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Buyer resources

While buying a new home is an exciting and life-changing event, it can also be a complex process without an expert standing by your side. As a homebuilder with more than 35 years of experience, we have assembled all the experts. From sales counseling and mortgage financing to our distinguished construction team, we have the experience and impeccable attention to detail to build aspired communities with stunning new homes.


We make it easy to understand the home buying process and exactly what to expect when you're purchasing a newly constructed home. Florsheim’s collection of videos cover a variety of steps you will go through on your homebuying journey. Gain insight and tips to the home loan process, selecting your home decor, and what to expect during each stage of construction.

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Florsheim Makes Financing Your New Home Easy

Florsheim Homes endorses a select group of preferred lenders to help you with your financing needs. These home loan experts can provide you with information on the many financing options available and help create the right program for your situation and goals. Click on one of the companies below to learn more or call your Florsheim Sales Representative for details.

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Helpful Tools for Today's Homebuyer

Florsheim Homes understands that buying a new home can be an exciting yet complex event. We've provided some tools below to help guide you through the process with a better understanding of what you need to know and what you can expect.

Curious about construction? Learn more about the home building process from preconstruction and framing to inspection and detailing. Building your new home is a detailed, multi-step process. Our 10 Stages of Construction will help you track your home's progress with a better understanding of the major activities that take place during each phase.

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Buyer Terminology

Escrow, elevation, master-planned, foundation - housing jargon can daze and confuse. We make it easy to understand the lingo with clear definitions of common home building and buying terminology.

City/County Representative

Building inspectors employed by the City/County in the Building Department. They are often accredited by the International Committee of Building Officials (ICBO).

Close of Escrow

This is when the title company records the Note and Deed of Trust on your home at the County Recorder’s office. At this point title changes hands and you now own the property.

Contract Compliance

Florsheim Homes is knowledgeable about all contract documents and we will ensures that each house is built per your sales contract and construction options.

Décor Options

The final finishes (carpet, vinyl, wood or tile flooring, and tile, granite or marble countertops) you choose to personalize your home.


This is the exterior design or style of your home. Often referred to as A, B or C, or perhaps by the style itself (i.e. Spanish), the builder pre-determines which elevations are plotted to insure a pleasant and varied streetscene.

Finish Plumbing

Final placement of finish materials - faucet handles, shower handles, shower head, top mount sinks and toilets. At this time the hot water heater is installed and the furnace is hooked up; everything is operable.


This is the actual layout of the home including living, dining, kitchen and bedroom areas. A builder will offer several floorplans and you can choose the best one to suit your needs.

Model Home

Items such as light fixtures, cabinets and appliances, you have selected to tailor your home to fit your needs.

Plot map (or plan)

A plan showing your overall lot configuration and an outline of how your home sits on the lot. This is normally dimensioned showing front, sides and rear setbacks to property lines.


Foam used in window and door openings to weatherproof. Stops all penetration of outside air and will provide great energy savings.


Rafter, or truss, is the engineered roof framing system which forms the exterior roofline of your home. Some rafters have a flat lower cord, and some are sloped and this will provide a unique interior space, or volume, within the home.

Rough Plumbing

Installation of plumbing services (under the slab) that supply all of the fixtures in the house. This includes water and waste drainage from bathrooms, kitchen and laundry.


A thin board consisting of a coat of gypsum covered with heavy paper, used in wide sheets (4x8 and 4x12) as a base for walls. (Also known as drywall).

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