We recommend visiting one of our model homes in our current communities to pinpoint the floor plan you may wish to build. While you’re there, check out our standard features so that you have an idea of the finishes that would be included. We can also customize our plans, start from scratch, or you can bring your own set of plans. When customizing, starting from scratch, or working from your set of plans, certain up-front design fees will apply.
Depending on the location of your property we will determine if we are able to build in your area. Some of the information we will need to know about the homesite you have selected is:- A plot plan that shows the lot dimensions and full address of the property- A copy of the deed restrictions to determine any neighborhood specific requirements such as masonry, roofing materials, property setbacks, fencing, and more.- Are there utilities on the property? If so, who are those providers? Or will a well, septic, or propane tank be needed?
Determining The Cost
The final cost is determined on:
(1) The floor plan you select with the level of included features.
(2) Any customizations.
(3) Optional upgrades you may choose at our design center.
(4) Costs specific to your homesite.
Some of these homesite costs could include additional foundation requirements based on the topography of your lot, utility hook-ups, fencing, and flatwork such as sidewalks and driveways. Something surprising to most people is that much of the time it does cost more to build on your own property than in a community. The reason is that in a community where we are actively building, the costs are spread across a number of homes being built at the same time. Also, for building outside one of our communities the contractors are charging extra for these trips.
We have a list of our preferred lenders that will be happy to walk you through the process and determine the best options for your needs. For building on your lot, it’s necessary to pay cash or acquire a construction loan in your name. Your lot must be paid for. If it is not, the “first draw” of your construction loan will cover the payoff of the homesite. The lender you select will answer all your specific questions.