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May
2018

How to Merge Style Preferences When Newlyweds Move in

2018-08-03T10:41:47+00:00

Moving in with your significant other can be an exciting time. It can also be filled with potential landmines. How will you adjust to each other’s cleaning habits? How will you merge your Netflix accounts? How will you divide the [...]

How to Merge Style Preferences When Newlyweds Move in 2018-08-03T10:41:47+00:00
Feb
2018

What to Consider Before Choosing Your Front Door

2018-06-05T16:26:51+00:00

You’ve secured your plot of land and now it’s time to construct your home. There are many aspects that go into this, but the first thing that often comes to mind is the first thing you’ll encounter when you return [...]

What to Consider Before Choosing Your Front Door 2018-06-05T16:26:51+00:00
Feb
2018

5 Signs It’s Time to Move Into a New Home

2018-06-05T17:13:39+00:00

Have you been dreaming of a new home? If so, you’re not alone. Statistics show we move on average every seven years of our lives. And for a good reason. It takes about seven years for our lives to change [...]

5 Signs It’s Time to Move Into a New Home 2018-06-05T17:13:39+00:00
Dec
2017

The Must-Have Elements to Include in Front Porch Plans

2018-06-05T17:14:50+00:00

What says Southern style more than anything else? Many would say it’s a classic front porch gracing the entryway. And we agree. After all, we may endure a couple months of sultry summer heat, but it’s worth it when we’re [...]

The Must-Have Elements to Include in Front Porch Plans 2018-06-05T17:14:50+00:00
Nov
2017

5 Steps to Take Before Buying a Custom Home

2018-06-05T17:16:54+00:00

Before buying a custom home, there are a number of steps to take. You want to make sure you put yourself, and your family, in the best place to succeed moving forward, both financially and without worry. Buying a home [...]

5 Steps to Take Before Buying a Custom Home 2018-06-05T17:16:54+00:00
Oct
2017

What to Ask for When Designing a Custom Floor Plan

2017-11-20T17:59:31+00:00

Few things are more exciting than constructing your own custom floor plan for building your home. In fact, you can design a home to your exact specifications. Do you want your windows facing a certain way? That’s possible. Do you [...]

What to Ask for When Designing a Custom Floor Plan 2017-11-20T17:59:31+00:00
Sep
2017

New Construction Doesn’t Always Require a Construction Loan

2018-05-28T19:19:37+00:00

Picture in your mind your dream home. What do you envision? Maybe it’s a palatial mansion on a sprawling estate? Perhaps it’s something more traditional and understated, or a cottage home nestled along the lake. Or maybe you’re looking for [...]

New Construction Doesn’t Always Require a Construction Loan 2018-05-28T19:19:37+00:00
Aug
2017

How to Stay on Budget When Working with Custom Home Builders

2018-05-28T19:18:00+00:00

The time has finally come. You’ve found your dream home! What an exciting moment. Can you picture it now? Reading in your custom librarynook. Enjoying large family meals in your dining room surrounded by the beautiful molding you’ve always wanted. [...]

How to Stay on Budget When Working with Custom Home Builders 2018-05-28T19:18:00+00:00
Jul
2017

Pros & Cons of a Two-Story Home

2018-05-29T21:38:57+00:00

When looking at a home to purchase, there are many questions you need to ask yourself. Do I like the neighborhood this house is in? Will the house require a custom floor plan or any other major home improvements? And [...]

Pros & Cons of a Two-Story Home 2018-05-29T21:38:57+00:00
Jun
2017

6 Custom Home Wish-List Items You’ll Want

2018-05-28T14:25:09+00:00

Ask a dozen people what they want out of a new home, and you’ll hear a dozen different answers. Gourmet kitchen? Definitely. High-end appliances? Yes, please. Indoor outdoor living space? Increasingly the answer is yes. […]

6 Custom Home Wish-List Items You’ll Want 2018-05-28T14:25:09+00:00
May
2017

Kitchen Upgrades You’ll Want in Your Custom Home

2018-05-29T21:41:08+00:00

It’s been said, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” Better yet, if you can’t stand the tile, the layout, the appliances or cabinets, consider these kitchen upgrades you’ll want when you move into your custom [...]

