Building is a great way to get the home you want. It can be fun and exciting, but the stakes are very high, and if you haven't done it before, it can be a little stressful. You will want to know that you're hiring a builder who has some homes and happy customers here. If you're here this summer, by all means take the opportunity to meet with several builders and talk about your needs. See who makes you comfortable that you're being listened to (but listen when they try to tell you that a particular idea might have downsides. "Custom homes" are thought of as homes with extra nice amenities -- but a customer who hasn't built before could want to do things in a way that aren't the best, and that could make the home harder to sell someday.
Building here isn't what it was just a few years ago. With the Eagle Ford shale boom, the demand for housing is way up, many homes are being bought before they're built, the time needed to build is much longer, and builders are also having a harder time keeping workers because there are high-paying oil jobs available for many of them.
Please give me a call or email and I'll be happy to help you get started!