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Steps to Building a Home

While building a new home in Southwest Florida is both exciting and rewarding it also demands that a buyer be fully prepared and committed to the challenge. Helping you build the finest quality home possible and providing you with a positive experience in the process is our goal.

We would like to make clear, that Tamure is not a builder or contractor, Tamure is a licensed real estate corporation in the state of Florida. We work as single agent representing only buyers in real estate transactions at no additional costs to the buyer. The information on this page is provided for potential clients that maybe interested in building a new home or remodeling a resale home.

1: The most important step is finding an experienced agent who will represent only your best interests.

Tamer's agents will provide this. The builder's sales representative may be pleasant and at times helpful but they are not looking out for your best interests, they represent the builder. Tamure Corporation only represent you. We will guide you through every step of the construction process, from locating the perfect homesite through completion.

2: If you're financing, get pre qualified or better yet precommited

Not only will pre commitment allow you to begin construction as soon as possible but you'll also know exactly how much home you can afford. The process can be lengthy, with lenders requesting highly detailed information about your debts, assets and credit history. By starting early, everything can be in place when we find the right builder:

  • We'll provide a list of local lenders who we've chosen for their competitive rates, low closing costs and commitment to customer satisfaction.  
  • Compare the builder or developer's loan package. Builders often offer incentives making their lender less costly than a typical lender.
  • We'll review each lenders Good Faith Estimate for accuracy and then prepare a spreadsheet accurately comparing each loan, so you can choose the one that's right for you. 

3: Finding a building lot in a community that meets your needs.

It's important to focus on the size, style and location of your future home. We are familiar with every neighborhood in Greater Ft. Myers, Cape Coral and Bonita Springs and will help you select an area appropriate to your lifestyle and budget. Whether your looking for a

  • Waterfront community
  • Gated community 
  • Family orientated community in the school district of your choice. 
  • Active adult community with activities such as boating , golf, tennis, etc. 

Relocating to a new area can be an intimidating process. Tamure will take the time to show you each housing option and community that meet your criteria. You'll feel comfortable knowing you've fully researched the area prior to making a decision.

4: Choosing the right builder is one of the biggest investments you'll ever make financially as well as emotionally.

That's why for many this is often the most difficult part of the entire process.  We have strong working relationships with Lee County's most respected and trusted builders, our years of experience and expertise in the local construction industry will insure that only the most reputable builder's are considered.

  • We'll personally take you through numerous model homes, helping you compare different floor plans and available upgrades. We'll help you choose options, let you know which ones are appropriate for the size and style of each model. We'll also let you know when an option is not competitively priced or when bringing in an outside subcontractor could save hundreds, even thousands of dollars. 
  • We'll prepare a detailed cost analysis to accurately compare the true total cost of each home. 
  • Decide on the builder and floor plan with the options you want, at a price you can afford.

5. Signing of the contract.

We will review the construction agreement and blueprints with you and your contractor, and:

  • Insure the contract contains all necessary contingencies for your protection.
  • Make sure all of the changes you requested have been included.
  • We will strongly recommend you have a Florida attorney review the agreement. We'll provide information on a number of reputable local attorneys.
  • Builder's do not carry all the insurance coverage you may require. Depending on the season and your homesite's location we'll recommend additional coverage you should consider.
  • We will provide a list of highly competent new construction inspectors, another service we consider an absolute necessity in today's flourishing real estate market..

6. Should you ever encounter a problem with the builder we'll be there.

Part of the comprehensive service we provide is to act as the liaison between you and your contractor throughout construction. We want to make your building experience as pleasant and stress free as possible.

7. If it's not possible for you to be in the area during construction we'll be happy to photograph or video your home's progress.

In some instances we can even put your home on our website so you, your family and friends can view it's progress in real time. As with every service we provide, all at no charge.


Why Build a New Home______________Should I Build CBS or Frame


Consider an exclusive buyer-broker who will represent only you, not the sellers. Nonexclusive real-estate agents tend to show you their own listings first, since they won't have to share the commission if they represent both the buyer and the seller. Then they'll probably show you their firm's listings, since they stand to gain from those sales as well. It can help to search online first and target some homes that might be right for you, no matter who has the listing.!

The last thing you want to do is walk into an open house and start blabbing how much you can afford to the agent who has listed the house. That agent owes his or her allegiance to the seller and only the seller. If you're negotiating with a pro, you ought to have a pro in your corner, too.  Get an advocate on your side.  It's commonplace now for buyers to sign up their own agents to represent their interests in a deal. Look for a buyer's broker who will represent you and only you.