Frequently Asked Questions About Custom Classics by David Weekley Homes in Dallas/Ft. Worth
We know you may have several questions about building a new home on your lot. Here are some of the more common ones we hear:
- What does “one-stop shopping” mean?
It means floor plan, city codes, inspections, foundation, landscape design… in other words, we will do most everything and are a complete turn-key home builder! Lot preparation, Architectural Control Committee or Home Owner's Association approval, home design with an in-house architect, all permits, engineering, in-house financing, design options in-house with a professional Design Consultant and more! This is why we are very comfortable calling ourselves a full-service home builder.
- What is the timeframe to build our home?
We have a contract period during which we have various meetings to get to the bankable cost of your home. That contract period can take anywhere between 30-60 days. Allow another four to six weeks to close on your construction loan. Construction of your home can depend on many variables such as weather, labor, materials, inspections, size of the home, customization to the home and more. Typically, it takes between seven to eight months from start to finish. Your Sales Consultant can help create a timeline that applies to your home.
- What is the cost per square foot?
This really varies based on area, floor plan, foundation requirements, plan changes, options and more. Once we have more knowledge of the area of town, floor plan and more, we can provide a better estimate of your home on your lot.
- What contributes to the final cost of the home?
There are four items to consider when providing the total cost of your new home:
1. The base price of the plan (fixed).
2. Customization of the floor plan you choose.
3. Lot preparation, e.g., building the land up with dirt to bring it out of a flood plain, rebuilding curbs or culverts, tree removal, underground electrical run to your home, connecting and re-running lines for city sewer and water, and additional foundation requirements that might be needed once your soil analysis comes back. There are other possible considerations depending on the floor plan, your land and other factors. Your Custom Classics by David Weekley Homes Sales Consultant will explain preparation costs that apply to your specific home.
4. Design options at the David Weekley Homes Design Center in Dallas: flooring, lighting, countertops, cabinet upgrades and more.
- What kind of financing do you require to build on our lot?
Building on your lot requires either a cash contract or a construction loan. Our Preferred Lender has great options available, and their rates are competitive. Your Sales Consultant can get you started on that process.