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Working with a custom builder who also builds spec homes. Builder has 3 different choices for building a home, basic, advance, premium package. Plan is good to go, my question is, custom builder will build as agreed but they put me in one of their building package. In other words, they will build the house in my desired floor-plan and elevation, however, the package they put me (advance) comes with extra stuff I don't need. For example, ceiling design, epoxy garage floor and other fancy stonework thats included in the package. In order to reduce cost and spend money where it matters (like increasing sq footage) I've asked to remove things I don't really need, however, they didn't agree. They agreed to take some things out but the cost is very minimal. Does this makes sense? Is this normal for a custom builder to have packages even though I may not want those extra stuff? Are they really a true custom home builder or more like semi-custom home builder?

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