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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BUILDER – A CHECKLIST

It’s easy to avoid being misled by clever marketing ploys and manipulative sales tactics when you know the facts about the process of planning to build a new home.

SHOULD I BUY A HOUSE AND LAND PACKAGE?

Once you do your homework on house and land packages you’ll come to learn that there’s lots of extra costs the advertised packages don’t include. We feel it’s always better to save yourself the heartache by getting the facts upfront.

DO I NEED TO LIKE THE BUILDER I CHOOSE TO BUILD MY NEW HOME?

When it comes to choosing a builder you need one thing to happen before anything else does. They need to make you smile. Why is this so important above all else? Because genuine people make us smile and genuine people are the ones we can trust.

HOW DO I APPROACH MY BUILDERS WHEN THERE IS A PROBLEM WHILE THEY ARE BUILDING MY NEW HOME?

One of the biggest mistakes made by people who are having a home built for them is not speaking up when they know something isn’t quite right. It’s those situations where you see something and you think ‘Mmm, should that be like that?’ Or some people just didn’t have the courage to stand up and say, ‘Hey, that doesn’t seem right’ or ‘That wasn’t what we had planned.’ They are often your commonsense things.

HOW DO I AVOID BLOWING MY BUDGET WHEN BUILDING MY NEW HOME?

If you’re on a tight budget, stick to your guns and be aware of these seductive sales techniques, so that you can avoid being sucked in to paying for things you really can’t afford or are low on your list of priorities.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BUDGET BUILDER AND A HIGH-END BUILDER?

The quality of your new home is determined by your budget more than your builder. Every home with a building permit must be built to a standard that ensures its structural stability. Yours will have to be built according to a strict set of standards, codes, guidelines and regulations, regardless of the quality of the materials, fixtures and fittings.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CUSTOM BUILDER AND A PROJECT BUILDER?

Custom home builders, Volume Home Builders, Project Home Builders – Do you know the difference? If you’re building a new home you should.

How do I choose a builder to build my new home?

You don’t need to know how to actually build a new home but you do need to know who to ‘plan’ to build a new home. We exist to give you all of your options so you can get it right the first time.

HOW DO I CHECK IF MY BUILDER IS REGISTERED AND QUALIFIED TO BUILD MY NEW HOME?

Use a Licensed Builder The first thing you need to know when engaging a builder is whether they are licensed. Only licensed builders can be in charge of significant building projects. While the laws do vary somewhat from state to state, a licensed builder has to provide a warrantee for their work. For more information … Read More