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The best time to hire a custom home builder is during the early phase of the design process so that they can assist you in monitoring and controlling the cost of the material. Discuss if the custom home builder wants to be paid up front and his preferred payment method. You should also trust your builder to obtain multiple bids from subcontractors as well as suppliers instead of bidding the project to different builders. A custom home will require you to work to a budget so that you can get the full value of it. Custom homes are unique and that means it will be a good idea to have a builder and designer work together on the project so they can both make full use of each other’s experience and knowledge.