Helpful Tips for Homeowners

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10 Questions to Ask Before You Build

  1. How much experience do they have?
    How many homes have they built?
  2. What do current homeowners say about the building experience? Can you speak to references?
  3. Do they meet or exceed building performance standards?
  4. Are they insured – including builders risk, general liability and insurances such as workers' compensation?
  5. Do they provide references from trade contractors, material suppliers and a financial institution?
  6. Do they use specific subcontractors on a regular basis?
  7. Do they offer an approved limited warranty on their homes?
  8. Will I be allowed a final walk-thru where items can be
    addressed if needed?
  9. Do they attend regular continuing education classes to keep up with the latest building requirements?
  10. What contribution will be made to closing costs and are there any special stipulations to qualify for contribution?

 

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