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    Chateau Homes builders

    Anybody have some experience with these home builders in the Des Moines area? My wife and I love their floor plans but the prices seem a little too good to be true. How do they hold up, how is the building process, and how is the craftsmanship/material quality? Any insight would be appreciated.

    Actually any insight into the building process in general would be awesome.




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    Re: Chateau Homes builders

    You typically get what you pay for. The same size house can be 200k or 500k.



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    Re: Chateau Homes builders

    I think my wife and I looked at those homes when we moved over here this past year and I'll be honest, I got the same feeling. These are the 4-5 bedroom houses that are built brand new and sold for less than 100/sf right? When we took our daughter through one of these houses They were running around upstairs while we were talking to the realtor and they sounded like a hurd of elephants (mind you they're 2 and 3 years old and both probably no more than 30 lbs). That and I noticed the one we walked through that you could feel vibrations in the floor on the first floor when some one was walking across it. I don't think that it would've been cause for concern about a failure because all of the house plans have to be stamped by a Struct Engineer but to me it would've been annoying. We ended up going another route.

    BTW, I'm not a realtor, competitor, other builder, etc...



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    Re: Chateau Homes builders

    Also, the ones we toured were on SW Logan St in Ankeny, and then one over in Waukee just off the interstate that had a few more amenities.



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    Re: Chateau Homes builders


    You trying to create a paradox on CF by linking both threads together?



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    Re: Chateau Homes builders

    Quote Originally Posted by longtimeclone View Post
    You trying to create a paradox on CF by linking both threads together?


    Yesssss....



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    Re: Chateau Homes builders

    Quote Originally Posted by longtimeclone View Post
    You trying to create a paradox on CF by linking both threads together?
    Don't cross the streams.



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    Re: Chateau Homes builders

    Just a time warp condundrum.


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    Re: Chateau Homes builders

    My wife and I had our home built in Johnston built by Cornerstone Homes. They do a great job, give you a lot as "standard" and are competitively priced. They custom build so you can choose one of their floor plans or one of your own. Might be worth checking out. They have a website... Google "cornerstone homes Iowa" and you should see it.



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    Re: Chateau Homes builders

    My wife and I just built out in West Des Moines this summer. We used Frampton Homes and couldn't be happier. Have not had any problems and love all the craftsmanship. Best advice i can give you in building a house is to let your wife pick out everything :)



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