FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Answers To Your Home Building Questions

At Sterling Custom Homes we believe that the more educated about the homebuilding process our customers are, the more satisfying experience they will have when building their custom home. If you have a question, then it deserves an answer. Below is an accordion section with several of the questions we receive on a regular basis. Click the question to see the answer.

Will Sterling build on my lot?

If you own a lot, Sterling will be glad to meet with you and discuss a custom project on your property. If you are looking for a lot, we also maintain an inventory of select lots in the areas finest communities. Beyond that, we maintain close relations with many local Realtors, giving us access to the most current lot availability in this marketplace.

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Can Sterling help me find a Mortgage Broker?

Having been a leader in our industry since 1989, Sterling has had the opportunity to work with the very best Mortgage Brokers in the area. In our initial consultation, we will assess your needs and make recommendations to match you with the appropriate professionals within our industry.

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What is the cost per square foot when building with Sterling?

This is the most common question we get… and the most difficult to accurately answer. Until we have had the opportunity to meet with you and determine the scope of the project, no builder could give you an accurate answer. Many factors affect your cost per square foot, such as the cost associated with the amenities you choose, the amount of covered porch area, the community requirements, the topography of your lot, the need for a water well and/or septic system, the distance of your home from the street, whether or not you want a pool, sport court, casita, outdoor kitchen, or other feature… the list goes on and on. We take the time up front to get to know you and understand your lifestyle. With this in mind and the budgetary goals identified, we walk you through the process and deliver a fixed price cost sheet that identifies all the components of cost associated with your project.

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What awards and industry recognition have you received?

Sterling Custom Homes has been honored with over 100 Local, State and National awards throughout the years, and still counting. In 2008, we were recognized by the Texas Association of Builders as the Texas Custom Builder of the Year, an honor we received fromTAB in 2004 and from the Texas Association of Realtors in 1992, as well. In fact, Sterling Custom Homes is the only builder to have been named Custom Builder of the Year three times. While the awards and peer recognition are gratifying, our most valued compliments come from our customers. We’d love to have you talk to a few of them before you select a builder for your next custom home.

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Can you supply a list of references that we can contact?

When we meet, you will receive a comprehensive list of everyone we have built for since 1989. We encourage prospective clients to contact several of our past customers and learn about our product and processes, or watch The Sterling Experience and hear what our customers say about us.

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How do I choose an Architect/Designer?

We have worked with many of the prominent Architectural and Design firms in the Austin area throughout the years. We have found that some clients come to us with the desire to use a specific Architect/Designer and we are happy to accommodate that request. If you do not have a preference, we spend time with you to learn about your design criteria and then offer a recommendation of an Architect/Designer that we feel will fit the project.

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Do You Have A Lot Of Questions?

If you have a lot of questions, or would just like to hear some of our ideas, please feel free to call us and set up a personal consultation. We’d love to sit down with you and talk about our passion…homebuilding. If you prefer, we will be happy to meet at your homesite or prospective homesite to review options with you. Feel free to request an appointment or give us a call at:

(512) 263-2214

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If you don’t see your specific issue addressed in our list of Frequently Asked Questions, please feel free to type your question in the window below. One of our certified homebuilders will be happy to prepare an answer for you and respond via e-mail.