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 [...]

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 [...]

Don’t Give Up on Your Dream Home

By |2019-05-24T17:07:53-04:00May 24th, 2019|

In our last post, “House Hunting: Are you looking for a unicorn?”, we said one way to get the house you need is to “Stop hunting and build a new, custom home instead.”  Now, you’re probably thinking, “Well, of course a design build firm would say that!”  While there are positives to designing and building [...]

House Hunting: Are you looking for a unicorn?

By |2019-05-17T12:29:07-04:00May 17th, 2019|

Have you seen house after house, but not one is just right?  Well, you might be looking for a unicorn.  No, we aren’t talking about the mythical horse-like creature!  In real estate, a “unicorn” is a home that professionals know you are never going to find because your requirements are just too strict.  Unfortunately, you [...]

Visualize Your Custom Home

By |2019-05-09T14:43:07-04:00May 9th, 2019|

Designing the custom home of your dreams is an exciting venture.  Unfortunately, explaining your vision to floor plan designers and home builders can be challenging.  Fortunately, we have a few tips and strategies to help you not only visualize your custom home, but clearly communicate that vision to design build professionals. How to visualize your [...]

The Cost to Build a House: The Importance of Good Plans

By |2019-04-04T16:08:05-04:00April 4th, 2019|

When building a custom home, not only is cost an important consideration, but time as well.  Most (dare I say, all) clients have a targeted move-in date.  Of course, this is understandable, as coordinating selling a current house, packing, and moving into a new home takes a lot of scheduling.  In the zeal to begin [...]

The Cost to Build a House: The Price of Change Orders

By |2019-03-21T18:59:51-04:00March 14th, 2019|

Once you've approved the floor plans and materials selections, custom home builders will charge for change orders.  Why?  Because changes cost time, slowing the project.  Often, they also cost money, requiring completed work to be re-done and/or more expensive materials to be purchased.  One simple way to avoid the price of change orders is good [...]

The Cost to Build a House: How Size and Features Affect Price per Square Foot

By |2019-03-11T10:46:13-04:00March 11th, 2019|

When building a new home, budget is an important consideration.  Homeowners want assurance that the builder they hire is cost-conscious and will not over-charge to construct their house.  Because of this, potential clients often ask how much builders charge per square foot to build a custom home.  Although this seems like a simple question, it [...]