But again, it's important not to only weigh out the differences, but once you've made the decision to custom build...do your research. There are several elements where surprises may arise and cause time delays and of course cost you more money.
There are a LOT of decisions to be made when building your own home. Everything literally has to be planned from scratch. From the size of doors, colors of walls, types of flooring, to small things like light fixtures.
Most custom home builders Lufkin TX come with basic, yet complete floor plans for you to start with. This is an easy starting point, that will help somewhat limit the decisions you have to make. So with this point, it's vital that you properly research and select an appropriate builder. They will normally all have different styles to help get you started.
Never assume the timeline will be accurate.
Better safe than sorry here. There are so many elements that can come into play that could lengthen the time to build a custom home. Your area and it's rules and guidelines, the builder itself, weather, etc all come into play.
And you'll probably end up spending more than you initially anticipated, so budget accordingly. Things can change, visions and ideas can change, which can alter your costs.