The "Stitch & Seam" refers to the balance of the work required to complete the home after it is set on the foundation. This work is generally comprised of and covered by the following seven categories:
The home price Includes the standard Blu Home floor plan, product design services, standard materials & finishes, delivery and setting on foundation, standard appliances and fixtures, HVAC-ready hookups & electrical and interior paint. Stitching of the boxes, connection to site utilities, and completion of the home done by owner’s site contractor.
We have designed and built in 31 states however our demand is such that we are currently only building in California.
Yes, in most counties, an ADU cannot exceed a specific square footage, typically in California you are allowed up to 1000 SF for a second unit. If you are wanting to add an ADU to your backyard, access to the building area will be very important. We look for at least 15 ft wide of space to access, as well as fences, trees or powerlines that could interrupt the delivery.
A New Home Consultant may be able to connect you with a real estate agent depending on your area. Talk with your New Home Consultant to learn more about factors that go into finding a lot, and remember, Teardowns are also a great option in addition to raw land. A helpful site to look for land is LandWatch.com.
A teardown is a great way to acquire a great piece of land in an existing neighborhood. Once the existing home is demolished, you are left with a more even building surface, utilities to hook up to and an existing driveway, considering it is still in good condition. This could save you time and money on your overall site work compared to starting with a raw piece of land. Teardown prices average $10/sqft.
Yes! We are highly experienced with building on raw, undeveloped land. We have successfully installed well, septic and brought in new utility lines to the property.
At Blu Homes, we pride ourselves in building a healthy home and have gone the extra mile to include “green” features throughout the home. From insulation and framing, to low flowing fixtures that save on the cost of water. Our hardwood floors help protect your home against allergens and mold. Every Blu Home is designed to maximize natural light and overall circulation of airflow.
Additionally, Blu Homes come Net Zero ready and are some of the most energy efficient homes available on the planet!
There are two time frames to consider: “pre-permit” and “post permit”
PRE-PERMIT: Blu does not control the pre permitting time frame, which includes design, engineering, and local government approval – including “design review” in some locations
This can be as fast as 3 months and as long as 12 months, depending on your municipality
POST-PERMIT – 3-8 Months (ADU’s starting at 3 months, up to 8 months for larger floor plans)
Also, it is good to keep in mind that the building in the factory can happen at the same time your site work is being done. This allows for the boxes to show up and be set on the foundation the day after the concrete has cured.
In the Western US, new custom home building timeframes can average from 10 to 13 months after receiving building permits. Our optimized design and factory built process allows for projects to be completed in 2-3 months post building permit!
We know timing is everything and would be excited to start working with you once your building timeframe reaches 2 years or less! The great thing about Blu Homes, is that our process moves fast- but putting the pedal to the metal too soon is not our preferred style.
Yes! You can finance a Blu Home just like you would finance any other new home build with a construction loan. Many banks offer construction loans, however Blu has banks that we’ve partnered with to make the financing process even easier and can introduce you to a lender.
We know that setting expectations for budget means everything! That is why we designed our Quick Quote tool. Within this tool you'll be able to categorize the site condition of your land, choose you home model, add any additional features and gain a estimated price range! This is extremely helpful for understanding cost upfront and setting expectations for your own budget. This is also great if you don't have land and are considering a lot that you have not yet purchased. But the best way to get a true cost and timeline breakdown would be to sign up for a Site Analysis, once you have secured your land.
To get started, order your Site Analysis to meet onsite with a Blu Homes representative for a delivery assessment and site work evaluation.