Home Buyer Resources
Terminology and phrases utilized throughout the building process may not be familiar to you. We have listed common terms and phrases for your reference. If you require additional information or clarification, please contact your Area Manager, as they will be with you throughout the building process to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.
A metal "door" placed within the fireplace chimney. Normally closed when the fireplace is not in use. Also used in heating systems to balance duct work.
Items on the contract that have not been completed at the time of inspection. Seasonal deficiencies are the most common type, where weather and climate factors make it inadvisable to complete certain kinds of exterior work.
A sum of money provided by the purchaser to the builder as a means of binding a contract for the purchase and sale of a house.
An opening in a sloping roof, the framing of which projects out to form a vertical wall suitable for windows or other openings.
A home for one family, attached to another building on one side. Also semi-attached or semi-detached.
Easements - a right of access across your property to repair, replace or install utilities. Permanent structures cannot be locatedon easements.