10 Questions You Should Ask - Having Trouble Picking a Qualified Builder?

So you have listed your request for bids on Houzz, Home Advisors, Angie's List, Thumbtack, or any other of the scores of sites designed to connect you to a builder for your home project. Once the messages and calls start flooding in what should you do next? Surprisingly, the process to find a qualified builder is less a qualification interview than a process of attrition. How many half hour to three hour interviews are you prepared to sit through?

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Your Architect May Be the Biggest Obstacle to Your Project

If you decide to do the responsible and reasonable thing and hire an architect, you have put yourself into a position where the design determines your budget. Architects, by in large, have no building experience. They have no more than a rough per square foot idea what his design may cost to build.

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