Getting Started Welcome to Precision Custom Home Builders
Thank you for giving us an opportunity to earn your business! At Precision Custom Home Builders, you will find that we are all about informing you as much as possible about the process of building a custom home. This information has been put together to let you know some of the things that need to be completed before we can break ground!
What is Your Budget?
Are you financing your new home with a bank? If so, you need to know what you are pre-qualified to borrow. You don’t want to waste your time looking for land or a house that is out of your budget. If you are financing the project yourselves, you will probably have a budget in mind already.
Here are a few banks that have approved us as builders and that have great new construction loans.
Finding a Lot or a Piece of Land
You will obviously need a lot or piece of land before we can build. Some considerations when looking for a lot or land:
1) Is there a nice location to build a house?
2) Is there a reasonable entrance location?
3) Do you like the surrounding properties?
4) Do you know if there are covenants or restrictions?
5) Are there utilities near the property?
6) Has the property been surveyed? Can you get a copy?
7) Is the lot on a sewer system or will it be a septic system?
8) If it will be on a septic system is there a soil test?
Let us know if you would like us to look at the lot once you have found one. If you need help finding a lot here is the realtor that we recommend:
Getting a Survey
Once you purchase your property to build on you will need a survey and it will need to be recorded. You should be able to identify who created the original survey by looking in the bottom right or bottom left corner of the survey. It should look something like this:
If it has been recorded it should have information like this in the upper left corner. If it has not been recorded, then you will need to contact your survey company and have them submit it electronically to the county for recording.
If you live in or around Cherokee County GA and do not have a survey, we would recommend these companies.
The Survey Should Include the Following
• Site Plan
• Building Setbacks
• Grading Plan
• Driveway Location
• Proposed Retaining Walls
• Proposed House Location
• Main Floor Elevation
If your land is in Cherokee County and you do not have a 911 address yet, you can send your survey to the contact below and he will assign a 911 address. If you live in another county you will need to contact that county to find out the process for getting the 911 address there.
If your land requires a septic system, then you will eventually need a Soil Test. It is highly recommended that you get a soil test before you close on your property to make sure that it will accommodate a conventional septic system. Here are a few of our recommendations:
If your land does not have county or city water you will need to drill a well for water. Here are two companies that we have worked with and recommend:
You will of course need house plans if you are going to build. Here are your options:
If you design and build with us, we can design a custom home exactly how you want in about 4-6 weeks . You will meet with Dan at the office and discuss what your budget is and what options you would like to include in the home. Dan will prepare a sketch and layout that will meet your budget like this:
Our custom home designs include elevations, floor plans, roof plan, and electrical plans. Once this preliminary work is completed, Precision Homes will take care of the rest! We look forward to working with you!
Dan & Katy