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Questions (and answers) to kick off your home buying journey with Norfolk Homes

December 8, 2020

Norfolk Homes aims to create a personalized, stress-free experience for every person who purchases a home from us. We kick off the home-buying journey by asking the right questions to find the best possible solutions for your needs, goals and preferences. To find out which Norfolk building or buying process is right for you, take the following questions—and answers—into consideration. 

Where do you want to live?  

The first and most important question you need to answer when starting the homebuying journey is where you want to live. No matter why you’re feeling compelled to move, it’s important to choose a location that works for your family’s needs and wants. Our goal at Norfolk Homes has always been to enhance the areas we build in. That way, our buyers can rest assured knowing that the communities we’ve built were carefully thought out and constructed with a commitment to quality. 

Once you’ve narrowed down where in the greater Ann Arbor area you want to live, you’ll work with a new home sales agent to find the expertly designed community that exceeds your expectations. Looking to live in Ann Arbor? Cornwell Farms is just three miles from downtown, offering executive-style luxury homes in a tight-knit community. Yearning for a home in an award-winning school district with breathtaking natural surroundings? Mystic Ridge in Hamburg Township might check all the boxes. Searching for small-town living while still being close to high-demand amenities? Check out Westchester Farms in Chelsea. For a growing town filled with history, dozens of beautifully curated parks and a booming economy, check out Jackson. The Preserve at Magnolia Park, a single-family home community, is in its second phase of development and features the acclaimed Western School District, natural beauty and well maintained walking trails. 

After selecting the perfect floor plan and home site, you can be a part of building your future home from the beginning and watch it rise from the ground up. 

We believe your home should reflect who you are, how you live and what you care about. That’s why we’re proud to offer a Build On Your Land option for homeowners who either already own their dream piece of land or are still on the hunt for it. We’ve brought our expertise and most popular floor plans out of our communities and into yours, allowing you to select the home that fits your personal style and integrates seamlessly into your property. We make BOYL simple and stress-free for everyone involved. 

What type of home am I looking for?

Once you’ve decided on your preferred location, Norfolk Homes offers communities with a variety of home types and styles to achieve your vision. Between our townhomes, condominiums and single-family floor plans with distinct regional features and styles, we’ll find the perfect place for your family to plant roots in the Ann Arbor area. 

Do any new-construction options work with my timeline?

While we pride ourselves in building high-quality new-construction homes in a reasonable timeframe, we understand that some buyers have time constraints and need to move into their new home quickly. If you’re sold on buying a new-construction home, but don’t have the time to go through the entire process, Norfolk Homes always has an inventory of readily available homes, condominiums and townhomes in our Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter and Jackson communities.

What is my budget?

Budgets, much like families, can come in all shapes and sizes. That’s why we strive to build homes for buyers at every age and every stage of their lives, meaning we offer homes suitable for a variety of budgets. From smaller single-family homes and condominiums in the high $200s to 3,500-square-foot luxury homes in the low $900s, establishing your budget can help our new home consultants guide you through the best options for you. For assistance with financing, including calculating just how much home you can afford, Norfolk Homes can connect you with one of our preferred lenders. 

How can I get started?

Norfolk Homes wants to make the home building and buying process as simple as possible. Whether you know exactly what direction you’re heading or want a little extra guidance from one of our new home sales agents, we’re ready to help you get started. To schedule your first consultation or to learn more about the homes we build, contact us today

I would definitely buy another property from this group! Wonderful design and superb construction! Hope they build in Northeast Ann Arbor (again)!

Olivia