You’ve decided it’s time to take the leap and build a brand new home. Congrats!
Building a new construction home is most often the biggest investment people make in their lifetime. That’s why it’s no surprise to us that our Houston home buyers have high hopes when it comes to choosing the right home builder to meet their “dream home” expectations. What qualities are most important to look for when it comes time to sign a contract with a home builder near you? Moreover, how do you even know when a builder is qualified? These are both great questions that play a significant role in your home buying experience and satisfaction come closing day.
In order to ensure your home builder is the best fit for your building needs, here are a few key factors you need to consider:
1: Does your home builder have a portfolio or photo gallery of completed projects to look at in the beginning stages of your building process?
Most experienced home builders have a website that displays their recently completed projects. If yours doesn’t, or you’re not sure where to find it, reach out and ask to see examples of their previous work. At Dunn & Stone, not only do we provide an updated photo gallery and a “Recent Builds” page on our website, but we share videos of our most recently completed projects, too! By sharing all three options, we feel confident that we’re providing a vast amount of examples of our work to help potential clients decide if we are the right fit for their needs.
2: Is your potential home builder familiar with the area you’re looking to move to?
If you’re a Houston home buyer, you’ll want to make sure your home builder can give you the current information on flood plains in the area during your site evaluation. This is important because flood zones frequently change according to FEMA’s standards. You’ll also want to find out what homeowners insurance coverage is best for you based on the Texas storm season – you’d hate to be unprotected should a hurricane make landfall near you.
3: Does the home builder provide a design team to work closely with as you make vital selections of the interior and exterior design of your future home?
Your home builder should be able to get you in touch with their in-house designer or local provider when it comes to making design selections for your future home. Be sure and ask them for references and examples of their design work to ensure they offer the style options you’re looking for.
4: What does the home builder’s online reputation look like?
Reputation is everything when it comes to choosing a reputable and qualified home builder. Check out their local online reviews on Google, Home Advisor, and Facebook to see what their previous customers are saying about them.
5: What type of new construction home warranty does the builder provide?
Each home builder provides a different array of home warranty coverage to their home buyers. You’ll want to get full clarification on what’s included in their warranty package and how long you can expect coverage should you choose to build with them.
Are you looking to build in the greater Houston area or communities north of Houston, Texas? We would love for you to consider our team of experienced home builders here at Dunn & Stone. Together, we’ll work to create your dream home so that it fits the way your family lives and gives you a space to create memories for years to come.
With over 60 years of combined experience in the home building industry, our building process has been tested and streamlined to be fully transparent. Come experience our extraordinary customer service and see the Dunn & Stone difference, today!
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