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Don't Believe The Hype: Homebuilding Myths Debunked



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Myth 1:" It is always stressful to design & build a custom home." It's no secret that building your dream home CAN be stressful.  Let's face it... we all have that friend who experienced a horrific homebuild.  Some of the stories we've heard are enough to make anyone want to bury their head in the sand and forget the whole idea.  That said, while homebuilding can be stressful- it doesn't HAVE to be. In anything, a team is only as strong as it's weakest link.  So you need to think long & hard about your design/build team and make sure that they are not your weak link.  You're the client & you don't build homes for a living.  YOU should be the weak link!  You cannot compromise when it comes to hiring your builder.... Are they organized or is their truck piled with papers and files on the floor? Are they taking notes on their burger wrapper? Do they respond to your questions in a timely manner or do they wait until you're ready to file a missing person's report before getting back to you? And. most importantly, are they stressed out and out-of-control?  If they are, it's likely that your build will be too! Your experience will only  be as great as the people that you trust to manage it.  This is the single most important choice you will make throughout the entire build.

Myth 2:" It takes too long to build a custom home." Before buying into this myth, you have to ask yourself WHY you want to build a custom home.  Really, WHY?  Building a custom home means expressing all of your ideas, dreams and passions and watching them literally grow into the absolute perfect home for you!  If that doesn't excite you, then you may be better suited to buy resale and be on with it.  Building a custom home will take anywhere from 4-7 months in Atlantic Canada depending on a few variables.  Consider how long you've spent planning and thinking about  your dream house... for some of people (*cough* me *cough*), planning started when they were just a kid! A custom home is more than just a house... it's already a home- before it's even started.  Isn't that worth a few months of your time?

Myth 3:" You will go over budget by 20-30%."


Dr Evil "On Budget"


Myth 4:" Your home will not close on time."


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