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The Hearthstone Homebuilding Process

The Hearthstone homebuilding process is designed to make building and purchasing a home an enjoyable experience.


A Southern Homebuilders’ New Home Specialist will meet with the potential homeowners and provide them with information on the Hearthstone community, home-sites, floor plans, exterior details, interior design features, special amenities and financing options. When the homeowner selects a floor plan and home-site, an Agreement of Sale is created.

Home Site Closing Process:

Once Southern Homebuilders receives the Agreement of Sale, our New Home Specialist walks the homeowner through the process of construction-to-permanent financing and the closing on their new home site.

Pre-Construction Meeting & Selections:

Prior to the start of construction, our New Homes Specialist schedules a pre-construction meeting to review the home plan, design features and personalized changes. At this meeting, the homeowner is provided a personal entry code to access their New Home Construction Page, where they can view progress photos of their home updated regularly.

Following the pre-construction meeting, a selections appointment is held with New Home Specialist. This allows homeowners to personalize their home with color and style selections of flooring, cabinetry, counters and other design finishes.


During the 4-5 month construction phase, we remain in contact with the homeowner on a regular basis. The New Homes Specialist ensures that homeowner changes and requests are completed in a timely manner and posts photos to our New Home Portal on a regular basis. Our portals keeps homeowners apprised from groundbreaking to the final walk-through and allows friends and family to be a part of the building process as well.

Last Month of Construction:

Prior to move-in, our team will prepare the house for delivery by doing a thorough inspection and cleaning. The New Homes Specialist will schedule a homeowner orientation meeting.

Orientation to Home:

At the orientation meeting, we welcome the homeowners to their new home by giving a thorough orientation of the home and reviewing the builder’s warranty in detail. Once the orientation is complete and all questions are answered, the homeowners receive their keys and take possession of their new Southern Homebuilders Hearthstone home!