Ask the BrightLeaf team
Our Process, Our People, Our Passions
Building a forever home comes with an incredible amount of detail and plenty of questions about the process. We’ve compiled a frequently asked questions list based on a number of topics relevant to eco home building. If you have questions, read through some common ones shared by our customers. Then, if you still have questions let our team know!
What is your cost per square foot?
It depends. When people ask about pricing per square foot right off the bat it often fails to address the details of what is being priced out and the criteria that went into putting that price together. Our take on it is that anyone giving you price per square foot costs without asking you a huge list of questions probably isn’t giving you reliable information. Poor information leads to unrealistic expectations which can make for a less than desirable home build experience.
I have a pretty specific budget, but I still want an eco-friendly home. Is this manageable?
We believe that every family should have access to smarter, greener, more sustainable homes. With that in mind, we created green home solutions that offer different homes that not only range in size and amenities but in price. We want our homes to be accessible and believe that there’s an energy efficient house perfect for every family’s unique preference.
What contributes to the final cost of the home?
Your fixed price agreement (the final cost) will consist of the base price of the home, land development costs, and any upgrades or modifications that you choose. Everything in a BrightLeaf home is priced out and approved by you in our online client portal
How do I know what is included with the price of the home? How can I be sure the price given is the actual cost?
We have created exhaustive spec sheets and also have a single online platform for you to digitally sign off on all the aspects of your new home, so it’s abundantly clear what is going into the price. All of these details are what builds the Fixed Price Agreement, which when signed off on, is guaranteed to never change.
How sure are you that the home will actually stay on budget?
What can I expect for the total cost of ownership?
Why do lot development fees seem to vary so much?
What kind of financing is required to start this process?
What is the BrightLeaf guarantee?
You will not pay $1 more than your fixed price agreement states.
All of our homes come with a 1-year slab to shingle warranty. This covers your entire home during your first year there.
We also include a 10-year envelope warranty on all homes to provide an added layer of security and confidence. This envelope warranty covers the structural elements of the home plus the windows, siding, and roofing.
Your home also includes brand new appliances, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems that operate efficiently, effectively, and safely; and carry their own warranties as well.
We’ll revisit you in a month, six months, and one year after you move in to conduct a walk through and ensure your new home is performing as it should.