The Building Process
Pick the neighbourhood of your choice.
Find the best building lot that fits your needs. If one of out pre-designed plans is perfect, we're ready to move on if not...we will design a home that suits your needs.
Let's take your favorite building lot off the market with a simple earnest money contract. A $500 refundable deposit will be required to secure your building lot.
Sit with our designer to design the house that you want. We will begin with simple questions like: Where do you want your Kitchen in your house? In the center wrapped by living areas or situated in one of the corners? Front or back? How many bedrooms do you want? What size? How about living areas: one, two, three, or more? What are you putting into them? Our special computer aided design software can place your furniture to make sure it fits and allows for walk space. We will keep your budget in mind and give you feedback on what it all costs.
Your plan will be produced. You will be responsible for the design fees if you choose not to go forward. If you are modifying one of our plans (this is what most people do) then we will produce a full set of working drawings. If this is a completely new plan, we will present a sketch to you to make sure we are on the right track then go to working prints.
During your design process we will ask you to complete your full mortgage application.
Once we have your plan complete, you will meet with our decorator/construction manager at a specified time to complete the design process.
As soon as your working drawing is complete and fully priced, you will sit down with your Realtor to sign off on the plans and all change orders.
We will submit documentation for a city building permit.
We will submit your mortgage information, plans, specifications and change orders to your bank that will set up the construction loan.
The bank sets up the construction loan by reviewing the information that we and your mortgage company send to them. Then they send instructions to an attorney to produce legal documents required by the bank.
The legal documents are sent to your lawyer who ensures the legal title and distributes interim construction loan, if applicable.
After you have signed off your plans and change orders, you and your Realtor will schedule a time for you to meet your builder. You will then discuss final placement of your home on your building lot.
The non-refundable construction deposit is now due (usually 5% of total cost) and construction can begin.
Your home will be started as soon as we can get the crews slotted to begin.
The real fun now begins. You will be able to watch your custom home be built before your eyes. We provide you with a detailed list of our preferred vendors so you can choose your flooring, light fixtures, cabinets, lighting, plumbing fixtures, etc. We will also provide you with timelines of when we will require the various items.
We then schedule specific times for you to come out and review the process with us.
1. At the home placement
2. When the framing and planning is complete, then the electrical, heating and plumbing are installed
3. Before we put your final selections in, we will meet one more time prior to final walk through
4.Complete final walk through
Of course there will be many visits to the home during construction. All we have to do is schedule a meeting. However we must ensure that we have a safe workplace, so all site visits most be scheduled.
Final closing at your lawyer’s office. This is where the home becomes yours. Any items needing further correction will be included in the closing package. Your Realtor will then provide you with the keys to your new home.