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Important Home Features to Look For: An Interview with Spencer Locklear of Lumbee Quality Builders

By Spencer Locklear

Tell us a little bit about your company and the services you offer.

Lumbee Quality Business Incorporated is a husband and wife owned business who specializes in custom home building in N.C. and S.C. We have over twenty-five years of experience in the construction industry. Our goal is to provide our customers with the highest quality materials and dedicated customer service while helping them achieve the home of their dreams to create a lifetime of memories. Custom home building allows us to modify a home to fit your needs and desires. We also offer remodeling and have a design center to help you chose materials for your remodel or build your dream home.

Can you briefly talk about the role that the surrounding community plays in a new home?

The Fayetteville community is surrounded by Fort Bragg Military base. This plays a major role in the types and amounts of homes under construction. As a custom home builder a large amount of our clients are looking for a custom built home as they are nearing retirement and plan on making the Fayetteville/Ft. Bragg area their home. Gated communities are on the rise as safety is a concern with many military families as spouses leave to go on overseas tours.

What are some of the most popular home features that people in your area are looking for?

Popular features that customers are looking for in a new home are 3 car garages, large kitchens with islands, large master suites with sitting areas, large tile showers, spacious walk in closets, screened back porches and outdoor living areas.

How would you compare the features in an adult home community with those in a "standard" house?

Homes in adult communities are most likely handicap accessible to assist the aging adult whereas this is not a standard feature found in most homes. Due to the stages of life the size of the home and amenities may differ from a standard home. Standard homes are geared towards families and may incorporate a lot of space whereas homes in adult communities would be downsized and the space is more focused on adult living.

What tips can you give to people who are new to the area and ready to buy a home?

If you are interested in purchasing a new home one of the first steps is to go to the bank or mortgage company for prequalification of a loan. This will allow you to know how much home you can afford. Once prequalified do not make decisions that will change your income such as the purchase of a new vehicle, changing of jobs, or excessive use of credit cards. Do your homework if you are building a custom home. Schedule a meeting with different contractors in the area to determine which one can give you what you are looking for and then ask for references and follow up with them. If buying an existing home make sure to get a home inspection prior to purchasing.

What's the best way for people to contact you and your company?

Lumbee Quality Builders Incorporated is located at 3505 Hwy 401 Business Raeford NC 28376. Our office number is 910-479-1086 and fax is 910-479-1290. We can also be contacted through our website at www.lumbeebuilders.com and Facebook at www.facebook.com/Lumbeebuilders.

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3/7/2016

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Spencer Locklear isn't a contractor. His wife his. All he can do is lay brick. He's not smart at all. His entire company is a joke. The man can't do simple math. Spencer, you don't build these

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