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What Every New Home Buyer Should Know

October 2, 2017

You have decided to build a new home … so now what? With such a large selection of new home builders in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, today’s buyers have plenty of options. So how do you know which homebuilder to trust? Before you sign anything, ask a few simple questions:

  • Are you licensed with the State of Maryland Home Builder Registration Unit? All homebuilders in Maryland are required to be registered. If your builder is not, we’d suggest finding another builder. Search the state database by clicking here.

  • What types of warranties to do you offer? With any new home, you will want to have at least a one-year warranty, where the builder basically covers anything that needs to be fixed. Ameri-Star Homes offers fully transferable warranties (one, two, and ten year). Our warranty on structural defects to load bearing portions of the home is a fabulous blanket of security to new homebuyers.

  • How flexible is the design of the home? You want your new home to accommodate your needs and your budget. Look for a builder who allows flexibility, not one who is going to hold you to a cookie-cutter design. We offer a number of flexible home styles and floor plans – your new home really can be your dream home.

  • Are design changes permitted? Once the house is built, it can be very costly to modify the design. Find out if the builder allows changes and if there is a change order fee. It’s important to be realistic about making changes later on.

  • What contractors do you work with? Ask about the builder’s history and relationship with his subcontractors and suppliers. When a builder works with an established crew, those crews are already vetted and familiar with that specific builder and their processes.

By asking a few standard questions, you will be able to gauge whether a homebuilder is the right fit for your expectations. Buyers commuting between Washington DC, Ft. Meade-NSA, and Baltimore, MD will find that Ameri-Star Homes has many conveniently located communities – complete with flexible floor plans, customizable features, walkthrough and structural warranties, and a “Builder of Integrity” designation.