What Houzz contributors are saying:
The process of searching for and buying a house, then moving in, is often long and involves much heartburn. The usual problems faced include the developer insisting on providing specifications and finishes you don’t like, need or want, and your helplessness at something you feel you cannot control. In this buyer’s market, we are here to arm you with the weapons you didn’t know you had.Civil-work changesThe first thing you want to do is to explore the possibility of making civil-work changes. These are usually refused by the developer because most of the requests they get are based on ignorance and are either not possible, viable or both. Here’s what you can ask for, and get, as long as you ask politely and firmly.