Are You Planning to Build a New Home in Northville?

 
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It's moving season here in Northville! If you've been searching the area for homes, but are having no luck finding anything, building a home may be a really good option for you. Just the other day, I was sitting down with a good friend of mine, who happens to be a home builder here in the area, and he shared with me the questions that all buyers should ask their builder:
  • Can I see your personal home? Most of the big building companies here in town are going to have a model house you can see. However, if you're working with a custom home builder, their personal home is often their showpiece - something they want to show you.
  • How many homes have you built in the last 3-5 years? Find out whether the builder has been able to weather the storm of the recession. Now that things are going well in our economy, you want to work with a builder who has kept busy for the past 3 or so years.
  • Can I talk to your current and past clients? When talking to people who have worked with the builder in the past, you're trying to see if there are any disheartening trends with the builder. For example, are they no good with technology, or will they take forever to get back to you? Find out how others feel about them before diving in headfirst.
  • Are you licensed and insured with the state of Michigan? A lot of builders who have gone out of business and filed bankruptcy in the past may no longer be licensed with the state. Make sure that whoever you're working with has the proper documentation so that you're not at risk.

    These are some very basic questions you should ask your builder before you commit to anything. In fact, this is only Part I of the three part series on the building process. We want you to be armed with knowledge when you go into a new construction situation, and we think these videos will help!
    If you have any questions about new construction, or any real estate topic, don't hesitate to give us a call. We're here to be your real estate resource for the Northville area, and we would love to hear from you!

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