New custom homes signal growing demand in Harnett County

Aug 27, 2023 Cotton Farms News

Written by Kayli Thompson- Staff Writer, Triangle Business Journal 


A new custom home community with prices starting in the $600,000s is underway in Harnett County as residential growth continues to expand south from Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.

Local homebuilder Reese Construction is developing a 160-acre custom home community north of Raven Rock State Park and west of Highway 401. The community, called Cotton Farms, will have 132 homes.

The property has a Fuquay-Varina address at Deer Tail Lane, which is accessible from Christian Light Road south of Baptist Grove Road. It's about 15 minutes south of downtown Fuquay-Varina.

The homes will range from 2,200 to 3,500 square feet and have three to four bedrooms. Interior features include granite or quartz countertops and screen porches. The homes will come with two- or three-car garages. Lot sizes range from 0.57 acres to 1.46 acres.

Home plans and finishes will vary as there are 14 local custom builders involved with the community. Homes will start in the low $600,000s and reach into the $800,000s, according to Rodney Carroll, broker with Rodney Carroll Real Estate Team representing Cotton Farms.

More and more builders are moving into Harnett County to development residential communities with an eye on cheaper land costs. As a result, the areas around Angier and Lillington are being carved up for new subdivisions.

Construction on the first homes at Cotton Farms started in July and full buildout will take about five years. Presales have started and three home sites have already been sold. Carroll said if a homebuyer purchases during presales, it’ll be about nine months before they can move in. However, he said the builders plan on having at least 25 spec homes available.