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    Ankeny Home building lots

    A lot of builders in Ankeny tell me that if we find an empty lot in town they can build a house for us on that lot. It turns out, most all of the lots in the areas we are interested in are owned by Kimberly. Does anyone know if Kimberly sells off their lots to other builders. Or do they keep them for themselves and force you to build a Kimberly home there? I know I could probably ask a realtor this question, but I always prefer to get my answers from CF. Thanks



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    Re: Ankeny Home building lots

    I bet they would make you use them. But not 100%. But Kimberly is good from what I've seen, we were really impressed with one home, we wool give them first crack when we build our next home in 5 years or so.


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    Re: Ankeny Home building lots

    Kimberly built the development behind my house in WDM and sold off several lots to other builders.



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    Re: Ankeny Home building lots

    Find a good agent to help you find the type of lot you are looking for. If you need a recommendation PM me. It will just all depend on where you want to build. One of the developments you can find lots in Ankeny is Deer Creek.



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    Re: Ankeny Home building lots

    My experience is that your total cost to build the same house will be less if you use the developer that owns the lot. For example, the developer may sell you the lot and construct your house for a total of $200K. OR, they will sell you the lot for $50K and you can bring your own builder who will build the house for $180K, so you've got in $230K total. But to answer your question, yes, they will likely sell you the lot.



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    Re: Ankeny Home building lots

    Whatever you do, take your time choosing a builder. I've painted inside a lot of those new houses and so many of them don't even have 90 degree corners or level windows.


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    Re: Ankeny Home building lots

    Quote Originally Posted by cy4prez7 View Post
    Whatever you do, take your time choosing a builder. I've painted inside a lot of those new houses and so many of them don't even have 90 degree corners or level windows.

    Who are some of the better builders that you have seen in the Ankeny area?



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    Re: Ankeny Home building lots

    Quote Originally Posted by BirdOfWar View Post
    Who are some of the better builders that you have seen in the Ankeny area?
    Give these guys a call. The owner, Jason, also owns Cyclone Fanatic. Jake is the point man. Tell him I sent you. He's a great guy. They do fantastic work.

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