Kitchen Upgrades You’ll Want in Your Custom Home 2018-05-29T21:41:08+00:00
Sep
2016

How to Make a New House Feel Like Home

2018-05-29T21:42:02+00:00

Moving into a new home is one of the most exciting (and possibly stressful) times of your life. After all of the paperwork is signed, keys are in hand, and belongings are packed and moved, it may take a little [...]

How to Make a New House Feel Like Home 2018-05-29T21:42:02+00:00
Apr
2016

Using Land as Collateral for a Construction Loan

2018-05-28T19:14:10+00:00

While almost all home builders require a down payment to get started, Madison Homebuilders does not, with few exceptions. Madison Homebuilders builds your home on the strength of our company—so under average circumstances there is no need to even apply for a [...]

Using Land as Collateral for a Construction Loan 2018-05-28T19:14:10+00:00
Mar
2016

How to Deal with Neighbors: Is it Time to Move?

2018-06-05T17:07:16+00:00

When you moved into your current home, you may have made the decision based on the good location, the condition of the home, or a price that fit your budget. These three things sound like they have a good chance [...]

How to Deal with Neighbors: Is it Time to Move? 2018-06-05T17:07:16+00:00
Feb
2016

20 Smart Home Ideas to Use for Your Build

2018-05-31T21:06:01+00:00

What is a Smart Home? At the most basic level, a smart home is equipped with electronic devices that can be controlled remotely. A true smart home uses WiFi, Bluetooth, or similar technology to control many of the utilities and [...]

20 Smart Home Ideas to Use for Your Build 2018-05-31T21:06:01+00:00
Jan
2016

Should I Use Fiber Cement or Vinyl Siding?

2018-05-28T19:10:08+00:00

When building a home, you have a lot of choices. What many of them boil down to is whether you want a product that is cheaper now or one that will last for years to come. The siding options for your [...]

Should I Use Fiber Cement or Vinyl Siding? 2018-05-28T19:10:08+00:00
Dec
2015

What Not to Forget When Building a House

2018-06-05T17:05:43+00:00

Building a home is a complex job, and if this is your first time working with a homebuilder, you may be worried about forgetting important details. Rest assured that we’ve got lots of experience with homes of all types and [...]

What Not to Forget When Building a House 2018-06-05T17:05:43+00:00
Nov
2015

Front Porch Design: Plans for Porches

2018-06-05T17:00:14+00:00

One of the best parts of living in the Carolinas is porch season. A porch is the perfect place to make memories as a family, whether you’re admiring a view from your house at sunset, watching kids chase fireflies or [...]

Front Porch Design: Plans for Porches 2018-06-05T17:00:14+00:00
Oct
2015

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Walk-In Closet Plan

2018-06-05T16:58:12+00:00

You’ve probably never put much thought into your closet. It’s just a small space in your bedroom or hallway and if you’re used to living in an older home or apartment, stepping into the closet is only possible when it’s [...]

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Walk-In Closet Plan 2018-06-05T16:58:12+00:00
Aug
2015

Guide to House Foundation Types

2017-11-21T09:42:14+00:00

Building a home without a solid foundation is like building a house of cards in front of a blowing fan. A house foundation doesn’t need to last a long while—it needs to last forever. Before laying your foundation, take the [...]

Guide to House Foundation Types 2017-11-21T09:42:14+00:00
Jul
2015

How to Install a Central Vacuum During a New Home Build

2018-05-28T19:02:41+00:00

While installing a central vacuum system is possible in an existing home, many homeowners take the easy route and plan for this type of vacuum system when building a new custom home. By adding this amenity during the construction process [...]

How to Install a Central Vacuum During a New Home Build 2018-05-28T19:02:41+00:00
Mar
2015

How Mudrooms Save Your Home from Spring Showers

2017-11-20T21:08:49+00:00

April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring muddy tracks through your home. Save your house from the dirt and grime that spring showers bring. A mudroom acts as a barrier between the mess of the outdoors and your [...]

