If you've ever tried searching for a home builder you would have most likely been swamped with hundreds of company names, many of which you've never heard of before. Having such an extensive list of builders to choose from means the job of finding the right one may be a long, arduous task.
Before you throw the idea into the "too hard basket" and decide it's just easier to buy an established property, have a quick read through these tips to find the right home building specialist for you.
Tip #1: The very first thing you need to do, even before you start searching online for home builders, is to determine:
a.) How much can you afford to spend on a new house?
b.) What location do you want to live in OR where is your land located?
c.) Single or double storey?
Tip #2: If you have friends or colleagues that have recently built a home, ask them if they would recommend their builder and why or why not. You can also search online for reviews, however, there is no real way to know if the reviews are true and this is why it is always good to seek feedback from people you know.
Tip #3: When comparing designs and prices from one home builder to another, make sure you are comparing apples with apples. For example, each builder will have different standard specifications in regards to what is included in the total price. To get an accurate comparison, you need to ensure the builders' representative quotes on everything you want to include in the design because what you want and what the builder automatically includes are often two very different lists.