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How to Choose the Best Homebuilder

July 25, 2016 12:36 pm Published by Comments Off on How to Choose the Best Homebuilder

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When looking for new homes in Birmingham AL, some home buyers choose to work directly with a home builder in order to create a home that best represents their needs and preferences. Not all home builders are the same, though, so it is important to choose one that offers the designs, features, and quality that you’re looking for, as well as being a company you can trust.

First and foremost, before starting the homebuilding process, it is important to understand the size, type and basic cost of the home you want. Some home builders have a variety of styles and price ranges, while others may focus on specific styles or work in a much higher price range. Similarly, if you’re interested in a particular style, choose a builder with experience building multiple homes in that style.

When you find a builder you’re interested in, be sure to tour the model homes and even customer homes, if possible. Touring the homes gives you a real understanding of the finished product and quality, particularly if you can view a customer’s home. Don’t look just at the finishing, but look closely at the materials and workmanship to make sure they’re solid quality.

Builders of new homes in Birmingham AL should be licensed and insured according to state requirements and it’s a good sign if they’re a member of the local home builder’s association. This not only shows their experience and involvement in the community, but creates a strong sense of trust. Additionally, you should look for builders that offer a good warranty and service under that warranty. New homes have the benefit of fewer maintenance and repair issues, but should something go wrong, you want to be covered and have quick repair service.

Finally, check referrals as well as any word-of-mouth recommendations you can find. Hearing from actual customers can give you a real sense of just how closely a home builder works with clients. Don’t forget to check the resale value on the builder’s older homes. Although markets fluctuate, if a builder’s homes generally maintain or increase in value, that’s a positive sign.

Scotch Homes is a second-generation home builder of unique homes with a full 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty. They work closely with clients to meet their needs and the glowing praise they receive in return shows just how serious they take their work. Contact them today to learn more about the kind of home they can build for you.


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