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Finding The Right Custom Home Builder

When looking for a builder to consult or hire, there are four basic requirements the builder should fulfill. The more time you put into carefully selecting your builder, the better your chances are for getting the house of your dreams. Putting in a little extra time to review these four major areas of hiring a builder could save you hours of distraught in the future.

Four Crucial Things to Look for in a Builder

  1. Look for financial security. You will want to hire a builder that is responsible and financially secure. You can do this by first looking for a long track record, and checking the Better Business Bureau for any complaints against a builder. A clean record is a very good sign. Check their recent references and visit some of their current work. You can also check with a local builder association.
  2. Look for variety in floor plans. In order to get the home you most desire, you should choose a builder that will offer a variety of floor plans and can adapt the floor plan to the topography to your lot.
  3. Look for buying power. A custom home is a major investment. Manage your money wisely by choosing a builder that has enough buying power to ensure you receive the best prices for high quality goods. You could save money on the purchase price of appliances, light fixtures, and flooring. In addition, you may want to work with a builder that has a design center where you could coordinate your cabinetry and other options.
  4. Look for a good warranty program. The structural integrity of your home is an extremely important aspect and you will want certain elements of it to be covered under a suitable warranty. Be sure to choose a builder that will service the home and have a good warranty program, which will typically include a ten year warranty on certain elements of your homes structure.

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Stock Plans vs. Custom Home Plans

Stock Plans vs. Custom Home Plans
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Choosing Your Lot

Choosing Your Lot
Investigating a lot is a fundamental and challenging activity in the organization and execution of construction projects. It is a step-by-step process that includes soil testing, identifying environmental concerns, and how utilities will run within the home. Each step will be carefully investigated and eventually will go through a process of approval.

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