Most home builders know that they will have a few headaches once they start the process of building their own home. But the right professional builder can guide you through them easily. Most home builders won 鈥檛 be doing the actual building 鈥?unless they are qualified builders 鈥?but they still have to make all the right decisions such as whom to choose to do their building 鈥?and what kind of building they want in the first place. So who is the best to choose from all those home builders out there? * First of all you need to choose home builders that are close to where you want your home built. This is especially important if you have a limited budget. Remember that home builders have to add travelling costs to their quote, so the closer they are the cheaper it will be for you. * If you are looking to install green options such as water-saving, green heating and cooling features, and saving on power consumption, then you need to look for home builders that are conversant with the latest technology available.聽 * Whether you want a smart house, an energy efficient house or one that is fire-resistant in design, you will need to find home builders who know what they are talking about in this regard. * Good communication is necessary in your choice of home builders. You need to choose builders that listen to what you want and strive to give it to you, rather than talking you out of it to save themselves some trouble. Naturally you would want them to supply both pros and cons for your ideas, but generally they should be unbiased and willing to go that extra mile to give you what you desire in your home. After all, you are the one who will be living there.聽 Mel writes about home builders among other real estate topics.