Who will finance my home?
Choosing a bank or lender and getting pre-approved is a good first step. If you need help with financing, talk to your Sales Representative.
What type of home will I purchase?
Do I want a basement or no basement?
Manufactured HUD home or Modular home?
New HUD homes can go on frost piers, concrete slabs and in certain situations stone pads. Modular homes go on an insulated basement or insulated 4 foot crawlspace wall.
After you decide on your type of home, get a new home quote from your Sales Representative.
Who will by my General Contractor?
Why should I have a General Contractor?
Castle Homes will deliver and setup your home only. You can be your own General Contractor or we recommend (not mandatory) using a General Contractor for getting building permits and taking care of on site improvements.
If you choose, Sandstone Consulting (General Contractor) can provide a cost breakdown for improvements for your bank, coordinate on site work and inspections and can do draw requests for subcontractor payments.
Ask your Sales Representative for more information about Sandstone Consulting Services and getting a quote for your needed improvements.
Who is responsible for the proper site prep to receive you home?
You or your General Contractor is responsible for site prep per state approved building codes. Your site is prepared after your financing is approved and at the appropriate time.
Homeowners are responsible for the removal of trees and limbs, driveways and any improvements needed for the home delivery. Any road or landscape repairs needed after home delivery are the customer’s responsibility.
When will my home be delivered?
Your home delivery is scheduled after the building site has been properly prepared, after your home is ready for delivery and after payment arrangement has been made.
Home deliveries can vary with factory schedules, transportation schedules, crane schedules, setup crew schedules and with the weather.
A Castle Homes representative will check your building site prior to delivery. Customers should allow 1-2 weeks for 2 piece home setup.
Home finish times can vary with utility hook up and weather conditions.
What is a Pre-Occupancy Inspection Report?
A sales person will provide the home owner with a copy of the pre-occupancy inspection report at closing. The customer completes the inspection report and returns it to Castle Homes within 30 days of occupancy or 60 days of set up which ever happens first.
What is your new home warranty?
New homes come with a 1 year warranty.
Trade In Homes
Customer is to remove all belongings and thoroughly clean home. No debris is to be left in home.
Appliances should be left with the home unless other arrangements are made.
A clear title is to be given to the sales person when the purchase agreement is signed.
SURVEYS: Some manufacturers will do a new home survey after your new home is completed. Your sales rep can give you more information.