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Buying a House from a Builder

What to Think About When Buying a House from a Builder

When buying a house from a builder, you need to be aware of several key things to expect and look for, so that your interests are protected from the outset of the transaction.

Satisfaction and customer service are critical when buying a new house from a builder. This means that the builder should make each step in the building and buying process as simple as possible for you.

You should always be treated like a valued customer even after you move into your new home. Expect that your builder and/or sales staff associated with the purchase are knowledgeable, efficient, prompt, upfront and open. When buying a house from a builder, these are the basics you should expect. If you encounter problems early on, address them clearly and promptly.

When you first visit a model home or the sales office, the builder or the sales staff should provide you with critical information that you can take home.

This should include information about the area and the development in detail, including amenities, schools, shopping, transportation, features and who has purchased already.

They should also be interested in identifying your own housing needs. Once you are ready to purchase, buying a house from a builder should enable you to receive a clear explanation of the entire process.

An orientation tour should be provided to you when you take possession of the new home so that you can inspect it completely and the builder can explain how everything works.

It is important to understand what is covered by warranties, the time period under which items are covered by warranties and how to request service after the sale is complete.

You also should know what you can expect during the first year and have a schedule of checkups and contacts if necessary.

Do you need help determining your needs to buy a house from a builder? Our real estate lawyers can help.

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