Selecting a Design
Determine the floor plan, exterior
type and color: stucco or lap siding, roof:
tile or composition shingles, patio area, interior:
ceiling height, rooms with crown molding, cabinets, and
tile or granite countertops. Ask your Project
Coordinator any other questions you may deem important.
If you have specific ideas for your floor plan, our Design Center can draw your plans.
When you have chosen your plan,
your Project Coordinator will set up the contract. He
will explain all the details, discuss your financing
requirements, and refers you to lenders if necessary.
When your contract, financing arrangement, and
construction schedule are completed, you will sign the
contract and an Earnest Money Deposit will be collected.
Ask your Project
Coordinator for a list of lenders
Construction Phase: Building
a home is a complex process with many phases
Phase 1 Once
Permits from the county or city are obtained, the
trenches are dug, forms for footings, and plumbing
are placed preparing for concrete pour. A thorough
inspection is done by a county or city building
Phase 2 The
framers layout and build the walls, set the trusses,
nail the roof sheeting, and lace the windows. Your
home is wrapped with a vapor barrier for moisture
protection and lath with 1” styrofoam and chicken wire.
The roof is papered and loaded with either tiles or
composition. The electrical wiring and plumbing
home passes the framing inspection stage, the drywall is
textured and prepared for
painting. After the trim, doors, crown molding and
baseboards are installed, the interior is painted.
Cabinets and countertops are finished.
interior is in the finishing process, the exterior
stucco finish is applied. Final
grading of your site, fencing and landscaping are
Phase 5 The
county or city building inspector does a Final
Inspection and a “Certificate of
Occupancy” is issued. You
will do a “Walk through” with your Project Coordinator
who explains the workings of certain items, general
maintenance issues and addresses any concerns you may