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Benefits of Housing (PDF)

Home Buyer's Dictionary (PDF)

Tips (and Tales) for a First-Time Home Buyer (PDF)

What the First-Time Condo Buyer Needs to Know (PDF)

Links to Useful Sites

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Central Ohio Homes for Sale

Columbus Housing Partnership

Columbus Real Estate Housing Facts

Columbus Real Estate

Columbus Realtors

Fannie Mae

Ginnie Mae

Hope Now

Household Mold Resource Center

National Association of Home Builders

Green Building Initiative

Ohio Home Builders Association

Ohio Association of Realtors


Grievance Procedure

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.

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