Flipping a house into your dream home is a great way to build your investment but it’s certainly not for the faint of heart and can take a lot of money and resources that most already time-stretched families don’t have to spare. If you don’t have a team of HGTV professionals to help you through, another great option to consider might be buying a turn-key home in one of Edmonton’s emerging neighbourhoods. These newer communities are specifically tailored to families and first-time buyers looking to start their next chapter, and they can be an excellent place to build a home. 

A shining example is the northeast community of Crystallina Nera. Perched at the very top of North Edmonton slotted between 82 Street and 66 Street just south of the Anthony Henday, Crystallina Nera was established in 2007 and is located adjacent to Poplar Lake, offering a serene setting, waterfront home opportunities and parks, playgrounds and walking paths for active family enjoyment. 

“There are so many great things about Crystallina. This community is a very friendly community with a really great variety of different ethnicities,” says Rebecca Bouvette with Daytona Homes. “Also with Crystallina being so close to the military base, we do have several military families who live here as well. I feel like Crystallina is kind of like living in a small town.”

Check out this incredible 3 bed, 2.5 bath Tri-plex style home from Daytona with a double detached garage and full landscaping included: https://www.yeghousesearch.ca/listing/e4176466-na-edmonton-ab-t5z-0r9/

With excellent access to amenities, schools and the Anthony Henday cutting down on commutes it’s easy to see why so many families are setting down roots in this newly developed area. 

Take a look at this North YEG Tri-plex complete with quartz countertops, upgraded cabinets, 3 beds & 2.5 baths. This Daytona Home also features a double detached garage and full landscaping included in the purchase: https://www.yeghousesearch.ca/listing/e4172147-354-crystallina-nera-drive-edmonton-ab-t5z-0r9/

On the opposite side of the city - to the southwest we land in one of Edmonton’s most popular new communities. Chappelle Gardens offers tree lined walking trails, beautiful ponds and water features, large parks, open green spaces, charming public gardens and a Community Centre, with spray park, skating rink and picnic area. Not only is this neighbourhood complete with an impressive roster of it’s own amenities - Chappelle is only minutes away from the shopping and entertainment offerings of The Currents at Windermere, Terwillegar Recreation Centre and South Edmonton Common.

Take a look at this 2-storey stunner from Daytona Homes. With 3 beds and 2.5 baths you’ll love the spacious kitchen that includes an island, walk through pantry & quartz countertops: https://www.yeghousesearch.ca/listing/e4166919-4252-chichak-close-edmonton-ab-t6w-4m7/

If you’re in the market for something already complete - builders in the Chappelle area will not disappoint with on point colour palettes and design selections. Building new can also be a great avenue if you’re looking to make the move into something that precisely suits  aesthetic “When clients are building with Daytona Homes, they have so many different options to choose from,” says Rebecca. “Cabinets, countertop, flooring, handles right down to the style of doors and more.”

Even when purchasing a new home it’s important to seek the advice of a realtor “We can help guide you through the building process and let you know if certain finishing features will make a good long term investment,” says Kerri-lyn Holland. “It’s also important to consider taking steps like a home inspection - buying a home is often the largest life purchase you’ll ever make and we always recommend checking off all the boxes before diving in.

We love working with the team at Daytona Homes and we’d like to extend a big thank-you to Crystallina Nera Sales Consultant Rebecca Bouvette for contributing to this post. If you’d like to find out more about homes in the areas of Chappelle Gardens and Crystallina Nera please reach out today.

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