We are already very busy with work, family, and other activities- will building a new home take up a large amount of our free time?
Our selections coordinator, project manager and builder will walk you through our home building process and address any concerns you may have. Our in-home selections center makes it easy to pick flooring, cabinets, hardware, plumbing, lighting, and all interior and exterior finishes. Any questions you may have can be addressed by phone or email within 24-48 hours to put your mind at ease.
Will you build on a home if we already own the lot?
Jim Giguere will personally walk the lot to determine the quality of the soil. If anything is questionable, we can send a surveying company to give an accurate soil evaluation to make sure we can build without issue.
What contributes to the final cost of the home?
In the first two hour meeting with Jim Giguere a price point is set. From that price point, a selection group package is given and will be in the agreed specifications sheet. Any customizations that are not agreed upon in your contract price, such as changes in structural dimensions or any aesthetic or eco-friendly upgrades, will affect the final cost of your home.
We already have our own floor plan. Can you build it?
Yes, our draftsman can turn any floor plan into your custom dream home.
Who will take care of permits and inspections?
Our project manager is responsible for all permits and inspections of the home and making sure everything is up to code.
How can I be sure that building costs will not exceed our budget?
During your first two hour meeting, Giguere Homes sets a budget which we are committed to honoring. The builder will select the proper quality materials to stay within your budget. We can also adjust the square footage to keep the budget within your price range.
At what point does the home need to be insured?
It is our responsibility to insure the home up until the day of closing. After that we transfer the title to the new Home Owner.
What sets you apart from other builders?
There are many aspects about Giguere Homes that set us apart from other builders including being a green-certified building company, catering to all disabilities, and including features as standard that are add-ons for other building companies.
What are the benefits of building a home with Giguere?
There are many benefits to building with Giguere Homes. We have access to high quality building materials, Energy Star efficient products, as well as access to consistent contractors. We also work closely with our clients throughout the entire process to ensure that all of their needs are met.
What features are standard in your homes?
I am interested in a loan, but don’t know what kind I need or who to go to?
DART Bank is the primary lender that we recommend.
DART bank: (616) 608-1880 http://www.dartbank.com/
What is the difference between a conventional mortgage and a construction loan?
A construction loan is a loan to finance the improvement or development of real estate. This is usually short-term financing in which portions of the loan are given to the builder as different stages of the construction are completed. A conventional mortgage loan is a loan that is neither insured nor guaranteed by the government. A conventional loan is, therefore, not an FHA insured or VA insured loan.
Should I go through the same lender for a construction loan?
Our clients typically choose to go through the same lender for all their banking needs.
Are there any possible set-backs that I could expect to encounter along the way?
Changes made after drywall is installed will delay the building process. However Giguere Homes ensures that we can handle any complications in a way that will cause the least amount of stress for our clients.
I am interested in building; however I haven’t sold my house yet- what should I do?
Jim Giguere, broker and builder, will list the home for a 1% commission fee if you decide to build your home with us.
Is it possible to change something in my home after I have already signed on the contract and selections?
Yes, but some changes would be time sensitive.