Custom Home Building in Colorado Springs
Making the decision to build a custom home is no small feat and when it comes to making sure you get what you want, we know the right questions to make sure you have everything you’re desiring for your new home. We’ll guide you through the process from conception to the completion, complete with pictures and weekly updates throughout the building process.
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On average, how much does a custom home build cost?
The cost of building a house can vary greatly. Baer’s Home Concepts has various floor plans and finishes for homes that fit nearly every budget. Final cost really comes down to personal preference and the selections you make.
Does it cost more to build a custom home than a pre-built home?
Building a custom home doesn’t have to be more expensive than purchasing a new pre-built home (or a “spec home”). True expense comes when “builder basic” features and finishes receive upgrades at the owners request. There might be places in your home where basic serves it purpose and fits the bill but other places where you desire an upgrade. All custom really means is “just the way you want it”. So if you want a home with a basic floor plan and standard features, we can build it for you. If you want a minimalistic home, we can build it for you. If you want a luxury home with Italian stucco, we can do that too. So custom doesn’t have to mean “expensive,” it just means “a home that’s made just for you.”
How long will it take to build my home?
Our average custom home takes 6 months to build. A good rule of thumb is 120 days from the start of framing. What’s most important is that you understand and are comfortable with each step of the building process and the decisions that are being made in each stage. If there’s an issue that needs to be revisited during a build, we’ll make time to properly evaluate and make changes as needed, but it is important to know that each additional change can tack on time to the total project length.
Should I buy land before contacting a builder, or talk to a builder before I buy land?
The land you purchase will dictate much about the design of your home. So, while it may be obvious that we can’t start building a home until you have a place to build it, what might not be so obvious, but is just as important to know, is that we really can’t design a home until we know exactly what amount of space we’re working with and the kind of building conditions we’ll have to work around.
In general, you’ll want to own land before you start talking to a builder about design and pricing but, at the same time, a builder can offer advice on purchasing land that might make your build more expensive or, possibly, even cost prohibitive. With that said, if you have questions you’d like to ask us while looking for a piece of land to purchase, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Can We Provide Any of the Work (Sweat Equity) on Our New Home?
We do allow our customers to handle certain phases of the work on their new home. Items such as site work, lot improvements, the purchase of light fixtures, cabinets, and floor coverings are all acceptable phases of work for our customers to handle.
Can I visit my home while it's under construction?
Yes! Building a new home is both an exciting and intense process. We want to make sure that each step of the build remains both enjoyable and comfortable for you.
It is however important to note that your safety and the safety of our workers is our top priority therefore we require that all site visits be scheduled with our Site Coordinator to ensure that it’s safe for you to enter the property and, as a safety precaution, we require that all active work cease while you are on the property.
How does closing work on a custom home build?
30 days prior to closing on your new home, we’ll schedule a meeting to review all warranty documentation. We’ll review what is covered under the warranty, the schedule of warranty visits, and discuss the setup up of your utilities, cable, garbage service, etc. Then, working together with your real estate attorney and loan officer, you’ll be guided through the proper paperwork and documentation required to close your loan. The closing will happen in a manner much like that of a closing for the sale of an existing home. You will receive a home binder that includes all your warranties, specific information pertaining to your home, and of course the keys to your new home.
- Contact us: First things first, we’ll need you to get a hold of us via phone at (719) 439-5420 or by using the form on our contact us page.
- Schedule an Appointment: Once we’ve gotten all your information, we’ll schedule a time to come out and look at your property.
- Draw up a Contract: Once we’ve selected a floor plan and determined the scale and budget for your new home, we’ll provide you with a builder’s contract for your attorney to review. Once the contract is approved, we’ll draw up a blueprint from your new home and get to work.
- Pick out Product: Selecting and purchasing new product and finishes for your new home can be overwhelming. We can help! We’ll provide you with information on where to shop for products at reputable stores with the best price points in the area.
- Final Approvals: Once your selections are approved and we’ve received a mortgage commitment from your bank, we’ll get a building permit pulled and get your new home underway.
- Break Ground: This usually occurs 45 days from the time you sign the contract. Once framing begins, your home will be completed 120 days from the start of framing.
- Project Completion: We will work hard to ensure we meet your expectations, stay within your budget and meet the project deadlines.
We currently service the Colorado Springs Metro Area, Denver Metro Area and the Pueblo Metro Area. These areas include, but are not limited to:
Colorado Springs Metro Area
Colorado Springs, Monument, Black Forest, Woodland Park, Divide, Falcon, Fountain, Security-Widefield
Denver Metro Area
Denver, Aurora, Castle Pines, Castle Rock, Centennial, Englewood, Golden, Littleton, Lone Tree, Parker
Pueblo Metro Area
Pueblo, Canon City, Florence, Salida