Those looking to purchase a new home this summer might want to check out what Homes by Avi has to offer in Lanark Landing.
Whether you’re looking to buy your first home, upgrade or downsize, Homes by Avi is currently building options for all life stages, according to Doug Beach, the company’s senior vice president of housing for Alberta.
The Calgary-based company is building duplexes and bungalows, as well as a variety of single-family front-drive two-storey homes ranging from 1,800 to 2,500 square feet, in Lanark Landing, located near King’s Heights on the east side of Airdrie.
“Buyers of these homes, they’re looking to purchase their first family home, their first move-up home. Maybe they’ve already had a kid and they have a growing family, as well as looking to upgrade and move to a brand-new home in a new community,” Beach says. “We have a lot of people that want that double front-drive home that they’ve always wanted to have, so we do offer that.”
The company is building duplexes from 1,300 to 1,600 square feet with different layouts from which to choose, including a variety of kitchen options, open main floor plans, oversized windows and upper-floor bonus rooms. There is also an option to add a separate entrance to the basement and a rear double-car garage, which provides some privacy from backyard neighbours.
“They’re semi-detached homes but they are functioning like a well-sized single-family home, without the added cost of a single-family home,” Beach says. “Our semi-detached homes are very popular, especially with customers who are looking to downsize or young families and first-time homebuyers.”
Homes by Avi has already built more than 50 semi-detached homes in Lanark Landing. Semi-detached homes start in the $400,000s and single-family front-drive homes start in the $600,000s.
“We don’t build custom homes but you can personalize the models that we do have, and this ensures that all the items on the homebuyers’ wish lists are met,” Beach says. “We have a selection centre where you get your very own interior designer who helps you personalize your home. We give an allowance for people to spend at the selection centre to get them going. There’s thousands of different options for cabinet doors, countertops, any hardware – our selection centre is an experience in itself.”
Lanark Landing is a Melcor development and features green spaces, a community garden centre, playgrounds, a half basketball court, ice skating rink and outdoor gathering spaces with picnic tables and walking paths. The community offers large lots, including 32-foot-wide and 34-foot-wide lots that are approximately 110 feet long, according to Beach.
“You do get more home for your money than you would, say, in Calgary, which is why you’re getting Calgarians moving to a satellite community, which is what we would call Airdrie,” Beach says.
The company has also built homes in King’s Heights and Cooper’s Crossing.
“We’re huge ambassadors of Airdrie so we’re always promoting the community and trying to get involved in any of the organizations that we can. We’re not just a homebuilder, we’re also part of the community.”