Finding the right lot and location for your new home is crucial! Here are some tips on how to find that perfect lot.
1. Call your home builder
Your home builder is likely the best source of information on available land in Saskatoon. They may be aware of properties that aren’t advertised to the public, and – depending on how big the company is – they’ll often own a variety of lots for you to choose from. At Lexis, we have a wide array of available lots, and we work with our clients to select the property and location that best suits their lifestyle.
2. City of Saskatoon Land Development
The City of Saskatoon develops many of our residential neighbourhoods. Once these new neighbourhoods are developed, 90% of the lots are sold to home builders like Lexis, and 10% are sold to private buyers. Individuals looking to purchase residential lots to build a single-family home can do so through organized lot draws or over-the-counter from the City (when inventory is available). More information on lot draws and inventory can be found on the City’s website.
3. Acreages & private developments
A variety of acreage properties surround Saskatoon and the private developers will often sell land directly to those looking to build their own home. A simple Google search will often yield several options. There are also communities, such as Sarilia Country Estates, selling properties that are less than an acre. Lexis is a suggested home builder at Sarilia.
4. Talk to your Realtor
If you’re working with a Realtor, they’ll be a great source for finding a potential property. They often know about new lots for sale before they’re uploaded to MLS.
5. Search realtor.ca
Also referred to as MLS or Multiple Listing Service, this site allows you to zero in on your perfect plot. Use the advanced search function to choose your price range and preferred location, select “vacant land” and the results will appear on a user-friendly map.
6. Search saskhouses.com
Private real estate sales are becoming more popular in Saskatoon and Sask Houses is one of the more prominent sites for these listings. Refine your search by selecting either “acreage” or “land only” within the property type menu.
7. Search kijiji.ca
Similar to Sask Houses, Kijiji has a lot of private listings for vacant land. Simply pick your location, and select “land for sale” under the real estate section. Riverfront, lakefront, acreage and city properties will pop up in your results.
8. Saskatoon Homes & Land magazine
Whether you like to search online or prefer to peruse in print, Saskatoon Homes & Land is worth a look. The website lets you search for land, lots and acreages, and the print version is available at retailers around the city.
To learn more about available lots for building your new home, please contact Lexis Homes.