5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Home Builder in Charlottesville VA

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Finding a home builder who understands your vision and has the knowledge and experience to back it up is not an easy task. You need to do some homework to select a builder that will ensure your new home meets or even exceeds your expectations. Here are a few things to consider when selecting a home builder in Charlottesville, VA

1. Tour the neighborhood you're considering, and talk to existing homeowners about their experience with the builder. Proffit Ridge is a beautiful new custom home community in northern Charlottesville, with 2-7 acre home sites that offer mountain views and the convenience of nearby schools, shopping and transportation. Homeowners in Proffit Ridge enjoy significant savings on their utility bills due to the energy saving features Dominion Development incorporates into each home it builds. 

2. Check the home builder's track record. Have his projects been completed on time? Does he use quality materials?  Ask about the trade partners a builder uses to ensure the home is completed within budget and delivered on time. A quality home builder will be closely involved with his team throughout the building process. 

3. Walk through some completed homes and ones under construction. Ask questions about the materials used, any challenges in the area, and the stability of the home.  Review the energy saving features your builder offers. Some home builders claim to be "green" - but they may exaggerate the features they offer. Dominion Development builds homes that are third party tested and certified to the different Energy Star, EarthCraft House and EasyLiving Home program specifications. 

4. See if you can tour the home site while construction is going on.  A good builder will keep you informed, guiding you through the building process step-by-step, easing any concerns you have about the project. 

5. Find out whether the builder has liability insurance and workers' compensation coverage for his employees. If not, the home owner could be held liable for damages sustained on the premises during construction. 

Proffit Ridge in northern Charlottesville, VA is a stunning new home community where you can enjoy the beauty of country living, and still be close to a vibrant city that features quality education, a dynamic workforce, entertainment, sports and recreation.

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