Take a look below at some of our most frequently asked questions.
If you're building in one of SK's subdivisions, then you won't make any payments on the house until closing.
The only upfront expense to build a home with SK is Earnest Money. Your closing costs (e.g. down payment, loan processing fees, attorney fees) aren't due till the day of closing. Here's how earnest money works: before SK sets out to build a home, they want to make sure that the buyer is "earnest". So, for a home over $200,000, SK asks for $5,000 upfront. That money will count toward your closing costs, but will be held in a Trust Account during construction. If you didn't have any closing costs, then you would receive a check for $5,000 at closing! So, it's not an additional cost. Also, if something goes wrong (very unusual) and the contract doesn't work out, you'll generally get your earnest money back (those conditions are all specified on our contract).
You may choose any lender and attorney, but to qualify for the Buyer's Incentive offered by SK Builders, you'll need to use one of our recommend lenders and one of our recommended attorneys.
The stove, microwave, and dishwasher all come standard.
We typically use Frigidaire brand appliances.
Yes. An additional charge applies to running a gas line, but we offer a gas range option in all of our appliance packages.
Our standard appliances are black, but you can upgrade to a stainless steel appliance package.
The elevated slab is our standard foundation.
The elevated slab is our standard foundation. Visually, this means that the bottom of your home will have two or three rows of brick before the siding begins.
A high crawl space is an affordable way to build on a sloping lot. The walls of a crawl space are ventilated (like a normal crawl space) and the earth floor is covered by a protective vapor barrier (keeps moisture in the soil away from your home). Unlike a basement, the ceiling of a crawl space is insulated.
Common practice in the south-east is to build basements on sloping lots. That means the back wall, and a portion of the side walls, will open out to the backyard (rather than being surrounded by earth on all sides).
Yes. Window screens are included in all of our homes.
Yes. We offer 2" faux wood style blinds on all of our windows, but they don't come standard.
Our standard garage doors are 16' wide. You can upgrade to 18'.
Our standard driveways are 16' wide.
Our homes come standard with vinyl siding. If you build with us, you'll select the color package that suits you.
We offer fiber cement siding on all of our homes. In some of our communities the specifications & features include fiber cement siding as standard.
The shake is the area underneath the gable. To create a contrast on the exterior of a home, we use a different kind of siding—one that resembles the texture of wood shingles.