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WHY SHOULD I BUILD WITH SIMPLICITY? Great question! The answer is…only you can decide if we’re the right builder for you. At Simplicity, we strive to make the process as transparent as possible, putting the knowledge in your hands to make the decision that’s best for you. Also, we believe in WYSIWYG! (Translation: What You See is What You Get!) You may have noticed that we offer transparent pricing via our online Instant Quote tool; you won’t find any hidden or unpublished costs with us. We encourage you to take advantage of our complimentary Homesite Evaluation, where a New Home Advisor will walk your site with you and discuss the possibilities and any potential challenges. From the time you make first contact, our goal is to meet you where you are and give you what you need to make the best decision for your family.
PRO TIP: Ask lots of questions! There are no ‘silly questions’ when you are choosing a home builder. A home purchase is the largest investment most people make in a lifetime. Even the smallest detail matters if it matters to you.
IS MY HOMESITE EVALUATION REALLY FREE? YES! Knowing what’s possible with your homesite is a crucial part of the building process – and we want you to start off on the right foot. If you own land or have identified a few properties you’re interested in, we’d love to walk your site and discuss your options. Not all land is created equal – and bringing in one of our New Home Advisors to assess the buildability of your land before you’ve moved too far down the process can help you identify (and avoid) challenges that could equal tens of thousands in additional site prep cost. This is also a great opportunity to begin building your budget.
PRO TIP: You know the saying “too good to be true”? If you find a piece of land that is considerably less expensive than others in the area, there is probably a reason.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE? Building a new home is an extraordinary thing. Dozens of people with various specialties all work in unison toward the goal of delivering you a place that you will call home. As you can imagine, there are several factors that determine how long the process will take. Here are a few examples:
- Length of time your City or County will take to process building permits
- Lender or appraisal hurdles
- Sub-contractor availability
- Level of difficulty to develop your land
- Availability and location of utilities
Knowing these factors (and more) can largely affect your build-time, we can estimate that the typical residential build-time from the time your foundation is poured to the day the City/County will deliver your Certificate of Occupancy is around 5 months.
PRO TIP: Give yourself a grace period on your closing date. If you’re moving out of a home into your new home, give yourself some wiggle room. The closer you get to your closing date, the better your chance of receiving an accurate move-in date.
WHAT IS AN ‘ON YOUR LAND’ HOME BUILD? Short and sweet, you supply the land, we build the home.
PRO TIP: Building ‘on your land’ is a great way to get the home plan and features you want, in the location you desire. Building with Simplicity will offer you both of those things, at a great value.
WHEN I USE THE INSTANT QUOTE TOOL, HOW ACCURATE IS THE PRICING? Our website is tied directly into our back-end Construction Management System. (Sounds fancy, doesn’t it?) What this means to you is that the pricing you see on the Instant Quote is the same pricing our New Home Advisors use when pricing out your building contract.
PRO TIP: Price out different combinations of features, upgrades and home plans by submitting as many Instant Quotes as you’d like. There’s no limit, and each one will be emailed to you so you can do a side-by-side comparison.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT BUILDING ON MY LAND WILL COST? We’re available to help you gather the figures needed to build a budget. Most budgets will look like this:
Home Price (use your Instant Quote) + Site Development + Permit/Utility Fees + Land = COST TO BUILD
PRO TIP: Building a budget early on in the process is important so you can avoid issues like compromising on features if it turns out your land is going to need more site prep than you had anticipated. Don’t forget, we’ll come out and meet you to conduct a complimentary Homesite Evaluation. From there, you’ll have some information to begin building your budget.
HOW IS SIMPLICITY ABLE TO OFFER SUCH A GOOD VALUE? We get it – and we did say earlier that if it seems too good to be true, it probably is! Here’s the deal: together, Simplicity and Hayden Homes are the largest privately-held Home Builder in the Pacific Northwest. How does this benefit you? Because we build at such a high volume, we have incredible purchasing power with our vendors and suppliers. We pass that value on to you, which equals lower prices and added features other builders can’t offer.
PRO TIP: Shop around – we mean it. Go to other builders, compare their pricing with ours, discover what’s included and what you’ll be paying extra for with those other guys. Consider fees, sweat equity options, and look at what people are saying online.