At one time or another, most people dream of building a new home from the ground up, and Mungo Homes wants building to be easy! We've learned a lot during our more than 60 years of new home construction, so we are very methodical in our process, and the benefit is that you know what to expect, have no surprises, and can be assured that "we've got this!" Here's a general outline of the Construction Process, and the steps to follow!
While each project varies slightly, here are the general steps involved in building your new home:
Meet with one of our experienced on-site New Home Advisors to select the floor plan and home site that's perfect for you! Once the purchase agreement is executed and approved, you will have 30 days to contact a lender to apply for and get approved for a mortgage loan.
Mungo Homes has partnered with several lenders—each with a variety of loan programs, and a team of processors and underwriters exclusively dedicated to Mungo home buyers. So when it comes time to apply for a Mortgage, your New Home Advisor can give you the contact information for our loan partners. More information on Financing.
While your construction documents are being prepared, you will have a private two to three-hour appointment with a Mungo Homes Design Coordinator in our Design Center to choose your interior and exterior finishes. Selections for homes in our Genesis Collection are specially pre-chosen so Genesis buyers will not need a design appointment.
You will meet your builder for the first time at the pre-construction meeting to review: the floor plan, Design selections, the plot plan, the location of the home and driveway on the site, and answer any questions you might have. It is important to make a list of questions and be prepared since changes can't be made after this meeting.
Prior to installation of the dry-wall, you will have a pre-drywall meeting with your builder to see everything behind the walls and to review the location of your electrical outlets, phone, and cable jacks.
Upon completion of your home and prior to closing, you will have a final orientation with your builder so he can demonstrate and explain products and features in your new home. This is also the time to review the workmanship as it relates to the applicable construction standards, and take the time to review all finished surfaces such as cabinets, counter tops, faucets, hardware, light fixtures, floor coverings, tubs, mirrors, windows, walls, etc., so that any imperfections can be corrected prior to closing.
A homecoming meeting will take place immediately before closing to review any items that might have needed correcting from the Final Orientation; your home Warranty will be reviewed; the Customer Service process explained; and you will be shown how to maintain certain items in your home.
Prior to closing, the attorney will provide you details regarding dates, times, and the funds needed to close. At closing you will be provided with your keys and you will be a Mungo homeowner!