Quick possession: Move into a new home faster

  • Saturday, February 22, 2020

Cameron Larocque and Morgan Taylor were ready to buy a home but, as for many young couples, mortgage approval was proving difficult.

Camped out in the basement of Taylor’s parents’ home since returning from Europe last summer, they’d been looking at resale homes and researching building from scratch. Larocque has a good job as a chartered professional accountant but Taylor’s job as a substitute teacher was a roadblock to financing anything they liked. Until they found a quick possession model by Trico Homes in a neighbourhood they thought they’d never be able to afford — Cranston’s Riverstone.

“This spec home was on sale. It was honestly a deal we couldn’t pass up,” Taylor says.

The three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom Garrison floor plan with front single-car garage was one of several move-in ready homes in Riverstone built by Trico. The price on the 1,621-square-foot home on a zero lot had been reduced twice by the builder, and Larocque happened to stumble across the listing while browsing on his phone late one night.

“It was in our price range. We just went to the Trico sales centre in Riverstone and said we want to see it,” he says.

Read more about Cameron & Morgan’s story here in the Calgary Herald.