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Apr 24, 2020 Building a Custom Home

Building on Your Land: Where to Start

Are you a landowner? Congratulations! If you own land, and you know you want to build a home on it, do you know what the next steps are? Here are five things you should start preparing for to make the process a smooth as possible:

1) Plan Your Budget

This sounds like a no-brainer, but many of us don’t know where to start when creating a budget for building your new home. Start by getting pre-approved for a construction loan. Once you know what you can afford, you can create your budget with that in mind. Get a free pre-approval from our preferred lender, Home Savings.

2) Gather Information

Visit the Wayne Homes website to gather ideas, browse our floor plans, view virtual tours, find base pricing for your county, or chat with Ask Julie.

3) Tour a Model Home

Take a virtual tour of our model homesSchedule an appointment with one of our New Home Consultants and visit a Wayne Homes Model Center to tour a model home–whether virtually or in person. We offer a fully virtual experience, so you can get all of your questions answered and take a home tour without ever leaving your home. Your health is our utmost concern, so we are doing all we can to make our virtual appointments every bit as effective as an in-person appointment. And, if you choose to visit one of our Model Centers during available hours, you can rest assured our homes and offices are fully sanitized, and our staff is well versed in social distancing techniques to best protect your health. Regardless of how you experience your appointment, you’ll talk to your New Home Consultant about what is most important to you in your new home, as well as what you like and don’t like about your current home. We call this the Personal Value List.

4) Research Lot Prep

Will you need septic? Will you need a well? Will you need trees cleared off of your lot? What kind of prep will you need done? We offer free homesite evaluations to our customers, so you’ll know exactly what you’re facing.

5) Choose a Floor Plan

Once you’ve narrowed down your budget, your must-haves, and have a feel for the style of home you want, you can confidently select a floor plan. And, if you are torn between a few different plans, just remember–with Wayne Homes, you can blend the best of them all together in your ideal custom home.

Visit our process page to learn more about the Wayne Homes process for building on our lot.

Do you have questions that weren’t answered here? Contact us! We are standing by to address all your concerns, so you can start on your path to your new Wayne home.

About Wayne Homes

Wayne Homes is a custom homebuilder in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and West Virginia (see all Model Home Centers). We offer over 50 fully customizable floor plans 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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