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FAQs2019-01-02T17:09:43+00:00

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What Do I Need To Do To Get Started?2019-01-03T16:34:32+00:00

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All you need is $200 to apply for financing, and then a $1,000 refundable deposit to get a full purchase contract draft. After that, the amount required depends on the house you choose and your monthly payment target.  You can sign up to request a proposal here.

Are you hiring?2019-05-17T18:39:28+00:00

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Feel free to fill out our preliminary applicant screening form here. Because of the volume of resumes received, we cannot acknowledge receipt. We will contact you if a position opens up that matches your abilities and experience.

Are you looking for partners or land?2021-04-29T19:34:05+00:00

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We maintain a list of land available for our next development. If you are interested in developing your land of 40 or more parcels, please fill out this form (for land in Guinea) or this form (for land in West Africa outside Guinea).

Do you offer rentals?2019-01-02T17:03:10+00:00

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Yes. We offer weekly, monthly and annual rentals at both Gomboyah and Doumbouyah City. Rentals include all furnishings. If you pay your $1,000 initial purchase deposit within 30 days of completing your rental then, 50% of the cost of your rental goes toward your down payment.

Do you have any apartments?2019-01-02T17:03:11+00:00

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We have a townhouse-style models (The Columbus and the Philadelphia), but no apartments or flats.

I am part of a group of people who want to build homes together. Can you help?2019-01-02T17:03:12+00:00

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Yes. To provide you with a quote, we need to know the following:

  • How many people are in your cooperative?
  • What is the average down payment available?
  • How much can each member make a monthly payment?
  • Do you have a preferred construction site, or are you content to build in one of our developments?
Can I Send Someone To See The Property?2021-04-29T19:36:42+00:00

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Yes. Our office staff in Guinea invites you or your family and friends to visit the construction site and model homes. Please call our US office  (+1 215 253 3691) or Guinea office (+224 669 39 09 97) to arrange a visit.

How Long Will It Take To Pay For The House?2019-01-02T17:03:13+00:00

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Our maximum payment period is 12 years. Many of our clients choose to reduce time and cost by paying faster than this. Once you have fully paid the balance on the home, you will receive the title (Titre Foncier).

When Will I Get The Keys?2021-04-29T19:50:46+00:00

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For financed sales, you will get the keys to the house when all of the following conditions are met:

  • Your deposit balance is at least 30% of the price of the home.
  • You have been approved for financing.
  • You have completed at least 3 monthly payments on schedule.
  • The house construction is complete and you have approved the inspection.

For cash deals, keys are provided and title is transferred at the final payment.

 

How Long Will It Take To Build?2021-04-30T00:00:58+00:00

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Construction takes 5-12 months based on the model and features you select. Occasionally we have already completed or nearly completed homes available for purchase that may be delivered in 1-3 months.

How Do I Make Payments?2021-04-30T00:15:42+00:00

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  • If you live in the US, you can make payments directly from your bank to our bank using our electronic invoice.  Our electronic invoicing is managed by Bill.com.  Three of the top ten U.S. banks and 35 percent of the top 100 accounting firms rely on Bill.com as their primary payments solution.
  • If you live outside the US (but not in Guinea) you can make payments by wire transfer from your bank, or by using our payment partner Wise.
  • If you live in Guinea or live in another country but prefer to make payments in Guinea, you can make payments directly to our office or to our bank account in Guinea. Payments in Guinea francs will be converted to US Dollars at the BCRG rate on the day the payment is received.
Can I purchase without paying interest?2021-04-30T00:18:42+00:00

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Yes. There are two no-interest programs:

  • Payment during the course of construction (up to 12 months)
  • Prepaying most of the home over the course of 2 years prior to construction and then the rest over the next 24 months.
How Much Are The Monthly Payments?2021-04-30T00:20:10+00:00

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Monthly Payments are calculated based on the price of the house, the size of the deposit, and the term of the financing. Depending on your selection, monthly payments could be less than $300 or more than $2000. In general, the monthly payment on a home for which you make a 30% down payment will be a little more than 1% of the purchase price.  For example, if you purchase our Standard version Atlanta model at US$68,000 home with a 30% down payment and finance the remainder over 10 years, your monthly payment would be US$683. If you tell us your budget for monthly payments, and how much you have available for a deposit today, we can tell you how many months of pre-payment and financing payments it will take to have one of our houses.

