Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Why Build With Homechoice Planners?

Building a new home is a significant investment, and our philosophy at Homechoice Planners is to treat all of our clients as we would wish to be treated ourselves. We offer comprehensive guarantees over our workmanship and because we’ve been in the business of building new homes in the greater Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental regions for so many years, our customers know they can trust us. We stand behind every home we build to provide homeowners with complete peace of mind throughout the construction process and beyond. Because we are a locally based in CDO we care about the quality of homes being built in our regions. Quality is a word you will consistently hear associated with us, and it encompasses everything we stand for as new home builders. Our houses look great, but most importantly they are designed and built to an exemplary standard.

Homechoice Planners
+639175156755
www.cagayandeoroconstruction.com#BuildNow

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Build Today!+639175156755

Newly built homes are more attractive, organized and efficient. They have a certain un-lived-in quality that may be worth the extra price tag. The walls, floors, windows and doors, the roof, the wiring, the plumbing, and all the fixtures are new, unused, clean, and presumably in good working order and condition. Plus, new homes generally come packaged in new neighborhoods, with new streets and new water lines, and all the other new infrastructure that comes with their new price tag. Plus, depending on your builder, you may be able to have a say in some or all of the architectural details of your new home. Unfortunately, new homes are made of brand new materials, and in many cases, that can mean off-gassing may be an issue. For more information on building your new home, visit  us today, which provides free, step-by-step guides on the entire home building process – from deciding if you should build to the timelines involved, we’ve got you covered.

Homechoice Planners
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www.cagayandeoroconstruction.com
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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Design+Build Package with Homechoice Planners


In addition to our existing plans, we also offer a full home design and build service. With the company's in-house architectural designers, Homechoice Planners has the talent and expertise to turn your dreams into reality, creating a bespoke floor plan just for you. Before you meet with one of our architectural designers, we advise you to think about what you want from your new home. Ask yourself how many rooms you require and what your ideal layout is. Starting a scrapbook of ideas is also a great way to prepare for this meeting, as is sketching on paper how you imagine your floor plan might look. Homechoice Planners offers our full design and build service to all of our new build customers, regardless of the type of home you are planning to build. We have the edge and expertise to turn your dreams into reality.


Homechoice Planners
+639175156755
www.cagayandeoroconstruction.com
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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

7 Key Steps Towards your Dream Home!

Building your dream home should be an enjoyable process, so we've created this simple steps guide to show you exactly what to expect along the way.

1-SITE VISIT

We RECOMMEND to visit some of our projects to investigate workmanship and quality. We will also meet with you personally to discuss your budget, internal specifications, exterior cladding and your general wish list of inclusions for your home.


2-CONCEPT PLANS
Your ideas are transferred onto paper, with a simple site, floor and elevation plan produced. One of our standard plans can be used in its entirety (or an altered version), or we can totally design and build your dream home from scratch! Once you are in love with your concept plan, pricing plans will then be produced. This adds in enough detail for all of our sub-contractors and suppliers to quote off.

3-PRICE QOUTE &  Final CONTRACTS
Once all the quotes are received back in, we can then cost out the job fully, producing you your “fixed priced building agreement”. This agreement may have realistic allowances sums for a number of undecided/unknown items i.e. excavation depth and volume etc. Once you are happy with the agreement then it is all signed up and confirmed.

4-FINAL PLANS
Once we have received all the information mentioned in ‘Step 3’, we then transfer this onto your building plans and specifications. Once completed, your working drawings will be roughly 15-20 pages, detailing everything down to different cladding junctions etc. The last piece of this step involves you signing off on these plans, prior to us submitting them for BUILDING PERMIT.

5-CONSTRUCTION
The exciting time! We start and complete the physical process of constructing your home on site. There are set client meetings at various stages throughout this process (start up, roof on, internal linings, pre handover walk through, handover and then 90-day maintenance). You will also receive weekly job updates stating what we anticipate to achieve on your home in the up-coming week.

6-HAND OVER
Once construction have signed off, we are then able to hand your home over to you!  This may affect the actual timing of handover.

7-REVIEW
After enjoying your beautiful new home, we will send out our WARRANTY NOTICE, allowing you the chance to note down any points that you might like to bring to our attention. We will then have a quick walk through your home (if required) and complete any minor maintenance work.

Homechoice Planners
+639175156755
www.cagayandeoroconstruction.com
#BuildNow

Monday, January 4, 2021

Now is the Great Time to Build!

At the beginning of 2020, 69% of construction businesses were confident about the industry conditions. Just two months later, this dropped to 43%. In an industry with already-thin margins, COVID-19 has made it even harder on this essential industry. Yet, construction continues to boom due to so many bank and investment great deals on low interest rates. So, make up your mind and meeting with Homechoice Planners is the first basic key step to your home building project. We believe you have to trust and know your builder and have a good working relationship with them. We like to either meet at your home or our office, or even grab a beverage of your choice somewhere and discuss your plans and ideas, but we prefer meeting in our office because its like checking a legit and licensed builder. We can answer your questions and queries on receiving mortgage approval for your permanent financing, as well as what is needed to secure a home construction loan. We can also assist with any questions pertaining to custom home design. Our goal is to take the many decisions associated with building a custom home, and make them as stress free as possible for you. Custom home building is not a rocket science, but you need expert and experienced professionals to help guide you through the process. We work very hard to satisfy each customer, which often results in recommendations to others future customers. We are blessed to experienced this for the past 15 years already. So visit us today.

