The New Home Journey

Buying a new home can be one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make, and at times, your experience can seem daunting, especially when it is a new construction build. At Ashton Woods, we want to make your experience as enjoyable as possible, as you explore unrivaled design options and create a personalized home that’s a true reflection of your tastes and passions. Our team of professionals is here to help guide you through the new construction home buying process. So, let’s get started. You’ll love the possibilities.

Step 1: Find


Establish Needs and Wants

  • Review your current living situation
  • Determine the reasons why you might want to move
  • Establish desired rooms, minimum requirements, and specifications needed

Determine Affordability

  • Determine how much you can afford
  • Calculate Monthly Payment

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
  • Find Your Home in Atlanta

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

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.

Step 2: Design


Schedule Your Studio Appointment

What you need to do
  • Options deposit 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

Step 3: Build



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

Step 4: Move-In


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
  • Learn More

Welcome Home

  • Look for Warranty Activation sticker in the mail
  • Contact Ashton Woods For Customer Service
  • Complete 1 month customer satisfaction survey
  • Complete 12 month customer satisfaction survey
  • Warranty Request

Personalize Your New Home

From fit to finish, our award-winning studios and team of designers bring your style to life.

Visit the Design Studio