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The Value of Transparency in the “On Your Lot” Building Process

Understanding Costs & Considerations Creates a Successful “On Your Lot” Building Experience in Delaware.

With careful planning and the selection of an experienced and trustworthy homebuilder, building “On Your Lot” in Delaware can be an exciting experience. Timberlake Design/Build has been constructing beautiful homes for over 60 years. During this time, we’ve enhanced our services, broadened our capabilities, and designed a transparent and affordable process that puts our clients at ease knowing their new home will be built on time and within budget.

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    Numerous considerations will impact the lot you buy, the home you design, and your contract and costs for building your new home.

    Getting Started – Homesite Location, Condition & Engineering

    We build new homes throughout Sussex and Kent County Delaware. Our local team is hands-on from the moment you connect with us. We’re your partner, from concept through creationpersonally visiting your homesite before you’ve even contracted with us!

    That’s right! We don’t “Google it” and give you a best guess as to the suitability of your homesite to meet your building needs. With boots on the ground, we’re better equipped to provide you with a realistic lot finishing estimate. When we provide our knowledge and problem-solving expertise in the early days, you have more comfort in your decision-making, and we all enjoy the benefit of a highly rewarding outcome. When visiting your homesite we assess site-specific factors which will influence buildability and cost. After this review you are provided with a preliminary Lot Finishing Estimate which is unique among local builders at this early stage of collaboration.

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    Your Dream Home Awaits!

    The benefit of building “On Your Lot” with Timberlake Design/Build is that when you use a home design from our wide portfolio it reduces your construction time and cost. Our homes are value-engineered to offer maximum livability without unnecessary or unwarranted expense, plus, you can personalize our floor plans to meet your needs! Choose from ranch, multi-gen, and two-story designs with main floor owner’s suites. Our home designs range from 1900 base square feet to over 4300 base square feet.

    In addition to a wide variety of home designs to choose from, we’ve negotiated competitive pricing from major national brands for all your building components and offer an extensive selection of finishes for your personalization. Lastly, you’ll rest easy knowing that you have the industry’s leading home warranty product in hand at the completion of your project.


    Meet YOur Delaware Sales Representative

    Deborah Hunter

    Deb grew up in the building material business, so the transition to new home Sales in 1990 was a natural transition. She has worked for national builders, earning numerous sales awards over the years. Since joining Timberlake Homes in 2017, she prefers working for a local family-owned company that values its customers and takes pride in delivering a quality product. Her yearly Food Drive to aid the Food Bank of DE has been a passion.

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    Sparing No Detail in Tracking Your Budget to Build

    Timberlake Design/Build believes that an informed client is a happy client. From the start of our relationship, you’re aware of all expectations regarding the cost of building your new home. This transparency builds trust and lessens the “surprises” that may pop up. Ultimately the cost of your new home depends on your lot, engineering and permitting expenses, the home design you select and what you put into it. By removing the lack of specificity other builders may operate under, Timberlake’s process means you have the assurance of getting what you’ve paid for, and you can rest assured you’re making informed decisions from day one. Working with a builder who wants to collaborate in a transparent way from the beginning will help you get the home you’ve dreamed of within the budget you’re comfortable with!

    We’d love the opportunity to discuss your needs. Connect with us today to get started!

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