When you’re thinking about buying a new home, selecting the right home builder is a key step in creating the home of your dreams. You should feel comfortable asking a potential home builder every question that you think is important.
Besides the questions of “How much does it cost?” and “When can we move in?” here are some other questions you should ask:
Will the builder give you references of recent buyers?
Does the builder have a financing plan established?
Are there options in the floor plan — for example, can a basement or deck be added?
Can a room such as the basement be left unfinished?
How much “customizing” can be done versus standard features?
Can appliances be up- or down-graded?
Are there any additional fees relating to the home or development?
Will there be a homeowners’ association? If so, what will the dues cost and what do they cover?