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The Cost of Building a Custom Home in the Texas Hill Country

Posted by Vintage Oaks
07.25.14

Topics: Texas Hill Country

 

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Does your idea of a dream home fall short when you tour new-home communities? Often, the realization of what you can—but mostly what you can’t—have in a “typical” new-home community only reinforces the desire to build a custom home. Want to know the cost of building a custom home in the Texas Hill Country? As with any real estate purchase, it depends.

Costs for a custom home are going to vary wildly depending on many factors including:

  • Where you buy; some communities are going to be priced lower because of an inferior location, such as those who are uncomfortably close to a highway or in a flight path
  • The size of the lot; generally, larger lots will cost more, but, again, this depends on a multitude of factors
  • The placement of the lot; costs will be different in gated neighborhoods, or in an area with a view, but may be less if there is a noise consideration
  • The size of the home
  • The architect, the plans, the materials, and the finishes used

All told, you may end up paying more to build a custom home in the Texas Hill Country. But most people who build custom homes say that the cost is well worth it.

Another advantage of buying a custom home in the Texas Hill Country: lower operating costs than older homes. “New homes also have the most up-to-date technology and building materials,” said the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Eye on Housing. “They are more energy-efficient than older homes, which helps keep electric bills low.”

Whether you are buying land on which to build a custom home, are looking into home-lot packages, or want a resale home, location is key. Land buyers in the Texas Hill Country are drawn to masterplans like Vintage Oaks, with an array of homesites and offerings featuring some of the Hill Country’s best views and an abundance of resort-style amenities including pools, parks and ball fields, and the Tuscan-style Clubhouse. Vintage Oaks has increasingly been on the receiving end of the hot local market and is the Texas Hill Country's fastest-growing community.

For more information, visit Vintage Oaks.