The Differences Between Tract, Spec and Custom Homebuilders


According to the U.S. News & World Report, Georgia gained high ratings for infrastructure, fiscal stability, state economy, and living opportunity in 2021–making it one of the most desirable states nationwide.

As the population continues to grow, so does the need for more homes. Thus, with Georgia’s population projected to grow by 1.1 million between now and 2030, the demand for new construction continues to increase dramatically.

If you’re one of the many individuals beginning the process of new construction in Georgia, it is important to understand the differences between tract, spec, and custom homebuilders so you can choose the best option for your unique circumstances.

What are Tract Homebuilders?                                     

Tract or production homebuilders are developers who own large plots of land, divided into numerous smaller lots for homes to be built on. These neighborhoods can contain hundreds of houses that are typically ready for a quick close and move-in.

With a few chosen layouts, features, and design options, homebuyers have little flexibility when it comes to personalization. Despite the lack of customization, tract homes are typically cheaper per square foot and offer model homes to show exactly what a future home could look like.

What are Spec Homebuilders?                                     

Unlike tract homebuilders, spec homebuilders are completely speculative when it comes to new construction–meaning they buy land without a homebuyer in mind, speculating they can later sell a home they build on it.

This could include placing the home in a popular area or adding certain upgrades that increase the chance of a home being bought. The builder gets to choose the features and layout, and they will base the new construction on real estate trends and what they believe a future buyer may want. BC Stone does build select spec homes in certain areas, please contact our team to learn about homes we already have under construction that may be available for purchase.

What are Custom Homebuilders?                                     

Custom homes give Georgia homebuyers the most personalization, at the highest quality, all within your budget. If you are looking to find a home in Georgia with exactly what you want and determined by your needs, then building a custom home may be the perfect option for you.

Many mistakenly believe that custom home building requires a much bigger budget than buying an existing home. This isn’t always the case. When you’re in charge of the development of your home, you decide which materials, features, and styles are used in the new construction. In essence, you control the price of your new home.

Beyond the layout, color, and size of your custom home, you also control exactly where you want it to be. Whether you want to be a part of an active neighborhood near Atlanta or want the seclusion of a lot in the rural areas of Harris County, you have the freedom to select the perfect spot for your custom home.

BC Stone Homes is a custom home builder based in Georgia that offers numerous fixtures, appliances, styles, layouts, and more found in our extensive design catalog. Our homes also come with come with a standard 1-year builder’s warranty that covers clearly defined construction standards, and extended terms on most major items. And you can be confident that when you call, we’ll follow up and address your concerns.

BC Stone Homes provides extensive building and design options so you can have the room to express your imagination, all within the limits of your budget. Contact BC Stone Homes today!


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