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CHOOSING A GOOD BUILDER FOR YOUR NEW HOME
When building a new construction home you want to make sure that you select a talented architect as well as good contractor . Below are some tips that will help you select the right builder for the construction of your new home.

Be Careful!
There are a lot of builders out there. Most of them are very good. However, there are quite a few that are not. In fact, there are contractors that will appear to be trustworthy, talented and perfect for the job, when in actuality they are a scam! They can take your money and leave you with an uncompleted job that is of poor quality! Or even worse, once you leave a deposit, you never see or hear from the builder again! It is very important that you ask as many questions as you can in order to help prove or disprove a potential contractor's professional abilities.

Contact Several Contractors!
Similar to selecting an architect, a referral from a friend would be your best option. However, if you can't obtain a contractor through a recommendation, you can contact the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The NAHB will be able to provide names of contractors from your area. Even if you really like the first contractor you meet, you should look to convene with a minimum of four builders before making your final decision of who you want to work with. You want to get a wide scope of what each contractor has to offer and what they can do for you. A minimum of five years in business should be your standard. You also want to ask for licenses. If a contractor has

Ask For Referrals!
Once you narrow down your options of contractors to 2 or 3, you need to get in touch with some past clients of each. If a contractor does not, or can not provide you with any referrals, scratch them off of your list. Once you have some names and numbers of references, contact them. A couple of good questions to ask are: Was the home built on time? Was the estimated budget close? Have they had any issues since the house was completed? Was the contractor available and willing to fix any unforeseen problems?

Compare Prices!
When making a final decision about what contractor to use for the construction of your new home, price should be the last factor. For people with limited budgets, price may be a big factor. Just remember, cheaper does not mean better. Good contractors know their worth and will cost more than a run of the mill builder.

In conclusion, selecting the right contractor is very important. We suggest that you take your time during the selection process and make absolutely sure that you are 100% comfortable with your final choice. It is a good idea to but a new home construction warranty to protect yourself from structural issues.

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