amenities would you need to be comfortable?
It is also advisable to work with qualified professionals. Experienced architects, engineers, and builders can guide you and help you avoid costly mistakes. Don’t forget to consider local building regulations.
“When planning, don’t forget to budget for landscaping and basement finishing” adds Rachel Tremblay, Residential and Commercial Real Estate Broker, Via Capitale Select, who works with Les Constructions Reno Plourde.
Financing Your New Build
Financing new constructions in Quebec usually involves a construction loan. This type of loan is paid in stages, depending on the progress of construction. It’s important to understand the terms and conditions of your financing to effectively manage your budget.
“It’s essential to work with experienced mortgage brokers who know how to research and compare lenders before committing. Your broker will help you consider factors such as interest rates, fees, customer service, and online tools. Exploring multiple lenders with your broker can help you get the most favorable terms for your mortgage,” says Orbis Mortgage Group.
Get expert advice from one of our four mortgage financing partners: National Bank of Canada, Bank of Montreal, Desjardins and Orbis Mortgage Group.
Choosing Sustainable Materials and Technologies
The selection of sustainable materials and technologies plays a major role in the construction of new homes. Choose local materials that reduce transportation costs and support the local economy. In addition, sustainable materials such as certified wood or eco-friendly insulation improve the energy efficiency of your home.
Lastly, think about the future. A well-built home is an investment for many years. Consider how your family might evolve, as well as your future needs in terms of space and functionality. With proper planning, you will be able to create a home that meets not only your needs of today, but also those of tomorrow.
Building a new home in Quebec is an exciting project. By following these trends and tips and collaborating with knowledgeable professionals, you’ll be well on your way to achieving your dream project.
If you have any questions or need support with your projects, contact a Via Capitale real estate broker!
Photo credit: Rachel Tremblay, Via Capitale Sélect