Anyone interested in buying a new home wants
to find a quality house built by a
professional. While professionalism may mean
different things to different people,
generally there are guiding principles by
which home building professionals conduct
business. Look for these qualities in any
home builder you choose to build your dream
Building professionals believe that
homes should be well designed, well
constructed and well located in
attractive communities with accessible
educational, recreational, religious and
feel a strong responsibility to their
customers and their community.
Honesty is their guiding business
policy, and they believe in dealing
fairly with their customers, employees,
subcontractors and suppliers.
try to build high standards of health,
safety and sanitation into every home.
An important indicator of professionalism is
whether or not the builder or remodeling
contractor belongs to a home builder
association or other professional
organization. Becoming a dues paying member
of a building industry association typically
means that a builder is an established
member of the community. Builder
associations encourage their members to
research and develop new materials, building
techniques and equipment, and improve
methods of home financing so that home
buyers receive the greatest possible value
for their money.
Home builder associations and their members
care about their industry and building a
quality product that will serve the
homeowner and community for years to come.
The quality of a new home will in large
measure be determined by the skill of the
building professional who constructs it. You
should evaluate your builder as carefully as
you would select the options and features of
your new home. When you buy a new home, you
are purchasing more than just a
structure—you are buying a package of
services, and the quality of those services
will have an important effect on your
enjoyment of the house.
You will communicate frequently with your
builder during and after the construction
process, so choose a builder with whom you
will feel comfortable working and you feel
best understands your needs.
One of the best ways to find out about the
professionalism of a builder is to ask
previous customers. Visit some of the
builder’s previous communities and ask
homeowners about their experiences. By doing
your homework, you will be able to shop for
a home with a sense of confidence and the
knowledge that will help you to make the
correct decision for your family.
For many people, buying a new home will be
the single largest purchase you’ll ever
make. Make sure that you protect that
investment by buying your dream home from a
qualified professional builder.
Despite the turmoil in mortgage lending, if
you have good credit, a job and steady
income, you will find there is still plenty
of mortgage credit at good rates. For
well-qualified buyers, rates are running at
near historical lows.
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