Hire a Builder. Buy a Lot. Sounds Simple?
Buy a lot and hire a builder. It sounds relatively simple, but if you are looking into a custom build-to-suit home in the Myrtle Beach area, it can be more complicated than that.
Having a lot is not a requirement for meeting or hiring a custom home builder. Builders like Odom Design are able to build on any existing lot you already own. But if you are looking to purchase a lot and hire a builder, it makes sense to consult a custom builder before purchasing the land. (Related: “How to Choose a Custom Home Builder“)
Benefits of Finding a Custom Builder Before You Buy a Lot
Local Building Expertise: Talking to a custom builder before purchasing a lot is helpful because some lots in Myrtle Beach have building requirements.
A local professional builder can determine if the lot you are interested in can be built upon by any builder or if it’s tied to specific neighborhood developer or builder.
A trusted builder can also identify other lot restrictions or requirements. Some lots may have restrictions about home size, style, residence height, buffer zones, and other specificities.
Consulting with a local builder can help you identify lots where it’s possible to build the home you’d like with the team you’d like.
Lot and Design-to-Build Packages: Odom Design often purchases ideal lots for our custom homes on spec. These lots are sold with design-to-build homes, simplifying the custom home process. We have spec homes in Myrtle Beach, available for a buyer to come in and customize the build.
Local Insight and Professional Relationships: If you are looking for land to build on in Myrtle Beach, meeting with a builder first can help. Odom Design watches the Myrtle Beach real estate market for lots that may interest our clients. We can refer you to the best professionals for purchasing property, acquiring a construction loan, and moving.
Consult Before You Buy
It’s not too early to consult with a custom home builder. Odom Design is happy to meet with you, answer questions, and assist you through the custom design-build process.
Whether you already have a lot or are actively looking, the design-build process can be an exciting but complicated undertaking.
Contact Odom Design to set up a conversation about your Myrtle Beach custom home.