Eager to own a new home but don’t want to wait forever while it’s being built? A fast-occupancy, or inventory, home may be your answer.
These homes have either already been built or are under construction but don’t have an owner. In some cases, a buyer may have had to break an agreement to purchase. In others, like a multi-unit building, the builder may have had to construct the home before it was sold to complete a block of units.
Occupancy on move-in ready homes ranges from immediate to a few months hence. Some also include upgrades or offer the chance to select upgrades.
Here’s a taste of what’s available in Ottawa and the surrounding area.
Location: 339 Pinehill Rd., Kemptville
Builder: Urbandale Construction
Asking price: $499,900
Key features: With a 2-bedroom layout, this Energy Star-certified, smart home is in Urbandale’s Country Walk community. The home includes quartz counters in the kitchen and bath plus a finished basement games room.
Location: 44 Telmon St., Ottawa
Builder: eQ Homes
Key features: This Barry Hobin-designed single-family home is in Greystone Village, the new riverside community in Old Ottawa East. The home features 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, an open-concept living room with terrace, a modern kitchen with a breakfast bar, and a separate dining area.
Location: : 75 Ridell Street, Carleton Place
Builder: Cardel Homes
Key features: A 3-bedroom home in Miller’s Crossing, this Energy Star-certified home boasts tall ceilings, rich brown hardwood floors, and a 2-storey window wall in the great room. The kitchen includes crisp white cabinetry, quartz countertops and an undermount sink.
Location: 870 Contour St., Orléans
Builder: Richcraft Homes
Key features: This 2-bedroom bungalow with an oversized garage at Trailsedge includes a formal dining room with a cathedral ceiling, a designer kitchen with 36-inch uppers and crown moulding plus granite counters, an upgraded exterior package, and a prepaid Tarion warranty.
Location: 310 Sweetclover Way, Orleans
Builder: Mattamy Homes
Key features: Located in Summerside West, this 2,317-square-foot home has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Features include 9-foot ceilings on the main floor and $20,000 at the decor centre. It’s close to major transportation corridors, schools, shopping and other amenities. The community includes a 27-acre central park and pond.
For more Move-in Ready homes, see our listing.