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  1. Can I afford a custom built home?
  2. Who will design my house?
  3. Why Buy a Custom Home from Chadsworth, instead of a National Company who advertises they will build you a Custom Home?
  4. Who will finance my new home?
  5. What will my home cost?
  6. How can I be assured that I am getting the best price?
  7. How can I be assured there will be no cost over-runs on the construction of my new home?
  8. Working a full time job, how will I find time to build a new home?
  9. Is it best to have plans before talking with a custom homebuilder such as Chadsworth Homes?
  10. What if I need help with my selections?
  11. I am not sure what cabinets I want in my house. How can I write a contract without knowing “EXACTLY” what I want?

Can I afford a custom built home?

1. Can I afford a custom built home?

If you can afford a new home then You Can Afford a Custom Built Home. The common misconception is that a custom built home is more expensive. Actually this is not always the case. Keep in mind that a custom home should not carry the burden of a big real estate commission. Also, remember your custom home is built to suit you and because of that you will not be getting many items that are unnecessary to your life style.

2. Who will design my house?

To help you in the design phase, we start by drawing a “preliminary” plan. From the preliminary plan we prepare an estimated cost with allowances for appliances, cabinets, flooring, etc. If this cost fits within your budget, we move toward finished plans. If not, we make proper adjustments before finalizing a plan that is cost prohibitive.

3. Why Buy a Custom Home from Chadsworth, instead of a National Company who advertises they will build you a Custom Home?

Chadsworth’s niche is a Custom Home Builder. We have to be a CUSTOM builder to survive. The National companies advertise for additional market share. Once you sit down with them though you will hear the words “No” and “No” and “We don’t do that” and “No.” If you want an additional electrical outlet then it doesn’t matter who you buy from. If you want “UNIQUENESS”, “ONE OF A KIND”, “A HOME YOU DESIGNED” then your builder does matter. Chadsworth will work with you to create your dream.

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Who will finance my new home?

4. Who will finance my new home?

We work with many different lenders, assuring our clients the best available rates. Most of our clients have their own long established banking relationships and choose to use them. If you do not have such a relationship we can recommend several companies. The lenders we work with are specialists in this field. We do not get any money from them and the price of the loan is competitive.


5. What will my home cost?

Many people shop around for the lowest possible price. This is reasonable and expected, however all builders are not the same. Many builders cut costs in the areas you do not see. If you want price over quality, Chadsworth is not for you. We will give you a QUALITY home for a fair price. We do not do “cheap.” We also stand behind our work. We will be there for your warranty items.

We will estimate the cost of a house based upon a list of features as well as a marketing plan picture. However, this will only be an estimate. By determining a “ball park” figure, in the early part of the planning process, we are able to help you determine the size and features of your new home.

The actual cost of the home will depend on what goes in it. Many people want to use a square foot average to determine what their house should cost. This approach is only useful for very broad comparisons. Any two houses are almost always different in terms of appointments and features. Adding to the difference in the houses themselves is the land. If the land is included in the sales price then the average square footage price is extremely unreliable.

How can I be assured that I am getting the best price?

6. How can I be assured that I am getting the best price?

A better way to phrase the question is: How is a small company able to get the same price as the large companies?

Well the answer is as follows: We belong to a buying co-op. This co-op allows us to have the same buying power for raw materials as our large competitors. Even better, we don’t have the overhead expenses that our large competitors have.
We work with dedicated and professional subcontractors to keep the pricing fair; as we all know, money is important.

Our Mission at Chadsworth is to work with you to provide a home of exceptional quality and enduring value.
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7. How can I be assured there will be no cost over-runs on the construction of my new home?

Chadsworth provides detailed specifications with allowances for appliances, cabinets, etc. Unless you make changes to your original plans and specifications the price will not change.

8. Working a full time job, how will I find time to build a new home?

The professional staff of Chadsworth Homes will take full responsibility for the construction of your new home. Although we welcome your time and involvement, there should be no reason for you to miss work or otherwise alter your schedule during the construction of your new home. A professional superintendent will be assigned the responsibility of your home and he is responsible for your job from start to finish.


Is it best to have plans before talking with a custom homebuilder such as Chadsworth Homes?

9. Is it best to have plans before talking with a custom homebuilder such as Chadsworth Homes?

No, it is not necessary to have plans before you talk to us. However, you should have a general idea of what you want, that is the style or type of house. With this little bit of information we are able to assist you more with the process, whether you purchase your plans from a plan book or if we help you design your home with our architect. Better yet we have a number of plans on the shelf that you can use or modify.

10. What if I need help with my selections?

Chadsworth works with a design and selections company whose sole business is to help you make your new home selections. In their showroom, many selections are available to be viewed. These professionals’ can help you make selections for your NEW Custom Home.

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11. I am not sure what cabinets I want in my house. How can I write a contract without knowing “EXACTLY” what I want?

We will supply allowances for those items that you are unsure about. We will allow you to go to our suppliers and pick from their stock. Anything above the allowance is an additional charge. Below the allowance and you get a credit. With this flexibility you are able to customize your home. Hence our motto:

Your Choice...Your Dream...Your Home!

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