Choosing a home builder is a big deal. You want to make sure that you are entrusting your hopes and dreams to the right company. To help you make the right decision, here are the five key questions to ask a home builder before you enter into a contract with them.

Are you licensed?
This is the most important question to ask. Home builders are required to be licensed with state and federal boards to ensure that they are fully qualified to build the type of home they say they can. The potential home builder must be licensed and be able to show you proof of it.

Are you insured?
The home builder must be insured. What’s more, they should make sure that anyone who works on a job with them is also insured. If the home builder is not insured and problems crop up during construction, you could end up paying more — or even worse, possibly losing your home.

Can I speak to homeowners that you have already built homes for?
This is important because nothing will give you a better feel for the home builder than talking to people who have already been through the process with them. If the home builder is hesitant to give you names and numbers, find another one who will do so easily and willingly.

When will the project be finished?
You need to have a clear idea of when your home is going to be finished. The home builder should give you a schedule of when the different stages of the building process will be completed.

How much will it cost?
The price might not be the most important thing you are considering, but it’s still an important aspect of any home building project. The home builder should be able to give you a realistic estimate of the cost. When the time is right, the costs should be clearly outlined in the home building contract so that you don’t get stuck with hidden fees and extra costs at the end of the process.

To learn more about Oz Custom Home Builders or our home building process, or to ask any questions, call us at (803) 242-0050. You may also contact us through the form on this page. We look forward to hearing from you.