Once you have decided on the size, type, site, and budget for your house, we will draw up a purchase agreement with the details of your new home. The following will help you become familiar with the many steps and procedures involved in completing your new home and has been design to keep you aware of both the process and timing of various decisions you will be required to make during this enjoyable building experience.
Step 1: Obtain Mortgage Financing (if applicable)
Written confirmation of financing must be received by our office before we can proceed further.
Step 2: Home Plan Development
During this phase, a plan for your home will be developed based on your needs. This may include developing a new plan or modifying an existing plan. Please allow approximately two or three weeks; every attempt will be made to complete it sooner, depending upon the extent of required changes.
Step 3: Colour Selections
You will be requested to make exterior colour choices regarding shingles, sofit and fascia; stucco, brick, or cultured stone where applicable, fireplace facings, carpet, vinyl, ceramic tiles, hardwood, kitchen cabinets, laminate or granite counter top colours, front entry door, type and colour of casing and baseboards. These selections are considered final after a 48 hour period, at which time no reselections will be possible. Please keep in mind that most components must be ordered well in advance of installation, as in some situations delivery time may be in excess of 12-16 weeks.
To assist you in your selection of colours, we will provide you up to 2 meetings of up to a total of 3 hours with our Colour Design and Décor Consultant. In order to make the best use of the allocated time, please give some thought to what you want prior to your appointment.
Step 4: JMD Custom Homes Applies for a building permit
At this stage, all of the applicable documents created are now submitted to the appropriate authority for issuance of a building permit. The normal time span from submittal to issuance is 7-10 working days, after which time construction can commence.
THE TIME INVOLVED TO GET TOTHIS POINT CAN RUN ANYWHERE BETWEEN 4-6 WEEKS DEPENDENT ON MARKET CONDITIONS
Step 5: Construction Period
JMD Custom Homes goal is to complete the construction of your new home within six months of the approval of financing. In five to six weeks, under normal conditions, you will see your basement complete or nearing completion and your home framed in about 10 weeks. By now, approximately 14 weeks will have elapsed since you signed your Agreement.
POSSESSION DATE TO BE CONFIRMED ONCE DRYWALL IS COMPLETED.
Step 6: Final Walk Through
Your final walk through will be completed with a JMD Custom Homes representative. To outline what occurs during the walk through the following is a brief description:
1. Paint touch-up walk through at which time you, the owner(s), will point out any paint or drywall deficiencies to be repaired to the painter's or JMD Custom Homes representative.
2. You will walk through your home and will be explained various maintenance procedures as well as explaining for example, the function of the central exhaust system, air conditioner or any other products that may have been installed in your home.
We will write down any deficiencies that may be found and address them at that time. When the walk through is completed, the homeowner will sign the appropriate documents.
3. Please have all legalities and monies transferred prior to the walk through to enable us to handover the keys to you at that time.
You move into your new JMD Custom Home!