If your custom home builder is not reliable, then the whole process of building a custom home can become very stressful. Creating a proper layout of the house on paper is the first that the builder must do. Starting the construction without having the blueprint of the home would be a big mistake. Check if the builder has an in-house architect or designer. Most experienced custom home building firms have their own in-house architect.
Getting the location right means the job is half done. Hence when you finalize the land for the home, make sure that the location is suitable for a custom home. Always be in touch with your builder while looking for the land. The neighborhood should be top class.
It is actually good if the locality has an homeowner’s association. The association can be very helpful especially if you live with a large family. The association would help establish some sort of order in the community. In some cases, the presence of such an association can be restricting. So, there are pros and cons of being part of an homeowner’s association.