Home Building Tips

Home Building Tips

Welcome to Davis Signature Homes! We appreciate your interest in our custom built homes and hope the information provided in our site will help you make the best home buying decision for you and your family. Davis Signature Homes is a “design/build” custom homebuilder serving Collin, Denton, Grayson & Dallas Counties and surrounding North Texas Counties.

Our personal approach to homebuilding stresses constant communication and teamwork between client and builder from concept to completion. Our experience, quality and attention to detail assure that your building expectations will be surpassed.

Davis Signature Homes is a true custom homebuilder. Our mission is to build quality custom homes and exceed our clients’ expectations with regard to the building process, the final product and service after the sale.

Step 1: Select Your Builder
Although interchangeable with the home site selection, many times your Builder is the first step and decision to make. We suggest that you begin by interviewing several builders who have been recommended to you by friends and associates. You must feel that others have had good experiences with these builders before you even start interviewing. Also, it's important to view some of the builder's work to make sure the quality and details are compatible with your expectations. After you've met with the builder and established that he is a candidate, ask the builder for a list of previous customers; and call a few. Everyone likes to talk about their home builder if you ask!

Choosing the builder first is a smart move that will pay dividends throughout the remaining steps of the building process.

Step 2: Selecting Your Home Site
By selecting your builder first, you gain the benefit of his or her experience in making decisions regarding the home site. The builder should also be an excellent resource for information and guidance in regards to the architect or plan designer (if necessary), and sources for financing.

Time and pitfalls can be spared if you consult with your builder on the home site decision. You don't want to discover lot problems after it's too late. Many times there are unseen issues with home sites that will drive costs higher than expected. Relying on an experienced builder for guidance in finding the right home site to suit your needs will help you avoid costly mistakes.

Step 3: Selecting Your Home Plan
To provide a home plan that truly fulfills your every desire for your new home, we begin with a "wants & needs" meeting where we can begin to help you narrow down the field from which to select your plans.

In many cases, we are able to use variations of plans we have built before or "stock plans" from local plan designers and architects. In some cases, the uniqueness of your needs will require the services of an architect or home designer. We feel the home plan is the most important part of the success of your building experience.

Most architects and designers are happy to include builders in the process of planning your home. The team of owner, builder and architect allow all three to comment during the design process. This can be extremely helpful to you as the plans are being drawn. Commenting on construction detail costs can help keep the home within your budget parameters as well.
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