What to Expect Before, During, & After Your Build

If you’re considering or decided on a new construction home, there are a lot of things you have to understand. Figuring out what you want and need from your dream home, what goes on during the building process, and what happens after your dream home is built is a lot to comprehend, therefore it’s important to know exactly what to expect when building a new construction home. In order to make the process as stress free as possible here is what to expect before, during, and after your build.

Prior to the Build
The first thing you have to do is pick a trusted builder to work with. However, before the build you’ll want to ask both yourself and the builder a lot of questions. Ask yourself: How much square footage do you need and want? What kind of floorplan will work best for you? What kind of community do you want to live in? What can you afford? Are you approved of a loan? You’ll want to make sure you hammer out all of these details and more to make sure you can afford to make your dream home come to fruition. After that, you’ll work with your builder to choose a home site and than the building process will begin.

During the Build
There will be a lot going on during the build of your new construction home. Site preparation, laying foundation, framing the house, installation of heating and cooling units, plumbing lines, and electrical systems, laying flooring, painting, and installing fixtures and appliances are only a few of the things taking place. Towards the end of the build, the tiny details will be added to finalize the build of your home. Faucets and fixtures will be installed and your front yard will undergo a transformation. However, you don’t want to delay closing and change your mind last-minute on finishes. Therefore, you should make these decisions early in the process. Here at Judd we have our very own Design Studio to help you choose selections and options that meet your needs and personal design style. However, if you still want to find more inspiration check out some of these helpful resources.

  • Pinterest is perfect to find inspiration for you home design and to search for fun DIY projects to help with creating your personal home décor. Towards the beginning of the build, start pinning ideas/inspiration that will help you make decisions with your overall home design.
  • Better Homes and Gardens covers any a multitude of design projects that can help you in the process of planning your home design/décor. From gardening to furniture arrangement, you’ll find all the tips you need at Better Home and Gardens.
  • Houzz is super helpful when it comes to your design needs. This site helps you connect with designers and professionals, while providing great visuals and advice about home decorating. The site even shows you where you can buy certain items if you’ve fallen in love with a piece! 

After the Build
Finally, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for! After the build, you’ll be able to move in to your dream home! This is the best moment in the process however, there are still a couple of things to take care of before you formally close and move in. Once your home is complete make sure to do a “walk through.” Allow yourself to become settled in and accustomed to your new home and thoroughly examine all of its components. Take note of your home’s current features and think about potential add-ons you personally might want to include later. Also, even later down the line after closing on your new home submit a year-end warranty claim with your builder if necessary.

Looking for a builder to build a new construction home? Check out Judd Builders! We have plenty of spectacular communities that fit the modern family’s needs, constructed in sought-after neighborhoods. For more information feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you have!

What are the Advantages of Buying a New Construction Home

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Are you looking to buy a home but you are unsure of what you want? Do you feel like you can’t find your dream home? Well, maybe you should consider buying a new construction home! When you buy a new construction home, you’ll have choices and options to make your dream home a reality. On top of that there are so many advantages when you buy a new construction home that you will enjoy in the long run. Here are five of the many advantages of buying a new construction home!

1. Less Maintenance
Today’s homes are built specifically to minimize home maintenance. All that extra time you would have spent on a pre-owned home is now freed up and you can do whatever you want with that time. Spend time with your family or take up a hobby that you are passionate about. Whatever it is, you can easily spend your free time however you see fit when you buy a new construction house! Seriously, who wouldn’t love having more time on their hands to do what they love? It’s a win-win situation!

2. Best Locations with Amazing Amenities
Most new construction homes are built in planned communities, which are developed in up and coming, sought-after areas. This is particularly true when it comes to Judd Builders’ communities. All of our communities are all located in fantastic areas that are highly desired and include amazing amenities. From Brookshire’s spectacular views to Siena Place’s rich culture and entertainment, you can’t go wrong with a new construction home in these desirable areas!

3. Less Stress and More Family Time
When you work with Judd Builders, you get to see the home building process all the way through. There is no reason for you to feel stress while we build your dream home. Not only is the new construction process with Judd Builders less stressful, but you will also have more time on your hands because we will be doing all the work for you. Forget putting all that work into remodeling a pre-owned home, let Judd build a home for you and you can spend your time doing whatever you please!

4. Quality Workmanship
Here at Judd Builders we take pride in our building process and quality workmanship. So when you buy a new construction home with us we ensure that you get the quality you expect and the home you deserve. We use the best materials while we’re building and provide an extremely high level of fit and finish. We are committed to delivering the quality that makes a house a home so that every home buyer is satisfied with their choice.

5. Fewer Repairs
When you buy a new construction home, you won’t have to worry about making repairs any time soon. New construction means that everything is new. Unlike pre-owned homes, a new construction home hasn’t seen years of wear and tear. You won’t be replacing flooring, or re-painting walls, or fixing up home exteriors. Instead, enjoy all the perks of a new construction home and spend time with your family or enjoy activities you love to do.

If you would like more information, feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you and answer all of your questions about our communities! Or if you would like to discover what our communities have to offer check out Judd Builders website!

Getting Organized for the Move: How to Prepare for Before & After the Move

Moving is a huge milestone for every homebuyer. It’s an exciting time for everyone; however, the moving process itself has a lot of steps that can feel unmanageable at times. Keep your move manageable with these helpful before and after tips!

 

Packing for the Move:

1. Determine Essentials
Organizing before you pack will pay dividends when you make the move to your new home. Decluttering while packing and determining what is essential will leave you with less stuff to unpack. We all tend to hang onto items longer than we should, so go through everything and determine what is essential to you and your family. Once you’ve figured out your essentials, make a list of how many helping hands are available and decide what size moving truck you’ll need.

