Building Experience

StyleCraft Homes

The Live Up Building Experience

Passport Homes

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    Before we can break ground or on your homesite, we need to analyze the land to make sure everything meshes with our construction process and the StyleCraft floor plan you’ve selected. We call this our Feasibility Period, and it comprises a comprehensive homesite review — testing soil, surveying boundaries and so much more — to ensure that there are no unforeseen challenges with construction. A one-time, nonrefundable $1,500 fee covers everything. (Additional costs may apply if the needed homesite documentation is not available.) Your takeaway includes a feasibility study detailing all changes that need to be made before we can start building. This is completely non-binding; homebuyers can walk away afterward or buckle up for the exciting next steps.

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    Create Your Personalized Purchase Agreement.

    Once you have received the StyleCraft Passport feasibility stamp of approval, it’s time for your contract appointment. This affords your New Home Sales Consultant and our preferred lenders the time to solidify your choices in the form of a Purchase Agreement, a contract establishing the responsibilities of each party throughout the home building/home buying experience. A more personalized building experience, including key dates, is developed utilizing information specific to your home and the options you’ve chosen.

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    Submit Your Loan Application.

    When shopping for your new home, visions of contemporary floor plans, gorgeous kitchens and oversized closets may dance in your head — clouding that you have a loan commitment due within 45 days of your signed Purchase Agreement. That’s why we’ve partnered with a few mortgage companies that specialize in construction line of credit loans to lead you through the process to help you select what is best for you and save you time and money along the way.

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    Attend Your Pre-Design Orientation.

    The outside of your new home is a blank canvas — all it needs is an artist’s touch. Review our color collections for inspiration (provided in your CustomerLink portal — an online resource for everything you want to know about your home) and keep track of any questions you may have for your New Home Design Consultant. You may even select your exterior color scheme and be one step closer to a picture-perfect home.

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    Design Your Home Life.


    Get Connected. Your Home Technology Orientation.

    Today, we’re more connected than ever — so our homes should be, too. Meet with a Home Technology Integrator at our preferred wiring partner, Structured Cable of Virginia, and learn about all options you have available. Talk through where you’d like to watch your favorite show or cheer on your sports team so that we can ensure you spend more time watching the big screen and less time fussing with wires. You can be as connected as you want to be.

    Project Yourself. Your Design Orientation.

    Now is the time to think through how you would like to work, play, and rest in your new home. Simply plan how each room or space will work best for you and jot down any questions for your New Home Design Consultant. Then meet at our Design Studio for a unique, one-day experience to review all design options available and select the ones you want. You’ll be making your new StyleCraft Passport home yours.

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    Congratulations! Obtain Loan Commitment!

    Remember your Loan Application meeting? Well, congratulations! You have received a formal commitment letter from a mortgage lender. Now you’re ready for the closing table.

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    Closing on your construction loan gives us the go-ahead to proceed with your Live Up Building Experience! Depending on your mortgage lender, this can take one of two directions. You can either experience one comprehensive closing or two separate closings, with the the other to be scheduled once construction is completed.

    Either way, we are here to help and to make closing as seamless as possible. That’s why we partnered with Parker Pollard, one of the area’s best real estate law firms, to assist you. Your Settlements Coordinator will schedule your closing appointment, along with providing you all the pertinent details.

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    Get Ready. Your Pre-Construction Orientation.

    Take off your design hat and put on your construction cap — it’s time to talk shop with your Project Manager! This Orientation guides you through everything from blueprints and breaking ground to design options, warranties and moving in — so be sure to note any questions prior to this meeting. They’ll also review team communications expectations, jobsite safety precautions and your estimated construction start date!

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    Walk Through Your Homesite Orientation.

    Lace up your boots (or other closed-toed shoes) and get ready to walk every inch of your yard. There, your Project Manager will do a 30-minute review of everything about your homesite, from location of utilities to orientation of home and driveway and upcoming schedule. Don’t forget to bring your copy of your plot plan, and a smile — in case you’d like to snap a photo next to your very own SOLD sign!

