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Finding a Building Company as a New Home Buyer

PUBLISHED: May 28, 2015

When you’re looking to build a new home, we know that it can be difficult for new home builders to locate a professional home construction company. There are many facets to a construction company and there are a few key components that you’ll want to think about when looking to hire a company. 

Think about the following before you sign on the dotted line with a home builder:

1. Is the new home builder capable of handling specific features that you’re after?

When you’re building a home from scratch, you’re likely doing so because you want specific features, assets and characteristics within your home that you're not as likely to find when purchasing an existing home.

From special exteriors, waterproofing elements, flexible floor plans, vaulted ceilings, garage door openers, lighting, fireplaces and many more, make sure that your home builder in Brisbane can handle everything you desire in your new home.

2. Is the builder fully licensed?

License requirements will vary from state to state, but all construction companies should have some type of license that shows they have the necessary skills and rights to construct your home. If the construction company does not have a license, you may be the one at fault if someone gets hurt on your new property during the construction. Always ask to see the proper documents BEFORE signing a contract. 

3. Does the company offer full financing of their services?

Many reputable and successful home construction companies have an array of payment options that allow new home buyers the flexibility to pay in different methods. In addition, many building companies now try to streamline the entire application process so that you will know if you’ve been approved within a day or less.

4. Is the building company clear and upfront about their fees and costs?

As new home builders, you want to make sure that you’re not jumping in with a company that has a list of hidden fees and costs. Ask the building company for every single fee or cost that you might accrue as a result of working with them.

A better option is to get in writing the final and only cost you will pay for the entire duration of the construction process. In most instances, there will be a buffer amount included as well, to allow for any issues that might arise during the building process. This is standard practice but should be documented. 

5. How do I find local building companies?

When you have a pretty good idea of what kind of home you want, you can begin searching for a building company in your area. A simple online search will help you locate all of the companies that can build in your area.

Once you have a list of a few building companies, start comparing them against one another. Call each one and ask questions to get a feel of how well they will work with you. 

If you are looking for a new home builder and still have a lot of questions, just give us a call today! We’ll answer any questions that you have and can help you through the entire process of constructing a home from the

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