How Do We Build a New Home?


Step 1: Initial Meeting

First, we'll listen. To build a home that works for you, we need to know your vision. What have you always wanted in a home? Do you have a specific lot? Do you have a plan? If you don't have a plan of your own, Oakbrook Custom Homes has the expertise to develop a well thought out plan that fits your family's lifestyle. We encourage you to bring pictures, print outs, web addresses, anything you can think of for us to get to know you.

By the time this meeting is near its conclusion, we will start a budget for your home and we will have formed a solid vision of the appearance and function of your dream home.


Step 2: Building on Your Dream

If the client did not have their own plans, preliminary drawings may have been drawn from our initial meeting. We will review this draft and prepare the plans for a final draft. We can design the home from scratch or we can redesign existing plans.

At this point there may be additional meetings until we finalize your drawings. Within this time, Oakbrook Custom Homes will be able to generate a preliminary price for your home.


Step 3: Finalize the Details

We have developed a finalized set of prints or we are getting closer to a final plan. Oakbrook Custom Homes will have a final price or we will be very close to a final price for your home. After reviewing the details, the client will be asked to sign a Purchase Agreement.

All details are defined in the Description of Materials and the Allowance Schedule. The Description of Materials lists the specifications of the materials such as the sub floor thickness, wood framing species, etc. Allowances are given for plumbing, lighting fixtures, exterior veneers, shingles, kitchens, trim, door hardware and floorings.

After a contract is signed, the customer will proceed with the new home loan process. Usually the customer has already begun this process by getting a pre-approval so they know how much money they can spend on their new home. At this point, the bank will need a copy of the purchase agreement and the description of material document. They will then order an appraisal on the proposed new home and a loan application will be submitted.


Step 4: "Start the Ball Rolling"

Oakbrook Custom Homes will start the ball rolling. We will distribute the documents that we use to facilitate building your home.

Our commitment to organization allows you to stay as relaxed as possible through this complex endeavor by laying out a framework with detailed paper work. Oakbrook Custom Homes has developed documents that keep our clients organized and informed.

The Construction Sequence document lays out the general order of events that we will take to build your home. At the end of this document is a guideline for when you should have certain selections picked in order to keep your home on track to be finished on time. The Selection Locations list the names and addresses of our preferred vendors and the Selection Sheet helps you keep track of those selections.

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