Homechoice Planners
09175156755
www.cagayandeoroconstruction.com

Monday, December 14, 2020

Choosing the Ideal Home Builder!

Have you decided to build your dream home and now you have to decide who is going to build it! This is a big decision that can be made much easier by consulting with and choosing the right home builder. It doesn’t have to be a decision that adds additional stress to your life. Avoid having nightmare stories you've probably heard by knowing how to pick the right builder for you. Below are a few key points we recommend when making your ultimate lifetime decision. 1.  Look for a builder that has a long building history; how much experience does the builder have? Ask to see customer or trade references. What is his resume? Does he take care of his customers; are they satisfied and happy? Will they recommend him? Is his warranty stated in his contract? Does the builder have a comprehensive warranty program? 2. Regardless of the price of the home, quality can be measured. Your builder should be current on the latest construction techniques and municipal codes and committed to craftsmanship. Ask questions as to how familiar he is with any potential new changes within the City codes. How does the builder ensure quality? Ask what processes the builder uses to inspect the work. Will you be involved? How often will the builder visit the job site? Ask to see examples of their work, whether it be a model home or homes under construction. Can you see pictures for review? 3.Don't let the fear of the unknown stop you from building your dream home. Look for a builder that will walk you through the entire process, from design to financing, from site preparation to building permits and actual construction. This full service experience can add tremendous value and peace of mind to the building process. What basic processes does the builder use? Ask what type of scheduling system will be used? Does the builder have a schedule you can see? When will you know your move in date? Now that you've decided to build your dream home you have an important choice to make, by following these points and recommendations you will be on the right track to selecting a professional builder who will make the homebuilding process a real success and stress-free.

Homechoice Planners
09175156755
www.cagayandeoroconstruction.com
 

Friday, December 4, 2020

Custom Home Building Process and Financing!

During your initial meeting with your builder your budget needs to be discussed. Lot prices vary drastically with area, so your budget and your builder’s knowledge of prices are important for you to find the right area of the town for your budget. If you already own a lot then just the house budget needs to be clarified. The lot size and location has a broad impact on your home. If it is raw land then you may need a well or septic, it may need an engineered pad site. You may be required to get a hydrology study performed so you can receive a permit. You want to avoid a flood plain issue. Your builder needs to be well versed in all these potential aspects. If you have or like a developed lot or city lot, you should have all your city utilities, but that should be confirmed. The lot size obviously impacts the design of the home. Zoning needs to be confirmed so that your design will be within the required setbacks. Your builder should be familiar with the lot or building requirements in the area. All the above items can have an impact on your design and budget. Once you have figured out your home size, have zeroed in on a lot budget, and have checked for availability, you are ready for the design process. The design of your home needs to stay within your budget. Most builders have a designer or architect they work with, and can either help facilitate the whole design process or have you work directly with the designer. Your builder should be able to help critique and give pointers so you have cost ideas or figures in mind as you design. From your conceptual design your builder should be able to get you an initial budget with some contingency for error. If you, the lender and the builder are comfortable with the budget you can move forward with the design. Depending on your preference good custom builders will manage this process for you and help you select an architect / designer so you don’t have to piece together the process yourself. Typically depending on each client the design process should take around a month. You should still be on track with your lenders pre-approved budget. Now you have a plan and a lot selected. Now it is “solid budget time”. A good builder will focus on transparency in pricing for their clients. Expect a good builder to go over all your specifications and discuss your “must have” items and your “want to have” items. A good builder will be networked with good local subcontractors and trades so he will understand the best options for putting together a cost-effective high-quality project. Good builders have a list of pre-qualified local contractors and trades so they can select the lowest bids from a group of qualified trades. Next it is time for the appraisal. You already have plans, a true construction budget and a lot budget. If the loan is approved, you can move forward. If not, then you haven’t wasted too much time and money since you followed the steps in the right order and didn’t spend any more money than needed to get the basic answer “can we get approved for this”? You can also try different lenders of course and if you are using a good custom builder they will act as a consultant and be able to steer you to the lenders that will be most likely to get you approved. It is not unusual for any one of the steps in this process to have to be done multiple times to get the needed result. If you stick to this process you can be assured that when you complete the design phase, you will be able to build your new home on budget, get funded and meet your design-build goals. These steps may seem like a lot to digest, but a good builder and lender should be able to make it pretty simple for you and help answer any questions. When in doubt make sure you select a builder with years of experience and most important, choose a builder you feel comfortable with and discuss things with integrity and transparency.

Homechoice Planners
09175156755
www.cagayandeoroconstruction.com