Purchase A New Home

Take The Path Of Purchasing A New Home
And Your Dreams Are A Few Steps Away!

Purchasing a new home is an exciting experience! However, the process is also complex, with many details to decide on and arrange. Kirbor Homes is here to help! Our goal is to provide you with answers to any questions that you may have, large or small. At Kirbor Homes, we believe in exceeding customer satisfaction. We do so by providing superior industry-known quality and continued support throughout the design and construction process. From signing your purchase agreement to choosing wall paint colors, Kirbor Homes has a vast amount of information to help you through. Before moving into your new home, we give a homewoner’s orientation that shows you features of your newly-built home and explain warranty details as well.

Below is a chronological list that outlines the events that typically take place when purchasing a new home. It also provides a brief overview of the events that require your time and attention. Discover just how involved you can be in the construction of your new home and enter your new home with confidence!

Purchasing Your Home

The first step towards your new home is signing a purchase agreement. This agreement and the various addenda constitute the legal understanding regarding the purchase of your new home. Please read the purchase agreement and all attachments carefully.

Arranging for Your Loan

Once you have signed the purchase agreement, finalizing the details for financing is next. To assist you, we recommend Coastal Mortgage. Once your financing is in place we are ready to begin construction!

New Home Selections

New Home Selections is a fun time but requires quite a bit of your attention as there are a number of selections to be made. We will walk you through this exciting phase of the building process.

Construction of Your Home

Several tasks need to be completed prior to the start of construction. Near the beginning of construction, we will offer to meet with you at a Pre-construction Conference to review plans and specifications one final time. During the process there will be opportunities for you to tour your new home with us for various inspections.

Start of Construction

Construction usually begins 30-45 days after you sign the Purchase Agreement. It is, however, subject to potential holdups such as local government approvals, utility availability, construction backlogs, delay in the developer’s delivery of lots, availability of materials and contractors, changes requested by the home buyer and the degree of difficulty encountered in initiating those changes plus the time for independent inspections. The most frequent cause of delay is usually weather, specifically rain or other poor conditions.

Before construction of your home can begin, Kirbor Homes has several important tasks to accomplish that involve outside people and entities. For example:

Structural changes you decided to make to the plans may necessitate revision of engineering for the home. This must be completed prior to applying for a building permit and can take from several days to several weeks.
Residential construction requires that we obtain a building permit. The process varies and can take a few days to many weeks depending on the volume of applications being processed by the building department. This volume varies from month to month.
The time of year may affect the start date because of the weather conditions.

Construction Sequence

Although the specific sequence of construction steps varies and overlaps, generally we build your home in the following order:

  • Foundation
  • Foundation Stake Out
  • Footing and installation of block, crawl sand and brick skirt
  • Framing
  • Stick framing
  • Exterior trim
  • Windows and doors
  • Cornice
  • Roofing
  • Felt and Shingles
  • Rough-in of mechanical systems
  • Plumbing and HVAC rough-ins
  • Framing walk thru
  • Electrical rough-in
  • Siding installation
  • Rough-in inspections
  • Framing block out
  • Insulation
  • Framing & insulation inspections
  • Drywall
  • Hang and Plaster
  • Interior trim
  • Doors, Baseboards, casings, other details
  • Cabinets and Countertops
  • Master bath tile
  • Interior Paint

Homeowner Orientation

The homeowner orientation has two purposes. The first is to demonstrate the features of your home and discuss maintenance as well as our limited warranty program. Equally important, we want to confirm that we have delivered your new home at the quality level described in our documents and shown in our model homes and with all your selections correctly installed.

Closing on Your Home

CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are very happy to welcome you in to the Kirbor Homes family!

Caring for Your Home

Now is the time to become familiar with the home maintenance you should provide and Kirbor Home’s responsibilities under the terms of our limited warranty. Your homeowner manual will be a good reference in the future. You may also click on this link for warranty information.

Your Feedback, Suggestions and Testimonials

Our desire to maintain open communication with you extends through the buying process and after your move-in. In an effort to improve the products and services we provide, we welcome your comments on how we’ve performed. Our goal is to build the best home with the best customer relationship possible. Your feedback helps us reach that goal.

As time passes, if your housing needs change, we are ready at any time to build you another Kirbor home. Our office is always happy to provide you with information about where we are currently building and the products we offer.

We also appreciate your referrals! The best reference we can give a potential homeowner is an actual testimonial from someone who has gone through the building process and owns a Kirbor home. We would love to hear from you and receive your testimonials.

Please send us an email at: Info@kirborhomes.com