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Home Buying Process

Home Buying Process

Homebuyer Journey

Your Biggest Decision Made Easy!

Stage 1: Sales Agreement

Welcome to Integrity Homes! We are excited that you have trusted us in making one of the biggest purchases of your life. Your community sales manager will be your principal contact throughout the buying, building, and settlement process. After you have decided which model and home site is right for you, the community sales manager will prepare your final sales agreement and collect your earnest money deposit.

Stage 2: Finance Your Home

A loan approval is an important step in the purchasing process. Our diverse group of preferred lenders will be instrumental in obtaining an approved loan in a timely manner. Our preferred lenders have a vast array of loan programs and competitive rates to best suit your financial needs.

Stage 3: Design Center

Now the fun begins! You will be able to personalize your new home at our Design Center. You will have a personalized consultation with a design center professional who will assist in making the interior selections for the home you have always envisioned.

Stage 4: Construction

Your home is now taking shape! You will be invited to meet with our construction and sales personnel several times as we go through the construction process together. The pre-construction, pre-drywall, and pre-orientation meetings are described in greater detail on the Construction Process page.

Stage 5: Settlement

Approximately thirty days prior to settlement, you will receive a letter from Beth Alexander (our settlement manager) giving you the details about your settlement, including: date, time, and location. We will work with you, your lender, and the title company to ensure you are prepared for your settlement.

Warranty

Integrity Homes commitment to you does not end at settlement. Your new home is protected via the Integrity Homes Warranty Program. This warranty program provides you the opportunity to address warranty items for up to a year after settlement. In addition, we provide an extended warranty program obtained through the Professional Warranty Services Corporation that provides you added confidence and peace of mind!

Construction Process

Stage 1: Contract and Permitting

After your Sales Agreement has been ratified we will begin to assemble the necessary construction documents. Once we have received the building permit, completed the building site prep, and you have finalized your selections, we will contact you to schedule a Pre-Construction Meeting.

Stage 2: Pre-Construction Meeting

At the Pre-Construction Meeting you will meet the Homebuilding Supervisor who will be responsible for the construction of your home. In this meeting, we will review the specific selections and details of your new home.

Stage 3: Excavation and Foundation

During this stage, we wtill install the footings, foundation walls, under-slab plumbing, and house slabs. We also apply a Water-Proofing compound to the exterior of the foundation walls, backfill and rough grade the lot, and apply termite treatment.

Stage 4: Framing

This where your home starts to take shape. During this stage the wall, floor, and roof components are assembled. The home wrap, windows, and exterior doors are installed. Certain exterior finishes such as exterior trim work, brick and stone veneers, and roof shingles are also started during this stage.

Stage 5: Rough Mechanical

During this stage we will install duct work, furnace equipment, gas fire places, plumbing supply and waste pipes, gas piping, electrical wiring, and all data, media, and security wiring. Additionally Integrity Homes and our vendors conduct inspections to insure everything is complete and of the highest quality prior to installing drywall.

Stage 6: Pre-Drywall and Drywall

Now that the major systems are completed, it is a good opportunity for you to visit your home. We will contact you to attend a Pre- Drywall Meeting where you will walk through the home with your Homebuilding Supervisor. Together, we will confirm that all of your requested mechanical, electrical, and multi media options have been completed and located correctly.

Stage 7: Interior Trim and Painting

During the trim and painting stage, the interior of your home will begin to reflect the colors and finishes you selected at the Design Center. The exterior of your home will be nearing completion . Your home will have cabinets and vanities, interior doors and moldings, counter tops, ceramic tile, and interior paint.

Stage 8: Finish Mechanicals, Fixtures, and Appliances

During this stage we will install the interior railings, lighting fixtures, plumbing fixtures, shower enclosures, shelving, mirrors, interior hardware and door knobs, and kitchen appliances. On the exterior, we will complete the concrete walks, install exterior lighting, and begin the prep work for final grading and landscaping.

Stage 9: Flooring

At this point in construction the finish line is in sight. During this stage we will install the hardwood flooring and carpeting. The interior will be complete. On the exterior we will complete the final grading of the yard and install landscaping.

Stage 10: Quality Control and Final Inspections

During this stage Integrity Homes will conduct Final Quality Control Inspections. We place a great deal of importance on this inspection as it is our goal to present a beautiful; 100% complete home to you at your Pre-Settlement Orientation, we are extremely proud of the homes we build, and want you to feel the same.

Stage 11: Pre-Settlement Orientation

We are now ready to conduct your pre-settlement orientation. The Homebuilding Supervisor will explain all of the major systems, fixtures, appliances, and other features of your home. Additionally, you will receive vital information on how your home operates, your Required Maintenance Responsibilities, Emergency Contacts, and our Warranty Process.

Stage 12: Settlement

This is the Final Stage of your home buying experience. After you have conducted your final inspection, you will proceed to settlement. At settlement you will receive the keys to your new home, and become our newest home owner and neighbor. We look forward to continuing our relationship.

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