What to Expect Before, During, & After Your Build

If you’re considering or decided on a new construction home, there are a lot of things you have to understand. Figuring out what you want and need from your dream home, what goes on during the building process, and what happens after your dream home is built is a lot to comprehend, therefore it’s important to know exactly what to expect when building a new construction home. In order to make the process as stress free as possible here is what to expect before, during, and after your build.

Prior to the Build
The first thing you have to do is pick a trusted builder to work with. However, before the build you’ll want to ask both yourself and the builder a lot of questions. Ask yourself: How much square footage do you need and want? What kind of floorplan will work best for you? What kind of community do you want to live in? What can you afford? Are you approved of a loan? You’ll want to make sure you hammer out all of these details and more to make sure you can afford to make your dream home come to fruition. After that, you’ll work with your builder to choose a home site and than the building process will begin.

During the Build
There will be a lot going on during the build of your new construction home. Site preparation, laying foundation, framing the house, installation of heating and cooling units, plumbing lines, and electrical systems, laying flooring, painting, and installing fixtures and appliances are only a few of the things taking place. Towards the end of the build, the tiny details will be added to finalize the build of your home. Faucets and fixtures will be installed and your front yard will undergo a transformation. However, you don’t want to delay closing and change your mind last-minute on finishes. Therefore, you should make these decisions early in the process. Here at Judd we have our very own Design Studio to help you choose selections and options that meet your needs and personal design style. However, if you still want to find more inspiration check out some of these helpful resources.

  • Pinterest is perfect to find inspiration for you home design and to search for fun DIY projects to help with creating your personal home décor. Towards the beginning of the build, start pinning ideas/inspiration that will help you make decisions with your overall home design.
  • Better Homes and Gardens covers any a multitude of design projects that can help you in the process of planning your home design/décor. From gardening to furniture arrangement, you’ll find all the tips you need at Better Home and Gardens.
  • Houzz is super helpful when it comes to your design needs. This site helps you connect with designers and professionals, while providing great visuals and advice about home decorating. The site even shows you where you can buy certain items if you’ve fallen in love with a piece! 

After the Build
Finally, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for! After the build, you’ll be able to move in to your dream home! This is the best moment in the process however, there are still a couple of things to take care of before you formally close and move in. Once your home is complete make sure to do a “walk through.” Allow yourself to become settled in and accustomed to your new home and thoroughly examine all of its components. Take note of your home’s current features and think about potential add-ons you personally might want to include later. Also, even later down the line after closing on your new home submit a year-end warranty claim with your builder if necessary.

Looking for a builder to build a new construction home? Check out Judd Builders! We have plenty of spectacular communities that fit the modern family’s needs, constructed in sought-after neighborhoods. For more information feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you have!

What Makes a Great Builder

If you’re looking to build a new house, you’re obviously searching for a great home builder. But how do you know if you’re working with the right builder? Like any big purchase, you’ll want to do some research before you build your new home. There are a lot of important things to look for and ask when deciding to work with a home builder, especially one that excels in all areas like Judd Builders. So here are four things to look for when choosing a great builder.

Reputation
This seems rather commonplace to take into a consideration, but a home builder’s reputation is important when you look for a great builder. A good reputation is key to a great builder so you know you’ll love your home for years to come. You’ll want to keep your eyes out for positive reviews from past buyers or news stories about the builder before you make your decision.

Has a Strong Family and Community Ties
Like having a reputation, a great builder should also have strong family and community ties. You want to work with a builder that cares about you and your family and the community that they are creating. A builder that has strong community ties will be invested in building your home and making you feel part of the community, while also building a lasting relationship. So when you are looking for a great builder don’t look past their strong family and community ties.

Superior Service
A great builder should also provide superior service. Not only do you want your dream home to be properly built, but you want a home builder that provides the best service for you. Do they inform you of what’s going on before, during, and after the build? Are they available to talk and answer your questions when you call? Make sure to look into the builders’ service before deciding who you want to build your home.

Quality Work
A great home builder will deliver quality work. You should be able to place trust in your builder and have the security of knowing they will help build your dream house. Not only do you want a builder with quality work, but you’ll want to work with a builder that uses quality materials as well. This is your future house; the design and construction of it should reflect the needs of you and your family. Never settle for anything less when working with a builder. Instead look for a home builder that is committed to delivering the quality that makes a house a home.

If you’re considering building with a great builder with these qualifications look no further. Take some of the legwork out of your search and consider working with Judd Builders. Along with a great reputation, family and community ties, superior service, and quality work we also have the experience. We’ve been in business for 50 years and counting and it’s our goal to build your dream home. If you have any further questions or would like to know more feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you!