You’re about to embark on one of the most exciting and rewarding journeys you’ll make in your life. At times along the way, you’ll probably feel thrilled and nervous and even overwhelmed. Not to worry. We’ve walked tens of thousands of home buyers down this path. We’re here to guide you and answer any questions you might have – including the ones you didn’t even know to ask – so you can feel confident that you’ve made a smart choice.
You're ready to begin your journey. The first step is signing the purchase agreement and submitting earnest money. Take a deep breath. You're on your way.
Consider using one of our preferred lenders and you could receive additional incentives like showroom allowance, closing cost assistance, or title policy paid.
Time to submit your initial loan application.
Within 8 days of signing the purchase agreement, you should receive your conditional approval letter from your lender.
This is the fun part! Pick out and price the options you want for your new home - from features to finishes, from cabinets to floors, and more. One of our design consultants will guide you through this exciting process.
Visit the showroom within 10 days of signing your purchase agreement.
This is your final opportunity to approve the options you've picked for your new home. Our experienced design consultants are there to help you make the best choices. Don't sweat it.
Complete this final showroom visit within 21 days and earn an additional showroom credit.
After the excitement of dreaming up your new home, you might feel anxious without another "to-do." Rest easy. While you wait, we're getting things done - like finalizing the building plans and obtaining necessary permits. It's all part of the build process.
Join your Field Manager at the pre-start meeting when we double-check that everyone is in agreement regarding the build. We know that open communication is essential to a smoother build with fewer surprises.
In this meeting we will:
Let's build your new home! There's nothing quite like the thrill of seeing your foundation poured. It's not uncommon at this stage to feel like your home looks small. Don't worry, that feeling will change as we start the frame.
After the foundation is poured, skilled tradesmen will start the frame. At this point, you'll really start to get a feel for your new home.
This is your final opportunity to review all electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems and make any necessary adjustments before drywall is installed.
As the drywall is installed, you'll start to get a much better feel for your new home living spaces.
It's not uncommon to squeal with excitement as trim, cabinets, and fixtures are installed during this phase. We won't judge.
Our Quality Inspectors evaluate every one of our homes with a quality, top-to-bottom inspection. You can feel comfortable knowing you're buying a quality-checked home.
During this meeting, your Field Manager will educate you on the operation and care of your home systems, like plumbing, electrical and air conditioning. This is also your chance to identify any items outside our model home standard that need correcting. With your Field Manager ready to tackle any issues, there's nothing to sweat here.
We'll walk through your new home with you and confirm that all of the items noted in the pre-close meeting have been addressed.
This is it! After you sign the closing documents and finalize any closing costs and down payment, your loan will be funded. Mission accomplished. Congratulations on your new home!
About two weeks after closing, you'll get to meet your Customer Service Representative, who will handle any of your concerns now that you're settled into your new HistoryMaker Home.
You may have closed on your new home, but we'll still be by your side when you need us. If you're happy, we're happy.
I enjoyed the updates on the progress of my home buying process and the options for design within the home.