FAQ's & Resources

The answers you need to move forward—and move in.

Brian S.

"Tim and Jim were great to work with. They kept us informed throughout the entire build and were in constant contact. They answered all our questions and addressed any concerns that came up, and we were quickly put at ease."

Where do you build in Houston?

We build custom homes in some of the best neighborhoods in Greater Houston. To learn more about a community, click the name below.



If you don't see the area you're interested in, please contact us directly. We build in areas not listed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you buy the lot or do we?

Typically, our clients come to Lipka Home Builders having already purchased a lot. We can also assist you in purchasing a lot. We have a licensed realtor within our company.

Do you offer financing for the lot and home?

We can recommend loan experts to finance the home to be built. We prefer not to commit financially to purchasing the lot for you. However, we have done in-house financing for specific custom builds.

We've just located a lot we desire. What does Lipka Home Builders suggest we do before we make an offer to ensure the lot is a good one?

First, do you have an idea of the floor plan you would like? The lot's width and depth will be important. We also suggest that you review the setback rules of the HOA or the City. We recommend that you ask for a recent survey from the seller. This will inform you of any easements that might limit the size of the home to be built and clarify driveway and sidewalk requirements.

What is the typical deposit to start a home build?

For a home under construction on one of our lots, a $10,000 earnest money deposit is required at contract. For a build-on-your-lot project, each floor plan is different. We can discuss a deposit you are comfortable with before any documents are signed.

Will you build a home from architectural plans we already have?


Does Lipka Home Builders have architects, designers, and engineers that will help us design a floor plan?

Yes. We can recommend the companies we use. They are professional and know the permitting rules as you go through the permitting phase of your new home.

How long does it take to build the home after we've written the contract?

It depends on the weather, but usually 5 to 6 months.

Can we buy (BLANK) and have you install it for us?

If you are buying lights or ceiling fans, yes. However, they will not be included in the Lipka Home Builder Warranty.

What if I don't like any of the tile flooring choices?

We are confident you will find flooring choices you like in the Design Centers we use, but if you'd prefer to purchase your flooring elsewhere, you are welcome to do so.

Do you offer things like extra crown molding or upgraded appliances if we want them?


Can we roll the cost of our upgrades into the home's price?

As long as the upgrades are discussed before the contract is signed.

Can we pay for upgrades over a period of time? Not all upfront?

We understand the purchase of a new home comes with numerous up-front expenses. We will accommodate you with a payment plan for your custom selections.

Can my parent/sibling/cousin install the (BLANK) during construction to save us some money?

Due to liability issues, we can only allow installers and contractors with a contractual obligation to Lipka Home Builders to enter our properties.

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