The Hogan Homes Difference: What to Expect When Buying a New Home
Aug 20, 2020
Looking for homes for sale in Corpus Christi, Texas? At Hogan Homes, we understand that the entire process can be daunting, especially for first-time homebuyers. This is why we have simplified the process for you!
1. The First Visit
Meet one of our professional sales counsellors so we can get to know what you’re looking for in your new home! We’re here to help and guide you throughout the entire process. It all starts with discovering what you are really looking to get out of your home. We want to ensure that your home is exactly what you are looking for.
2. Getting Loan Approval
Are you a first-time homebuyer, or are you looking to buy your second home? Hogan Homes is with you every step of the way! We understand how overwhelming the mortgage and financing process can be, and this is why we have chosen Caliber Home Loans as one of our recommended mortgage partners. Our partnership with Caliber has offered peace of mind to our homebuyers for many years. Go for a no-obligation consultation online, through phone, or you may visit their office and sit down with their financial experts. We’re here to help make your home-buying experience exceptional.
3. Simplifying the Contract Process
We all know that unlike other industries, a construction contract isn’t composed of a single document. There is a lot to consider, understand, and sign! At Hogan Homes, our sales professionals are here to help you navigate through the process. We provide all of our homeowners with a great informational piece, all compiled neatly in one red binder, which includes all the paperwork you’ll need – your contract, construction process, 3rd party home inspection report, energy-efficient items, home warranty, loan commitment, and buyer’s protection. This way, everyone stays involved, and we are all on the same page throughout the construction process.
4. Choosing Finish Colors and Customization
This is the fun and exciting part – it’s time to start picking colors and textures, your home’s finishes, and consider how your home will look and feel once it’s done. Take out a lot of the guesswork and get a better sense of how your home will look. And the best part is, you’ll be working with experts who will help you navigate the design process. We’ll help you choose the materials that best reflect your own unique style.
5. Pre-Construction Meeting
During the meeting, we sit down with you and go over every single plan. We will review all the options you’ve chosen, make sure they are all clear and agreed upon. This includes plumbing and electrical plans. We want to make sure that everyone is on the same page before we start construction on your new home.
6. Walk the Frame
We know you’ll be excited to watch events unfold at your new home. This step involves you walking the frame so you can get a feel of your home’s layout before we start the sheetrock. This will also give us a great opportunity to confirm that your selections are in place, and explain many things that help in your home function.
7. Home Orientation Walk
Congratulations, you can now walk through your finished home! This step is done as a final review before closing day. The home orientation walk goes beyond the traditional walkthrough, and it includes a detailed demonstration of your new home’s operation. We’ll walk you through how to operate your home’s electrical circuit breakers, heating and air conditioning units, plumbing, and other important equipment that will keep your home running smoothly.
8. Closing Day
This is your big day! After months of planning, you will finally get the keys to your new home! Sign the necessary papers at the title company, and be assured that prior to closing day, we’ll provide you with all the information you need and are available to answer all your questions about the closing. Hogan Homes can confidently attend to your closing, with you assured that you are getting a high-quality home.
9. Your Home Warranty
At Hogan Homes, your home builders in Corpus Christi, Texas, our doors are always open, even after your newly-built home closes. Your journey with us has just begun. If any issues come up, we are here for you. We are happy to help in any way we can! Our dedicated team works efficiently to do all the necessary repairs or work quickly and properly.
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