Buying a home is a big deal and a big investment. When you start the process, the first question you have to answer is whether to buy or build. Looking for your dream or forever home on the market can be a frustrating experience. For that level of investment you want a home that meets all of your wants and needs, and finding an existing house that checks all of your boxes can be difficult, if not impossible. At Century West we understand a custom build gives homeowners everything they want. When it comes to truly finding your dream home, you can’t beat starting from scratch. Let’s explore some of the pros to building over buying.
Brand new for you, from the ground up
A custom-built home offers both emotional and practical advantages over buying an older, existing home. Knowing that you had a say in all aspects of your house is a very comforting and satisfying experience. Having a voice on the size, shape, style and layout of your property is the best way to ensure the dream home in your mind becomes a bricks-and-mortar reality. It allows you to create a space that works with your current lifestyle, while also accommodating your future goals and aspirations. There’s also something exciting and rewarding about building in a new neighbourhood, or enhancing an established one.
On the practical side, a custom-built home ensures that everything from the smallest structural detail is new, modern and up to the most current building codes and safety standards. An older character home soon loses its charm when you have to gut it to make costly structural updates and repairs. On a new, custom build you know everything from the foundation up is solid, safe, and, in some cases, under original warranties. There are no expensive surprises after you move in. The house will also be wired and built to accommodate the latest technology. Your home will be connected, energy efficient and environmentally friendly from the get go, which will save you money on your utility bills in the long run. At Century West we work with our sister engineering company Walker Projects Inc. to ensure the highest foundation, structural and design engineering standards are followed and implemented. The expertise from both teams results in a dream home for you and your family that is built to last.
As you can see, when it comes to checking off everything on your new home wish list, you simply can’t beat a custom build. At Century West our team has the experience and expertise to bring your dream house into the real world. Contact us today and let’s build your forever house together!