As we inch closer and closer to a normal world, you may be questioning everything you thought normal was before the pandemic. To a lot of people, normal meant moving into a big house, keeping up with the Jones’ and hustling their way through each day.
In 2021, the tables have turned as we all look toward slowing down, focusing on what truly matters and making life less complicated. The first way to do that is to get a hold of your expenses and spend practically.
So, let us ask you this: what if you could reduce your living expenses, what if you could experience slowing down by moving to a small town that still offers popular amenities and what if you could make life less complicated?
Many experts predicted that housing affordability was going to be a huge factor post-COVID… and they were right. Many Canadians are currently looking to move into more affordable living situations, including less expensive housing and surrounding areas to save money. If you’re looking to move outside of Edmonton without sacrificing its conveniences, consider moving to Morinville.
Calculate your mortgage affordability
We don’t want you to put the carriage before the horse, so let’s first look at how much you can afford. Let’s face it – it is always tough to get into the housing market. Especially if you’re a first time home buyer. Down payments are significantly higher than what our parents needed to save. Or, if you’re considering simplifying your life and taking advantage of the equity you have in your existing house…well…your options are often limited, especially if you want to get in under $300,000.
A house mortgage affordability calculator is a great way to get the ball rolling. CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) has a great free resource to help you determine what you could qualify for so you can start looking in the right places. Simply enter a few key pieces of information and have your approximate mortgage limit in minutes.
Quality over quantity: You can own a house for under $200,000!
If you’ve found yourself saying “I want a single family home but I only qualify for $200,000,” you may have noticed your options are limited within city limits. You’re likely looking at an older home that requires renovations, a condo or townhouse. But, don’t get discouraged because our community was designed with you in mind.
The quality of your home outweighs the quantity or size of the property. Would you rather have a potentially bigger home that required a ton of work, or a brand new detached single family home that’s move-in ready? If you chose the latter, we encourage you to pop out for a tour to Meadows of Morinville. Did we mention that our lots are also larger than the average city lot? That means that you’ll still have plenty of room for a garden, flower beds and greenspace to enjoy.
Slow down and breathe in a small town
If there’s one thing this global pandemic has taught us, it’s the value of slowing down. What better way to enjoy a slower pace of life than moving to a smaller town?
When you’re exploring towns near Edmonton, make sure you consider the beautiful town of Morinville! Located in the heart of Sturgeon County, the Town of Morinville, AB is a vibrant and rapidly growing community with a current population of approximately 10,000 people.
The Town of Morinville has an appealing ambiance and has managed to preserve all of the charm of a small-town while providing first class facilities, amenities and festivals for its residents. The economic development team has worked hard to attract great local businesses and the downtown is thriving.
The pace is just a bit slower – it’s more relaxed here. Take a leisurely stroll down main street and visit the unique boutiques. It’s okay to be unhurried.
How our modular homes can suit your lifestyle
Life in the Meadows is about slowing down and making things less complicated. Rest assured, you can do those things without sacrificing luxury! You’ll notice beautiful homes manufactured by our exclusive home builder on large, landscaped lots from just $170,000.
Our unique land-lease concept gives our home buyers an opportunity to get into a house they may not otherwise be able to afford, and empty-nesters a chance to free up some equity in their existing house.
If you’re ready to take charge of your finances and your future in this new season of life, come down to explore how life in Meadows of Morinville could be for you. Our community is located at 34 Meadows Drive and we can’t wait to see you!