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Can I Choose Options That Are Not Part of the Standard New Home Package?

Once a homebuyer chooses their floor plan, and finalizes the paperwork involved in securing the home of their dreams, our expert Design Coordinator will schedule an appointment with them at our design studio located at 109 Hay Street, Suite 101 in Fayetteville, NC to go over all their selection options. See our New Home Selections Process article.

Some of the selections or personalization can be done at the same time as the initial paperwork.  Also, at this point, some homebuyers may want to choose their interior colors, exterior colors and features, bathroom and kitchen tiles, and plumbing and lighting fixtures.

McKee Homes come with beautiful standard features, which are listed on the “Standard Feature Sheet”, available on our website neighborhood pages, and can be found at the model home in the homebuyer’s desired neighborhood.  A McKee Homes’ Sales Representative and/or Design Coordinator will also be able to share these standard features with you.

If a homebuyer would like to choose an option that is not included in the standard feature package, then the Design Coordinator will create a “Change Order,” which will be added as an addendum to the homebuyer’s contract.  If the change increases the price of the home, the homebuyer is required to pay 50% of the additional cost in order to have the change order accepted.

To ensure that McKee Homes adheres to the time allotted to build a home, change orders should be completed within 21 days of signing the initial contract.  If a change order is requested outside of the allotted change order time, an additional $250 will be charged per change order, if McKee Homes can accommodate the change at that time.

It is important for the buyer to understand that any changes made after drywall completion will extend the closing date by the number of days that it takes to complete the work specified in the change order.

If a buyer finds a picture on Pinterest, other website, and/or a magazine that they have fallen in love with, and it is not part of McKee Homes’ standard features or the upgrade packages,  they should share it with the Design Coordinator or his/her Sales Representative.  If the unique selection request is one that is structurally possible and can be inserted into the building process with out disruption, then the request will be considered.  If the builder is able to accommodate the buyer’s request, then the normal change order process will be followed (see above).

It is normal for a homebuyer to feel excited and a little bit anxious during the home-buying process.  McKee Homes’ employees are committed to making this experience a positive one.  They are available to answer questions and help the homebuyer in anyway they can.  The homebuyer can also visit the McKee Homes website at www.mckeehomesnc.com.

By Amy Kahler and John Rives

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