Questions to Ask a Potential Home Builder

If you’re wondering how to go about the search for a home builder, don’t worry. Many others are wondering the same thing. By asking the right questions of potential home builders, you can narrow your search and find the home builder in Maryland who understands what you want out of your new home and will work with you to achieve those goals. Following is a list of questions to keep in mind.

Questions to Ask a Potential Home Builder

Background Information

Background informational questions are the first place to start. How many years has the builder been in business? How many homes have they built? And most importantly, are they licensed and insured?

Builder Philosophy

A builder with a philosophy is a builder that goes into construction with high standards and goals for all of their projects. A builder that can talk at length about their philosophy is a builder with whom you’ll be able to easily communicate your wishes for your home and its construction and design. Ask what separates them from other builders.


There are many questions with regard to the specifics of home building that you can ask, but there are a few you should definitely cover. Ask about their design and construction process proceeds, and who you’ll be coordinating with on the project. Ask about how pricing and financing will be determined. Warranty information is another essential base to cover. Ask about standard features and energy efficiency features that they incorporate into their homes, and if they provide lot search assistance.


References are an essential for any builder. Ask if they can provide you with references from previous buyers and see if you can make an appointment to tour one of the homes they’ve built.

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About the Lifetime Series Homes by Mueller Homes

The Lifetime Series Homes by Mueller Homes are a series of semi-custom house designs that were created with the intention of providing home buyers with new option when it comes to shopping for a home. The Lifetimes series includes 14 home templates including, 2 story, first floor master, and ranchers that are pre-designed and ready to build. Because they are ready to build, clients save significant time and money that would have gone into designing a custom home, yet with the Lifetime Series by Muller Homes, clients still get the build quality, attention to detail, and communication that comes with working with a custom home builder. We serve the central Maryland area, and also provide assistance with lot acquisition, evaluation, and home buying finance. Keep up with us on our blog as well as on FacebookTwitterGoogle+Pinterest and YouTube.