Building A New Home

01 Decisions

There are a number of decisions to make when building a new home. Two of the first are what floor plan meets your family’s lifestyle best and what community and lot you want to live

Now the fun begins! Express yourself in choices and options that allow you to personalize your home. Richland Homes offer plenty of choices to make sure your home is the dream you’ve always wanted.

You are now ready to put it on paper, so grab a pen and start signing! Your Richland Homes Realtor will walk you through the process and details of your purchase agreement. The Realtor will collect your initial deposit of $2,500 which allows the lot and floor plan to be taken off the market while plans and selections and plans are put together.

02 Finalize Your Loan

If you haven’t settled on a lender yet, we can put you in touch with a mortgage consultant from our network lenders to discuss your situation and the loan types that are available to you.

03 Plans & Specifications

Richland Homes in house drafting team will bring it all together. Then meet with your Richland Homes Realtor for a final review of your floor plan and options.

04 The Selection Meeting

The final step as we start building your home is to meet with the Design Consultant to make selections, including cabinetry, countertops and interior and exterior paint, according to what you have specified. PLEASE NOTE: Your final selections are due within 60 days of writing your contract

05 Construction of Your Home

Construction is the builder’s job. Our talented team of local suppliers, engineers, trades and craftsmen will work in concert to build your new home. But you play an important part in the process.

One of the most important things you can do is remember to “Embrace The Unknown”. We’ve built a few homes in our day.  And the one constant amongst every new home experience, across all builders is there is a certain amount of unknown to the process.   Sometimes we discover things along that way that no one could anticipate, no matter how many homes you’ve built.  We find expecting a bit of the unknown makes for an easier transition later when whatever you weren’t expecting shows up in full force.  If we all bring our good attitudes, it will make the unknowns a whole lot more bearable.

Review the Homebuilding Stages with your Richland Homes Realtor to have a blueprint of the process.

When we get to the framing stage of construction, the balance of your $5,000 earnest deposit is due.

06 New Home Walk Through

Richland Homes will familiarize you with your new home and teach you how to maintain the home properly. In addition, the warranty program will be covered at this meeting.
A second aspect of this meeting is the ‘punch list’ where imperfections are identified and we make corrections and/or repairs before you close and move in to bring those imperfections in line with our standards.

07 Close

Here’s the day your dream is fulfilled! Your months of planning all come down to this single day when you move in to your brand new home. Before you start unpacking, you will sign a package of mortgage and closing documents. You will also need proper identification and a certified cashier’s check for your down payment and closing costs. After everything is signed and recorded, you will receive the keys to your new Richland Home.

08 Warranty

While you’ve become acquainted with your home and acclimated to your community and surroundings, our warranty team is there to ensure your home is performing up to our standards. We’ll continue to educate you on basic maintenance, explain how you can keep your home performing like new, and address any questions or concerns you may have. It is our commitment to make certain you enjoy your new home for many years to come.

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