|Building on your own lot has many advantages. First, assuming that the land is buildable, you have the freedom to build the home you want, where you want, on the land you want. You can choose from a wide selection of customizable floor plans and create a signature home that matches your wants, needs and desires. In a development, a builder may not be able to accommodate customizing or even semi-customizing floor plans due to restrictions of the community or builder inflexibility, but Mitchell Homes is able to do so on an already owned lot.
When looking for a builder to consult or hire, there are four basic requirements the builder should fulfill:
- Choose a responsible builder who is financially secure. Look for a long track record of success. Mitchell Homes has built more than 2,100 homes throughout Virginia over the past 20 years.
- Choose a builder that will offer a variety of floor plans and can adapt the floor plan to the topography of your lot as well as your own needs, desires, and tastes. Mitchell Homes offers more than 30 fully customizable floor plans, or we will build from your own custom plans.
- Choose a builder that has enough buying power to ensure that you receive the best prices for high quality goods. Such savings are passed on to the consumer, including purchase prices on lumber, windows and doors, appliances, light fixtures, and flooring. Better yet, work with a builder that has a model home/design center where you can choose and coordinate your flooring, cabinetry and other options. Mitchell Homes has two conveniently located model home / design centers in Richmond and Fredericksburg where you can see first-hand all of the options available to you.
- Choose a builder that will service your new home. Make sure the builder offers a great home warranty program, which should always include a ten-year warranty on certain aspects of the structural integrity of the home. Every Mitchell Home that we build comes with a 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty®. 2-10 HBW is the oldest national company that provides ten full years of structural coverage and 2-10 HBW Warranty Services offers the BEST in customer service - a 97% satisfactory rate from homeowners!
||Living where you want, on the plot of land that you may have dreamed of for years, has become an important part of the American dream. In a culture that values individuality, self-expression, and local living, more and more people are opting to buy their land first, and then build a home on their lot. By choosing Mitchell Homes, homebuyers can save money as well as the aggravation of hiring their own architect and general contractor. We will do all the work - the plans, permits, coordination, construction, and closing. And best of all you haven’t risked your money because we don’t require that you obtain a construction loan!
By carefully coordinating plans, options, home site and location, you can design a one-of-a-kind home that will likely appraise for considerably more than its actual cost providing you and your family instant equity.