Monthly Archives: July 2018

New Home Warranty

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Peace of mind is everything and when building your home with Van Manna Homes, we give you that and so much more.  Van Manna Homes has been a member in good standing with National Home Warranty for over 10 years.  National Home Warranty is one of Canada’s top warranty programs.  With the 2-5-10 year program you can be assured that your home is well covered.

What is the 2-5-10 year program?

New homes built in Alberta are protected by 2-5-10 home warranty insurance, as set out by the New Home Buyer Protection Act of Alberta. Mandatory warranty insurance includes the following coverage’s:

2 years’ coverage on labour and materials as follows:

12 months’ coverage for defects in material and labour

24 months’ coverage for defects in material and labour for delivery and distribution systems (heating, electrical, plumbing, etc.)

5 years’ coverage for defects in the building envelope.

10 years’ coverage for structural defects

This is one of the largest investments you will make in your life and the right coverage is important.  Have a look at the performance guidelines outlining all the coverage on your new home at www.nationalhomewarranty.com  

 

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Project Development Options with Van Manna Homes

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Van Manna Homes understands that purchasing a new home is a large decision and are dedicated to ensuring your home building experience is a positive one. Here are your project development options when you build with us:

Contract Build or Renovation: Van Manna Homes completes your project from demolition stage through to new home possession stage.  You decide on your Building Specification package and home design; Van Manna Homes then gives a set price to build as well as estimated timeline.

Cost Plus: The land owners have control of the budget, home design, and building specifications.  Van Manna Homes manages the construction of the project. Be prepared for a longer possession timeline than option 1 as this scenario can be more time consuming.  Management fees are based on cost plus a percentage on all aspects of the build.

Joint Venture between Builder and Landowner:  Van Manna Homes and land owners agree mutually on a marketable home design and Building Specification package.  The land owner contributes the land at a fair market value.  The Builder contributes the project construction and management at a determined value.  Holding costs after construction are the landowner’s responsibility.  Once the new home sells each party is repaid the contributed values and the remainder is split 50/50.

Contact us today if you are ready to build your dream custom home!

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Why Your Custom Build with Van Manna Homes Will be Stress-Free

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Deciding to build a custom home is one of the biggest decisions you will make in your life. It can be a daunting experience if there’s a lack of support and communication from your builder, or if there’s limited access to information and updates regarding your custom project. Your home is your sanctuary, the place you will create a lifetime of memories, and one of the largest investments you’ll ever make. Therefore, it’s not only essential to select the right builder who appreciates your vision and understands the custom build process inside and out, but who guides you to help you understand this process and provides you with the tools you need to have a positive building experience from start to finish. At Van Manna Homes, we use state of the art software to assist our clients with everything about home design, budgeting, and communication.

Co-Construct is the construction management software we use to keep our clients informed, in charge and connected to every aspect of their new custom home. Your project is uploaded to Co-Construct so you can monitor the step by step progress of your home construction. Through this cutting-edge software, our team notifies you at the various stages of the build in which your custom selections are required, and we provide deadlines for each of these selections, ensuring your project is being completed efficiently and on time.

Communication is key during this process. Co-Construct’s messaging system provides a platform for smooth and easy communication between you and your builder and their whole team. This secure software is accessible to you from any device, any where, any time – so you are always up to date with the most recent details of your project. You will also have access to all progress photos, updated plans and important files.

The Van Manna Homes team is one who treats each build like they’re building their very own family home. We pride ourselves on the support that we provide our clients at every stage of the building process and that was the basis behind our decision to use the top of the line software that is Co-Construct.

Contact us today to start building your custom dream home!

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