Our FAQs can answer many questions you might have. Whether you’re new to Houston or moving from another part of The Woodlands, we understand you may have questions. We have tried to respond to the most frequently asked below. Please contact us if you need more speciﬁc information.
Do I need a Real Estate Agent to purchase a Gracepoint Home?
It is a personal choice whether to use a Realtor® or not. We work with real estate agents on many of the homes we build. We welcome their participation in the process.
If you choose to buy without a real estate agent, your Gracepoint Homes’ Community Sales Manager is able to walk you through each step of the process. They will gladly answer any questions and make you feel comfortable when purchasing your home.
How long does it take to build a Gracepoint Home?
The actual construction process is about 120 days if weather permits. However, there are many tasks that must be completed before the actual construction begins. Your Gracepoint Homes Community Sales Manager is aware of such things as permitting, the availability of a lot for your speciﬁc ﬂoor plan, lot preparation that will be needed before start, and many other issues that could delay start of construction. Also, you will need time to make decisions about your preferred colors, materials and any customization needed.
What is a change order?
Before we begin building your home, we will make a detailed list of what is included in the home. We are very speciﬁc about the feature, grade of quality, color and pricing of each item. It is important to carefully consider if this list reﬂects what you want.
If at some time during the construction process you change your mind about the features you want, we will try to accommodate your change. A change order is the agreement you make with us for the change. You will be responsible for paying 100% of the cost of the Change Order before it is implemented.
Do I need to hire an interior designer?
The design professionals at Gracepoint Homes will show you many options based on your preferences. We have already pre-selected products and ﬁnishes that will seamlessly blend with the architecture of your home design. We are conﬁdent you will ﬁnd ample advice and selection with our design professionals.
Can I customize a Gracepoint Home to ﬁt my taste?
Yes, we want your home to be a reﬂection of your dreams, personality and lifestyle needs. Our builder representatives and designers will work with you to determine what customized features are needed.
How much money will I need at closing?
Your mortgage loan ofﬁcer can give you a pretty accurate estimate of your required down payment, closing cost and prepaid items like taxes and insurance. These costs will typically run between 3-8% of the total sales price of the home, largely dependent on the amount of your down payment.
How do I ﬁnance my Gracepoint Home?
We have made special arrangements with a mortgage company with specialized knowledge of the home building process. Ask your Gracepoint Homes Sales Manager for contact information for the lender assigned to their speciﬁc community. For your convenience, we have compiled a checklist of items you will need for your mortgage.