Two bedrooms, two bathrooms
Floor plan options are either single level (no stairs), or a partial basement (more storage)
36 inch wide interior doors
Custom-built solid wood cabinetry (no MDF)
Flooring options are low impact, no-slip vinyl or cork
In-floor heating throughout, including the garage
High thermal efficiency with R50 attic insulation, R25 wall insulation and triple glazed windows (which are not only energy efficient but reduce noise)
Heat recovery ventilators which remove stale air from the house and replace it with fresh air from the outside, capturing the heat of the exiting air and using it to warm the incoming air
All appliances included (stove can be gas or electric, fridge has water line) and are Energy Star compliant (where applicable)
Roughed in Vacu-flo system with dustpan in the kitchen
Gas outlet on patio for the BBQ
All window coverings
Granite counter tops
Rear garden shed
Are the Westview Villas a condominium?
No. The Westview Villas have a Home Owners Association (HOA). The association has a set of bylaws, and takes care of the grass cutting, landscaping and snow removal (for only $100 per month). You are still responsible for everything to do with your property, including the exterior of your home (roof, windows etc). You own the land and will receive a land survey (real property report RPR) for the home once you have purchased it.
Can I have a dog?
Yes. Dogs are permitted, provided that they are no bigger than 25lb (11kg).
Can I erect a fence?
You may erect a small fence in order to create a dog run. Please see the guidelines for homeowners.
What are the property taxes?
Approximately 1.2% of your home's value (after construction). This is slightly higher than in a larger municipality or city, because there are fewer households contributing to major infrastructure such as roads, water etc. However this is balanced out by the fact that the overall annual costs of living in Nanton are generally lower!
Can I make changes to the plans or upgrade the finishings?
Most definitely. The builders work closely with every owner to ensure they are receiving a home that meets their needs.