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Your 6-Step Guide To Buying A New Home in the Tri-Cities

March 15, 2022

If you're exploring the option of buying a new construction home in the Tri-Cities, chances are you’ve got some questions about how it all works. While the process does require a few more steps than buying a used home, it’s all worth it. Not only do you get to select a floorplan and homesite that exactly fit your needs, you get to choose the finishes and features that you’ve always dreamed of.

Here’s how the new home buying process typically works:


  • Choose a Floor Plan. Our sales staff will guide you in finding a home that will fit your lifestyle.

  • Find the Perfect Homesite. Our quality neighborhoods offer a variety of excellent locations.

  • Write Purchase & Sales Agreement. Once you have selected a home plan and a lot, our sales staff will help you to get the process moving.


  • Apply & Receive Loan Approval. Once your financing is in order, you can start the process of personalizing your home.

  • Pre-Construction Meeting. The Construction Leader will meet with you to finalize the decisions that need to be made for construction to start.


  • Apply for Permits. Our team will apply for the proper building permits and draw the customized plans for your home.

  • Foundation. The excavation and foundation phases are now ready to begin.


  • Interior Finishes and Quality Check. Our Supervisors and Detail Specialists check every area of your home and inspect the quality to meet our rigorous standards.


  • Homeowner Orientation / Final Presentation. A construction team member will familiarize you with your new home and explain all important safety features at this time, making sure you are pleased with every detail.

  • Closing / Final Detailing / Move-in. Our Detailers strive to complete all the fine points. Following recording and completion, you are now ready to move into your new home!


  • The Warranty Period. Our homes include a 2-10 extended limited warranty. You will receive a warranty package with details at your orientation.

There's a lot that goes into buying a new home, but working with a great builder makes the process smooth, exciting, and enjoyable!

For more information on building in the Tri-Cities, please contact us. The entire team at New Tradition Homes can’t wait to work with you!

This was our first time building a home. Our experience couldn’t have gone any smoother. New Traditions has made the process so easy and stress free. The customer service we received during building, closing, and then recently at our two year check in was excellent. I can’t recommend enough.

Michelle Nelson | Google Review


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