Synopses & Reviews
Dealing With Builders
is a comprehensive how-to manual for both novice and seasoned buyers of homes. The book walks a prospective purchaser, step by step, through the myriad stages, financial arrangements, and documents with which he or she will have to develop a comprehensive familiarity in order to shepherd the process of building a new home or buying an existing one to a successful conclusion. It also introduces the reader to the various professionals - including foremen, supervisors, salespersons, lenders, and others - whose interactions with a buyer and with each other must be carefully synchronized. It explains the argot of the construction industry term by term, and it includes worksheets, checklists, charts, and a litany of do's and don't's that if faithfully applied will transform a new home purchaser into a skilled negotiator.