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Builders Association

Picture of a Home under construction There are many different sources to find a builder. Local home builder associations are professional organizations that can provide lists of Building Services and Construction Companies. Call (your local association) for a list of general builders (and any other services your association offers consumers). Potential home buyers can check newspaper advertising and real estate agents, as well as driving around and looking at new homes and new communities. Moving a long distance from your current home makes the task more challenging. A visit to your new city where you can use the methods described above will probably be necessary. After you get a general idea of the available builders comes the important task of narrowing your list of potential construction building companies down to one. Look closely at each builder’s finished work, show homes and their work in progress. Notice the quality of site management. Are the homes and materials reasonably protected from weather, traffic damage and theft? When you meet the builder, ask about things that are important to you and get a sense of the company's personality. You will be spending considerable time with the builder and his employees; you will want to find a company with whom you are compatible. Ask to meet the person who would be in charge of building your home. What experience does he or she have?

Future Home

Many builders today provide a homeowner manual that guides buyers through the process and serves as a reference after move-in. Find out whom you would contact with questions. Are there regular points during contruction when you are invited to tour your future home and have the company’s undivided attention to discuss questions? What is the policy on change orders? Ask to see the contract documents and warranty, and take blank copies home. Pay close attention to sample specifications and written warranty standards. Throughout the selection stage, your explorations and conversations will no doubt lead you to the same homebuilders again and again. Comparing one detail after the next, you will probably keep coming back to the same builder. When the price range is in line with your budget, and you feel more excited than ever to get started, you have probably found the right builder.