Don't find just the right home to buy ?
Make a List of Possible Builders
Once you have thought about the type of home you want, you can create a list of potential builders.
Contact your local Home Builders Association to obtain a list of builders who construct homes in your area.
Look in the real estate section of your local newspaper for builders and projects. Looking through the ads and reading the articles can help you to learn which builders are active in your area, the types of homes they are building and the prices you can expect to pay.
Definitely ask a local real estate agent for
Ask friends and relatives for recommendations. Ask about builders they have dealt with directly, or ask them for names of acquaintances who have recently had a good experience with a builder.
Do Your Homework
When you have a list of potential builders, it's time to start asking lots of questions — of both the potential builders and the owners of their homes.
Visit a builder's recently built homes and subdivisions. Talk to
Some questions to ask
When you talk to builders and
Shop for Quality and Value
Look at new homes whenever you can. Home shows and open houses sponsored by builders are good opportunities to look at homes. Model homes are often furnished to give you ideas for using the space.
When examining a home, look at the quality of the construction features. Inspect the quality of the cabinetry, carpeting, trim work and paint. Ask the builder a lot of questions. Get as many specifics as possible. If you receive the answers verbally rather than in writing, take notes. And keep in mind what seems like an insignificant question might yield an important answer.
As important as to select a builder is to choose a real estate agent who understands the building process, might even have done it him or herself. Contact me for any questions you might have: Ute Appleby 843-345-2625 or