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What to Consider When Choosing a Home Builder

May 14, 2023
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Choosing to build your own home is a momentous decision, as this is your opportunity to build your dream home. Naturally, you want to work with a builder who can make your dream a reality. Fortunately, if you’re looking for home builders in Washington state, Garrette Custom Homes is just the builder you need. We work closely with you throughout the process to ensure your dream home doesn’t become a nightmare. Still, when searching for a home builder, here are some important things to keep in mind.

First, you need to know where you want to build. Location truly does matter. We offer lots within outstanding communities, but we also build on your own lot if you prefer. If you’re looking for a lot, think about where you want to live, how close you want to be to major cities, the kind of neighborhood you want, and the proximity to daily needs and workplaces. There’s no correct answer, just what best fits your lifestyle.

When meeting with potential builders, it’s important to have a clear budget. It also helps the builders and their architects if you have an idea of what you want and need in a home. We offer a range of floor plans, which can serve as a helpful starting place. Know how many bedrooms you need, if you want a separate dining room, if you want a dedicated home office, and if you want flex rooms that can adapt to your lifestyle over the years as your needs and interests change. Our floor plans offer this kind of flexibility, making it easier for you to choose.

As well as being able to answer the builder’s questions about what you want,  you should also have questions for the builder.  Ask if they are licensed and insured, ask about warranties, turnaround time, and even testimonials. Builders should be happy to answer your questions at every step of the process. We love to answer your questions, because it gives us the information we need to help build your ideal home.

What you may notice throughout all of this is the importance of communication. You want a builder who communicates with you, who is upfront about all costs, schedules, building practices and more. Likewise, it’s important for our clients to have ideas already in mind that they can communicate so that we can help create your ideal home more easily. All of this means that you want one of the home builders in Washington state who you feel you can communicate with easily. At Garrette Custom Homes, we believe communication is key throughout the entire process and we do our best to help you understand each step. Our goal aligns with yours in the aim of building a home that is truly your dream home, so contact us today to get started!

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