Perhaps the most important step in buying a new home is the first one: choosing a homebuilder. It pays to do a little homework. Check the resale value of your prospective home builder's real estate and the quality of the neighborhoods they've established. Research the school district and elementary, middle and high schools that will serve your new neighborhood. Quality schools will add great value to your new home. Finally, look into the reputation of your perspective homebuilder and how long they've been doing business in Fresno and Clovis. It's better to buy from a proven home builder that you can count on to be part of your community long after you’ve purchased your new home.
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
Step 1: Choose Your New Home and Home Site
Congratulations! You’ve made the most important decision by choosing Bonadelle Neighborhoods and can be assured your new home will be in the distinguished Clovis Unified School District and built by a local family-run home builder that has created quality neighborhoods in Fresno and Clovis for five decades. Our experienced sales counselors will now help you select a new home and lot that fits your needs, dreams, and budget. At Bonadelle Neighborhoods we offer a variety of new homes and neighborhoods so you’ll be sure to find the perfect fit for your family and lifestyle. Our sales counselors will then make sure you are pre-qualified for your new dream home. These experienced counselors can even provide you information on what your projected down payment and monthly payments will be as well as what is necessary for you to qualify for a new home loan. Many of our first time home buyers are pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to find out whether they qualify for a new home loan. Every Bonadelle Neighborhoods home qualifies for financing incentives that can lower your interest rate and assist with closing costs.
Step 2: Add Your Personal Touch
A design consultant will help you personalize your new home as you choose custom color schemes, cabinetry and appliances at our design studio. All Bonadelle Neighborhoods homes come standard with three distinct elevations from which to choose: Traditional, Colonial, Santa Barbara and Tuscan. Each has unique details and features that give our homes a custom feel — you choose which you prefer! With so many ways to add your personal touch to your new home, please allow for about 2 hours at this design appointment. Also, out of respect for both new buyers' time and consultants' time, we suggest leaving small children at home in an effort to maximize your one-on-one experience with designing your home.
Step 3: Begin the Loan Process
After you've personalized your home you will receive a good faith estimate showing your monthly payment and estimated closing costs. At a convenient time for you, you'll meet our partners at Premier Mortgage, who specialize in new home financing for both first-time homebuyers and move-up buyers. By using Premier Mortgage you'll qualify for incentives from Bonadelle Neighborhoods that can be used to drastically cut your closing costs or reduce your interest rate. Once your credit is approved construction will begin on your new home.
Step 4: Attend Frame Walk
You will be given the opportunity to preview your new home during an on-site visit with your building professional. This provides you with an excellent opportunity to ask questions you may have about your new home, confirm placement of any plumbing and electrical options you may have added, and receive helpful maintenance tips for your home.
Step 5: Quality Checks Every Step of the Way
One of the most important benefits of purchasing a home from Bonadelle Neighborhoods is that construction of your home will not only be supervised by our experienced building professionals, but by John A. Bonadelle who has over 25 years experience in the home building industry. This ensures that your home will be built to the highest of standards. During the escrow process, your loan application will be updated and approximately a month prior to closing you can lock in a highly competitive loan rate.
Step 6: Guided Tour of Your New Home
Prior to closing, a Bonadelle Neighborhoods representative will guide you through a room-by-room tour of your new home to demonstrate how to operate various components of the home as well as review important warranty information. You’ll also receive material with tips on caring for and maintaining your home.
Step 7: Staying in Touch
The big day has arrived! It’s time to close escrow and receive the keys to your dream home. Your relationship with Bonadelle Neighborhoods, however, is far from over.
Step 8: Welcome to the Neighborhood!
Your Bonadelle Neighborhoods home comes with a one-year warranty and a four-year warranty on the roof, plumbing, and electrical. We ask that after a week in your new home, you submit to us any items that you believe may require attention or that you may require assistance with. We always welcome your phone calls and emails and want to hear any questions that you may have about your new Bonadelle Neighborhoods home. As part of our commitment to service, we offer an eleven month follow-up to be sure that any items warranted on your home that require attention are repaired to the highest of standards. Every step of the way, we want you to be happy with your new home and satisfied with your decision to invest in a quality Bonadelle Neighborhoods home.