Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a real estate agent to purchase a William Lyon home? 

No, it is not a requirement to have a real estate agent to purchase a new William Lyon home.  The good news is that our sales counselors are here to help you every step of the way throughout the homebuying experience.  We understand buying a new home is a significant purchase, and our team is here to help address your questions along the way, even after you move-in.  

If I have a real estate agent, does he or she need to visit the neighborhood with me? 

Because we operate in many different states, we recommend that you refer to the BROKER section of our Lyonhomes.com website to learn about the specific broker policy for the market area that you are most interested in purchasing a new home as our broker policy varies per state. 

Where can I find information regarding my previously owned/ current William Lyon home (exterior paint colors, appliance warranties, etc)?  

We suggest that you go to our HOMEOWNER RESOURCES section on the Lyonhomes.com website to contact our Warranty Service team.  They can direct you to the best resource to find the information you need. 

How do I learn more about financing my new home?

To learn more about your purchasing power and financing your new William Lyon home, we encourage you to go to STEPS TO BUYING on the Lyonhomes.com website and click on FINANCING.  We have a team of mortgage experts who can respond to your individual homebuying and financing needs.  They can assist you from loan application to closing, and will monitor the mortgage market to help you find the best possible rate.

What kind of interior upgrades and/or options do I get to select for my new William Lyon home?

When it comes to personalizing your new home, we don’t adopt “one size fits all” approach. It depends upon where the new home neighborhood is located throughout the Western Region.  We strive to provide a positive customer experience at each of our model neighborhoods, and that includes affording buyers an opportunity to personalize the interior look and feel of their new home.  That is why we tailor our interior finish selection at each neighborhood to ensure it is best suited for the new home product type and homebuyer. As a result, some of our neighborhoods offer anywhere from two to four different upgraded interior packages, while other neighborhoods offer a wide range of upgrades and options depending upon the buyers needs and budget.  It is recommended that you check with the sales counselor at the specific neighborhood you are interested to find out what interior upgrades and/ or options are offered specifically at that neighborhood.

If I am a relocation buyer potentially looking to purchase and move into a new home within a short time frame, what William Lyon neighborhoods should I consider?

We encourage you to first find the market area you are most interested in living and look for neighborhoods featuring QUICK MOVE-IN HOMES on the Lyonhomes.com website.  Quick move-in homes are generally homes well under construction or near completion that can be ready for move-in typically within 90 days or less!   We provide photo(s) and good information about each quick move-in home that will enable you to better understand if this home will meet your lifestyle needs.

What is an Active Adult Neighborhood? 

An Active Adult neighborhood are those designed for homebuyers  that 55 + years of age and usually offer floorplans designed to meet the needs of Active Adult supported in many cases with community amenities designed to serve the lifestyle pursuits of those age 55+.  The neighborhoods are age restricted in which one resident must be at least 55 years old and no one under age 19 can permanently reside in the neighborhood.  Active Adult neighborhood restrictions can vary, so you should always check with the sales counselor to learn more about any of our Active Adult neighborhoods you may be considering. 

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