February 2015

Five Reasons New Home Construction Is Better Than Buying A Pre-Owned Home

Five Reasons New Home Construction Is Better Than Buying A Pre-Owned Home


If you are thinking about buying a home, you have some things to consider. You first have to set a budget, determine the area you wish to live in and then you have to find a home that suits your needs. For most people, the first thought they have when seeking a new home for their families is looking at pre-owned homes. However, new home construction may be a better choice for these five key reasons.

Everything Is New

One of the biggest benefits of new home construction is that you are the very first to live in the structure once it is built. That means you won’t have to worry about how old the roof is, or whether the windows need to be replaced soon. Every piece of lumber, fiber of carpet, coat of paint and appliance is brand new, just for you. The only thing that you will need to do is move your furniture and belongings into the home.

No Repairs Or Remodeling

With a pre-owned home, you often have to do something to bring it up to your standards. Sometimes that only means repainting the home in colours that suit your taste. Most times, however, it means replacing the carpeting, refinishing the wood floors, remodeling the kitchen and bathroom, replacing the roof and windows and a host of other projects. No matter what kind of “good deal” you got on the purchase of the home, you may find yourself spending a great deal more than you bargained for. With a newly constructed home, you do not have to do any repairs and there is no remodeling required.

The Floor Plan Is Your Choice

When you purchase a pre-owned home, you may be limited by how the floor plan is laid out, that is, unless you wish to do extensive renovation. Doesn’t it make sense to have the correct number of bedrooms and bathrooms that meet your family’s needs and lifestyle right from the start? When you opt to build rather than buy an existing home, you have the ability to select exactly what will work for you.

The Location Is Up To You

Although you might love the look and feel of a pre-owned home, the location may not suit you at all. If only you could have that home on that beautiful lot that you own on the outskirts of town, now that would be great, wouldn’t it? When you build, rather than buy, you have control over the location. You decide which direction the front of the home faces, where it will sit on the property and whether or not that old oak tree is in the front yard or the back. The builder will work with you to make sure that your home is in the exact spot you dreamed it would be.

More Options

When it comes right down to it, the biggest reason for choosing new home construction over buying a used home is that you have options. Everything is up to you from the style of the home to the type of exterior finish and roofing materials. You choose the colour of the paint and type of carpet, the appliances and fixtures. It is the perfect opportunity for you to express your personality and sense of personal style.

These are just a few of the benefits of new home construction, we’re sure that you can come up with several more. If you’d like to learn more about new home construction and the choices that you have, please Contact us or call 1-866-971-0239. Our friendly staff is always happy to answer your questions.

Recreational Property Construction Adds Joy To Your Favourite Hobby

Recreational Property Construction Adds Joy To Your Favourite Hobby

If you are passionate about a recreational hobby, it is wonderful to find ways to work your favourite recreational activity into your everyday life. Perhaps you’re wanting a sewing and craft facility where you can leave large projects like quilts out while you are still constructing them, or with enough room to have a group of like-minded crafters over every week. Maybe you want a giant space for wood-working projects or other hands on construction tasks. Or, you might just want an amazing game room for a pool table or ping-pong table, with room to set up board games and puzzles and leave them set up until the game or puzzle is finished.

Some people try to accommodate projects like this in spare bedrooms or garages, but then you lose livable space or storage space in your home.

Recreational property  building  is a great solution. You can build exactly the kind of space that meets your needs. There is just no comparison between a space built specifically for your favourite recreational needs and a space you try to “make work.” Without new construction, you’ll find yourself frustrated as you fight the space you have, instead of really enjoying the recreation you love in a space built just for you.

It is much more affordable and convenient than you might imagine to have a space built just for you. Choose the design and a plan that is right for you and Trafalgar Homes can take care of the rest including in-house financing options on approved credit. Contact us today for your no-obligation quote.