The home buying process should begin with questions. Ask about all the things that are important to you, both about the house and about the buying process. Here are a few important questions to get you started:
What is a Custom Home Builder?
Custom home builders build one-of-a-kind homes, each one usually designed and built specifically for a customer who may or may not already own the lot. The custom building process allows for flexibility, within the limits of the design and municipal regulations.
Is the builder a member of a home warranty program?
Warranty programs provide additional protection for the home buyer's investment and that the builder will stand behind your home. Ask the builder to explain the details of the warranty and after sale service they provide.
Is the builder a member of the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA)?
Membership in the Association is an indication of a builder's commitment to the industry, to the success of their own company and, ultimately, to their customers. Members agree to a Code of Ethics that calls for fair and honest dealings with consumers.
How long will it take to build my home?
The time required to build a new home can vary considerably, depending on development of the land, size and design of the home and a number of other factors. You should be provided with a detailed schedule of events and milestones, so you'll know exactly what to expect and when.
May I make changes to the design?
Custom building a home allows you to modify your chosen plan to suit your own needs and desires. Legacy Homes is here to help you with your design and welcomes opportunities to discuss changes to accommodate your personal preferences.
May I visit the construction site to watch the progress of my home?
The most exciting aspect of building a new home is seeing your home become a reality. Ask Legacy Homes about the company's policy on site visits and how to make arrangements.