Frequently Asked Questions

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The Sage Homes Northwest team lives within the communities we build. We are locally owned and operated and each one of us prides ourselves on the positive impact we make to both the community and our local economy. Having a reputation as delivering Western Washington’s highest quality homes and being Western Washington’s easiest builder to buy from isn’t easy! We’ve compiled a list of the questions that we’re asked the most. If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.


Tell me about Sage Homes Northwest

Sage Homes founders, Jesse Molnick and Todd Leabman, have built a team dedicated to delivering homes of distinctive quality, each one uniquely designed for a modern lifestyle. The Sage Homes Northwest brand is synonymous with cutting edge design, consistent quality, durability, all backed by a reliable customer service team.


Do I need a realtor?

No, you do not need a realtor. Sage Homes is grateful for the assistance we receive from our local real estate agents, and would be happy to work with your agent. We can also introduce you to one of our experienced homebuyer’s agents. We’re proud of our strong reputation with the Realtor community. If you are ready to buy your home, you have the option to bypass working with a realtor and receiving a rebate on your new home.


What features are available?

At Sage Homes, we believe we have built our homes with all the comforts and conveniences that most homebuyers will want – including features that will improve future resale value. Our interior designer gives unparalleled attention to every home we build, and we love to stay up-to-date on design trends. Upgrade Features and Selections are available at select communities; contact the Community Sales Manger for more details.


What/where else is Sage Homes building? Are you pre-selling? What is the pricing?

Sage Homes is continuously building and pre-selling townhomes and single-family homes within the Western Washington. We build in a wide range of price points and home sizes, and are proud to deliver the same high quality regardless of price. Click on the Find Your Home tab to learn what’s coming.


What are the school districts like?

Sage Homes builds in great school districts. You’ll feel safe and confident sending your children to these schools. Please visit the bottom of the community pages for more information about the school district in which your home will be located.


What are the WalkScores for your homes?

Sage Homes builds walkable and Vibrant communities in and around Seattle. Please visit walkscore.com to check the WalkScore of the home you’re interested in.


Are your homes energy-efficient?

Absolutely. At Sage Home we are committed to building greener homes. We do this by choosing building materials that are durable, functional, recycled, recyclable, healthy, efficient, and locally sourced to support local business and cut down on effects on our environment from transportation. Energy efficient products and elements may include, but are not limited to, covered porches, use of LED and energy efficient lighting fixtures, goal to achieve 20% improvement over WA State Energy Code, and more.


Tell me a little about the buying process.

We pride ourselves on having the best buying experience in the Greater Seattle Area. We start the buying process with recommending that you work with our Trusted Lenders. Our trusted lenders have extensive experience with new construction home loans and understand the ins and outs of working with homebuilders to make your home loan process quick and painless. We work overtime to deliver a home that has been detailed to perfection. We take the extra time to introduce you to our customer service team and teach you all about your new home through our orientation process.


Does Sage Homes offer a warranty?

Sage Homes offers a comprehensive, transferrable six-year warranty, meaning it transfers if you sell. This is a valuable re-sale tool and shows our commitment, please make sure you let us know in writing and in your sale agreement that you are transferring the warranty. One Year Limited Warranty for Workmanship and Systems is applied to interior concrete and foundation, interior trim and moldings, flooring, paint and finishes, doors, windows, roof, cabinets, countertops, driveways and walkways, decks and patios, exterior siding and trim, exterior and retaining walls, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and HVAC. Six Year Limited Warranty applies to Structural Elements Only.


Do Sage homes have Homeowner’s Association fees?

Typically, select Sage Homes communities have HOAs or homeowner’s dues. The HOA fees will vary from community to community. Any decisions among homeowners can be resolved through Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions if there is no HOA. Please follow up with the Community Sales Manager on whether a Sage home you are considering has a HOA.

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