Frequently Asked Questions

We appreciate this is one of the most important decisions in your lifetime. Whether it’s your first home build or your fourth, there are always questions. Ahead of your purchasing decision, we have done our best to address some of your commonly asked questions. Don’t hesitate to ask more!

Our virtual sales visits begin now. You can register for an appointment to put in your offer with an agent by registering.

You can also explore the floor models and finishes. Our team is at hand to guide you through the buying and building process.

If you are longing for the days of touring the real thing, we will have a sales model starting construction in the spring. Our welcoming billboards will guide you into the development.

Your new build sits atop free hold land. Your home. Your land. Your maintenance. All yours.

You should plan for a five to seven percent deposit at the time of signing of your home purchase, with the balance due upon closing. You may also be required to provide a similar percentage of deposit on upgrades beyond the standard offerings.

If you are taking advantage of our Builder’s Program, your new home qualifies as a home mortgage that is delivered to you as a finished and appraised home. You are encouraged to seek pre-approval with your desired mortgage provider ahead of placing an offer.


Custom-built homes are eligible for building loans. Your custom builder will require proof of financing either through a building loan or evidence of sufficient available funds.

HST is included in the price. There is no extra cost for HST, provided you are using the home as your primary residence. Otherwise, there will be an extra cost for HST as you won't be eligible for an HST rebate.

Home prices are based on the value of the base lot. Lot premiums apply based on lot size and location.

We would expect that by the final quarter of 2021, there would be five to eight move-in ready homes. Those ready to go will begin first with the rest continuing into 2022.

We will have more phases with more offerings. Make sure you register to remain in our database for future phases. Some dreams are worth dreaming longer. We are thankful for your interest.

We have drawings to complete, permits to draw, and the first phase to sell and construct prior to moving onto the second phase. Yet, it will be here before you know it.

The first phase offers both a Builder’s Program with five standard models with optional upgrades and finishes, as well as custom built lots which will be more exclusive limited offerings.

Coast appreciates there’s a dream for everyone. Future phases are expected to offer various density choices such as townhomes and semi-detached homes. There’s still work to be done to dream those into being as part of our Coast community.

We understand the excitement from the first excavated scoop of earth to the final finishes! You can expect approximately 20 weeks from your initial groundbreaking grin to your final front door opening smile. The first homes to break ground will be this spring continuing through the summer.

If you are subscribing to the Builder’s Program, first phase models will begin construction this spring, with five to eight being built in 2021. The first phase will be completed before subsequent phases get underway. That means first phase construction will still continue in 2022.  If you are purchasing one of the limited custom-build lots, you are expected to build within two to three years. The custom build lots are Lots 1-7 and lots 36-38.

We get it! This is one of the most exciting times of your life and it is fascinating to watch the progress of your new home. By all means, drive by and take footage. But remember, this is an active construction site with permission given only to authorized contractors to enter. You must arrange any visits through your realtor and be accompanied by your realtor.

Because we know how exciting this is, we are looking at digital solutions so you don’t have to miss a moment of watching your home take shape.

Items such as faucets, sinks, and bathtubs are included in the base price. Household appliances are the buyer’s responsibility. Typically, buyers prefer to select their own appliances based on their needs and budget.

Our Builder’s Program meets the high standards of the Ontario’s Building Code. We encourage all buyers to become familiar with those codes for peace of mind of all the requirements that have been met in constructing your new home. The Ministry of Municipal Affairs replaced the previous Ontario Building Code in 2019 to include new requirements supporting the government’s Climate Change Action Plan, with a view to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and implementing energy-efficient measures in new homes.

If you are building a custom home, you have chosen one of these lots for a reason… their spectacular view or larger size. The lakefront lots are graded to provide basement walkouts, and because we want everyone to have access to those splendid views, homes will be bungalows only.

Main floors enjoy a nine-foot height, with basements at eight feet.

A tray ceiling, also called an inverted or recessed ceiling, is an available optional upgrade.

The front lawn will be sodded, and the back yard will be seeded.

The standard package includes asphalt, and upgrades are available.

The driveway is approximately 40 feet long taking into account required setbacks for the road and lot line. 

Our builder, Heykoop Construction is a Tarion Certified Builder. That means peace of mind from the moment the keys are handed over to you.

New Coast homes will be taxed at the standard Town of Goderich mill rate of 1.5 percent. This rate includes town, county and education rates. This tax does not include garbage fees, water, heating, etc.

Your home, your way. There are no community fees for maintenance or the many amenities that Coast is providing. Enjoy the parkettes and waterfront trails and share them with your greater Goderich community.

Of course you can! The Coast waterfront trails connect to the lakefront parks at either end of Kingfisher Lane providing you access to Cove beach. Start imagining your morning and evening walks now, and get ready to dip your toes in Lake Huron!

Now that you know what Coast is offering, don’t forget to take in all that Goderich and the Ontario West Coast region has to offer. You can be at the local recreation centre in minutes, just across the Bluewater Highway. Goderich is a walkable and bike-able community. You can be anywhere under your own foot p or pedal power in 20 or so minutes, and a vast trail systems are a quick drive away. Start exploring!

Goderich’s Alexandra Marine General Hospital and the Maitland Valley Medical Centre are located on the north end of the town, overlooking the Maitland River. Goderich prides itself on its investment in its medical facilities, and is home to a dedicated team of medical providers.

While Goderich does not have bus transit, the community is highly walkable, and services are available for seniors.

Coast has been thoughtful about planning to complete one phase before moving onto the next. That way, over time, subsequent phases will be further and further away from the earliest built homes.

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