Same For Less – Purchasing a Side-by-Side Home

Buying a new build may seem overwhelming, especially when there are so many options available. There is a variety of things to think about – what community do I want to live in? What style of home is best for me? What will fit my budget? Buying a new home may not feel like an option if it’s your first home but purchasing a new build side-by-side will get you into a new home and a new community without the worry of needing to do repairs or renovations.

Same For Less

Side-by-sides give you just as many options as a single-family detached home. You get all the same finishes, enough square footage for 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms and the luxury of having a laundry room, ensuite, garage/driveway, backyard and even the possibility for a deck. All of this comes for a more affordable price compared to a single-family detached home, anywhere from $100,000 less, meaning it can fit in a lot more of people’s budgets.

Kensington offers three colour packages for side-by-sides which includes quartz countertops, two-tone cabinetry, vinyl plank flooring, and ceramic tile backsplash in the kitchen. We also have seven different side-by-side home models each having multiple elevations in different styles such as modern, farmhouse, contemporary, midcentury modern and traditional.

A concern many people have is noise, will I hear my neighbours? Kensington uses noise-reducing insulation on both sides of the party wall to ensure you have full privacy and peace. Today’s side-by-side homes are designed so that you have a main floor, second floor, and basement rather than living below or above your neighbour – giving you that same feeling as a detached home.

Sense of Community

Purchasing a side-by-side as a first home, down-sizing home, or for investing is a fantastic way to be in any desired community we build in so that you can enjoy the amenities and lifestyles of each one. Kensington builds side-by-sides in Bonavista, Canterbury Crossing, Devonshire Park, Meadowlands, Parkview Pointe, Tourond Creek, and Sage Creek!

Investing in Your Future

Purchasing a side-by-side home creates a fantastic investment opportunity. Multi-generational families purchase both sides so that each family can have their own private space while maintaining close connection. It’s also a great future rental opportunity – after living in the home for a few years and you’re ready to upsize, you can turn this property into a rental and earn some extra income. Side-by-side homes offer fantastic value in the resale market as well.

Kensington Homes currently have two side-by-side show homes where you can tour two different models and determine which would be best for you. Visit 5 Harvest Lane in Tourond Creek, which is the Greyview model, or 334 Tyson Trail in Devonshire Park, which is the Driftwood model. We also have multiple move-in ready side-by-sides available as well, speak with one of our sales representatives to view our options. We will be opening two new side-by-side show homes in the fall as well – stay tuned! Read our latest feature in the Winnipeg Free Press.

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