Though the model was not listed, we received several requests to purchase the home from interested buyers. We accepted an offer and the model will be closing on May 24, 2013. That only leaves you two more weekends to tour the home. Come out this weekend and see one of the most exciting single story homes in the marketplace.
All of Trustway’s homes include excavation. Excavation IS NOT an allowance with Trustway Homes like it is with many other area builders.
What exactly does this mean to a customer to have excavation as an allowance? When a builder uses an allowance for excavation, the risk of the final cost falls on the buyer and not the builder. When a builder bids out the buyer’s home, they get firm pricing for lumber, windows, the foundation, etc. The buyer knows that for the sum they have agreed to, they are going to receive all the components at no extra charge.
But when a builder uses an allowance for a component of the house such as excavation, the client is being exposed while neither the builder nor the contractor need to be concerned about the final end price as the buyer is inevitably the one responsible for the final cost.
You should consider why a builder would not include excavation as a firm price in the home before you make your decision for the builder of your home. At Trustway, excavation of the home is included in the price of our homes!
There are basically two types of lots; flat lots and exposed lots. The difference between a flat lot and an exposed lot is with an exposed lot, the basement foundation is exposed due to the grade of the property.
A flat lot is always less expensive to build on due to an exposed lot requires additional foundation work and possibly much more items like; stone, brick, siding, windows, doors, etc. than a flat lot. Many buyers want an exposed lot because it allows many more options when finishing the lower level.
All exposed lots are different and will only allow a certain amount of exposure. If the lot has a slow decreasing grade, you may be able to get a 2’ exposure for example. With this type of grade, it would be impossible to build full exposure, which would allow for a patio door with a walkout.
Again, it is always strongly recommended that you never enter into an offer to purchase for vacant land until you have had a builder look at the lot. The developer and the municipality will have the final word on what will be the final grade for the property.
The most common process in acquiring a home is to call an agent, go to an open house and make an offer. Once everything is in order, you move to your new home. On the other side of the real estate market, there are prospective homeowners who have enjoyed the luxuries in life that they prefer a home that is customized according to their lifestyle.
One of the home builders in Wisconsin that can provide such customization is Trustway Homes. Home builders in Wisconsin know how expensive it is to build a home according to whim of the homeowner. Thus, quality is important because this type of homeowners can foot the bill and demand excellent workmanship from these home builders in Wisconsin.
Trustway Homes, being one of those luxury home builders in Wisconsin, has an extensive selection of home models for the discriminating taste of the elite homeowners. Home builders in Wisconsin know that it is challenging to build a home from the bottom up, not to mention the customization that home builders in Wisconsin have to do. Because these homeowners shell out thousands of dollars for their dream homes, home builders in Wisconsin understand the value of craftsmanship, organization and teamwork.
That is why Trustway has a team of home builders in Wisconsin that can handle different enormous tasks. Because this is a difficult endeavor, this team of home builders in Wisconsin orients the homeowners at the construction process. Many homeowners appreciate the value of their homes once the team of home builders in Wisconsin completes their dream homes.
Building a home, as compared to buying one, is a tedious yet rewarding process. Homeowners as well as home builders in Wisconsin understand the hard work and fulfillment that go with it. Those who are searching for home builders in Wisconsin should visit www.trustway.com for more information.
Many people do not build because they are overwhelmed by the process. We will try to explain how easy it is to build a new home and how Trustway Homes can make the building process seamless for you.
There are really two components to building a house; the lot and the house.
There are many options you need to be aware of when searching for a lot for your dream home. First, do you want an improved lot (municipal sewer and water) or unimproved lot (septic and well)? There are developments and lots that have a mixture of both like sewer and well.
If you buy a lot with municipal water and sewer, the hookup costs for the water and sewer laterals will usually be $2500-$3000. The actual cost depends on the setback of the home from the street. Lateral costs are basically the lineal costs to run the laterals from the main to the house.
With an unimproved lot, you will need to factor in the costs for septic and well. With septic, there are two types; conventional and mound. When a developer develops a piece of land, he is required to do soil testing to see what type of septic system can be installed at the lot. Subsoils that are not heavy soils can handle a conventional septic system which costs $7,000-$8,000. Heavy soils will not perk so a mound system is required. Mounds are usually priced around $14,000, but can vary.
A well is priced per lineal foot but there are also other factors that can drive costs. Well depths can vary greatly within the same development. Well depths are recorded at the State so the well digger can get the depths of nearby wells. Though depth of nearby wells is good information, it is not a guarantee that your well will be the same depth. Well prices can vary greatly if the area water aquifer is deep. Typically though, we usually suggest budgeting around $8,000 for a well.
So, if you add the cost of a mound and a well together, you are looking at around $22,000 to install both, whereas with an improved lot you would be looking at around $3,000 maximum for a home setback 50 feet from the road.
All the gathering of this information is handled by our team at Trustway Homes!
Next Blog Topic – flat lots versus exposures
We have an accepted offer for our Landmark II model. So, we would rather sell the furniture then move it. If you are interested in purchasing like-new furniture at unbelievable prices, please call Trustway Homes and learn how you can see it. 262-695-6400
The furniture can be seen only during model hours, which are Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 pm.
The national average for a 30-year FIXED mortgage for the week of 7/13/12 was 3.56%. It is hard to believe buyers are not running out and signing contracts to build a new home. It is hard to believe that rates could get any lower!
Trustway Homes is teaming up with the MBA and the Blood Center of Wisconsin for a blood drive at the MBA’s offices in Pewaukee.
This is a great way to help people in need and it takes less than an hour of your time.
You can schedule online by going to www.bcw.edu/TrustwayMBA
Your help will be greatly appreciated by others.
We have an accepted offer for the Landmark II model home located in Belle Chasse development in Muskego. The home will continue to be open on the weekends until August 6th.
This is a really beautful and well detailed home. If you have not seen it yet, we encourage you to view it as soon as possible.
We are finalizng our next new model design. Watch for details!
If you would ever check the BBB rating for Trustway Homes, you will find we have an A+ rating but that we are not accredited by the BBB. What does this mean?
An A+ rating means the BBB has no complaints against us by our clients which is a testament on how we deal with our clients. We stand behind the homes we build and we take care of our clients. In fact, we are the only builder in the State of Wisconsin to ever win the NRS Customer Satisfaction Award given nationally to the best rated builder.
But, we are not accredited by the BBB. To be accredited by the BBB you need to be a paying member. We have been members on and off over the past 20 years but we have found no value in the other services they offer. We highly respect the BBB but, like any business, we must feel we are getting value for the money we spend with any organization. At this time, we have no need for the services they offer.