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Here are a few questions that we thought may help you during the process of searching for your new home builder.  Please contact our location nearest you for answers to any questions that may not be answered here.

What sets Mitchell Homes apart from other builders?
Mitchell Homes builds high quality "Stick-Built" homes at the best possible cost to you.  Our unique ability to provide  you with the opportunity to build your dream home with NO DOWN PAYMENT, NO COSTLY AND DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN CONSTRUCTION LOAN, and NO CLOSING COSTS means you pay nothing on your new home until up to 60 days after you’ve already closed and moved into your beautiful new home. Building your dream home has never been so easy!

What are the benefits of owning your own home?
You are paying towards owning your own home, not paying for someone else's home ownership.  Over time, houses tend to increase in value, thus increasing the owner's net worth.  If your new home is financed, then the finance charges you pay on your home may be tax deductible. 

Where do you build?
Mitchell Homes builds in more than 70 counties and cities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Click here to see a map of our complete coverage area.

What does Mitchell Homes build?
Mitchell Homes builds semi-custom and custom "Stick-Built" single family homes on your land.  Our homes are all built by hand by highly skilled local craftsmen. 

How do I select the home that's right for me?
Mitchell Homes offers more than 30 fully customizable “Stick-Built” home plans or you can bring your own custom plan for us to build.  Our standard designs are priced from the $80,000’s to well above $300,000.  You can review all of our floor plans online or visit a Mitchell Homes Sales Office to see our model home and speak directly with a New Home Consultant.

Do you build in neighborhoods or communities?
Yes.  If you own land in a neighborhood we can build you a home.

Do you have model homes that I can see?
Yes.  Model homes are located in Richmond and in Fredericksburg. Click here to see our locations and hours of operation. 

How do I get started on the building process?
One of our highly knowledgeable New Home Consultants will meet with you at a time and place of your convenience to help you select the home that's just right for you.

What type of warranty does Mitchell Homes provide?
Every Mitchell Home that we build comes with a 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty®.  2-10 HBW is the oldest national company that provides ten full years of structural coverage and 2-10 HBW Warranty Services offers the BEST in customer service - a 97% satisfactory rate from homeowners!

  Will you be able to provide me with a mortgage company that I can use for financing?
Yes.  Mitchell Homes has partnered with several reputable mortgage companies.  Each of these companies has extensive knowledge to better serve you and each offers competitive rates.

Do I need a construction loan?
No. Due to the financial strength of Mitchell Homes, we are able to offer you the opportunity to build your dream home with No Down Payment, No Construction Loan, and No Closing Costs!

What is involved in preparing the site for building?
In order to prepare your home site for building, you will need to take care of the following items:

  • Researching any environmental and building ordinances and codes that may apply

  • Determining whether or not your lot has any shrink/swell soil conditions

  • Clearing the home site of trees and other debris

  • Excavation if you are building a basement home

  • Septic/sewer design

  • Installation of a driveway and culvert

How long will it take to build my new Mitchell Home?
Building times vary depending on lot conditions, location, home complexity, and many unforeseen factors that sometimes arise.  Generally we are able to complete the majority of our homes in a timely manner.  On average, it takes 3-6 months to build your new home once the footing is poured.

Once my home is under construction, can I make changes?
Changes made during the construction process can have negative effects on the construction of a home.  Mitchell Homes strongly encourages you to design your home exactly how you want it at the point of sale.  However, change orders are accepted on a case by case basis during home construction.  These change orders will include the cost of the change(s) being made plus an additional fee to cover any negative effects that the change(s) may bring about.

What effect does the weather have on my home's building materials?
Nearly every new home is rained on or snowed on while it's under construction.  These weather conditions will not affect the strength or quality of a home.

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