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Your Starter Home Your Way

Delivering Quality and Detail for Those Looking for Smaller, More Affordable Homes
(See starter home 3-D models below...)

Custom Starter Home

Building Homes in Southern Wake County

and Harnett County

...Start with a dream and a desire and let Butler Homes' construction experts masterfully design and build your starter home. For an immediate consultation, call 919.616.6902.

Butler Homes is a Fuquay-Varina home design, construction, and home remodeling and renovation company. For those looking to build low-maintenance, high-quality, exquisitely detailed starter homes, we are your local starter home builder and home renovation specialist.

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Endless Starter Home Design Possibilities. You Dream It - We Build It Contact Butler Homes today! Call 919.616.6902

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2-Story Starter Home Model


Professional Design 


1-Story Loft Starter Home Model


Professional Design 


What is a Starter Home?

A starter home is, simply put, an affordable first-time home consisting of mostly two-bedrooms or smaller three-bedroom styles. Typically, starter homes are appealing to millennials, young couples with young children, or empty nesters who are looking to downsize. 


Starter houses are usually smaller than traditional homes ranging in size from 800 to 1,500 square feet and built with basic amenities for the convenience of homeowners. When it comes to building a starter home, they are an excellent option for those who want to own a home, but may not have the budget for larger or more expensive properties. 


Butler Homes is a specialty home builder who designs and builds custom starter homes in Fuquay-Varina and Wake County. We understand the needs of buyers and are particularly adept at building starter homes that are perfect for the millennial, young family, and empty nester demographic. Get in touch with us, and we'll be happy to answer your questions. 

Benefits of Starter Homes


Starter homes are more affordable, allowing many young families and empty nesters to own a home. Because they are relatively smaller, starter homes are often cheaper to build, resulting in lower prices for buyers. However, affordability does not mean a sacrifice in quality or amenities. We offer quality workmanship and upgrades to provide homeowners with the best possible home.

Keep in mind though that in today’s market of increased building costs and higher interest rates,  starter homes are costing more, but overall, they still provide home buyers the cheapest home option against standard three and four-bedroom homes. 

The graph below by Redfin shows starter home prices from 2012-2023.


Redfin starter homes cost graph


We design starter homes with convenience in mind. They often have open floor plans, with a good flow from one room to the next making it easier for residents to navigate them. They can also have fewer rooms, which means less upkeep and maintenance. Additionally, they are usually built in locations that are easily accessible to public transportation, downtown, schools, parks, and other amenities necessary for everyday living.



Another benefit of starter homes is the potential for resale value. Although these homes offer affordable options, they can still increase in value over time, giving homeowners a return on investment as well as providing the opportunity to move to a larger home.


- Constructing Your Starter Home -
Butler Homes Brings a Complete & Guided Process to the Design and Build

...From the initial consultation to the design phase to the final home walk-through!


Why Starter Homes Are Popular

Lower Prices

First and foremost, starter homes are often more affordable than traditional homes. This is critical, especially for young families who often have additional expenses, such as children, to consider. Starter homes are an opportunity to invest in one's future without breaking the bank.


To better understand what you can afford with a starter home, use our handy mortgage calculator to determine your estimated monthly payment.


Easier Maintenance

Starter homes are smaller, which results in less upkeep and maintenance compared to larger homes. This is especially important for busy families who do not have the time or resources to dedicate to maintaining a large home. With a starter home, they can still have a lovely place to live without too much effort.


Efficient Space

With starter homes, builders design the space for optimal use. The rooms are proportionate to their functions, with living areas and bedrooms that are usually smaller, but sufficient for everyday living. This results in a "cozier" living space that is more energy-efficient to heat and cool.


Butler Homes' quality design, craftsmanship, and attention to detail create that special home and perfect fit for you and your family to enjoy for a long time.

Steven Eisenberg, Owner

Choose Butler Homes for Your Starter Home

Butler Homes offers many advantages when it comes to designing and building starter homes.


We are often better positioned to design spaces that meet specific needs. For example, young families may have different priorities than empty nesters when it comes to room layouts, storage, and access to outdoor spaces. As a custom builder, we take these factors into account during the design process, resulting in starter houses that are a perfect fit for the intended occupants' lifestyle, personality, and home needs.

And if you are looking to remodel a bathroom, kitchen, or room, we also offer a home remodeling service providing the same expert-driven quality service. We even build dog homes for furry friends.

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