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Why Choose Doorn BUilders

A new home is one of the biggest and most important purchases to make in your lifetime. Its important to make sure that you choose the right builder to make this purchase a success. Below are few tips on how to choose the correct builder. We're sure you will come to the conclusion that Doorn Builders is the right choice for you. If you would like to talk with a representative of Doorn Builders about the criteria below please feel free to contact us.

Do Your Homework
Once you have a list of builders, the best way to learn about the quality of their work is to visit homes they have built and talk with the owners.
Try to get a random sample of opinions. The more people you talk with, the more accurate an impression of a builder you are likely to get. Some questions you can ask include: Are you happy with your home? If you had any problems, were they fixed promptly and properly? Would you buy another home from this builder? At the very least, drive by and see if the homes are visually appealing.

Shop For Quality and Value

View new homes through home shows and open houses sponsored by builders. Model homes displayed in home shows are often furnished to give you ideas for using space. You may also ask a builder to see unfurnished homes.
When examining a new home, inspect the quality of the cabinetry, carpeting, trimwork, and paint. Get as many specifics as possible from the builder or representative. If you receive answers verbally rather than in writing, take notes.
Always keep value in mind when shopping. Just because a home is less expensive than another does not mean it is a better value. Likewise, a more expensive home does not automatically assure high quality.
Another important aspect of value is design quality. When you look at a home, determine whether it will suit your lifestyle. Is there enough living space? Are there enough bedrooms and bathrooms? What about storage space? Will you have room to accommodate special interests or hobbies-for example, a large kitchen if you enjoy cooking or a room for exercise or a home office? Think about the amount of upkeep required both indoors and out. Consider also the location of the property. Is it convenient to transportation, shopping, schools or other places of interest to you?

Ask Questions About Service

One important criterion for selecting a builder is the warranty provided on the home. Most builders offer some form of written warranty. Many builders back their own warranties on workmanship and materials, typically for one year. Other builders offer warranties backed by an insurance company. Ask to see a copy, and read the builder’s warranty to understand what protection you will have. Don’t wait to read it until after you move in and a problem arises. If you have any questions about coverage, ask the builder.