Our 10-Step Process
With Gallery Homes of DeLand as your homebuilder, you can look forward to owning an energy efficient dream home through a seamless, care-free process.
Click the Steps below to learn more.
Step 1: Model and Home Site Selection
Begin by choosing an award-winning home design that fits your lifestyle. See the home designs in Ridgewood Crossing and select a home site in the available lots.
If you already own a lot, we’ll be happy to build on it or we can assist you in selecting from available lots in the area. If your selection is outside of a Gallery Homes community, within three (3) to four (4) business days, we will provide an Off-Site Evaluation with the exact cost for preparing the property for construction.
Step 2: The Agreement
Next, your sales associate will assist you in completing the documents involved in the process of building your new home. You will then review the options available for personalization. An earnest deposit is required at this time. See your sales associate for details on the amount required. Your final selections and colors will be chosen during your Design Center
Step 3: Customization
You will now have the opportunity to customize your home. Pricing on features not included in our lineup of personalization items as well as structural changes to the plan will be provided if applicable. All prices for customization are provided through our Custom Price Request (CPR) process. Prices will be provided subject to the number and complexity—
typically within four (4) to five (5) business days from submission of the agreement. At this time you may select the items or changes you wish to include in your home.
Our Custom Division offers you the opportunity to create your own home from a plan you provide or from scratch. The process involves a non-refundable deposit that will be credited toward your purchase. See your sales associate for details.
Step 4: Mortgage Process - Learn how you can receive $6,000 toward closing!
If you require assistance in financing your new home, we can provide a list of Preferred Lenders who will facilitate the process for you. These mortgage professionals have been selected for their expertise, service, and alignment with our goal to provide you with the best experience in the process of building with Gallery Homes. If you finance through one of our preferred lenders, you will receive $6,000 off your closing costs.
Within five (5) days of the agreement, your mortgage professional will assist in helping you through the application process and discuss options suited best for your needs. Full loan commitment is required within 45 days of the agreement date.
Step 5: Personal Design Center Appointment
You will meet with a licensed interior design professional who will assist you in finalizing the selection of your colors and finishes. This appointment must be completed no later than seven (7) days from the agreement date in order to ensure all selections are available as needed during the construction process. Learn more.
The Design Center Appointment will be at the main office location:
200 S. Spring Garden Road
Deland, FL 32724
Step 6: Plan Approval
A copy of your plan will be delivered to your sales associate. You will have three (3) days to review and approve the plans.
Step 7: Low Voltage Meeting
For your low voltage requirements, our partner, HabiTech Systems—well known for their expertise in structured wiring, network, security and sound systems—will assist you in providing all your low voltage needs. A HabiTech expert will contact you for a personal appointment.
Step 8: Loan Closing & Construction Start
Your permit will be in process or complete at this time and construction of your new home will begin. Click here to learn about our construction process for your new home.
Our administrative team will work coordinate with our approved Title Company and provide communication throughout this process.
Step 9: Home Orientation Process
Upon completion of your new home, your construction manager will provide a full orientation. During this meeting, you will learn how to operate your home. New technologies designed to provide you with comfort and low energy costs are fully explained and the warranty process and operating manuals are provided for you.
Step 10: Move in
And making memories in your Gallery home!