Frequently Asked Questions

Browse the categories below to find answers to our most frequently asked questions.

New Home Financing

Do I need a special type of loan to build a new construction home?

When you build a new home with Maronda, you do not need a special new construction loan. We accept all major loan products including VA loans, FHA loans, USDA loans (in qualifying areas), and conventional mortgages, as well as cash buys. Our partnership with RMC Home Mortgage ensures that you have the correct loan for your home. You can read more about the different types of loans on our blog: Loan Options for First Time Homebuyers here.


When do I start paying the mortgage on my new construction home?

You will start paying your mortgage after closing on your new construction home.


Why would someone use your preferred lender versus their own?

It’s not required, but individuals use our preferred lender because they offer competitive rates and incentives for the buyer. Incentives vary. The best option would be to schedule an appointment with one of our community managers to get the current incentive specials.


How much of a down payment do I need to start the contract process on a new construction home?

Your new construction home down payment depends on the price of your new home and which financing option you choose. Begin your pre-qualification process with our associated lender to determine which loan is right for you.


What are the loan options for first-time homebuyers?

We offer various loan options for first-time homebuyers. Check out our blog on loan options available to you here.

Building a New Home

Are Maronda Homes energy efficient?

Our BEE Smart Energy Program exceeds the guidelines for energy efficiency in delivering better quality, comfort, and durability, which in return conserves energy and saves you money on your utility bills.


How long does the process take to build a new construction home from start to finish?

Currently, new construction build times vary from 6-18 months, depending on the location of your new home. Learn more about our building process in our blog post: How the New Construction Process Works


What does the home building permit process look like and how long will it take?

A building permit grants legal permission to start construction by a city or county. When building with Maronda Homes, acquiring a building permit is required for all of our communities, and we handle this process for you to ensure an effortless experience. Permitting for new construction homes can vary based on local municipalities’ processes, and varies state to state. For more info about permitting, read our blog post: What is a Building Permit? Building Permits Explained here.


What can I expect out of my lawn on my new construction home?

Maronda Homes offers lot stabilization kits with your new construction home, depending on the area. That process would include hydroseed, straw, seed, or sod.


What should I expect from my pre-settlement walkthrough prior to taking ownership of my new home?

This is the final checklist to make sure your new construction home is ready for closing. You will walk through your home with your project super or project manager, and identify items that need touched up. This is where we make sure the home fits your needs and meets Maronda’s standards.

Do I need a realtor to buy a new home?

Our new home specialists are here to guide you each step of the way and ensure you get the new construction home you want. We are happy to work with your realtor if you have one; agents must register onsite with you at your first appointment.

What is your realtor policy for new construction homes?

We love our realtor partners. Our realtor policy requires clients and agents to have a unique email address and that the agent personally accompanies the clients on their first visit to a Maronda Homes community. Our New Home Specialists will complete the registration process on-site, and you and your team can ask any questions about our communities, processes, or homes.

What if I don’t have a real estate agent?

We work with you whether you have a real estate agent or not. Read our blog post for more information regarding realtors here: Navigating the New Home Construction Buying Process: A Guide for Buyers Without a Real Estate Agent here.

What are the different types of home foundations that Maronda Homes offers?

Maronda builds new homes with two foundation types: basement foundations and slab foundations.

What is the difference between the two types of foundations?

A slab foundation for a new home is a solid concrete slab that is typically poured directly onto the ground, often with a layer of gravel or insulation underneath for stability and to prevent moisture issues. The walls of the house are then built directly on top of this slab. Slab foundations are common in areas with stable soil conditions and where the frost line is shallow. They’re simpler and less expensive to construct compared to other types of foundations like crawl spaces or basements.

A basement foundation for a new home is like a big underground room that supports the entire house. It’s usually made of concrete walls and floor below ground level. Basements can be used for extra living space, storage, or as utility areas. Basements provide additional square footage to a home and can offer protection during severe weather events.

Move-in-ready vs. to-be-built homes: What is the difference and which option is right for me?

We offer both Move-In-Ready homes and To-Be-Built homes in every division here at Maronda. Read our blog post here to learn more.

New Home Communities

Do I need an appointment to tour a model home in a new community?

In most new home communities, an appointment is needed to tour the model home. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, our online sales staff would be happy to schedule one for you.

What is an HOA?

An HOA, or Homeowners Association, is an organization that creates and enforces property and resident rules and guidelines for a subdivision, planned community, or condominium. Read more about HOAs in our blog post here.

What is a CDD?

A Community Development District is an entity that plans, finances, and operates community infrastructure and amenities for its residents.

Maronda Homes FAQ

Why should I build my new home with Maronda?

For over 50 years, we have been fulfilling the dream of new home ownership for thousands of customers who proudly call a Maronda Home their own. Our unwavering focus has centered on providing superior homes at unbeatable prices to our customers, continuously setting us apart from others in the industry. We recognize the significance of using only the finest materials while offering unmatched pricing- to ensure that each home we build maintains value and satisfaction for years to come.

How are Maronda Homes constructed?

Check out our blog post to learn more: Maronda Insider: How We Build New Homes

What is MyMaronda Portal?

As a Maronda Homes customer, you have access to the status of your new construction home anytime you want through your MyMaronda account. You can log in to check on the status of your home, file a warranty request, or get in touch with your Maronda Homes New Home Specialist.

Can I build with Maronda Homes on my own lot?

In certain communities we can build on your lot. Maronda Homes also owns numerous homesites in multiple areas for you to build your new home on. Unlike traditional new construction communities where builders create multiple streets, these homesites are in various locations on differing streets.

Closing on My New Home

What are closing costs and how much will they be?

All new construction home closing cost amounts will vary. Your onsite specialist will go over this component with you in detail.

What will happen during my 6 month home inspection?

The purpose of the six month house inspection is to reacquaint you with some of the maintenance requirements and warranty information about your new construction home. Additionally, we would like to perform a short home inspection of your property to verify that your home is performing up to the standards set forth in Maronda’s Home Warranty Program.

What is covered under my new home warranty?

All of our new construction homes offer the following warranties:

  • 1 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY on all Workmanship & Materials
  • 2 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY covering all Internal Systems Protection
  • 10 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY covering all Footer, Foundations & More

Read more about our warranties here.

What can I expect with a new home appraisal?

Our lending partner, RMC Mortgage, will handle your new home appraisal for you, taking the stress out of managing the appraisal process.

What’s the difference between a home appraisal and a home inspection?

Read our blog post: What’s The Difference Between a Home Appraisal and a Home Inspection?

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