The New Home Journey

Buying or building a new home can be one of the biggest emotional and financial decisions you’ll ever make. But rest assured, when you buy or build with Ashton Woods, we make sure that the process is not unnecessarily complicated or intimidating. Our knowledgeable sales counselors are trained to guide you every step of the way.

Home Journey

Establish Your Wants and Needs
  • Review your current living situation
  • Determine the reasons why you might want to move
  • Establish desired rooms, minimum requirements, and specifications needed
  • Decide if you will rent or own
  • Consider if you prefer to buy new or used

Obtain a Mortgage Loan
  • Establish terms and payment
  • Secure insurance
Choose Where to Live
  • Consider area amenities, schools, shopping, recreation, taxes, etc
  • Find the right community
  • Look at home warranty, customer service, reviews
Home Journey

Personalize Your Home
  • Review floor plan options
  • Discover personalization features
  • Get inspired by design choices
  • Get inspired

Lay the Ground Work
What you need to do
  • Schedule your loan appointment.
  • Schedule your Studio appointment.
What Ashton Woods will do
  • Apply for building permit
  • Locate property corners
  • Prepare lot for foundation
  • Order building materials
Home Journey

Finalize Your Mortgage
  • Your new home plays a central role in your life and because your home is one of the biggest financial investments you will make.
  • We are committed to providing you with the information and assistance you need, whenever you need it.
Home Journey

Schedule Your Studio Appointment
What you need to do
  • 50% of options money is due at this time
  • Finalize selections, options & upgrades in the studio
  • Visit Our Studio

What Ashton Woods will do
  • Schedule pre-construction meeting
  • Set foundation forms
  • Install underground plumbing
  • Ashton Woods and/or city inspection
  • Prepare foundation
  • Ashton Woods structural engineer and/or city inspection
  • Place foundation
  • Rough grade
  • Pre-construction inspection
Home Journey

What you need to do
  • Meet with your builder and sales counselor to review options, blueprints and home site.
What Ashton Woods will do
  • Carpentry frame & roof install
  • Rough mechanical systems install
  • Insulation & energy sealing pre-drywall orientation & Energy Star inspection
  • Install tape, bed & texture drywall
  • Trim carpentry and paint
  • Cabinets, vanity tops, ceramic tile & counter install
  • Exterior finish & hard surface flooring install
  • Mechanical fixtures & utility connections install
  • Carpet, hardware, mirror & shower enclosures
  • Cleaning and touch-up work
  • Ashton Woods &/or city inspection (where applicable)

What you need to do
  • Secure homeowners insurance
  • Verify that loan documents and requirements are complete
What Ashton Woods will do
  • Gas and electric meters installed
  • Landscaping installed (weather permitting)
  • Quality inspection by Quality Assurance Manager
  • Finally city inspection (where applicable)
  • Mortgage inspections
  • Quality inspection list completed
Home Journey

Pre-closing Orientation
  • Your sales counselor and builder formally introduce you to your new home.
  • This is our chance to orientate you to your new home.

What you need to do
  • Close with our recommended attorney or title company
  • Sign all papers
  • Once loan funds, go to sales office and pick up your keys!
What Ashton Woods will do
  • New Home Orientation
  • Ensure home is 100% complete to customer’s satisfaction
  • Courtesy visit by Service Manager at 1 month, 5 months, and 11 months
  • Learn About 1-5-11

Home Journey

Welcome Home
  • Look for Warranty Activation sticker in the mail
  • Contact Ashton Woods For Customer Service
  • See your Homeowners Guide for information about maintaining your home
  • Complete 1 month customer satisfaction survey
  • Complete 12 month customer satisfaction survey
  • Warranty Request