How Much Do I Need For A Deposit?2021-04-30T00:22:34+00:00

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There is a minimum deposit of $1,000 (refundable) needed to request a purchase contract. A minimum downpayment of 30% is required to begin construction on the house. The deposit may be paid in installments over as much as 24 months after the initial $1,000.

How Can I get Financing?2021-04-30T00:25:27+00:00

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To evaluate your eligibility for financing we will request information from you that allows us to check your credit score and understand your income, expenses, assets, and liabilities. We may require additional documentation including bank statements, pay stubs, or other documents to help assess your financial position. If our assessment indicates that you will be able to support the monthly payment schedule required for the house you wish to purchase, you should normally receive notice of financing approval within 20 days of application.  Most financing is provided at a rate of 12%. For more information on how financing works, watch this video.

Some financing options are only available to people living in North America, Europe, Asia or Australia/Pacific Islands.

Does It Have Water?2020-04-05T19:44:01+00:00

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All of our finished homes have plumbing and are connected to water service. Payment for water use after move-in is the responsibility of the home owner.

Does It Have Electricity?2021-04-30T00:26:30+00:00

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All our finished homes come fully wired for electric service and, depending on the development, also come with hookup to electric service. Payment for electricity use after move-in is the responsibility of the home owner.

Is There A Wall Between My House And The Neighboring Parcels?2019-01-02T17:03:18+00:00

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Some models include a concrete block wall. Most have a 1 M tall steel fence facing the road and are separated from neighboring parcels by a single row of concrete block.

How Much Do The Houses Cost?2021-04-30T00:28:12+00:00

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Prices of our current models range from US$40,000 to US$250,000 based on location, floor plan, and options. We currently have five different floor plans and offer up to three versions (Standard, Family, Luxe) for certain models.

What If I Already Have My Own Land?2021-04-30T00:29:08+00:00

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In an effort to keep our prices affordable, we cannot offer individual construction projects on land we do not own.

Do You Have Anything Closer To Conakry?2019-01-02T17:02:19+00:00

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Not right now. Land prices closer to the center of the capital are often more than expensive than what we charge for a completed home (including the land).

Where Is The Land?2021-04-30T00:40:42+00:00

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Our available parcels in Guinea are in the Doumbouyah City development, in Coyah City and in our Repos de Maneah development near the Pont de Kitema.

We have sold out and completed construction at Gomboyah, near KM36.

Our available parcels in Sierra Leone are located at our Springs at Newton development.

How Big Is The Land?2019-01-02T17:02:20+00:00

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Most parcels are 500 square meters (20m x 25m) or, for twin-style homes, 250 square meters (10m x 25m). Some of the smaller homes have smaller parcels.

Does It Include The Land?2019-01-02T17:02:21+00:00

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Our prices include land (including verified title), materials, labor, oversight, and design. The only thing you need to supply is money.

What Countries Are You Building In?2021-04-30T00:44:03+00:00

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We started in Guinea in 2014 and now have our first development in Sierra Leone. We are expanding to countries in the West Africa region in 2021. If you want to build a home in other countries in the region you can make an advance reservation, which will be credited toward your initial deposit. Sign up here and select the country where you want to build.

How Does This Work?2021-05-04T16:40:18+00:00

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  • Our goal is to make the process of home buying easier for the African diaspora and people living in Africa.  We give you a way to get quality construction, secure and responsible management of the money you invest, and – if you need it and can qualify – financing so you can enjoy your new home soon and pay for it over several years.
  • We build 5 different floor plans, and we have different versions of each plan with prices that vary based on options and upgrades.  Choose from a US$40,000 2 bedroom row house to a US$210,000 two-story villa – or any of several options in between.  Our most popular model in Guinea right now is a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home (the “Philadelphia” model) that costs between US$82,000 (starter version) and US$110,000 (luxe version).
  • Once you choose a floor plan, options package and payment plan that fits your budget and timeline, you can request a contract draft by paying a $1000 refundable deposit.  If you tell us 1) how much you have available now for a down payment, 2) how much you can afford as a monthly payment, and 3) when you want to have the keys to the new home, we can recommend the right payment plan for you.
  • Financing applications cost $200 and include a credit check. This qualification process is typically started 3 months before your purchase installment payments are scheduled to start. Approval is required to start construction on your home.
I Don’t Have Any Questions – Sign Me Up Now!2019-01-02T17:02:22+00:00

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