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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!

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.

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.

How to Find a Quality Residential Construction Company

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Building a new home can be an exciting experience. Many individuals love to choose their own fixtures and other features of the home to truly make it their own. If you are thinking about going through this experience, choosing a residential construction company can be difficult. Knowing what to look for will ensure you make the best choice to create the home of your dreams.

Ask about Materials

One of the biggest concerns individuals have about their construction is the quality of the materials used. Many companies cut corners on materials, resulting in homes that leak and experience other problems. Therefore, you need to talk to any company you are considering about what types of materials they use. Only choose companies that use the best materials.

Talk to References

Ask the residential construction company for references. However, it isn’t enough to just ask for the names and phone numbers of these references. Make sure you contact these individuals and ask them about their experiences with this company. Understand that few companies will give you the contact information of unhappy clients. Always ask specifically about any negatives. Most companies do have some negative aspects and it is important to discover them before you hire the company.

Check Their Credentials

Never work with a company that doesn’t have the proper credentials and licenses. Contact local and national trade organizations to determine the standing of any companies you are considering. Ask about any licensing and insurance to ensure the company you choose has the best record.

When it comes to residential construction, it is essential to work with a company you can count on. There are many companies that are eager to provide these services to those who want to build their own homes. Choosing the right one can be a complex process, but the end result is well worth that effort.

Looking for a home builder? We would love to meet with you to discuss our qualifications. Give us a call.

Modern Trends In Home Designs

Home designs have gone through many changes over the years, and the changes are considerable! However, one thing has remained constant; people want to feel comfortable in their homes.

Elbow Room

One of the biggest comfort providers in a home is space. The room to get about comfortably from one room to the next seems to have been an afterthought in many older homes. Lately, narrow hallways and tight turns have been giving way to the “universal design” which blends wide hallways into the overall design of the house. This prevents the appearance of a nursing home, in which halls are widened to accommodate wheelchairs, but provides ample space and comfort for people of all ages and abilities.

I Bought A House; I’d Like Some Walls, Please

The “open floor plan” has been around a long time and is quite useful for large families, but modern architecture takes advantage of subtle dividers, such as counters and archways, to create rooms without resorting to traditional dividers, i.e., walls. This is a way to prevent that hemmed-in feeling without making a house seem more like a warehouse.

Let There be Light!

One modern trend is actually a throwback to the days before the light bulb. Large, tall windows are not only aesthetically pleasing, they’re very eco-friendly. Facing south, they warm up a room in the winter thanks to the sun. Bring all the warmth in during the day and draw the curtains in the evening to keep the warmth in. During the summer, the sun travels much higher in the sky, giving you the natural daylight without the blazing heat. Using the natural daylight instead of electric lighting can save on your energy bills, so take advantage of this new-again trend!

Affordability

A modern home doesn’t have to send you to the poor-house. Once a design is selected, the construction team knows exactly what materials are needed. By using industry standard material, construction can begin quickly and be finished on time. In fact, the builder may have some of the material already on hand and not even have to order it. This reduction in time leads to a lower cost in man-hours. This, in turn, leads to a lower cost for the home-buyer.

Home design has certainly come a long way. From mud-huts to modern architecture, your home has always been your castle (and for some of our ancestors, they actually were castles!). Is it time to choose one of our affordable home designs and build your next home? Contact us today for your free no-obligation quote and find out.