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Tips for Building a Custom Home

At Samarlin Homes, we understand that building a home can be an overwhelming process, but it doesn’t have to be. Over the years, we have helped many clients build their dream home. During our initial meeting, we frequently hear similar concerns regarding what to expect when starting this journey. We have created a guide to help ease common concerns, share our knowledge, and support clients who are considering building a new home.

Find a Builder That’s Right For You

The right custom home builder is an integral part of the success of the project. It’s important to have a builder who has experience with design and who is on-site to oversee any issues that may arise. We recommend investigating any builder’s Tarion certification, their insurance as well as their testimonials.

Set a Budget Open communication between you and the builder is key, especially with budget. Once you have set a budget, create a list of wants that include the interior and exterior spaces i.e. landscaping. This provides transparency to both parties, and allows the builder to understand what the expectations of the project are. Find the Right Property

When looking to purchase a property, be sure to do your due diligence. Not all issues are easily visible. Investigate for any potential issues that could arise such as unforeseen hazards on the lot, or any property issues pertaining to zoning by-laws.


In favourable weather, an average size house takes approximately 4 months to complete. However, there are some things that are out of a builders control, such as Canadian

weather. With that said, the start date of a project is important as unfavourable weather can cause building difficulties and delays.

Trust the Builder

When it comes to building your home, your builder should be knowledgeable, experienced and cost effective throughout the entire process. Trust that your builder will work in your best interests in completing the home you envisioned.

We hope that these tips can help in easing any concerns you may have when considering building your new home.


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