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New Homes Homeowner's Manual


Below you will find the contents of our Homeowner Manual. Click on the link of the chapter/chapters that you wish to see and they will open up in Acrobat Reader or you can save them to your computer.


Pfeifer Homes Inc. gratefully acknowledges the leadership and commitment of the following who helped produce this manual.

• National Association of Home Builders.

• Carol Smith, A National Customer Relations Expert.

• Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City.

• Our office Staff; Carmajean Pfeifer, Rick Holbrook, Aubrey Elliott and Rhonda Sherman


©2011 by Pfeifer Homes Inc. - Revision 15, 08-2014

Table of Contents (PDF/67k)

•Manual Table of Contents

Introduction (PDF/13k)

•Pfeifer Homes Inc. Background

•What Happens Next?


Chapter 1: Purchasing Your Home (PDF/8k)

•Purchase Agreement


Chapter 2: Applying for Your Loan (PDF/14k)

•Loan Application Checklist

•Loan Processing

•Loan Approval


•Loan Lock

Chapter 3: New Home Selections (PDF/20k)

•Selection Hints


•Custom Changes

•Reminder of Contract Change Order Policy

•Cutoff Points for Changes

•Sweat Equity

•Change Order

Chapter 5: Construction of Your Home (PDF/22k)



•Plans and Specifications

•Trade Contractors


•Construction Sequence

•Our Customer Wants to Know

Chapter 6: Homeowner Orientation (PDF/16k)


•Orientation Forms



•Completion of Items

•Future Service

Chapter 7: Closing on Your Home (PDF/17k)

•Date of Closing

•Location of Closing

•Closing Documents

•Closing Expenses

•The Final Number


•Utilities Phone Numbers (LINK)

Chapter 8: Caring for Your Home (PDF/184k)

  • Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines

  • Pfeifer Homes Inc. Limited Warranty Guidelines

  • Reporting Procedures

  • Service Processing Procedures

  • Reporting Warranty Items

  • Air Conditioning

  • Appliances

  • Appliance Serial Numbers

  • Asphalt

  • Attic Access

  • Brass Plumbing & Light Fixtures

  • Brick

  • Cabinets

  • Carpet

  • Caulking

  • Concrete Flatwork

  • Condensation

  • Counter/Vanity Tops

  • Crawl Space

  • Doors and Locks

  • Drywall

  • Electrical Systems

  • Electric Water Heater

  • Expansion and Contraction

  • Fireplace

  • Foundation

  • Garage Overhead Door

  • Gas Shut-Offs

  • Gas Water Heater

  • Ghosting

  • Grading and Drainage

  • Gutters and Downspouts

  • Hardware

  • Hardwood Floors

  • Heating System

  • Heat Pump/Duel Fuel

  • Humidifier

  • Insulation

  • Landscaping

  • Mildew

  • Mirrors

  • Paint and Stain

  • Phone Jacks

  • Plumbing

  • Radon

  • Resilient Flooring

  • Roof

  • Rough Carpentry

  • Siding

  • Smoke Detectors

  • Stairs

  • Stucco

  • Termites

  • Tile Wall & Floors

  • Vanity Tops

  • Ventilation

  • Waterproofing

  • Windows, Screens, and Patio Doors

  • Wood Trim

  • Sample Warranty Service Request

  • One-Time Repairs

  • Sample Maintenance Schedule

  • Homeowner Comments

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