Purchasing a new home should be exciting, rewarding and fun. However, since it's not something you do every day, it requires time, planning and energy. We would like to take some of that burden off your shoulders and help you learn more about the process.
Most new home buyers consider the following factors when making their decision:
Your lifestyle will influence where you want to live. For example, you may want to be close to work. You may want to be near a certain school district. Or, you may want to be close to recreational opportunities. Here's a list of items to consider when evaluating the location:
If you are familiar with the area you probably have an idea of how long it will take you to get to work. If you're relocating or less familiar simply input your commute into a site like Google Maps and it will estimate the commute time for you.
If you have children you'll want to consider the quality and location of schools in the area.
Friends and Family
Consider your proximity to friends and family and how easy it would be to visit.
How long will it take you to complete your shopping tasks? With stores nearby, grabbing a quick gallon of milk won't be such a chore.
Do you prefer being able to walk or take a short drive to local restaurants? Or are you okay getting onto the highway to dine out?
Do you play golf? Need a nearby gym or track? Want quick access to parks or the mountains? These are all worth considering for an active lifestyle.
Valuable Tip: Use the Find Your Home map to quickly find neighborhoods you'd like to live in. Also, try using WalkScore.com to learn the proximity of amenities in the area you are considering.
Find your home
Home shoppers will look at the neighborhoods within a general area. Some will want a small neighborhood, while others will want a neighborhood surrounded by amenities and recreation. Harbour Homes has an array of neighborhoods. You are sure to find one that suits you and your family.
The Builder is the manufacturer of your new home. Your home is going to be one of the highest priced investments you will make, and it may be the highest priced product you ever buy. Make sure you check the builder out before you buy. Some questions you should ask are:
And finally, talk to their past customers. The more knowledgeable you are about who is building your home, the more comfortable you will be with your purchase.
You can determine what you want and why you want it by imagining how you will use each room in the home. Ask yourself, what do I do when I am at home? How much furniture will be in each room? How much time is spent in each room? Imagine yourself living in the home and walk through the home as if you owned it.
Valuable Tip: Take the time to sit in the furniture as if you lived there. It's the best way to project yourself into the future and avoid the "I wish I had" syndrome. Harbour Homes offers fully-furnished model homes so you can visualize yourself in the home to help you decide which home best suits your lifestyle. Whether you need a cozy three bedroom plan or a larger plan with room to grow, Harbour Homes has the perfect plan for you.
Quality neighborhoods are designed with streetscapes that include a variety of home styles throughout the neighborhood. This planned approach to creating a neighborhood is a sign of the builder's quality and ability to build value for their customers. Harbour Homes offers a variety of elevations, views, floor plans and amenities in each neighborhood to provide the most choices.
Select the best home for you! Here are ten differences that set Harbour Homes apart from other builders.
Harbour Homes brings together three decades of home building experience reflecting the lifestyle of Puget Sound area home owners.
Affordable Standard Features
Harbour Homes offers standard features you pay extra for with other builders, including high efficiency gas heating, professional front yard landscaping, high quality cabinetry, a limited new home warranty and quality vinyl windows, just to name a few.
We carefully scrutinize every property, area schools and local amenities to make sure we have selected the best possible locations to build neighborhoods. We enhance the neighborhoods' value by planning the look of each home site and adding extra features to help create charming appeal.
We have proven, time-tested designs. The mixture of square footage and features will exceed your expectations and are designed to maximize the value of your new home.
We are committed to working hard as a team to build your new home and fulfill your expectations. This includes finding and developing the property, new home design, acquiring skilled craftsmen and providing dedicated and knowledgeable warranty administration professionals.
The products installed in your new Harbour Homes home are carefully selected to give you maximum value. It is essential to work with manufacturers who stand behind their products, providing security and comfort to our home buyers.
All of our new homes come with a limited new home warranty. We have been building quality homes and providing sound warranty service to our homebuyers for many years and we plan on being here for many years to come.
We listen to our customers by regularly surveying them to see what they like and dislike about their homes. Then we utilize this information to make our homes better! We will never stop doing this. Our goal is to build you the finest home we possibly can for the best price.
As a homeowner and part of the Harbour Homes family, you will find a team of individuals that care about you and your home. We are dedicated to providing sound warranty service to all our home buyers. In a recent survey, nearly 90% of our home buyers would recommend Harbour Homes to a friend or relative.
Our experience, knowledge and drive to be a better home builder means you will benefit from buying a home from us. We can build you a better home at a better price than anyone else in the area. This helps our homes maintain their value and will make them a wise investment for you and your family.
Building your new home is a very complex undertaking. In order to efficiently coordinate the work of many trades and the installation of numerous materials, each new home we build follows a detailed construction schedule involving several stages. Below is an abbreviated outline of the process of building your home.
Your new home limited warranty serves several roles. It describes what is covered under the warranty; establishes warranty/performance standards for your home and describes how to make a warranty claim. If you have questions about what specifically is covered by the warranty or want to know more about how the warranty is administered, please do not hesitate to contact us.