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.
After repeated fixes, a homeowner still has water problems in his basement. In some states, a homeowner may have a right to pursue an action against the builder, in others, the time in which you could have brought your case against the builder might have expired. In other states, the fact that the builder tried repeatedly to fix the water problem might be sufficient for a court to find the builder to be liable.
The annual show for the National Association of Home Builders showed that the latest trends in new construction are unique. One trend that came through loud and clear is that new home buyers aren't interested in cookie cutter construction. They're interested in features that give them the feeling they've stepped up from their last home. So new quiet doors that shut out the sound of your teenager's music habit, to more custom cabinetry, copper accents on windows and waterfalls that hang on the wall.
After buying a newly built home, a couple discovers many problems and has a missing builder. The local county commissioner will be a big help in getting the builder to make the repairs. If the builder is doing any new construction in the county, and if the commission finds a pattern of problems with the builder's homes, have the commissioner's office yank his building permits. That should put him in serious enough financial trouble to get his attention.
Thinking about buying a brand new home? With the fire-hot pace of home sales burning through developer's inventories, you may find it tough to buy the exact home you want at a price you can afford. Theinventory of model homes and speculative homes is dwindling, and that means prices could rise. One of the problems with raising prices is that fewer people will be able to afford to buy new construction, particularly first-time buyers.
Green real estate is about looking at environmental issues as opportunities to make better places for people. Green real estate is residential, commercial and industrial developments where preservation of nature and the environment has been a high priority.
Building a home? The National Home Builders Convention is the place to be if you are interested in home building and the real estate industry. It's where you'll find more home builders and more building supplies vendors - literally - than anywhere else in the world. The big findings at the show were stainless steel appliances, copper roofing, stone accessories, swimming fitness equipment and water filtration systems.