Frequently-Asked Questions

What is an escalation clause and does a Sekas Homes contract include one?

An escalation clause is a contract modification provision, working hand in hand with force majeure clauses, that allows a builder to control the otherwise uncontrollable. Escalation clauses layout that when a specific force majeure event triggers a price increase (in either all materials or a specific one such as steel) the builder is entitled to adjust the contractually agreed-upon price.

Sekas Homes contracts DO NOT include price escalation clauses! Once you have signed your contract for the agreed-upon sales price, including your options allowances, you are locked in at that sales price. Unless you, the client, choose to adjust features/finishes/options in your new home, the price agreed to will not change no matter what might happen in the industry as it relates to product/materials price increases.

What are the advantages of energy-efficient homes?

Every Sekas home is ENERGY STAR® qualified for maximum energy efficiency. We took the initiative to make our homes eco-friendly because of the cost and environmental benefits. Efficient homes cost less to run and use fewer non-renewable resources.

What does a Control4 Home Automation System do?

A Control4 system will seamlessly integrate the many systems in your home. Because it is fully customizable, your Control4 system can be tailored to your lifestyle and needs.

A Control4 Standard System includes:

  • Three dimmers
  • Two auxiliary dimmers
  • Two Aprilaire Thermostats
  • Two Baldwin Door Locks
  • Installation
  • Programming
  • A one year 4sight subscription
  • Control of lighting in three rooms
  • Control of climate
  • Control of front and side door locks

We can upgrade your Control4 to include control of security, music, garage doors, irrigation, spa features, cameras, televisions, driveway gates, window shades, and much more.

What does a smart home automation system come with?

There isn’t a set list of features that your home automation system will have. However, it can include:

  • Automated door locks and security systems
  • Energy consumption monitoring devices
  • Smart lighting system

Do you have universal home design plans?

At Sekas Homes, we know how important it is to have a home you can spend a lifetime in—that’s why we offer a variety of universal home design features and designs to improve accessibility and make it easier to go through the different stages of life in one home. As a custom builder, we often modify our floorplans and home designs to meet each client’s specific set of needs. Just review those with our team in the early stages.

Do you have first floor bedroom plans?

We have plans that have spaces that can accommodate a first floor bedroom, and as a custom builder, we’re able to modify our designs to best suit your lifestyle and needs. So, if you want or need a first floor bedroom suite, our design team can make it happen.

Learn more about your options for a first floor master bedroom

What can I expect during my first design meeting?

One of the most important aspects of designing and building a new home is the initial design meeting between you and the building team. Many things happen during this first meeting, including setting up a construction timeline, going over the basic building and design structure, and more!

When do I make design selections for my home?

After all of the structural designs have been made for your home, such as the room dimensions, window and door locations, etc., we will start the process of selecting all of the finishing touches of your home. This includes the flooring, countertops, cabinets, fixtures, and more. We have a Design Center which features all of the on-trend samples you’ll need to review in order to make your color selections. As always, if there’s something you have your heart set on that we don’t offer, we’ll source that product/material for you.

Do I need a new construction loan?

New construction loans are only necessary when the homeowner owns the lot rather than Sekas Homes. When a new construction loan is required, our team can assist you by helping secure loans through our preferred lenders.

What occurs during home closing?

When you’re closing on a home with Sekas Homes, we will guide you through every step of the process from final walkthrough to handing over the keys to your new custom home.

What makes Sekas Homes a Green Building Company?

Sekas Homes’ luxury homes meet or exceed ENERGY STAR qualifications and our homes use less energy than other homes because we follow green building practices such as installing high-efficiency windows, low-flow toilets, programmable thermostats and more.

What is your home building process?

The short answer is, it depends on a few different factors—whether you want to build a custom home on your own lot or have us help you find a lot and whether you’re using one of our floor plans or creating your own custom design. A visit with our sales team will help identify the best approach for you.

Do you have a model home I can visit?

When you’re looking for the best custom home builders in Northern Virginia, there’s nothing better to help your decision than touring the houses themselves. We are currently showcasing the only fully decorated model home in the Vienna, VA market open on weekends and by appointment to tour. This show home allows you to see, touch, and feel the “Sekas Advantage.” In addition to our “Harrison II” showcase model, we have several homes under construction at our current communities and in our On Your Lot program available for you to walk through. Seeing both finished and under-construction homes will showcase the quality and attention to detail Sekas Homes is known for.

Do you build in my area?

At Sekas Homes, we specialize in building luxury custom homes in Northern Virginia’s best locations. Explore our communities here:

Can you help me find a lot to build on?

The team of experts at Sekas Homes can help you find a lot suitable for your home building plans, and we can help you with zoning regulations, property line restrictions, and more!

Can you build on my lot?

In short, yes! At Sekas Homes, we offer many options for building on your own individual lot, from using your own custom home design to supplying you with one of our award-winning floor plans.

What financing programs are available?

We understand today’s financing for new home mortgages is complex and challenging.  Our long-standing relationships with leading mortgage specialists provide you with the confidence, ease, and extensive portfolio of home financing options available in today’s competitive marketplace.  

From Rate-Buy Down products to ARMs and much more, Sekas Homes will assist you in finding the customized and appropriate financing program that enables you to buy your dream home.

Contact us today for your no-obligation home financing review.