Top Five FAQs of Presale Home Buyers

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Thank you for your interest in learning more about purchasing a MN Custom Home prior to completion.  Whether you’ve found the perfect floor plan and location or are excited to put your custom touch on the final details of the home, we’re working hard to make the purchase and planning as easy as possible.  

 
 

Are the “listed” presale homes (on the NWMLS) the only homes available for sale? What if I’m interested in a home that isn’t listed?

If you have interest in a property that is not listed, but on our “Under Construction” page, let us know.  We’ve recreated our Contact Us submission to either let us know about locations or price points that interest you or a specific project that you have your eye on.

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What is the purchase process for buying a home that is still under construction?

  1. CONTACT US
    Start by reaching out through our Contact Us submission form.  We will be in touch with you – or your broker, if you’re working with one

  2. QUICK CALL
    We will be in touch within 2-business days (most often 1 or fewer) to share information and learn more about what you’re looking for.

  3. NARROW IT TO 1-3
    Based on your interests, price range and timing, we’ll focus on the best 1-3 homes that fit your criteria. Driving by the addresses of homes that interest you can help you get to know what streets and neighborhoods are an ideal fit.

  4. TOUR OF MN
    As we get closer to mutual agreement, we’ll schedule a tour of at or near completed MN homes that have a similar features and design elements.

  5. MAKE AN OFFER
    Submit an offer and let’s see where it goes.  Once we’ve come to mutual agreement, then…

  6. MUTUAL FEASIBILITY
    We’ll schedule a meeting with you and our lead Project Managers to walk through an in-depth look at our process, including change-orders and customizable selections.  If both parties are comfortable, we move forward with our plans, timelines and build you the home of your dreams.

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What are things I will not be able to change for a presale?

  • Floor plans cannot be changed as they are already permitted, and walls cannot be adjusted. 

  • Fixtures, lighting paint and other items are on the list as long as they have not been ordered or installed at the time of the Mutual Feasibility meeting (those items will be covered in that meeting).

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 How many planning meetings to we get with the Project Manager?

  • Initial PM meeting within two weeks of mutual agreement during the mutual feasibility period.

  • Two additional PM meetings are scheduled as needed to finalize your home’s plans.

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If I do not want to move forward with the purchase following the Mutual Feasibility meeting with the project manager, do I get my earnest money back?

  • Yes – 100%. No obligation.