The Couto Homes Process to Building a Home
Select Property & Houseplan
Our lot or Yours – We will build on your property, or ours. We will visit the property and discuss the best location for your new home.- We have inventory of vacant properties to choose from, or we can build on a property that you find or already own.
In-House Drafting staff –
– We will modify one of our plans, or design an entirely brand new one for you. One of the benefits of working with a custom builder is that there aren’t any limits to what you can do. Our in-house drafting staff will work with you to design the plans, build 3-D models of what the home will look like ( with your input of course ) until you are 100% satisfied.
** Drafting Time will vary greatly due depending on amount of plan changes made & drafting workload. Changes made during the course of the build will add expense and time ( We don’t want that for our customers ). We want you to have a positive experience, We will take the necessary time together to plan correctly & minimize job site changes.
Features & Financing
Features – We will review every feature of your new home. From nails to ceilings to knobs, you will know everything that is included. Empowering you to decide which features are important to you. Prices are always known – and with so many standard features such as granite, wood flooring, stainless appliances, jetted tub, etc. There usually aren’t many extras.
Financing – Once all features that you would like included are accounted for. We will then execute a contract, and setup financing for your new home.
* Building a new home on your own lot: A Construction loan will need to be setup for the build.
*Building a new home on a Couto Homes lot: A 5% Down payment will be required, Couto Homes will build the home, and closing will take place at completion. Very much the same as purchasing an existing home. No Construction loan is needed in this situation.
* These are the main two financing scenarios that we encounter on a daily basis. Other financing / loan programs include conventional, one-time close financing, VA loans, USDA loans, FHA loans, and many others. This phase takes an average of 4 to 6 weeks ( as of March 2017 ). Construction will commence shortly after this phase is complete.
Construction of Your New Home
Probably the most important aspect of building a new home. You will have access to an online Account that keeps communication organized between you and the Couto Homes Team. Giving you access to all documents, messages, schedule, and a record of all your selections in one easy to navigate place. All phases of the build are documented with pictures and reports and uploaded to your account.
Your Personal Selection Coordinator
Your Selection Coordinator will strive to make this an easy, fun and rewarding experience. He / or she will help you choose the designs and colors of all items going into the home.
Your Personal Superintendent
Your Superintendent will be in charge of managing, and overseeing your new home’s construction from start to finish. He / or she will be in touch with you on a constant basis to ensure that every detail meets your standards.
The operations manager provides support throughout the build for quality control inspections, ensuring the quality that customers expect from owning a Couto Home is met, as well as the overall experience for the customer.
Your Superintendent will walk the home room by room with you prior to move-in to ensure your complete satisfaction. Once you move in, our warranty department will be there to promptly address any concerns you may have.
Typical Construction Timeframes:
2000 – 2500 sq ft = 180 Days
2501 – 3500 sq ft = 210 Days
3501 sq ft + = 240 Days +
- Changes, Weather, Selections not made on-time, etc. Will add to the completion Time.