Looking to build a new home? Don’t forget to ask these important questions!

Looking to build a new home?  Don’t forget to ask these important questions!

It gets very overwhelming – building a new home.  Be prepared by asking YOUR POTENTIAL NEW HOME BUILDER these important questions!

How many years have you been in business?

How many homes have you built?

Are you licensed (where required) and insured?

How do you compare yourself to other builders?

What are the most important benefits of the homes you build?

What type of new home warranty do you offer?

Can you give me references from prior home buyers?

Do you build model homes I can tour? If not, can you help me make an appointment to see a home you built for another customer?

What are the major energy-saving features of homes you build?

Do you build only from home plans you supply?

Can I provide my own set of plans?

Can I customize from your plans?

What standard features do your homes include?

What brand of cabinetry do you use?

What kind of windows? Double pane aluminum or vinyl?

What options and upgrades can I select?

Are you going to be helping me with my selections that fit into my budget?

Who will oversee the construction of my home?

Who should I contact with any questions I may have?

How and when can I make changes or upgrades before and during construction?

How and when will the final price for my home be determined?

How often (and when) will I have access to the home during the building process?

How long will it take to build me new home?

Does the community have a homeowners association (HOA) and/or an Architectural Review Committee? If so, may I get a copy of their rules and the amount of any fees?

What’s your inspection process at key points of construction, at final walk-through, and to address any matters that need to be corrected or finalized?