Frequently Asked Questions



#1. How much is a set of plans?
You can get everything you need for well under $1000. Prices for our stock home designs vary from $400 to over $5000, this is still a significant savings over the cost of a custom design which would typically cost 2 to 5 times as much.

#2. Can I make revisions to your stock plans?
Yes, For a small fee you can add a room, change the exterior design, add more or less square foot, etc. If you are interested in making revisions to a particular plan just send us your modification via e-mail.

#3. What's included with your plans?
  • Detailed Floor Plan
  • Electrical Layout
  • Foundation Plan
  • Exterior Elevations
  • Interior Elevations
  • Building Sections and Construction Details
  • Some but not all - Roof Plan
You may also select additional options:
  • Additional sets of plans
  • Mirror reversed
  • Study prints

#4. Can a general contractor actually build from your plans?
Yes. Our plans include everything you need to build, including floor plans, foundation plan, electrical layout, cross sections, interior elevations, roof plan, etc. Site plan showing location of house on lot and heating & air conditioning is something you will need to address with your contractor.

#5. Do I really need a general contractor?
For a new home, a general contractor (GC) will usually pay off in numerous ways. The GC will plan the project, hire competent subcontractors, avoid costly errors, and save the homeowner lots of time.

#6. How long does it take to build a home?
A small home or addition can often be completed in 90 days, while a major custom home can take a year or more. The average time for a conventional home is 6-7 months.

#7. How much does it cost to build a home?
Prices will vary depending on how lavish your house plans are. The most common way of estimating building costs is in "dollars per square foot", and most homes fall in the range of $65/foot to $150/foot. However, the area that you live in will play a large role as well as what brand and/or type of plumbing fixtures and accessories you choose.
Your local Home Builders Association will be able to help you narrow the range.

#8. What will my monthly payments be?
Here is a quick and easy way to calculate your mortgage payment and get an amortization schedule. The calculations are based on making level payments each month on a USA style mortgage loan. Open House America Real Estate Network

#9. How can I check on the status of my order?
  1. You will receive an email order confirmation immediately after placing your order.
  2. Email us with your questions at ron@collectivedesigns.com.
  3. Call our office at (817) 788-5029.

#10. I'm looking for some basic information before building a home.
Check out our Construction Information Guide. Information on things like Types of Mortgages, Glossary of construction terms and more.

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