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Frequently Asked Questions at Dan Ryan Builders

Please read our FAQs for any questions you may have about Dan Ryan Builders and our building process. If you need additional information please contact us.

Where does Dan Ryan build new homes?

Currently Dan Ryan Builders crafts quality homes in six states and 10 markets including DC Metro - Maryland; Northern Maryland; Southern Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh; Charleston and Greenville, South, Carolina; The Triangle Area (Raleigh) of North Carolina; the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and into Winchester, Virginia.

Why Should I buy a new home from Dan Ryan Builders?

Dan Ryan Builders strives to give our homeowners a great customer experience by providing them with, the best built, green home in the market that includes great features at a great value.

When you choose Dan Ryan Builders, your new home will be the quality home you deserve. Dan Ryan, President, and CEO, led the company charge for an exceptional customer experience many years ago which has resulted in Dan Ryan Builders being awarded the "Builder of Integrity" Award every year consecutively since 2008.

The "Builder of Integrity" Award is given by the Quality Builders Warranty (QBWC) to builders who pass a thorough examination of high standards of quality in their building processes and in delivering exceptional customer service.

In 2015, approximately 93% of Dan Ryan Builders' customers said they would recommend a Dan Ryan Builders home to a friend or family member!

How financially stable is Dan Ryan Builders?

Dan Ryan Builders is a privately held homebuilder and one of the few remaining large, regional, privately held homebuilders. Which means Dan Ryan Builders is working to please its customers versus Wall Street. The 2015 Builder 100 List, published May 2016 by Builder Magazine lists Dan Ryan Builders as #33 of the Nation's Top 100 Homebuilders.

Paul Yeager, Chief Financial Officer, has done a fantastic job of ensuring that Dan Ryan Builders continues to be a capital rich, stable and growing homebuilder. Financially stable and well established, Dan Ryan Builders is here to stay.

Do I need a Real Estate Agent to Buy from Dan Ryan Builders?

Dan Ryan Builders is a broker-friendly builder which means, if you have a real estate agent and they bring you to one of our communities, both you and your agent will be warmly welcomed.

However, if you do not have a real estate agent, our friendly, professional sales consultants are trained to listen to you.They will guide you through a brief series of questions designed to maximize your time. Based on your top priorities and needs, they will help you discover which homes, home sites, additional features, and financing programs are right for you. At Dan Ryan Builders, we know choosing the right builder is the first step in getting the home you want and deserve so we make sure we earn your business!

What if I want to see homes under construction?

Once you've visited a community, the sales consultant there will be able to set an appointment to accompany you on a “hard hat” tour of the new homes under construction. For your safety, it is critical that you do not enter a home under construction on your own..

Every effort will be made to accommodate you; however, please keep in mind that, because of a large number of floor plans we offer, we may not have every type of construction. Also, model availability and choices offered differs from community to community based on home site size, soil type, street layout, slope and other factors.

What are your model hours and how do I get directions?

Most Dan Ryan Builders model homes are typically open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. depending on geographic area. Please take a moment to confirm specific model hours before you visit. Click on the community of interest and you'll find any special notices regarding hours and you'll also find driving directions. It is our policy to give our customers our undivided attention; therefore, if you plan to visit a community - it is always a great idea to set time aside with the sales consultant prior to your visit.

What is the time frame for completion once I've chosen my Dan Ryan Builders home?

There are a number of variables to consider, including permitting, weather, material availability, jurisdictions, inspections and, of course, loan processing. Generally, most people who choose to build a home off blueprints are able to move into their new home within three to five months.

Since the housing market picked up in 2012, available inventory on the resale market is very low. Many builders do not offer Quick Delivery Homes due to construction costs and maintenance fees; however, Dan Ryan Builders is financially solvent enough to provide this convenience to our customers. The Dan Ryan Builders' team of professionals put together some of the most popular design choices, exteriors, and floorplans to offer you Quick Delivery Homes. These homes are in high demand, so if you see one that suits your needs, you should write a purchase agreement as quickly as possible. Please check with the sales consultant at the community you are interested in for information on the current construction schedules.

Will my new home include a landscaping package?

Yes, to help your new home have a more completed look Dan Ryan Builders includes a standard landscaping package including a minimum tree, shrubs, and planting beds. You may have some sod or your yard is seeded with grass and covered with straw, depending on the time of year you settle. Landscaping for homes that settle in the colder months usually have the packages put in when the weather is warmer so your landscaping has a better chance to thrive. The goal is to help you save money and time by giving you a head start on a lawn.

Do you have a warranty plan and is it transferable?

Yes! We have a 10-year Quality Builders Warranty and it is transferable. You can read a copy on-line under our Homeowner Resources tab.

Is there a homeowner's association and what are the fees?

Please see a Dan Ryan Builders Sales Consultant find out which Dan Ryan Builders communities have a separate homeowner's association that provides services for the public areas of the community, sets standards and guidelines, and protects the interest of our homeowners. Dues are sometimes partially paid by Dan Ryan Builders until the community is complete, and after that, the individual association establishes the dues, which vary from community to community. Please ask the sale representative in the community you are considering for details.

How can I finance my new home?

Dan Ryan Builders works with several preferred lenders based on the division's location. The loan officers at these lenders understand Dan Ryan Builder's commitment to exceptional customer service and we choose our mortgage partners carefully. We want you to have the opportunity at a multitude of mortgage programs, competitive interest rates, and knowledgeable staff. Because these consultants are familiar with Dan Ryan Builders communities and our entire construction process, they are able to guide you through the process more quickly and. We do our best to help relieve that stress and offer packages specially geared to our homebuyers. The sale consultant in the community of your choice will share with you any information on special financing related incentives that Dan Ryan Builders is offering when you purchase your new home.

Is Dan Ryan Builders associated with Ryan Homes?

Dan Ryan Builders is a separate company, but there is a family connection. Dan's late Uncle Edward founded Ryan Homes and Dan's father, Jim, founded Ryland Homes. Therefore, there is often confusion due to the family homebuilding legacy. However, Dan Ryan Builders is a privately held homebuilder and the other two companies are separate, publicly traded, homebuilders.

Why should I choose a Dan Ryan Builders home?

Dan Ryan Builders' crafts better built new homes, exceptional customer service and is ranked at #33 (2015 Data) on the Builder Top 100 List; however, those things aren't the only reasons why you should choose Dan Ryan builders - it's because we care more. We put better quality materials in the homes we build, we build in wonderful areas and amazing communities for you. We enjoy building homes and communities and have a vision of happy families living in them. Dan Ryan isn't just a logo on a door, he's our CEO, President and the leader of our company. He is driven and passionate about providing exceptional homes at great values. We allow you the customer to personalize our homes and if needed, we even will make necessary ADA Americans with Disabilities Act custom changes for you without the excessive "custom builder" price tag. We're real people, building new homes for people like you. We get up every day, proud of the company we work for and the jobs we do and we'd be honored to give you an exceptional Dan Ryan Builders customer experience.