Building a Custom Home
See all

Building a Custom Home

If you’ve always wanted a custom-designed home, then there is no better time than the present to make your dream come true, especially in Central Texas. One of the benefits of this tough, economic market is that interest rates have dropped significantly, making it much more realistic for buyers to buyers to afford a custom home.  With job creation in Central Texas at one of the highest rates in the nation, it makes Central Texas one of the most attractive destinations for home buyers.

Just because the word “custom” is in the description, doesn’t mean that it is going to be out of your price range. There are custom homebuilders who have the skill and expertise to take your needs, dreams and wish lists and turn them into an affordably priced, energy-efficient home that will suit you for many years to come.

Building a custom home in Central Texas opens up exciting new possibilities for you. A custom home gives you total control over the location of your home, the overall design, the added extras and amenities, as well as all of the interior decorating, such as paint colors and flooring. If you decide that your next home should be custom designed and built, then you and your family should be sitting down to brainstorm about what the most important features are in a new home.

Remember that your location is the most important decision that you’ll probably have to make, and most real estate professionals will stress that “location, location, location” should take precedence over everything else. Is it important that you be near particular schools or medical centers? Do you want to live close to work or is it better for you to be close to shopping? And if you should ever want to sell your house, will someone else find the location as desirable as you do? The bottom line is that the location of a home affects its value – especially when it becomes time to sell.

Your next step is deciding what type of house you’re interested in. Do you want a ranch home, with everything on one floor, a traditional two-story colonial, or something that is a mix of modern architectural creativity with a contemporary flair? Perhaps you just want a cozy bungalow with a hot tub. Do you want an open floor plan, or a home with strictly defined spaces? How many closets do you really need? (Always plan one extra closet beyond what you think you need since there is never enough storage!) What about windows, doors, skylights, and decks? And don’t forget one of the most important rooms in the house – the bathroom. How many will you require?

The kitchen is another area that can take on a whole new look when you work with a custom builder. There are so many possibilities to consider with layout, storage and appliances. Make your decisions carefully so you aren’t disappointed later on.

Once you figure out where you want to put up a custom home and some of the features that you’d like included, it’s time to choose a builder. Central Texas has several custom homebuilders and many of them have an online presence. This can help you can get an idea about the types of homes they build and if they are in your price range. (However, just remember that anything is negotiable!)

As the facts roll in, there will NEVER be a better time to build your dream home than now!! If you have decided to build your dream home in Central Texas, consider Jeff Watson Homes. With over twenty years of experience building new homes in Austin and the surrounding areas Jeff Watson has a reputation for building quality homes and providing excellent customer service. Visit the website to learn more, or join the online community on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Pinterest.