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Home Building Process

The Costa Advantage Home Building Process

The list below includes key steps you will follow when building a new home.

Choose a Professional

The Costa name carries four generations of knowledge in the construction industry; we’re the undisputed home building leader! Our advantage is experience, Costa quality and knowledge of the area and subdivisions available to fit your family’s lifestyle.

Design the Perfect House Plan

To start the process, consider these questions:
How big is your family now?
Future children plans?
How many bathrooms are needed?
Consider overnight guests?
Do you require a home office?
Do you entertain often?

What is Your New Home Budget

Monthly expenses and monthly income can help pin down the budget.
A lender will be able to determine the budget for your home loan.

Financing

The right mortgage consultant is critical. Some questions to ask them:
How many years has the lender been in the mortgage business?
What professional credentials do they have?
How are their current rates?

Your Building Lot

Consult your Costa Custom Builders, LLC professional
Consider your commute time?
What are the property taxes for the area?
What are the nearby recreational facilities?
Does the area shopping availability meet your needs?
Review the zoning requirements and limitations?
Consider any homeowner’s associations, fees, or covenants?
Will the home I want to build fit on the lot?
Do you like the school district?

Stage

Foundation & Site

Framing

Exterior Finishes

Mechanical Rough-Ins

Insulation & Air Sealing

Interior Finishes

Landscaping

Walk-Through

Time

3 weeks

3-4 weeks

1 week

4 weeks

1-2 weeks

5-6 weeks

2 weeks

1 week

Week Number

1-3

5-7

8

9-12

13-14

15-20

21-22

23

*Estimates based on a 2,000 square foot home; larger homes may take additional time. Timeframe reflects best case scenario. Delays such as weather and lack of materials or labor can add considerable amount of time.

Let’s Nail It All Down

  • Prepare and execute contracts
  • Submit deposit funds
  • Review details and timelines
  • Review your budget against the final plans
  • Finalize specifications
  • Approve positioning and layout of your new home