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Old 03-13-2011, 11:43 AM
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Here we go again, There are people we know that say they met some one in Mn. who told them that they use to build houses in TV. I don't know how long ago but these are people you don't want to argue with. They said the person told them the houses are built in 20 days. We know that's not true. But it got us thinking since we are going to rent for awhile till our house is built. I know we can ask our rep. but would like to hear other people's experiences with a designerhome. How long did it take to build and close? If any one rented how long?
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:46 AM
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Start to close for me: 70 days. I'm still living up north so no need to rent for me.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:49 AM
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Hi Russ was that with your pool too, or just your house.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:53 AM
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Here we go again, There are people we know that say they met some one in Mn. who told them that they use to build houses in TV. I don't know how long ago but these are people you don't want to argue with. They said the person told them the houses are built in 20 days. We know that's not true. But it got us thinking since we are going to rent for awhile till our house is built. I know we can ask our rep. but would like to hear other people's experiences with a designerhome. How long did it take to build and close? If any one rented how long?
20 days......what were they smoking??
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:26 PM
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We just bought our lily last Saturday (march 5th) and our closing date is may 19th (75 days)....but, last weekend they were offering an additional incentive to the first 75 people that started construction and I know they sold those 75 homes in 1 1/2 days....people arent even getting to sit down with the designers for several weeks....just depends on how much building is going on at the time... Good luck...r
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After we signed, it was 78 days to closing on our designer. No pool.
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They started moving the dirt on our home on Jan. 8th. Final pictures of the house completed were sent to me on Monday March 7th. We close on March 18th.
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I bought my first new home in Pinellas Park in 1975 from a model and watched it go up from start to finish. Did the same thing in Pensacola in 1977, so by 1980 I bought a lot in Pensacola and decided to contract it out myself.

In Florida if you don't resell the home within one year, you can act as your own contractor. After buying the lot I did a lot of legwork in advance looking for top notch subs and choosing all the building materials. The home was a 4 BR, 3 BA ,2 Car, 2700 SF rancher that I designed, you also don't need an architect in Florida, a residential designer can do it much cheaper if it's not commericial.

From breaking ground to moving into the finished home was 11 weeks, 77 days. I stayed on top of everything by being onsite everyday, all day and had the subs working everyday. Never had two in the same area at one time, if one was inside, the other were outside.

The lot was $15K, the home construction loan was $52K and then an additional $8K was added for an 18x36 vinyl pool. Total price was $75,000 and I sold it two years later for $135,000, and that was in 1980. A lot of profit can be made in home construction which explains why so many in Florida get into the business.

I mentioned this, so you know I have some experience. The person in Minnesota was probably a framer. I doubt they were electricians, plumbers, probably not even carpet or roofers. To a framer, when you dry-in the home, it's considered 'built'. That means once the slab is poured, you frame all the walls, set the trusses, nail the plywood and felt paper and nail in the windows. That's called being dried-in, and weather permitting shouldn't take more than 3 weeks, which is about 20 days.
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We signed our paper work Dec 31, 2009 and closed on our house March 26th. 2010. They actually didn't start the house until after Jan 18th.
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Hi Russ was that with your pool too, or just your house.
The pool isn't going in until we sell our home up here later this year (hopefully!).
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For us 75 days from signing to closing. Late Oct 2010 to Jan 11, 2011. It was actually completed 2 weeks before we closed. They did some touch up during those 2 weeks.
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Our home was built 62 days from the day we put down the 20% deposit ---

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Best I remember, our Iris was also built in 62 days.
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70 ish days
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When you put the down payment in, they give you a closing date. The home will be done before then but unless you want to pay an extra fee to close early you can't close or move in before that date. 60 to 70 days sounds right.
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