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    Let The Fun Begin! Construction Start!

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    Let’s go vertical! Construction start is an exciting time as your new Passport home begins to take shape. From here on out, your Project Manager will work with our trade partners to construct your new home, meeting with you at critical points along the way. Be sure to check your CustomerLink portal, as your Project Manager will be posting photos of your new home at various construction milestones. A great photo album of home!

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    Bring Your Vision. Pre-Drywall Orientation.

    Pull out the boots and hard hat again — it’s time to meet your new home! Navigating through rooms of 2×4 studs can take some vision, so bring your Design Studio Floor Plan, as well as any questions you may have for your Project Manager. This is your opportunity to gain a better understanding of the construction of your home and placement of electrical, structured wiring, HVAC and plumbing systems. With a roof overhead, it won’t be long now!

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    See It For Yourself! Pre-Settlement Orientation.

    Your new home is nearly complete, which means you’ve earned front-row tickets to an interactive homeowner how-to! Just bring any questions you have for your Project Manager. SyleCraft stands by the quality of our homes, providing a complimentary, third-party home inspection and report for your review. You’ll also learn how everything operates, review warranties and what maintenance is required. You’re definitely the homeowner star of this production!

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    Get Your Keys! Final Home Acceptance.


    At this point, new homeowner anticipation is no doubt getting the best of you, so we promise to keep this short! This is the last time you will be our guest in your new home, as this is where we turn the keys over to you, making your home officially yours. It’s also your last review of your home’s completeness prior to closing, so ask your Project Manager any questions you may have.

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    Finally! Attend Closing.

    It’s finally here — the day your new StyleCraft Passport home officially becomes your home! Depending on your mortgage lender, you may have already completed this step, in which case you can skip ahead.

    If you’ve only completed an initial closing, then a second closing is needed to seal the deal now that construction is complete. It’s also a busy time, as you coordinate moving, change your address, and transfer utilities. But rest assured that we’re here to help. Plus, we partnered with Parker Pollard, one of the area’s top real estate law firms, to make sure your closing is seamless. Your Settlements Coordinator will reach out to schedule your closing appointment and make you have everything needed to make closing a snap.

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    Move In!

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    It’s yours! We wish you all the best as you cross your threshold (or are carried across), move in, unpack and begin making the house we built your home. Congratulations! And welcome home!

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    Enjoy A How-To Refresher. 60-Day Post-Closing Review.

    It’s been about six to eight weeks since you moved in, so you’re just starting to break-in your new home. If you’ve experienced any issues with life inside or out, be sure to jot them down. Your Project Manager is happy to help save the day!

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    Meet Our Customer Care Team. 10-Month Post-Closing Review.

    It’s been nearly 10 months since the settlement of your home. We hope you’re enjoying living in it as much as we enjoyed building it! To ensure that your home lives like new long after move-in, we’ll dispatch our in-house Customer Care Technician, or the more aptly named “Fix It” fleet, to follow-up on your experience thus far and ensure that everything continues to operate properly. If you have any questions or concerns about your home, be sure to contact your Customer Care Technician before your one-year warranty expires.

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    Touch It Up. 1-Year Drywall & Paint Review.

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    You’re not the only one settling into your new home — your walls settle too. So, about one year after closing, be sure to contact your Customer Care Technician to repair any nail pops, drywall, or paint touch-ups. You’ll need to submit your one-time drywall and paint-touch up certificate. (Just think of it as a complimentary face lift for the interior of your home!)

Building experience events and duration may vary depending on community, lifestyle, floor plan type and size, the Purchaser’s adherence to responsibilities set forth in the Purchase Agreement, the Purchaser’s selections, receipt of necessary permits, county response times, and delays due to delivery of materials, weather, or acts of God. A more personalized building experience, including tentative key dates, will be provided to you after your Purchase Agreement. StyleCraft Homes will then communicate any delays to your personalized building experience as needed.

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