It's in the details.
That's why we have a set process.

1. The Paperwork

You can select a new home that is under construction or you can choose to build your new home from the ground up by selecting your homesite and your plan. After you meet with your new home sales professional, the purchase agreement will be submitted for approval and signatures. Contact your lending professional to secure your preapproval and good faith estimate. This will begin the mortgage process.

2. The Creating

The Estimating and Drafting Departments will begin their work in drawing your plans and getting your planbook ready for release to your building superintendent to begin construction. During this time, you will meet with your designer at the Essex Homes Design Studio to make your interior and exterior selections. You will also be meeting with our technology specialist for your sound, image and security selections. All paperwork must be completed and approved prior to the release of your planbook.

3. The Preparation

Approximately 60 days prior to the completion of your new home, you will need to:

  • Obtain final approval on your mortgage financing. This will ensure a smooth transition and closing on your new home.
  • Contact your homeowners insurance company to have an insurance policy in place the day of closing.
  • Contact the utility companies to have electricity, gas, and water transferred into your name the day of closing.
  • Funds for closing need to be certified funds in the form of a cashiers check.

4. The Construction

When your plan book is released, you will meet with your new home sales professional and building superintendent in your community before the construction of your new home begins. Together you will review your selections, review your home plans and the building process. The building process typically follows this schedule:

  1. Homesite Preparation
  2. Foundation
  3. Framing
  4. Rough-ins (HVAC, plumbing, electrical)
  5. Insulation Installed
  6. Drywall Installation and Finishing
  1. Interior Paint
  2. Cabinetry & Countertops
  3. Plumbing & Lighting
  4. Flooring Installed
  5. Quality Assurance Check
  6. Homeowner Orientation

5. The Closing

Once your home is complete, you will meet with your building superintendent for new home orientation. This is your time to familiarize yourself with your new home and all of its components. Your superintendent will also review the warranty process and you will receive contact information for post-closing assistance.