The City Homes Difference - Why build with anyone else?
Our Relationship Difference
Our Technology Difference
We exercise an operation of technology through an online system that allows you, our team, and our subcontractors to access project information at any time throughout the job. Builder Trend allows you to view your budget, schedule, finish selections, define deadlines, change orders, daily logs and pictures conducted by our field supervisors of work being done on site whenever you want from wherever you want.
Designated Green Path Builder
We pride ourselves in not only building and remodeling beautiful homes for our clients, but also ensuring that our homes are healthier and more sustainable than the average existing home in Minnesota. Being a Designated Green Path Builder means 75% of the homes that we build are RESNET tested, giving that home a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) scoring. With independent energy testing and a consistent index (HERS) documented by a third party, our homeowners can know their home's exact energy performance.
Certified Aging In Place Specialist
City Homes has long been committed to the concept of “right-size living,” meaning we work with you to build a home that works for you, your family, and your lifestyle - whatever that may entail. With that being said, City Homes is proud to announce that we are officially a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)! This means that our team has gone through extensive training to better guide our clients in building or remodeling a safe and secure home for now and in the future.
A Build Timeline You Can Trust
City Homes takes on average of three months to architecturally design your home. The permitting process takes a month. On average it takes City Homes nine months to build your home. We are known for beautiful finishes, attention to detail, livable layouts that scale perfectly for your lifestyle. The time we take is essential to achieve your perfect home.
Our Cost Plus / Open Book
Our Cost Plus Difference
Our Cost Per Square Foot Difference
City Homes provides their clients with a build cost per square foot range as a guideline. Our cost per square foot includes, architect fee, interior designer fee, builder fee, all cost associated with the build including landscaping. City Homes does not leave ANYTHING out when we are quoting our price per square foot estimate. This is not common practice among our competitors and should be discussed when comparing builders.
A custom home team of experts is important. We would like to help you find the ideal architect with the right style, price and personality. There are so many choices, and we have built strong relationships with many who are trusted in the industry. City Homes will be present for every home design meeting ensuring your dreams, goals and budget are met. We always start with a clean sheet of paper when designing your home. No plan is ever re-used, it is truly custom.
We have wonderful relationships with both large interior design firms and small boutique studios. We will offer suggestions for the right interior designers to either interview, select from, or we welcome your favorite designer. Regardless of who you choose to help create and execute your vision, we make sure a designer is included in our process.
We Work With You To Find A Lot
We work together with realtors to search for the lot that fits your custom home needs, in the area of your choice, and at a price that’s right for you.