Stages of construction of a Viceroy home in
Domaine le Sanctuaire des Lacs - 2004-05.
Advantages of new construction
If you have a vision of how you want your home to be, finding an
existing home to match that vision may be a challenge. Building
your own home allows you to create your dream house, exactly according
to your needs.
You know what you get. With a new home, there are no surprises
when you move in. You know how the house was built and what went
into it. You also know exactly how to operate and maintain your
home's systems and equipment because you actually get first hand
You get what you want. Why live with other people's taste
in interior decoration? Or spend the next few years re-doing the
previous owners' home improvements when you can get what you want
from the very start. From layout to cabinets to carpeting, new homebuilders
offer a wide selection of standard and up-grade options. You can
pick and choose what suits your lifestyle, personality and budget.
Location. You get to pick the
exact spot where your house will be built,
which way it will face-north-south-east
or west, and what view you would like-
mountain view, lake view or garden view.
Basically to sum it up - you are in control.
Energy efficient. The technology of home building has improved
tremendously over the past few decades and new homes are being built
better than ever. They are highly energy efficient, with excellent
indoor air quality.
You know the builder. In the end, the quality of your home
depends on the quality of your builder.
The market for existing homes in the Laurentians is hot. Finding
the perfect home may be a matter of timing and luck, or of research
on www.MLS.ca and a lot of driving
around the area.
land is a different market. There are a few new development projects
often in areas with lakes. The first step is choosing the one that
you like best, then it is a matter of narrowing it down to a lot
that suits you. Some aspects to consider are:
1. How important is lake frontage
to you? 2. Do you want lake access? 3. How many acres of land do
you want? 4. Do you want a view (elevation)?
5. How far is the road from the
location where you want to build? 6. What price are you
willing to pay to make this dream come
Side bar: High speed Satellite internet service is only about
$80 per month. Have you considered a home office by the lake?