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10 Questions you should ask a builder when interviewing them for your custom home build

Written By Clay Miller

  1. What kind of homes do you really love to build?
  2. Can you help me with my feasibility study as I look for a lot?
  3. How long are permits taking?
  4. How long does it take to build a new home right now and when could we break ground?
  5. Can I get a list of recent references from past clients and may I contact them to view their homes?
  6. How long have you been building on Whidbey?
  7. What construction loan lender(s) do you have a relationship with (use one of these for the vacant land loan).
  8. If waterfront – are you experienced with the Shoreline Management Act of Washington State?
  9. I want to do part of the construction myself (e.g. Painting), would you be OK with that?
  10. What type of warranties do you provide?

Your vacant land specialist representing you can help you with these questions and can make recommendations on the best builder for your specific project. Don’t have representation yet? Give Clay a call today to see if he is a good fit!

Clay Miller

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Uncategorized March 5, 2018

Purchasing Vacant Land

Purchasing vacant land:

Written by: Simona Groves


Simona Groves, Vacant Land

Ahhhh, the lovely earthy scent produced by the rain or the morning dew, the buzzing of the bees and the many of shades of green enchanting the view. Who doesn’t like to be immersed into nature and fantasize about living in it?

If you are one of the many Americans that would love to buy raw land and build your dream home, let me help you with this complex but exciting task.

Make sure you take into consideration these details:

How will you pay?


If you don’t have a preferred lender let me know and I can help with the perfect match.

Understand how the land can be used. Local government usually have established zoning regulations.

Call your local planning and zoning department and they will provide you with the information.

Check the island county webpage here 

We will need to do some research and this will include things that can be forgotten: utilities.

You need to make sure to check if the lot has access to public utilities: electricity, sewer, gas, water etc.

Last but not least, make sure you do thorough and expansive research about home builders.

I would be more than happy to give my recommendations.

Buy Land


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