Are you ready to trade in your city condo for a house in the suburbs with a sprawling backyard? For those who may be looking for more space for a growing family, Morningstar Homes offers a quaint and quieter lifestyle in their new Pepin Brook development in Abbotsford.

There’s been a misconception about the HST, and people think it’s much more expensive to buy a new home now, says president of Morningstar Homes Bob Morse. So with affordability in mind, the developer decided to roll in the HST into the prices of the 150 new homes, now on sale.

Surrounded by a pastoral setting with a young vineyard to one side, and spanning views of Mount Baker on the other, Pepin Brook offers spacious three- and four-bedroom homes in a family-friendly community.

Starting at $512,900 including HST, Morse says buyers can now get a brand new home for less than a comparable used home in the area. Featuring contemporary design, varying interior colour schemes and high-end finishes like granite counters and Kohler fixtures, all of their homes include a full basement that can be expanded into.

Morse says that Morningstar strives to have cutting-edge plans. “Our signature is wide open spaces and a vaulted two-story space in the family room, so you walk in and it’s a feeling of space and light.” Ten minutes away from Langley and 20 minutes from the Port Mann bridge, Morse says it’s well-located if you also need to get into the city.