Why Purchase a New Home from a Local Builder?

August 18th, 2016

When looking for a new home, buyers take into account quality, location and value. Buying from a local builder as opposed to a regional or national builder has many benefits. Here are a few to keep in mind.

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Rob and John Prodan of HAV, Inc.

Better Quality & Customer Service
Local builders have a greater interest in providing solid customer service and focus on building relationships as well as new homes. After all, referrals are the best way to gain new customers. You won’t be working out details on your new home with a commissioned salesperson or a distant office, your builder is right here, in your hometown.  As a local builder for over 26 years in the Hampton Roads area, HAV stands by the quality and workmanship of their homes. Read a sample of many testimonials from HAV’s homebuyers.

Giving Back
Local builders are more likely to focus on donating time and money to the community. At HAV, giving back to the community is part of their mission, whether it’s preserving an old barn to be used as a children’s school or saving land for wonderful projects like Equi-Kids, a therapeutic riding program for special needs individuals.

Creating Jobs
Local builders use local architects, designers, cabinet shops, materials, signage vendors and contractors as well as local lenders and mortgage companies. This not only provides jobs in your area, it improves the essence of your community. Regional or national building chains design homes from distant headquarters so purchasing, marketing and financing are done elsewhere.


Thinking Local
HAV builds new homes and neighborhoods that fit the unique character of the surrounding community. Preserving open space areas provides more enjoyment for families living in our neighborhoods and is good for the environment.  You’ll also find that HAV works hard to show consideration and respect for the land and natural areas. Their neighborhoods are well-planned to blend with the landscape and surrounding amenities.

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Augusta at Centerville Commons in Chesapeake – Photo by Virginian Pilot

You Don’t Have to Buy a Cookie-Cutter Home
When you buy from one of HAV’s new home communities, you have options to customize your floor plan to fit your needs so that not all homes are exactly the same. If you want to build a custom home from the ground up, HAV also has lots for sale and can build your dream home to suit your taste and style.

Incentives and Specials
Local builders like HAV are more inclined to offer buyer incentives, such as Closing Cost Assistance when using the builder’s preferred lender. Contact HAV for more information on new models, lots available and upcoming communities as well as our special deals going on now. You can also reach us by phone at 757-431-1481.

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