Pre-Sale vs. Spec Homes

The Kirkland Homes Advantage

Kirkland Homes offers both pre-sale and spec homes. But what’s the difference between the two options, and which option would work best for you and your family?

Spec Homes

Builders speculate (hence the term “spec homes”) on houses that will be popular in the coming months and build with the knowledge that the home will eventually sell. Also known as “quick possessions”, these homes are either at or near completion. The lot, model, colours and finishes have already been chosen by the builder.

This option is generally for buyers who value time more than customization. Since the home is already under construction (or is already completed), you have the ability to own the home right away. The trade-off is that you likely won’t be able to customize the home (depending on the stage of construction) since all of the big decisions have already been made. 

Pre-Sale Homes

These homes are built for a specific customer. The customer chooses the lot, model, exterior options and interior colours and finishes before construction begins.

This option is generally for buyers who value customization more than time. With a pre-sale, you’re involved in your home’s construction from the beginning and are an integral part of its evolution. You have the ability to modify a floorplan to suit your preferences, and make sure the elements of the home are perfect for you and your family. The trade-off is that it takes more time to build a home than it would to buy a spec home. 
It all comes down to what you value most – time or personalization.

Consider what both options would mean for you and your family before you decide on a spec home or pre-sale home. Either way, Kirkland Homes will work closely with you to make sure you get a home that will work for you and your family. And whatever home you choose, it will be protected for years to come since we’re a proud member of the Alberta New Home Warranty Program.

If you’d like to find out more about our Quick Possession homes, click here. If you’d like to find out more about building a home in Stewart Greens or Hawks Ridge, contact Lauren at 780-490-8006. For homes in Creekwood, contact Ann at 780-916-0829. For homes in The Brickyard (Stony Plain) contact Heather at 780-919-6619.