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