FAQs

Do you only build from your Mitchell Homes floor plans, or can I provide my own set of plans for you to build?


Yes! You can absolutely bring your own set of plans to us. We will get pricing back to you as soon as possible or within 4-6 weeks. Otherwise, we currently offer 40 fully customizable floor plans with several elevation choices and thousands of options and upgrades. 

How much does it cost to build a custom home? 


Our pricing is based on locality. Mitchell Homes will build a new home on your lot in over 100 counties, cities, and towns throughout Virginia, Southern Maryland, and North Carolina.  Click to view our coverage map. In which locality do you plan to build your dream home? Complete our Info Request Form, send us an email at info@mitchellhomesinc.com or contact one of our offices.

What features are standard in the homes you build?


We’re proud to offer an extensive collection of standard features to make your new Mitchell Home eye-catching, comfortable, energy-efficient, and make your life simple. We also offer more than 11,000 options and upgrades!

Why should I choose a custom home? 


A custom home is a one-of-a-kind house that is designed for a specific client and for a particular location. Custom homes provide the opportunity to control layout, location on your land, and accessibility. 

At Mitchell Homes, we want the home building experience to be exciting and enjoyable for your family. After all, it is probably the biggest investment of your lifetime, an investment you want to protect. Click for more details on why you should choose to build custom with Mitchell. 

What is a stick-built home and why is it important? 


“Stick-built” is the term used for homes that use the traditional building method of bringing materials to the job site and assembling the entire home. Stick built homes are by far the most customizable option and build the most value and equity over time. 

Your home is an investment. In fact, it’s one of the biggest investments that you’ll ever make. Do your research and get to understand what the resale value is of modular homes vs stick-built homes in your area. While modular homes can be cheaper to build, you’ll typically find that their appreciation and resale value is much lower than a stick-built home.
 

What is the difference between a custom home and a spec home? 


A custom home is explicitly tailored to you. The process will take you through every decision, from your siding color to where your outlets are placed in your dream kitchen. Everything at Mitchell Homes is fully customizable. With over 11,000 options and upgrades, every nuance is designed to fit your specific lifestyle. 

A spec home is home without a specific owner in mind. It’s style and product options will be a blend of what the builder believes the market wants. Your ability to customize is very limited if even at all. In addition, the house will be built to code without much thought to comfort, view, or quality. 

How long does it take to build a custom home with Mitchell?


Roughly 120 days or less. Getting a standard construction loan takes longer than that. 

What sort of new home warranty do you offer?


Every Mitchell Home comes standard with a 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty. Click for more details on our warranty. 

Laman and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mitchell Homes for the fine work that you have done. We have been in our new home for 1 year and have been getting nothing but great reviews on the workmanship of our new home. We thank you for the time that you spent with us during the building and warranty period. Mitchell Homes’ staff are truly professional. Mitchell Homesis a very creditable builder, and Laman and I being first time customers with your company will recommend you to anyone looking for a custom home builder. Thanks again for your time and patience with us and the attention you have provided throughout our 1st year. May Mitchell Homes continue to grow and prosper.

Laman and Inez Smithson

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