Organize your ideas.
Clip pictures that represent the exterior and
interior details that you would like to include in your home to help
Old Hickory develop a vision of the home you want to build.
2. Develop an
You land development budget should be separate
from the budget you set for the completed construction of
3. Visit your
Old Hickory Log Home and Construction, Inc. representative
Take a tour of homes and discuss floor
plan designs, your budget, log styles and the construction process.
Let an experienced builder familiar with a variety of log materials
help you make the right selections for you.
Pre-qualify with a lender.
Visit with a mortgage company or bank
to discuss what construction and/or home mortgage options are
available for you. This will give you an idea of whether your budget
is in line with the home you want to build. Consult with your Old
Hickory representative for our list of financing companies that are
experienced with log home lending.
Understanding your overall budget costs.
Your Old Hickory representative will carefully
review what costs you can expect from every aspect of your project.
Having the comfort of a "No Surprises" approach to your turn key
building costs helps ensure a pleasant building experience.
6. Choose a
floor plan and secure with a deposit.
Make a list of your lifestyle needs and
also the "must haves" for your new home. Your Old Hickory
representative will help guide you in your plan selection, or
suggest the custom plan options that are available.
7. Review any
revisions to the plans.
Once your preliminary revisions are
completed, go over your plans with your Old Hickory representative.
Make changes as needed, but be sure to discuss if your change
request affects your overall project costs.
Schedule a site meeting with Old Hickory
Construction to begin site development plans. This includes lot
clearing, grading, driveway, home placement, and improvements such
as well and septic requirements.
Review plans closely for any final
adjustments. Sign off on any changes for final construction
Obtain quotes and bids from your
subcontractors so you can compile a total project cost. Present this
to your financial lender to secure financing.
Meet with your Old Hickory
representative to select all items and features of your home. We
will then supply you with a complete financing package that includes
all the plans and specifications that your lender will need to
complete your construction loan.
Select a closing date with you lender.
Select a construction start date.
Owner/builders: Be sure you
understand all of your responsibilities so your site will be ready
for log delivery. Turnkey clients: Work with Old Hickory
Construction to finalize any paperwork needed so we can begin your
Get ready to enjoy your new log home.
Whether you choose turn key
construction or the owner/builder option, Old Hickory Log Homes and
Construction will work hard to make the experience of log home
construction a pleasant one!