Building a Home in a Hot Real Estate Market

With home prices soaring and options at a premium, there has never been a better time to explore building a home in a hot real estate market! Instead of participating in price wars with dozens of other folks over the same house, think about building your own custom home. By choosing to build instead of bidding on an already-built home, you can find a home design and fully customize it for you and your family. Find the house plan that meets all of your needs and budget and reap the rewards of living in the home of your dreams for years to come!

House Plan 7876
3,952 Square Feet, 4 Beds, 4.0 Baths

Now more than ever, it is expensive to buy an existing home. Outsmart the market by choosing to build your own! No more having to stretch your budget only to settle for a built home that doesn’t have everything you want, or dealing with the stress of bidding, closing, and renovating an older home. With thousands of pre-drawn house plans at your fingertips, start by picking a design from the many architectural styles and customizable options The House Designers has to offer. And as always, feel free to tell us how we can help make the process of choosing your home plan easier. Our Home Plan Advisors are ready to help you in any way that they can, including modifying a plan and helping you understand how local codes will affect your build.

Finding Your Lot to Build On

House Plan 7429
1,936 Square Feet, 3 Beds, 2.0 Baths

The first step to building a home in a hot real estate market is to find a lot. While this might sound stressful, it actually can be quite fun! Rather than rushing to offer astronomical bids on homes that aren’t exactly what you need or want, you can search for all the available lots in your target area. Many people are impatient and want a home now, even if it means settling, so it could be much easier to shop for lots depending on your market. While building your dream home will take a bit longer, you’ll have a home tailor-made for you in the end!

House Plan 9690
924 Square Feet, 2 Beds, 2.0 Baths

We have home plans for building lots of all shapes and sizes. It’s a good idea to find your lot first because it’s much easier to find a home with the features you want that fits your lot than it is to find a lot that fits a specific house. And don’t be afraid of limited narrow or awkwardly shaped lots. Typically seen in cities and urban centers, these lots can be perfect for modern homes such as THD-9690 (above). Don’t be afraid of a challenging lot?there are options for every situation.

Pick Your Perfect Style

After finding your picture-perfect lot comes the next step?choosing your home! This is the fun part of building. Start by using our Advanced Search to filter through the thousands of plans available on our site. You can choose every last detail down to the rooms, main features, and extra bonuses!

House Plan 1074
2,091 Square Feet, 3 Beds, 2.1 Baths

An absolute fan-favorite, THD-1074 (above) is a plan to consider! We took one of our best-selling designs and turned it up a notch. The timeless Craftsman elements give this plan universal appeal, and the open spaces and great common areas are perfect for bringing the whole family together. We even made a full video walkthrough of this plan to help you see the possibilities!

THD-1074 is found exclusively with The House Designers as part of our collection of America’s Choice Home Plans. Each of these very special designs includes recommended finishes that show you what products we selected for the renderings. Even if none of these house plans are what you’re looking for, you can still use them for inspiration!

Budgeting for Building a Home in a Hot Real Estate Market

The biggest question we get is how to budget for building a home. Unlike bidding that can get out of hand in this busy market, you have greater control and can stick to your financial plans when you choose to build instead. Our home plans have been designed to bring you the best quality at the lowest prices, and our best price guarantee on house plans includes plan modifications, too.

House Plan 7911
1,751 Square Feet, 3 Beds, 2.0 Baths

Discuss your ideas with a builder or one of our Home Plan Advisors. Having someone familiar with the market can help you form a better understanding of timelines, general expenses, and overall budgeting. We encourage you to get multiple builder bids and read reviews online so you can compare prices and quality. Organize everything in a spreadsheet to track costs. That way you won’t have any surprises and can know exactly where your budget is at all times.

Trying to find a home in a hot real estate market can be overwhelming, but there are lots of options including finding your perfect house plan and building the dream home you’ve always wanted!

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