Frequently Asked Questions - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about building a new home with David Paul Builders? You could find your answer here:

Q. How does pricing compare to "site-built" homes?
A. We have found we are typically about 15-20% less than site-builder's. Using our Assisted Building Program, we've had client's save more than 30% below appraised value. Also; if a site builder under estimates his cost, he has two choices:
(1) Ask the homeowner to pay the additional charges or
(2) cut his expenses. This may lead to using an inferior product or "cutting corners" on quality.
Either way the homeowner is penalized. Since we are dealing with a factory, we know exactly what our costs are up front and give you a firm quote before we start the process.

Q. How long will it take to build my home?
A. We can typically have a home dried in, locked and 80-90% (living area) completed within 8 weeks after drawing approval. Add approximately 2-3 months to finish. This is perfect for anyone using a 1031 Exchange Program.

Q. Another builder has about 5 or 6 floor plans he wants me to use. I like parts of them but not all. Can you customize your plans?
A. Absolutely! We have over 70 plans to choose from on this website. Pick one that's close to what you want and sketch any changes you would like to make. We will then re-draw it to fit your request.

Q. Do I need to pay an architect to draw my house plans?
A. No! After we send Nationwide our drawing, we will request preliminary drawings. After "tweaking" then they will draw 3 full sets of blueprints for your approval. This can save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.

Q. What about the quality of your homes?
A. Our homes are built at very high standards and quality for the following reasons: Our homes are built with up to 20% more lumber than site-built homes and use plywood I.L.O. of OSB. They are generally stronger and better built than many site-built homes since they often must be shipped as far as 300 miles from the manufacturing facility They are built in a factory environment to the same building codes as traditional site-built housing. This means the interior is not exposed to the weather like site-built homes All homes use conventional materials and are designed by professional engineers There are over 300 quality inspections made by third party inspectors

Q. Are these homes the same as mobile homes?
A. No! Mobile housing is built to an entirely different code and there is no comparison to our homes.

Q. How does pricing compare to "site-built" homes?
A. We have found we are typically about 15-20% less than site-builder's. Using our Assisted Building Program, we've had client's save more than 30% below appraised value.

Q. I received a price from another builder and he would only give me a total price. There are some items he included that I don't want. Can I choose the options I want in your homes?
A. Yes! Our homes are priced starting with a basic home package price and you pick any options you want. Each item is priced individually and in writing. Also, if you substitute an item, we will credit you for the existing option. Example; You decide you want Hardi-Plank exterior instead of vinyl siding. We will give you a credit for vinyl and charge you for the Hardi-Plank. You will know exactly what you will pay for everything and we guarantee our prices.

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