FLORSHEIM HOMES 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.
New Home Advantage
Building a new home is an investment for yourself and your loved ones, and it gives you the chance to choose your favorite amenities, from flooring to countertops and many colorful interior upgrades. Why buy a resale home when you can choose a Florsheim Home built with the latest energy efficient technology ? Learn more about the new home advantage, and see what Stella the Cat has to say about all of this!Learn more
YOUR HOMEBUYING EXPERIENCE
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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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.
STAGE 1 - PRE-CONSTRUCTION
You've made the big decision. Now, just a few more choices will start you on the path to your new home.
At contract signing your structural options will be selected.
Décor and low voltage options (flooring, countertops, alarm, TV and data) are selected (within 30 days of contract signing).
Dcor options (flooring and countertops) are selected (within 30 days of contract signing).
Lot is released to construction with a Start Package, once your loan is approved.
We start your home once we have received:
An approved plot plan
Your signed contract
STAGE 2 – PERMIT APPLICATION
While you select your low voltage and décor options, we’ll take care of the permits.
Our Superintendent applies for a permit with local City or County. Structural options must be included with permit submittal.
Superintendent evaluates options for anticipated start.
Cannot proceed to Stage Three unless low voltage and décor options have been selected.
STAGE 3 – FOUNDATION
Final plotting, plumbing and foundation (including your house, garage and porches) are poured.
Home is laid out per plot map, trenched and formed (which includes foundation related structural options).
No new structural options can be chosen at this point (refer to your sales contract package).
Rough plumbing is installed and inspected.
The City or County will perform a foundation inspection to ensure that all structural options are installed.
STAGE 4 – FRAMING
Your home and dreams begin to take shape.
Lumber and trusses are delivered.
The framer lays out and frames all walls and windows.
All trusses are rolled, set and sheathed.
The City or County will perform a framing inspection to ensure that all structural options are in place.
STAGE 5 – INTERIOR MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION
Interior Mechanical Construction
What’s on the inside counts.
All plumbing, electrical, heat and air is roughed in.
Sheetrock is delivered to the house.
Fireplace box is set (if chosen).
STAGE 6 – EXTERIOR SHELL CONSTRUCTION
Exterior Shell Construction
What’s on the outside counts too.
Exterior doors and windows are delivered and installed.
Roofing is installed.
Exterior siding and stucco lath are installed.
STAGE 7 – FRAME INSPECTION
Many inspections ensure that everything is just right.
All plumbing, electrical, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and exterior weatherproofing are inspected by City or County.
The City or County will perform a frame inspection.
Insulation, polyseal and sheetrock are installed and inspected.
The walls and ceiling are then textured after sheetrock is taped and sanded.
STAGE 8A – INTERIOR FINISH
Finishing the top, the bottom, and everything in between.
All interior trim (doors, window sills and baseboard) is delivered and installed.
All interior painting is completed.
Cabinets and hardware are set.
Bathtub/shower surrounds and countertops are installed.
The plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning systems are now completed.
Faucets, electrical switch plates, fixtures and the furnace unit, are all installed.
Shower enclosures are installed.
All floor coverings are installed.
Appliances are placed and levelled.
Fireplace hearth and mantle are installed. (if chosen).
STAGE 8B – EXTERIOR FINISH
Your home curb appeal takes shape.
The color stucco coat is applied or painted.
Driveway and walkways are poured.
Lot is finish graded.
Exterior siding is painted.
Exterior masonry (rock or brick) are completed.
Landscaping and fencing are installed.
STAGE 9 – DETAIL FINISH
Details, details, details…
All doors, windows, trim, and fixtures are inspected to meet Florsheim standards.
Final Clean-up is performed.
Touch-up paint and fine detailing are performed.
STAGE 10 – WELCOME HOME
Our house becomes your home!
A Florsheim Superintendent inspects the house prior to the final customer walk through.
Homeowner orientation walk-thru with the Superintendent.
Completion of any fine detail or punch list items.
Your loan funds and closes escrow.
We present the keys and welcome you to your new home!
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.
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.