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Published On : 07-03-2004
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When choosing a builder, determine in what he specializes.  Is his main focus quality, speed or price?  If he focuses too much on price or speed the quality will take a hit.  If you really want your home done extra quickly you will pay more and the quality will not be as high.  I am sure you also know of a builder who has a good reputation for great quality.  This builder is probably taking advantage of his clients because of his reputation.  You will notice this when he bids your home plans, because his will be the highest bid by far.  A good quality builder is worth some extra, but how much more?  If you specify everything that is to be in your home, the quality guy isn't going to build it out of gold, just charge like he did.  A home should take 4-6 months to complete.  There are some builders who promise that they can have your home done much quicker.  It can be done, but don't lock your mortgage rate just yet.  Chances are it will take longer than he told you.  My advice is to find the middle of the road builder.  Look at all of the bids and ask lots of questions about their company.  Look at their homes and pay special attention to details like their concrete work, finish work, and paint work.  Most builders are capable of doing great work, but will they do it for you?  In my next blog I will talk about ways to increase the likelyhood that they will.

Happy home plan hunting.

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