A builder can be used for home remodeling, home improvement projects, gut rehabs and new construction. The best way to get a good builder is to get referrals from people the builder has worked with before, friends or other people you trust. Learn more about hiring a builder and what recourse you can take if the job doesn’t go smoothly.
A home buyer says he recently bought a home and the builder has not followed through on a home inspection or repair requests. The buyer is experiencing buyer's remorse because of the builder's bad behavior. The builder may be going under due to the economic climate and unable to provide the warranty that was in the contracts.
When you're designing your home you should design the garden at the same time. Architect Sarah Susanka talks about the interplay between home and garden. Often people consider home and garden separately but they should be treated as one unit.
A lien waiver is a legal form that builders and suppliers fill out indicating that they have been paid in full from a job and that they waive any right against the property they worked on or delivered materials to. If building a home, you should make sure you get the lien waiver from the supplier before you pay him or her, or in exchange for the check, so you have some protection.
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In a slow housing market or real estate recession, you need to be careful with new construction. If you are already seeing warning signs like the developer has put construction on hold, or only a fraction of the development has been completed, you might want to rethink your purchase. If the builder is having problems, there are no guarantees that the plans for the neighborhood will ever come true.