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  • Writer's pictureTodd L. Dearth

Questions To Ask Your Austin Luxury Home Builder

Updated: Mar 9, 2021

Before you hire prospective builders, you must consider three things: location, the kind of home you want and the budget. Then think about the size, what your family needs and what your wish lists are. These are the practical matters, involving decisions on everything from how many bedrooms the house will have to whether to have a home office or additional garage.

The search of Austin luxury home builders should begin as soon as you have the idea of your home. Start by talking to your family and friends to get their recommendations or referrals. After finding the builders, ask the below questions to ensure their reliability.

How long have you been in business? Whether the builders have been in business for 3 or 30 years, they’re proud of their track record. They will tell you about their background, their experience, strengths, training and the qualities that set them apart from others. They’ll be honest with you about what they can do for you, when and for how much.

Are you insured and licensed? Home builders should be licensed and insured to ensure that they are fully qualified to build any type of home. If the home builder is not insured, you could end up paying more during construction. Can I visit your current work site? The work site offers many clues about the company and the quality of home builders. Have a conducted tour of a home under construction and a chance to meet their site crew. Can you give me references of past clients? Get the references and contact the past customers to find how satisfied they are with their new luxury home. Ask if their project was completed on budget and on time, what the builder like to work with and about the company’s services.

How do you handle changes? Most builders work with you diligently to create a detailed list of specifications for your house before they break ground. They also do have change order policies and procedures in place which they share with you before the building process.

What are your warranties? Make sure the warranty meets your requirements. It’s better if they offer a two year limited warranty and ten year major structural limited warranty.

What are your pricing details? No one likes to break their bank at the end of a project. Therefore, it is vital to check the pricing details. Also, ensure that everything has been agreed upon prior to building, so that they do not add additional expenses at the end of the project.

How often can I stop by the jobsite? Your builders will set up a regular schedule for you to visit the site because unscheduled visits can be dangerous depending on the work going on. Follow the schedule and have regular inspection.

Ask as many questions as you like and choose a builder you feel comfortable working with. Once you hire a contractor, make sure you read the contract thoroughly to avoid future issues.

The above process is tiresome, right! If yes, then I would recommend you to hire Dearth design, an award winning custom home designer and builder in Austin Texas. By hiring them, you can have a creative and unique luxury home that you have dreamed of.

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