Harris Doyle Homes - A Berkshire Hathaway Company
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Homebuyer FAQs

We have Answers to Your Homebuying Questions.

We understand that building a new home is a big decision and a large financial commitment; one that people do not make often. When building a new home, there are many questions that come up throughout the process and we don’t expect you to know all of them up front.  

Since it’s a new and exciting chapter in your lives we want you to be well informed and comfortable along the way of your build process. Below are some questions we've frequently been asked over the years. We hope this helps provide clarification on your journey to homeownership!

If you do not see the answer to your question about building with Harris Doyle Homes, Contact Us anytime, we are here to help.

I’m interested in buying a new home, where do I start?

We strive to keep our process simple. 

To get started, begin looking through our communities on our website to find the right fit for you! You can visit any of our communities and model homes seven days a week. While looking for the perfect home to build, you should also begin the pre-approval process. Harris Doyle has partnered with Silverton Mortgage, one of the nation’s fastest growing financial companies. 

What form of payment do you accept for earnest money/builder deposit?

All payments for earnest money and deposits are required by personal or counter check.

Why Build a New Home?

When searching for a new home for you and your family, many home buyers are interested in learning the pros and cons of purchasing a new home vs. purchasing a used home. There are many benefits to buying new – from lowered utility bills to warranty programs – buying a new home makes a lot of sense for homeowners who are looking for a home that suites their taste and requires low maintenance.

Five key benefits to building new are: 

  1. Personal Preferences. When buying new, you have the option to select floor plans that suite your tastes. At Harris Doyle, we offer over 6,700 design options, from flooring to lighting, to help build this new home exactly how you want it.
  2. Little Maintenance. New homes are built using cutting-edge building products that are engineered to require less care and maintenance, saving you money.
  3. Warranty. A new home has a warranty that covers the structure and many electrical, plumbing and HVAC components so you don't have to worry about expensive repairs that are so common with a previously used home.  In addition to the home warranty, most appliances and many other components come with warranties for extended periods.
  4. Energy Efficiency. Today’s new home standards mean that energy savings are built right in. Walls, ceilings and floors are all insulated, single-pane windows are a thing of the past and new appliances generally use less energy - saving you money!
  5. Modern Conveniences. When building new you can select a floorplan that features all modern master bedroom suite amenities that you need. His and her closets? Check. Walk in-shower and tub? Check. Not a bath tub person? No worries, we can make your shower even bigger.

Do you build custom homes?

No, we do not build custom homes. However, we have many structural options you can choose to personalize your home. Choose from outdoor fireplaces, Grecian shower designs and sliding glass doors to name a few. Our design studio boast hundreds of options to choose to create the dream home you have always wanted.

Are there restrictions in each community?

Each community has their own set of covenants and restrictions. Many have an ARC (Architectural Review Committee) that review and approve the exterior placement, materials and landscaping of your home. All of these items help protect the integrity if our communities and help them have a lasting legacy. Please contact the community sales agent for specific covenants and restrictions.

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Birmingham, AL 35243

Harris Doyle Homes - A Berkshire Hathaway Company


(205) 307-5366

3111 Timberlake Drive
Birmingham, AL 35243

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