Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

At Truland, we like to provide our customers with the best possible home buying experience. Click on one of the categories below to have our most frequent questions answered. Feel free to contact us with any other questions!

Homesites

  • Will Truland build on my lot?

    No. We do however offer over 20 different communities across Mobile and Baldwin County for you to choose from.

    Will you build my floor plan?

    No. We do however offer over 80 different plans that you can personalize to meet your needs.

    Can I reserve a Lot? If So How long?

    Depending on current lot availability, most communities will typically allow you to reserve a lot for 10-30 days.

    Can I tag trees on my lot?

    Absolutely!

Personalization

  • If I build with Truland, can we do some of the work ourselves? EX. Wiring, plumbing, etc.

    No, Truland has a carefully selected  list of suppliers and trade partners to ensure you the best quality at the best price.

    Do I have to use your suppliers for cabinets, flooring, etc?

    Yes. In an effort to protect both you and our warranty company, we only use approved suppliers throughout the building process.

    Can I buy a home already under construction and make changes to it?

    No. Unfortunately, you can not make changes to a home already under construction, but we would love to build you a home from the ground up! With pre-sales, you can personolize everything from the beginning!

    Can I pay for upgrades to the home upfront so my purchase price will not go up?

    Absolutely!

    Can I build a shop or park a boat in my yard?

    Each community HOA has different covenants and restrictions so this may vary. If you are interested in doing this, let us now so that we can determine restrictions for the community you are interested in.

    Will Truland build a pool in my backyard?

    No, but Truland will allow another company of your choice to install a pool while the home is in progress. A pool addendum will be attached to your purchase agreement.

Our Process

  • Why Should I choose Truland?

    You and your needs are at the heart of everything we do. From passionate experts in our Design Center that help create your vision to personal project managers that closely manage the creation of your home, we believe that your home is not just a reflection of you, it is you and should enhance the way you live. We believe your home should be smart, inspired and 100% yours. 

    How long does it take to build a home?

    Typically the home building process takes between 6 and 8 months from the day you sign your contract to the day you close.

    How long after we write an offer will building start?

    Your home typically begins within 30-60 days of your contract being signed.

    Who will be my contact throughout the selection and building process?

    Your Truland sales agent will be your primary contact throughout the entire process. They will act as a intermediary between different staff members and yourself.

    How will I be updated during the building process?

    Truland Homes works hard to ensure that you are well informed throughout the entire building process of your new home. Every week, your Truland sales agent meets with your personal project manager in order to discuss current progress. Your agent will then ensure you are informed about that progress.

    What are the warranties?

    Truland Homes boasts an extensive four part new home warranty to ensure you are taken care of. Find out more.

Financing

  • What kind of loan do I need if I build with Truland?

    Depending on where and what you build, the answer can be different from one custom home to another. In some cases, Truland Homes may carry the construction loan. For a more customized loan, a construction loan may need to be obtained. The good news is that most mortgage companies are happy to accommodate your needs.

    What is Earnest Money?

    Earnest Money is the amount of money a builder collects in order to execute the contract and start the building process. 100% of that money is credited back to the buyer at closing.

    Do I need my down payment at the time I sign my contract?

    No, but your mortgage company may require you to prove the ability to obtain that money prior to closing.

Locations

  • Where does Truland typically build?

    Currently Truland is building throughout Baldwin County also in Mobile.

    Why are the standard features different in some neighborhoods?

    Truland determines standard features for different communities based on price. We try our hardest to give you the best features available for each different price range.

    Why is the same floorplan more expensive in another neighborhood?

    Lot prices vary from community to community, so while you might pay one price in one community, you might pay a little more for the exact same floor plan in another community because of the cost to purchase that particular home site.