"Augustine Custom Homes takes the
worry out of building a new custom home. While you're busy selecting
window treatments, carpeting and siding colors, we'll be building your new home
with you by our side every step-by-step of the way." - Todd
Step 1. Lot Selection.
There are three choices available to you:
1. Your Lot: We will evaluate your lot to determine what
type of custom home can be built on it, what it will cost to develop the land,
and County limitations and restrictions.
2. One Of Our Lots: We will review with you the various
lots we only if we believe there is a suitable match to your home design needs
3. A Lot for Sale: Augustine Custom Homes will purchase a
lot for sale at your request and not charge you for it until home closing.
Step 2. Home Design Selection:
We recognize this is the most personal step of the decision
making process when building a custom home. We will attempt to make this as
enjoyable and easy as possible by making available our library of house plans
for you to review. Once you've decided on a design concept we will develop
blueprints for your review and approval. We'll also work with your architect of
choice and help you save money in the process.
Step 3. Mortgage Application and Acceptance:
This is sometimes the most frustrating and worrisome step
in the process of purchasing a home. But not with Augustine Custom Homes. As
your general contractor we do most of the work for you. All you have to do is
provide some information and sign a few forms.
Step 4. Permit Application:
We do all of the building and grading permit application
work. We follow up on every local, county and state requirement at our expense.
Usually it takes approximately 30-90 days to get an approved building permit
from the County (a little longer if grading permit is required).
Step 5. Permit Approval:
Once your building permit is approved Augustine Custom
Homes as the Maryland General Contractor will be coordinating all of the
sub-contractors committed to your project. Within 48 hours a written schedule
will be presented to you for your review and planning purposes.
Step 6. Ground-Breaking:
Construction begins on your new home within 72 hours of
receipt of an approved building permit.
Step 7. Inspections:
Each step of the building process requires approvals by
appropriate Municipality Permit Inspections.
- Water & Sewer
Step 8. "Use And Occupancy" Certificate Issuance: 120 days after
Once your custom home is completed and the Final Building
Approval is granted by the appropriate County Inspectors the County will issue a
"Use and Occupancy Certificate" certifying your home has passed all
the inspections and is ready for you to move in.
Step 9. Warranty Work: 1 Year after groundbreaking
Congratulations! You're all moved in and you love
your new home. But what if a pipe leaks or there is a crack in the
drywall? No problem! Augustine Custom Homes will stand by you for
one full year after you take possession for any defects in labor and materials