What to Expect When Buying a New Home

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Buying a new home can be one of life’s most rewarding experiences, but can also be a time filled with questions. From touring model homes to moving in and getting settled, make sure you choose a builder willing to provide personal care every step of the way. It’s important that you walk away with both a home you love and a positive experience you’ll always remember.

FACT: Richmond American likes to prepare buyers for homeownership with follow-up service and home care and maintenance information.

What you should know up front is that every builder has a slightly different home process after you contract. There’s no manual everyone uses with steps to building a house and presenting it to the buyer. That being said, keeping communication open will be key. Don’t be afraid to ask what to expect and who you can contact with concerns or questions. After all, this is your dream home and you deserve nothing but the best customer service available.

Questions to ask about the home buying process

Will I receive regular updates on my home’s progress (if it’s not already complete)?

When is my final walk-through?

Who’s my go-to contact person when I have a question?

These are questions you can ask even before you contract on your dream home. And if you aren’t getting straight answers, beware! If your builder can’t answer these simple questions about the home buying process before they make the sale, what kind of service will they be able to provide down the road?

If you choose a dedicated builder like Richmond American, you’ll have an opportunity to meet team members who have overseen construction of your new home. Your Construction Superintendent and Sales Associate will give you a complete overview of your new home, answer your questions and prepare you for closing day.

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