Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQ
When deciding to build a home, you are going to dream up a whole host of questions. Here is a list of frequently asked questions along with their answer. You will surely developed other questions, and for those, give us a call!
Question: What should I do first, find plans or talk to a builder?
Answer: We can work with either scenario. But, many home owners are working within a budget that includes the lot, site improvements, the home construction itself and various other factors. We cannot give you an exact cost without seeing the blue prints and specifications, but we can give you a cost range (usually per square foot). This estimate will be based on your concept plus our prior experience and the lot you have chosen. This will put you in the ballpark of what your dream house will cost so that you can decide if building this house if feasible prior to purchasing blue prints.
Question: How long will it take to build my home?
Answer: Most of the homes that we build take five to six months to complete from the time we break ground. The time of year that we start the process as well as Michigan weather is also a factor. Just remember that there is also quite a bit of time spent in the beginning selecting a plan, finding the perfect building site, obtaining financing, etc.
Question: When can I start my home?
Answer: Michigan winters can affect the ability to start a new home; however we have started home in every month of the year. Most often we complete the “shell” of the home so that we may begin work on the inside. Our schedule may also affect the process of breaking ground on your new home.
Question: Is Greystone Homes an Energy Star builder?
Answer: Yes, we are partnered with Energy Star! One of the best reasons to build a home over purchasing a used home is the fact that you have the opportunity to construct it right and make it energy efficient. Building practices have changed in order to meet the needs of escalating energy prices. Homes built today are sealed tighter and insulated better than home built even five years ago.
Question: Is Greystone Homes a green builder?
Answer: Yes we are. The largest portion of green building is long term energy use. This is determined by insulating, sealing, appliance efficient, furnace and AC efficiency and lighting choices during the construction process.
Question: Why is the pricing of two different 100 square foot homes different?
Answer: Prior to deciding on what house you plan to purchase or build, you should first take a look carefully at the differences. When building a house, the amount of windows, doors, details on the porch and amount of bathrooms adds to the pricing. Just because the homes have the same amount of square feet, doesn’t mean that is all you are paying for. Think of it this way, a Toyota Camry and a 5Series BMW are both four door, mid-size sedans. But they are VERY different cars each featuring different price tags!
About Greystone Homes
“Love you! Love it! were our words to Melissa and Kelly, owners of Greystone Homes, when they gave us the keys of our new brand house. There couldn’t be a way to make the house of our dreams without this great building company. They were really committed to fulfilling our expectations and working with us in every detail of design and quality of the materials. Another aspect we liked about working with them was their professionalism, expertise and honesty. They always kept us within our budget and advised us what might be better, giving us options to reach the look we wanted. The house was finished on time without any delays. We really want to thank them and their staff that made it all possible, and YES……… we LOVE our house.”
-Jamie & Dolores & Family