January 2015

Lock-up Package Home Build Offers Ultimate Flexibility

Lock-up Package Offers Ultimate Flexibility

If you want to build the home of your dreams, completely customized to your taste, but your budget is a little more cookie cutter than your imagination, the lock-up package offers you the best of both worlds.

Perhaps you have a background in carpentry and construction, but you don’t have the knowledge to lay your own foundation or frame your own house? You can still have the satisfaction of working on your own home.

When you choose a lock-up package home build from Trafalgar, the outside of your home will be completely built for you. It will be built water-tight and it will include your foundation, the exterior doors, the siding and the roof. This can be accomplished so much more simply and affordably than you might expect. Then, you can do all of the interior finish work yourself. When you’re done you will truly be able to say, “This is the house that love built.” It is certainly satisfying to work on your own home, imagining the way your family will one day enjoy the spaces you are creating.

Or, you can always hire your own team to finish the interior to your specifications, giving you a custom look and feel without a custom price tag. There are so many incredible ideas for interior finish on Pinterest and home and garden television shows, and a lock-up package gives you the chance to implement all your ideas without restriction.

At Trafalgar Homes we are here to help you make the right choice when it comes to building your new home. Please contact us to lean more about our lock-up packages and find out if it might be the right direction for your new home build.

New Home Construction Without The Stress

New Home Construction Without The Stress

For many, building their own home is their lifelong dream, but sadly, some cannot afford the price that comes with a truly custom-built house. However, there is a way to get that new home construction with a more budget friendly price tag. By buying a Trafalgar Home, you can build your own home with some of your favourite features. You have a variety of industry standard home build designs to choose from giving you a custom feel, without the associated high costs.

By choosing your layout and building your own home for you and your family, you can still get that feeling of creating a home for your family, but you do not have the stress of deciding exactly where you would like your garage or how to arrange your kitchen cabinets. By choosing a pre-designed floor plan, you can pick what you like from options rather than trying to explain exactly what you want and hope that your builder understands. You can see how big the rooms will be and how they are arranged without having to move walls to get them to match your vision.

In addition, pre-designed homes are built much faster than custom designed ones. In fact, some Trafalgar homes are built in as little as 8 weeks! That means that you and your family can get started on your new lives in your new home as soon as possible. Having two residences can be stressful and expensive, so needing little overlap while building can be great for both your sanity and your wallet.

The experienced and friendly team at Trafalgar Homes will work with every step of the way, to ensure you make the right choice when it comes to building your new home. Book your no-obligation appointment or call 1.866.971.0239. Let’s get started building your perfect new home.

Why Build a New Home Instead of Buying an Affordable Existing One?

Why Build a New Home Instead of Buying an Affordable Existing One?

In some areas, the market is filled with affordable older homes that seem to offer everything you want. Under these circumstances, it’s natural to wonder why you should build a new home instead of buying one of these seeming gems. The answer is that old houses often hold many surprises – and they’re not the kind you want. Here are some of the problems that older affordable houses tend to have hidden within them:

Failed Superstructure

This is the big one, and it’s also the most costly. Old wiring gets brittle and shorts out, old plumbing starts to leak, and old roofs let the rainfall on your head. Unfortunately, a coat of paint and careful house-showing techniques can momentarily conceal many of these problems. This can lead to nasty surprises when it comes time to move in.

Some of the problems that come about by the simple aging of the house are even harder to spot in advance. You may need to put in a new sewer pipe if the house is in the city, and if it’s in a rural area, you may need a new septic as well along with that. These fixes are very expensive.

“Basic” Renovations Add Up to a Lot of Money

An affordable older home usually needs several upgrades right off the bat. You can expect to replace old carpet or tile, paint the walls, fix some windows, change some lights, and put in new appliances. All of these things can be done for a few hundred dollars each, but when a house needs all of them at the same time, you’re looking at a few more thousand dollars before the house can really be called livable. Suddenly, the affordable older home isn’t so affordable anymore!

Building a New Home Lets You Avoid Bad Surprises

When you choose an affordable new home from Trafalgar Homes, you can rest assured that you are getting quality home build. Since everything will be new, it’ll work properly for years to come. Not only that, you won’t have to worry about making any cosmetic upgrades – everything will be the way you want it right from the start.

At Trafalgar Homes we are here to help you make the right choice when it comes to building your new vacation home. Book your no-obligation appointment or call 1.866.971.0239. We’ll be glad to explain our offerings and work with you to build your perfect home!

New Home Builds Add Value to Your Vacation Home Investment

New Home Builds Add Value to You Vacation Home Investment

When it comes to investment, there may be no more enjoyable investment for a family than a vacation home. The majority of the year you can rent your vacation property, but a few weeks a year your family can stay in your vacation home, truly enjoying the benefits of a financial investment that is providing short-term pleasure and long-term financial gain.

It has never been simpler to own, maintain and rent out a vacation home, because websites offer services to help you keep your vacation home rented out, cleaned, and maintained, even if it’s not in a location where you live. Be sure that you do your research to find out what kind of rental income your new vacation home can bring in. See what comparable vacation homes are renting for in the areas you are considering.

Making sure that your vacation home is a new home build, will add value to your investment. New builds require less maintenance initially and allow you to customize the features of your home specifically to a vacation home rental market. For instance, houses with more bedrooms rent for more money even if those bedrooms are smaller. You can get the most for your dollar when you prioritize the features that are the most important to you.

Trafalgar Homes is all about affordable home construction. They specialize in building quality family homes, and vacation homes to code using industry standard materials. There are over 40 designs to choose from and start as low as $72,934.00 (lock-up).

At Trafalgar Homes we are here to help you make the right choice when it comes to building your new vacation home. Book your no-obligation appointment or call 1.866.971.0239 so that we can help you to find the design that will be perfect for you and your budget.