Paired Homes – So hot right now.
In the world of new home construction, paired homes have gained considerable attention in the past few years due to their unique features and advantages. These homes, often referred to as duplexes, are dwellings that share a common wall with another unit, yet feature most of the advantages of a detached home.
Whether you’re a first-time buyer, downsizing, or are seeking an investment opportunity, here are seven reasons why purchasing a paired home might be a smart choice for you.
One of the primary draws of paired homes is their affordability compared to single-family homes. Our Shane Homes duplexes come with a lower price tag, while still offering more space and privacy than condominiums or apartments, plus your own the land your home is on. Sharing a wall between units helps reduce construction and maintenance costs, making paired homes an attractive option for more budget minded buyers seeking homeownership without breaking the bank.
2. Size and Space
Shane paired homes feature some of the largest and most well thought out floorplans of any homebuilder in Calgary. Our smallest model starts at 1624 sq ft, which with a developed basement can become a 2200 sq ft home! This gives your family plenty of space to grow and change, without having to worry about relocating. In terms of square footage, our duplex models slot right into the middle of our home size lineup, contrary to the belief that paired homes are usually condensed floorplans. Plus, our paired models include open concept ideals, a bonus room, 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. For a deeper dive into what makes our duplex floorplans so special, check out this blog!
3. Diverse Lifestyle Options
Paired homes cater to a wide range of lifestyles. They are ideal for first-time buyers looking to build equity, as well as for empty nesters downsizing from larger properties. Additionally, these homes feature many of the same options that our detached homes feature, including spice kitchens, upstairs laundry, legal suite development, backyards and even patio space. This flexibility makes paired homes suitable for different stages of life and family sizes!
4. Potential Rental Income
For investors or homeowners seeking additional income, paired homes offer an appealing opportunity. Most of our paired homes allow for basement legal suites (depending on community zoning) allowing you to live in the unit while renting out your basement as a legal suite. We also offer the option to develop your basement into a suite as a part of the build, so you can add the development cost onto your mortgage and start renting right away.
Want more details on the savings advantages of a legal suite? Then check out this blog post!
5. Customization and Personalization
Despite being attached, Shane paired homes still allow for customization and personalization. You can choose finishes for your home, pick and choose from upgrades, develop the basement how you want, and so much more. Plus, since you own the home and the land it’s built on, your yard, deck and interior are yours to personalize!
6. Condensed Timelines
At Shane, if you’re interested in building a duplex with us, we’ll begin the project right away once payment is received and the plans are in. No need to wait for someone to purchase the other unit of your home. This means our duplexes feature very reasonable build times, so you’re not waiting years for your home to be complete.
7. Reduced Environmental Impact
Shared walls can contribute to energy efficiency by reducing heat loss, leading to lower energy bills and a smaller environmental footprint. If you’re looking for a way to save on expenses beyond the price of your home, a paired model might be the right choice for you.
Thanks to the above, paired homes offer an enticing blend of affordability, convenience, community, and flexibility. Their unique advantages make them an attractive choice for a diverse range of homebuyers, from young professionals entering the housing market to retirees seeking a comfortable and manageable living arrangement. For further information, head over to our duplex webpage to get even more details on what we build, where we build, and why you should build with us!