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5 Reasons to Build Your Dream Home in the Golden Horseshoe

Planning Your Lot & Home, Building Your Home


Can’t decide between building your dream home in a large city, suburban municipality, small town, village or rural area? Good news! There’s one location that has it all: The Golden Horseshoe. The perfect location for the indecisive home builder.

Know as an international economic, agricultural and cultural hub, the Golden Horseshoe is the perfect location for those who crave versatility.

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The Greenbelt

Surrounding the Golden Horseshoe is the largest greenbelt in the world, totalling over 2 million acres of protected farm land and green space – that’s bigger than Prince Edward Island!

Not only does the Greenbelt provide environmental protection, but endless tourism and recreation possibilities. From trails (10,000 km of trails – the largest network in Canada) to wineries, museums, beaches, B&Bs, breweries, antique shops and waterfalls. You’ll never have a shortage of things to do and see.

Endless activities

Ever wondered what it would be like to see a professional hockey game? Baseball game? Soccer game? The Golden Horseshoe is home to a large variety of professional sports teams. There’s basically always a game for you to go watch – and a passionate crowd for you to be a part of.

If sports aren’t your thing – don’t worry. There’s still lots for you to do. From viewing one of the largest art collections in North America, to visiting one of the world’s most spectacular markets, to taking ferry rides, there is something for everyone – and then some.

Excellent for commuting

A series of highway known as the 400’s make travelling throughout the Golden Horseshoe extremely simple.

Being that the Golden Horseshoe is home to 21% of Canada’s population, these highways are some of the busiest in the world – busy, but efficient. The ease of commuting combined with the dense nature of the Golden Horseshoe opens to the door to countless employment opportunities spread across numerous cities – all typically within 1.5 hours of each other. If that isn’t convenient enough, the 400’s are also lined with carpool lots (some even served by public transit).

The views

Living in the Golden Horseshoe means that you can marvel at Niagara Falls, breathe in fresh air from the peak of a cliff on the Bruce Trail, drive through vineyards in Niagara Region, watch over 100 waterfalls in Hamilton or walk through Ontario’s biggest lavender farm – all within a 1.5 hour drive!

Not only nature views, but wildlife views as well. You can visit Canada’s original safari adventure or walk amongst thousands of free-flying butterflies in a tropical garden.

It’s a place for everyone

With dense populations comes great diversity. The Golden Horseshoe is home to Toronto – one of the world’s most diverse cities with nearly 50% of its population being foreign-born. The diversity brings so much to explore and creates a range and variety of neighbourhoods, such as Chinatown, Little Italy, Greektown, Koreatown, and Little Portugal – just to name a few.

The Golden Horseshoe is packed with diversity – not just in Toronto. Hamilton has the third highest foreign-born population in Canada, Mississauga’s population is over 50% visible minorities, and Brampton is ranked one of the highest immigrant populations in Canada . The Golden Horseshoe is composed of people from many different cultural backgrounds, making it a place for everyone.

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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.