Every custom home built in Calgary starts with turning a dream into a concrete vision, as we explained in last week’s post. After you’ve developed your dream plans into real, buildable details, it’s time to get down to the real work, and that brings us to Step 2 of building your Calgary dream home: finding a place to put it.
Finding the Right Calgary Property for Your Custom-Built Home
Your dream lifestyle almost certainly includes some requirements for your dream home’s location—custom building can give you anything you want inside your home, but there’s always location, location, location. Fortunately, Calgary and the surrounding area has a little bit of everything to offer the region’s homeowners, from the bustle of the city to the larger lots and friendly neighbors of Calgary’s outer limits and suburbs to the more rural paradise just beyond the reaches of the city’s spread.
How close do you want to be to the action? To the folks next door? How much space do you want your custom-built home to take up? Are there any special features you’re hoping for in your home or your outdoor areas that might require special permitting, or that might not be permissible inside Calgary city limits? You’ll need to answer these questions and more—possibly with the advice of professional custom home builders familiar with Calgary’s residential property rules and requirements—to determine the best location for your dream home.
Then of course, you get the joy of property shopping. Take into account that building where there’s already an existing structure will come with the costs of a demolition, while undeveloped properties may need to have power and other utility lines constructed, wells dug and tested, and so on. Where there’s a will for a custom home there’s usually a way to build it, just be aware of these hurdles while viewing and investigating potential properties.