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How to Choose a Builder

When you are ready to build a new house, there are a myriad of things to consider- styles, dimensions, budget, etc.  When looking for a builder or architect, it is important to discuss questions, concerns, overall needs, and expectations beforehand, so that when you enter into a business relationship, you are comfortable with your decision. Below is a list of questions that can help make your choice a little easier.

What is a good design for our needs? Do we need all the extras and gadgets?

What is a building code? Does it affect us? How does it work? What doesn’t it do?

What are good sizes and proportions for rooms? What style do I want?

How are contractors chosen?

Who is responsible, overall, for my building project?

What problems do I have in my current house that I don’t want to repeat?

Where can I find answers and help?

What are specifications? Does the builder write and provide them?

Can I change things? What are my options?

When will the house be finished?

What is considered “an extra”?

How do I know which material is best for my needs?

Is landscaping included? Sod? Seed? mud and rocks?

Am I allowed on the job site to check on the house’s progress?

I found inspiration- how do I incorporate this into my new home?

Should I close on the mortgage and pay the builder in full? I have several items that I don’t like – must I still close?

Posted on Sunday, September 30th, 2012 | Categories: Tips and Help