The Appraisal Gap: Why Does My Custom Home Cost More To Build Than My Lender’s Appraised Value?

This is a very relevant and important question to consider when getting a loan to build a custom home since lenders will typically only loan a percentage, usually 80-85%, of the appraised value of the property. The question has become even more important as record inflation has impacted the construction industry over the last few years, driving labor and material prices to historical

The Appraisal Gap: Why Does My Custom Home Cost More To Build Than My Lender’s Appraised Value?2023-05-08T14:43:25+00:00

The Ultimate Referral

Happy Clients Choose Will Steed Fine Custom Homes For Their Next Home Build – AGAIN! Maybe you are building your first home or a new home for your growing family, a vacation home or downsizing for your retirement. Different stages of life mean changing needs for you and your family. One thing that won’t change is our dedication to fulfilling the dreams and expectations you

The Ultimate Referral2019-06-05T20:24:46+00:00

Will Steed on Built-In Refrigeration – Custom Home Builder for Granbury, Fort Worth, and Surrounding Areas

When building a custom home, don’t overlook the most used appliance! Our customers often ask for advice or suggestions related to appliances. The importance of the refrigerator location and specifications can sometimes be an afterthought for customers in the design phase - leaving them with limited options. When it is considered, the upgrade to built-in refrigeration has typically been a budget-buster in the past. Built-in

Will Steed on Built-In Refrigeration – Custom Home Builder for Granbury, Fort Worth, and Surrounding Areas2018-05-18T14:00:30+00:00

Motorized Screens For Your Outdoor Living Space

The weather in Texas can mean many things. Rain one day then bright and sunny the next. You can be sure you'll enjoy every day with an elegant, screened-in porch. Motorized screens are the perfect compliment for any outdoor living space. The retractable screen allows you to maintain a visual of your surroundings without any interference. These screens serve multiple purposes including being a solar

Motorized Screens For Your Outdoor Living Space2017-06-29T16:15:18+00:00

Will Steed’s Quality Contractors Build Quality Homes In Bella Ranch

When working with Will Steed Homes, you will have peace of mind knowing only the best contractors in the industry have been hired to build your custom home. Contractors are a crucial piece of the home building puzzle. We believe contractors representing the Will Steed name must reflect Will Steed Homes' values and quality standards. We recently built a custom home in Bella Ranch, a

Will Steed’s Quality Contractors Build Quality Homes In Bella Ranch2016-10-27T14:59:46+00:00

Not Just For Wheelchairs: The Beauty of Accessibility

Designing and building an accessible home is a journey, one which requires education, patience and compromise. Our goal was to build an affordable one-story lake house that was both beautiful and comfortable for visiting family or friends who are burdened in some way with a disability. As my mom is in a wheelchair, I am sensitive to the needs of those with handicaps and passionate

Not Just For Wheelchairs: The Beauty of Accessibility2016-10-27T14:59:46+00:00

1830s Barn Designed Into Will Steed Home!

This 1830s barn from Rotterdam, New York was restored and repurposed with the vision of Will Steed Homes and Heritage Barns. What once was a forgotten barn was transformed piece by piece into a timeless home reminiscent of yesteryear. The original barn had the right size and character needed to create a homeowner's dream. The original barn featured posts and beams that were hand hewn

1830s Barn Designed Into Will Steed Home!2016-11-18T17:50:15+00:00

A Home’s Blessing

Recently, one of our homeowners had some friends and family gather to bless their new home. They prayed for the workers and the family, wrote lots of scripture from the Bible on the walls, and had a great time of fellowship. Will Steed Homes believes in the power of prayer and was honored to be a part of this special occasion.  

A Home’s Blessing2016-10-27T14:59:46+00:00

Glen Rose Custom Home Builder

Will Steed Homes is your choice for a Glen Rose Custom Home Builder. Whether it's the tranquil living or great schools that bring you to Glen Rose, Texas, you have many great neighborhood choices to choose from! In Falcon Ridge Estates, the large red barn sits at the entrance into the winding neighborhood with 1+ acre lots. However, if you are looking for country

Glen Rose Custom Home Builder2020-02-11T22:16:07+00:00

Luxury Country Homes

The exclusive Terra Bella subdivision in Westlake offers so much for homeowners looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Westlake has the scenic natural beauty that draws those who value picturesque landscapes, dotted with lazy rivers and fish ponds. This is the epitome of a quaint Texas town, complete with neighbors who look out for each other and numerous

