The Advantages of Building a New Home vs. Buying a Resale The Advantages of Building a New Home vs. Buying a Resale
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The Advantages of Building a New Home vs. Buying a Resale

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The idea of building a new home from the ground up can be daunting. If you sell your old house first, it could also mean not having a home during the construction period.

Buying a pre-existing house seems like a valuable shortcut: the house is already there, so I just need to make a few changes and move in, right?

Not always. There’s a fine line between “fixer-upper” and “teardown”, and the difference may only become apparent after you have signed the papers. Here are some of the advantages when building a new home vs. buying a resale.

Design Choices

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Unless you are planning to spend a very long time looking, it can be difficult finding a home that will exactly match your preferred design. One significant advantage to building is that you can design it right from the ground up to suit your unique needs and taste.

When you are paying the equivalent of several years’ salary for a permanent residence, shouldn’t it be as close to ideal as possible, starting with the right size? Design options are especially plentiful if you decide to build a modular home.

Energy Efficiency and Technology

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Having an energy-efficient dwelling is very important for both the home’s owners and the planet. Designing from the ground up makes it easier to incorporate the latest green technology into your living space.

There are many options to choose from and having additional freedom in design allows you to incorporate more of them. Greater energy efficiency also equals lower utility bills, which means more money in your savings account.

If you want to have the latest in smart technology, a new home’s design can accommodate that, too. It allows for easier and more effective placement of wiring to accommodate security, internet, cable, and entertainment centres.

New Home Warranty

Each Canadian province offers a home warranty program with registered builders that protects buyers for a set number of years. Some builders also offer additional years above and beyond the minimum dictated by that province.

Health

Old homes may look majestic, but some are bad for your health. The older the structure, the greater the possibility of contaminants like mould, lead paint, or asbestos, as well as issues like faulty wiring or illegal renovations.

While the seller may address the issues that are in plain view, you might discover others down the road after it is too late. New homes must adhere to the latest codes and protect occupants from known health hazards.

Better Resale Value

When the time comes to move, a home that is 5-10 years old is of greater appeal to most people than one that is much older. That means less expense for you when preparing the house for the market, plus the ability to get a higher asking price.

Be Part of a New Community

If you choose to build in an expanding area, you will have access to the latest in schools, shopping areas, libraries, recreational facilities, and more. These will be more likely to consider green living, meaning accommodations like bike trails, and boast a greater number of accessible facilities and stores for those with physical challenges.

Big Repairs are Well Down the Road

With everything being new, there is little risk in the near future of having to replace your furnace, the roof, windows, and other parts of a home that can cause major financial woes.

I have a Royal Home which was built in 1993. I love my house and have never had any problems with it.Debbie
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  • FAQ

    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.

    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.