If you have a plot of urban or rural land near Saskatoon or Rosetown and you’re daydreaming of building a ready to move home for it, you might be wondering where to begin. The benefits of building an RTM home in Saskatchewan are many and the options for your new home are almost limitless. With an RTM home, you can have everything you want, exactly where you want it—you don’t have to sacrifice your ideal location in order to have a home with all your desired features.
To help you on your journey to your dream home, we’ve prepared a list of things you should consider when choosing the right RTM home for you:
- Your preferences and budget
Imagine your life over the course of the next ten years, and make a list of all the activities that might take place within your home in order to get clear on what kind of spaces you’ll want to host your ideal life. Like any new home build, there are countless things to consider at every step of the way, and only you can know what’s best for you and your family. So, before talking to your home builder, it’s a good idea to get really clear on the following:
- Your marital status and family size
- Your timeline—when do you want to move in to your new home?
- Your financial situation—what is your minimum and maximum budget?
- The number of bedrooms and bathrooms you need
- The feeling your want your home to evoke
- The rooms that are most and least important for you
- Your storage needs
- Your hobbies and recurring life activities
- Any special features you desire such as a garage, a deck or veranda, a basement, etc.
- Choosing a home builder
Building a home is a huge endeavor and the new home builder you work with can determine the quality of your experience. Finding a good home builder is easy, but finding the right one for you might take some time. Consider not only the skills, experience and reputation of a home builder, but also their personality and values. How do they communicate? Do they make you feel heard and supported? Can you imagine a compatible working relationship with the home builder? The best way to find the right home builder for you is to talk to a few different ones and gauge from the overall feeling or impression you get from having a conversation with them. Select a home builder who you can trust to listen to your unique needs and preferences, communicate well, and provide you with professional advice so you can make informed decisions every step of the way. Of course, we recommend that you add Greystone Homes to your shortlist as we are confident that we will impress you.
- Homestyle, size and floor plan
The size and style of your RTM house should suit your lot size, family size, lifestyle preferences, and budget. At Greystone Homes, we have a selection of floor plans available for you to choose from. These plans are customizable. We can also build to another plan that you have chosen, or create a custom-designed plan just for you. Regardless, our salespeople and skilled drafting department can help you develop a home plan that is right for you.
- Foundation – basement or no basement?
Some RTMs require development of an onsite basement before the RTM home is moved onto your lot. Others are self-contained units perfect for locations like lakes or acreages where a full basement is not desired. If you know you want a basement, it is important to consider the extra cost of the basement construction which may not be included in the price of your RTM build. Greystone Homes works exclusively with skilled and trusted tradespeople to provide you with a suitable foundation or basement for your RTM. Alternatively, we can provide you with a foundation drawing that can be used by the contractor of your choice.
- Lot and stand position
Where do you want to move the RTM home when it’s complete? Is your lot in a city, a lake town, or is it a rural farm lot? Our expertly and elegantly built RTM homes are ready to be moved and installed at the location of your choice. We have floor plans of various sizes and shapes to suit different types of land use. You can choose a floor plan with or without a garage. You’ll want to make sure that the square footage and layout of your RTM home will be well suited to your lot, and that you’ll be able to anticipate the optimal stand position, direction and aspect appropriately.
As with any new home build, there are many important factors to consider before beginning an RTM home build in Saskatoon, Rosetown and the surrounding area. Greystone Homes has established our reputation by working closely with our clients to build the custom homes they’ve always wanted. This process begins in the early planning phase with the establishment of a trusting relationship. If you’re considering an RTM home build, we want to hear your vision and help you bring it to life. Let’s start the conversation so we can show you that we are the right RTM home builder for you!