Making Your House A Home - Personalizing New Construction

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Why buy a new construction home? Lago Los Serranos Plan A Great Room

Some buyers relish the opportunity to put their personal stamp on the house of their dreams thereby transforming a house into a home. 

Reasons for purchasing a new construction vary from practical - an appreciation of seller provided warranties or the money saving energy efficent features - to the emotional - creating a home for yourself and loved ones.  Several years ago a highly respected Vice President of Sales for a new construction builder shared the following statement, "we are building personalized homes on a time schedule." Today at  Lago Los Serranos in Chino Hills, our first phase buyers have begun the process of personalizing their homes.


This can be an exciting, yet scary, event as you're moving through the construction process.  Option selections may sometimes be confusing as you determine which options will transform a production house into your new home. Following are terms you will encounter:


Cut-off Dates - Dates determined by the construction team based upon the construction process and usually separated into three phases.  

Stage One - Structural options: converting bedroom 3 ilo (in-lieu-off) den, Living room slider, etc. Any selections that will cause changes in the foundation or footprint of the home. Plumbing and electrical options are also included in this phase. So if you're thinking jacuzzi tub now is the time to make that selection.

Stage Two - Interior Doors, Lighting Fixtures, Counters, Cabinets (the pretty fun stuff that gives you the wow factor.)

Stage Three - Flooring, Appliance Packages, Crown Molding and Interior Paint 

Upgrades vs Standard Features - An important distinction the included features are options the Builder has included in the purchase price. Often consisting of granite/quartz counters in three color choices, cabinet style offered in three colors and an appliance package consisting of the range, microwave and dishwasher.

Purchasing a new home is a wonderful experience when buyers have knowledge and are assisted by a caring sales team.

Feel free to contact us to schedule your visit to Lago Los Serranos in Chino Hills, Ca.

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If you are considering  buying or selling new construction in the Inland Empire ~ Give me call or email me 

Cause We Like Em' New!


Kristal Wilson                                           

cell: 951- 288-7079

Shoot for the moon & if you miss you'll be among the stars



Comments (1)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is important advice to share with prospective new home buyers.

Apr 27, 2018 06:48 AM