Buying a new home can be an intimidating process. You’re leaving the familiarity of your current home and entering the world of home ownership. You’ll want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your new home. To get the most out of your new home, you should ask your builder questions. As a builder, you’ll want to prepare for these inquiries. That’s where this checklist can help. It has 20 questions you should ask your builder to make sure you’re getting the most for your money. Check it out to see if it can help you out during the home buying process.
What is the home construction process?
Construction can be a long and complicated process. From start to finish, you could be waiting up to a year for your new home. The good news is that most home builders today have shortened construction periods. You may be in a hurry to get into your new home. This is why it’s so important to know the home construction process. You’ll have to wait for your home to be fully built and inspected. Then you can move in. This is true for both new homes and renovating an existing home.
What are your home construction hours?
While you’re waiting for your home to be built, you’ll want to make sure you know when you can expect it to be completed. This will help you plan around other obligations. When was the last time you didn’t have to work while someone else was renovating your home? Of course, you don’t want to spend your weekends working around the house renovations. Luckily, most home builders offer regular construction updates online. These updates will let you know when you can expect your home to be completed.
Can you provide weekly updates on the home’s progress?
As a homeowner, you’ll want to make sure you’re kept in the loop while your home is under construction. You can expect your builder to provide you with weekly updates on the construction process. However, don’t be surprised if they don’t provide you with a construction schedule. Home builders aren’t required to provide you with a construction schedule. This may be because they’re renovating an existing home. In this case, they could be updating the kitchen, instead of building a new one. If this is the case, don’t worry. You can still keep track of the renovations on a map.
Who will I be living with while I’m under construction?
You’ll want to make sure you know who you’ll be living with while you’re under construction. This will help you plan around any issues that might arise. If you have children, you’ll want to make sure they’re aware of any renovations taking place at your home. You don’t want any accidents during construction! If you don’t have children, you can still prepare them for the changes in your home. You can let them know they can’t play with toys in your kitchen during renovations. This is because they could get messy while they’re playing with construction toys. You can also let them know they can’t wander into the unfinished room while you’re working.
What is your warranty?
Every homeowner wants to make sure they’re covered if something were to go wrong. Make sure you know what your warranty covers. This goes for both defects in the home’s construction and defects in the materials used. Most home builders offer a 1-year warranty on their work. However, there may be additional coverage you want. You’ll want to make sure you have this information in writing before you move in. If something were to go wrong during your construction, you’d need proof of purchase. This is where having this information in writing can help. You can use this warranty to track down your original purchase if needed.
If we sell within a set period of time, what is your seller penalty policy?
We’ve already discussed the importance of having this information in writing. However, there may be other circumstances where you want to make sure you’re covered. For example, if you sell your house before its completion. Most home builders offer some type of seller penalty policy. This is to protect both the home builder and the homeowner. The home builder doesn’t want to finish your home and find out you’ve decided to sell. The home warranty might not be enough, and the home builder wants to protect themselves. The home builder wants to make sure they get paid, even if you’re selling before the home is completed!
Can you set up a time to meet with my family and I to answer any questions we may have about the home and home warranty?
As a homeowner, you’ll want to make sure you have a sit-down with your builder. You should set up a meeting to go over any questions or concerns you and your family might have. You’ll want to make sure those concerns are addressed, and your questions are answered. You may even want to have a separate meeting just with your builder. This is so you can air out any issues you have with the home. If you have a smaller issue, such as a vent or light switch, it may not be appropriate to bring it up in front of your other family members during the home tour.
Construction can be a long and complicated process. That’s why it’s so important to ask your builder questions. From what you can expect while under construction to who you’ll be living with while it’s happening, these questions will help you get the most out of your new home.