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Frequently Asked Questions

Where does Solid Ground Homes build?

Currently, Solid Ground Homes builds around the 694 494 corridor of the Twin Cities.  We specialize in building on your personal lot.  

We are also working on a few new developments for Spring of 2024.  

Can Solid Ground Homes Build on my lot?

Yes! Solid Ground Homes are proud to partner with you to make your dream home come to life.  We have the experience and trade partnerships to bring you both quality craftsmanship and value!  Our On Your Lot Specialists are the best in the business so you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands!

How long does it take to build a home?

We build our homes with care and do not cut corners.  From the permit date to certificate of occupancy our build times range from 4 to 6 months. 

What does it mean when a home is listed as under construction on the website?

When a home is listed for sale on the website as under construction, it means that the home listed has begun the build process. During this time certain personalized changes can be made (typically interior selections).  We will work with you on details if you are interested in purchasing a home under construction.

What is the difference between an under construction, move-in ready, and pre-sale home?

Under Construction: A home that is under construction sometimes referred to as a “spec” home, is a floor plan that has been pre-designated for a specific lot and is either about to be built or construction has started. Our expert design teams take the time to pre-select the options for these homes to ensure they are crafted with stylish and desirable finishes that families will love. 

Move-in ready: The name says it all! These homes are completely finished and ready to be moved into. Once financing is secured for the home, the closing can typically take place between 30-45 days.

Pre-Sale: A few of our communities offer the opportunity for pre-sale homes. With this option, you will work with one of our sales agents to choose the available lot and floor plan that will work best for you and your family. From there, you will schedule a time to meet with our expert design team and pick from a selection of upgrades and finishes to make the home truly your own.  

Can I buy a home under construction and make changes to it?

Our under-construction homes or designer-specified homes (spec homes) offer limited changes depending on the stage of completion.  Once the home has started, most of the structural (framing and foundation) cannot be changes.  

If the home is purchased around framing or “rough in”, certain finishes may be selected.  The earlier you in the build process that you enter into a purchase agreement, the more options may be available (upon both parties agreeing). 

How do I know what my price range or monthly payment would be?

The best way to know what your price range will be is to talk to a mortgage lender. They will look at your financial situation as a whole and determine what you can afford. 

If you are looking for a rough estimate of what the monthly payments on a specific home are going to cost, we encourage you to use a Mortgage Calculator.

Why are standard features different in some neighborhoods?

At Solid Ground Homes, we determine standard features for our communities based on price. Because of that, we make sure that every home comes with updated and desirable features available for every price range. 

Why is the same floorplan more expensive in another neighborhood?

Lot prices vary from community to community due to location and lot pricing. Because of this, a floorplan can be listed for one price in one community but might be a little more for the exact same floor plan in another community.