Building A Home and Choosing a Builder:
August 5, 2014
Six Steps for Your Next Home:Step 1. Start With a Vision. Think about the spaces you want to create for children, your guests, or your parents.
Step 2. Find your location. Visit your favorite neighborhoods, attend open houses, interview realtors, and evaluate site characteristics (is the property on a hill with trees? are utilities available? is it in the Historic District?). Probably most importantly, take a tour of the general area of where you want to buy property. Go with someone who knows the area well.
Step 3. Keep a Record. Buy a “special" notebook and take photos and keep notes of what you like and what you don’t like.
Step 4. Budget Considerations. Allow yourself as much as you can possibly spend on your home. You will not regret it.
Step 5. Find your Architect. Confirm his or her credentials and get references. Look at examples of their work.
Step 6. Find your Builder. Choosing a builder is Quick read more or view full article your most important step. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to determine if you’ve chosen the right one:
- Reputation: Look for an established builder with extensive client list
- Area of operations: Choose a builder who is familiar with the area
- Type of home: Select a builder who has experience with the type of home you want to build
- Compatibility: Building a home is a highly personal and emotional experience. You will need to feel comfortable with your builder.
- Warranty: The builder should be willing to offer you a comprehensive written warranty on your home.
- Financial Stability: Some builders run their business better than others. Make sure your builder is financially stable, and is able to secure top subcontractors and suppliers.
"Crested Butte Builders will simplify the steps in designing and building your home. Our team is intuitive, creative, pro-active and knowledgeable. We have the experience behind us and we have a long list of references. Please give us the opportunity to transform your dream into reality." ~Johnny Biggers Read Less
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