BUILD YOUR OWN HOME
Building your very own custom-made house is the dream of a lifetime for many future homeowners. A custom, personalized home might represent the beginning of the next step in your life.
But building your own home also constitutes a large investment that requires preparation and knowledge you may not have. Here is some advice to help you understand what to expect so you can achieve your wonderful project with confidence:
Establish a Budget
Before you begin shopping, establish the budget for building your house. Remember to include in your calculations taxes, home insurance, notary fees and other related expenses.
Get a Mortgage Loan
Whether you deal with your usual financial institution or with a mortgage broker, a pre-authorized mortgage loan will confirm the actual amount available to you for the purchase of your new home, and provides proof of solvency to your builder.
Choose Your Area and Contractor
The key to your satisfaction lies mainly in selecting the right contractor to achieve your construction project. Find out everything you can about their expertise and recently completed projects in the areas that interest you, as well as testimonials from former clients.
Walk around neighbourhoods you like and visit several model-homes before making your choice. Find out about all the options available and ask for explanations about interior floor plans. Remember to inquire about public transport, highways, main roads and services nearby.
Sign a Contract
Once you’ve chosen the ideal house, you will sign a preliminary contract – essentially a promise to purchase. Read everything in the contract and verify the cancellation clause. Before signing, get the advice of an expert if necessary.
Check the Work in Progress
We recommend that you visit the worksite of your future home to ensure that everything corresponds to the choices you’ve made.
Our Expertise At Your Service
Building a house can be a complex process for a person who doesn’t have construction knowledge or experience. Groupe Mathieu has a qualified team to advise you in finding the type of property that is right for you. Our vast experience in the field helps us support you throughout the purchasing and building of your future property.