We have assembled some useful resources and tips to help you find your perfect home. From a handy checklist of things to consider when doing your research and visiting in-person, to understanding the home buying process with each of our home builders, we’re here to make the home buying process as easy for you as possible.
We know buying a new-home can be an exciting, and sometimes overwhelming, process. That's why we created this guide—to help ease any worries you may have as you begin your search. Here are a few things to think about as you get started on your home buying journey. Click Here for a downloadable version of the checklist*.
Make Your Wish List – What are the things you love about your current home? What have you always wanted to change? If you’re in the market for your first home, what are your must-haves? Think about how many rooms you’d like, large gathering spaces you’d enjoy, or the size of your kitchen. Include a little flex space to make your own home gym or game room and consider special areas for your growing family or furry friends!
Get Your Finances in Order – What’s your budget? What are you pre-qualified for? Click here to see a list of financial considerations you may not be thinking of when buying a new-home.
Consider Teaming up with a Real Estate Professional – Buying a new-home is more than just doing an online search – it’s about knowing an area and understanding the process. Real estate professionals can offer organized, professional guidance that ultimately means less stress for you.
Determine When You Need to Move – Whether you want to choose a specific lot and homebuilder, or just need a new-home to move into quickly – you have options here. At Sterling on the Lake, we even have quick move-in homes available.
Do Your Research
Consider New vs. Resale – New-homes offer the latest energy-efficiency and technology option available, and having a home built to the most current standards is important. Here’s a look at these and other top reasons why you should buy new.
Check out Home Options Online – Search homebuilders, floorplans and options online to get a feel for what is available. Sterling on the Lake’s Homefinder is the perfect tool to help your search.
Consider the HOA – It’s important to understand the benefits of living in an HOA community, and what these fees include. Not all community HOAs are created equal—and at Sterling on the Lake, our lake lifestyle offers more than most. Surrounding your beautiful new-home, you'll enjoy incredible, resort-style amenities, open green spaces, exciting community events, and a tight-knit community feeling you won't find anywhere else. Learn more about the HOA in our digital brochure.
Now the Fun Part: Explore in Person
Scope Out Locations – Consider conveniences you can’t live without. (Think: access to major highways and nearby shopping, dining, and entertainment, etc.) Take a look at Sterling on the Lake’s convenient location, just north of Atlanta, Georgia.
Check out the Amenities – Whether you have an active lifestyle or want to kick back and relax, community amenities give everyone the opportunity to be social and have fun. Inside the Lakeside Clubhouse, you'll find gathering spaces, a movie theater, a fitness center, and great views of the community. Outside, enjoy resort-style pools; bocce, tennis, and pickleball courts; walking trails, and so much more! There is so much to experience and explore—and the best way to see it all is to be our guest for a day. See the variety of amenities that Sterling on the Lake offers here. Or better yet, be our guest for the day and experience everything firsthand!
You can do ALL these things as a Resident for a Day — Get to know the community — all at your own pace. Spend a few hours, or the day at Sterling on the Lake and meet some residents, tour the models, or try out our favorite amenities. It’s your search, do it your way as a Resident for a Day.
Find a Real Community — Sterling on the Lake is a place where people with different lifestyles, in different life stages, come together to meet, socialize, and feel at home. Hear why some of our residents chose their new home in Sterling on the Lake.
Find a Builder You Love – The home buying and design process can vary, depending on the homebuilder you choose. Check out the builder section below to explore your options and determine which best meets your needs. Whether you are looking for a low-maintenance home, a 1-2 acre homesite or a house with a little extra flex space, there is a perfect home for everyone in Sterling on the Lake!
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What are you really getting when you buy a new-home in Sterling on the Lake instead of a different new-home community or even a resale home? We’ve charted it out for you.
*The purpose of the New-Home Buying Guide is only to provide a general overview of information you may choose to consider when purchasing a home. This material does not constitute legal, tax, accounting or investment advice, or professional consulting of any kind. Please consult with your qualified real estate, financial, and legal advisors regarding your specific circumstances and your purchase.