Questions To Ask Your Home Builder
Now is not the time to be shy. Home builders are nice people and most will have answered your same questions many times over. An experienced builder will be knowledgeable and won’t mind answering your questions because the better you understand the process, the easier both your lives will be.
Some questions will be obvious. For example, “How much does it cost?”, or “When can we move in?” Others are less so. Here are some other questions you might want to ask:
How long have you been in business?
What areas do you build?
What type of home style do you build?
Will the builder give you references of recent buyers/occupants?
Does the builder have a financing plan established?
Are there options in the floor plan — for example, can a basement or deck be added?
Can a room such as the basement be left unfinished?
How much “customizing” can be done versus standard features?
Can appliances be up- or down-graded?
Are there any additional fees relating to the home or development?
Will there be a homeowners’ association? If so, what will the dues cost and what do they cover?
Does the builder offer a warranty program?
Does the price include landscaping? What if the plants die within a year?
Are there any restrictive covenants?
What are the estimated taxes on the property?
How is the school system rated?
Are there any major development plans for the area in the next five years?
You may also have some specific questions that pertain to your area. For example, as a home builder based in Valparaiso Indiana, one of the questions we frequently encounter is, “How long does it take to get to the Indiana Dunes State Park”?
Area attractions are popular with the younger families and very important to their lifestyle. Depending on your age group and lifestyle, you will have specific questions that are important to you. Keep those in the forefront of questioning because chances are good that those will mean the most to you.
For more helpful tips, visit our blog page for some excellent, helpful articles on your home building path. https://integrehomes.com/blog/