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Preparing for Your New Home

Are you thinking about building a custom home? If you have land or are in the process of acquiring land, envisioning your dream home is the next exciting step. We're here to simplify this journey for you. Our comprehensive guide, "Building on Your Land in Lake Charles and Sulphur, LA," is designed to provide a clear path forward. Connect with us today at 337-476-5112, and we'll walk you through this remarkable process.

First Steps

First-time home buyer (home and land)
starting $138 Sqft

Before you embark on the construction of your dream home, it's important to be well-prepared. Our roadmap for building on your land starts with creating a budget, selecting your ideal floor plan, and gathering essential documents.

 

PREPARATION FOR YOUR CONSULTATION 

  • Choose a floor plan that resonates with your vision.

  • Bring property documents such as plats, cash sale records, etc.

  • Have a rough budget in mind.

  • Meet Your Building Consultant

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Schedule your consultation to explore available options.

  • Discuss potential floor plan modifications.

  • Explore features that align with your preferences.

  • Receive a Purchase Estimate tailored to your specifications.

  • Review and Confirm

Carefully review your
detailed estimate.

  • Request revisions if needed.

  • Secure your project by paying the deposit.

  • Sign the contract documents, setting the stage for the next steps.

  • Preparing Your Site Work and Making Selections

  • Our team of Design and Site Coordinators will assist you in preparing your site for construction and help you make informed decisions regarding interior and exterior finishes.

Site Evaluation

  • Onsite meeting with one of our Superintendents.

  • Confirm site access, utility placement, and driveway layout.

  • Essential for creating your blueprint's site plan.

  • Selections

  • Utilize your Look Book to prepare and complete your pre-selections packet.

  • Meet with a Design Coordinator to choose your home's finishes.

  • Permit Blueprint Set

  • Our in-house Design Team, armed with data from your Site Evaluation  and Selection meetings, will generate your first set of plans.

  • Kickstart the permitting process.

  • Finalize Your Plans, Site, and Financing

  • The final phases include securing your construction loan, finalizing your plans, and ensuring you have everything in place to commence construction.

Order Appraisal

  • Initiate the appraisal process as soon as your plans are ready.

  • Compaction Test

  • If you're raising your home site with a dirt pad, complete and submit a compaction test.

  • make informed decisions regarding interior and exterior finishes.

Close on Your Loan

  • After the appraisal is complete, close on your construction loan.

  • Share your Closing Disclosure with us.

  • Final Blueprint Set

Our Design Team will prepare the final set of plans for construction. You'll have the opportunity to review them one last time before confirming your plans and selections.

Construction Begins

With all the necessary documents in hand, your home is ready for construction. Our dedicated team will guide you through the building process.

Framing Walk

  • Collaborate with your Superintendent during the framing quality control phase.

  • Discuss next steps and address any concerns before walls are closed up.

Finishes Walk

  • Walk through your home with your Superintendent after countertops and cabinets are installed.

  • Review the progress before flooring and remaining finishes are applied.

  • Punch List Walk

  • Join your Superintendent for a thorough walk-through.

  • Create a final list of items to address before closing.

  • Resolve any issues or concerns promptly.

Closing Day

  • A final meeting with your Superintendent at your new home.

  • Review all completed items on your Punch List.

  • Receive the keys to your brand-new home!

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