Saturday, March 25, 2017

Village Builders New Office Location

Village Builders is moving its offices from the Old FireHall in Creemore to the industrial Park on the 6th Line of Clearview just south of Collingwood.

The move is part of an overall plan to centralize Village Builders in the area to serve our large customer base and to allow a little more flexibility.

We enjoyed buying and renovating the Old Firehall on 3 Caroline St East in Creemore, we have been in that location for the past 8 years but everything must change as the nature of the construction industry is always changing.

Our new offices are at 2682 concession 6th North and are still in the township of Clearview.

The new location offers far more parking and storage for our large trucks, garbage bins and equipment that simple wasn't available at the current location in the heart of Creemore. It also allows us more parking for our customers and suppliers.

Nothing is changing with the area that we service or the company as a whole only the actual location of our offices. We are not leaving the Creemore area as several of our employees and I (Rob Abbott) live in Creemore so nothing changes for the servicing of our customers we currently have in the Village.

For the first 29 years of the company existence it had its offices out of the Owners house Doug until the business drastically outgrew his humble office expanding into 2 other rooms in the house. In 2008 we made the decision to buy the Old Firehall and renovate it to create our offices. This helped grow and expand the company to its current size.

Now it is time for Village Builders to change with the times and become more centralized and flexible.

We look forward to serving you with your renovation and custom home building needs.

Rob Abbott
Village Builders Inc.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

With A Soaring Real Estate Market Now Is The Time To Build A Home

The real estate market in the Georgian Triangle has been like a run away train, prices for houses are only going up, up, up. There is no end in sight at the moment to how high the prices are going to rise.

Even though it's early in the spring the market has stayed high throughout the winter with very little coming on the market, anything that does come on the market that is priced accordingly sells almost immediately.

There are several different factors to this, one of them being that there is a lack of inventory of houses, this helps create the rising prices that you are seeing and in many places bidding wars for houses. When people have little choice they are forced to settle on what is available and not what works best for them and their family.

Even if the market only goes up marginally this summer the current cost of homes is making it almost impossible for a lot of people on smaller budgets to buy anything in the area.

There is another option, if you are invested in staying in the area awhile then you should think about building a custom home. A custom home doesn't have to be a monstrous thing worth millions of dollars. You can build yourself a smaller house that is well built and well planned out.

The price difference from building a new custom home compared to buying a used one on the market has never been close with custom homes always being a lot more expensive. But with today's run away real estate market the gap has closed considerably. The cost between the to two of them (depending on were you decide to build) might only be a couple of presentage points more for the new custom home. That means that a new home could cost you only 5% more then buying a resale home.

That's shocking when you think about it, one is a used home and one is a brand new home made and tailored to you the homeowners, tailored to your needs and wants. If you related that to cars that would be like you having to buy a used car for the same price that you can buy a brand new car made just for you and with a warranty.

If you are scanning the internet and are fed up with not being able to find something to buy then maybe you should start looking around for a piece of property to build a new home. It could be the best investment that you ever made.

If you are thinking about building a custom home regardless of the size send me an email and we can talk about finding you a place to build and a house plan that works for you.

Rob Abbott
Village Builders Inc.