Custom Home Building, Floor Plan Design Process, Model Home

The Value of a Single Level Custom Home Building

Living in Myrtle Beach, we are seeing a continual uptick in the real estate market.  With many states taxes rising, the situation is opposite in South Carolina.  It is beyond affordable to live here.  We are seeing many empty nesters and retirees making the trek down the southern way to find relief for their golden years and maximize their estate plan.  There are some things to consider when designing and planning your custom home.

 

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One is living space.  Trends the past few years have moved the Master Bedroom to the bottom floor.  Mom and Dad have not wanted to go the way of stairs every day.  With increased age though, many don’t desire stairs at all for an option.  Back pain, and increased difficulty with mobility is something many are beginning to think about.  No one thinks much about it when healthy and young, but take care of an aging parent and you will know how limiting gatherings and living on upper floors can become a simple no go.  Even now one of the major things my family considers before attending any event is understanding the layout of the venue.

In our latest design consideration, Suriano Homes founder, Tom Suriano has created something that the people moving into our area that are calling for.  They are  desiring something different than most of the big custom communities are doing.  Below is our newest Model Home in Waterbridge, a custom home community in Myrtle Beach.  “The Heather”, a 2400 square foot single level coastal cottage ranch style home is fitting the need of many new home lookers.

Advantages include, all living spaces on one floor, no stairs to contend with, still a generous sized home that can include bedrooms or office/study that can give a varied living space to meet many needs.  The home boasts a 2 car garage and a generous porch that can be adjusted to be an all season room, screened or open porch.

Some people do desire more of a yard for the reason that they are used to living in a non-HOA community or a more rural area.  One thing to consider is also the yard work necessary to maintain the whole home and lot.  Older age means that much will have to be contracted out.  This can be expensive when dealing with spreading mulch, in-season yard work and general maintenance.  Having simpler and smaller sized lots for many is not a downside, but an advantage.

 

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The video below is an update on our “Heather” plan in motion.  The demand for single story/ranch style homes are on the increase for the retirement home or long term investment purchase for many people in their empty nest phase of life.  Additions that can be modified on this plan can include adding a simple bonus room above the garage. This does allow for stairs, but again, it will be only for storage and perhaps a bathroom for guests.  It doesn’t necessitate much in the way of going up and down stairs regularly.

“The Heather” Click to see video of our single story Model Home

If you are interested in learning more about a smaller home but still having a custom feel, come by our model home at 1131 Fiddlehead Way in Waterbridge and someone on our sales team can show you through our “Heather” plan on lot 75 and you can see if this type of custom home is for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Opportunity, Uncategorized, Waterway Palms Plantation

New Waterfront Custom Home Ready For Forever Family!

 

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Suriano Homes is excited to offer a great lot/custom build combo opportunity in a beautiful Intracoastal Waterway Community. Located in Waterway Palms Plantation; a gated waterfront community in Myrtle Beach; this home will boast: open floor plan with grand foyer; 2 Up and Down master suites with walk in closets: 5 bedrooms and 4 full baths; 2 car garage, storage room, and a large 2nd floor loft area; open deck upstairs and covered porch underneath; all including being situated on a scenic waterway for tranquil living. The community has a private boat landing and available boat storage to boot. One of the most reasonable HOA’s in Myrtle Beach ($103 per month), and a world class amenity center with amazing clubhouse, pool and tennis court. Waterway Palms Plantation offers easy access to shopping and restaurants at the Market Commons as well as Coastal Grande Mall, Broadway at the Beach, as well as entertainment venues throughout the area and of course, THE BEACH! Waterfront living at an affordable price.

Click the video for a visual experience on Waterway Palms Plantation and lot 318

Waterway Palms is within the Carolina Forest area and features custom homes of two distinct styles. In Waterways Palms you’ll find either homes in the popular Charleston style colorful row houses that are narrow, with 2 or 3 stories, blooming courtyards, wrought-iron railings, and trellised balconies, or custom homes in the Low Country style which are wider, 1 or 2 stories tall, and more elegant. Beautiful gazebos are scattered throughout this Intracoastal waterway neighborhood where you can sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Waterway Palms is included in the award winning school district of Carolina Forest and is in close proximity of the major highways of 17 and 31, as well as Hwy 501 which provide easy access to all locations and events in the Grand Strand.

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Suriano Homes Custom Saturday’s

Suriano’s Model Home is always open on Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  1131 Fiddlehead Way Directions To Model Home

A great time to visit our custom home community is often on Saturday.  We have a wonderful staff that will great you, take you through our custom tour of one of our Model Homes and then you can take your time perusing through the neighborhood. Take a walk through the amenities center, pool, and playing courts.

We have a map of the community, floor plans pre printed for your viewing and several houses in the works that you can go by and visit.

Take a look at this short video and enjoy the community in a time where you may not have to be rushed after work or on a break.  Hope to see you soon!

Custom Home Building, Types of Home Building, Uncategorized

Home Builders “Type/Class” of Houses

At Suriano Homes, we deal with many potential home owners that expect a new home buy to be much like a used home purchase.  Find the neighborhood, find a house and move in.  But not all home building is the same.  By same I don’t just mean same quality of product and house value, but I mean “types” of homes built.  Once we exchange our hello’s, I often try to gauge what neighborhood the interested home owner desires to be in and then I see what they know about custom homes building in general.  Suriano Homes is a custom home builder.  I define that below with the other two types of home building.  Spec Home Building, Tract Home Building and Custom Home Building all have their pro’s and con’s and are quite different.  Lets compare and contrast the three types of home building below:

SPEC HOMES – The term “spec” is short for speculative home for sale. Builders, even custom builders sometimes build homes for sale with no particular buyer in mind. … An experienced builder will know what people like and are willing to buy. Some builders specialize in spec homes.

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Tract housing –  also known colloquially in the United States and Canada as cookie-cutter housing, is a type of housing development in which multiple similar homes are built on a tract of land which is subdivided into individual small lots.

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A custom home – is a one-of-a-kind home that is designed for a specific client and for a particular location. The custom home builder may use plans created by an architect or by a professional home designer. Custom homes afford consumers the opportunity to control layout, lot size, and accessibility.

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At Suriano Homes, we have many opportunities to custom build your dream home.  It may take a little more time than a turn key spec home or a tract home that is manufactured quickly with very similar traits from home to home, but the rewards are well worth it.  It will be unmistakably “your” design.  Your touches on granite, cabinetry, flooring, window choices, roof color, landscaping, appliances, fixtures, etc.  Knowing the difference between the three “types” of home builds can save you time and energy because typically neighborhoods fall into these categories as a whole (not always).  For instance in our new custom home community there are eight featured builders (Waterbridge), but we also from time to time have several spec homes for sale.  Be educated in the difference and that will help you know how to address each builder you talk with!

WATERBRIDGE

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Not all communities are equal.  Waterbridge, located in the Carolina Forest community, is a 10 minute drive to the ocean yet as it is set back in natural beauty surrounded by  over 80 acres of lakes gorgeous pines and hardwoods and top level amenities.  It has easily become Myrtle Beach’s premier custom home development.  Take a look and see what is so special about this unrivaled neighborhood in our short 1 minute video.