The Building Process
In our initial meeting we will review your desired plans, expectations, specifications, budget and home site location.
Home Site Meeting
If you already have a home site we will walk the site together to determine the building layout, slope, soil conditions and home location.
If our clients do not have a lot, we will work to find the right property for your new home.
We will help you to engage a home plan designer to work with you to draw a complete set of building plans. We have an impressive array of modern floor plans to choose from our unique Ertl Homes collection and can give you the option to change or adjust one of our plans to fit your lifestyle.
With over 25 years of experience working with hundreds of clients we can be of great assistance in helping you to determine the perfect floor plan.
The drawing plans go through various stages and you will be able to review each stage and make any necessary changes.
Specification and Budget Discussion
As the plans are being drawn we will work with you to develop a detailed list of building specifications. At this time we will also start putting together a preliminary cost estimate and make the necessary adjustments so your new home can built with your budget parameters.
Construction Agreement and Permitting
When the plans, specifications and pricing is complete we will be ready to write a construction contract. From here we will apply for the permitting of your new home.
Before your construction agreement is complete you will want to make a loan application (unless you are paying cash for the home). Initially, this can be done online, but typically is finalized with an appointment with your loan officer, so that he can answer any questions you may have, and so that you can deliver to them any necessary supporting documents. We have various recommended banks we could suggest that will give you some mortgage financing options. We recommend a client to start the pre-approval process with the mortgage company early in the process.
If you desire to use a designer to aid in your product selections we would be glad to give you recommendations of some excellent local designers. The designer will help you with the many amenity and color options you will need to select for your new home.