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Everything You Need To Know About Building A Home In Western NC

Building A Home In The North Carolina Mountains

Are you thinking of Building a North Carolina Mountain Home?

  • Reasons Why You Should Build New Construction in NC Mountains now

  • I have a vacant buildable lot in Western North Carolina. I might build new construction now or maybe in a year.

  • Locate Local North Carolina Builders for your new construction

  • You might build a new NC mountain home in a couple of years.

Reasons to Build New Western North Carolina Mountain Home Now

  • Building costs have not been lower for years
  • Builders are willing to negotiate harder.
  • If you have not purchased a lot or acreage, there are some terrific buys.
  • 75-80% of all the homes currently sold less than $400K are to be built homes.
  • For current examples of to be built homes between $275K and $700K, click below. These will be built when contracts are signed.
  • $275K - 400K , $400K - 500K , $500K - 675K
  • If you see something you like and would like to see the builder’s product, email us at or call 828.553.3391 will show you the lots and examples of the builder’s work. By far, these are some of the best deals available.
  • One of these could be yours!

I have a vacant buildable lot in Western North Carolina. I may build new construction now or maybe in a year.

What do I do first?

  • Check out our local builders below
  • Interview them. Be sure to ask if they have insurance for their workers.
  • Ask to see examples of their work.
  • Once the contract is written, the builder will do all the rest.
  • Periodic payments will be paid to the builder at various stages of building.
  • Our area has many experienced builders. They can give you excellent suggestions as far as choice of countertops, floors, and paint colors.
  • Remember, your home is an investment. Choose colors and finishes that will fit in with the mountain style. When the time does come to sell, it will make it much easier.

List of Local North Carolina Home Builders

  • Apple Construction

    1600 Hwy 64 W
    Sapphire, NC 28774
  • Barber Homes

    Hwy 64 Studio 13 Laurel Terrace
    Cashiers, NC 28717
    Office 828-369-55758
    Cell 828-421-5159
  • Farrell Log Structures

    Hwy 280
    Pisgah Forest, NC
  • Fern Creek Builders

    PO Box 3288
    Cashiers, NC 28717
  • Green Mountain Builders

  • Holland Construction

    1081 E. Main St.
    Cashiers, NC 28717
  • Lupoli Construction

    PO Box 773
    269 Dillard Road
    Highlands, NC 28741
  • The Peachtree Group

    PO Box 3228
    Cashiers, NC 28717
  • Red Bird Construction

    67 Cherokee Trail
    Sapphire, NC 28774
  • Sapphire Builders


  • Sebelius Construction

  • Summit Building

    Cashiers, NC 28717
  • Sullbark Builders

    334 US Hwy 64
    Cashiers, NC 28717
  • Triad Building Company

    506 US Hwy 64 W
    Cashiers, NC 28717
    Has a nice blog.

If You Are Thinking Of Building A New NC Mountain Home In A Couple Of Years

What kind of person are you? Some folks will wait and have the builder do it all. Others can’t wait to start moving the sofa around on paper when the home has not even been built. If the second example sounds like you, do a few preliminary items and you will be glad you did.

  • Check your deed for restrictions or covenants if you are in a subdivision.
  • If your covenants are old, check with your Home Owner’s Association for a recent copy. Things could have changed over the years. Addendums may have been added.
  • Many subdivisions have minimum square footage requirements.
  • Certain sets backs will be required from the road frontage and the other sides of the lot.
  • If you had a septic permit, check to see the issue date. They are good for only 5 yrs.
  • Go to the county website to see their rules and regulations.
  • Keep in mind. Your builder will handle all these permits making it easy for you.
  • In a city, check with their planning board. Check for zoning. Highlands City Office 828.526.2118

Macon County Building

Jackson County

Transylvania County

Keep in mind, building is a complex issue, but the builder’s really do take the stress away from the home owner to be. They handle all the permitting and dealing with the county as well as the inspectors. Even though you do not need to worry about doing them, becoming knowledgeable about the process will help you understand some of their complexity and how time can affect them.

Low building material prices, lower prices per square foot and reasonably priced lots. With these three market conditions, it is an excellent time to build. Think seriously if it is something you always wanted to do, but thought you could not afford it.

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