10 Steps to Your New Home

We're with you every step of the way. You've made a wonderful and exciting decision to buy a brand-new EB home. As you move forward through each phase of the building process, our EB Home team will work side-by-side with you to make sure you understand and are prepared for each step of new home ownership. It's all part of our absolute commitment to offering the highest quality service. Making sure you get the home you want, just the way you want it!

1. Finding the Right Home 

It's the first step in the exciting process of owning your new home. You've chosen a wonderful EB Home neighborhood. Now you can pick a great homesite and floor plan. We will assist you in choosing a homesite or discuss future availability.

2. Completing your Purchase Agreement

An appointment will be set to complete your purchase agreement. The meeting will a couple of hours. You'll want to bring your checkbook. Because the homebuying process consists of numerous details, we encourage you to ask any questions along the way. We want to keep you informed and aware of all phases and requirements of the homebuilding process. By paying close attention to the details, you'll be a well-informed homebuyer!

3. Now it's time to show your style!

There are two steps to using EB Home Studio. First, because of all the wonderful choices available, you'll want to begin by browsing all the options as soon as possible.

Bring fabric swatches and great ideas for designing your new EB home. It may take a few browsing visits to determine all the options you desire. Consider all your choices, including appliances, electrical fixtures, flooring, blinds, home theater and more. In the end, browsing pays off because you've given yourself the time and opportunity to make the perfect choices for your home.

The second step is finalization. This is your final opportunity to choose your options. Be sure to receive order confirmation from your selected vendors and forward all information to our office via email.

4. You're Approved

At this point, you've moved from prequalification to the final loan approval for your new home. Approval is required within 30 days of signing the Purchase Agreement. Please consult with your home loan consultant if you are planning any changes to your financial profile. Remember, along the way, your home loan consultant may request updated information.

5. Building Excitement

The day to start building your new home has arrived! You'll have a preconstruction meeting with a superintendent who will provide details on what you can expect during each phase of building. The superintendent will also review your options and answer any questions. Here are some helpful tips to remember for your visit:

  • set aside one to two hours

  • give yourself time to arrive and begin on time

  • wear closed-toe shoes

  • follow all site safety regulations

6. Taking Shape

Your home has been framed and is ready for drywall. Electrical has been added and plumbing is in place. It's time again to tour the building site. Like the preconstruction meeting, this will take 30-60 minutes. You should take the same safety precautions, which include wearing closed-toe shoes. Plus, make sure to bring your options contract in case you need to go over any final details.

7. Finishing Touches

Your new home is close to being finished! This is an important time to:

have your home loan consultant lock in your interest rate and forward loan documents to the title company a minimum of 60 days prior to homeowner orientation
set your appointment to sign closing documents
create or transfer accounts with your utility companies
obtain homeowners insurance
You'll receive your Homeowner Manual, and we'll schedule your Orientation appointment. Please review this before your Orientation appointment so we can answer any questions you may have. We will notify you promptly if the Orientation has to be rescheduled for any reason.

8. Getting to know Your Home

Your Homeowner Orientation will take approximately one to two hours. Also, have your Homeowner Manual and disclosures available to review with your EB HOME representative.

Your representative will confirm your sign-off appointment, which is usually three business days after the Homeowner Orientation.

9. Signing the Closing Papers

As you get closer to finally owning your brand-new home, you'll meet with the title company representative. This appointment will take approximately one hour. It is important to bring:

cashier's check made payable to title company
valid driver's license or passport

10. YOU GET THE KEYS!

The Big Day Has Arrived!
These items have been completed:

  • Homeowner Orientation

  • Loan documents signed and closing funds deposited

  • Sign-off appointment completed

  • Title recorded

At closing, you will receive the key to your new EB home!