One of the advantages of making the move to Balmoral is the number of builders that make their home with us. Nineteen award-winning builders offer homes in our community. But with so many builders to choose from, how do you go about selecting one? Here are some tips for ensuring that you and your builder are a perfect match.
Research, Research, Research
Research potential builders before visiting their model homes. Doing so allows you to see floor plans ahead of time, find out what options are available and the price range you can expect. That helps you weed out builders that don’t fit your needs or budget. It also gives you a chance to see what former customers have to say about the building process and the quality of their finished homes.
Use a Realtor
Yes, you can use a Realtor while searching for your new build home. Realtors will listen to your wants and needs and then steer you toward the builders that offer the floor plans, pricing and options on your wish list.
Visit More Than the Model Homes
A model home is a 3D representation of what the builder offers. However, it is just one of perhaps half a dozen floor plans available. Ask the sales representative if the builder has inventory homes available. These move-in ready homes have been or are in the process of being built. Touring one or two will help you visualize what your new home might look like. It’s also an opportunity to check on the quality of the construction work.
Ask Lots of Questions
If you haven’t already done the research, now is the time to find out about a builder you are considering. Ask how long the builder has been in business, what features are standard and what are upgrades, what is the warranty, are energy-saving features built into the home, who will be overseeing the construction, what subcontractors are used, how long will it take to build your home and do they have testimonials from previous customers.
Meet Your Potential Neighbors
There is nothing wrong with talking to potential neighbors about their homes. Drive through the neighborhood and if you see people, stop and see if they will answer questions about their new home. Find out if their builder listened to their needs, if they’ve noticed any issues since they moved in and how quickly the builder corrected them, would they recommend their builder to family and friends and how easy the process was from start to finish.
Choose Your Builder
Balmoral builders include Anglia Homes, Ashton Woods, Castlerock Communities, Censeo Homes, Colina Homes, Darling Homes, D. R. Horton, Empire, Gehan Homes, Highland Homes, HistoryMaker Homes, K. Hovanian Homes, Lennar, Long Lake Ltd., Perry Homes, Shea Homes, Taylor Morrison, Trendmaker Homes and Westin Homes. Visit our community and our model homes and start the search for your builder and your new home.