As a homeowner, chances are that you've probably thought of building your own custom house. Luckily, there are a few routes homeowners can take to go about building their own home. The first option being to partner with a builder that is currently building in a new development. The second option is to buy an empty piece of land and then contact a builder to start construction on it.
Before you decide to sell your current home or spend a few thousand dollars on a new construction home, research how much it is to build. Each builder has their own price points based on floor plans, building materials, location, and customizations. They also offer their own unique twist, whether they build affordable and sustainable homes or their main selling point is grand and luxury homes.
The way it usually works is you pick a floor plan and from there you can make certain upgrades to customize the home to your needs. Some of these upgrades can be costly, so you can expect to spend an extra $20,000-$100,000 depending on what upgrades you make.
If you decide to purchase land and then completely design your own floor plan or make extreme modifications to one, you'll need to hire an architect. This is to make sure the house is engineered properly and is structurally sound. The national average cost to hire an architect is $4,666.
You can also decide to purchase an existing house, tear it down, and then completely rebuild. The cost to do this is going to depend on a few factors like square footage, building materials, and the upgrades you are planning to make to the new house. For a house ranging from 1,000-1,999 square feet, you're looking at $4,000 - $15,000 for demolition and $40,000 - $175,000 to rebuild. For a house that is 3,000 square feet and up, it'll be about $12,000 - $45,000 for demolition and $120,000 - $525,000 to rebuild.
For homeowners looking to partner with a custom builder, you want to do research and find a builder who has homes that fit your personality and lifestyle. Building a house is a big decision, and if you are looking to sell your current home to fund the build, you should connect with an experienced, local real estate agent who can walk you through the process.
To make it easy for you, we've listed the top 10 custom home builders in Cape Coral, Florida.
Sinclair Custom Homes
Sinclair Custom Homes builds with the intention to create homes that improve the value of the local housing market. They only use the best available materials that are stronger and more energy efficient to lessen the burden on the environment.
Sinclair Custom Homes has the quality, luxury and European craftsmanship that can only be found by this home builder in Cape Coral. They have seven different floor plans that vary in theme, to better suit a variety of homeowners needs.
Groff Home Builders
Groff Home Builders is a highly reputable builder in Florida that are known for their quality homes. As a potential homeowner, you have 30 master floor plans to choose from and endless customizable options for each of them.
Their houses start at $192,000 and go up from there. They also accept FHA loans, VA loans, and conventional financing as well as having the approval to work with 20 local and national lenders. If you are an investor or are looking to flip houses, Groff Home Builders would be happy to work with you on your next deal.
Pinnacle Building Solutions
Pinnacle Building Solutions offers an exceptional product with value-added features, ensuring a “solution” for all of its customers. The primary goal for Pinnacle is not just to build a house, but a home, in which Southwest Florida residents can be proud to build a life around. Not only do they offer custom builds, but they have land that is available for purchase as well. Currently, they have seven floorplans for single-family homes and three floorplans for townhomes.
Coral Isle Builders
Coral Isle Builders are known for their award-winning models and home features. Whether looking to build your dream home, your first home, a second home or an investment property, Coral Isle Builders has the experience and the expertise to make it happen.
During the building process, you can expect transparency with pricing and required services. Homeowners feel like they can trust Coral Isle Builders to treat them like family and not just another sale. They currently have 16 floor plans to choose from, all ranging in affordable prices, and unique designs.
Tundra Homes is a builder that specializes in custom homes and homes based on their floorplans. They understand that not all floorplans are suitable for every homeowner, which is why they give you the chance to design your own home. Also, all of their builds are the highest quality hurricane resistant and high-performance homes.
They currently have 11 floor plans that are unique and different from the others. If you are purchasing a lot to place your new home on, they include the price of your lot into the total build cost to make it easy for you.
Maronda Homes has been a family-owned and operated business for over four decades. They currently build in three communities and are going to begin building in a new one very soon. Their homes all start in the $150,000 to $180,000 range, making them affordable for homeowners that are looking to stick to a budget. Each floor plan is different than the others and offers many customizable features so you can make your home perfect for your lifestyle.
Sposen Homes is a builder that understands they need to have floor plans and homes for homeowners from all backgrounds. They have a wide variety of homes available to build starting just below $200,000 and going all the way past $500,000. With their large selection of floor plans, you are bound to find something that fits you.
They are also known for having shorter building times without compromising the quality of their homes. Sposen Homes knows how involved homeowners like to be in the building process, so they offer a web-based portal to view your construction progress & schedule.
Lauren Homes are one of the best southwest Florida builders and renovators. They offer many pre-designed floor plans ranging from $200,000 to $400,000, but they also allow customization for these floorplans. You can fully customize a home to fit your needs by moving walls, adding windows, bathrooms, and anything else you would like. They also offer a service where you can change up any of their plans or start a new home plan from scratch and build your vision of a dream home.
Frey & Son Homes
If you are a homeowner looking to build a luxury home that is bound to make jaws drop all around, you'll want to build with Frey & Son Homes. They're experts in working with clients who insist on nothing less than architectural excellence, top-quality workmanship, and responsive personal service.
Whether you are looking to purchase a lot and start from square one, or live in one of their upscale communities, you can expect a fully personalized experience from start to finish. All of their floor plans are at least 2,000 square feet, so you are investing in a spacious luxury home.
Palmer Homes of SWFL
If you work with Palmer Homes of SWFL, you can expect nothing less than the best. They guarantee to have the best in the field working on your home and using only premium materials to build your home. They specialize in luxury homes that are meant to last for years.
Currently, they have over 12 floor plans and model homes to look at so you can get an idea of what works for you. Each floor plan comes with high square footage and beautiful open living spaces. They offer many personalized options so you aren't getting a cookie-cutter version of someone else's home.
Now that you have an idea of what to expect when building your Cape Coral home, you have decisions to make. If you are selling your current home to fund your new build, consider working with Clever to do so. Clever Partner Agents can not only help people sell quickly for the best possible price, they work for a significantly reduced rate, helping sellers save thousands on commission, which can then be reallocated towards your new build.