Halloween Surprises: Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

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Why doing walk-throughs with your home builder can make or break your job!

New Alway Home to be built in the Breckenridge residential development, Bend, Oregon.

New Alway Home to be built in the Breckenridge residential development, Bend, Oregon.

This is it! You have a lot purchased and a plan drawn and you are ready to build your new home! Now, what can you do to make sure no Halloween Surprises catch you off guard?

1. Be serious about your budget. Money can be a sticky subject. And there’s no doubt that every job has at least one tiny surprise! But you can save yourself a lot of consternation by allocating correct amounts to each one of the line items. No guessing allowed.

2. Make walk-throughs a priority. Yes, it’s time out of your schedule—but it’s also your forever home. Make sure that you like where the electrician is placing your light switches, and which way the doors swing, and how high the bathroom mirrors hang.

3. Remember that change orders equal more money, almost every time. Yes, pre-planning a house is hard work, but last minute changes can wreak havoc on an entire schedule of work.

4. Don’t know what to do? Ask! Homebuilders have access to professionals in every trade. No matter what your question is, it can be answered by contacting the right people. No question is too small, or too big.

 

Happy Halloween!