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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How much home can I afford? What will my mortgage payment be?

    There are many factors that are taken into account when qualifying for a home mortgage such as your debt-to-income ratio, credit score, and your down payment and loan amount. A good starting point for determining your monthly payment would be to factor in about $50 for every $10,000 financed, not including taxes.

    One of our sales managers would be happy to assist you with this or we can put you in touch with one of our preferred lenders.

  2. What features are included in your homes?

    Included Features vary per community; they are listed under each community on our website.  Our sales managers are available to explain and demonstrate the features included in the homes in the community that you are visiting.  

  3. What optional features are available?

    Our model homes showcase many of the ways you might personalize your new home.  The sales manager will clarify which features you see are included in every home and which are available for you to select at our Design Center.

    Please visit our online design center where you can register and create your wish list!

  4. What homesites are available in the community?

    There are a variety of available homesites with unique features in each of our communities. A sales manager can walk with you on the homesites and also share site plans and grading plans. Some homesites do have premiums that vary in price.

  5. Is there an HOA? What are the costs and what do they cover?

    Some Atlantic Builders communities do have a Home Owners Association. The costs and services provided are specific to each community.  It is best to discuss this with the sales manager and have them provide you with the legal documentation pertaining to each community.

  6. What is the Atlantic Builders Warranty?

    Atlantic Builders provides a 2-10 Warranty through Professional Warranty Company. This covers 2 years mechanical and 10 years structural. We also have our 1-year builder’s warranty, which can be reviewed at 2 months and 10 months after move-in and covers items such as adjustments and other minor issues that may arise due to your home acclimating with the seasonal changes in the first year.

  7. What are your current incentives?

    Atlantic Builders offers a Military Appreciation Incentive of $2,500 towards Design Center Options for all retired or active duty military service members. Please check with your sales manager for additional information.

  8. How do I get pre-qualified with a lender?

    Pre-qualification is always a great way to start the buying process. After an initial appointment, the Sales Manager will put you in contact with our designated lenders. The pre-qualification process can be completed over the phone in very short period of time. As long as you are accurate with the information you give to the lender, they will be able to tell you what you may qualified to purchase, the down payment needed and an estimate of all costs and approximate monthly payment.

  9. Do I need a realtor when purchasing a new home?

    We welcome REALTORs to bring clients to Atlantic Builders but you can come on your own!

  10. How are the schools in the area?

    You can visit http://www.doe.virginia.gov/statistics_reports/school_report_card/ for information on the various schools that your children may attend while living in one of our communities.

  11. Tell me about Atlantic Builders.

    Atlantic Builders was founded in Fredericksburg, VA in 1988, so we have been around for over 30 years! The owners are CEO Adam Fried, President Tom Schoedel, and Vice President Gene Brown. Atlantic Builders takes pride in delivering our homes on schedule, with a clean and complete walkthrough at time of settlement. Our customer service, customer satisfaction, and customer willingness to refer are at the top in the industry. Our team also holds our Core Values near-and-dear to our hearts: Delighted Customers, Passionately Learn and Grow, Respect All Opinions, Act with Urgency, Give Back, Have Fun and Celebrate, and Do It Right the First Time.

  12. Are your homes energy efficient?

    Yes. The easiest way to describe how energy efficient our homes are is by using the HERS Rating. HERS stands for Home Energy Rating System. HERS works by giving every home a base score of 100%. Every 1% lower than 100 represents a 1% reduction in energy consumption. The average new home being built has a HERS Rating of 85% to 80%. Atlantic Builders homes consistently have a HERS Rating of 58% to 62%. That means that our homes have a 38% to 42% in energy use reduction, which is excellent.

  13. Are deposits required to get started?

    We collect deposits at the time of purchase and after the Design Center selections are made. Our sales managers will provide all deposit details to get you started. 

  14. Can I bring a home inspector during the building process?

    Our homes go through numerous jurisdictional inspections along with our own stringent quality controls. If you elect to have a private home inspection at completion, it would need to be scheduled through the sales manager and project manager.


Atlantic Builders Location, home designs, features and prices are subject to change without notice. We are pledged to the letter and spirit of the U.S. policy for the achievment of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support an affirmative marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.
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