2. Color-coordinate and Label
Nobody realizes how much stuff they have until they move. After you’ve determined your essentials, it’s time to start putting things into boxes and packing. Labeling things will definitely make your life easier when you go to unpack in your new home. However, you should also color-coordinate, as well as label your boxes. Designate a specific color for each room and mark or label as needed. When you go to unload everything, you’ll know where each box needs to go due to the bold color and specific labeling, making the process much more efficient and manageable.

3. Call Movers
No matter how hard you try, there will be some items that you cannot move yourself. Call professional movers to help assist with large and heavy items that you can’t move yourself. However, make sure to do your research on moving companies before you make your final decision on which company to trust with your belongings.

 

Unpacking after the Move:

1. Unload Boxes and Place in Appropriate Room
Before you unpack all your belongings you or the movers will have to unload all your belongings from the truck. If you color-coordinated and labeled your boxes this step will be easy! Make sure every box is placed in the appropriate room so that when you go to unpack everything that belongs in that room will be there!

2. Go Room by Room
The easiest way to unpack is to go room by room. Start with rooms that are essential to everyday living, like the kitchen, bathroom, or family room and branch out from there. This seems rather obvious, however, when you have a lot of helping hands things can get rather busy. If you color-coordinated and labeled everything before the move, unpacking will be easier too. Most likely, the boxes and furniture for each room will have made it to their respective locations due to prior organization. So, if you have a lot of friends and family helping, you’ll be able to unpack each room fairly quickly! Just make sure to focus on unpacking the bigger, more important items first and save the smaller items like clothes, trinkets, and décor for later!

3. Organize and Store
Once things start falling into place and you have most of your stuff unpacked, you can start organizing and storing the rest of your things accordingly. Have fun unpacking all the décor that makes your new house your home and feel at ease as you settle into your new home!

Get to Know Judd Builders

A home is more than just a house. It is where you and your family live, grow, and create lasting memories. Judd Builders understands this and we make it our priority to instill that in all of our home designs. We want to ensure that all of our home buyers are happy and have their own home to enjoy and build memories in for many years to come.

Judd’s Origin
As a division of the DePaul Group, Judd Builders was founded in the late 1950’s and began building custom homes in and around the Philadelphia area. With over 50 years of experience, Judd Builders has earned an honorable reputation as a skilled community planner focused on the concerns of home buyers, as well as sensitivity to contemporary environmental issues. We continue to build with those standards in mind, and are committed to reliable high quality workmanship, ensuring each and every home buyer gets the quality they expect and the home they deserve.

Judd’s Strong Commitment to Quality Workmanship
Run by people who care, Judd Builders is a reliable, stable, and financially diversified building company who puts home buyers first. Here at Judd Builders, you and your home buying experience takes precedence. We offer you the security of knowing you can place your trust in us to build your dream home. Our award-winning home designs are built with the best materials and a high level of fit and finish. We plan our communities in the most desirable and sought-after locations so that you can enjoy an amazing community life. And, that’s not all. Our designs reflect the needs of today’s demanding buyers. With our virtually maintenance-free exteriors, offered in a wide range of styles, you can have the home of your dreams and you won’t have to worry about spending too much time on upkeep. When you purchase a home from Judd Builders, you’ll enjoy the benefits of over 50 years of experience and expert planning. Here at Judd, we are committed to delivering the quality that makes a house a home for you and your family.

What’s To Come
Judd Builders continues its mission as a quality home builder with a strong commitment to quality workmanship and concern for the important environmental issues our society is facing. Most importantly, Judd remains focused on the concerns of home buyers ensuring that they receive the home of their dreams. Discover our communities and live a life of luxury and create lifelong memories with us, Judd Builders by your side.

If you would like more information, feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you and answer all of your questions!

To Build or Not To Build: Three Things To Consider

To build or not to build, that is the question.

When buying home it’s important for all homebuyers to ask themselves: Do I want to buy a pre-owned house or do I want to build? It’s important to weigh your options, but building a new home comes with so many wonderful perks. You can find the perfect property in a community that fits your lifestyle requirements. Still, building a new home is a major decision, and here are three things to think about before you make the big move to build.

Efficiency in the Build Process
There are countless things to consider when building a home, however there are common misconceptions about building a new home. Many people believe that they can close on a pre-owned home faster than building a new one, but very often this is not the case. Here at Judd Builders, we take great pride in the efficiency of our building process. The homebuyer’s experience takes precedence during the course of home construction. We offer unparalleled personal service and design throughout the whole building process in order to ensure the homebuyers happiness and peace of mind. So, don’t hesitate to build a new and personalized home, just make sure you choose a builder like Judd who will take care of you throughout the whole experience.

Location, Location, Location
When it comes to building a home, the most important aspect of home buying is location, location, location. Yes, you can find a pre-owned home in a good neighborhood, but when you build a new home at a planned community they are often built in up-and-coming neighborhoods. When deciding where to build, you’ll find that all of our communities are nestled in sought after areas that offer many amenities. From great school districts to the very best recreation, it’s hard to find better locations and experiences than those offered by Judd Builders.

Interior Design Tailored Specifically for You
Homebuyers can personalize a pre-owned home to an extent, but it takes time, money, and effort – and you’re on your own. When you elect to build a new home you can completely personalize it with the full help and support of Judd Builders. Our team will help you through the process as you design your dream home so that it perfectly reflects you! Get fun with color or get chic with fixtures, cabinets, and granite countertops, whatever you have in mind we want to help you achieve it.

These are just a few things to consider when deciding whether to build a new home. Don’t be afraid to explore the option, you might find that your dream house is waiting to be built!

If you have any questions about the building process or our quick delivery homes, please feel free to contact us. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!