FAQs

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What is the difference between a smart home and whole home automation?

By |2019-02-07T16:48:12-04:00January 3rd, 2019|

Home automation refers to the automatic control of household features (hence the name). A smart home, on the other hand, is a much broader term. In other words, a smart home encompasses a larger range of features, technologies and industries, all connected through the internet. For more information about smart home technology, click here.

What is Whole House Automation?

By |2019-02-28T11:51:51-04:00January 3rd, 2019|

Whole House Automation refers to the automatic and electronic control of household features, activities, and appliances. Therefore, some components of an automated home may include centralized control of security locks, appliances, windows, lighting, surveillance cameras, and HVAC systems.

What are closing costs and how much will they be?

By |2019-02-07T17:02:02-04:00January 3rd, 2019|

Closing costs are fees incurred prior to and during closing. This is the time when title to the property legally changes hands from the seller to the borrower. Typical fees incurred include attorney fees, title service fees, recording fees, transaction taxes, appraisal fees, and pre-paid insurance and taxes. The amount of closing fees depends on [...]

What is earnest money?

By |2019-02-07T17:04:44-04:00January 3rd, 2019|

Earnest money is money that the buyer puts up at the signing of a purchase contract. It shows good faith and serious intent on the part of the home buyer. The amount required varies, but sellers typically require around 1% of the purchase price as earnest money for a sales contract to be valid.

Can Elements build a house on land I already own?

By |2019-02-07T17:15:31-04:00January 3rd, 2019|

Yes! Not only do we build homes on land for speculative sales, but we can also build your dream home on property you own. Choose from one of our current house plans or bring us your own. We can even help with design alterations and customization to a set of plans. Additionally, if you are [...]

What type of home warranty do you offer?

By |2019-02-07T17:22:06-04:00January 3rd, 2019|

All of our homes come with a one year home warranty, two year mechanical, electrical and plumbing warranty, and ten year structural warranty. This is referred to as a 1-2-10 warranty. In other words, this means that for the first year, your warranty will provide you with surety coverage for things like site work, concrete, [...]

Do I need a real estate agent to purchase a new home from Elements?

By |2019-02-07T17:29:53-04:00January 3rd, 2019|

No, it is not necessary to use a real estate agent when purchasing a home from Elements Design Build. Purchasing a new home is often the largest purchase a person or family makes. As such, some people are simply not comfortable purchasing a new home without the guidance of a real estate agent. The choice [...]

What style of homes does Elements build?

By |2019-02-07T17:33:43-04:00January 3rd, 2019|

Our current style houses are spacious, open floor style homes designed to maximize the functionality and livability of the space. We use only the highest grade materials, fixtures, appliances, and finishes. Built with exceptional craftsmanship, the quality of our homes is unparalleled in our market. For more information about our homes, click here.

Does Elements use energy efficient building products and techniques?

By |2019-03-06T10:25:01-04:00January 3rd, 2019|

Yes! All of our homes are built using the latest in energy efficient techniques and products. This ensures maximum efficiency, which helps reduce not only the home's impact on the environment, but also the long term costs of owning and living in your home. Furthermore, each of our homes features protective house wrap to minimize [...]