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Are you building or remodeling a home and looking for tips on how to select the right builder or contractor? We love these 10 steps from NewHomeSource to help you get started!

  1. Define your needs. What size, type and price range of home do you need?
  2. Experience counts. While every builder was once a new builder, experience matters.
  3. Are past buyers satisfied? Ask for – and check – references from past clients.
  4. Verify the builder is licensed (where required) and adequately insured.
  5. Is there a design fit? Does this builder have expertise in the style of home you seek? Have they worked with interior designers in the past?
  6. Warranty and service. How does this builder stack up for each?
  7. Resale value. Have past homes from this builder maintained or increased value?
  8. Industry involvement. Is the builder a member of the local Home Builder’s Association?
  9. Tour model homes or customer homes. There’s absolutely no substitute for this step
  10. Look for signs of quality. Look for quality in workmanship, materials and practices when you tour homes to see firsthand that the quality matches your expectations.

For more details on how to help ensure you find a quality builder or contractor who’s a good match for your new build, click here.

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