According to the National Association of Home Builders, you should shop for your builder as carefully as you shop for your home. In order to choose the right home builder for your dream home, you must first be clear on what kind of house you are dreaming of. Then, once you have thought about the type of house you want, you can create a list of potential builders. Next, you will want to contact your local Home Builders’ Association (HBA) to obtain a list of builders who build the type of home you’re looking for in your price range. (You can find your local HBA here.)
Whether you are buying a condo, a townhouse, a house in a subdivision, or a custom-built house, you want to know that you are buying a good quality home from a reputable builder. Local real estate agents may also be able to help you in your search, or you can ask friends, relatives, or coworkers for their recommendations. Ask about builders they have dealt with directly, or ask them for names of acquaintances who have recently had a good experience with a builder.
Once you have built your list, it’s time to interview potential home builders until you find the one that you want to work with. The National Association of Home Builders has a list of important questions you will want to ask the builders you interview.
Don’t take a builder’s word for it; visit their recently built homes on a Saturday morning when home owners are outside doing chores. Introduce yourself and let them know you are considering buying a home from the builder who built theirs. These people are your potential neighbors, and they will be candid about the builder and the neighborhood. Talk to several owners, and listen for common themes. The more people you talk with, the more accurate an impression of a builder and the subdivision you are likely to get. If you have school age children, talk to other parents of similar age children about the local schools. You can learn a lot from the people who live in a community you are considering as your future home.
If you decide to build a custom home, we at Jayden Homes would love to help you design a home that is truly yours. We start by helping you choose a floor plan that meets your needs, and allow you to pick out your home’s fixtures, colors, and other essentials so that your new home in Colorado Springs is ultimately your dream home come true.
We have been making dreams come true since 1988, and providing our clients with individual homes that reflect their own personal style. Contact us today at (719) 535-9030 or (719) 499-4400, and let us help make your dream home a reality that you and your family will enjoy for years to come.