How Mudrooms Save Your Home from Spring Showers 2017-11-20T21:08:49+00:00
Nov
2014

What’s the Safest Way to Heat Your Home? Counting Down Home Heating Options

2018-06-07T10:38:55+00:00

As outside temperatures start tumbling downward, you may find yourself seeking indoor comforts more and more. Unless you want to spend your time shaking and shivering, you and millions of other homeowners have to choose from myriad options for keeping [...]

What’s the Safest Way to Heat Your Home? Counting Down Home Heating Options 2018-06-07T10:38:55+00:00
Nov
2014

Buy or Build? The Home Solution that Fits Your Needs

2018-06-05T16:00:45+00:00

There are many factors to consider when deciding whether to buy an existing property or to build a new home. The debate over which option is better for buyers is a real estate argument as old as the profession. We [...]

Buy or Build? The Home Solution that Fits Your Needs 2018-06-05T16:00:45+00:00
Oct
2014

How to Prep Your House for Stunning Winter Curb Appeal

2017-11-20T22:04:31+00:00

When autumn creeps in in the South, most people have their minds on football, apple cider, and pumpkin-flavored everything. The last thing anyone wants to think about is winter. As a homeowner, though, you shouldn’t wait around to prep for [...]

How to Prep Your House for Stunning Winter Curb Appeal 2017-11-20T22:04:31+00:00
Oct
2014

Madison Homebuilders’ Custom Home Building Checklist

2018-05-28T18:58:13+00:00

Building a new home is an exciting experience. However, it can feel overwhelming. There are so many decisions to be made, and many of these decisions will impact the cost of building your custom home. To help remove the difficulty [...]

Madison Homebuilders’ Custom Home Building Checklist 2018-05-28T18:58:13+00:00
Sep
2014

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Custom Home?

2014-09-24T11:43:21+00:00

Building a custom home can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Whether you choose a preexisting plan, hire an architect, or even design a home yourself, you get to hand-pick all the features you want from a new home and make [...]

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Custom Home? 2014-09-24T11:43:21+00:00
May
2014

Top 9 Things to Do in Hickory, NC

2018-06-07T10:40:07+00:00

Photo credit Nicholas A. Tanelli via CC 2.0 Hickory, North Carolina, is a town shaped by a rich history of community and craft. The creative people of Hickory’s past took advantage of local resources and pooled knowledge to make a thriving [...]

Top 9 Things to Do in Hickory, NC 2018-06-07T10:40:07+00:00
May
2014

Top Things to Do in Greenville, SC

2018-05-28T18:54:14+00:00

Burrowed in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, South Carolina combines traditional southern hospitality with stunning natural beauty, making it one of America’s newest emerging destinations. As one of the Top Ten Fastest Growing Cities in the U.S. [...]

Top Things to Do in Greenville, SC 2018-05-28T18:54:14+00:00
Apr
2014

Most Popular Custom Home Upgrade Options

2018-05-28T18:52:45+00:00

We recently shared a list of the most popular home floor plans Madison Homebuilders offers. In this post we want to share the most popular upgrade options that customers include in their custom homes. We also want to highlight a [...]

Most Popular Custom Home Upgrade Options 2018-05-28T18:52:45+00:00
Feb
2014

Fun Facts About Charlotte, North Carolina

2017-11-20T22:51:50+00:00

Welcome to Charlotte, North Carolina! Madison Homebuilders is proud to support our local community by building custom homes both in and around the Charlotte area. If you’re new to Charlotte, or considering a move to our great city, we’ve compiled [...]

Fun Facts About Charlotte, North Carolina 2017-11-20T22:51:50+00:00
Aug
2013

New Greenville, SC Sales & Design Center

2018-06-05T16:40:35+00:00

Madison Homebuilders is proud to announce that we have opened a new Sales & Design Center in Greenville, SC, serving Greenville and the Upstate area. We are tremendously excited to expand our service area and be able to provide a custom [...]

New Greenville, SC Sales & Design Center 2018-06-05T16:40:35+00:00