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Marilee Poon

Texas Home Group, REALTORS

Welcome to The Woodlands, Texas!

To provide helpful information to people moving to or who are new to The Woodlands, Texas and to Houston. Move with Marilee!

Welcome to my hometown, The Woodlands, Texas and to the Houston area! If you are considering moving to the area, I would love to help you get familiar with this wonderful community.

Five Considerations When Choosing A Home Builder

August 7th, 2009

Thinking of Building Your Next Home?

The National Association of Home Builders suggests the following factors to consider when choosing a home builder:

1.  Reputation
Ask friends, family and coworkers who have built a new home if they are happy with their builder.  Ask builders for references and contact their past clients.  (I would also suggest driving through neighborhoods where the builder has built and asking former clients for their opinions or writing letters to their previous clients.  Check with the Better Business Bureau.)
2.    Area

Be sure the builder you choose is familiar with local building laws so you will not be hit with unexpected fees.  Check the liscence status of your builder and inquire to see about any prior complaints with the licensing entity or contractor's board.
3.  Type of Home
Be sure the builder specializes in the kind of home you want.  Check and see if there are styles and designs you like in other communities.  See if the builder has a model or a completed or nearly completed home for you to view.
4. Warranties
An advantage to buying a new build is that you will have warrantiews on certain construction anhd appliances.  Check and see if the builder guarantees beyond the standard warranties.  Most problems with new homes show up in the first year.  
5.  Financial Strength
You want a builder who has a stable business and who can sustain unforeseen conditions such as weather delays, increases in construction costs and future completions.  You want a builder who will be around for the long haul.

As an agent specializing in The Woodlands and Houston and as a native of the area (for generations!), I can help you with the process of researching builders and in choosing a community that will be the best fit for you, your family and your lifestyle.  You may contact me directly by e-mail anytime at as well as by my direct phone, 936-442-1699.  I am detailed in my research and enjoy the process. Cheers! Marilee

(Information obtained from The National Association of Realtors Guide To HomeBuying)

Disclaimer : The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Houston Association of REALTORS®
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