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Home Buyer Resources


Terminology and phrases utilized throughout the building process may not be familiar to you. We have listed common terms and phrases for your reference. If you require additional information or clarification, please contact your Area Manager, as they will be with you throughout the building process to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.

Seasonal Deficiencies

Items resulting from a delay in exterior work such as applying paint, parging, stucco and pouring concrete driveways or sidewalks and final grading of the property, usually due to poor weather conditions.

Semi-detached / Semi-attached Home

A home for one family, attached to another building on one side. Also duplex. 

Single-family Attached Home

Freestanding home for one family, not attached to a house on either side, with attached garage (usually at the front). 

Single-family Detached Home

Freestanding home for one family, not attached to a house on either side, with optional detached garage (usually at the rear, with access to lane or alley). 


A "general specification" list that outlines construction, finishing details and schedules. It also includes information regarding the builder's warranty and policies for handling legal arrangements and title transfers. Specifications are an important part of the agreement, and take precedence over working drawings in the case of a discrepancy between working drawings and specifications.

Statement of Adjustments

This final statement of account reflects the financial history of all the transactions and agreements that have occurred between you and trico homes, as well as the normal closing adjustments, including payments and monies due.

Structural Plans

Working drawings that provide cross-sectional views and details of the structural components of your new home. These include foundation footings, basement walls, roof trusses, floor joists and load-bearing beams.


A document that demonstrates the property boundaries and measurements, specifies the location of improvements on the property, and indicates any easements or encroachments.