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5 Steps to Building a Custom Home

Posted on Apr 01, 2023 by dreeshomes

The idea of building a custom home is exciting and full of possibilities but can also be a little daunting. With so many factors to consider, you may be a little unsure of the process and exact steps involved. The where. The how. And who will make it happen. You've had a vision for your new home. Now let's bring your vision to life. Here's an overview of what you can expect when building a custom home with Drees:


1. Plan

With some custom builders, you can start from scratch with a plan that you might buy from an architect. While this allows for the ultimate in creativity, it also leaves room for budget creep and surprise delays in the timeline, since the builder has never built this particular home before.


At Drees, we encourage you to start with one of our award-winning floor plans as a base and will work with you to modify and adjust the plan so that it fits your vision. The advantage of using an existing plan as a base is that we are better equipped to give you clear estimates of costs and construction. We can also offer firm contract pricing on your home and design finishes - upfront and in writing.

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2. Finance


Many custom home builders are too small to finance construction on your behalf, so they'll ask you to secure a construction loan and to purchase your lot directly from the seller. The downfall of this is that you will have to pay on a second loan in addition to the mortgage on your current home, and you will have a lot of additional paperwork and closings on each of these transactions.


Drees has been in the home building business since 1928. We're able to buy the lot and finance construction, so you don't need to worry about a construction loan. That's a major advantage, so that you have one easy closing at the end of the process to take possession of your home and land.




Choose From an Award-Winning Portfolio of Floor Plans

With homes starting from the $900s, The Reserve at Evergreen Farm offers a star-studded floor plan list that offers unparalleled luxury and elegance. From the cozy comfort of the two-story Theodore to the spacious sophistication of the three-level Kaitlyn, there's a floor plan to suit every lifestyle. Each home is meticulously crafted with attention to detail, ensuring both beauty and functionality. And by choosing to build with Drees' Build on Your Lot team, the added flexibility to customize the floor plan to your exact needs is something you won't receive with other area builders.



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Not The Perfect Fit? No Problem.

While the allure of The Reserve at Evergreen Farm could be a great fit for your custom home future, there are even more exciting developments on the horizon with Drees Build on Your Lot. Among rare opportunities like this one, did you know you can tear down your current home and build a Drees home on your current home site? Or do you own a parcel of land somewhere in the Triangle and are interested in building a new home on top of it? We can do that too. And with impressive floor plan designs like the Ballentine, Sebastian, Branford, Champlain, Kendall, and Vanderburgh, the possibilities with Drees Build on Your Lot are brighter than ever.




See For Yourself

Ready to experience the charm of The Reserve at Evergreen Farm for yourself? Contact our New Home Specialist Julie Schall at (919) 629-1898 or jschall@dreeshomes.com to learn more about this exciting community and schedule a tour. While GPS may not yet recognize the new road quite yet, you'll simply navigate to 6000 High Rock Road, Efland, NC, and you'll find yourself at the community entrance. From there, allow yourself to be captivated by the natural beauty and unparalleled luxury that await within.


Don't miss your opportunity to make The Reserve at Evergreen Farm your new home. Contact us today to schedule your visit and embark on the journey to Orange County living at its finest.





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