Neighborhood Homes

Neighborhood Homes FAQs

Have questions about working with EGStoltzfus Neighborhood Homes? For everything from flooring types to second-floor laundries, we have the answers.

How long does the construction process take?

We typically complete construction 6 or 7 months after the home start date on your agreement of sale. Your New Home Sales Specialist will be able to verify your home start date once you’ve indicated that you’re ready to sign up to build.

Do you have preferred lenders you work with?

Our preferred financing partners, LMC Home Loans and Ephrata National Bank, offer competitive rates and local service! Premier Home Settlements is our preferred partner for title insurance and settlements. You may qualify for additional savings by using our preferred partners. Find out more.

Do your communities have Homeowner Associations (HOAs)?

Yes. All our communities have Homeowners Associations, or HOAs, that address community concerns. HOA dues vary by community and included amenities are also dependent on the neighborhood. Dues are set by the organizations but are generally minimal. Consult your New Home Sales Specialist for more information.

Do your homes have second-floor laundries?

Yes! Many of our home plans allow inclusion of a second-floor laundry. If you’re interested in this feature, check out the Glen Mary, Danbury, Essington, Edison, Hartman, Cambridge, Briarwood, Lawrenceville, and the Rockford. Take a virtual tour of these home plans.

Do you require that I obtain a construction loan to begin building my house?

EGStoltzfus does not require construction loans. We simply require that you obtain a mortgage or an end loan paid at the time of settlement. Find out more.

Does EGStoltzfus offer 9-foot ceilings?

We do! There are 9-foot ceilings included on the first floor of our townhomes and carriage homes, and they are optional for first floors on our single-family homes.

Do you offer finished rooms over garages (FROGs)?

Finished rooms over garages (FROGs) are available in certain floor plans including the Cambridge, Rockford, Ridley, and Magnolia. Take a virtual tour of these home plans.

What flooring materials are included?

Depending on the community, the base price includes Mohawk polyester-fiber carpet and sheet vinyl. Some communities also have engineered hardwood in the foyer. Additional flooring options include ceramic tile, Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT), and Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP).

When will I know my closing or settlement date?

Most new home builders don’t issue a settlement until only 4 weeks prior! At the time of your contract signing, we’re able to provide a 4-week window for your expected settlement date! You’ll find out the exact day around the time of your mechanical orientation which is roughly 6-weeks to 8-weeks advance notice.

Do you use 2x4s for wall construction?

Most interior and exterior walls are built with 2x4s. Our exterior wall system uses 16” on center 2x4 with a 1” foam insulation sheathing, creating a continuous thermal break for a highly energy efficient and structurally sound wall. However, for below-ground structures, we use custom-manufactured, pre-insulated, precast foundations made by Weaver Superior Walls. They’re delivered by truck to your home site, and they’re the top choice for durability and energy efficiency.

Is a finished basement included?

While we do offer the option to finish your basement, we don’t include a finished basement in our base price, since there are many different potential uses that can vary widely in cost. Plus, many new owners prefer to live in their home for a few years before deciding how they'd like to use the space, so they choose to defer a basement project until later.

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For more information, contact us online or by phone.

Leslie Rhinier
New Home Consultant

O: (717) 537-6968