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Limestone County Subdivision

Homes Price Range

Chadwick Pointe Fieldstone Greenbrier Woods of Madison

$160,000’s - $230,000’s $120,000’s - $200,000’s from the $200’s

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New Homes & Homesites Available Now! Schools: Mill Creek Elementary Liberty Middle James Clemons High School

Information | Amenities: • • • • • • • • • •

Basement Homes Full Brick and Stone Exteriors Gas Fireplace, Heat, Appliances and Water Heaters available. Craftsman architectural features Tile in Wet Areas Tree lined streets and Wooded Home Sites Beautiful Rolling Hills Covered front and rear porches Customizable 1 Story, 2 Story and basement floor plans MOST IMPORTANT - Exemplary Customer Service!

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Location: Madison City Homes priced from $200’s

Minimum dwelling size: 2450 SF Directions: From Madison Blvd, turn north on County Line Rd, turn west on Brown’s Ferry, turn South on Burgreen, turn west on Powell, Greenbrier Woods will be on the South Side of Powell Rd.

Developer: Murphy Homes Contact Information:

Randall Owens 256-690-9947 www.Murphyhomesal.com

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Pre-Settlement Walk-through

TIPS & CHECKLIST

Before you go to settlement on a new home, you and your builder

will “walk through” the house to conduct a final inspection. The walk-through provides an opportunity for you to learn how your new home works and to spot items that need to be corrected or adjusted. Often, a builder will use the walk-through to inform buyers about: • The operation of the house’s components. • The buyer’s responsibilities for maintenance and upkeep. • Warranty coverage and procedures. • The larger community in which the home is located.

When you buy a new appliance or piece of equipment, such as a washing machine, you usually have to read the instructions before you can understand how to use all of the features. With a new house, you will be receiving a stack of instruction booklets all at once. It helps if someone can take the time to show you how to operate all of the kitchen appliances, the heating and cooling systems, the water heater, and other features in the home. Such an orientation is particularly useful considering that when moving into a new home, people often are so busy that they have trouble finding time to read instruction booklets. Learning about maintenance and upkeep responsibilities is very important. Most new homes come with a one-year warranty on workmanship and materials. However, such warranties do not cover problems that develop because of failure to perform required maintenance. Many builders provide a booklet explaining common upkeep responsibilities and how to perform them. Should a warranted problem arise after you move in, the builder is likely to have a set of warranty service procedures to follow. Except in emergencies, requests for service should be in writing. This is not because the builder is trying to be bureaucratic. Rather, it is to ensure that everyone clearly understands the service to be performed. The person receiving a service request is not likely to be the person performing the work, and you don’t want to rely on word of mouth for transmission of your service order. Many builders schedule two visits during the first year -- one near the beginning and the other near the end -- to make necessary adjustments and to perform work of a non-emergency nature. You should not expect a builder to rush out immediately for a problem such as a nail pop se and are best addressed in one visit near the end of the first year. If you have moved to a new home from a nearby area, you probably will not spend much time at the walk-through talking about the larger community in which the home is located. However, if you are moving to a new community, a builder can often provide a packet of material to help you become acclimated. With respect to inspecting the house, an effective way to handle this is with a checklist. Following the checklist below will help you, the buyer, inspect all aspect of your future home and include any items that need attention. You and your builder can then agree to a timetable for repairs.

PRE-SETTLEMENT WALK-THROUGH CHECKLIST GENERAL APPEARANCE q Foyer q Living Room q Powder Room q Bathrooms q Dining Room q Kitchen q Bedrooms q Utility Room q Breakfast Room q Laundry Room q Closets q Porch q Patio q Deck q Garage q Other Areas q Drives q Walks q Yard q Exterior of Home

SMOKE DETECTOR - Verify that the smoke detectors are functioning properly.

DOORS - Verify that the weatherstripping, locking mechanism, thresholds and stops are correctly installed and function smoothly and properly.

Verify that switches and outlets are tested for electric current (hot), proper grounding and proper polarity. Bring a hair dryer to test the outlets. Test doorbell

q Foyer q Living Room q Powder Room q Bathrooms q Dining Room q Kitchen q Bedrooms q Utility Room q Breakfast Room q Laundry Room q Closets q Porch q Patio q Deck q Garage q Check Automatic

HVAC UNIT - Verify that heating and cooling systems, including thermostat, insulation, and filter are correctly installed and operating properly. Verify that unit turns on. Verify that air flow is at each vent and that vent opens and closes.

BREAKER BOX - Check to make sure door opens and closes properly, all circuits are labeled properly, and the breakers are functioning properly.

HOT WATER HEATER - Check the pop-off valve and drain to make sure they are functioning properly. Verify that hot water flows out of all faucets.

