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Top 10 Questions when Building a Home!

What are the top 10 questions you need to ask when you are building a new home?

1 . How long have they been in the business?

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

2. 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?

3. Neighborhood Amenities What is included?

  • 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
  • Are there any specific restrictions you should be aware of?
  • Are there any types of resale fees you have to pay when selling in the neighborhood.

4. 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?

5. Direct Contact

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

6. Access to the home

  • When can I access the house when it is close to completion.
  • Do I need to schedule an appointment.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Warranty Repairs

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

10. 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.

If you have any questions about the building process or need help with buying a new home.  Feel free to contact us and visit our new homes buyer center. 

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