custom homeOne of the few questions you’ll be asking first when planning your new home is if you would prefer to work with a custom home builder or a higher volume home builder, likewise known as a production builder.

Both builder types are great options, and each can provide an excellent new home for you. The decision will likely rest on the number of choices you wish to have and how much design input you would like to receive during the construction process of your home.

The primary difference between a custom home builder and a production home builder is quite simple.

A production builder can build a community of homes according to a library of floor plans, each with a restricted range of options for personalization. On the other hand, a custom builder typically creates a unique home that provides a wider array of design options that are usually built on a single lot.

Here is a list of what you can expect from each type of builder.

Production Builders

The National Association of Home Builders or NAHB said that most production-based home builders offer packages that consist of home and land. They also provide a selection of house plans you can choose from. They also allow home buyers to choose their preferred design or style from a list of different product categories. Lastly, they build homes that are priced especially for luxury, move up, or first-time buyers.

Read More

How to Choose a Home Builder

home builderYou should shop carefully for your builder if you are looking to build your dream home. You want to be sure that your home is built by a reliable home builder, regardless of whether it’s a townhouse, house in a subdivision, or a custom-built home. These are some tips that will help you select a home builder.

Create a list of possible Home Builders

After you have decided on the type of house that you want, you can start to create a list.

To obtain a list from your local association of home builders, contact them.

For information on builders and projects, check out the real estate section in your local newspaper. You can learn about the builders in your area by looking through the ads and reviewing the articles. This will help you determine the type of home they are building, and what prices you can expect. You can make a list of builders that build the home you want in the price range you have.

Local agents might also be able to help you in your real estate search.

Ask family and friends for recommendations. 

Read More