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December 3, 2023

Navigating the Home Building Landscape on the Mississippi Gulf Coast: A Guide to Your Dream Home

Investing in a new home is a monumental decision—one that demands careful consideration and a keen eye for detail. The Mississippi Gulf Coast’s beautiful beaches and affordable beach towns are an enticing canvas for your dream home. However, with an array of home builders to choose from, the process can be overwhelming. At Acadian Homes, we understand the gravity of this decision and are here to guide you through the stages of building a home that reflects your unique vision.

Three Categories of Residential Home Builders

When choosing a home builder, understanding the three main categories—Production Builders, Semi-Custom Builders, and Custom Builders—can make the decision-making process more manageable.

  • Production Builders: Efficiency and Consistency – Production builders operate on efficiency, offering a set number of floor plans and options to choose from. Due to their volume-based approach and bulk material purchasing, they benefit from better pricing. However, customization is limited, and your home might resemble others in the community.
  • Semi-Custom Builders: Comfortably Custom – Semi-custom builders, or “comfortably custom,” strike a balance by allowing some degree of customization. This may include modifications like moving walls or more extensive design selections such as flooring, appliances, countertops, cabinets, and lighting. However, true customization often comes with compromises on certain wish-list items.
  • Custom Builders: Crafting Unique Masterpieces – Unlike production or semi-custom builders, custom home builders offer a high level of personalization, allowing clients to fully customize every aspect of their home, from architectural design and floor plans to materials, finishes, and amenities. With a focus on craftsmanship and attention to detail, custom home builders work closely with clients to bring their vision to life, resulting in a truly distinctive and personalized living space.

At Acadian Homes, we believe every home should be a unique work of art. Our New Home Specialist and Designer creates each home in The Emerald Series with attention to detail using different high-end materials for each home. This ensures your home will completely depart from your neighbors’ inside and out. 

Choosing Acadian Homes for Your Dream Home

Soon, you can visit our model home in the Oak Landing community in Gulfport, MS, and experience the Acadian Homes difference. Explore the variety of styles we offer, learn about upcoming professionally designed homes, and discover our unwavering commitment to providing an excellent home-building experience.

  • Available Homes: Our move-in ready homes are thoughtfully designed, embodying our commitment to quality. Explore our available homes, each crafted as if it were our own, emphasizing exceptional materials and craftsmanship.
  • Custom Homes: For those seeking a truly personalized living space, Acadian Homes specializes in building custom homes from the ground up. The calendar for these is sometimes full. Check with our New Home Specialist, share your vision with us, and let our team turn your dream into a reality.

Meet Our New Home Specialist

Our model home in Oak Landing is in the final stages of completion. In the meantime, please get in touch with Sue Siemiontkowski, our REALTOR and New Home Specialist, at 228-239-2621. Witness firsthand the quality of our craftsmanship, explore the various styles we offer, and envision your dream home on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.


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