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We know building a home can be stressful and even scary at times, but the reward is so much higher. That’s why we have compiled a list of some of the most Frequently Asked Questions, from our now, Happy Silverthorne Homeowners, to help ease the worry you may have in starting your dream home.
Where do I start?
We find that most people prefer to start with our website followed up by a virtual or in person tour of one of our several model homes. Our staff is specialized in getting you started on the right path to finding the perfect home and home site
Do I need to own land before building a home?
How long does it take to build a new home?
Typically from purchase agreement to closing takes +/- six months to complete.
However, if you need to move quicker, talk to us about some of our Quick Move-In Spotlight homes.
What is a "Quick Move-In / Spotlight" Home
We understand that not everyone can wait 6 months for new construction but they really want the carefree security a new home offers. So we take our most popular plans and selections and build homes that you can purchase while under construction or when completed for a quick seamless move in.
When meeting with a New Home Sales Consultant for the first time, what should I bring with me?
If you have a pre approval already bring that ,if you don’t have one we can set you up with a fantastic lender to help you. Aside from that bring your ideas and questions and our new home sales consultants will guide you through the process
Do I need great credit to buy a home?
We are able to help clients with all types of credit scenarios.
What is a construction loan?
A construction loan is a loan for the construction process. In any of our communities we handle everything for you all you need is to pick out the perfect home on the perfect lot. With an “on your lot” build you carry the construction loan and one of our “OYL” specialist can help you obtain one.
Can I personalize my new home?
Bring your dreams and pinterest boards because at Silverthorne making the home work for you is our goal. You get to select every aspect of your new home from a large array of selections.
Why does my home plan, look different than ones on the website?
Most of our customers utilize the ability to customize our homes to better suit their needs. This allows us to have photographs of many different floorplans and styles to give you has much visual ideas for your home as possible.
Sometimes we have computer generated images of new home plans we have yet to build. These images will show close to but not exactly what the final product would look like. Similar to the customized photographs, each home is uniquely different, and each home will look different than their computer generated counterpart.
Can I build a new home while I still own my current home?
Yes, depending on your pre approval will determine if you need to sell your home before closing on the new home or if you can wait until after you move into your dream home.
What kind of warranty does Silverthorne offer?
At Silverthorne, we have a trailblazing in house warranty process that takes care of you and your home for the first year after construction is complete. Our warranty process insures that you have a wonderful home built to last the tests of time.
What are the benefits of a Homeowner's Association (HOA)?
Homeowners associations are a huge benefit to some of our communities. Through these HOA’s they dictate what we as a builder can put in each community, this guarantees that you don’t have the eyesore of a “cookie cutter” subdivision. Your new neighborhood will be just as beautiful and unique as the dream home you create.
Ready to Buy?
Give us a call or email and we’ll be happy to help!