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Questions to ask a custom home builder

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Once you have selected a custom home builder, there are some questions you should ask to ensure they are the right builder for the job. When you have luxury home plans made, you want to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible and your custom builder is trustworthy and capable. 

There are a number of questions you can ask your custom home builder so you feel confident and certain about the work they are going to complete. Here are some questions we recommend you ask: 

Can I have a detailed quote? 

The last thing you want is to be surprised with unexpected costs. Ask your custom home builder for a detailed breakdown so you can keep a track of costs and budget throughout your project. 

What is included and what’s not? 

This question ties in with your detailed quote. You need to establish what is included in the quote throughout the work and what extras are not. 

What insurance do you have? 

Reputable builders should have insurance to cover you if anything goes wrong during the work. They should be able to provide proof and details of their policy so you can be confident you are protected if the worse was to happen. 

Are you a member of a trade association? 

Find out if your builder is a member of a trade association and call the association to double check. This will give you peace of mind that your builder works in the correct conditions and to certain standards. 

Can I have a contract? 

A verbal contract before starting building work is not ideal. A signed contract can set out terms and conditions as well as quotes and responsibilities. Contracts protect not only you but the builder too. 

Do you use contractors? 

Find out if your builder uses other contractors and how often a site manager will visit your project to ensure everything is running smoothly. 

These are some questions you may want to ask your custom home builder alongside anything else about how they work, schedules, materials etc. It’s important to feel comfortable with your builder, so you can approach them at any time with questions, queries or concerns. 

 

Buying a New Construction Home? Here’s What You Need to Know

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There are several advantages in looking at new construction homes, not the least of which is hopefully bypassing  the maintenance and refurbishment issues that come with older properties. 

At Miraval, a custom home builder that believes in covering all the bases for our buyers, we’re providing a location and property that ticks all the right boxes. 

One thing you need to look at when buying a modern home is how a new construction business includes its features. Are they standard or do they come at a premium price? On our Mesa Verde site, all our properties come with modern interiors and the amenities you expect from a premium builder. 

Even if you’re buying a brand new property, you’ll want to get the best price from a custom home builder. It’s a good idea to check if they offer special deals or incentives if you, for example, using a certain title company or lender. 

Another avenue you will want to explore carefully is the warranty that comes with new construction homes. The last thing you want is the warranty running out when you most need it or not really covering what you thought it did. Checking over the conditions and what the warranty applies to in the home is important. 

You will also want to understand how the community is going to develop around you. At Miraval, it’s not just about building beautiful homes, we’re also focused on creating an exclusive community that means something to the people who live there. 

When you’re looking at an area with new construction homes, keeping these things in mind is important. At Miraval’s Mesa Verde, we combine modern construction with timeless design, bringing together all the amenities you could wish for. Mix that with our exclusive community and the perfect location, and you have a custom home that fulfills all your dreams. 

Contact us today to find out more.