Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can you build us a house on our land, our lot, or in another neighborhood?
A: Yes. I’ll build anywhere I can get my subcontractors and suppliers to go. On your land, on a lot you own, or in any subdivision in which we can obtain a lot.
Q: We like plan X, but would like to change a few things. Is that possible??
A: Yes. We can build a plan I already have, create a plan from scratch, or tweak a plan to suit your needs.
Q: Do you offer a warranty??
A: Yes, I provide the Central Oklahoma Homebuilders Association 1-year warranty. In addition, some components of your home are covered by their own warranty, such as the furnace, air conditioner, windows, etc.
Q: Do we have to choose a plan from your portfolio?
A: No. Big, cookie-cutter homebuilders want you to choose from their stock plans and materials, and only offer changes as expensive upgrades. I have no such policy. You can choose one of the plans I have on my website, bring me a plan, or go to one of the many good home designers and choose one of their plans. You can also work up a fully customized set of plans, if you so desire. I usually advise people that there are really only so many ways to arrange the rooms of a house, so chances are good you can find a plan close to what you are looking for, then tweak it to your liking. Regardless of how you come up with the plans, I will be happy to build it.
Q: Would you be willing to trade for our house?
A: Usually not, but each situation is different. I’m happy to listen to all offers.
Q: Do you lease houses or offer rent to own houses??
A: Not usually.
Q: XYZ Builders down the way will pay my closing costs, give me $10,000 in free upgrades, and name their first-born child after me. What will you do??
A: It’s hard to convince people that you get what you pay for, and that nothing is free. I try to avoid the gimmicks, and stick with offering a good value and a quality house. If you want to believe that you are getting all that and a quality house to boot, then nothing I say can make a difference anyway. I wish you luck – you’ll need it.
Q: We’re interested in one of your houses, but are unsure of where to go from here. What steps do we need to take?
A: The first step is to talk to a loan officer at your bank or a mortgage company. See how much money you are qualified to borrow, and what your payments are likely to be. Once you are pre-approved, you can make an offer. You can even make an offer before getting pre-approved, but you will have to obtain financing anyway within a few days, so it is recommended you get pre-approved first. Regardless, you can make an offer on any house at any time by signing a contract and paying earnest money to show you are serious. Once you have paid earnest money and signed a contract, the house cannot be sold from under you unless allowed by the terms of the contract.
Q: We like one of your homes that is now under construction. Can we purchase it at this stage and finish it like a custom??
A: You bet.