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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.

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.

4 Benefits Of Building Your New Home

 

4 Benefits Of Building Your New Home

Building a new home can be quite the challenge, but there are definite benefits to building your own home than purchasing an existing older home. Some home buyers may set out to buy an existing house but change focus to build new if they do not find something suitable to fit their needs.

1. Choosing Your Floor Plan/Design: 

The benefits of building your new home is like having a blank canvas. It gives you the ability to add what enhances your lifestyle. It is important to establish a realistic budget for a new home, the same as if you were buying an existing home. However, building a new home gives you the opportunity to choose a floor plan with just the right amount of living space to meet your particular needs for the present time and future. Building a new home also allows you to personalize the home to fit your lifestyle.

2. Choosing Your Amenities:

Another benefit is you are able to choose the amenities to be included in your new home such as the choice of appliances, central air conditioning, if desired and heating system. You will also be able to choose the number of and location of electrical outlets and wall switches both inside the home and outside to accommodate outdoor living and security.

3. A Green Home:

Save energy and be good to the environment. Building your own home allows you to incorporate energy-saving appliances and perhaps even solar panels to the home. This is the opportunity to build a green home with resource conserving materials while helping to protect the environment.

4. Warranty:

Building a new home means maintenance is minimal. Since everything about the home is new that means fewer repairs on items such as siding, carpeting, hardwood floors and appliances. Most things about the home will be under warranty. Since building methods, materials and techniques, as well as building codes, are always improving homes built today are built to a higher standard than they were previously and will retain its value.

At Trafalgar Homes we are here to help you make the right choice when it comes to building your new 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.

Choosing Your New Vacation Home Design

 

Choosing Your New Vacation Home Design

When it comes to building a vacation home, it is important to evaluate all of the design and location options that are at your disposal. At Trafalgar Homes, we have a wide variety of vacation homes available to choose from, it can seem somewhat overwhelming. By learning more information about vacation homes such as the desired size, amenities and investment strategies, making the right choice should be achievable.

Bigger is Not Always Better

Smaller vacation homes can have a number of advantages when compared to their larger counterparts. They cost less to build, can be built on a much smaller lot of property and will result in lower maintenance costs.

Consider Maintenance While Away

A number of vacation homeowners will opt to buy a vacation home that is part of a condominium community because outside maintenance such as lawn care is performed. This of course also comes with a monthly fee. According to Investopedia, “A single-family home, for example, will have different costs and demands than a condominium unit or townhouse. Condominium units are popular vacation properties because the owner is not responsible for any of the maintenance outside of the individual unit. Lawn care, exterior painting, pool cleaning and garbage removal are all handled by the condominium association.” This being said, a home with a bit more seclusion will offer a higher degree of privacy. A way to get around the maintenance quandary is to rent out the property while you are away while making outdoor maintenance a part of the tenant’s responsibility for a discount in monthly rent.

Weather and Local Conditions

The design of a vacation home should highly correlate to the local weather and other conditions. For example, a home built close to the beach should be resistant to flooding and high winds.

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.

3 Reasons To Consider A New Home Lock-up Package

3 Reasons To Consider A New Home Lock-up Package

If you are building a new home, you might be talking about all of the options available to you. One term you might have heard often is a lock-up package. This means the builder gets your home to the stage where it is weatherproof, and the doors and windows lock to keep intruders from gaining access to the home. All of the interior projects like flooring, insulation, cabinetry and painting are up to you. In some cases, this might be more work then you want to take on. However, there are advantages to be considered, such as:

Saving Money

If you are handy around the house and own the correct tools, a lock-up home allows you to minimize the cost of contractors. In some cases, you might be able to negotiate a lower price on materials with a family friend, including paint, fixtures and tile. A lot of the needed tasks require a minimum of skills from painting to installing carpeting. It is just labor intensive. If you have a strict budget, a lock-up package provides you with more square footage at a lower price.

Getting Exactly What You Want

A lock-up package helps you save money overall and frees up your budget to include items to splurge on, perhaps, you dream of marble countertops in the kitchen. By installing them yourself, they may become a viable option. In many cases, the contractor will paint the interior of your home a single colour. A lock-up package allows you to paint each room a different colour or even multiple colours. You will find it easier to get exactly what you want with this type of building project.

Flexibility

When you go with a lock-up building package, you treat yourself to more flexibility from interior design to your timetable. You no longer need to work about building on the contractor’s schedule and can finish projects as you have time available. You will not need to worry about the property getting damaged by rain or adverse condition while you work at your own pace.

At Trafalgar Homes we are here to help you make the right choice when it comes to building your new 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.

How To Choose Your Custom Home Builder

How To Choose Your Custom Home Builder

You have finally taken the leap and decided that you want to build your new home. You have a beautiful piece of land just waiting. However, finding a builder is not as simple as opening the phone book or searching online. You want to make sure that your home is built well and will last for many years for you to enjoy.

Here are some tips to finding the perfect custom home builder for your new home.

 

Ask around to find builders. Many people have built their own home or known someone who has. Just as many people know good builders and many have horror stories. Listen carefully. You can also look through the phone book or search the Internet so that you have a list of builders that you can meet.

 

Meet several builders and be prepared to ask questions. Ask them about their experiences. Have they built many homes? Any like the one you are interested in? Ask them about any homes that they are currently working on that you might be able to go look at. Be sure to ask them about any homes that they recently finished. Maybe some owners would allow you to look at their homes. You should plan on driving past a few of them to see how they look, even if you can just see them from the outside.

 

Ask for references. You need to be able to trust the person who is building your home. Glowing recommendations will help you feel much better. Do not be afraid to call and talk to a lot of people. You need to be comfortable with the person who builds your dream home. You should always make sure that you get estimates in writing.

 

Finding a custom home builder can be time consuming but it is not something that you should rush in to. You need to ask around and meet with several builders. Be prepared to look through plans and ask a lot of questions. Hopefully you will be able to look through some partially started homes and some finished homes. Also, be sure to ask for references so that you can talk to some satisfied customers.

 

At Trafalgar Homes we are here to help you make the right choice when it comes to building your new 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.

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