Luxury Country Homes2016-11-08T21:47:56+00:00

The Will Steed Homes Difference – Building in a Better Environment

At Will Steed Homes we take pride in what we do and it shows in every detail of the building process for your new home. On all of our job sites, you will find a clean safe environment that not only makes it easier for you to view your new home’s progress but it also makes it a better place for our people to work. Some

The Will Steed Homes Difference – Building in a Better Environment2016-10-27T14:59:46+00:00

Cedar-Clad Overhead Doors

Many homeowners now have steel overhead doors on their garage. These are actually very durable, long-lasting doors and require very little maintenance over the years. They are difficult to damage and will keep the contents of your garage very secure. The problem for many people who own a beautiful home is that these are not visually appealing. Steel overhead doors are sturdy but not too

Cedar-Clad Overhead Doors2015-01-22T21:23:46+00:00

Back Yard Addition, Deerwood Forest in Fort Worth

Since Texas has so much warm, lovely weather, many homeowners are installing an outdoor kitchen, fire place, or other outdoor structures to enhance outdoor living. We recently installed a Cedar Pergola in a homeowner’s backyard. These are so versatile. You can place your outdoor furniture under a pergola and enjoy partial shade. If you’d like more, then grow morning glory vines, trumpet vines, or grapevines

Back Yard Addition, Deerwood Forest in Fort Worth2016-10-27T14:59:46+00:00

Remodel in Pecan Plantation, Granbury

Recently, at Will Steed Homes, we were asked to create a lovely, spacious handicap-accessible bathroom that had a contemporary look and feel. As the population ages, more Americans find themselves in need of services like these. We accepted the challenge and began work on a design for the homeowners. Once we presented the design to them, a few minor adjustments were made, and then we

Remodel in Pecan Plantation, Granbury2016-10-27T14:59:46+00:00

Will Steed Featured Signature Home

Will Steed Homes has taken Prairie Style to a whole new level with this gorgeous 4,188 square foot home. This beautiful baby features a stainless steel and glass staircase and balcony railings, along with an all tile foyer and staircase, stained concrete first floor and nail down solid oak flooring upstairs. Inside are so many high-end features that it’s hard to mention them all. The

Will Steed Featured Signature Home2019-10-10T21:02:40+00:00

Building a Custom Equestrian Home in Weatherford and Whitesboro

Building a Custom Equestrian Home in Weatherford or Whitesboro? Weatherford is a beautiful place to build a gorgeous Equestrian Home. Land prices there are still very reasonable and you’ll find plenty of acreage available. This quaint town has been named the “Peach Capital of Texas” but it is also known as the “Cutting Horse Capital of the World”. When Ambrose B. White and his family

Building a Custom Equestrian Home in Weatherford and Whitesboro2016-10-27T14:59:47+00:00

Custom Home Building Trends in Fort Worth, TX

Custom homes are all about choosing unique features that exemplify the owner’s taste and personality. Certain trends come and go over time though. One popular trend that has been around for a few years is “going green”. In building custom homes, this can mean anything from the use of sustainable woods for flooring to adding solar panels. Custom home building trends in Fort Worth, TX

Custom Home Building Trends in Fort Worth, TX2016-10-27T14:59:47+00:00

Building Technologically Advanced Homes in Granbury

Homeowners today are really excited by all the new advancements in Smart Homes. With numerous innovative features, building technologically advanced homes in Granbury could be a smart move for you and your family. The latest technologies include all types of creative systems to regulate everything from security to lighting. Security & Automation If you’re looking for exceptional safety and security for your family, then there

Building Technologically Advanced Homes in Granbury2014-09-19T17:35:41+00:00

Will Steed Homes Voted A Best Builder for 2014

Hood County News (HCNews), has just announced the winners of their annual contest for home builders in Hood County. They have selected Will Steed Homes as the Best Builder for 2014, runner up. They used various criteria to determine their selection, along with surveys from local residents. Many residents of Hood County listed some of the reasons why they chose Will Steed Custom Homes, a

Will Steed Homes Voted A Best Builder for 20142014-09-15T16:09:39+00:00

Build a Better Lake Home

If you’re looking to build a better lake home then you may already know the important features to search for. Some homeowners do plenty of research before starting to build and some just go into it with no idea what they want. One thing that most gorgeous lake homes have in common is an abundance of usable outdoor space. Normally a lake home will have

