The Brand-New Fixer-Upper

i_construction_fails_019_505f498fd37d1When you buy a new home, you expect it to be flawless. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. If you’re thinking about buying a new home in a planned neighborhood, ask the builder about the quality of materials and workmanship being used. It’s a good idea to request specifics about the builder and manufacturer warranties, too.

What are builder-grade materials and how long will they last? What are some key upgrades you might consider? What can you do if you buy a brand-new fixer-upper? For the answers, check out Dwight and Bryan’s April 19th Building Solutions column “Understand what you’re getting when you buy new.”