FAQ & Resources

One of the goals of Cretin Townsend Homes is to help customers make the best decision for their families. In order to achieve this goal, we believe in providing as much information as possible through our website, social media channels, and during their first visit to our model home.

Frequently Asked Questions


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How much do your homes cost?

We build homes ranging from $135,000 to $300,000+. Each and every family we build for is unique and so are our homes.  We start with our proven floor plans and personalize based on the family's lifestyle and dreams.  This process allows Cretin Townsend Homes to deliver the best value to you while building the home of your dreams. To find out the cost of your dream home, contact our sales center and speak with a new home specialist.

Are your homes modular or stick built?

Every Cretin Townsend Home is stick built on your home site.  Your personal builder inspects every stage of construction to ensure your beautiful new home is up to the Cretin Townsend standard.

Do you include the site prep?

Since Cretin Townsend Homes build on your home site, every location is different.  For this reason, we include a site visit to establish budgets for you to prepare your home site.  We have partnered with area site prep companies that we recommend for quality and value.

Do I need a current survey of my home site?

In most cases, you will need a current survey of your home site depending on the parish or municipality you are building in.  Your New Home Specialist will be able to help you decide if a current survey is needed.

Do you offer financing?

We have an in-house financing expert as part of our Smart Choice Preferred Lending Program.  A New Home Specialist can further assist you with this process.

Do I have to build one of your plans or can I build my own?

In order to provide you the best value we can, we have a library of plans that is constantly being evaluated and updated.  These proven floor plans can be personalized to your lifestyle and needs.  If your dream home is more complex, we do have a custom home option.

What kind of timeline is the process?

Cretin Townsend Homes has developed a streamlined process that allows for our quality homes to be built in a timely manner at the best value.  With that said, each timeline is different based on what the family and their home requires.  After speaking with a new home specialist, you will have a better understanding of your specific timeline based on your situation.

Double door entry
Living room with windows and fireplace
Bathroom sink and Faucet
Dining Room