A new home is a dream for many people. You get to choose the floor plan, location and much more. However, the excitement may cause you to forget other important aspects of the process. Thus, you need to make sure you have a list of questions to ask any home builder you’re thinking of hiring.
Can I See References?
Before you work with any new home builder, you need to know their past. Ask for references, visit completed communities, communities in construction, and talk to previous and current owners. Then, you will know what to expect in the process.
Do Your Homes Have Warranties?
Again, before you make any agreements and sign a contract, you should know what kind of warranty is offered. Although the home is new, problems may still arise! Some new home builders may offer different types of warranties. For example, you may receive up to 10 years of warranty on the structure of the home, and a few years of warranty on the whole house. It is important to know and understand the warranties offered for your new home.
What’s Included in the Price?
Some home builders work off packages. For example, you purchase their services for the construction of a new home. From there, you can pay for add-ons such as electrical, HVAC, hardwood floors, cabinets, and other necessary features. There may be additional upgrades or things you need that may not be included in the price, so the best option is to always ask.
What Are My Customization Options?
The fun part of building a house is customizing it to your needs and desires. Ask about your options with your builder. They may have showrooms, completed houses as a reference and online catalogs. You want to be 100% with your builder about your ability to customize before signing a contract.
Are There Any Homeowners Rules or Regulations in the Community?
Even if there is no homeowners association (HOA) for the new home community, the home builder may still set some guidelines as far as what’s allowed and what’s not on your property. For example, you may not be able to use a particular type of fencing or do certain work to the outside of your home. It’s better to ask this question early and know what to expect than to move in and find out that you can’t bring to life certain plans you had for the space.
How Long Will the Project Last?
If you’re interested in a new home, you want to know how long it will take for it to be completed. While no builder can say with 100% accuracy, you can ask for timelines to be prepared for what’s to come.
The Bottom Line
Building a new home is one of the most exciting and rewarding projects you can undertake. If you’re looking for new construction homes in PA, look no further than Southdown Homes! Contact us today to explore our floor plans and talk to a builder.