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How to Avoid a Home Building Horror Story

By |2019-08-16T12:54:07-04:00August 16th, 2019|

If you’ve talked with family and friends about wanting to build a home on your land or lot, you’ve probably heard some stories.  Unfortunately, when it comes to new construction, everyone seems to have a home building horror story about a terrible experience with a builder.  And the two most common horror stories involve time [...]

Before Building a New Home: The Planning Stage

By |2019-08-08T11:02:54-04:00August 8th, 2019|

A smooth home building project is ideal.  Clients, subcontractors, and builders are all happy when there are few issues, allowing building projects to be completed on time and on budget.  So, how do you ensure a smooth build of your new custom home?  Well, the answer to that question actually lies in what steps you [...]

How much does it cost to build a custom home?

By |2019-08-02T12:37:10-04:00August 2nd, 2019|

One of the first inquiries potential clients make when they contact us is, “How much does it cost to build a custom home?”  They are usually looking for (or at least hoping for) a straight-forward answer, either an over-all or price-per-square-foot cost.  Unfortunately, it is impossible to give a straight-forward answer.  There are numerous factors [...]

Construction Loan Financing: What is it?

By |2019-07-26T17:03:43-04:00July 26th, 2019|

In our professional opinion, one of the first steps to building a custom home on your land is to obtain financing.  We realize that applying for construction loan financing can be a stressful part of building a new home.  We also know that knowledge can help ease worries.  Because of this, we are here to [...]

What’s your REAL home building budget?

By |2019-07-19T13:13:56-04:00July 23rd, 2019|

When it comes to home building, we realize many people are cautious about sharing their top-price budget too soon.  Often, they have two budgets—the lower number they share with realtors, designers, & builders and the higher number they're actually able to spend.  So, an important question is, should you share your real budget with home [...]

Home Builders do not want all your money

By |2019-07-18T15:06:20-04:00July 19th, 2019|

Unlike the sleezy, money-grubbing image portrayed on TV, reputable home builders do not want all your money.  Let me say that again, I do not want all your money.  In fact, I often try to talk clients out of spending more money.  As a home builder who utilizes a cost-plus contract, this may sound a [...]

How to choose from home builders in Greenville (or anywhere)

By |2019-07-18T13:24:01-04:00July 18th, 2019|

If you are considering building a custom home, you have the important task of finding the right home builder.  But how do you choose from home builders in Greenville or anywhere else? Because picking the right builder is a vital step in the home building process, we’ve written about this topic before.  So, let’s take [...]

Should You Build a Custom Home or Buy an Existing House?

By |2019-06-28T13:59:20-04:00June 28th, 2019|

Whether you are choosing to move or have a life event that requires moving, there is a big choice that you must make…  Should you build a custom home or buy an existing house?  This is a very important question that requires some serious thought, as there are pros and cons to both sides.  So, [...]

House Building: Keeping the joy (and your sanity)

By |2019-07-18T16:24:53-04:00June 21st, 2019|

When discussing house building, others often comment, “How fun!”  While the house building process is exciting, it can also be stressful.  The pressure arises from the fact that there are hundreds of decisions that must be made when designing and building a custom home.  Because of this, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, losing the joy [...]

Handling Family Advice When Building a Home

By |2019-06-14T16:55:22-04:00June 14th, 2019|

With major life decisions comes advice.  Whether changing jobs, moving cities, or building a home, family will want to share their experiences with you.  Unfortunately, when it comes to new construction, everyone seems to have a story about a terrible experience with a builder.  So, how should you handle family advice when building?  Well, here's [...]