Process to Build a Custom Home - Custom Homebuilding - Michael's Homes

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Whether you are planning to build on your own lot, one of our lots, or in one of our subdivisions, you will start the process off by meeting with Steffron, our New Construction Representative.

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During this introductory meeting you will sit down with our New Construction Representative. The main objective for this meeting is to establish your dream floor plan, whether it be a plan from our library or ideas that you bring for our in-house Residential CAD Designer to draft up. You will also determine the features that you would like in your home, any modifications to your floor plan of choice, and where you plan on building.

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Once all features and modifications have been assessed by our estimating department, a contract will be drafted for review. Upon approval of your *binding contract there can be up to 90 days to the start of the construction phase

*Contract is binding when it is signed by all parties and earnest money is received/deposited.

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If you have any floor plan modifications you will begin to communicate with Ashley, our in-house Residential CAD designer. We strive to start this process within 30 days of the binding contract. During your communication with Ashley, prompt responses are key to not delaying the build process.

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Once your plans are finalized, your home will enter the build process. This phase includes the pre-construction items such as permitting and lot preparation. A pre-construction meeting will be scheduled between you and the builder on site around the time permits are received.

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Once we have broken ground, you will be prompted to schedule your meeting for your Selections. This is your time to shine, to make your house a home & put your personal touch on it! Jennifer will seamlessly guide you through this process. We would like to note that throughout the build process you will receive weekly updates on the status of your build to keep you informed. During this phase you will also have a series of walk-throughs scheduled with your builder. These include but are not limited to:

• Framing walkthrough(electrical/plumbing/door swings/etc.)

• Concrete walkthrough(locations for patios/sidewalks/parking)

• New home orientation(A preview of your completed home, where the builder will address any concerns & help acclimate you to your new home)

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Congratulations! You have made it though this process & have a beautifully executed home ready to be occupied! We’re so thankful you chose Michaels Homes to guide you through this process!