The Pathway To Your New Home


  • Pre-approval from Cates Building Participating Lender Ask about out preferred lender incentives.

  • Homesite Selection Select your homesite.

  • Floorplan & Elevation Selection Approve your final homeplans

  • Finalize Purchase & Sales Agreement Sign contract to purchase and deliver building deposit.

  • Design Center Selections Completed within 21 Days of Sales Agreement Complete the personalization of your home within 21 days from contract signing.

  • Finalize Change Order & Deliver Payment Sign all change orders and deliver payment for upgrades.

  • STOP - No More Changes

  • Plans & Engineering Your home plans are submitted to the city/county to get the necessary permits.

Exterior Construction

  • Pre-Construction Orientation It's time to meet! We review plans and selections before starting construction on your new home.

  • Excavation We break ground. Let's get this party started!

  • Footings & Foundation Your home is officially under construction.

  • Framing Your homes starts to come together!

  • Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical (roughins) Your home gets the works.

Interior Construction

  • Pre-Drywall Orientation It's time to meet! We tour your home with you before starting drywall.

  • Drywall & Trim Now you can see the rooms take shape.

  • Cabinet Install & Countertop Template This is exciting! You can see your home come to life.

  • Paint Here comes the color! Paint is the perfect backdrop for you home's interior finishes.

  • Countertop Install Your countertops are in!

  • Wet Area Surface Flooring Your baths and laundry room are getting flooring.

  • Interior Finishes Lights, Plumbing, HVAC (setouts) Your Design Center selections are now installed!

  • Landscaping Check out the "green"!

  • Carpet & Hardwood Install Another step toward the finish line!

You're Almost Home!

  • Final Building Inspection & Certificate of Occupancy Local Building Inspector ensures all code requirements have been met. Certificate of Occupancy is issued.

  • Third Party Inspections - Ameri-spec & HERS Your home gets another set of eyes by Ameri-spec and the HERS rating.

  • New Home Orientation (1 week before closing) It's time to meet! We teach you how to operate and maintain your new home.

  • Homeowner Acceptance Walk/Closing Orientation And we're meeting again to make sure your Cates Building home is ready for move-in.

  • Settlement & Closing It's time to sign your final documents and close on your loan. You now own your home!

  • Keys & Move-In Finally! All documents are recorded and you now have your keys to your new Cates Building home.