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Tips for First Time Homebuyers

Buying your first house is one of the most exciting purchases you can make. It involves equal parts enthusiasm and careful planning—and with the right combination of both, you can acquire the home of your dreams!


Bromont Homes and Pristine Homes, the quality home builders behind Nature’s Edge, have been building new homes for many years and based on team feedback have compiled their best advice for first-time homebuyers. Keep reading to discover some advice for those looking to purchase a new home for the first time.

Discover Your Community




The most important piece of advice from the team is to do your research on your ideal location and home type. By doing your research, you will be able to see what is available and from there pinpoint exactly what you are looking for. Perhaps you are willing to commute from Peterborough to the Durham Region if it means access to vast natural landscapes, a top-rated school district or easy access to downtown for eclectic dining and entertainment options. Doing your research on your desired location allows you to understand what is important to you and your family’s lifestyle, which will help you make an informed decision when buying your first home.


Once you have established where you want to live, you can research what kind of home suits your needs, whether it’s a townhome, bungalow or two-storey. Each product type comes with a list of benefits to perfectly complement your daily lifestyle needs. From gourmet kitchens to spa-inspired ensuites, the variety of offerings at Nature’s Edge ensures there is something for everyone.


If Peterborough is your ideal location for your new home, look no further than Nature’s Edge, Peterborough’s premier new home community! With townhomes, detached bungalows and two-storey homes, your ideal home type can be found in this balanced community where nature meets city. Learn more about Nature’s Edge by visiting our Digital Brochure; here you will be able to learn more about Peterborough, Nature’s Edge and browse available home designs.

Decipher Your Needs Versus Your Wants




After doing your research and choosing your preferred new hometown and desired home type, make a list of your needs and wants to further refine your search. When purchasing a new construction home like the ones offered at Nature’s Edge, homeowners can decide on a variety of builder standard and upgraded options for cabinetry, flooring, fixtures and so much more. It is important to consider what your budget is for materials you would want upgraded or essential design elements you need in your home. Here are some questions you can ask yourself as you’re making your list of needs and wants for your new construction home:


  • Do I need hardwood flooring in the whole house, or is carpet a more economical option in the bedrooms?
  • Do I want to paint my walls a different colour than white/cream?
  • Do I need to prioritize a home office?

Carefully weigh out what you can compromise on and what you can’t, and you’ll breeze through the new home buying process.

Understand the Benefits of Your TARION Warranty




Did you know that every new home in Ontario is covered by a seven-year TARION Warranty? This includes all new homes coming to Nature’s Edge. TARION protects your home under 1-year, 2-year and 7-year warranties and ensures you are getting a home fit for habitation, giving you the confidence to know that your investment is protected. To learn more about the benefits of TARION, click here.



Becoming a first-time homebuyer can be an easy process with the right research and planning. By first understanding your needs and desires, you can create a list of needs and wants to make it easy to select the home that is perfect for you. When purchasing a new construction home at Nature’s Edge, you can rely on quality craftsmanship from home builders with knowledgeable and professional teams that have a proven track record of upholding and exceeding the TARION Warranty.


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