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Let's Answer our clients' most frequent questions

We understand that building a custom home is a significant investment, and you likely have some important questions. Here, we address common inquiries about Stonegate Custom Homes’ unique approach, our process, and the exceptional services we offer. Explore the answers below to gain valuable insights into how we turn your dream home into a reality. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to reach out to us directly. Let’s uncover the possibilities together!

How is Stonegate Custom Homes different from other builders?

We offer a unique custom home-building process with personal guidance and years of experience to ensure exceptional results.

Could I see other homes that Stonegate Custom Homes has built, or talk to past customers?

Absolutely! Many past customers are happy to be referenced. We showcase our craftsmanship for you to see on our projects page.

Where does Stonegate Custom Homes build?

We serve the Eastern Iowa area, working closely with developers to secure lots or build on the land you already own.

Isn't a custom home more expensive?

While a custom home often does require more of an investment, it also offers unparalleled advantages over a spec home. With a custom home, clients have the unique opportunity to realize their vision, tailor every detail to their preference, and create a space that suits their lifestyle.

What is included in the build?

We cover it all! From permits, to hiring trades, to ordering materials, and working with utility companies, we handle the logistics so you don’t have to.

Is there a warranty on the home?

Yes, we include a one-year industry-standard warranty and transfer manufacturers’ warranties.

How long will the construction process take?

The timeline depends on the home’s size and complexity, generally taking 6 to 8 months.

What do I need to do first?

Start by contacting us to discuss and create a house plan, determine your location, and we’ll walk you through the rest of the process. See our whole process outlined on the home page.

How do I choose a house plan?

We work with you to design a plan that fits your lifestyle. This could include starting from scratch or modifying existing designs we have built.

How can I keep the cost of the home within my budget?

We work with you to make necessary adjustments in design and specifications to fit your budget.

What is an allowance?

An allowance acts as a placeholder in the design phase of where we feel the pricing will be. These will be adjusted and turned into final numbers typically during the selection process.

What if I want to make changes along the way?

Changes are handled positively with clear explanations of the impact on the project.

What if I already own the lot?

No problem! A majority of our clients already own land and our land development background assists with designing your home to work with the land.

How is the construction financing arranged?

We work closely with you and your bank throughout the process involving the construction loan.

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