Building Your New Home With Us: We Take Care of Everything For Our Busy Clients

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: September 9, 2019

With Fall quickly approaching and the kiddos heading back to school, things can get a little hectic to say the least. Coordinating everyone’s schedule and trying to keep up with everything that this time of year brings can be a significant mental commitment. Fortunately, when you build your new home with us, you’ll be able to focus on the things that need your attention instead of having to deal with the distraction of monitoring a new home construction process. Our approach to keeping you up to date on everything that is going on with your new home’s construction is just another reason to choose Legacy Homes for your new home building needs.


We have a proven timeline that maps out every step so you don’t have to ask what’s next

When you have the process of building some of the best new homes around down to a science, it’s much easier to anticipate and standardize the building process. We’ve been building new homes in north Alabama for a long time, and that experience has translated into our being able to guide you through each step of the building process.


Our agents call you every week to give you updates on the progress/next steps

With your busy schedule, it can sometimes be difficult to manually keep up with a timeline or schedule. That’s why our agents call you every week to give you updates on the progress of your new home’s construction. This way, you can take care of the things that require your attention the most.


We coordinate the closings and paperwork with lenders to ensure quality customer service

One of the things that we hear most often from people is that dealing with the closings and all of the paperwork that come along with building a new home are extremely time consuming. Also, this process can be less than straightforward. This is why we make handling closings and dealing with the associated paperwork easy for our busy clients. We do this by coordinating with our Preferred Lenders to streamline the closing and paperwork processes.



We work closely with the Buyer’s agents so that the customer can truly be the consumer and not have to coordinate contracts

Buying a newly constructed home can be daunting, so we also work with agents so that you don’t have to deal with all of the details that come with closing on a new home. We always make sure that you have to spend as little of your time as possible going through the home building process at unnecessary stages. We hope that working with these agents to simplify your experience and give you more of your time back will ensure that you are happy with your new home building process.


Our fully vertical platform takes care of almost all aspects of the building process from time of contract

It takes care of building, paying subs with our paperless PO system, and extends all the way to handling any warranty after closing. With such a comprehensive system, we can take the time burden off of you and let you take care of the back to school time crunch. We strive to make sure that you are happy with the way that we do things and want you to be completely satisfied with our service.


With Legacy Home’s sophisticated process for handling virtually all of the critical parts of the home building process, it’s easy to see why we are one of the top home builders in our area. If you  are ready to find your perfect new home, browse our website for more information or contact us today.


New Home Value, By The Numbers

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: August 19, 2019


When looking for a new home builder, many things can seem confusing or complicated. Looking for a deal can quickly become an undertaking, especially since home buying is a rare occurence. Here at Legacy Homes, we want our customers and potential customers to be savvy about buying their new homes and the details that go along with that. Today, we’re going to break down how you can tell how much home you’re getting for the money and highlight why you should build a new home with Legacy.


What if I asked you the simple question, “How do you quantify value in a house?” The first thing that may come to your mind is price per square foot. Price per square foot is a simple and common way to compare similarly equipped homes to each other. While price per square foot is not everything, it can help those who are not in the real estate industry to get a basic idea of what they are getting for their money. For example, let’s say that someone is in the market to buy a new house and they are shopping around between different builders. There are a few houses that are similar, more or less, with the same number of rooms, bathrooms, and the same features such as an island in the kitchen or a spa-style master bathroom. If the most expensive of these is $135/sf and the least expensive is $118/sf, buyers can get essentially the same features and setup for a lot less, in the long run.


Price per square foot is also helpful when comparing homes that are not as similar. If a buyer is looking at a house and sees that it is being sold for $98/sf and compares it to another house that is being sold for $147/sf but has a lot more features, they can get a sense of just how much more expensive all of those extra features are on paper.


At Legacy Homes, we strive to give our home buyers the most value for their dollar. This includes a set of home features that come at a competitive price per square foot. Square feet size is great, but consider a more important question, “What do you get IN the house?”


Legacy Homes’ Lifestyle Triangle is a concept that we’ve created to give our customers maximum usable space in the parts of their homes that they spend the most time in. By combining rooms such as the Cafe, Great Room, and Kitchen into a larger common area, our homes dedicate important functional space to areas in which you spend at least 80% of your time. With this feature in your new home, you can take advantage of every square foot of space that you pay for!

At Legacy Homes, energy efficiency is always a priority. When it comes to a home’s financial efficiency, energy efficiency is often at the top of the list. The HERS (Home Energy Rating System) of a home is an indication of how energy efficient it is, lower is better. To show just how energy efficient Legacy Homes are, the average HERS rating of an existing, not-new house is about 130. The average newly built home in the United States is around 100. Now, what about all new homes built by Legacy Homes? Every new home built by us comes in at a HERS rating of only 66. That’s 200% more efficient than an existing home on the market today. As a matter of fact, when compared to these existing homes, buying a new homes from us carries an approximate yearly energy savings of $1,257! The same features that save you energy and money also help push your home’s cost per square foot down the longer you own your home and the more energy and money that you save.

Speaking of maximizing usability, Legacy Homes’ Direct Connect Laundry feature is a way for new home owners to be able to quickly access their laundry area from the master bedroom. We implement this by connecting the master bedroom’s walk-in closet to the laundry area directly. This way, you can quickly and easily wash clothes without having to carry dirty clothes around the common areas of your home.


When it comes to getting to most house for your dollar, price per square foot is a great indicator of value. Other factors come into play, however, such as energy efficiency and usability features which only further increase the value of your new home. When you are interested in building your next home, we would love to talk to you more.