Home Builders in the Des Moines Metro

Discussion in 'Real Estate' started by cybychoice, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. BryceC

    BryceC Well-Known Member

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    If I could do it again I'd build with Tyler homes.

    That said I also would never build another house.
     
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  2. CycloneDaddy

    CycloneDaddy Well-Known Member

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    Dreamscape has been around for almost 9 years now. They won the homeshow in our hood when they first started out. They do build some fancy homes now (Echo Valley) but might be worth a call to them just to see. Disclaimer - we used one of the owners as our Realtor years ago.
     
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  3. capitalcityguy

    capitalcityguy Well-Known Member

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    It seems like you hear that a lot from people that have gone through it.
     
  4. BillBrasky4Cy

    BillBrasky4Cy Well-Known Member

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    You gotta be shiplapping me!!!!!!!
     
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  5. CyCrazy

    CyCrazy Well-Known Member

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    Did some sub burn you on new siding on your doublewide?
     
  6. Hawkmi

    Hawkmi Active Member

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    Grubb’s are a great family. Good friends with Ricky. My wife and I are in the beginning stages of moving back to the metro area, and am very much looking forward to to using Grubb as our general.
     
  7. dosry5

    dosry5 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe
     
  8. Wx4Cy

    Wx4Cy Well-Known Member

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    That's who built our new place.
     
  9. im4cyclones

    im4cyclones Well-Known Member

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    Had nothing but trouble from Cornerstone Homes. I would never use them again.
     
  10. Yaz

    Yaz New Member

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    Stay away from Tyler and k&k homes from personal experience. Consider Dreamscape homes and Affinity Homes. Seen and heard great things about the last two.
     
  11. cykee05

    cykee05 Active Member

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    Exact same things on my 2012 Jerry's..
     
  12. CoachHines3

    CoachHines3 Active Member

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    of these home builders mentioned does anyone know how far out of the metro area they will build?
     
  13. twojman

    twojman Well-Known Member

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    What happened?
     
  14. JY07

    JY07 Well-Known Member

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    I've heard horror stories from people who bought Jerry's homes, but that was 10+ years ago so they may have improved since then.

    As far as Ankeny goes, Kimberley seems to win a lot of awards, but I don't know if I've heard good things from anyone who's lived in one of their houses. We had a short interaction with them as well and that wasn't exactly a positive experience either.

    To mirror the comments about people not wanting to build again, I think regardless of your builder you need to stay on top of the process: there's a lot of moving parts and it seems like most builders are not super organized; some of the details will fall through the cracks. As long as your builder isn't someone who's difficult to get a hold of (and they have positive reviews somewhere), you should be fine.
     
  15. RMB4Cy

    RMB4Cy New Member

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    I would stay as far away as you can from Hubbell Homes. They are just a large production builder that only cares about getting money, not the customer.
    I would recommend Happe Homes, they are Ankeny based and did a great job with our custom build.
     
  16. 06_CY

    06_CY Well-Known Member

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    Regency...now there's a company that's on solid footing.
     
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  17. cyfan92

    cyfan92 Well-Known Member

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    Glad I'm not alone.
     
  18. cybychoice

    cybychoice Active Member

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    I should clarify we aren't building a house, we are looking at buying an existing new construction.
     

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