Home building can seem like a daunting task, especially without the proper guidance. So it’s best to seek out the counsel of quality home builders in your area in order to get the best bang for your buck.
But how are you supposed to know who to trust in today’s world? It’s difficult, but here are some of the pertinent question you should be asking your home building team that could clear up important points:
Ask if they have a design center. If you’re the type of person that likes to compare makes, models and prices of various household equipment, like table tops, cabinets, flooring, roofing, it’s in your best interest that your home builders have a design center so you don’t get ripped off.
Experience, experience, experience. This is the name of the game in the housing community. You want to make sure the team that’s building your house has plenty of experience to back up their product. Home improvement experience is not enough. You want home building experience. Sometimes, a newcomer can get the job done right, but why take that chance when you don’t have to? Figure out how many years they’ve been in the area- community experience is a great tool to have since they might know the local real estate policies (and maybe some loopholes) better than anyone else. Additionally, look at a few testimonials. There’s not a better determining factor in the quality of a firm than personal reviews- they can make or break a business.
Ask about energy saving appliances and insulation. Even if you’re not the most eco-friendly person on the planet, it’s still important that you save money where you can so you can spend it where you want. It might not manifest itself in a magnificent home with solar shingles or solar panels, but figuring out what appliances to use, which windows and which insulation fits your needs and budget could save you some serious money in the long run.
Ask to see a finished product. If it is not occupied, have a look inside.
Finally, ask who’s in charge of every aspect of your home’s building process. There might be a financial expert, a construction manager, and an architectural specialist. It will help you tremendously to know who to contact when you have specific questions- it would make no sense to ask the architect how the finances will work and what warranty packages they offer. Take the time to get to know everybody who’ll work on your home in any way.
The custom home builders at Campbell Garrett have over 125 combined years of service in the greater Houston area and continue to provide cost effective, quality homes to the community with rave reviews. Plus, a unique six step home buying process, including an eye popping design center and consultations with each sector of your home building experience (architect, designers, financial consultants, etc.), set them apart from any other custom home building company in the Houston area. So if you’re considering a custom home, look no further than Campbell Garrett.
For more information on custom home building and/or Campbell Garrett, please visit www.campbellgarrett.com or call 713-927-2879
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