Build a Better Lake Home2019-10-10T21:06:11+00:00

New Home in Highland Ranch Estates Aledo, TX

If you’ve been searching for a New Custom Home in Highland Ranch Estates Aledo, TX, then you may already know that Aledo is the perfect small town. Recently, they celebrated 50 years of being incorporated but the town was actually established in 1882. Aledo is Growing! A few years ago, the town embarked on a major project … the building of a new and modern

New Home in Highland Ranch Estates Aledo, TX2016-11-08T21:22:44+00:00

Brashier Home Testimonial

Brashier Custom Home Builder Testimonial Mountain Lakes Subdivision Bluff Dale, Texas

Brashier Home Testimonial2016-06-08T16:15:24+00:00

An Energy Comparison

One thing that we take very seriously at Will Steed Homes is our energy efficiency rating. We put a great deal of thought into building homes that make use of all possible energy savings features. We believe this is one of the things that sets our homes apart from others. A custom home built by Will Steed will not only be beautiful, but it will

An Energy Comparison2016-10-27T14:59:47+00:00

Airplane Hangars by Will Steed Homes

Granbury has a couple of communities with airstrips, Pecan Plantation and Nassau Bay. We’ve just recently completed work on an airplane hangar in Pecan Plantation. This is a 50x60 weld-up metal building, insulated, with metal sheet siding on the inside. It features a 45' Schweiss hydraulic awning hangar door and polyurethane floor covering. The hangar is heated and cooled and even includes a Big Ass

Airplane Hangars by Will Steed Homes2016-10-27T14:59:47+00:00

The Difference is in the Details – Dryer Vents

You'll see a difference the moment you step into a Will Steed Home. We are even particular about our vent dryers. Our dryer vents are set up to be very efficient and reduce lint problem just like the one in this video clip.  

The Difference is in the Details – Dryer Vents2018-05-21T13:48:27+00:00

Another Happy Client:
Client Recommendation for Granbury Builder

Will Steed Homes is fortunate to have the best clients around. Our goal is to exceed your expectations, and at the end of the process, you know that the right builder was selected. When the Sparrows started the building process, they began by interviewing 5 local builders in the Granbury area. Our experience proved to put us above the rest. Will Steed Homes is grateful

Another Happy Client:
Client Recommendation for Granbury Builder

Keep Your Family Safe—With A Safe Room

There is nothing more precious to each of us than our families. Their well-being and safety is our highest priority. And that's what having a home represents: safety and well being. Our homes shelter us from the weather, and keep our selves and our possessions from being threatened by bad people. Or do they really? All too often we read about violent weather that rips

Keep Your Family Safe—With A Safe Room2016-10-27T14:59:47+00:00

We Give You An Outlet—For Your USB Devices!

With an ever-growing selection of techno-gadgets that are coming into our homes, odds are there is an electronic device around you at all times. Smart phones and tablets are not trends anymore: they are part of our lives and will only get more prevalent. And regardless of what kind of geek you are (or aren't), we all know how frustrating it is to look for

We Give You An Outlet—For Your USB Devices!2016-10-28T13:10:44+00:00

Plumb Perfect: This is How We Do It!

If you ever listen to the radio here in North Texas, you always hear ads for foundation repair companies...between our weather extremes, expansive soils, and poor workmanship that abounds here, foundation slabs have a lot to contend with. But there's another issue that can be a homeowner's nightmare: slab leaks caused by plumbing issues that go undetected as water piping is placed below the slab

Plumb Perfect: This is How We Do It!2016-10-27T14:59:47+00:00

What Makes Will Steed Homes Unique?

Will Steed Homes is a builder of fine custom homes - ranging in price from $200,000 to $2,000,000 - who specializes in providing the homeowner with a full-custom experience from start to finish. We also do large-scale remodels to update and/or expand homes to suit the changing needs of a buyer or family. Our company philosophy is the primary quality that sets us apart from

What Makes Will Steed Homes Unique?2016-10-27T14:59:48+00:00

Will Steed Homes Honored

Will Steed Homes has been honored by the residents of Hood County and beyond, being voted among Best of Hood County for 2012. This is an annual contest sponsored and run by the Hood County News and includes categories such as best realtor, best insurance agent, best restaurant - and best builder. Will Steed Homes is a custom home builder founded in 1999 by Will

Will Steed Homes Honored2012-10-11T13:16:25+00:00
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