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5 Reasons To Build In Parry Sound

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You’d be hard-pressed to find a town that’s more cottage country than Parry Sound. It’s a common getaway spot for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Toronto, but could it be a good location to set down some roots?

With a population of only 6,408, this small town might be an ideal place to build if you’re ready for some peace and quiet. In this article we’re looking at five reasons to build a house in Parry Sound.

A Beautiful Location

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Parry Sound is a small town on the Eastern shore of Parry Sound. Yep, the town shares its name with the body of water that it sits on. While confusing at first, it’s intuitive to just think of Parry Sound as the whole package. And there’s no denying that the entire area is one of the most beautiful that Canada has to offer.

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You don’t need to leave the big city completely behind you. It’s only about 160 km south of Sudbury and 225 km from Toronto.

The Weather Outside is Weather

The weather in Parry Sound is pretty much what you’d expect for Ontario cottage country. Beautiful warm summers to spend on the water, and snowy winters for fun in the snow. Whatever weather you prefer, there will be at least one point in the year where you’ll be comfortable.

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And if it’s just a cottage that you’re looking at building, the seasonality of the area means that you’ll experience something different at whichever point in the year you decide to visit.

All the Amenities

While Parry Sound is a small town, there are many amenities and services for residents of all ages. These include health services, schools, and a library.

There are also several events that happen throughout the year like it’s famous Snowfest, which includes their annual winter carnival. Much of the draw is the nature, though, so in between going to the beach and exploring one of the many trails and nature parks, there’s plenty to do in the great outdoors.

A Rich History

If you’re a history buff, there’s plenty of that in Parry Sound. The town was established way back in 1857 and when the rail service was built, Parry Sound was an important depot along the rail line. While the town stayed small throughout the years, there are many stories and interesting facts to learn.

And if you like art, you’ll likely already be aware how popular the location was for many artists. Many of the works by members of the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson were inspired by the views and landscapes you’ll experience in Parry Sound.

An Affordable Price

If you’re used to the prices in the GTA, you might be surprised by the cost of land in Parry Sound. Space is abundant in and around the town, so buying a plot of land to build a home on might not be as much of a hardship as you might be expecting.

Prime real estate that’s ready for development is easy to find. Beautiful lots are available all over the area. It’s common for buyers to find a lot and hold onto it until they’re ready to make the plunge and build a house or getaway cottage on it.

Parry Sound may or may not have been on your radar for building a new home, but it may be worth a second glance. There are more than enough reasons why Parry Sound could be the perfect place to build a new home.

Love our Royal Home. The house was as promised and on time June 2014. The interior and exterior were flawless. The workers are pleasant and have an excellent work ethic. Any small problems have been fixed without any issues. Unlike many builders. The detail in the house is as perfect as you will ever get. Thanks for an awesome home.Kenny
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    Where can I get a price list or How come your website doesn’t show pricing?

    Prices vary geographically, depending on where you are building. With the amount of options available, price lists run into thousands of options. Prices change with the options you choose. The best way to get an idea on pricing would be to contact our Design Centre nearest to where you are building.

    What is your average square foot selling price?

    Prices for a complete home, including foundation vary from $200 sq-ft to over $300 because our homes are all custom built, we can design a home to fit your budget.

    Why should I buy from you over a conventional or "Stick-Builder"?

    The advantages of prefab include building in a climate controlled environment, using environmentally friendly products which reduces waste and a CSA monitored quality controlled program. There is less time start to finish, with less disruption to neighborhood. We also sell at a firm price.

    Do your homes include a foundation?

    Yes our homes include full foundation and basement.

    How long does it take to build a Royal Home?

    It takes less than two weeks to build a home in our factory, but the process from start to finish is very dependent on the timing of obtaining a building permit. For most of our clients the process from start to delivery is twelve to sixteen weeks with move in eight to twelve weeks thereafter.

    What size homes do you build?

    As a custom builder we can build any size home but generally the average size range is between 1300 and 3500 sq feet.

    Do you build garages?

    Yes. Garages are built on site after the home is delivered.

    Are the homes energy efficient?

    Building a prefab home in a factory assures the highest attention to sealing the building envelope and ensures that the cold stays out.

    Since your homes are so energy efficient and air tight, how do you get fresh air?

    All our homes have HRV heat recovery ventilator air exchanger to remove stale air, and introduce fresh air.

    Where can I put a prefab home?

    Anywhere in Ontario you like.

    Can I really customize my prefab home?

    Yes, we use state of the art custom design software, today no two homes are built alike.

    Do you finish the basement?

    Yes. We can customize your basement to the finishes you desire.

    Are Royal Homes built to code?

    All Royal Homes are individually designed to meet all provincial and municipal building codes for your specific lot location.

    Do you build stick-built or conventional homes as well?

    We are a custom home builder first and use prefabricated components wherever we can, because it is a better way to build. If you have a remote site or custom home design with large open spaces we would look at what makes most sense for that design and location. This could include prebuilt panels or partially site built specific rooms.

    What makes the building process environmentally friendly?

    Waste in the factory is separated and recycled, reducing the impact on landfills. This has less disruption in terms of noise and time at job site. Building prefab allows for higher energy efficient homes and reduced heating costs.

    How is your home delivered?

    Our home is delivered by way of custom designed hydraulic flatbed trailers and precisely craned onto the foundation.

    Can you make changes or custom design?

    Yes, clients are given preliminary plans to review and changes are welcome and easily accommodated.