A Step by Step Guide of what your home buying process might look like.
1. Online Research
More and more homebuyers are using the internet as the main tool to begin their search for a home. Realstar Homes has all of their properties, floor plans and Quick Move-In Homes ready available online.
Once you find the community or communities and floorplan(s) you are interested in - click the "Request More Info" button to get in contact with our new home concierge.
2. Visit the Community of Your Choice
All communities are open daily but it is best to set an appointment to ensure you have ample time during your visit so the New Home Counselor can show you the community and discuss the floorplan you are interested in, upgrades, build time and more.
3. Select a Home Site or Quick Move-in Home
Resales are a great way to find a home that is ready to move into - Realstar Homes Quick Move-In Homes are also an option. We usually have 1 or 2 of our homes that are ready to move into.
A newly constructed home will take a few months to build but gives you the opportunity to personalize your choice.
4. Build Your Home on Paper
Once you have chosen your community and floorplan.
The New Home Counselor at the community will go over all included features as well as additional upgrades you might want to add to your home, such as,countertops, hardwood floors throughout, etc.
5. Write a Purchase Agreement
Once you decide on the community, floorplan, upgrades and final cost then you will be ready to write a purchase agreement.
This will require an affordable amount of earnest money, which is then applied to the down payment when you close on your new home
6. Make a Loan Application
Realstar Homes has several preferred lenders to work with or you can choose your own.
Your loan officer will be able to answer any questions you may have, and make you aware of any necessary supporting documents.
7. Design Center Appointment
At your Design Center appointment, you and the Design Center Manager will go through the various options to finalize your new home. Each of our communities has its own design center.
Realstar homes offers a wide selection of finishes and colors at an affordable price to personalize your home. This includes color selections, cabinets, backsplashes, faucets, flooring and much more.
8. The Construction Process
During the time that your home is under construction, your Sales Consultant and Project Manager will provide you with updates and answer any questions you may have.
This is to keep you informed as to what stage of construction your home is in the building process.
9. Close on Your New Home
At 30 days prior to closing on your new home, you will be notified about your closing date and necessary information that may be needed. At settlement, you will sign for and receive many documents related to owning your new home.
You may or may not get the keys at settlement (again this depends on the municipality and individual circumstances) but, you will be a brand new Homeowner of a brand new home. It is our goal that we do our part to help you create many happy memories in your new Realstar home!