Building a Custom Home – Part 1

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015

Building a Custom Home: Choosing a Builder

 
When building a custom home, it’s important to have the right partnership with your builder. The following questions will help you better understand if a builder is the right fit for your project and your personality.

Choosing-a-Builder

 

Background

  • How many years have you been in business? What is your experience?
  • What types of projects do you typically build (area, style, size)?
  • How do you compare to other builders?
  • What are key benefits of the homes that you build?
  • Can I speak to your previous clients for references?
  • Do you have a current license and general liability insurance?

 

Process

  • Can you build homes from original architectural plans that I supply?
  • Who will oversee the construction of my home? Who should I contact with questions?
  • How will they communicate with me throughout this process? How often?
  • How often (and when) will I have access to the home during the building process?
  • How and when can I make changes or upgrades during construction?
  • What is the inspection process like throughout construction?
  • What is the payment process like?
  • What type of warranty do you offer?
  • How long will my home take to complete? At what point will we know our move in date?