Mar 20, 2018 Building a Custom Home

The Wayne Process: A step-by-step guide to your dream home

Building a home is an incredible, exciting process, but one thing it isn’t, is simple. There are quite a few steps between dreaming up your ideal home and actually making it a reality. Different homebuilders may approach things their own way, but here at Wayne, we have a process we like to follow. Let’s run through it so you know what to expect when you build with us!

Before the purchase agreement meeting, you’ll check out the homes on our website and stop by a model center to tour a model or chat with a new home consultant. At this stage, you don’t even need to be approved to buy land, we can help you through that! You’ll talk to our team about your family, your current living situation, and what you like and dislike about it. We’ll prepare a quote based on your needs, likes, and dislikes, and discuss it with you.

After you’ve signed a contract to build with us, we’ll hold our purchase agreement meeting. This is where your ownership and building experience truly begins. At this meeting, you’ll review various documents that constitute the legal understanding regarding the purchase of your new home.

Next is the next step meeting. We’ll review all the custom structural and design changes that have been included in your purchase agreement. After this meeting, you’ll have an even better idea of *exactly* what your future home will look like.

Next we’ll go over color and styles; it’s incredibly exciting because this is where your home really comes to life. Get ready to customize and personalize to your heart’s content – colors, lighting, cabinetry, countertops, flooring, fixtures and more!

Then, we’ll move on to the lot inspection. You’ll meet one of our field managers to review plans and selections in the context of your chosen lot, to give you a clearer understanding of the construction process. We’ll also set guidelines for future communications and preferred communication styles. Soon after is the pre-construction meeting where you’ll review the dream plans you created, and you’ll receive an estimate for the total construction cost.

Next, building will begin and we’ll meet for the pre-drywall orientation. During this meeting, you and your Field Manager will walk through your new home prior to drywalling. This will help you gain an understanding of how the framing and mechanical systems of your new home work.

As your home gets close to completion, you and your Field Manager will walk through the home and start a checklist of any items or issues of concern. We want to turn your home over to you with zero defects; this meeting helps our production team determine what needs to be done in order to meet that goal!

Once your build is complete, we’ll host a homeowner orientation and closing, where you and your Field Manager will review information about your new home warranty… and hand over your keys. Welcome to the Wayne family!

Are you ready to take the first step in the Wayne homebuilding process? We’re here to help!

About Wayne Homes

Wayne Homes is a custom homebuilder in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, and West Virginia (see all Model Home Centers). We offer nearly 50 fully customizable floorplans and a team dedicated to providing the best experience in the home building industry. For more information, Ask Julie by Live Chat or call us at (866) 253-6807.

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