How do I get started with the homebuilding process?


Whether you’re looking to build in Iowa, South Dakota, or Nebraska, Siouxland has plenty of great lots to choose from.

Step 1: Decide the area you want to live in

There are several excellent neighborhoods and developments in the Siouxland area. Some of our favorites are Spanish Bay in Dakota Dunes, Whispering Creek in Sioux City, North Greenview Estates and Willow Run in Le Mars, Wynstone (just west of North Sioux City), and Sergeant Bluff. There are also some great lots available in the rural outskirts of Sioux City, particularly near Hinton for those looking for something near the Northside.

Step 2:  Determine what size and floorplan you want

Try to find a good starting point for the size, style, and layout of the floorplan you’d like. For some, it is helpful to reference home design magazines and websites for assistance. If you plan on building with Brown Wegher, you can check out some of our model floorplans. [Read more…]

Things to Consider When Choosing a Homebuilder

When choosing a builder, be sure to consider the following:

  1. What is their background and experience?
  2. What is their experience in building the type of home you want? How many houses have they built that are similar to your prospective home?
  3. What is their protocol for helping clients through the process and decisions that need to be made?
  4. Do they have on-staff design people to help you? [Read more…]

How much does it cost to build a home in Siouxland?

The cost of building a home varies substantially. Including the price of the land, it can cost anywhere from $130 to well over $300 per square foot to build a new home. In the Sioux City area, the price typically ranges from $130 to $200 per square foot.

wood floor

A wood floor like this is going to be more expensive than some materials, such as carpet.

This wide fluctuation comes in large part from the wide range in the cost of materials used in today’s homes. Some homeowners invest a significant amount of money into refined or unique flooring, cabinets, countertops, and other products, while others use modest and affordable materials for these features. Someone who imports marble from Italy, for example, is going to spend quite a bit more than someone who utilizes basic countertops. [Read more…]