When we first talk about your new home, you may not have your plans drawn to scale yet, but rather have a rough idea of your future homeís size and shape. You will also have some key features that you may want your future home to have. Features such as a loft, a covered porch, a certain number of bedrooms and bathrooms... the list is endless. Our professional log and timber home consultants at Golden Eagle Log and Timber Homes, Inc. ("Golden Eagle") will ask you some simple questions and then develop a ballpark figure for what a project like yours might cost to build. We donít want you to be surprised later, so we strive to be as accurate as possible by using the information that we gather during our discussion with you. Golden Eagle offers Ballpark Pricing as a free service. This is an ideal time for you to think about house payments, property taxes and other costs to make sure that you are comfortable with the idea of building a new home.
* For a verbal Ballpark Price, please allow approximately 1-2 business days.
At this point, you are ready to move forward and are prepared to meet with one of our professional log and timber home consultants to discuss your personal plan design. Before the Plan Service meeting, Golden Eagle requests that you provide one of the following from your financial institution:
Once Golden Eagle receives the Letter, we can further discuss your home plans, and gather the necessary details to have your home plans customized for your project. When your plans are finished, you will be able to study the drawings and layout of your future home, ensuring that we are all on the same page.
The Plan Service fee is refundable with your purchase of a Golden Eagle materials package valued at $65,000 or more. A refundable fee will be applied as a credit on the materials package. Please keep in mind, if you choose to not purchase your Golden Eagle materials package, the Plan Service fee is not refundable.
* Floor plans are completed and sent to you in approximately 7-12+ business days.
After your floor plans are drawn, you will likely see your home differently and may want to make a few changes. You can make up to 50 revisions to the floor plan without any additional fees. This is also a good time to decide on your interior wall preferences, such as tongue and groove pine, log, drywall and so forth.
Tip: Please do not rush this part. Generally, it is best to study the plans for a week or more before requesting changes.
* Plan revisions are completed and sent to you in approximately 5-7+ business days.
Now that your floor plans are completed, we will be able to price your home fairly accurately. We say fairly accurately because we will be fine-tuning your vision in the next step, which may modify the price.
* Preliminary Proposals are very detailed and take 7-14+ business days to be completed and sent to you.
Requires 10% down payment or $5,000.00 Final Selections/Preliminary Engineering Fee
#1) By this stage, you have reviewed the Preliminary Proposal for your future Golden Eagle home and have chosen to proceed with your dream. We are very excited for you, and extremely honored to be on this journey with you!
Now is when you will be starting Final Selections. This allows you to get most, if not all, of your final decisions made. Youíll be making many decisions regarding your future Golden Eagle home. You will have the opportunity to choose the perfect front door, decide on the color of your windows, select features that you want to incorporate into the design of your kitchen, and so much more. After you have completed Final Selections, we can put together your Final Proposal. The Final Proposal pricing should be fairly close to the Preliminary Proposal pricing done in Step #4 (unless the decisions you made during Final Selections exceeded the allowances included in your Golden Eagle materials package).
However, before we can proceed with the Final Selections, a 10% Down Payment or $5,000.00 (plus tax) Final Selections/Preliminary Engineering fee is required. This fee is refundable with your purchase of a Golden Eagle materials package valued at $65,000 or more. A refundable fee will be applied as a credit on the materials package. Please keep in mind, if you choose to not purchase your Golden Eagle materials package, the Final Selections/Preliminary Engineering fee is not refundable.
Most clients with guidance can wrap up their Final Selections in one session.
#2) After Final Selections has been completed, the next step is Preliminary Engineering. At this stage, our professional Engineering team will review the structural makeup of your home plans. Our Engineering team will also determine and properly size the posts, headers, beams, bearing points, floor joists, and more. At this point, most often one of our Senior Project Expediters will invest time with your local building inspector to verify local snow and wind loads that are specific to your building area. We also check for local codes that take precedence over your state building code. Investing this time now helps us to be very accurate with your Final Proposal pricing, and helps your project go smoother down the road.
If your goal is to begin building your new Golden Eagle home within 6-12 months, you will be required to:
After this, we will be able to proceed with the Final Code Compliance Engineering and have your package ready to ship as quickly as 8-10 weeks*. Please allow a 12-week* lead time if your home has custom timber trusses or truss accents. Code Compliant Plans (Final Plans) are often necessary to obtain a building permit and to get the foundation in the ground. Please keep that in mind, as the sooner the above steps are completed, the sooner we can proceed with the Final Code Compliance Engineering and get the Final Plans ready for the building permit and actual construction.
* We will need to price any changes you made while choosing your final selections. Therefore, the preparation of the Final Proposal typically takes 7-14 business days.
* Please expect for there to be delays during rush periods, such as during the seasons of Spring and Fall.
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