Home Buying Process | Empire Companies, LLC

Home Buying Process

Our home buying process is thorough yet simple. Ultimately, EmpireCo. is committed to handing you the keys to your dream home as efficiently as possible. Read on to learn about each step of our process and how you'll be involved along the way.

Getting Started

Step one is an initial consultation meeting with your dedicated EmpireCo. team member. We'll use this time to address any questions you may have and provide key information about the building process, including the current construction phase of your home and what selections remain to be chosen. Visit our Customer Care page for information about connecting with one of our team members.

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Your Role During Home Construction

Now the fun begins. Our crew will handle the heavy lifting of building your home, of course, but we'll need your help with several decision points during the process.

Selecting Finishes

During our initial meeting, we will introduce you to our standard finishes and features. You simply tell us which one's you'd like in your home.

Vendors & Labor Selection

Empire Homes works with a trusted group of vendor and trade partners. You may elect to work with any of these vendors for optional upgrades or add-ons.

Optional Upgrades

You may change your mind about something during the construction process—it happens. Simply email your EmpireCo. rep as soon as possible with the update or change order.


We'll notify you when your home is ready for a final walkthrough. During this process, you'll complete a Final Walkthrough Form to ensure everything looks as expected.

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"Their team made the entire process easy to understand from start to finish. I appreciate their straightforward and thorough approach... The house is great too!"


Your Empire Team

We've been helping homebuyers find their dream homes since 2008, and we'd love to help you find yours. Don't hesitate to contact our team with any questions.

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Home Construction FAQs

This depends on when you are purchasing your home and at what stage in the construction process it is in once you sign your purchase agreement. Our sales team will let you know what phase of construction the house is in so you know exactly which selections still need to be made to complete your project. If design choices aren't your thing, no problem! We work with you to create a space you'll be proud to call home.

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All of our active listings showcase a transparent purchase price. We know homeowners don't want to be overwhelmed by additional hidden fees that can add up quickly. Additional costs are only added when optional homeowner upgrades are chosen during the selection process.

Weather can be a factor when it comes to completing the building process of a single family, twin or townhome. The COVID-19 pandemic brought supply chain challenges for builders which added to standard timelines. The average construction time from when a foundation hole is dug to when a home is move-in ready is roughly 10 to 12 months. Download our Homeowner Guide for an overview of our construction phases!

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Because we do land development and residential building, we buy the properties we will build on long before the construction of a home begins. We build in a number of desirable areas of Sioux Falls so our homeowners have options that fit their desired location.

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Begin Your Dream Home Journey

Whether you have more questions or you're ready to roll, we'd love to chat with you about your dream home. Let us know what's on your mind.

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