The Problem with Competitive Bidding

March 1st, 2016|How to Choose a Custom Home Builder, Newsletter|

Some big obstacles stand in the way of the three-bid advice. Folk wisdom, online articles, and basic instincts advise homeowners to solicit bids from several qualified contractors. But three major obstacles get in the way of making those bids realistic and useful: the need for detailed plans and job specifications, the need for comparable bidders, and the need to structure the bids for easy comparisons. Getting all three right is rare.

Eliminate Surprises by Clearly Defining the Job

July 2nd, 2013|How to Choose a Custom Home Builder, Newsletter, Tips and Tools for Building Your Custom Home|

Steve, Bart and the Merlin Custom Home Builders team understand that building a new home is one of the most important investments a family will make. In many cases it represents the single largest financial investment. The home is designed and built to provide years of pleasure, comfort, and security. It is the physical manifestation of "family" and the place where celebration and joy are expressed and experienced.

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