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
your new home.
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
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
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.
construction home loans.
Building a New Home:
Finding the Right
Using a Custom Builder