Know What To Ask

  • What are the Standard Construction Specifications for the home? (Get a list)
  • What does the home builder include in their base price?
  • Are there any additional fees for modifying or drawing your own floor plan?
  • Does the home builder offer a complete “Turn Key” construction package? If so, what does it include, or do you have to find your own sub- contractors?
  • How is the hiring of the sub-contractors for the construction process handled? Are they drawn from a core base of contractors (some builders randomly select sub-contractors based on the area in which they are building)? How long have the sub-contractors been with the builder?
  • Does the home builder employ a full time field supervisor?
  • Is the building site inspected for potential additional costs prior to signing a purchase agreement?
  • Is the home builder quoting you allowances or actual costs? (Example: lighting, cabinets, flooring)
  • Is there an additional delivery charge for the home?
  • Is there an additional charge for the crane used to place the home on the foundation?
  • Is there an additional charge for the house blueprints?
  • Is there an additional charge for the foundation blueprints?
  • Is trash removal included in the cost?
  • Are gutters included in the cost?
  • How is the carpet installation handled?
  • Is the home cleaned when construction is finished?
  • Is the service and warranty work handled by the company or by sub-contractors?
  • Is repairing drywall cracks included as part of the service warranty?
  • What is the efficiency rating of the standard heating system?
  • How much upfront or down payment cash is needed to receive blue-prints or to order the home?

Remember, the best buyer is an informed one!