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Unlocking the Future: Laneway Homes Coming to Burnaby – Let Us Build Yours!

by Bevony on 24 July 2023 Comments Off on Unlocking the Future: Laneway Homes Coming to Burnaby – Let Us Build Yours!

Welcome to the scenic and vibrant city of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada! Nestled amidst the majestic mountains and sparkling waters of the Pacific, Burnaby is a city that offers a perfect blend of urban amenities and natural beauty. As the demand for sustainable and innovative housing solutions continues to rise, we, at Silver Beam Homes, are proud to be staying a breast of changes in homes, how they are built and what we offer to the public. Today we want to look at Laneway homes, which will be legal in Burnaby soon.

Embracing Laneway Living

As space becomes more precious in urban areas, laneway houses have emerged as a popular and practical solution. These charming dwellings, also known as coach houses or backyard suites, are built on existing residential properties, often occupying the space that was once reserved for garages or carports. By maximizing underutilized land, laneway houses provide homeowners with an excellent opportunity to enhance their property value while contributing to the sustainable growth of the city.

How To Build a Laneway Home in the City of Burnaby

Currently not permitted in Burnaby, Laneway homes are on the verge of becoming a reality. This, as the City takes significant strides towards introducing this innovative housing concept to benefit the entire community. The journey towards embracing laneway housing began in 2019. That is when the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing recommended the City to devise a plan for introducing new housing forms. The recommendations include family-oriented options across various neighborhoods.

In a major step forward, in December 2021, the City adopted HOME: Burnaby’s Housing and Homelessness Strategy. This groundbreaking strategy outlines the City’s commitment to develop an infill housing program. The aim is to cater to the demand for the “missing middle” housing types, which includes laneway homes, suites in duplexes, rowhouses, and triplexes.

Taking a phased approach to the implementation, the City has prioritized permitting laneway homes as the first step. This move aims to pave the way for other innovative housing forms. It will also foster a sense of inclusivity and expanding housing options in Burnaby.

Build with Silver Beam Homes

As we eagerly await the final green light for laneway homes in Burnaby, it is evident that the City’s vision is firmly fixed on creating a community that thrives on diversity, sustainability, and adaptability. The potential benefits of laneway housing are undeniable. These range from increased housing density to more affordable living spaces, while preserving the unique charm of Burnaby’s neighborhoods.

We, at Silver Beam Homes, are excitedly preparing to be at the forefront of this transformative journey. As the City works towards introducing laneway housing, we are committed to providing expert craftsmanship. Along with innovative designs to create stunning, sustainable, and accessible laneway homes for the future residents of Burnaby.

Stay tuned for more updates as Burnaby’s housing landscape evolves. We proudly are a part of this exciting new chapter in community housing. Together, we can build a better, more vibrant, and inclusive Burnaby for generations to come.

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BevonyUnlocking the Future: Laneway Homes Coming to Burnaby – Let Us Build Yours!

How SilverBeam Homes can help you in selling your existing home

by Bevony on 29 July 2020 Comments Off on How SilverBeam Homes can help you in selling your existing home

A lot has changed since the start of this pandemic. People have lost jobs, or are now working fewer hours. While many economies are reopening, there looms the need for further lockdowns. It is obvious that this pandemic is not going anywhere soon, and we now have to adapt our life as we know it to meet these needs. 

While everybody’s situation is different, housing needs are changing for one reason or another. Some persons are finding their family counts reduced as they lose loved ones to the virus while others are seeing an increase as cohabitating becomes are a more affordable and feasible option. Whether you need to go up in the house or go down in the house we can help you. 

How Can SilverBeam Homes Provide You with a Housing Solution?

Sell your old/current home to us and let us help you to construct a new home based on your specific needs. Here, at SilverBeam Homes, we are home builders, but in this crisis, we want to meet you more than halfway. We want to help you with everything from selling your current home. That way you can focus more on the things that need your attention, and we will get the work done for you. 

What You Need to Know Before Buying or Selling a Home 

Buying/Selling a home

Buying/Selling a home was always a huge undertaking. Imagine now doing both in a pandemic! Now more than ever, you have to make sure that you make a very wise choice. Are you currently at that place (between a rock and a hard place) considering the sale of your home and moving your family into a different home?

If your needs have changed, then you have a good enough reason to sell and repurchase or have us build you a new home. The advantage of building a new home is that you now will have the opportunity to have just what you and your family needs. 

Why You May Need to Sell your Home

  1. Your current location has become unsuitable. If your job situation has changed and you now need to travel further for work, it may make sense to move. With many people having lost their jobs in the pandemic, we are now having to really become more flexible and that may mean taking a job that is further away. If you are the sole breadwinner, moving closer to cut commute time could help you better manage your finances. 
  1. Your household as shrunk or grown. Your current house may become too expensive to maintain in the event of a loss. Or maybe your extended family will now need to come live with you or vice versa. Either way, if your space needs have changed, then you will benefit from purchasing a new home. 
  2. Leave sad memories behind. If you lost a family member during the pandemic, even if your space needs haven’t changed, you may want to leave the bad memories behind. If you are financially able to make the move, then selling your current home and moving into a new one may not be a bad idea. 

Real Estate and “Subject To” Clauses 

“Subject To” clauses in contract negotiation are your safety hatch. They allow you a means of escaping a contract in the event that anything goes wrong. You can find a list of clauses from The Real Estate Council of British Columbia’s website. The most common clauses you may come across are;

  1. Subject to Financing 

This type of clause limits your ability to negotiate. The buyer cannot remove this clause at the offer/counteroffer phase. It means the buyer needs a mortgage, so they are making the offer with the hope that they will receive the necessary financing to be able to purchase your home. 

  1. Subject to Inspection 

This clause can be easily negotiated since an inspection takes on average three days to arrange. If you want to get your house sold faster you can ensure that the inspection is completed a lot quicker so the buyer knows exactly what they are getting into. You can even have the inspection done and report ready if a buyer requests it. 

  1. Subject to Sale 

This clause gives your buyers a particular amount of time in which they need to sell their current home. Chances are your buyer can’t afford to be paying for two different homes. So you want to include some time in the clause for them to get their home sold, so they can purchase yours. This is usually a period of 4 to 6 weeks. 

What We Offer 

If you opt to complete your sale and repurchase with SilverBeam homes we can help provide a hassle-free process flow. With us, you don’t have to worry about listing with a realtor. We will offer a cash payment for your house and ensure a speedy closing process. If the funds from your home cannot cover the cost of your new home we can help you by putting you in touch with finance professionals to get the additional funds. 

Contacts us today to recreate your reality and have a home that allows for the execution of our new normal. 

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