If you are looking at building a new home, you should choose for your builder as carefully as you choose your home. Whether you’re looking at a condo, a townhouse, a house in a subdivision or a custom-built house, you want to trust that you are hiring a reputable builder.
Here’s some advice to help you select a builder.
Make a List of Possible Builders: Once you’ve considered the sort of house you would like, construct a list of potential builders.
Do Your Due Diligence: Once you have your list, it's time to consult the potential builders to get answers to all of your questions. Consult potential home builders to get the answers to all the questions you have. Here’s few examples of the types of questions you should be asking.
Contact the references given or visit the builder’s subdivision and chat to home owners there and ask for their feedback. Some questions to ask home owners include:
People will usually confess if they are satisfied with their homes. And if they’re not, they'll often tell you why.
Shop for Quality and Value
View new homes whenever possible. Show homes and open homes sponsored by builders are great opportunities to inspect their work closer. Show homes are often fully furnished and decorated to show different uses for each area.
When inspecting a home, check the quality of the construction features. Inspect the cabinetry, carpeting, trim work and paint. Ask questions to obtain as many specifics as possible.