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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:

South Jersey: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties

Central Jersey: Most parts of Ocean, Monmouth, Middlesex and Mercer Counties.

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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, Salem, Ocean, Monmouth, Middlesex and Mercer County.

We have more than 15 home designs to choose from ranging from 1034 to 4308 finished square feet and starting from the mid $200,000s – mid $400,000s.  We offer many different home styles such as ranch-style single story to traditional 2 story homes. Our homes can be built on a crawl space or basement foundation.  We also offer different plans to fit different homesite sizes starting at 30’ wide homes and going up to over 60’ wide.
Visit our web application here to view and design our floorplans: View Build On Your Lot Floorplans

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 are able to make semi-customizations on our plans and may be able to accommodate your wants and needs in your new home.

We will set up a meeting with one of our New Home Specialists to review you options.

Once you are scheduled to move forward with your home purchase, you will be scheduled for your Design Center appointments. At these appointments, you will work with our Design Coordinator, Ashley Fortunato, 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!

At this time, we are not considering building any custom home plans or architectural plans. We would be more than happy to review semi-customization options for the floorplans we offer in-house.

Let’s schedule a time for you to review floorplans with a New Home Specialist. There may be a floorplan that we already offer that works great for what you’re looking for with (or without) a few semi-customizations!

The starting price for each floorplan comes included with the Legacy Features Package, which are listed in the right-hand image on this page. We also offer many Luxury Choices in our Design Center to choose from including granite, marble, quartz, 42″ Cabinets, hardwood flooring, premium fixtures and hardware, beautiful stone and beyond.

The excluded items include appliances, engineering fees, utilities, permits, town/county fees, inspections, unique code requirements, and anything outside of the footprint of your home (driveway, landscaping, land clearing, etc).  We will review this list in much detail at your first Build On Your Lot Free Consultation.

Every homesite has different needs, whether you already own the homesite or not. In order to build your new home, your homesite will need to be fully improved to build. These improvements, which we also refer to as “land prep” or “sitework,” are determined through a homesite inspection. At the end of the homesite inspection, you are provided with a final estimate for your homesite’s land improvements.

Land improvements can include utility hookups, tree removal, grading, bringing in/removing dirt, and more. We recommend budgeting $80k for the land improvements, although the improvements can ultimately be less or more than this amount. You will receive your final estimate at the end of our homesite inspection while you are still able to cancel should you decide not to move forward.

The $80k land preparation allowance is not a fee, but an estimate solely for your budgeting purposes. We review these details at your initial consultation in-depth. Contact us today for more information!

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 $12,00 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, or a combination of a lot loan and construction loan. 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. Contact us today for more information and details to get in touch with our preferred lenders!

Here at Schaeffer Homes we recognize that choosing a builder for your new home is a big decision. As soon as you place the initial $12,000 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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