Yes, in most instances the builder will provide a one-year warranty on the construction of the home. Many ask you to wait for 10 or 11 months and will then return to fix issues before the warranty expires.
There is no exact price per square foot. It typically costs more to build a ranch than a two-story of the same square footage because there is more foundation and roofing with the wider floor plan.
Yes, unless the house is a presold. The builder prices the home according to bids from subcontractors. You may be able to add/delete some options to get to your ideal price. For upgrades, your loan officer can help you determine if it is smarter to do them initially or wait.
This depends on size, time of year, material availability and your ability to make decisions quickly.
Lot availability depends on your price range. Your agent can guide you on a lot price that is based on the footage requirements some subdivisions have.
Any time of year, as long as the temperature is 16 degrees and rising. Spring may be the least desirable time to start building because of spring showers. Rain can put construction behind schedule.
In most areas, the builder carries the construction loan.
Depending on the builder, most builders do not have an objection. Some builders prefer your real estate agent to be present with you on the site.
Taxes depend on when the house construction is started and when it is completed. You should start seeing full taxation within a year and a half after completion of the home.
A builder's style, attention to detail and choice of subcontractors are major considerations. Make sure the builder designs and builds your home to fit your lifestyle and your budget.