How do I keep my fence from warping and discoloring?
A new fence should be protected as soon as possible. It is a good idea to water proof your fence with either an oil base or water base stain. Whatever product you choose, read the label carefully, follow the manufacturer's instructions, and apply using the specified brush, roller, paint pad or sprayer.
Is my granite sealed and how often should it be sealed?
Your granite is sealed. It is recommended that you re-seal it every 6 months. When cleaning granite be sure you do not use a citrus base cleaner. This will cause the surface to appear scratched. You can reseal your granite with a sealant from your local hardware store. Homeowners can also contact the granite trade partner for a recommendation on a sealer. Please contact the Bonadelle Neighborhoods Service & Warranty Department: 559-435-9700 for more information on your community’s granite trade partner.
My garbage disposal gets clogged a lot and has an odor coming from it
To help prevent clogs always use plenty of water when running the disposal; it cools the motor and helps preserve the life of the disposal. Allow the water to run a minimum of 15 seconds after shutting off the disposal. Never put large chunks of food in at once and never put grease in the disposal. Use ice cubes and baking soda to eliminate odor.
The caulking around my windows is cracking and peeling away. Is this normal?
Yes. The caulking seal can peel away and it is the homeowner’s responsibility to maintain the caulking. Depending on the temperature in your home, the caulking can crack sooner than expected. Caulk is used to seal the gaps to prevent air and/or water from seeping in.
Is there any maintenance on the air conditioning unit I can do myself?
Check the air filter on your unit every 3 to 4 weeks. Replace when necessary. A dirty filter will cause excessive strain on your furnace and air conditioner. Keep your outdoor unit free of any debris.
Can I use any kind of bulbs when my bulbs burnt out?
It is recommended when a bulb burns out to take the bulb to Home Depot, Lowes or any hardware store and match the bulb. The bulbs installed are compatible with the fixture installed and should be replaced with the same type of bulb.
Landscape: How to care for the lawn
Bermuda or fescue is installed and homeowner should use a weed and feed product twice a month for the first 6 months (follow directions on how to apply); monitor watering – not too little not too much. Have a sharp blade on lawn mower and cut grass 3” to 5”.
Since the builder has no control over the bugs, spiders, etc it is recommended to hire a pest control service or for homeowner to do their own pest control application
The caulking around my baseboards and windows cracks
This is normal over time. Homeowner would need to buy a tube of caulking at any hardware store – preferably a paintable caulking – and apply per directions listed on product.
What happens when plugs stop working?
The GFIs get tripped when wet, if plug is pulled out too fast, or if power is overloaded. There is a reset button that needs to be pushed. The GFIs are in one of the bathrooms and will work all bathrooms; GFIs are in garage, on outside outlets and in kitchen. If you are unable to fix the problem, please feel free to call the Bonadelle Neighborhoods Service & Warranty Department: 559-435-9700. The homeowner should never stick anything metal into an electrical socket or use a metal device like a scewdriver to push the reset button, as there is a danger of electrocution.
You can install a commercial grade water softener, but not a residential grade water softener. The water pressure needed for the fire sprinkler system is compromised if you install a residential grade water softener. Currently, commercial softeners are very expensive. Hopefully, they will become more affordable in the future.
Installing a pool after move-in
The lots are pool size lots, but not pool ready. In other words, there are codes regarding fencing and perhaps other requirements that will need to be met in order to install a pool.
DISCLOSURE: *No homeowner should attempt any of the above repairs without reading all instructions and warning labels on all equipment and products used in the residence. We suggest that you defer all questions and recommendations through a representative of a reputable home-improvement store prior to attempting repairs.
- I will be applying for a loan soon. What do I need to do to prepare?
- I found a foreclosed home for an amazing price! Why shouldn't I buy it?
- Why should I choose Bonadelle Neighborhoods over other homebuilders?
- I'm not sure I would qualify for a loan. How can I figure that out?
- Where do I go to finalize everything in the home buying process?
Bonadelle Neighborhoods affiliate, Premier Mortgage, has assisted hundreds of families into their new Bonadelle Neighborhoods Home. Meet with a Premier Mortgage specialist before your purchase for answers to all of your questions. Premier's professional mortgage specialists will make your loan application process seamless.
In addition, Bonadelle Neighborhoods sales counselors can provide you with any financial information you may need at our Welcome Center. We are open daily, including weekends, from 11 A.M to 6 P.M. Our trained, professional sales counselors can offer you a free credit check upon your request at our Welcome Centers. They can also provide you with monthly payment and down payment quotes and review qualification requirements with you. If you would like to contact one of our dedicated sales counselors, please click here.
One word: Repairs. Keep in mind that many of the previous owners of foreclosed homes couldn’t keep up with their mortgage, so chances are maintenance and repair work on the home was not kept up either. Some homeowners even go so far as to destroy the home intentionally because they are being forced to leave. Making the repairs necessary to make the foreclosed home livable will require a lot of money upfront in addition to your down payment and closing costs.
Bonadelle Neighborhoods offers incentive programs that allow buyers to move into their NEW Bonadelle Neighborhoods home with very little money down and, in some cases, no closing costs. For a complete explanation of the amazing incentives being offered now at Bonadelle Neighborhoods, please contact one of our sales counselors by clicking here now.
