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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