FAQs

Take the Mystery Out of Homebuilding

Buying and building a new home can seem daunting, so we wanted to make the process as easy as possible. Take a look at some of our frequently asked questions to help ease your mind.

Just click on a specific question to see the answer. And, of course, if you still have further questions, our New Home Specialist is here to help you along the way.

Selecting Your Home

No, the plans and specifications for your home must be reviewed and approved by the building department of the city or county where the home is located. We construct each home to comply with plans and specifications approved by the applicable building department.

No. Once selections are made and the related change order is signed, they cannot be changed. After change orders are signed and processed, work orders are sent to all relevant suppliers and trade partners, and they in turn purchase materials and add the changes to their schedule. Subsequent revisions increase the likelihood of errors and introduce conflicting work orders. To avoid costly mistakes or compromise the quality of your home and the timeline in which it is being built, we disallow further changes after they have been selected.

Wonderland Homes provides you with a variety of options, upgrades and designer choices. Typically, we do not offer the options to customize a home completely, but are flexible if our customers have circumstances where it is necessary to make modifications to better fit their lifestyle.  Schedule time to make your selections as soon as possible; your contract specifies the dates by which those selections must be completed.

The construction process is a myriad of moving parts depending on natural products, manual craftsmanship, and acts of nature.  As such, guaranteeing an exact delivery date at the outset of construction is almost impossible and certainly ill-advised.  However, Wonderland’s commitment to our customers is that once the home buyer is notified of the completion date of the home and a closing date is set by the Closing Coordinator (approximately 45 days prior to closing), we will do everything within our power to close the house on schedule, and we won’t schedule that closing until we are confident of the date.

Please contact our New Home Specialists to set up an appointment.

A spec home is a home that we have already started building without a specific buyer contracted for the property. Often, we have already made some or all of the option selections, and sometimes these selections can’t be changed. If you prefer to make more personalized selections, it is best to start from the beginning. If you need to close by a specific date or you’re happy with the options selected, a spec home is the right choice for you. If all options have been selected, then the price you see is often the price you will get because most of the design choices are made for you. If you prefer to make all of the option selections yourself and don’t have a specific deadline to move-in, a dirt start might be your preference.

That is up to you. The price will increase, based on the options and designs you choose. Typically, our Wonderland customers spend between 7%-12% above the base price of the home in structural options and all design upgrades. However, it is absolutely possible to build a home for the amount of the base price, which includes many quality design options that we have included.