Model Homes on Hilton Head Island
A) Hilton Head Island is known for high quality, one of kind custom homes drawn for the site where they are built and approved by the community’s architectural review board. Mature communities no longer have the developers’ model homes but builders and many new communities have models. If you want to build a house, you can save thousands of dollars in design fees when you have an architect or a builder modify one of their popular plans. If you already have your lot, it can take about a year to design and build a house. B) Developers provide two kinds of model homes: 1. Custom homebuilders build model homes on land they purchased from the developer. You buy a lot from the developer and it’s your choice of what approved home to build and when you build it. The builder’s models are there to make it easy for you and to show their workmanship. The quality of the models and number of builders who are participating in the model home program are a good indication of the variety and kinds of homes the community will have. 2. The developer is the builder. They build the model you choose on the lot you choose. The developer builds the models again and again with little or no variation to any model. You save money because the developer has built the house many times with low profit margins. You save time because the design process is eliminated except for your selection of colors, finishes, appliances and fixtures. This is done at the developer’s design center in just a few hours! Sometimes construction must begin within six months of purchase. Construction typically takes 4-6 months after it begins. C) A model home and new construction can help you appreciate the value of a resale home. Building a house can be difficult and time consuming. You can save hundreds of thousands of dollars when you buy a resale home because many times it cannot be duplicated at the asking price even if a comparable building lot could be found. Many homes in good locations cannot be duplicated because good lots are in short supply. Your Go Gated Agent™ can represent you in the purchase of any developer’s property and show you how resale homes compare to new homes. Broker-in-Charge Richard Kadesch is a former licensed South Carolina Homebuilder. Call Go Gated Realty™ to find the right home for you.