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4 Important Questions for Your Custom Home Builder

Getting ready to build a home is an exciting time. To make this new construction successful, there is a lot of planning that needs to go into it. Meeting with a custom home builder should be one of your first steps after deciding you’ll build a house. According to Forbes, in April of 2022, 1.8 million new residential building construction permits were issued. Here are a few questions you should consider asking your custom home builder when you meet.


1. How Long Have You Been in Business?


You want to work with professionals who are experienced. How long a business has been in operation is a good indicator of the amount of experience they have. Companies that have been operating in an area for a while will have also started to develop a business reputation. You should be able to ask around and gather information about the builder from others. Pay close attention to what others have to say about them. A business reputation is rarely wrong.


2. Are My Plans Realistic?


If you aren’t a construction expert yourself, then you won’t have the same insight and knowledge that a builder would have concerning building plans. A skilled custom home builder will evaluate your property, the plans you have in mind, and the availability of building materials currently. They will then be able to give you a realistic idea of what is and isn’t possible.


3. What Would the Timeline Be?


The timeline of a new home construction is a big deal. Families need to know how long it’ll take for their new home to be built so that they can make living arrangements accordingly. There is often careful timing involved in leaving one home and getting moved into another. The more closely a builder can predict this timeline and stick to it, the more easily you’ll be able to plan your move.


4. Can I Get My Quote in Writing?


Getting a price quote in writing can be an important part of the planning process. It can also help you when you attempt to get financing and when you talk with other contractors as well. You will also be able to do price comparisons more easily this way.


These are just a few questions you might want to ask a custom home builder. If you’re looking for contractors in your area, please contact Affordable Stick Built Homes today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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