Build On Your Lot is an exciting alternative to one of our many beautiful communities. Here you have the option of building one of our high quality homes on a homesite that you may already own or plan on acquiring.

Build On Your Lot is available in the following counties in New Jersey: Atlantic, Parts of Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem County. Register below to receive more information or schedule an appointment to start your homesite inspection.

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Frequently Asked Questions


How do I get started?

Call us today at 856-208-5118 or fill out the REQUEST MORE INFORMATION form above. We will schedule your first Build On Your Lot Free Consultation meeting with one of our New Home Specialists.  If you do not own the land yet, we recommend meeting with us before you buy your land so that we can best assist you.  We look forward to hearing from you today!


Where will we build?

We will gladly build on your lot that is located in one of the following New Jersey Counties: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester,  or Salem County.

What home designs does Schaeffer Family Homes offer?

We have more than 20 home designs to choose from ranging from 1034 to 4308 finished square feet and starting from the low $100,000s – upper $300,000s.  We offer many different home styles such as ranch style single story, 1st floor master and traditional 2 story homes. Each home can be built on a slab, crawl space or basement.  We also offer different plans to fit different homesite sizes starting at 30’ wide homes and going up to over 60’ wide.

Can I make changes to one of the home designs?

There are many structural changes available to choose from depending on which floorplan you choose.  If you are looking for something unique or custom that is different from any of the plans you see on our website, please reach out to us.  We allow anyone to customize any of our plans.  We will set up a meeting with one of our New Home Specialists to review all of the customization choices.

We also have a state-of-the-art Design Center where you will work with our Design Coordinator, Christie, who will assist you in selecting everything from the exterior siding colors and designs to the interior choices including floor coverings, cabinets, countertops, faucets, light fixtures and everything in-between.

I have my own plan, will you build it?

We will be more than happy to review your plans and have them reviewed for possible architectural approval.

What do the prices include?

There are two included feature packages to choose from. The starting price for each floorplan comes included with the Legacy Features Package. Our luxury selections have been packaged together at a discounted price which are included in the Signature Features Package.  Contact us today for a price sheet.

What are the excluded items?

The excluded items include appliances, engineering fees, utilities, permits, town/county fees, inspections, unique code requirements, and anything outside of the footprint of your home (driveway, landscaping, land clearing, etc).  We will review this list in much detail at your first Build On Your Lot Free Consultation.

I have my own homesite. How do I find out if the land is buildable and if the model I choose will fit?

Schaeffer Family Homes provides a Homesite Inspection for all of our customers.  We do this during a due diligence contingency period.  To get started, we ask that you put down a fully refundable $5,000 deposit.  During this contingency period, we will go out to your homesite to perform a homesite inspection, identifying which of the excluded items will be necessary to address in order to build your new home. We will also talk to the local municipalities and zoning offices to find out what permits and tests they require to build.  A soil test, seasonal high water table test and a topography grading plot plan are also recommended to be performed at this time.

I don’t own any land. How do I go about finding my own homesite?

If you do not own a homesite yet, no problem! We have relationships with many land owners and can provide you with a list of available homesites today. If none of these homesites fit your needs, we can help you by providing you with names of several real estate professionals that specialize in land acquisition.

How do I get a mortgage to build a home?

The three most popular financing options are: cash purchase, construction loan, and construction loan to permanent mortgage. We will build your home based on a draw schedule that will be determined prior to the start of construction. If you are getting a construction loan of any kind, closing on the loan happens BEFORE the home is built and can be used to help you purchase the land. As little as 5% is needed as your down payment based on your qualification parameters and credit score.

How will I know what the total cost will be when finished?

Here at Schaeffer Family Homes we recognize that choosing a builder for your new home is a big decision. Upon request, we will provide you with a cost estimate for the luxury features that you wish to have in your new home. As soon as you put down the initial $5,000 contingency deposit, we will schedule your 1st Design Center Appointment.  This is a 3 hour long meeting at which time we will work you to finalize all of your new home selections and price.  Our goal is to work within your budget and build the home of your dreams!

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