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Building Process

Our Homebuilding 101 Process

The following steps are a guide through the building process. Tim O’Brien Homes finds the experience much easier when there is a clear idea of what happens next. Our commitment is to keep you informed from the first meeting to well after move in.

1

Financing

The process of securing and closing on a construction loan can take up to 30 days, depending on the lender. A New Home Consultant can assist with obtaining all necessary documents, as well as explaining the loan process.

The process of securing and closing on a construction loan can take up to 30 days, depending on the lender. A New Home Consultant can assist with obtaining all necessary documents, as well as explaining the loan process.

2

Plans

Once the new home is purchased, the process of drawing the new home begins, and then order the plat of survey. Tim O’Brien Homes will prepare all the documents required to submit for developer approval (if applicable) and for the building permit. This process will typically take 60 to 90 days to complete. Note: all structural choices (i.e., elevation, garage size, bump-outs to the footprint, window additions, etc.) must be finalized within 14 days of signing the New Home Building agreement. All non-structural enhancements (i.e., flooring and cabinet selections, plumbing and electrical changes, etc.) must be finalized within 30 days of signing the New Home Building Agreement.

Once the new home is purchased, the process of drawing the new home begins, and then order the plat of survey. Tim O’Brien Homes will prepare all the documents required to submit for developer approval (if applicable) and for the building permit. This process will typically take 60 to 90...

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3

Selections

Part of the excitement of buying a new home is selecting personalized finishes and colors. An appointment will be scheduled in our Design Studio to meet our Interior Design Specialist who will be the guide for the selections process and provide advice to make it an easy and enjoyable experience, which is completed within 30 days of the signed agreement.

Part of the excitement of buying a new home is selecting personalized finishes and colors. An appointment will be scheduled in our Design Studio to meet our Interior Design Specialist who will be the guide for the selections process and provide advice to make it an easy and enjoyable experience,...

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4

Approvals

The plan approval process can take up to 60 days. Many types of approvals may be needed before construction of the new home begins. Developer approval, zoning approval, sanitary approval, and architectural control committee approval are all needed.

The plan approval process can take up to 60 days. Many types of approvals may be needed before construction of the new home begins. Developer approval, zoning approval, sanitary approval, and architectural control committee approval are all needed.

5

Pre-Build

Before Tim O’Brien Homes can begin building, the construction loan needs to be closed as well as the lot, and the builder’s risk insurance certificate must be submitted to our office. Once the loan is funded, the lot is closed, the insurance certificate is received, and the permit in place, the new home is ready to begin.

Before Tim O’Brien Homes can begin building, the construction loan needs to be closed as well as the lot, and the builder’s risk insurance certificate must be submitted to our office. Once the loan is funded, the lot is closed, the insurance certificate is received, and the permit in place,...

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6

Build

The new home is built through the combined effort of specialists in many trades. Only our authorized suppliers, and trade contractor partners, are permitted to perform work in the new home. The New Home Consultant and Construction Manager will be the committed Team throughout the process, including a Pre-Construction Orientation, a Pre-Drywall Orientation, and a Pre-Closing Orientation. The stages of construction are as follows (approximately 4 to 6 months):

    • Foundation
    • Framing
    • Rough Mechanics
    • Insulation
    • Drywall
    • Trim
    • Finish

The new home is built through the combined effort of specialists in many trades. Only our authorized suppliers, and trade contractor partners, are permitted to perform work in the new home. The New Home Consultant and Construction Manager will be the committed Team throughout the process, including a Pre-Construction Orientation,...

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7

Move-In

Our relationship does not end when the new home is complete! We continue to offer support and advice for maintaining the new home even after move in. At the Pre-Closing Orientation, the in-house Customer Care Coordinator will be introduced. The Customer Care Coordinator will call to schedule a 60-day and 11-month review.

Our relationship does not end when the new home is complete! We continue to offer support and advice for maintaining the new home even after move in. At the Pre-Closing Orientation, the in-house Customer Care Coordinator will be introduced. The Customer Care Coordinator will call to schedule a 60-day and...

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