View comments here from the first walk-through:
Ken, a neighbour who lives in the community noted ” We are so glad this day has arrived when the brand new attached homes are now ready and look good, the area has the best amenities including the Bob Snodgrass Recreation center that has an interior walking path, our community is Montrose is best in High River and all of Southern Alberta, the energy efficiency features of our homes will help reduce operating costs for the long-term.”
Gordon, another neighbour who lives nearby said” saving monthly operating costs are important to retirees as we live on a fixed budget, the layout of the first floor is nice, 9 ft ceiling gives a nice space, the upstairs has a good flow for all three bedrooms, the garage has a lot of ceiling storage space for future racks so we don’t need a basement for storage and dragging the Xmas trees and decorations upstairs like in older homes.”
Yvonne, a professional stager for new homes said this our homes is an excellent layout and is perfect for a young families , retirees with need personal hobby spaces and investors looking to rent 3 and 4 bedroom homes with a larger garage which is rare find for in High River. High Rivers vacancy rate is less than 1% for 3 and 4 bedroom homes as compared to 10% in Calgary. Distressed Calgary who can no longer afford to keep their $500,000 + homes should consider buying a Villas on Monteith for $285,000 start living with less stress and enjoyable easier less paying jobs, recreation and join new friends living in this community who have taken the plunge.”
We have assisted several employees of Cargill in the home buying process, including financing. Selecting the right bank and determining what to look for in a newly built home and avoiding buying older homes with hidden defects which could lead to expensive cash intensive renovations. Issues with buying an older home can include such things as moving furnaces and equipment from the basements of older homes to upstairs, which is happening in flood zones in Calgary where buildings in the flood zones have incurred damage from repeated flooding. Purchasing a new home like The Villas on Monteith avoids all this as there are no basements and full 5 year warranty protection, lower condo fees and monthly utilities costs estimated at only $130 per month due to the new Alberta energy codes the standards to which The Villas on Monteith are built. Some homes seem cheaper at $214,000 but they are of less future value and appraise lower up to $45,000 less as they are in the flood zone.
A recently divorced mom and her children who have never rented in their life is looking to work with the right bank that can help finance a Villas on Monteith new home. The experienced staff at the Villas on Monteith understand the capabilities of the local banks and needs of the local buyers and are instrumental in assisting to select the suitable bank for each buyer. An identified list of banks are available for support to challenged buyers.
Another neighbour living in Montrose commented ” it was as if I received a second new life moving to Montrose after selling my big home in Calgary, I sold for less in Calgary and bought for much less in High River, being semi-retired on a Fixed budget my living expenses are far less in High River, I wished I had moved earlier. I chose a low stress part-time job in SE Calgary and enjoy the 25 minute ride looking at the Foothills coming home instead of traffic bumpers on the Deerfoot!”