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Top 10 things to ask your Builder when Building

Top 10 Things to Ask When Building A New Home 5

How long have they been in the business?

Why?

  • 1Track record and custom reviews
  • 2Proper systems in place to handle customer service and errors
  • 3Solid contractors to ensure your home is build in the time that was agreed. 
  • 4Proper people in place to help you with home upgrades and color selections.

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How about making custom changes?

How are custom changes addressed?  Do you require non refundable money on these types of upgrades and changes?Can structural changes be made?

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Neighborhood Amenities

What’s included?

Make sure you ask what is all included in your Home Owners Association. 

  • Are their pools or gyms through out the neighborhood & are the included.
  • Some HOA may take care of your front landscape
  • Are any utilities covered such as Cable/Internet
  • checkAre there any specific restrictions you should be aware of
  • checkIs there any types of resale  fees you have to pay when selling in the neighborhood.

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Third Party Inspections

Do you provide any third party inspections after or during the build job?  If not will you work with a inspector I hire?

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My Direct Contact

Who will be my direct contact?  Who will also help me if things are not correct?

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Access to the home

When things are close to being completed.  How often will I have access to the home?

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Disagreements

If we have any types of disagreements.  Who would be my point of contact and how will that be handled?  This includes any changes to the home. 

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Changes 

Can you explain if changes are made what is the step process?  What changes are not allowed and what are.  What are not allowed after certain building stages have already passed.

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Warranty Repairs

After we have closed on our home.  How are home warranty repairs handled?

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1 Year Home Warranty 

Most builders offer a 1 year home warranty.  If anything happens such as plants dying for no reason, water not draining properly after it rains, cracks in sheetrock ect…..  The builder may cover most of these things.  Ask what is covered in the 1 year home warranty. 

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