Frequently Asked Questions
From start to finish, Norton Homes is committed to only the best custom home building experience. We work hard to craft a design that not only looks great, but one that suits your personal style and makes your home feel just how it should – resulting in a home you are proud of. At Norton Homes, we make the process of planning a new home both exciting and easy. We understand that you have many questions, such as how to choose a custom home builder or how to finance a new home. Scroll below for our answers.
What should I expect from the first consultation?
During your initial consultation with Norton, we’ll meet with you personally to discuss what type of home you’re looking for. We’ll also help you find a building location that suits your lifestyle – whether you’re taking into account commuting distance or other personal preferences.
What home plans are available?
Norton lets you choose from one of our many existing home plans, but most often we will custom design a home to fit your individual needs and budget.
How do I get a price?
During your initial consultation we will discuss the type of home you want to build, location and total budget available. During this meeting we will be able to determine if Norton Homes can meet all of your needs. In most instances for the cost of modest sketch plan fee, we can draw a plan and provide a very close estimate of the total price of the home.
Do you need a buyer’s agent?
No, a buyer’s agent is not necessary but if you have an agent we are more than happy to work with them.
What lot options do I have?
Norton Homes has lots available in our communities but we just as often build on other lots. Those other lots can range from existing home teardowns, vacant lots, lots subject to split or available lots in other new home communities.
Can Norton assist me in the purchase of a lot?
Yes, we can use our network of contacts to help locate a lot or teardown and we will also help to determine the suitability of building a home on that lot.
How does financing work?
Norton custom builds are financed by the buyers themselves through different types of construction lending programs such as one time close or modified one time close.
Can you help arrange financing?
Yes, we work with a network of outstanding loan officers who are experienced in the construction lending business.
How long does construction take?
The construction process typically takes about six to seven months from the time that a building permit has been issued by the governing city.
What happens after construction is complete?
Once your home is finished, we will do a final walk through just prior to delivery of the home. Our commitment is to deliver your home with the high level of fit, finish and craftsmanship promised throughout the build.
What happens after we move into the new home?
Norton provides a walk through of your home one-year after purchase – allowing you and us to review any issues that may have arisen. We’re committed to fixing such problems, assuring that you’re completely satisfied with the home of your dreams. At any point along the way we are here for you if you have any questions or needs.