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What I Wish I Knew Before Building a House

What I Wish I Knew Before Building a House

Building a house is no small feat! There's a lot of planning and decision-making that goes into making your new house the perfect home for yourself and your family. There are so many things to consider before you even start —it can be both exciting and a bit intimidating.

Before the actual construction process begins, there are quite a few things you can do to prepare to ensure you build the home of your dreams. Are you looking for an alternative way to build a magnificent dream home? At Carolina Custom homes, we offer customizable modular homes that make the home building process easy.

We've gathered some of the top ideas and advice for building a home from previous homeowners for anyone thinking about building a house. Here's what they wish they had known before they got started!

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How to Buy Land and Build a Home

How to Buy Land and Build a Home

So, you've decided to build a custom modular home for the first (or maybe the fourth) time. When it comes to building a custom modular home, the design possibilities are endless, primarily when you work alongside an experienced modular home dealer like Carolina Custom Homes of Burlington.

If you're someone who has been daydreaming about a custom modular home for a while, you may be able to picture the modular home layout, colors, materials, and floor plan you want. However, there is a lot that has to happen before building your home. 

You'll have to ask yourself a few tough questions before construction, like: 

  • How much does a modular home cost?
  • Can I afford a modular house?
  • What is my home buying budget?
  • Do I need a two-story modular house for my family?
  • Am I ready for a land purchase?
  • Do I need financing options?

When it comes to these basic questions, our custom modular house designers are here to help you every step of the way. However, there is one question that only you can answer.

Let's explore how to buy land and build a home.

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Why Do Modular Homes Only Take 3-4 Months to Build?

Why Do Modular Homes Only Take 3-4 Months to Build?

One of the biggest advantages to building a modular home versus a traditional ‘stick-built’ home is something everyone can appreciate: time. While most traditionally built homes can take an average of 6-8 months to complete, modular homes allow you to move in quickly, as little as three months. That’s a huge difference, but why the time gap? Here are a few reasons why it’s faster to build a modular home.

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Can I Afford to Build a House? 3 Steps to Getting Your Money in Order

Can I Afford to Build a House? 3 Steps to Getting Your Money in Order


We’ve shared quite a bit of information regarding the actual building process at Carolina Custom Homes, but we’ve realized that folks also have a lot of questions about the necessary steps to take before they commit to the building process. So, if you’re looking forward to building your dream home, but aren’t sure how to start getting your money in order to do so, this one’s for you. Typically, whether you’re buying an existing home or are looking to build a home, getting your money sorted out should look something like this:

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The Homebuilding Process: 5 Steps to Building Your Dream Home

The Homebuilding Process: 5 Steps to Building Your Dream Home


Whether you’re a first time home builder or you’ve been through this before, the building process can feel overwhelming. Here’s the good news: everything from working with real estate agents, finding land, and choosing your floor plan can and should be simple, approachable, and even enjoyable. How? By partnering with a team who  is up front and consistent with their policies and processes. On top of giving you the freedom and enjoyment of making your dream home a reality, when you partner with the right homebuilders, you can count on:

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What Does it Take to Buy a House?

What Does it Take to Buy a House?


We hear from homebuilders and homebuyers alike that both processes can seem daunting and overwhelming when you’re just getting started. Take the mystery and anxiety out of buying a home process by getting a quick overview of the home buying process.

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First Time Homebuyer: To Build or to Buy?

First Time Homebuyer: To Build or to Buy?


You’re buying your first home and you’re trying to decide the big question: to build, or to buy?  Most first time homebuyers consider building to be too expensive, a dream too big to attain. Today we want to consider some pros of buying an existing home or building a new one.

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Choosing a Realtor: Find “the One” & Get Home Faster with These Tips

Choosing a Realtor: Find “the One” & Get Home Faster with These Tips


Buying your first home is chock full of questions:

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Realtor Spotlight - Homes by Vali and Jess

Realtor Spotlight - Homes by Vali and Jess

Today we’re going to be doing something a little different - we’re highlighting one of our top realtor relationships!  No business can be successful without good partnerships, and our relationship with Vali Paquette and Jessica Bryant at Homes by Vali and Jess has been an important factor in our growth over the last couple of years.  We sat down with the two of them and talked about their business and what it’s like working with us here at Carolina Custom Homes.

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So You Inherited Land, Now What?

So You Inherited Land, Now What?


Do you already have the deed or are you about to inherit land?

If you’re about to inherit land but the deed is not yet in your name, you’ll need to receive a transfer of ownership from the executor of the estate (who must be appointed by the court during the probate process), and you’ll need to make sure all the legal odds and ends are tied up before you make any long-term plans for the inherited estate.

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