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Answers to Home Buying Questions
The housing market is experiencing a cooling-off period from the boom of several years ago, making today’s economic environment the perfect one in which to buy a home. Browse these NAHB resources to discover why in today’s market, the buyer holds all the aces.
Opportunity Knocks for Home Buyers brochure (PDF)
Download this 4 page brochure that outlines why now is a great time to buy your new home.
Links to Home Ownership Articles
Benefits of Housing (PDF)
Home Buyer's Dictionary (PDF)
Links to Useful Sites
Click the links below for additional resources.
What should I do if I have a dispute with my builder?
Should you have a dispute while building your home, the BIA offers a special dispute resolution service to the public.
Of course, the BIA encourages all builders and owners to resolve disputes in an orderly and timely fashion. But should there be any complaints, you, as the owner, should notify your builder in writing of your specific disputes and allow a reasonable period for the builder to respond.
If a dispute cannot be resolved, the complaining party can write to the BIA and must include the following information:
- The name, address and phone number of the owner and the builder
- The closing date of the home
- The nature of the complaint
The BIA will write urging the Builder to settle the dispute. If the dispute has not been settled, the Owner may pay a fee and register for a Dispute Settlement Hearing through the BIA's Professional Standards Committee, providing facts underlying the dispute meet the existing criteria for such a hearing.
To learn more about the BIA's Grievance Procedure, download a detailed PDF by clicking the link below.