While this may sound a bit “extreme” to the average home buyer, trust me, it’s important. A well defined and innovative development plan, executed professionally, in a high growth area can yield “thousands” of extra dollars in equity when your community finally reaches completion. Public amenities, schools, leisure centres, parks or recreation development and even commercial and transit construction can have dramatic positive (and sometimes negative) impact on a property. And, often these do not exist at the time of purchase.

When you finally decide on your home plan and work through all your exterior detail and interior décor selections, the final outcome of the product and the benefits you will enjoy are well understood. However, buyers often ignore the “living environment” around their home which can lead to unexpected outcomes that could have been avoided through a little homework before you signed the sales contract.