Once you’ve decided a custom home is in your future, the first step is to set up a consultation. We will meet to discuss your requirements for the school district, homesite size, special needs, and budget. We will locate a homesite and then design to maximize the characteristics of that homesite.
A Pre-Construction Agreement will need to be executed and a deposit is required to begin the design phase. Deposits are non-refundable but will be credited toward the purchase price of your new home. A deposit covers a full set of plans, engineered foundation, and geotechnical reports on soil testing.
We have a designer on staff to help you narrow down your design options. Allowances are set at levels that are typical for your home’s size & price. Keep in mind there will always be more (and less) expensive design choices. Throughout the design process, we typically discuss hundreds of design alternatives. If an item is not in the plans or specifications, it’s not in the contract price.
Once you approve the architectural plans and the budget pricing, we are ready to sign the contract! Your sales professional will prepare paperwork to place your plan and homesite under contract. Once your paperwork is finalized, you are ready to hand it over to your lender. Be sure to ask about our lender partner, who is familiar with our new home construction loan timelines.
The selection process is fun, with all the designer options available. Making timely selections is extremely important so the construction process is not disrupted. Once you’ve made your selections, our vendors will estimate pricing for you to compare to your allowances. Items will not be ordered until you approve them. Once work has commenced, any changes will result in a change order.
This is where the fun begins. It’s time to clear your lot. Once the foundation is poured, we wait through an inspection process. It’s exciting when framing starts! Then things really get moving with mechanicals, electrical, insulation, and drywall. You’ll see doors, trim, and cabinets installed. Next, the paint color you’ve chosen goes up and fit and finishes are added just in time for your builder “punch-out” and pass all final inspections.
Once we are near to completion, you will be assigned a final walkthrough. Your Construction Manager will demonstrate all the systems of the home to you and identify any items that still need to be corrected. Final paperwork will be sent to your lender. On closing day you’ll sign the paperwork and make it yours. Welcome Home!
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