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Building a home from the bottom up is one of the smartest choices you can make if you’re looking for a new home in North Carolina. The custom home building process puts you in total control of the look and feel of your new home, and can be one of life’s most rewarding experiences. The final result is a home that you’ll love to live in every day, and that you’ll always want to share with friends and family. Because you control so much of the style and design, the final cost of a new custom home on your land really comes down to what you choose to include in it.


Of course, there are base floor plans and included finishes that can serve as a starting point for understanding what your own home will cost. With Value Build Homes, you can build on your land in North Carolina starting at about $129,990  if the land you own is cleared and level.* But that cost is entirely subjective to a number of factors, including the location and condition of the land, your preferred home style, and finish level. Let’s take a closer look at what goes into the cost of building a custom home:


Base Floor Plan


It all starts with selecting a base plan. Any of Value Build Homes’ floor plans can be modified to suit your needs, but it’s important to have a blueprint to start with. Our most common build on your land plans are:


  • The Linda, with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 1,272 square feet
  • The Brunswick, with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 1,810 square feet
  • The Christine, with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and 1,768 square feet


We’ll now need to add the following costs:


Condition of Land


If we are building a home on your land, we’ll first need to determine the condition of the land and which improvements must be made before we break ground. A home must be built on land that has been cleared, graded, and prepared for construction. If your land needs improvements, there are costs associated with both the physical process of preparing the land, and securing the proper permits and licenses. Land improvements may include:


  • Survey Work
  • Land Clearing, Grading, and Pad Preparation
  • Access Road Construction
  • Onsite Septic Installation
  • Water and Sewage Lines
  • Exterior Concrete
  • Foundation Pouring
  • Lot-Specific Utilities Installation
  • Landscaping
  • Fill Dirt
  • Equipment Rental


Land improvements can range anywhere from ​​$20,000 to $50,000 or higher, depending on the variables. Value Build Homes offers a partnering program that can save you thousands of dollars on land improvements. With our guidance, you will coordinate activities like clearing, grading, well, septic, and driveways, and you can roll these costs into your construction loan, with no fees or markup from us. Contact us for more information about this program.



Permits & Fees


In order to build a new home in any location, specific permits must be obtained from the local municipality for a fee. Examples of permits and fees include:


  • Building Permits for Plumbing, Electrical, and HVAC
  • Septic Permit Fee
  • Well Permit Fee
  • General Liability Land Insurance
  • Public Water/Sewer Municipal Fees
  • Builders Risk Insurance (often included in base price)
  • Water Tap Fee


Building permits and fees in North Carolina typically cost from anywhere from $1200-$3000, depending on the county in which you build.


Finishes & Selections


The home design process is the most fun part of building new! This is when you bring your unique style and personality into your home through the selection of a wide range of finishes, materials, and custom features. Value Build Homes is a custom home builder, so you can personalize every detail of your home in our Design Centers, including:


  • Exterior Brick & Vinyl
  • Hardwood Flooring & Carpeting
  • Bathroom & Kitchen Fixtures
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Countertops & Vanities
  • Windows & Lighting
  • Stair Railings
  • Crown Molding
  • Door Fixtures
  • Alarm Systems
  • Closet Shelving
  • Ceiling Fans


Value Build Homes offers high-quality, included features in both our Classic Series homes and our Signature Series homes, and you can personalize from there. 


North Carolina Custom Home Builder



Building a custom new home in North Carolina with Value Build Homes can range anywhere $129,990-$580,990. While there is no way to give a “standard” price-per-square-foot, we hope this information helps you understand what goes into pricing any new construction home. 


If you would like a more detailed quote based on your own location needs, floor plan, and finish preferences, we can determine that quickly and easily with a short phone call or in-person meeting. To learn more, please schedule an appointment. We can’t wait to get started!


*Disclaimer: Any prices that appear in this article are general estimates, are subject to change, and will vary according to location and condition of land, floor plan, and finish level.