Frequently Asked Questions
This gorgeous home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is 2023 square feet on 1.38 acres. The home features large windows for stunning mountain views, luxury vinyl plank flooring, granite countertops, a large kitchen with a prep island, and a stone fireplace. The owner's suite has a large walk-in closet and a luxurious bathroom. The home also has a heated garage, on-demand water heater, and a heat recovery ventilator.
The property is located within a short drive of Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Florence and Canon City. VIEW LISTING
Do I need to be pre-approved for a construction loan?
Unless you are paying cash for your custom home project, you will need a construction loan to pay for the materials and labor, and you can use it to buy the land as well.
Construction loans for custom homes are a little more complicated than conventional mortgage loans because you are borrowing money on something that doesn’t yet exist. The bank will want assurances that you and your home builder can get the house built on time and on budget.
Helton Construction can help you work with your financial institution to ensure this part of the process is fairly easy and uncomplicated. Or If you don't want to go through the hassle we have built relationships with local bankers in Fremont county and we will pull the construction loan. We are a financially stable General Contractor company here for the long game and have the resources to make your dream of a custom home a reality.
Can we use our own home plans?
Helton Construction strives to make your custom home dreams a reality. You can choose to customize one of our floor plans or we can help you design one of your own based on what your needs and desires are. We'll discuss costs, options, and other considerations to help you make the best decisions possible. Helton Construction has experience building all kinds of features requested by clients and we are certain we can help you, too!
How do we confirm our land is suitable for building on?
Helton Construction can provide a lot assessment to help you understand the costs of building on your lot and if further testing is needed. There are many different soil types and land considerations that must be planned for or mitigated before we can start building your dream custom home.
What if our lot or land requires well and septic?
Helton Construction can provide the permitting and installation for both well and septic that the State of Colorado requires. If a property is not served by a municipal sewer system, you'll need a septic system. If you know that municipal water is available on the property, chances are (but, not always) the property is also served by a sewer system.
If the property relies on a well for water, or if it's outside of city limits in a rural area, you'll probably need to install a septic system (which handles the waste water from your property only). All land in Colorado is subject to state and local laws governing the installation and maintenance of septic systems.
Is there an average price per square foot for a custom home in Colorado?
Custom home pricing is based on many things, number of floors, type of architecture, overall square footage, interior and exterior features, and more. Helton Construction works with our buyers to build them the best custom home possible that falls within their budget and beyond their expectations.
The bigger the home or the more complex the home the more you can expect to pay. By building a custom home, you can tailor-fit your house’s features to suit any need, whether it’s additional bedrooms, a basement, specialty rooms, or a nice porch and garage.
Pre-construction services can help you evaluate costs and timelines, estimate materials and labor needs, and determine a path forward that will complete your project on time and within budget.
Is it more expensive to build a custom home?
Custom home do not necessarily cost more than a pre-built standard home. It really depends on the choices you make for your home. Helton Construction will consult with you about the available finishes and grades of finishes.
In a neighborhood development, a home builder may choose finishes or products that are less expensive to keep the price competitive. You could choose the same quality of finishes and materials as some of the standard neighborhood developments, your home would be in the same price range.
When considering a new home construction project, it's important to plan ahead. Starting with pre-construction services may not the first thing you might consider when planning a new custom home build, but it can mean the difference between a well-planned construction project and one that can leaves you over-budget.
Can we make changes during the construction process?
When working with Helton Construction, we focus on having all of the selections made prior to construction start, however we realize that changes along the way are part of the custom home construction process. We will let you know throughout the process when changes are allowable and when they are not. Change orders fees can apply for items changed after construction on your new custom home begins.
Why should I have a custom home built instead of buying an existing home?
There are many benefits to buying a newly constructed custom home over existing homes for sale.
- Low Cost of Maintenance
With less to worry about and fewer unexpected out-of-pocket expenses after move-in, you can spend time enjoying your new home and exploring your new community rather than making repairs and updates to an existing home.
- Convenience of Move-In Ready
With a new construction home, you can trust everything is updated, your plumbing will work and you won’t have any foundation problems that must be fixed before you can move into the home.
- High-Rated Energy Efficiency
With modern construction and the integration of advanced technologies comes the added benefit of energy efficiency. New construction homes are built with the latest advances in construction materials and building practices, which can give new homeowners the benefit of reduced monthly utility bills.
Higher energy efficient heating & cooling systems and on-demand water heaters that never run out of hot water! Whole house ventilation that we offer to keep your family safe & comfortable!
- The Protection of a New Home Warranty
Just like when you purchase a new car, a new construction home – and everything in it – often comes with a warranty. This means you can buy with confidence knowing the builder will cover the cost of any issues during the warranty period, such as a leaky roof or broken water heater. This is unlike a pre-owned home where you may not know about hidden defects or problems until after you’ve purchased the home – and you’re left with the bill.
- Modern Floor Plans and Designs for How You Live
New construction home is a bright and welcoming experience from the moment you walk in the front door. Often with a wide open floor plan, many new homes boast tall ceilings that give a spaciousness you can’t always find in an existing home.
They are also thoughtfully designed for the way people need and want to live. An open eat-in kitchen with raised bars & island creates the optimal place to gather with friends and family, and bedrooms and bathrooms are strategically placed to keep every family member or guest happy.
Is Helton Construction Hiring?
Yes! We are always looking for motivated people that want to join our team, building beautiful custom Colorado homes. If you're interested in joining the Helton Construction family, we’d love to hear from you! Check out our opportunities, as we have immediate employment opportunities available.