ELECTRICAL SWITCHES/ OUTLETS/SAFETY SWITCHES -

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Foyer Living Room Powder Room Bathrooms Dining Room Kitchen Bedrooms Utility Room Breakfast Room Laundry Room Closets Porch

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Garage Door Opener

q Other Areas WINDOWS/SCREENS - Verify that the weather-stripping and locking mechanisms are correctly installed and function smoothly and properly.

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Foyer Living Room Powder Room Bathrooms Dining Room Kitchen Bedrooms Utility Room Breakfast Room Laundry Room Closets Porch Patio Deck Garage Other Areas

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Patio Deck Garage Other Areas Drives Walks Yard Exterior of Home

LIGHT FIXTURES/CEILING FANS - Verify that fixtures are hung straight and level, operating correctly and that bulbs are installed and burn.

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Foyer Living Room Powder Room Bathrooms Dining Room Kitchen Bedrooms Utility Room Breakfast Room Laundry Room Closets Porch Patio Deck Garage Other Areas

AUDIO/SECURITY SYSTEMS - Check for proper installation, operation and appearance.

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Structured Wiring Panel Box Keypads Cameras TV/Phone/Computer Jacks

WALLS/CEILINGS - Check all walls and ceilings to verify that appearance is acceptable. BASEBOARDS/TRIM - Inspect baseboards and trim for proper installation and appearance. FLOOR COVERING - Inspect all carpet for proper installation and appearance. Inspect all vinyl, ceramic tile and wood flooring for proper installation and appearance. CLOSETS - Inspect shelves and rods for proper installation and appearance.

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Powder Room Bathrooms Bedrooms Utility Room Laundry Room Closets Other Areas

CABINETS - Inspect doors, drawers, shelves and hardware for proper installation and operation. Check that all drawers and doors open properly.

KITCHEN PLUMBING FIXTURES Inspect for proper installation and operation of sink, sprayer, stopper, garbage disposal and dishwasher. Check for leaks under sink. Check dishwasher door for correct closing. Run garbage Disposal and check for leaks under sink. Run dishwasher through cycle and check for leaks around door and under sink.

APPLIANCES - Check for proper installation, make & model you ordered and operation of:

q Range q Turn On & Off q Temperature Control q Oven Light q Broiler Pan q Oven Elements q Oven Racks q Hood q Light q Fan q Refrigerator q Gasket q Ice Maker q Light q Shelves q Temperature Control q Garbage Disposal q Turn On & Run q Reset Button q Seal q Stopper q Proper Drainage q Dishwasher q Arm q Basket q Controls q Drainage system q Door q Run Full Cycle q Microwave q Light q Fan PLUMBING - Inspect for proper fittings, water draining freely, hot and cold water, proper washer/dryer hook ups and the presence of any leaks. Check and record water pressure.

q Utility Room q Laundry Room q Other Areas BATHROOM FIXTURES - Inspect for the correct installation and operation of bathroom fixtures. Check for leaks and presence of any damage

to fixtures. Place a double hand full of toilet tissue in each commode and test flush.

TOWEL BARS/PAPER HOLDERS/ SOAP DISH/TOOTHBRUSH HOLDERS/TUMBLER - Inspect for proper installation and location.

MIRRORS - Verify that mirrors are plumb and square and there are no factory defects in the silvering and no cracks or chips on glass edges. VENT FANS - Check for proper installation and operation. FIREPLACE - Inspect for proper installation, operation and appearance.

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ATTIC q Insulation q Flooring CLEANLINESS - Inspect for thoroughness of cleaning. EXTERIOR OF HOME q Painting q Full Coverage q Caulking at Joints q Roof q All Shingles Flat & Tight q Valleys Appear Normal q Ridge Shingles in Place q Metal/Cooper Roofing q Trim q Matched in Place q Fitting Properly q Sofit Vent Open q Gutters, Downspouts, Splash Blocks q Matched in Place q Fitting Properly q Drains Water Away from House q Brick q Patio/Walk/Drive q Level (no bird baths) q Drains q No Cracks or Separations q Heating & A/C Unit q Installed Level in Workman Like Manner

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Hearth Surround Unit Screens Glass Damper Doors

Certificate of Occupancy Builders prefer to remedy problems before you move in, because it is easier for them to work in an empty house. Some items may have to be corrected after move-in. For instance, if your walkthrough is in the winter, your builder may have to delay landscaping adjustments until spring. It is important that you be very thorough and observant during the walk-through. Carefully examine all surfaces of counters, fixtures, floors and walls for possible damage. Sometimes, builders ask their buyers to sign a form at the walk-through stating that all surfaces have been inspected and that there was no damage other than what has been noted on the walkthrough checklist. Ask a lot of questions during the walk-through and take notes on the answers. Never be afraid to appear stupid by asking too many questions. That is how you learn. It is important to view the walk-through as a positive learning experience that will enhance your enjoyment of your home.

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