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Margaret Dixon

Office: 615-754-8999
Cell: 615-714-2311
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Pam Bodiford

Office: 615-754-8999
Cell: 615-812-9005
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Frequently Asked Questions


Below are the most frequently asked questions when buying a Universal Builders home.

 

  1. If I have a current home that I need to sell, can I still make an offer to purchase with it being contingent upon my current home selling?

  2. When I am visiting your model homes, is everything I see a standard feature?

  3. How long will it take to build my home?

  4. Is it possible to make changes and/or add features?

  5. Can I bring my own floor plan to be built or make modifications to a floor plan that you offer?

  6. What are all of the fees associated with Home Owners Association and what are they for?

  7. What are the types of warranties available and what should I look for in the warranty?

  8. Why should I consider using the preferred lender?

  9. Can I visit the property during construction?

  10. The contract states that the closing date is an estimated date, when will I know for sure when my actual closing date will be?

  11. Can I have a home inspection completed?

  12. What if there are items that I am not happy with?

  13. What is the difference between a "spec" home and a custom home?

  14. Why do some of the same floor plans vary from one another?

 

  1. If I have a current home that I need to sell, can I still make an offer to purchase with it being contingent upon my current home selling?

    Yes, Universal Builders will accept offers contingent upon a current home selling. However, some conditions to apply. (a) You may make selections during your contingency time, however all selections are subject to builder's approval. (b) If you desire to have certain upgrades applied to your home during your contingency, these items must be paid for upfront and are considered non-fundable monies. (d) Your current home must be listed with a licensed REALTOR and marketed through the MLS system. (back to top)

  2. When I am visiting your model homes, is everything I see a standard feature?

    Most of the items in the Model/completed homes will be standard features, with a few exceptions. It is our goal to provide you with the most accurate picture of our finished product. There will be some items in the home that could be considered an upgrade, this may be a new feature that the builder is experimenting with to get potential buyer's opinions on, or an item that the builder thought potential buyers should be able to see in the finished form to let them know that is an available upgrade. (back to top)

  3. How long will it take to build my home?

    Our typical projected build out time is 5 to 6 months from the time construction has begun. However, some factors can impact this projected time, such as weather, labor, material and supplier issues. It is our goal to complete your home in a timely manner, but our first priority is to complete your home to our standards before closing. We will not close on a home that still has remaining items in need of completion or correction, this is so you and your family can enjoy your home from the first day you move in. (back to top)

  4. Is it possible to make changes and/or add features?

    Yes, you can make changes to many of our standard features, along with adding extra features. However, depending on the change, it may be an item that requires upfront payment or additional earnest money. (back to top)

  5. Can I bring my own floor plan to be built or make modifications to a floor plan that you offer?

    Yes, a buyer may submit their own floor plan for consideration, however special stipulations will apply. The plans submitted must be a full set of blue prints for the builder to examine. After examination, the builder will give a projected build price and a detailed purchase agreement will be prepared, that may require an additional down payment.

    A buyer may also choose to modify one of our floor plans, which would be subject to builder's approval and pricing. The buyer may also be required to provide additional down payment and certain restrictions could apply. (back to top)

  6. What are all of the fees associated with Home Owners Association and what are they for?

    Some of our developments do have Home Owners Associations. These associations make it possible to maintain any of the common areas, entrances, and community amenities that are present. As each development is unique, so are the fees associated with it. You can find all of the details for the association in the By-laws for that development. (back to top)

  7. What are the types of warranties available and what should I look for in the warranty?

    We provide a Builders One Year Home Warranty on all new homes. This warranty is extensive and covers most items in the home, that are not subject to buyer's neglect or wear and tear. We do require that all buyers review this warranty prior to offer submission to verify all questions and concerns have been addressed.

    During the Second Year of home ownership, an additional second year of coverage is applied to the buyers through America's Choice 2-10 Home Buyer warranty company. This is the same company that oversees the 10-year structural warranty on the property.

    In the event you sell your home during the first year of ownership, the Builder's 1 Year warranty is non-transferrable, while the 2-10 Warranty can be transferred to the person you sell your home to. However, you would be responsible in all required "transfer notices" to the 2-1- Home Warranty Company. (back to top)

  8. Why should I consider using the preferred lender?

    Please know that we do not require you to use or even consult with our preferred lender. We only recommend that you at least meet with them while you are meeting with other lenders to see which one can provide you with the best options available to you. After many years and many properties, we have conducted business with many lenders and have found that our buyers that have used our preferred lender were more pleased with the level of service and the flow of the mortgage process. Our preferred lender is 100% familiar with our building process and requirements, which makes their job, our job and  your job easier and smoother. (back to top)

  9. Can I visit the property during construction?

    Yes, we welcome visits to the property and we understand the excitement you must feel with buying a new home. We also understand that you want to make sure that everything is progressing well. However, we do ask that you limit your visits during the day when workers are present on the site, to avoid any interference with the contractors. We also ask that you use extreme caution when on the job site. It is an active site, that can pose some dangers. The builder is held harmless for any injury and/or that may occur to and/or from any visitors on the jobsite. (back to top)

  10. The contract states that the closing date is an estimated date, when will I know for sure when my actual closing date will be?

    The date reflected in the contract is the date we strive to meet. However, there are conditions that are out of the builder's control. So many different factors go into the construction process that can pose a delay.

    We do recommend that you wait until further into the completion of the house, before you start making time sensitive decisions. Generally after the flooring is all in a more accurate date can be projected. (back to top)

  11. Can I have a home inspection completed?

    Yes, we want you to feel good about your purchase and will not limit your inspection of the property. However, certain restrictions do apply with a home inspection being completed. We require that two weeks notice be given prior to the inspection and we require that the home be in a near complete stage.

    We welcome you providing us a copy of your home inspection for us to review any noted items, after an opportunity to review the report, our on-site agent will address the noted items with you, due to some possible items noted not being apart of our standard and/or required practices. (back to top)

  12. What if there are items that I am not happy with?

    During your construction or walk though process, if there are any items that are of concern to you, we will address those issues. We want you to be happy and satisfied with your decision in selecting us are your builder and we will not close until we have meet our contractual obligations.

    However, please note that issues of concern must be relevant to the contract and standard specifications for the property.  (back to top)

  13. What is the difference between a "spec" home and a custom home?

    A "spec" home is also known as a standard specification home. These homes are built according to a standard plan that all of our contractors have agreed to. When developing a plan we meet with all of our contractors and suppliers to review the plan, and the plan is built according to these specifications every time. Subject to minor changes based upon location, elevation and builder discretionary changes. It is the standard/normal specification that allows us to provide you your home at the price we advertise.

    A "custom" home can be a new plan or an existing plan that has been customized to fit a particular clients needs and/or desires. Just as you complete daily tasks that are seen as "routine" we complete our spec homes. When you are given a new project that must be completed, a routine approach cannot be used, and more time & preparation is required to begin and complete. (back to top)

  14. Why do some of the same floor plans vary from one another?

    Even though a plan may be the same on paper, the lot in which is built upon is not. Due to the varying attributes of a lot, a plan may need to be altered to accommodate it. Other factors that play a part in the finished product can also be the surrounding homes. The builder strives to have all homes be somewhat unique, to accomplish this, come  changes to the front elevation may be changed as well. (back to top)