Buying New Construction from the Ground Up
If you’re looking to purchase a new home, whether it’s your first or you’ll be selling your current home, you might have thought about buying a brand new home. Many new construction homeowners can list a variety of reasons they chose that option over buying a previously owned home, and there’s something extra special about the idea of a home that’s customized for you, the first-ever owner.
There are two ways to buy newly built homes: building your own house independently or buying new construction. Working with a community developer like LaMontagne Builders can make the home-buying experience enjoyable and hassle-free. We will work with you every step of the way, from your first site visit to move-in day. But what can you really expect in the process? Let’s break it down.
The first several major steps include choosing a community, getting pre-approved for a mortgage, and selecting a floor plan. Once a sales contract is in place and we have the permits to begin work, you’re just months away from your dream home.
If you live close enough to your new home’s site to make regular visits arranged ahead of time, it will be exciting to watch it all come together, from the first day the construction site is prepared and excavated. When the foundation is poured, you’ll start to visualize the beginnings of a house, but the framing is where you really see your new home take shape. The skeleton of the walls, floors, and windows are put in.
Then come the mechanics and insulation. All things related to plumbing, electrical, heating, air conditioning, and ducts are installed. Water, electric and gas utilities are connected. The building phase after that is drywalling. It’s the step in construction where you might notice the most progress. The rooms start looking like rooms.
Early on in the process, you will have visited our design center to choose your flooring, countertops, cabinets, fixtures, colors and other detail features. Those get installed during the finishing phase. Finishing also includes appliances, interior doors and trim, stair rails, and painting. It’s an exciting time to see your home and vision realized.
Inspections will be conducted along the way for quality assurance and code compliance. We will walk you through your home before the closing, and it’s a good time to notice things that need to be corrected or adjusted.
Interested in learning more? If you have questions about financing new construction, contact us for answers. We build all year long, and we are building in Hooksett! Check out our Brookview Community.