WHERE WE BUILD:
At Independent Building, we build custom homes that are equally as alluring, as they are functional. Whether you’re looking to build in our current subdivision Harris Pond Village, on land you already own or need help finding land, we can help! Our comprehensive team of building and land development specialists are available to build your dream home in most of Massachusetts.
Congratulations, you’ve found the perfect piece of land, and now you’re ready to dive headfirst into the construction of your new dream home. We offer a free no-obligation home-site evaluation, contact us today to schedule an appointment.
LOOKING FOR LAND?
Having a tough time locating the ideal piece of land to build your new home? Don’t sweat it, Independent building is here to help. With hundreds of new home builds under our belt, we know a little something about finding and developing land. Contact us today to get started.
Discover a Homesite
When choosing the site of your new home, it’s vital to take into account the slew of factors that can influence construction. The simple fact is, most building sites are going to require at least some improvements to become build ready. Our team of land development experts is ready to survey your land and give you the optimal course of action. The objective is to keep the expenses associated with preparing your site for your new home as minimal as possible.
One of the most important factors in a successful new home build is pre-construction preparation.
Understanding what options and features you can fit into your budget is a huge piece of the puzzle when building a new home. Unlike most companies, during this process, you will be working directly with the builder. This gives you the chance to express your vision for the home directly to the source. No middleman means your wishes won’t get lost in the shuffle, and you receive a quote we fully stand behind.
No two home-sites are exactly alike, each piece of land is going to have its own unique set of challenges. Typically, it’s safe to assume there will be an initial investment of $30,000 – $45,000 for roughly a ½ acre of site development. We oversee most site related activities and you will receive an itemized budget of the associated expenses.
When it comes to funding your new home build you have a few options. These include a construction-only loan, construction-to-permanent loan, or you can pay cash. You will need to secure your construction loan before the project starts. The construction loan will be used to fund your new home build and the purchase of your site.
The final stepping stone towards the commencement of your new home is the Purchase Agreement. Once you’ve arrived at this step, the majority of the hard work is behind you. You’ve approved the land development, placement of your home, and design of your home. All that’s left to do is sign!
Now it’s time for the most enjoyable part of the new build process. Armed with our generous allowances you’ll visit our partners to make the selections that will define the style for your new home. At this time you’ll be choosing the cabinetry, granite, tile, flooring, electrical and plumbing fixtures to be utilized in your home.
The time has come to begin constructing your new home. As construction of your new home progresses we’ll keep you in the loop with phone calls, emails, and photos.
When certain checkpoints are hit in the construction of your home, we will schedule site meetings to ensure a smooth build. An example of a site meeting would be an electrical walkthrough.
The construction of your new home is a very exciting time. Simply give us a call and we’re happy to meet you on-site to check out the progress of your new home.
We’ve arrived at the finish line! Your dream home is now complete, now it’s time to get educated on how it operates. The builder will accompany you on a tour of your new home showing you everything you need to know. This is also a great time to take stock of any touch-ups. Typically, these items will be taken care of before our settlement meeting.
The procedure for finalizing your new home on your own land is a little bit different than if you were to build in one of our communities. Since you own the land and have funded construction via a construction loan, all we need to do is hand over the keys in conjunction with your settlement package. After reviewing, all that’s left to do is sign off and it’s a wrap!
Your First Year
Just as important to us as building a beautiful home, is the customer service we provide after your home is built. Around the end of your first year, we return to your home and take care of any items covered under your one-year warranty.
Warranties Beyond One Year
In addition to our extensive one year warranty, you receive generous manufacturer warranties on the products utilized in the building of your home. Please refer to your settlement folder for more information on these warranties.