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This page contains frequently asked questions. We have compiled this list carefully over several years to quickly and efficiently answer any questions you may have during the construction or buying phases of your project.

Does Orth Homes offer financing?

Orth Homes does not offer financing, however, we do partner with many local banks that have excellent financing options. 100% loans are available in some areas and down payments as low as 3.5% are available in most areas. An Orth Homes sales representative will be happy to help assist you in obtaining financing.

How long does it take to close after the contract is signed?

If the home is complete or nearing completion it generally takes 30 to 45 days for the closing to take place. If the home is in an early stage of construction the closing typically takes 2 weeks from the time the home is complete.

What do I need to do after the contract is signed?

First you need to secure financing with the lender of your choice. Next Orth Homes will schedule a walk- through with you 5 days prior to closing. During the walk through an Orth representative will go over all of the warranty items and look for any defects that need to be corrected prior to closing. Then you will need to schedule to have the utilities switched to your name the day of closing. You will be given the keys and garage door openers at closing and take possession of your new home!!!

Can I make changes to a home already under construction?

If the home is in the early stages of the building process and you place a contract to purchase you can typically make the remaining selections. If the home is completed or nearing completion, there are still some items that can be changed out in order to suit your family’s needs. This option will vary from house to house.

Can I visit my home while it is under construction?

During the construction process there are many different things taking place and many workers on the job site. There are also many dangerous conditions that are not always easy to see. Therefore, for your safety, we ask that you contact our sales representative or your Realtor and make an appointment. Our sales representative or your Realtor will be more than happy to accompany you through your house at that time.

What about landscaping?

Your new home comes with the yard being seeded with a straw covering. It is up to you to care for your lawn after closing. The front of the house is landscaped with mulch and several small plants and bushes. You will also receive 1 to 2 trees in the yard depending on the size of the lot.

When can I move in?

You may begin to move your belongings into your new home following closing.

When should I schedule movers?

Orth will be able to provide you with an estimated date of closing during the construction process; however, many variables can alter that date. You should contact our sales representative or your realtor when you are within 30 days of your closing date so they can contact us regarding the progress of your home.

Why is the price per square foot lower on two-story homes?

We are able to build 2 story homes at a lower price per sq. ft. because it is cheaper to build up rather than out. The foot print of a 2 story home is smaller than the foot print for a 1 story home which reduces cost.