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Owning a home is usually one of the biggest investments of a person’s life. You have several main options regarding homeownership, from buying a previously built house to having a home designed and built to fit your unique needs and style. 

So if you’re going to make the investment, why settle for living in a secondhand home?

The truth is, there are some common misconceptions about the process of building a custom home that may scare some folks away from exploring the virtually endless possibilities. In the following paragraphs we discuss and “bust” 4 common myths about building a custom home. 

Ready to go? Let’s jump in!

Myth #1: Custom Home Building Takes Too Long

Sure, building any type of home takes time when you do it right, but the misconception that building a custom home takes significantly longer than building any other type of home is just that: a misconception. 

Just like with any other construction project, the time it takes to build a custom home is dependent on a variety of factors, including:

  • Size of the home
  • Complexity of the home
  • Land it’s been built on
  • Weather / time of year

The biggest place you can save—or spend—time is in the design phase. That’s why at Vision Homes we have a very specific process that allows us to spend the time we need designing a house you’ll be proud to call home, while we’re in other phases of the construction process with other customers. 

We’ve been doing this for over 25 years, and we have our system down to a science. This means that we’re efficient and can get you into your new home quickly while maintaining the highest quality of craftsmanship. 

Want to learn more about our custom home building process? Click Here to read Home Building 101!

Myth #2: You Have To Know Exactly What You Want

The idea of designing a custom home from scratch can be intimidating to say the least. Many people think that they will be the ones responsible for bringing all the ideas to the table, but that’s not necessarily the case. 

We encourage our customers to explore and discuss what they like, what they love, and what they could do without…but we’ve been building homes in WV and PA for a long time and we know what works and what doesn’t. 

Our experts guide you through the process of determining what’s important to you, and we show you a variety of images, drawings, and floor plans that we can use as inspiration for your custom design. We can take a little something from here, a little something from there, and create a unique, beautiful, and functional home for you and your family.

Want to see how easy it is to design a home with us? Click Here to schedule a No Cost, No Obligation with us! 

Myth #3: Custom Home Builders Are Tough To Get In Touch With

Stereotypically, people in the construction industry are notorious for being difficult to get a hold of. In the past, communication issues between homeowners (you) and contractors (who are building a home for you) have caused a lot of unnecessary stress during the homebuilding process. 

With reputable homebuilders like Vision Homes, those problems simply don’t exist. We pride ourselves on being easy to get a hold of and transparent about everything that is involved in your project. This means you’ll know everything you need to know about:

  • Costs
  • Timelines
  • Materials
  • & more

And if you do have any questions we haven’t already answered, we’re just a phone call away! I mean, why else do you think our website is

But don’t take our word for it — listen to what some of our 500+ happy homeowners have to say about building with Vision Homes.

Myth #4: Building a Custom Home Comes with Hidden Expenses

Another big misconception is that custom homes are way more expensive than other alternatives and will come with hidden costs. 

This is simply false. 

When you work with a reputable fixed-price home builder like Vision Homes, you will have a detailed account of your costs and will know exactly what your investment will be. But let’s take a step back to explain the difference between a fixed-price and a cost-plus builder.

There are generally two types of home builders:

The first type is a Cost Plus builder, which basically means that you pay for the cost of materials and labor (at whatever price they can get them), plus a specified amount for the builder’s profit. With this type of builder, your expenses can vary dramatically depending on the cost of materials and labor—which for the past year has been extremely volatile.

Vision Homes is a Fixed-Price builder, which means we detail all of the materials, labor, and other expenses into a single quote or price, before you sign a contract with us. Since we give you a price that you can count on, the risk of fluctuating materials and labor costs falls to us. 

So more simply put: when you work with a fixed-price builder like Vision Homes, you’ll know exactly what you’re going to pay before we even pick up a hammer. 


These are just 4 of the many myths about building a custom home that—when you choose the right homebuilder—are simply things you don’t need to worry about. 

If you’d like to learn more about our custom home building process, or if you have any questions or myths that we haven’t covered in this article…

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation where we’ll discuss your ideas, style, timeline, budget, and more—we took forward to speaking with you!