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Build On Your Lot is an exciting alternative to one of our many beautiful communities. Here you have the option of building one of our high quality homes on a lot that you may already own or plan on acquiring.

Build On Your Lot is available in the following counties in New Jersey: Atlantic, Parts of Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem County. Register below to receive more information or schedule an appointment to start your homesite inspection.

Frequently Asked Questions

Call us today at 856-208-5118 or fill out the REQUEST MORE INFORMATION form aboveWe will schedule your first Build On Your Lot Free Consultation meeting with one of our New Home Specialists.  If you do not own the land yet, we recommend meeting with us before you buy your land so that we can best assist you.  We look forward to hearing from you today!

We will gladly build on your lot that is located in one of the following New Jersey Counties: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester,  or Salem County.

We have more than 20 home designs to choose from ranging from 1,034 to 4,308 finished square feet and starting from the upper $100s – upper $300s.  We offer many different home styles such as ranch style single story, 1st floor master and traditional 2 story homes. Each home can be built on a crawl space or optional poured concrete basement foundation.  We also offer different plans to fit different homesite sizes starting at 30’ wide homes and going up to over 60’ wide.

There are many structural changes available to choose from depending on which floorplan you choose.  If you are looking for something unique or custom that is different from any of the plans you see on our website, please reach out to us.  We allow anyone to customize any of our plans.  We will set up a meeting with one of our New Home Specialists to review all of the customization choices.

We also have a state-of-the-art Design Center where you will work with our Design Coordinator, Ashley, who will assist you in selecting everything from the exterior siding colors and designs to the interior choices including floor coverings, cabinets, countertops, faucets, light fixtures and everything in-between.

We will be more than happy to review your architectural plans if you are looking to build a custom home! After reviewing your plans, we will decide if we believe we are the right fit to build your new custom home. Our ability to take on new custom projects also depends on the current volume of custom homes we have in progress. Reach out to us for more information!

There are two included feature packages to choose from: The Legacy Package or The Signature Package. The starting price for each floorplan comes included with the Legacy Features Package at no additional cost. In the Signature Package, our most popular luxury selections have been packaged together at a discounted additional price for your new home.  Contact us today for a price sheet and package comparison!

In the base prices of our “Build On Your Lot” homes, the exlcuded items are as follows: appliances, sitework/land improvement costs (engineering fees, utilities, permits, town/county fees, inspections, unique code requirements, driveway, landscaping, land clearing – anything outside of the footprint of your home).

We recommend budgeting for an estimated “sitework allowance” of between $60-80k, depending on your homesite. Every homesite is different due to many factors. During a contingency period, we will perform a homesite inspection. At the end of this homesite inspection, we will give you a final estimate for land improvements based on many tests/surveys we’ve completed for your homesite. We utilize a homesite inspection addendum, which is a line-by-line itemized list of everything that needs to be installed/completed on your homesite in the building process – this is how we determine your final land improvement costs (sitework allowance).

We will review this list in much detail at our Virtual “Build On Your Lot” Information Sessions. Fill out the contact form today to reserve your spot at one of our upcoming virtual sessions to learn more!

Schaeffer Family Homes provides a Homesite Inspection for all of our customers.  We do this during a due diligence contingency period.  To get started, we ask that you put down a fully refundable $7,500 deposit.  During this contingency period, we will go out to your homesite to perform a homesite inspection, identifying which of the excluded items will be necessary to address in order to build your new home. We will also talk to the local municipalities and zoning offices to find out what permits and tests they require to build.  A soil test, seasonal high water table test and a topography grading plot plan are also recommended to be performed at this time.

If you do not own a homesite yet, no problem! We have relationships with many land owners and can provide you with a list of available homesites today. If none of these homesites fit your needs, we can help you by providing you with names of several real estate professionals that specialize in land acquisition.

The three most popular financing options are: cash purchase, construction loan, and construction loan to permanent mortgage. We will build your home based on a draw schedule that will be determined prior to the start of construction. If you are getting a construction loan of any kind, closing on the loan happens BEFORE the home is built and can be used to help you purchase the land. As little as 5% is needed as your down payment based on your qualification parameters and credit score.

Here at Schaeffer Family Homes we recognize that choosing a builder for your new home is a big decision. Upon request, we will provide you with a cost estimate for the luxury features that you wish to have in your new home. As soon as you put down the initial $7,500 contingency deposit, we will schedule your 1st Design Center Appointment.  This is a 3 hour long meeting at which time we will work you to finalize all of your new home selections and price.  Our goal is to work within your budget and build the home of your dreams!

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    We are proud to offer new homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR® label. ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are substantially more energy-efficient than homes built to the minimum code requirements. Our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are independently verified by a third-party Home Energy Rater to ensure they meet ENERGY STAR energy efficiency guidelines. These homes are better for the environment and better for you. Learn more about ENERGY STAR qualified new homes at

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