What are the first steps when building a new home?

Planning ahead is crucial to any home building project, and your first step is creating that plan. You’ll want to first determine your price range and then begin your search. Meeting with a lender to discuss your financial goals in order to determine a general price range that fits your particular needs is a helpful next step.

Then, figure out the where by thinking about where you would like to build. This might be on a rural lot, in a community subdivision, land you might already own, or one of our own available lots.

Next is the what. Start to look through floor plans to get a general idea of what you’re looking for, whether it’s a ranch with three car garage, master on main, or two story.  

Once you’ve done a little homework, schedule your appointment with Fall Creek Homes today; we can answer any questions you have and get you started on your journey to building your dream home.

Is Fall Creek Homes a custom home builder?

Yes! Fall Creek Homes has been building homes in Fort Wayne and surrounding community for over three decades. We offer many floor plans for you to choose from, but all of our floor plans can be tweaked or redeveloped to meet your wants and needs. Fall Creek Homes’ main goal is to keep the building process smooth and enjoyable for you. We offer a variety of finishes in each floor plan too, from cabinets to flooring and more. You can choose your style, colors, and finishing touches.

How long does is take to build a home?

The build process with Fall Creek Homes generally lasts between 4-5 months, but this can vary with certain weather conditions. We are not looking to build every home in Fort Wayne, and thus we typically build between 30-40 homes a year - meaning your project gets our personal attention. At Fall Creek Homes we use one set of subcontractors for our building process (framing, drywall, painting, etc.). In many cases, these subcontractors have been with us for over 15 years. This is what sets us apart from other builders and allows us to maintain the highest level of quality. You are always getting the “A” team when you choose to work with us.

Why should I build a new home?

There are so many reasons to build new, but here are just a few:

Design your dream home, your way. Why settle for someone else's choices when you can select your favorite cabinets, countertops, appliances, carpets and flooring? Your new home will reflect your style, not someone else's taste. 

Get a floor plan and room layout that meets your needs. Want a master bedroom on the first floor? It's yours. Want that bedroom to have massive his and her's walk-in closets? Done! Want high ceilings and a luxurious, resort-style master bath? You can get all of that with a floor plan from Fall Creek Homes.

Your home is all-new and under warranty. A used home may have tired products that will need replacing. Your new home — and the products it’s made of — are brand-new and under warranty.

Save on energy costs. Today's new homes are far more energy efficient than homes built even five years ago. When it comes to homes built ten or 20 years ago, there’s no comparison.

Low maintenance. Today's new homes have open floor plans and high ceilings that reflect the way we live. They're also made of cutting-edge building products that require less care and maintenance.

That new home feel! A used home was someone else's dream, not yours. It reflects their choices and family memories. You may learn to love avocado-green appliances but more and more people prefer that fresh and new feel. 

Why Build with Fall Creek Homes?

Fall Creek Homes is a family-owned new home builder, dedicated to delivering quality craftsmanship at affordable prices. We strategically focus on being a small home-builder in order to keep our overhead low, and we pass on the value to our customers! The Fall Creek Homes’ team is on your job site daily supervising the construction of your new home. In addition to our new home warranty, Fall Creek Homes also welcomes you into your new home with a New Home Orientation. We take the time to familiarize you with the numerous features of your new home. We look forward to guiding you through this exciting process of building a custom new home that you and your family will love. Contact our office and talk directly to a builder today.

What is a construction loan?

Construction loans enable a new home to be built through the duration of construction. They are reflective of the time needed to build your home. Once you have secured a construction loan, your lender will pay the builder after each interval of work is completed. This is typically set up as four draws: foundation, framing, drywall, and final. Once construction ends, your principal loan repayment begins. Many homebuyers choose the convenience of having their construction loan combined with their standard mortgage plan in something called a construction-to-permanent loan. This eliminates the need to refinance after construction and undergo two separate closings. With most construction loans, you only pay interest on the amount of money that is drawn out each time. You will begin to repay your lender for the principal payments after your home is completed.

Does my new home have a warranty?

Not all builders are able to offer a warranty, but at Fall Creek Homes we provide (at no additional cost) a 10-year RWC home warranty that covers major structural defects for 10 years and is fully transferrable to the next homeowner upon sale. Being able to offer a warranty requires a track record of building quality homes and financial stability.

Other warranty items are also included - please refer to the RWC guide for further details. Having a written and insured warranty in place on your home means that warranted structural components will be repaired without causing you financial hardship.