Frequently Asked Questions
Where do you build?
Duke Brothers has a subdivision in which we build called The Estates at Quail Run. However, we can build anywhere in the Piedmont Triad on your lot or we can help you find a lot and sort out any covenant restrictions.
I am thinking about building new but I don't know where to begin. What kinds of questions do I need to be asking?
Check out our Building a Home page. In a nutshell, you need to know your buying power and you need to know how much home that can buy. For a small fee, Duke Brothers will be happy to run a detailed quote to serious buyers regarding their home requirements (square footage, floorplan, style etc.) and the fee will be applied as a credit to the buyer upon completion of a custom home.
How do I decide on my contractor?
We want you to be totally comfortable with us. We urge you to contact the Home Builders Association, and some of our clientele (contact us at Lisa at DukeBrothers dot com for a list of references). We understand the value of trust and we work to keep that trust.
Do you require a buyer to use your lender?
No. If you want to fund the construction loan yourself, you can get it wherever you'd like. Once the home is built, your lender will likely want to convert the construction loan to a permanent loan.
How long does it take to build a home?
Duke Brothers is deliberate when we build a home. We often quote a construction time of six to nine months.
Do you expect a deposit?
Yes. Although the market is still volatile, we want the same assurances you intend to commit to us as you would like to have that we will commit to you.