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 40 years of experience, Florsheim has 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 offering stunning new homes.


Building Glossary

Homebuyer’s Dictionary by NAHB®

Escrow, easement, closing costs, foundation – housing jargon can daze and confuse. The National Association of Home Builders makes it easy to understand the lingo with clear definitions of common home building and buying terminology. Read more.

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

A professionally furnished and decorated home in which builders showcase various upgraded items. 

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

A thin board consisting of a coat of gypsum covered with heavy paper, used in wide sheets (4×8 and 4×12) as a base for walls. (Also known as drywall).

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