Hello Barbara and Scott,
You have picked a nice area to relocate to in North Carolina. There are several good builders to choose from in the Lake Norman area. One of my favorites is Simonini Homes. You may like Classica Homes, Bealer Homes, David Weekley Homes, MI Homes, John Weiland Homes. Your choice may depend on the lot selected, your budget, and the way the builder works.
Creating your style in design, color, and function is a rewarding experience. You get to see your ideas come to a tangible result that can be enjoyed for years to come. There are many good on-line house plans to chose from- Frank Bentz, Living Concepts, Don Gardner. If you want a good local architect, then you will find no shortage of them either.
In the Mooresville area, you will find custom home neighborhoods with vacant lots and acreage for building as well. I frequently work with clients building new homes because I enjoy it as much as they do.
Robin Faison, broker
Keller Williams Realty (Cornelius)
PS: I do have a lot for sale in The Treetops at Cowans Ford in Lincoln County on the Southwest side of Lake Norman for $53,900. I have a house for sale in Mooresville for $214,400 which could be renovated.