Jim Andrews Shares His Thoughts on 2020 with Homes Magazine

Jim Andrews, the Director of Sales & Marketing, Fieldgate Homes

Our very own Jim Andrews, the Director of Sales & Marketing, is well recognized within the new home building industry as a leader and expert in the field. As part of Homes Magazine’s Outlook 2020 series, Jim shared his views on what the year ahead will hold for the new home market. 

Here are a few highlights from the interview:

“What is the outlook for the new home industry in 2020?

We see continued growth in lowrise developments, owing partly to a resurgence in consumer confidence in the past six months. With aggressive pricing and lower interest rates, consumers seem to have eliminated some of the concerns that were more evident in the first part of 2019. To meet the needs for a renewed demand in housing, more lands should be released, thanks to streamlining the approval process by the Ontario government.

What is your company doing to address the issues facing the homebuilding industry – namely, affordability and new home supply?

The land development team at Fieldgate acquires new parcels of land on a regular basis and works as efficiently as possible to deliver them to the marketing team. The marketing team spends a lot of time working and reworking our floorplans and elevations to ensure quality engineering that is more efficient in smaller designs. We strive to introduce unique, modern elevations which are efficient to build and have low maintenance features, rather than the same elevations that have been in use for decades.

What should prospective new-home buyers know about Fieldgate Homes for 2020?

Fieldgate Homes has been building new homes in the GTA for more than 60 years, and we take pride in what we do. It gives us great pleasure to have previous Fieldgate homeowners come to one of our new communities because they enjoyed the previous experience and want another Fieldgate home. We have a great many repeat purchasers!”

We encourage you to read the whole interview at Homes Magazine.

Fieldgate has a lot in the works for 2020, so stay tuned!