How to buy your home

How to buy a homePurchasing a new home should be exciting, rewarding and fun. However, since it's not something you do every day, it requires time, planning and energy. We would like to take some of that burden off your shoulders and help you learn more about the process.

Find your home

What do you want in a new home?

Most new home buyers consider the following factors when making their decision:

  • Location
  • Neighborhood
  • Floor Plan
  • Home Sites
  • The Builder

The location:

Your lifestyle will influence where you want to live. For example, you may want to be close to work. You may want to be near a certain school district. Or, you may want to be close to recreational opportunities. Here's a list of items to consider when evaluating the location:

Commute time
If you are familiar with the area you probably have an idea of how long it will take you to get to work. If you're relocating or less familiar simply input your commute into a site like Google Maps and it will estimate the commute time for you.

Schools
If you have children you'll want to consider the quality and location of schools in the area.

Friends and Family
Consider your proximity to friends and family and how easy it would be to visit.

Shopping
How long will it take you to complete your shopping tasks? With stores nearby, grabbing a quick gallon of milk won't be such a chore.

Restaurants
Do you prefer being able to walk or take a short drive to local restaurants? Or are you okay getting onto the highway to dine out?

Recreation
Do you play golf? Need a nearby gym or track? Want quick access to parks or the mountains? These are all worth considering for an active lifestyle.

Valuable Tip: Use the Find Your Home map to quickly find neighborhoods you'd like to live in. Also, try using WalkScore.com to learn the proximity of amenities in the area you are considering.
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The Neighborhood:

Home shoppers will look at the neighborhoods within a general area. Some will want a small neighborhood, while others will want a neighborhood surrounded by amenities and recreation. Alpine Homes has an array of neighborhoods. You are sure to find one that suits you and your family.

The Builder:

The Builder is the manufacturer of your new home. Your home is going to be one of the highest priced investments you will make, and it may be the highest priced product you ever buy. Make sure you check the builder out before you buy. Some questions you should ask are:

  • How long have they been in business?
  • Do they have a warranty?
  • What does it cover?
  • How long is the term?
  • What are some of the brand names of the products they use (e.g., siding, appliances, carpet, insulation)?

And finally, talk to their past customers. The more knowledgeable you are about who is building your home, the more comfortable you will be with your purchase.


Floor Plan:

You can determine what you want and why you want it by imagining how you will use each room in the home. Ask yourself, what do I do when I am at home? How much furniture will be in each room? How much time is spent in each room? Imagine yourself living in the home and walk through the home as if you owned it.

Valuable Tip: Take the time to sit in the furniture as if you lived there. It's the best way to project yourself into the future and avoid the "I wish I had" syndrome. Alpine Homes offers fully-furnished model homes so you can visualize yourself in the home to help you decide which home best suits your lifestyle. Whether you need a cozy three bedroom plan or a larger plan with room to grow, Alpine Homes has the perfect plan for you.

Home Sites:

Quality neighborhoods are designed with streetscapes that include a variety of home styles throughout the neighborhood. This planned approach to creating a neighborhood is a sign of the builder's quality and ability to build value for their customers. Alpine Homes offers a variety of elevations, views, floor plans and amenities in each neighborhood to provide the most choices.


Why Alpine Homes?

Select the best home for you! Here are ten differences that set Alpine Homes apart from other builders.

Local Builder
Alpine Homes has been building new homes in Utah for over two decades.

Affordable Standard Features
Alpine Homes offers standard features you pay extra for with other builders, including high efficiency gas heating, professional front yard landscaping, high quality cabinetry, a limited new home warranty and quality vinyl windows, just to name a few.

Neighborhoods
We carefully scrutinize every property, area schools and local amenities to make sure we have selected the best possible locations to build neighborhoods. We enhance the neighborhoods' value by planning the look of each home site and adding extra features to help create charming appeal.

Better Designs
We have proven, time-tested designs. The mixture of square footage and features will exceed your expectations and are designed to maximize the value of your new home.

Team Approach
We are committed to working hard as a team to build your new home and fulfill your expectations. This includes finding and developing the property, new home design, acquiring skilled craftsmen and providing dedicated and knowledgeable warranty administration professionals.

Value
The products installed in your new Alpine Homes home are carefully selected to give you maximum value. It is essential to work with manufacturers who stand behind their products, providing security and comfort to our home buyers.

Warranty
All of our new homes come with a limited new home warranty. We have been building quality homes and providing sound warranty service to our homebuyers for many years and we plan on being here for many years to come.

Communication
We listen to our customers by regularly surveying them to see what they like and dislike about their homes. Then we utilize this information to make our homes better! We will never stop doing this. Our goal is to build you the finest home we possibly can for the best price.

Warranty
As a homeowner and part of the Alpine Homes family, you will find a team of individuals that care about you and your home. We are dedicated to providing sound warranty service to all our home buyers. In a recent survey, nearly 90% of our home buyers would recommend Alpine Homes to a friend or relative.

Savings
Our experience, knowledge and drive to be a better home builder means you will benefit from buying a home from us. We can build you a better home at a better price than anyone else in the area. This helps our homes maintain their value and will make them a wise investment for you and your family.


Building Process

Building your new home is a very complex undertaking. In order to efficiently coordinate the work of many trades and the installation of numerous materials, each new home we build follows a detailed construction schedule involving several stages. Below is an abbreviated outline of the process of building your home.

  • Foundation Stage
    • Excavation for foundation
    • Rough in underground plumbing
    • Foundation poured
    • Water service installed
  • Framing
    • Floors and walls are constructed
    • Roof trusses are installed
    • Roof sheeting and nailing is completed
  • Exterior Finishes
    • Roofing & windows installed
    • Exterior doors installed
    • Brick and stone work completed
    • Exterior siding completed
  • Pre-Sheetrock
    • Rough plumbing, HVAC & electrical installed
    • Rough frame inspections completed
    • Wall Insulation installed and inspected
    • Sheetrock delivered
  • Sheetrock
    • Exterior of the house is painted
    • Sheetrock installed throughout the house
    • Sheetrock taped and finished
    • Ceiling insulation installed
  • Interior Trim Stage
    • Interior door jambs, doors and trim installed
    • Base molding installed
    • Staircase railing and balusters installed
    • Window sills and trim installed
  • Painting, Cabinets and Countertops
    • Interior painted
    • Cabinets installed
    • Countertops installed
    • Mirror and shower enclosures installed
  • Flooring
    • Electrical, plumbing & HVAC installed
    • All flooring installed
    • Appliances installed
    • Concrete is poured
    • Outside landscaping is completed
    • Decks are built
  • Your home is now complete!

Warranty Service

Your new home limited warranty serves several roles. It describes what is covered under the warranty; establishes warranty/performance standards for your home and describes how to make a warranty claim. If you have questions about what specifically is covered by the warranty or want to know more about how the warranty is administered, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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