April 2019 - SEDA New Homes

Top Questions To Ask Your New Home Builder

April 29th, 2019

questions to ask a home builder

You can picture your dream home, everything from the design of your kitchen to the perfect master bathroom. But how do you find the local home builder that can turn your vision into reality? With so many new home builders available, it can be tough to narrow down your choices and find the right company that will make your home-building process a smooth and enjoyable journey.

Building a house is a big undertaking and one of the biggest investments people will make in their lives. Asking your local home builder some key questions will ensure that you learn as much about them as you can and get the crucial answers that are important to you and your family. This will give you confidence in making your decision on the right fit for your project.

Get To Know Your Local Home Builder

Taking the time to dig deeper and ask the following questions will help you understand your builder, the processes and steps along the way, decisions you’ll have to make, and what you can expect when your new home is finished.

1. How many years have you been in business as a builder? How many new homes have you built?

True professionals rely on years of experience and perfect their operations with each and every new home build. Stick with a builder who has been specializing in new home construction for a long time. This will give you confidence that they know their way around regulations, inspections, and the processes that only come with the experience from building new homes.

2. Are you licensed and insured?

It is imperative to only work with a builder that is licensed and insured. This protects you as the homeowner in the event that anything should happen during the process.

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Buying a Home vs. Renting

April 17th, 2019

renting vs buying a home

You’ve made the exciting decision to move to a new home. But, do you rent or buy? This is a question many people face. Depending on your current circumstance, each can have its own pros and cons. If you buy a home there is also the option of working with a new home builder. Then, you have the ability to design and build the perfect home for you and your family. Ultimately, the decision rests on several variables that should all be considered – factors that include your budget, future plans and goals, and the current real estate market.

Many young people at the beginning of their independent lives are hesitant about the upfront costs of buying a home as well as not having the flexibility that renting offers. Many people who are further in their careers and have started a family are looking for the long term stability and equity that building or buying a home can offer. On the other end of the spectrum, those who are nearing retirement are often looking for the flexibility that downsizing and renting a smaller home or condo can offer. Regardless of the big-picture factors that affect homeownership rates, deciding whether to purchase a home or rent is a very personal choice that requires careful and informed consideration.

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits and drawbacks of both buying a home and renting a home. Evaluating the pros and cons of both can help you confidently make an informed decision that will be beneficial for you and your family in the long run.

Advantages Of Buying A Home

Even after the initial upfront costs of buying a home are considered, this can be a very wise and profitable decision in the long run for many people.

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