What to ask your home builder

Questions To Ask Your Home Builder

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Building a new home can be an overwhelming experience if you don’t choose the right home builder for your needs. You should thoroughly vet your potential builder before signing any paperwork and avoiding any potential headaches. Here are some important questions to ask before you jump in.

How many homes have you built and how long have you been building for?

Be sure to look up the houses that have been built and read as many reviews as you can…remember, quality is just as important as experience. If the builder has any current homes for sale, it would be worth your time to take a tour.  Some builders have model homes that you can tour also.

Are they licensed and insured? What type of warranty do they offer?

Being properly insured is a huge must. Accidents happen, which is why insurance is so important. If an accidents occurs on the job site, or any damage is caused to your home while it’s being built, be sure the cost of the damage is covered by the builder. Also be sure to ask about a warranty: Find out how long the warranty is good for and what it covers. You don’t want to move into your brand new home only to discover an issue and have to pay out of pocket for it.

What types of homes do they build?

Some builders only build the plans they have designed. Others will build custom homes based on your unique wants and needs. Be sure to ask about standard features included and find out about any upgrade options. If you have your heart set on something that they cannot provide, do not be afraid to search for other options.

Who will be the foreman on the job site?

The foreman is the person in charge of overseeing the project on a day-to-day basis. They will be there for every step of the construction to ensure it is done right. Whoever your point of contact is, it will be important that there is an open line of communication. Building your home is a huge commitment and you should feel as comfortable as possible.

How long will the construction take?

Planning for your new home leaves you with a lot to consider. Whether you need to sell your current home or end a lease agreement, an accurate timeline will be important to your planning. Keep in mind that issues can arise and sometimes projects can be stalled, so it will be important to maintain an open line of communication with the foreman.

How much access will you have to the job site during construction?

While we wouldn’t recommend hanging around the job site on a daily basis, you also shouldn’t feel unwelcome on site. You should always be aware of the building process and have an inspection period at key points during the construction.


Finding a great home builder will put you at ease during this sometimes daunting process. Finding a reliable builder will  make this entire ordeal exciting and painless. Contact us at Comerio Homes to see the types of home we can build for you.  913-270-7393

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