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July 26, 2019

Types of Home Builders

Investing in a new home is one of the most important if not THE most important decision you will make. It’s no wonder when comparing home builders on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; it can be overwhelming. Determining the best value can be complicated since all square footage is NOT created equal. Pricing depends on the quality of artistry, materials used, subcontractors, location, community amenities, and so much more.

There are three categories of residential home builders: Production Builders, Semi-Custom Builders, and Custom Builders. The most substantial difference is the amount of customization you can do to the home. Many buyers assume that a production home is less expensive. However, you can build in a wide range of price points for each.

Production builders have a set amount of floor plans and options to choose from. Since they are building in volume and purchasing materials in large quantities they have more buying power. In other words, they are buying in bulk and receiving better pricing. Since this is the case, it’s not usually possible to make changes to the plans or materials. With the limited selections, your home may be similar to or even the same as others in the community.

Next, are the semi-custom homebuilders, or those we refer to as “comfortably custom.” These builders allow some customization to make your family more comfortable. Some will offer more options like moving walls while others give you more choices and freedom with your design selections such as flooring, appliances, countertops, cabinets and lighting. However, since it is not a true custom home buyers usually have to sacrifice something on their wishlist.

Everyone is unique, and at Acadian Homes, we feel your home should be an inspired, one-of-a-kind work of art. While we have move-in ready homes available, we also build custom homes from the ground up. Our available homes have been designed as though they are our own with the highest quality materials, craftsmanship and with great attention to detail.

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Visit our model home in our Oak Landing community in Gulfport, MS. Learn about the variety of styles we offer, upcoming communities, and our commitment to an excellent home building experience.


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