Seven Easy Steps To Owning Your New Home.
Starting a new Topsider Home is easier than you think. We offer over 50 years of expertise, from designing a house plan that meets your needs to finding a contractor and acquiring building permits. We are here to assist you every step of the way. Just follow the Seven Easy Steps outlined below. There's never been a better time to get started.
Give Us A Call
We'll guide you toward a basic design concept and house plan that meets your general design needs, building site requirements and budget. Then we will prepare a no-obligation FREE Cost Estimate, utilizing actual local area builder's costs.
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Once a design concept and budget are established, our in house design team will turn your ideas into working drawings and blueprints. These are needed to seek firm contractor bids and to obtain financing (if applicable), and the building permit. To begin this phase, you will need to make a small deposit, which in most cases will be 100% credited towards your purchase.
Once your design and architectural work is under way, Topsider Homes' construction coordination staff will discuss your project with local builders, familiarizing them with the specifics of your home plan and assisting in their preparation of competitive bids for your new home construction. Information and references on each builder will be provided to you, so that you can make an informed builder selection.
Topsider Homes will be happy to provide the contact information for lenders with whom we have previously worked. To get pre-qualified, you will need to provide the contact information to the lenders via their online "pre-qual" forms or by mail. Additionally, most lenders will also want to talk with you by phone. Once your lender has pre-qualified you, they will explain their requirements and the steps necessary to complete both the construction and permanent mortgage loans.
Topsider Homes' technical staff, consulting engineers and your builder will work together to expedite building permits and other approvals. Once technical data is submitted, building permits are almost always granted for Topsider Homes as fast, if not faster, than for conventional homes.
Order Your Topsider Home
Some clients order their homes as soon as the basic house plan and design are developed and priced. Others wait until all issues are finalized. Builder availability, weather and production lead times all enter into this decision. We work closely with clients and their builders to accommodate scheduling requirements.
Construction time for your Topsider Home will depend upon many variables, including size and complexity of your houseplan, access to and terrain characteristics of your building site, weather conditions and availability of subcontractors, and so forth. While awaiting the first house shipment most builders prepare their sites and receive advance shipment of foundation materials, so that once the structural components arrive, no time is lost. Construction of the "weather tight" shell for Topsider Homes' designs is always faster than "site built" construction.
Whether building a large or small home, our post & beam building system allows maximum design flexibility. And our in-house design staff are experts in working with clients to create unique coastal living homes.