Custom Homes in Florida
Building a luxury custom home in Boca Raton, Parkland, Coral Springs or surrounding areas is certainly more challenging than choosing a resale or a new home already build, but of course there can be the rewards of having a home that fits your exact taste and lifestyle.
To build a custom home first requires purchasing a lot, obtaining an architect to draw up plans and get approval from the city, and then a builder to construct the home. This process can range from eighteen months to two years.
There are many decisions and options available in undertaking a custom home venture, so take the time to become familiar with the widely different custom lot opportunities, builder programs, and community amenities available.
The process a custom home building usually starts by purchasing a vacant lot in a subdivision where the developer has built the infrastructure that includes all utilities, roads, common areas, and natural area open spaces.
In some communities, lots can be purchased with no time limit on when construction has to be started. Other communities have a specified time limit within which construction must start. If the developer is also building the homes, they usually start construction within a short time of the lot purchase.
The builder generally has a number of floor plans and makes modifications to the buyer requests. Some builders will allow only minor changes while others will accommodate major changes including even altering the footprint of the house.
Not Planned Communities
There are a limited amount of lots that are not in planned communities and do not have associations. A custom home can be constructed here to whatever the owner desires and only has to comply with city ordinances.
In some custom home communities, you can hire an architect of your choice to design your home and then hire a builder of your choice. In other custom home developments, the builder will bring in the architect to design and draw the plans.
There are many luxury custom homebuilders in Florida; some only build one or two homes per year while others build numerous homes per year.
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