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


1. Define Your Wants and Needs

  • Review your current living situation

  • Establish desired rooms, minimum requirements, and specifications needed

2. Determine Your Affordability

  •  Determine how much you can afford

  • Calculate Monthly Payment

3. Obtain a Mortgage Loan

  • Establish terms and payment

  • Secure insurance

4. Personalize Your Home

  • Review floor plan options

  • Discover personalization features

  • Get inspired by design choices

5. Lay The Groundwork

  • What you need to do

    • Schedule your loan appointment
    • Schedule your home design appointment
  • What Mandel Homes will do

    • Apply For a Building Permit

    • Locate Property Corners

    • Prepare Your Lot for Foundation
    • Order Building Materials

6. Schedule Your Design Appointment

  • What you need to do

    • 50% of options money is due at this time
    • Finalize selections, options, and upgrades
  • What Mandel Homes will do

    • Schedule a pre-construction meeting
    • Set foundation forms
    • Install underground plumbing
    • Mandel Home and/or city inspection
    • Prepare foundation
    • Mandel Homes structural engineer and/or city inspection
    • Place foundation
    • Rough grade
    • Pre-construction inspection

7. Pre-Construction

  • What you need to do

    • Meet with the builder and sales counselor to review options, blueprints, and home site
  • What Mandel Homes will do

    • Carpentry frame & roof install
    • Rough mechanical systems install
    • Insulation & energy sealing pre-drywall orientation & energy 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
    • Mandel Homes and/or city inspection (where applicable)

8. Obtain

  • What you need to do

    • Secure homeowners insurance

    • Verify that loan documents and requirements are complete


  •  What Mandel Homes will do

    • Gas and electric meters installed

    •  Landscaping installed (weather permitting)
    • Builder Walk Through with Superintendent and Sales Counselor
    • Final city inspection
    • Mortgage inspections
    • Quality inspection list completed

9. 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.

10. Closing

  • 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 Mandel Homes will do

    • New Home Orientation 
    • Ensure home is 100% complete to customer’s satisfaction
    • Courtesy visit by Sales Counselor at 1 month, 5 months, and 11 months