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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.

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.

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.

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.

5 Things You Need To Know About Building A New Home

5 Things You Need To Know About Building A New Home

 

You’ve got your eye on a piece of property that is just what you dreamed. It’s partially wooded, close to water and big enough for an in ground pool to be built later if you so wish. There’s enough space for an outdoor room, a garden and perhaps even a carriage house for your parents. You’ve got an idea what you want the house to look like and just where you’ll place the carriage house and garden. Now it’s time to get down to brass tacks and find financing, as well as a professional well versed in home building.

Here are five things you need to know about the subject before you begin the construction process.

1. Laws and Building Codes

Set an appointment with your local building inspector. You’ll need to know to what use the surrounding area will be in the future. You don’t want to erect your dream house in the middle of what could become at a future date, a strip mall or a factory of some type. The building inspector will know what codes and restrictions will be placed on the property. You’ll also need to ask the inspector which office to visit regarding a soil percolation test if you are dealing with a septic system setup. If the property doesn’t pass the perc test, you can’t build on it.

2. The Professional’s Reputation

You have a choice of contractors. Make sure they are certified and licensed. Get references from past buyers and call them to discover their opinion of the contractor’s ability to work with the building inspectors and codes. Trafalgar Homes, for example, has over 20 years’ experience in keeping projects on time, in budget and working well with the authorities. They construct affordable cost-effective homes to your design choice instead of putting up large expensive houses and then selling them.

3. Building Costs

Before you get funding for your new home, you will need to know to the last nail what it will cost. You already know your credit needs to be if not sterling then at least shiny in order to obtain a mortgage. Some contractors are affiliated with lending professionals and can help with financing, but they don’t finance a home themselves. Trafalgar Homes will help you with financing, obtaining a lot on which to erect a home, work with you on your credit and much more. When all is said and done, Trafalgar Homes will build your new home affordably and to the specifications in their designs. You won’t be paying for more house than you need.

4. Resale Value

Life happens and things change over time.  Children grow and need more space, senior family members might stay with you, you will need to move closer to your workplace or the future of the neighbourhood could mean higher traffic, more noise and so forth. When you build your house, keep in mind things that will look good in a sale brochure. Things like energy efficient windows and doors, tankless water heaters, radiant heating and cooling and green construction materials and methods can mean the difference between a sale and staying in a home that has become inconvenient.

5. What Did You Forget?

Before the first board gets nailed into place, it would be a good idea to go over with Trafalgar Homes a few things most folks forget until they need them. This will be one of the most important purchases and getting it right the first time is imperative. For instance, things like, how many outlets can be fitted into a room, as well as outside the house and wiring to support all your current and future needs. Other necessities might include roughing in the plumbing, planning on the years when mobility will be limited, lowering the cabinets and planning on a walk-in bathtub are things to think about.

Please contact us, or call 1.866.971.0239 to find out more about Trafalgar Homes and to discuss your options on selecting a new home.

A New Home Is More Affordable Than You Think

A New Home Is More Affordable Than You Think

The home buying process can be a challenging and confusing process and buyers often don’t fully research and understand the options available to them. The thought of building a new home is often overlooked because buyers imply it is out of their budget. The truth is, that building a new home can be much more affordable than you think.

Consulting with a professional custom home builder should be part of the process of buying a new home. This allows the buyer to see if a new home is within their price point and what steps are needed to start the home building process. A home builder is much more than just someone who builds a house, they also help with all the other processes along the way.

Not all new homes are large square footage plans with the latest technology and furnishings as many buyers might think. Most custom home builders have a large selection of home designs and builds that fit within all budget ranges. This allows even buyers with a modest budget and first time buyers to be able to afford a quality new construction home.

A large portion of a new home is the lot price and buyers who already have land or can find an inexpensive property can afford more home for their proposed budget. In most cases, if you already have property, financing can be arranged for you. We have put together a program where we can offer you varied options on your terms and are capable of creating rentable income to help subsidize your mortgage costs. On your vacant land we can build you a revenue stream, making your property work for you as a sound investment.

There are many advantages of building a new home and buyers will reap the rewards for many years to come. The low to no maintenance required on a new home and the no need to renovate is a major selling point. Also, the buyer will get the home they want and not have to settle for just what is for sale at the time. We build homes that provide all the convenience and comfort as a custom designed home would but at a much lower cost.

Save With Trafalgar Homes Until December 31, 2014

With our Save The GST offer, we are making our new homes, vacation properties and carriage houses even more affordable. Until December 31, 2014 you can save the GST on all complete builds. Please contact us, or call 1.866.971.0239 to find out more about this offer and to discuss your options on selecting a new home.