Why is it important to find a credible Home Builder? It's just your money! Main Idaho Real Estate Insights
Have you done your due diligence? Have you listened to your friends as well as what your gut is telling you? Have you hired a professional, maybe an Idaho Realtor, to guide you. Have you considered hiring an ENERGY STAR verifier to ensure that you are getting what you pay for?

Yesterday, I was visiting with a person who shared their story with me. I am always amazed that this continues to happen but it is a reminder it can happen to anyone.

This gentleman had a piece of property and worked with a builder to build a log home in Horseshoe Bend, Idaho. The job seemed to be going smoothly when trades started calling wanting to be paid. The owner was confused becasue the bank had been inspecting the job before making payments to verify the work was done? What everyone found out the hard way was that the builder was not paying the people on the job for their services and building materials. Upon further investigation, it was figured out that his company was struggling and the builder was paying off other bills with the money.

Unfortunately, the home owner, was not surprised. His gut had already told him before construction started to be wary. Of course, hind site is 20/20. Had the person asked for a financial statement and taken time to get permission to view bank records of this small builder, the home building story may have gone differently.

If you are afraid to ask the tough questions of your builder, hire someone who will! Again, it is just your money? Is this story the exception to the rule, of course but it is still common to hear stories like this.


Posted by tlangford at 2/16/2012 1:59:00 PM
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