2. Prepare for Your Consultation
Once you’ve scheduled your Home Building Consultation, the next step is to start browsing our floor plans. We offer a wide range of options, from small single-story homes to larger family homes.
Consider refining your search to the number of bedrooms you’ll need and the dimensions of your lot and build site to help you get started. While browsing the floor plans ahead of time, take note of your favorite floor plans, styles, layouts, and what you desire in your dream home.
Do you feel you need more guidance in selecting a base home plan? Our Home Consultants are very knowledgeable about our home plans and will help guide you to the best plan for your lifestyle and property requirements.
Shell & Super Shell Program Options
Did you know HiLine Homes has three home building programs with different levels of involvement? This could be a good time to consider how much you wish to participate in the construction of your new home. Many of our homeowners are happy with the traditional home building program. Still, some people prefer a more hands-on approach where they get to customize their home by doing the finish work themselves.
If you’d like to have more control over finishing your house the way you like, a Shell or Super Shell package may be right for you. In our Shell program, we’ll get you started by taking care of the:
- Exterior Doors
- Interior Framing
You can take it from there to finish your home the way you want! Or, our Super Shell program includes all of the above plus:
- Rough plumbing
- Rough electrical
These are great cost-saving options for those looking to participate in the home building process and offer extra control over the latter stages of the process.
3. Develop a Budget or Seek Financing
With our years of experience and industry connections, we’ve helped thousands of families secure financing for the construction of their dream home. Our team of experts maintains a list of Approved Lenders who may use the final appraisal value of your home to help you qualify for up to 100% financing*.
Get in touch with a HiLine Home Consultant today for more information about developing a budget and securing financing or fill out our easy-to-use Loan Prequalification Form to get started.
4. After The Home Building Consultation
It is possible that soon after your home building consultation, you’ll have a few more questions or want clarification on a topic. Now you have an established team of resources to help you through your questions and the entire home building progress. Please feel free to reach out to us. We are happy to help!
Once you’ve had your consultation and taken the necessary steps to verify that your land is suitable for on-your-lot construction, it’s time to order your home and begin the site development process.
When you feel confident in the suitability of your property, the floor plan, and financing, the next step is to order your home. After you order your HiLine Home, we will engineer your home specifically for your property location and provide you with the documentation to start the process for your building permit application and, if necessary, the closing of your construction loan.
Frequently Asked Questions about Land
How many acres do you need to build a house?
You don’t need acreage to build a home on your own land. A ¼-acre lot may work just fine if the dimensions of the property and setbacks allow for the homesite. Choosing the right floor plan and the appropriate orientation for your home becomes more important with a smaller lot, but you don’t need a ton of land to build your dream home!
What do you need on your land to build a house?
The site development includes, but is not limited to, acquiring building permits, excavation and clearing of property in preparation for the foundation, bringing utilities to the home, and more. As with any profession, those in the building industry rely on their preferred experts for each task during the development phase. You can rely on our knowledge and resources as an industry leader. Our Pre-Construction team is here to assist you through these steps.
How much does it cost to build a house on your land?
The best way to determine the cost of building your new home is to schedule a free home building consultation. Our knowledgeable Home Consultants will review the process of building a new home and answer your questions. During the consultation, we will review the total project cost. The cost of building a home on your land can vary substantially depending on factors like the size and location of your property, home plan, and cost of utilities. For example, if your land doesn’t already have utilities, you’ll want to factor in the cost of bringing them to the site.