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What To Expect During The Home Building Process

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March 27, 2023

Building your own home can be an exciting and fulfilling experience, but it can also be overwhelming if you're not prepared for what to expect. From securing financing to picking out finishes, there are many steps to the home building process. In this blog post, we'll break down what you can expect during the home building process and how Oak Ridge Homes simplifies it for you.

1) Securing Financing

Before you start building your dream home, you'll need to secure financing. This typically involves meeting with one of our preferred lenders to determine your budget, credit score, and income. From there, you'll need to fill out an application and wait for approval. It's important to have a solid financial plan in place.

2) Choose Your Location

Oak Ridge Homes has a variety of existing neighborhoods to choose from, or we can purchase property on your behalf. When deciding on a location to build your new home, there are several factors at hand. It's important to know which factors are most important to you. Check out our video guide for choosing a location and for a list of our current communities:

How To Choose The Perfect Neighborhood When Building A Home

3) Designing Your Home

Next, it's time to design your home. You'll work with your builder to choose a floor plan, decide on finishes and materials, and make any necessary modifications. You'll also need to consider any special needs or requirements you have, such as wheelchair accessibility or space for a home office.

4) Breaking Ground

Once plans are finalized and permits have been approved, it's time to break ground. This involves preparing the site, pouring the foundation, and framing the structure. Your builder will likely keep you updated throughout this process, and you may have the opportunity to make any last-minute changes or decisions.

5) Building Your Home

With the foundation in place, it's time to start building your home. This involves a series of stages, including plumbing, electrical work, insulation, and drywall. You'll work closely with your builder during this process, reviewing progress and making any necessary changes.

6) Final Touches

As your home nears completion, it's time to add the final touches. This includes installing fixtures and finishes, such as light fixtures, countertops, and cabinetry. You'll begin to get a better idea of any landscaping and outdoor work you may want following the completion of your home.

7) Final Walk Through

Before you can move into your new home, you'll need to do a final walkthrough with your builder. This involves reviewing the completed work and making sure everything is up to your expectations. You'll also need to finalize any paperwork and make any necessary payments.

8) Closing Day

Finally, the day has come to sign final paperwork and get the keys to your Oak Ridge Home! Your agent and title company will review information regarding your mortgage or escrow payments, H.O.A. fees (if you have them), and next steps regarding getting utilities transferred into your name.


Building your own home can be a stressful process, but Oak Ridge Homes will provide everything you need for a hassle free experience, taking the bulk of that stress off your shoulders. It will be incredibly rewarding process as you see your house come together. By following these steps and working closely with your builder, you can rest assured that your dream home is everything you hoped it would be.

If you're ready to build or buy a home, let's connect about your next steps.

Contact us or visit our website to learn more!


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