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You should only choose a builder who has experience in the area of construction that you are looking into, such as small homes or townhouses. Anyone can say that they are the best - it is a whole other thing to back up this statement with evidence in the form of testimonials from past clients and photos of past work. Do your research into the history of the builder before signing on the dotted line.
It can really help to narrow down your search according to location. This will avoid the frustrations of finding someone who is perfect for your project only to find that they don't even work in the area. When conducting online searches, try adding your suburb or city to the phrase 'new homebuilders' to see what kind of results you get. And always check the website for locations or preferred working area.
It sometimes seems that customer service is lacking in the construction industry. One of the final things that you should look for, is a builder who is able to offer you the best service before, during and after your project is complete. If you find a builder seems unwilling to communicate when you ask for a quote, you should expect that sort of attitude in your future dealings with them.
Building a brand new home can be intimidating enough, but when you're also a first home buyer the stresses and uncertainties can increase further - after all, you've never had to deal with builders before, nor have you experienced what it is like to be investing in something so huge. If this describes your current circumstances, we hope that this guide to new homebuilders will be exactly what you need to help you get through it in one piece.
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