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How long does it take to build a modular home?

How long does it take to build a modular home?
Time. It waits for no one, it’s always of the essence, and, oh yes, it flies. But when it comes to building or buying a new home, you’ll want to take your time and give yourself plenty of it. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: A home is most likely the largest purchase you will make during your lifetime. All the more reason to ensure you are making all the right decisions when your time comes to acquire an abode.
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Is an In-law Suite the Right Move?

Is an In-law Suite the Right Move? Photo by bantersnaps on Unsplash
If an in-law suite is something you’ve been considering, chances are that you are thinking about either building a new secondary home on your existing property or adding an extension to your current home. Reasons might include accommodating a growing family, having your parents or in-laws move in with you as part of a downsizing plan, or maybe you want to rent some space for extra income. Whatever the situation, this blog post will run through some of the options for an in-law suite, along with advice on the process of making your plans for some extra space come to life.
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How To Choose A Home Builder

How To Choose A Home Builder
Building a home from the ground up is an appealing process for many future homebuyers. Think about it – you can really get involved in the homebuilding process, as opposed to buying a home that you need to renovate to achieve your vision. 
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7 Ways to Plan Your Home – from Home

7 Ways to Plan Your Home – from Home Photo by Max Saeling on Unsplash
Right now, you might be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan your next home – whether that be your first property, a smaller spot to downsize into, or a home-for-life that will prove perfect for aging in place. Check out the wealth of content Prestige Homes has available to start planning your home – from home. 
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10 Tips for a Functional Kitchen

10 Tips for a Functional Kitchen
Kitchens have come a long way. Gone are the days when this was a room buried out of view of house guests — a dark hovel of stoves and burners intended only for the function of making food. Nowadays, the kitchen is a place for gathering, entertaining, working, and relaxing. In many modern homes, layouts are more open and the kitchen visible. Kitchen design is sleek and seamless — every bit as key to the look of a home’s interior as any other room.
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Renovation Vs. Building New

Renovation Vs. Building New
When it comes to choosing between renovating your current home or building a new one, there are many things to consider. If you’re looking to downsize and your current home is too big, chances are that renovating won’t solve your problem and you’ll have to look at other options. 
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6 Things To Consider When Building New

6 Things To Consider When Building New
So, you’ve decided that you’re ready to build a new home. You’re extremely excited and can’t wait to start making endless memories with your friends and family in your own home. However, before you start making those wonderful memories, you need to actually build your new home. Whether you decide to go with a modular home or build it the old fashioned way, there are lots of things to consider to help make one of your largest investment’s a successful one.Here we’ve listed 6 factors for you to consider when building your new home and questions for you to consider before turning the soil on your new land.
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5 Modern Home Trends In House Design

5 Modern Home Trends In House Design
Unlike fashion and décor, style trends in home design tend to move at a slower pace, but they are certainly changing. From open floor plans to smart storage solutions, here are some of the home design and architectural trends that are finding their way into more and more of our living spaces.
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Rent, Own, Build: 6 Questions To Ask Yourself

Rent, Own, Build: 6 Questions To Ask Yourself
Home sweet home…where will you make yours? No matter what your stage of life, your best housing option is a matter of personal choice, despite what well-meaning friends and relatives may say!
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Financing A New Build While Owning A Home

Financing A New Build While Owning A Home
Many people dream of building a new home that’s customized to suit their tastes and lifestyle, but very few can do it without being financed by a mortgage lender. If you already have a mortgage on an existing house, securing a new loan can be more difficult. But not to worry; it is definitely not impossible! The key is to work with a mortgage broker who has knowledge and experience with the process. 
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Tips To Follow When Building A New Home

Tips To Follow When Building A New Home
There are lots of options when it comes to finding your own special place to call home. Some people love the history and the feel of old homes. Others prefer apartment or condo life. And still others desire to create something of their very own. If you’re still on the fence about which direction to take, this list of beginning steps in the home building process may enlighten you.
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How To Make Your Dream Kitchen Reality

How To Make Your Dream Kitchen Reality
They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, so it is important to be sure that the kitchen in your new house is designed to be both functional and beautiful. Although having to make dozens of design choices may seem overwhelming, with some patience, planning, and expert guidance, your dream kitchen can become a reality. 
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6 Hidden Costs Of Building A New Home

6 Hidden Costs Of Building A New House
So you’ve decided to make your dream home a reality. Congratulations! You’ve done the research to find the perfect piece of land, hired a builder you can trust and work with, settled on plans that suit your needs and taste, and of course, determined a budget you can live with.
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Is Building A Home A Good Investment?

Is Building A Home A Good Investment?
Buying a home is one of the biggest investment decisions you’ll ever make. Although many of us have an image of our perfect home, when the time comes to buy, most people opt for an existing one. According to the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, newly-built homes only account for about 25 per cent of all homes bought each year.
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Mortgage Brokers Vs. Bankers

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Buying a house is likely to be the most expensive purchase you’ll make in your entire life, so it’s important to thoroughly research the best ways of financing it. When you’re looking for a mortgage, you have the choice between dealing directly with your bank or going to a mortgage broker. Exploring the pros and cons of both choices will give you the information you need to make the best decision for your situation.
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12 Ideas To Save For A Down Payment

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Are you in the market for a new house, or thinking of buying one in the future? One of the first steps would be to start saving for the down payment. To qualify for a mortgage in Canada, banks require 5% minimum of the sale price as a down payment. Depending on the price of the house you want to buy that can be a substantial amount of money. 
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7 Ways To Avoid Stress When Building

Ways To Avoid Stress When Building
Building a new home can be both exciting and daunting. While it’s easy to imagine magazine-worthy images of your perfect dream home, you have probably heard more than one negative story from well-meaning friends and family about the time, work, and cost involved.
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6 Tips For Building A Green Home

6 tips when building a green home
Do you want a new home that is water and energy efficient, has excellent indoor air quality and a reduced environmental footprint? Then build green! Green home building is an expanding market, and using today’s green practices and technologies can create a comfortable home with excellent resale potential. Here are a few things to consider before you begin.
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