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Jul
2018

5 Questions You Don’t Know to Ask, But We Know to Address

Are you ready to move into the home of your dreams? Not quite sure how to make that happen? We’re here to help. As local homebuilders, we understand what people want in our community. We understand your needs and desires; [...]

5 Questions You Don’t Know to Ask, But We Know to Address2018-08-03T11:42:40+00:00
Jun
2018

Have a Plot of Land? Now is a Great Time to Build

If you have a plot of land and are wondering what to do with it, this is a great time to turn your dream home into reality. Whatever your reason, it may be something you’ve been dreaming about for years, [...]

Have a Plot of Land? Now is a Great Time to Build2018-10-16T15:05:22+00:00
Feb
2018

What to Consider Before Choosing Your Front Door

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 Door2018-06-05T16:26:51+00:00
Feb
2018

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

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 Home2018-06-05T17:13:39+00:00
Dec
2017

The Must-Have Elements to Include in Front Porch Plans

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 Plans2018-06-05T17:14:50+00:00
Nov
2017

5 Steps to Take Before Buying a Custom Home

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 Home2018-06-05T17:16:54+00:00
Oct
2017

What to Ask for When Designing a Custom Floor Plan

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 Plan2017-11-20T17:59:31+00:00
Sep
2017

New Construction Doesn’t Always Require a Construction Loan

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 Loan2018-05-28T19:19:37+00:00
Aug
2017

How to Stay on Budget When Working with Custom Home Builders

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 Builders2018-05-28T19:18:00+00:00
Jul
2017

Pros & Cons of a Two-Story Home

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 Home2018-05-29T21:38:57+00:00
Jun
2017

6 Custom Home Wish-List Items You’ll Want

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 Want2018-05-28T14:25:09+00:00
May
2017

Kitchen Upgrades You’ll Want in Your Custom Home

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 Home2018-05-29T21:41:08+00:00
Sep
2016

How to Make a New House Feel Like Home

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 Home2018-05-29T21:42:02+00:00
Sep
2016

Custom Homes vs. Spec Homes: Which is Right for You?

There are few things as satisfying as moving into a brand new home. The house is a blank slate upon which you can create your ideal environment for the way you and your family live and the things that are [...]

Custom Homes vs. Spec Homes: Which is Right for You?2018-05-29T21:43:12+00:00
Mar
2016

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

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

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 Build2018-05-31T21:06:01+00:00
Jan
2016

Should I Use Fiber Cement or Vinyl Siding?

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

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 House2018-06-05T17:05:43+00:00
Nov
2015

Front Porch Design: Plans for Porches

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 Porches2018-06-05T17:00:14+00:00
Oct
2015

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Walk-In Closet Plan

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 Plan2018-06-05T16:58:12+00:00
Sep
2015

An Average Sized House: How Big of a House Do You Need?

If someone asks you to describe your dream home, you can probably rattle off a list of features that fill you with real estate envy. Maybe you crave big windows that admit pools of natural light, or perhaps you desire [...]

An Average Sized House: How Big of a House Do You Need?2018-06-05T19:25:28+00:00
Aug
2015

Guide to House Foundation Types

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 Types2017-11-21T09:42:14+00:00
Jul
2015

How to Install a Central Vacuum During a New Home Build

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 Build2018-05-28T19:02:41+00:00
Feb
2015

The Best Places to Build a Custom Home in Greenville, South Carolina

The city of Greenville, South Carolina is expanding at a rapid rate. New residents flock to the city by the thousands each year, drawn by low unemployment rates, countless outdoor activities, and a fair housing market. Although still much smaller [...]

The Best Places to Build a Custom Home in Greenville, South Carolina2018-10-16T15:12:20+00:00
Jan
2015

How to Turn Your Unfinished Basement into a Fat-Shredding Home Gym

Does your New Year’s resolution involve exercising more frequently? A gym membership means having to travel to the gym, which can be off-putting for many people with busy schedules. Not to mention, the crowds flooding most clubs just after the [...]

How to Turn Your Unfinished Basement into a Fat-Shredding Home Gym2017-11-20T21:44:04+00:00
Nov
2014

Buy or Build? The Home Solution that Fits Your Needs

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 Needs2018-06-05T16:00:45+00:00
Oct
2014

Madison Homebuilders’ Custom Home Building Checklist

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 Checklist2018-05-28T18:58:13+00:00
Sep
2014

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Custom Home?

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
Apr
2014

Most Popular Custom Home Upgrade Options

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 Options2018-05-28T18:52:45+00:00
Apr
2014

Popular Custom Home Floor Plans in North & South Carolina

One of the many advantages of building a home in North or South Carolina with Madison Homebuilders is our large selection of customizable house plans. In fact, we have over 45 floor plans to choose from, all of which can [...]

Popular Custom Home Floor Plans in North & South Carolina2018-06-05T19:35:34+00:00