BW - Morrow County Updated
Sep 20, 2022 Building a Custom Home

Building a New Home in Morrow County

So, you’re thinking of building a new home in central Ohio? Morrow County is a great place to start. Wayne Homes has all the information you need to start your journey to your new home in Morrow County. The first step in building a new home in Morrow County is to determine your budget.

What is your buying power?

The affordability of living in Morrow County is less than the US average, ranking 86.8 with the US average being 100. That’s great news, but how much is it going to cost to build in Morrow County? There are many factors, including the cost of land, excavation, and which floor plan you choose. However, almost anything is possible once you define your buying power. In order to do that, you need to get pre-approved for financing. Our preferred lender, Premier Bank, knows the ins and outs of the Wayne Homes process and they are well qualified to get you qualified for a new home! Simply contact Premier Bank to get started, and you will be pre-approved before you know it.

Contact Premier Bank to get pre-approved for financing.

Where do you want to build in Morrow County?

If you don’t already have land, you’ll need to purchase a homesite. Since Wayne Homes is a custom on-your-lot builder, your next step towards home will be identifying your land. A good place to start is by working with a licensed Realtor, like our preferred real estate partner in the area, Jodie Monebreak.

guide for choosing a home site

However, you absolutely can start a land search on Zillow or Redfin on your own to identify potential home sites in Morrow County. You’ll just need to work with an attorney to finalize the deal if you choose to not work with a Realtor. Wayne Homes’ helpful guide to Choosing a Home Site will give you all the details you need to navigate finding land in Morrow County. One neighborhood to check out in Morrow County for available lots is Candlewood Lake, a beautiful gated recreational community that offers both vacation and full-time real estate. This community’s amenities include fishing, boating, waterskiing, tubing, kayaking, paddle boarding, biking, tennis, pickle ball, nature trail walking, and swimming at the beach or in the heated pool.

Why should I choose to live in Morrow County?

Morrow County is experiencing a lot of new growth, creating opportunities for families and businesses looking to call Morrow County home. If you like small-town or rural living, with easy access to larger cities, Morrow County is for you. The villages of Cardington, Chesterville, Fulton, Johnsville, and Mt. Gilead combine history with community partnerships to thrive now, and in the future. Area attractions include Mt Gilead State Park, Clearfork Reservoir, Morrow County Park District, Hot Air Balloon Rides, Airplane Rides, and Bunker’s Mill Winery. Public school districts in Morrow County include Cardington, Highland, Mount Gilead, and Northmor.

Which Wayne Homes floor plan should I choose?

Camden II, Fairfield, Annapolis, Charleston II

There are many Wayne Homes floor plans being built in Morrow County, but the most popular floor plans include the Camden II, Fairfield, Annapolis, and Charleston II layouts. These floor plans range in size from 1652 square feet to 2714 square feet and from ranch-style to two-story. However, the right floor plan is more about you than what others are building. The best way to determine what works best for your style, budget, and lot is by visiting a Model Center. The closest Wayne Homes Model Center to Morrow County is our Delaware location. The two next closest Model Centers are Newark and Ashland. Remember, after you meet with a New Home Consultant at one of our locations, Wayne Homes is available to do a complementary home site evaluation for you! This will help you further narrow down your land choices before you make the purchase.

We hope this gives you the information you need to get started on your journey to a new home in Morrow County with Wayne Homes.

Do you have questions about building a new home in Morrow County? We have answers! Contact us today.

About Wayne Homes

Wayne Homes is a custom homebuilder in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and West Virginia (see all Model Home Centers). We offer more than 50 fully customizable floorplans and a team dedicated to providing the best experience in the home building industry. For more information, Ask Julie by Live Chat or call us at (866) 253-6807.

Disclaimer: The details of this blog are accurate as of the publish date, but are subject to change.

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