WHY, WHAT, WHERE, HOW MUCH?

Questions? We have answers.

WHY GENUINE? — Simply stated, we build bespoke luxury residences tailored specifically for the discerning homebuyer. Sound like you? GCH understands building on your lot has many advantages. For one, you have the freedom to design your dream home, on the homesite of your choosing, with the amenities you desire. Whether your design inspiration comes from Houzz.com or a napkin sketch… we can design and build it right! Limits..? NONE. Styles..? ALL. Welcome to the next generation of custom home design and planning. 


WHAT SEPARATES GENUINE FROM OTHER BUILDERS? — At Genuine Custom Homes we are... well, GENUINE. We believe when we deliver the best possible homebuilding experience in conjunction with a quality build, our customers effectively become our marketing department. We pride ourselves on referrals from raving homeowners. Simply ask to speak with any of our previous or current homeowners and you don’t have to just take our word for it.


WHERE DOES GENUINE BUILD? — Whether already a property owner or looking to buy the perfect homesite, we can help within a 50 mile radius of San Antonio. Genuine Custom Homes are found in several prestigious communities throughout the San Antonio Metro & the Surrounding Hill-Country. Servicing: Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Hays, Kendall and Medina counties.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BUILD A GENUINE CUSTOM HOME?  — Whether planning on building a 2,500 ft², one-story or a 7,200 ft² summer home, Genuine Custom Homes has built a solid reputation by placing priority on service and quality AND value. We understand the importance of seeking out price… but before we can set realistic cost expectations for YOUR home, we’ll need to obtain a bit more information. While no two homeowners are alike, nor the site conditions presented, at Genuine we typically build homes from $200/ft² and up with most recently between $600,000 to $2,000,000 (not including the property). However, YOUR price per square foot will merely be the cost of the entire home (and all of it’s features) divided by the living footage. With custom homebuilding, EVERY homeowner we build for has a unique price per square foot due to many different factors. 


WHAT VARIABLES EFFECT PRICE WHEN BUILDING A GENUINE CUSTOM HOME? — To discuss your particular goals, may we suggest scheduling a personalized consultation (Contact us link), but here are some just to name a few:

  1. COMPLEXITY: ceiling heights, high glass %, HOA requirements, plan shape factor, topography
  2. AMENITIES: appliances, cabinetry, flooring, plumbing, roofing, windows, etc.
  3. SITE CONDITIONS: driveway ft², foundation volume, stair count & railing, permitting, utilities

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WHAT ARE GENUINE’S STANDARD FEATURES? — What all’s included? EVERYTHING you need, but not always everything you want. Surprised to hear?? Some builders try and emotionally steer buyers by showcasing $1MM+ model homes, but what if the budget is closer to $750K? Others try promoting select features or pre-set levels and pre-designed floor plans? Sound very custom? We don’t think so and why our approach is so different… At GCH, we focus on helping you maximize EVERY detail for your home without losing sight of your IDEAL budget. Just imagine how the design and details of your own custom home can be for YOUR views, YOUR trees, YOUR topography all while keeping as many of the luxury features discerning buyers like YOU want.


I HAVE A BUDGET, CAN I BUILD A GENUINE CUSTOM HOME? — Working within a budget framework? Great, most do and it’s important to share this with us early on so we can share examples of homes we’ve built (within YOUR range). Fun fact… in 2014, we built a home for $142.77/ft². How do you think building costs have been impacted since then? Well, since then our latest homeowner’s (under construction) ranged from: $201/ft² — $278/ft² and that just because we have such low overhead (no spec homes, models, sales people, etc.). Whether budget conscientious, or vision focused, we'll be working closely with the Designer to come up with a home plan that best aligns with your wants and need AND your budget. We look forward to learning about your vision, it’s our pleasure and privilege to build your dreams!

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