The Greater Golden Horseshoe is one of the hottest housing markets in Ontario, if not all of Canada. But limited supply, rising prices and other issues are posing some challenging questions for homebuyers. For answers, we enlisted the help of Joseph Alberga, Director, Sales & Marketing, at Lindvest.
NextHome: For Lindvest, 2017 was a year of…
Joseph Alberga: Muted sales activity with very few new community launches. However, we had robust activity with construction beginning, ongoing and reaching completion in many of our communities.
NH: And 2018 will be highlighted by…
JA: Continued activity in completing communities already underway. Exciting new releases of detached homes in North Oakville (Sixth Line and Dundas) and Vaughan (Pine Valley and Teston). Additional releases within existing communities consisting of new phases in Aurora and Newcastle.
NH: What differentiates your company from others in the industry?
JA: Our pursuit of excellence in all spheres of our business. Since our inception in 1998, we have been recognized for our excellence in planning, progressive urban design and high standards of construction, and have been successful in carving a niche in the competitive GTA new home market.
Another enduring value in the Lindvest universe is customer service. To fuel growth and success, we invest heavily in customer service. From the quality of our homes to our interactions with shoppers, buyers and owners, satisfaction is paramount.
NH: What is Lindvest doing to address housing affordability?
JA: Actively seeking opportunities where development can provide housing that is attainable to purchasers in today’s marketplace.
NH: What can buyers look forward to most in one of your homes?
JA: Thoughtfully designed layouts, careful attention to features and finishes, and building to levels and standards that meet or exceed that which is mandated by the Building Code.
NH: If asked by the next provincial government for advice on land supply and other policy issues, what would you tell them?
JA: To be mindful of the fact that the development industry is one that is crucial to the overall success of the Ontario economy. All municipalities should have clear guidelines that dictate the time in which reviews, decisions and approvals should be conducted.
NH: And your advice for homebuyers?
JA: Choose a home that fits into your lifestyle needs and works for your budget. Better to be prudent with such a large investment than to risk too much. The tenet of real estate has always been location, location, location. Look at up-and-coming areas, especially those in proximity to existing transit or future transit.