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Buying a Home

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In order to help you make an informed decision, we have compiled a list of questions to ask before you buy a new home in Clarington. Many of these questions also apply when buying an existing home.

About your neighbourhood

  • Where are the nearest schools?
  • Will the future school shown on the neighbourhood plan actually be built?
  • Will my children take a bus to school?
  • What are the local transit services?
  • What is planned for the empty field behind my lot?
  • What other development is planned/proposed nearby?
  • Will there be a park nearby?
  • What is the purpose of the nearby storm water management pond?
  • Is my subdivision assumed and what does this mean?

About your street

  • Will I have a sidewalk on my side of the street?
  • When will the roads and sidewalks be completed?
  • Will there be much mud and dust and if so, for how long?
  • Will there be utility boxes in my front yard?
  • Is there on-street parking and what are the speed limits?
  • When is garbage day?
  • Where will I pick up my mail?

About your lot

  • Is a paved driveway included with my new house?
  • What can I build on my property?
  • Will my lot be fenced?
  • What are the requirements for garages, driveways and parking spaces?
  • When will my lot be sodded?
  • What noise sources should I be aware of?
  • What do I need to know about grading and drainage on my property?

About your community

For more information on buying in a new subdivision, view our frequently asked questions or find out who to can help answer your questions.

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