THE HOME BUILD PROCESS

WHAT WE BUILD

  • Spec Homes – We build “Spec” homes on lots that we own.  The selection of houses built on these lots is custom tailored based upon price point as well as the geography of the lot.  All of our home plans are designed by professional architects and are vetted based upon architectural merit, constructability and cost effectiveness.  Most importantly, we select home plans which will result in you falling in love and staying in love with your home for years to come!

  • Semi-Custom Homes – We can build one of our selected home plans on your lot.   The term semi-custom means that this is not a custom home in the sense that we do not change the floorplan or elevations of the homes.   However, you will be able to select your choice of colors, textures, cabinetry, brick, rock, etc.  We can also provide you a price for custom upgrades including gas or wood fireplaces, gas appliances, custom cabinetry and much more.

Semi-Custom homes save you money and time by simplify the home building process

  • Custom Homes – We do not build custom homes.

INITIAL CONSULTATION

  • In our first meeting, we spend time getting to know you! We will discuss your budget, goals, wants & needs for your new home

  • We will review our home building process and answer any questions you may have

  • We will provide you with an estimate of the approximate price of your new home and review the next steps

REVIEW OF BUILD SITE

  • If you have a build site, we will meet with you on site to create a vision for your home location

  • Identify potential obstacles to overcome

  • If no build site has been determined, we will discuss site search criteria and help you find the right land

SELECTING THE HOUSE PLAN

  • We strive to keep the process simple! We will offer you many well thought-out designs to choose from.

  • Our goal is to meet your needs and create the home of your dreams, based on your budget, style, and preferences!

SIGN ON YOUR DREAM HOME

  • At this point, we will provide our builder’s contract for your review and signature which provides our standard general terms and conditions as well as an estimated cost to build your selected plan and lot.

  • The estimated cost does not include options which you may elect to add to the build cost during the next phase.

  • A non-refundable deposit is required upon signing the builder’s contract.

CUSTOMIZATION OF YOUR DREAM HOME

  • You will have an appointed selection coordinator to assist through the selection process — we want this to be your home, your style.

  • We offer on-line collaboration to help you select choices which customize your home to your taste.  We may also recommend that we visit vendor showrooms to clarify your selected options.

  • We also will suggest optional upgrades which will enhance your home to your taste.  Optional upgrades are available at additional cost.

  • Once you have approved your choices and any optional options, we will finalize the estimate of the build cost.

PRICING REVIEW

  • We will meet with you to present the finalized price for your new home.  The final price will vary based on the floor plan, upgrades and options you choose.

  • Once approved, we will proceed to the documents and financing stage.

DOCUMENTS AND FINANCING

  • We will provide a Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) contract, Addendum A – Builders Contract and Addendum B – Build Sheet, for your review and signature.  Once signed, we will proceed.

  • If you do not already have a preferred lender, we will recommend a lender obtain construction financing or construction to permanent financing

  • We will create and initiate construction schedule, which we will share with you

  • Lastly, we will have a pre-construction meeting with our team to begin your home

BUILDING YOUR DREAM

DETAILED SCHEDULING

  • The process of building a home has a lot of moving parts! We use Gantt Critical Path scheduling technology to ensure that every task is addressed, on time and on budget.  Our use of high-tech management technology, combined with our in-depth knowledge of the construction process, ensures timely, cost-effective and quality construction.

  • You will be able to view the schedule details and a list of tasks being performed each day in our convenient app

ONGOING COMMUNICATION

  • We know communication with clients is an important part of managing each project!

  • Our app offers an easy-to-use communication platform that simplifies discussions and logging communications.

  • You can always reach us throughout the process — via comments and messages  in the app or by calling a team member any time!

ON-SITE PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • We have exceptional experience and knowledge about the process needed for proper home construction

  • Your on-site project manager will manage scheduling, and work with our skilled craftsman to accomplish tasks in a timely manner

  • Your project manager is also responsible for quality control, inspecting the materials and craftsmanship of work performed, and guaranteeing a product that exceeds the industry standards

  • You will get regular progress updates through the “Daily Logs” feature in our app

CLOSING

FINAL WALK-THROUGH

  • This is your opportunity to inspect the quality of our workmanship, review the operation and maintenance of systems, point out any items that need touching up, and to ask us any questions about your new home.

CLOSING

  • After all the paperwork is signed, it is time to celebrate the completion of your new home. Your sales associate will present you the keys to your dream home!

  • After your close, you are ready to move in!

We are honored that you entrusted us with the construction of your home and excited to be the first to welcome you to it!

AFTER CLOSING

POST-CLOSE CHECK-IN

  • About a month after closing, your Home Care Specialist will make an appointment to check in and see how things are going in your new home.

MID-YEAR CHECK-IN

  • Once you have owned your home for about six months, your Home Care Specialist will give you a call to see if there’s anything you need from us.

YEAR-END CHECK-IN

  • After a year, we will check in again to prepare you for the end of your one-year warranty, review what’s covered by your remaining warranties and answer questions, if needed.