Pricing, craftsmanship and location are factors to consider when looking for the right builder for your new custom home. Once you’ve narrowed down your preliminary list and start to meet with Asheville home builders, ask these important questions.
1. How many years have you been in business and how many homes have you built?
2. Can I tour a home you built for a past client?
3. What type of home warranty do you provide to homeowners?
4. Who will be my primary contact during the project and how will they keep me updated on issues and progress?
5. Can you provide potential clients with references that are available to speak about their experience building with you?
6. Why is your company better than other home builders? What makes you different?
7. Will you build on land that I purchase or do you only build in planned developments?
8. Do you have a final walk-through after the home is built?
9. How and when will the final price of my home be determined?
10. Will you work with my architect or help me make changes to a house plan I found online?
There are many other important questions that you will want to ask, but this list is a good starting point. You’ll be spending a lot of time with the Asheville NC home builder you choose so be sure you feel comfortable communicating with them and have a good sense that they’re straight-forward and trustworthy. The home building process can be exciting, fun, confusing and emotional. It’s so much more than just a house. It’s an investment of time and money and usually the result of years and years of hard work. We hope this blog post will help you navigate finding a home builder that’s a good match for you. If we can help with your new custom home or home remodel, feel free to call us at (828) 274-4448.
Judd Builders, an Asheville NC custom home builder, was recently mentioned in a HuffPost article “Bad Real Estate Lessons You’ve Learned From Watching HGTV.” Our Director of Marketing, Lauren McKinney, was interviewed for the article and spoke about her experience working with clients wanting to remodel existing homes and their lack of knowledge about the cost to remodel due in part to budgets on HGTV shows that aren’t realistic in the Asheville market. She said “the biggest misconception I see as a result of people watching HGTV shows is that it skews their idea of what things should cost. Whether it’s an existing home that needs to be remodeled or they’re buying a lot to build a new home, they think they can pay prices similar to Waco, Texas, where ‘Fixer Upper’ is filmed and where the market is completely different and building and labor costs are much lower.”
Read more of the article at HuffPost.
Asheville, NC was ranked #24 in the recent US News and World Reports list of 125 Best Places to Live in America. To determine their rankings, U.S. News analyzed 125 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people’s desire to live there.
This latest ranking comes as no surprise considering how many accolades Asheville has recently received. Asheville is well-loved by tourists and natives alike. Many of our clients come as tourists and fall in love with our city and make plans to revisit and eventually make the move. As a custom home builder in Asheville, we have clients that move here from all regions of the country. The natural beauty of the mountains is alluring and the quality restaurants, breweries, and cultural activities are an added bonus.
Asheville’s neighborhoods have very different vibes and it’s not hard to find one that makes you feel at home. Judd Builders builds custom homes in all areas in and around Asheville and Black Mountain. We are currently building and remodeling in the Farm at Mills River in Mills River, Champion Hills in Hendersonville, Biltmore Park, Fletcher, Haw Creek, Black Mountain, Swannanoa, and Fairview.
If you are interested in moving to Asheville and building a new home, please call us at 828-274-4448.
At Judd Builders, we understand the decision to build a custom luxury home is the culmination of hours and hours of research and hard work. A house is so much more when you’ve been dreaming about every detail prior to breaking ground. It’s where you’ll spend holidays with family and evenings entertaining friends. It’s where you’ll enjoy the indoor/outdoor living that the Asheville lifestyle and climate are so encouraging of.
Judd Builders builds luxury homes in Asheville every year but each one is special and unique to the homeowners. You will never feel like you aren’t getting the attention and service you want when you build with us. You’ll have a dedicated project manager that knows the in’s and out’s of your project and ensures every deadline is met and every one of your concerns is addressed along the way. Building a custom luxury home isn’t a small feat. Issues will arise but it’s the way they’re handled and how they’re communicated that makes all the difference. Your project manager will keep you in the loop from beginning to end and your input is valued at every stage. We believe that the custom home building experience can be enjoyable (we’ve seen it happen many times!) and the enjoyment should continue without any hiccups once you’ve moved into your quality-built, timeless home.
We’ve developed streamlined building processes that are all tracked through Buildertrend, our all-in-one software program that gives you real-time updates on your home and serves as the hub for all information and communication regarding your project. From one app you can check on the status of your home, email your project manager, check out progress photos, and approve selections at any time. Each home we build is custom so the software is critical for tracking to-dos and communication. We take pride in subcontracting as little as possible and employ a staff of 25 professional craftsmen and craftswomen which gives us precise quality control and attention to details. When we use a subcontractor for their expertise in a certain area of the building process, they are scheduled and communicated with through Buildertrend so everyone is on the same page.
Own land? Great! Need help finding a piece of property to build your Asheville luxury home on? We can help with that. Our past building experience in different areas in and around Asheville have provided us with invaluable knowledge of topography, cost of utilities, grading, zoning and restrictions. Some Realtors® can help you choose a lot that may seem like a good fit for what you’re wanting to build but an Asheville NC home builder can offer expertise many Realtors® don’t have. As an Asheville luxury home builder, we know the new home communities better than any other builder. The value you get out of a custom built home is directly related to the area and neighborhood it’s in. We can help you in the land decision-making process.
If you aren’t exactly sure of the style of home you want, we can help with that too. Styles of houses we’ve built include farmhouse, mountain craftsman, bungalow, French Colonial, French Provincial, rustic, cottage and ranch. Not sure what your style is? We can help you find a home plan that fits your needs or an architect that will work with you to realize your vision for your Asheville luxury home.
Check out our past custom homes projects and contact us today to discuss your project. We have an unlimited contractor’s license in NC. No dream is too big or too complex for us. We’ve been an Asheville luxury home builder since 2007 and our family of the employees has combined experience of more than 100 years.