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Choosing a Home Builder

  This is an individual that you are going to work with for many months; so compatibility is a must, which can easily be determined during the interviewing process. Get references and tour some of the previous house plans that the home building contractor has completed, and visit with some of these individuals. If they are satisfied a couple of years later, then the home  builder has done a good job.


   Some home builders charge a percentage of the project cost. This fee typically ranges from 10% to 20%. Some builders prefer to give you a finished, set price. If a builder is charging a set price to construct your home, he doesn't have to show you the various itemized estimates. He isn't required to show you his margin of profit.

   When competition is stiff, some home home builders will be tempted to under bid to get a project, and expect you to pay the additional cost over runs. You'll find a clause in every builder's contract, and the home builders that don't have this clause in their contract will often disappear before your project is complete if the budget runs over.

Make certain that your home builder has your project properly insured.


   The ultimate goal for the ambitious home builder is to build spec (building the structure and speculating its sale after completion) homes. Although it can be somewhat risky, it is much more lucrative. If he spends $100,000 to build and manages to get the finished product appraised at $150,000, then he makes a great deal beyond the standard percentage or fee.  I have had builder client’s profit 100% from these spec sales. If you think about it, wholesale price is typically marked up 50% to 100% for retail. Keep this in mind as your builder is pricing out your project.

  Some home builders willing to take a project for a percentage of time and material are young and don't have the experience or the financing to home build on their own, but they make up for these shortcomings with a great deal of energy and enthusiasm; very affordable.

Have an attorney look over the contract that the home builder of your choice presents before signing; Feel free to negotiate terms and conditions, and most importantly the price.



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