My Home | Homeowner Tips: Choosing a Homebuilder

Do Your Homework Before Choosing Your Builder — Mayberry Homes

Use our checklist to help you select a builder to build your new home:

– Does the builder have a permanent business location and a good reputation with local banks and suppliers?

  • How long have they been in the building business?

It usually takes three to five years to establish a financially sound business. Will they be around after the construction is complete to service any warranties?

  • Does the builder have sufficient workers compensation and general liability insurance?

If not, you may be liable for any construction-related accidents on your premises.

  • Will the builder provide you with names of previous customers?

Ask them if they would hire the builder again.

  • Have you seen the builder’s work, both completed and in progress?

Check for quality of workmanship and materials.

  • Are you able to communicate with the builder?

Remember you will be in close contact with them throughout the construction process and afterward as you live in your new home.

  • Will the builder provide you with a complete and clearly written contract?

The contract will benefit both of you. Review it carefully.

  • Be cautious of unusually low-priced bids.

If the builder is unable to pay for the materials and labor as the project proceeds, this may indicate a potential problem.


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