Can’t find the perfect home? Why not build?

The place you call “home” should fit your life and your budget. We love partnering with Happe Homes, a responsive and efficient home builder in central Iowa committed to helping people build high-quality homes at a fair price.

As Realtors who specialize in new construction, we are trustworthy advocates, there to help you every step of the way, from picking the plot of land to final walkthrough. Call us today for a free consultation to talk about what building your dream home in Ames could look like!

Here’s How the Tailored Design Homebuilding Process Works:  

Step 1: Find the ideal location.

There are a lot of great developments for new houses in Central Iowa. We can help you find the perfect community with the right amenities and assist you in purchasing the lot.

Step 2: Create your own customized floor plan.

Happe Homes has 30 expertly-engineered floor plans to choose from. Each of these plans can be modified to fit your needs and preferences. Plus, Happe Homes designers will provide a FREE blueprint and estimate of your tailored design.

Step 3: Tailor the features to fit your preferences.

Step into Happe Home’s state-of-the-art Home Center, a 2,500 square foot showroom where you can compare, match, and select all of the features for the interior and exterior of your home. Work with an expert interior designer to find a look that fits your style.

Step 4: Watch in awe as your dreams come to life!

The Happe Homes team will build your home to specification. Each crew member brings a level of detailed perfection to building your home from start to finish. You can expect a final walkthrough with us and the Happe Homes team in about 4 months from the start date!

Step 5: Move in for FREE

Right now, Happe Homes is offering to pay all moving costs! That’s right, they’ll build your home and then make the moving in part as pain-free as possible. This is a pretty sweet deal that won’t last forever, so make your move soon! (Some restrictions apply-talk to us for more details.)

Don’t compromise on finding the perfect place to live! Call us today to start designing your home!

“My wife and I decided to build our house, but all the details and decisions felt overwhelming. Ben and his team were amazing in helping simplify the process. We had some really specific things we wanted in the layout of our home and the design team at Happe Homes made it work beautifully. The place we now call home is better than we could have even hoped for!”


We Make the Homebuilding Process Easy

Buying a home has a lot of steps involved. Building one is a whole other beast! There are so many decisions and steps along the way. The biggest benefit of working with a Realtor for a home building process is peace of mind. Both Jon and Ben specialize in New Construction Real Estate and have years of experience in the process. Our goal with every client is to help you get the most value for your money with the least amount of hassle.

Our team can help:
  • Find and purchase the plot of land your home will be built on
  • Advise in the selection process for design, appliances, and home systems
  • Recommend financing options
  • Advocate for your needs during the construction process
  • Oversee the inspection process
  • And more!

Curious to learn more about the tailored-design homebuilding process? Why not set up a free consultation with us? We promise no hard sell or obligation to move forward if you aren’t ready—we’ll listen to your ideas about what type of home you’d design, and we’ll offer our advice and expertise about the process.

“I’ve always dreamed of building a house, but the high-end custom homebuilders were way out of our price range. Ben told us about Happe Homes, and it was the perfect solution! Ben helped us make the difficult decisions and he advocated for us throughout the construction process. It brought such peace of mind. The level of customer service from both the Engelman Team and Happe Homes is exceptional, and I highly recommend working with them!”