1. Can I build a barn or out building?
Answer: Yes. You can build a secondary building on you
home site, but there are restrictions. You are required to
meet the same restrictions on the outside of the structure
that your home has to meet. The same brick, roof pitch and
windows. Please refer to the “Restrictive Covenants” it is
available on the web site. Inside the building can be
anything you want, a barn, a shop or a studio.
2. Will you build on my lot?
Answer: I would appreciate the opportunity to build your
home for you.
3. Can I use my own builder?
Answer: Yes, You are allowed to choose your builder. All
plans & details must be approved in writing before any
construction can begin. All builders must have their TRCC
license # and be in good standing with TRCC. Please look
at the “Restrictive Covenants” it is available on the web
4. What is the average cost per foot?
Answer: The average cost per square foot is a very
ineffective measure to use, because it does not consider
some large costs involved in construction. The sq.ft. of
covered porches, how many garages you have, the cost of
the driveway, landscape & extras. My favorite analogy is
comparing this question to the purchasing a new auto. How
much does a new 4 door luxury car cost? Obviously GMs
version does not cost the same as a Lexus, or a Mercedes,
they are built differently and the cost is different.
5. What are the utilities, phone, cable costs?
Answer: All of these are controlled by you. Utilities are
a big concern, that’s why Salem Design came up with its
“Smart Energy package. This package could save you
hundreds each month by effectively insulating you home.
You the home owner still have the final control, by
setting your thermostat wisely.
6. I’ve never had a septic tank; what do I need to
Answer: The biggest difference in living with a septic
system compared to a city sewer hook up is the home-owner
need to promote the healthy growth of a bacterial culture
within the septic treatment plan. This is done by not
using any products that contain bleach in your home. You
also need to not put oils or any animal fat down you
drains (These items can not be broken down by your
system). The Aerobic systems we use treat the waste water
then recycle it to sprinkler heads that water your lawn.