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Common Homebuyer Questions
Can my real estate agent be involved with my purchase?
Yes. All Avatar communities welcome real estate agent participation. If you choose to work with an agent, please be sure they accompany you on your first visit to our community, so they can register with Avatar. >> back to top
How long will it take to build my new home?
Most Avatar homes are built to order and delivered to customers within about six months. Some of our communities also have a selection of newly completed homes available for quicker move-in. >> back to top
Do you have a mortgage company that handles your financing?
What can I expect to save on my utility bills?
Most of our homes come standard with an array of energy-efficient features, and you can expect a savings of approximately 70 percent vs. a code-compliant home. Our green homes do more than just save you money on your energy bills. Building green helps the environment, while also increasing your home's comfort and durability. >> back to top
Can I check on my home while it’s under construction?
Yes. In fact, we schedule meetings with you at key points throughout the construction process to keep you involved every step of the way. Remember, it is an active construction site and proper clothing and shoes are required. Also, for your safety, home buyers may not enter the home when any of the trades are actively working, and must be accompanied by an Avatar representative at all times during the visit. >> back to top
Closing costs on a cash transaction typically include escrow fees, homeowner association transfer and set-up fees, and other miscellaneous costs, when applicable, such as courier, bank wires, etc. Additional closing costs on a mortgaged purchase vary by specific loan program, so you will want to check with your loan officer for details – but typical closing costs include: prorated interest, homeowners insurance premium, and reserves for insurance, HOA fees and property taxes. >> back to top
Yes! You will meet with one of our professional design consultants to assist you in selecting home finishes that can work beautifully with your furnishings and your lifestyle. Avatar offers hundreds of choices, to add the finishing touch and make your home exactly as you envision. >> back to top
Why should I buy a new home instead of a foreclosure?
A new home is all yours – your selections, your brand new carpet, tile, cabinets and appliances. Everything is new, sparkling clean and ready for you and your family. When you choose a new Avatar home, you get the peace of mind that comes with our new home warranty plan, while foreclosures often come with expensive repair work needed. Plus, the many energy-saving features Avatar includes add even more to the long-term value and comfort of your new home. >> back to top
Avatar homes are well-appointed with beautiful ‘included’ features, so many of our customers spend only a minimal amount on optional features. Your Avatar Sales Team will review the various options available for your new home, and help you select the ones that work within your budget and provide the convenience and style you desire in your new home. >> back to top
First, Avatar carefully selects the materials and products for your new home based on beauty, durability and best long-term value. Then, our experienced project managers supervise each construction stage to ensure that it is properly completed and that your new home’s electrical system, plumbing, heating and cooling, appliances, cabinets and finishes have been installed with a high level of quality and professionalism. >> back to top