(And Highlight Homes Can Help Get You Through the Front Door)
In light of a less-than-stellar economy and a roller coaster ride of a housing market during the past few years, treasure abounds throughout much of Atlanta in the form of bank-owned land and home sites many builders wish to have off their books. By going on a treasure hunt and purchasing a lot at bargain basement prices, you may find yourself with more to spend on the construction of a one-of-a-kind luxury custom home. By selecting a firm that offers both design and construction services – not only is the process far simpler than hiring a separate architect and builder, but you may find also yourself with more control over all of the elements that will make up your future dream home.
Highlight Homes of Georgia is a premier design/build firm that understands how important a house can be to a family. Far more than just a shelter, a house is a place where memories are made and happiness grows. Each room is so much more than four walls and a door – a living room may represent the family game night battlefield, a window seat on the stairs could really be the storybook nook, a kitchen might be more of the burgeoning chef’s workspace, and a bathroom may serve as the future pop star’s practice chamber. Life happens in every room of the house, and – since every family is unique – we feel your home should be, too. Highlight Homes’ talented team of designers and builders will work closely with you throughout every step of your custom home project to make sure your visions are being met. We are extremely proud of our solid reputation for providing excellent customer service and exceeding expectations, while staying on target with regard to timing and budget. We pride ourselves in being a Green Builder, and have certifications from the National Association of Home Builders Green Building Program, Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design for Homes, Energy Star, Earth Craft Home, and the U.S. Green Building Council.
If you wish to purchase land on which to build a custom home, here are a few factors to consider:
- Location, location, location – Try not to get too wrapped up in the incredible DEAL you could get on a plot of land and think practically. Keep in mind important factors such as area schools, commute to work, medical facilities, water and sanitation, property taxes, flood plains, etc…
- Do Your Homework – In the event that you find an awesome bargain on a builder’s home site within a nice neighborhood, make sure that your concept of a custom home fits with the Home Owners Association’s Bylaws and Guidelines.
- Can You Dig It? – If you envision a home with a basement, make certain the lot is basement-friendly. Does it drain well, or will you have to contend with a flooded basement every time it rains? Is the building site sloped so you can have windows in your basement?
Seem a bit daunting? Don’t worry! Highlight Homes can even help you find the ideal lot on which to begin building your home. We can meet with you to discuss your wants and needs, as well as budgetary restrictions. While we begin our quest for your new home site, you can begin putting together a special scrapbook of many of the elements you wish your dream home to contain. Pour through home décor magazines, search the internet, draw your own renderings, snap photos of other homes around town, etc… Once we’ve found the perfect lot, a Highlight Homes’ architect will sit down with you to look through your scrapbook , learn about your family, and develop a strong sense of what you are hoping for from your new home. He will then take this knowledge back to his drafting table to develop truly distinctive house plans custom made to fit your family. When you approve of the plans, an estimate of construction costs will be developed and – once approved – construction can begin. Highlight Homes will take care of the acquisition of the necessary permits and the execution of inspections so that the construction phase goes smoothly from start to finish. Depending on the size and scope of your custom home, once the permits are obtained you could begin moving in within 6 to 12 months and start making memories right away.
Highlight Homes welcomes the opportunity to become your family’s custom homebuilder. We invite you to learn more about us by visiting our website at www.highlighthomesga.com. When you’re ready to schedule a meeting, our team can be reached by calling 678-873-9234, by e-mailing email@example.com, or by filling out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you soon!