Statement on COVID-19 – Linwood Homes
While it is impossible to predict how long the COVID-19 outbreak will last, the team at Linwood Homes is continuing to help our customers. For people with projects underway, or just in the planning stage, we are here to help and not going anywhere.
As restrictions to combat the spread increase, both customer and employee well-being have been at the heart of our decision making. Linwood is fortunate to operate in a way that allows us to meet the most restrictive COVID-19 policies. As a result, we have had to change very little to adapt to the current environment and are still operating close to ‘business as usual’. (For a breakdown of our procedures – click here.)
Spring has always been a popular time to begin to plan construction projects, and this year is no different. Our teams are available both digitally at linwoodhomes.com/contact-us/ or by phone at 1-888-546-9663. We are still working with new customers everyday… we’re just doing it a little bit differently.
On a macroeconomic level, despite the unsettling and constant bombardment of negative news, there are a number of factors that leave us feeling optimistic about home building right now.
1. The Best Financing Rates We’ve Ever Seen
In response to market volatility, the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Canada have lowered interest rates. We are as close to negative interest rates as we have ever seen in North America. Banks are almost at the point of paying you to borrow money. If you are in a position to seize this opportunity, it is a great time to do so. Our team is happy to help you build a budget and discuss financing options in this new environment.
2. Construction is an Essential Service – GCs will Continue Working
Residential Construction has been declared as an essential service in every location that has made an announcement. Most General Contractors have been largely unaffected by COVID-19, as they work in small crews on closed sites. Our builder network will be continuing to work through this situation – you can be sure that they are anxious to continue with their building season. This is a great time to book them and get your project in their schedule before business ramps back up later in the year.
3. Linwood’s Supply Chain is North American and Fully Operational
We have always believed in purchasing the best materials from the best suppliers to deliver the best quality… and in a time like this, it is just another good reminder of why we do.
All of our suppliers are North American and are fully operational. Each has undertaken necessary procedures to ensure both customer and community safety. Both governments in the United States and Canada have signaled the importance of continuing cross border commercial business to help bolster our economies. This leaves us with full confidence in our supply chain. Our ability to deliver design and material packages is unchanged, leaving you in full control of your project.
The bottom line is that we’re here and ready for you. Construction is not a short-term process and we do not plan on slowing down anytime soon.
If you are looking at building this year or next year, it is a great time to be talking with us… you may as well have fun planning your dream home while socially isolating.
Corporate Phone Number: 1-888-546-9663