Another important reason to purchase a new home as opposed to a foreclosed one is that everything in a new home is NEW. Foreclosed homes are USED homes; others have lived in the home, cooked in the home, showered in the home, and slept in the home. For most of us, our home is the biggest investment we will make. Buying a new home insures the homeowner of receiving brand new kitchen appliances, air conditioning, flooring, roofing, etc. that all come with a warranty. By purchasing a new Bonadelle Neighborhoods home, you will have peace of mind knowing that your home is warranted. You and your family can enjoy the home of your dreams that includes all of the up-to-date and ECO-Logical features that will help lower energy costs. These are things you'd expect to find in a new home as opposed to the hassle, worry, and spending involved in trying to make an old, foreclosed home look fresh and modern.
On more point to consider, if you have always dreamed of owning a new home, your buying power will never be stronger than it is today. All indicators show that new home prices have hit bottom and interest rates will not stay this low for long. NOW is the time to purchase a NEW home! If you would like to contact one of our sales counselors, please click here now.
There are several reasons to choose a Bonadelle Neighborhoods home.
1) The most important is VALUE. At Bonadelle Neighborhoods, our first priority is building a home that you and your family can take pride in for decades. Our painstaking attention to detail results in quality and value. Features typically found in custom homes come standard at Bonadelle Neighborhoods. These include large pool size lots, granite kitchen countertops, extensive tile flooring, tankless water heaters, and large covered patios.
2) A second reason to choose Bonadelle Neighborhoods is that our professional sales counselors will assist you in your home buying journey every step of the way, from the minute you walk into our welcome centers until the purchase of your home is finalized.
Unlike other building companies whose sales agent's sole responsibility is to make the sale and hand the buyer off to a mortgage company, our sales counselors are trained to answer all of your questions from the first day you visit our welcome centers until the day you move in, and beyond.
Our sales counselors will be there to counsel you through your entire Bonadelle Neighborhoods home purchase. This includes guiding you through the financing portion of the home buying process. Our sales counselors will explain to you what the financing requirements will be and help you to determine which type of loan best fits your needs. They will also explain the features of your new Bonadelle Neighborhoods home and community and assist in choosing your optional features so that you can customize your Bonadelle Neighborhoods home to match your personal needs and style. This includes assisting with setting appointments with our design studio so that you may make your interior color selections.
Once your home is completed and ready for you to enjoy, our warranty department will counsel you on how to operate the features that are included in your new home, how to maintain your new Bonadelle Neighborhoods home, and explain your new home warranty.
3) A third and extremely important reason to purchase a Bonadelle Neighborhoods home is that we are a local Fresno company. We are a local, family-run business that has been building homes in the Valley for more than six decades. Since we put our name and reputation on the homes and communities we build, it is extremely important to us that we build a home with the highest of standards. We employ local workers. We re-invest in our community through local charities and institutions. And when you call with a question about your home or your home warranty, you'll talk to a local Bonadelle Neighborhoods representative, not someone halfway across the country.
Another important reason to purchase a Bonadelle Neighborhoods home is that while our company is large enough to provide you with beautiful homes built to the highest of standards, we are also small enough that the owners of the company are involved in every step of the home building process. It is not uncommon to run into John, Lisa, and their children at the Bonadelle Neighborhoods Welcome Centers or on the construction site. Being a small, local company allows us to provide our customers with better "hands on" service and homes without the cold corporate layers of employees.
If you would like to contact one of our professional sales counselors, please click here.
While many factors determine eligibility, simple steps can be taken to determine whether you should qualify for a home loan. A general rule of thumb is to determine your living expenses and then calculate your income. Is there room in your budget to afford the monthly mortgage you will be acquiring? Remember to calculate emergency expenses, utilities, and auto costs as well. We want to make sure that you are realistic with your calculations so you can avoid any hardships later. A good guide is your new mortgage payment should not exceed one-third of your gross monthly income.
Our affiliate, Premier Mortgage has a combined one hundred years experience qualifying people just like you for a Bonadelle Neighborhoods home. To contact one of our professional sales counselors, please click here.
In addition, we have a loan application on our website to help you get a jump start on the home buying process. Or, if you choose, you may contact Premier Mortgage directly at (559)432-8492 and in less than five minutes their loan officers can provide you with a free credit check.
Finally, Bonadelle Neighborhoods sales counselors can provide you with any financial information you may need at our Welcome Centers. We are open daily, including weekends, from 11AM to 6 PM. Our trained, professional sales counselors can offer you a free credit check upon your request. They can also provide you with monthly payment and down payment quotes and review financial qualification requirements with you. To receive more information, please click here now.
One unique aspect of our company is the relationships we have with lenders, mortgage companies, and title companies. At Bonadelle Neighborhoods, we make the home buying process as easy as possible by keeping the steps involved in the process at our Welcome Centers. Everything you need is on site to guide you through the entire process. In addition, we offer our homebuyers below-market interest rates through our affiliate mortgage company, Premier Mortgage, Inc. To receive more information, please click here now.