I was wondering if anybody could recommend a decent book on hiring a
builder for your new home. I've never built my own house, and
thinking about it. I'd like to move out to a subdivision where a
builder does everything for you. All you do (to my knowledge) is pick
a floorplan, the colors, and some stuff in between. :)
All the books that I've found are ones that are if you were to build
your house from scratch. While this is a good source of information,
I'm really just looking for something like you should do this and
watch that. For example, while they're building, take lots of
pictures. Make sure the piping is fastened properly. If you see a
2x4 that is all gnarled and in bad condition, knock it out...etc. It
would also be good to know how to properly bring it to the attention
of somebody, instead of doing it yourself and hten having somebody get
upset about it.
So, if anybody could recommend a book, that would be great...or a web
site....or anything like that.