Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ

The two most popular neighborhoods we build in are StoneyBrooke and Woodland Creek.

Once you have your lot reserved, it takes approximately 5 months with good weather. This includes pricing your changes, drawing blueprints, and meeting with our decorator before construction begins.

Absolutely. Our high-quality new construction homes can be customized to fit your unique needs, desires, and tastes. We can price any minor changes or additions you prefer. Footprint changes can be done for a nominal redraw fee.

No, but you may hold a lot for 30 days that is completely refundable.

No. Lowder New Homes uses James Hardie Siding, which features all the charms and character of wood, while also offering the low maintenance and durability that homeowners demand.

Yes, but you must go through your HOA for approval first.

To install a fence after the house is built, homeowners must go through the HOA for approval.  Additionally, all fences must be a shadowbox style and be 6’ high (unless low area and approved by HOA).

When you build a Lowder new home, you are investing in quality materials from the ground up, including top-of-the-line appliances. Lowder provides two warranties: A one-year builder warranty for coverage on the workmanship of the house, and a 2-10 structural warranty.

Our warranties are backed by a full-service warranty department with a 24-hour response line.

Because of insurance restrictions, move-in may only occur after closing. It’s important for all parties to work closely with the lender to ensure a timely closing.

Choosing the right builder is one of the most important decisions you’ll face when opting to buy a new construction home. You need to make sure that the builder you select is one that is experienced, trustworthy, and most of all, a pleasure to work alongside. Here are a few reasons why Lowder New Homes checks all of those important boxes:

  • We boast decades of local experience. Locally owned and operated for more than 60 years, Lowder New Homes aims to build exceptionally beautiful, high-quality homes that are built to stand the test of time. Learn more about us.
  • We prioritize quality. We are committed to using nothing but the finest, highest quality products and materials from the industry’s leading manufacturers. This, in addition to our unbeatable warranties and unsurpassed standards of customer service – both during and after the sale – are just a few of the reasons we’ve earned the reputation of being the River Region’s most trusted home builders.
  • We build in the best neighborhoods. Where you decide to build your new home is just as important as what floorplan you choose. That’s why we build in top-notch neighborhoods throughout the Alabama River Region. We are located in neighborhoods suited to every taste, budget and lifestyle — including Hampstead, Woodland Creek, and StoneyBrooke Plantation.
  • We provide a wide variety of floorplans and customization options. Whether you want something simple and cozy or luxurious and open-concept, Lowder New Homes has a floor plan that will match your budget and lifestyle. Once the floorplan is selected, you also have complete control over your new home’s flooring, cabinetry, countertops, interior and exterior colors, and so much more.
  • We offer competitive incentives. We provide our customers with extra value through homebuyer incentives, such a free design upgrades, zero closing costs, and more!

With many of our Montgomery neighborhoods located just a short drive from Alabama’s Maxwell Air Force Base, the Lowder New Homes team is dedicated to meeting the unique housing needs of servicemen, servicewomen, and their families. As a special thank-you for your sacrifice and service to our country, we offer military personnel and their families $1000 towards moving expenses or closing costs upon becoming a customer. In addition to this benefit, our preferred lenders have extensive experience working with VA loans — so you can enjoy a fast and easy financing process for your family.

Why do Alabama military families choose to work with Lowder New Homes? Because we offer reliable, well-built homes in safe communities that feature exceptional schools and top-of-the-line amenities. Our team makes the home shopping and home buying process easier by taking the risk out of shopping for a home.

Want to learn more about buying a new construction while in the military? Lowder New Homes has your back. Here are some helpful homebuying and relocation resources for military individuals and military families:

  • Relocation tips: How to plan a smooth military move to Alabama River Region.
  • Buying vs renting: In what circumstances is it better for military family to buy a home?
  • VA Home Loans: Learn how this benefit works, and how to get the process started.
  • Move.mil: The Department of Defense global relocation portal.
  • AHRN.com: Connecting the military community with housing opportunities.
  • Militaryinstallations.dod.mil: A directory of military relocation resources by state and base.

The Lowder New Home plans that appear in the newest section of the New Park community in East Montgomery, Alabama are part of a new housing design trend known as “Thoughtful Homes.” The effort in New Park is in collaboration with Stephen Moore of BSB Design, an internationally recognized residential architectural firm that specializes in designing “Thoughtful Homes.”

What is the overarching goal behind building “Thoughtful Homes”? Rather than create an environment convenient to the builders — which residents must then figure out — these plans are based on current human behavior patterns to make living in the homes a natural, relaxed experience.

“Thoughtful Homes” also offer practical physical design features that are intended to simplify natural living rhythms. Think of these features as as subtle design “tweaks” that can make a world of difference in the ease of us and convenience of your home. Examples of “Thoughtful Home” features include:

  • Maximized and plentiful storage
  • Smart home technology
  • Kitchen-centric designs
  • Private owner’s entrance
  • Flexible spaces
  • Oversized garages

The Lowder New Homes team is excited to be part of this new home design trend. We believe these homes will bring joy and ease to many families. You can feel good about making your home in New Park, which boasts many amenities, including a pool, splashpad, walking trails, lakes, and a clubhouse, as well as the close proximity to a YMCA and the area’s top notch schools. Considering buying a home in East Montgomery? Learn more about buying a “Thoughtful Home” in New Park.

Hampstead FAQ

The HOA dues cover the grounds maintenance of the community’s common spaces. Meanwhile, the beauty of Hampstead’s narrower lots is that you won’t waste another weekend trying to do yard work.

Yes! There are opportunities for Hampstead residents to reserve a plot at the farm and try out their green thumb. Residents may also take part in our community crop share program, in which you pay a small fee for your share of seasonal harvests.

Yes! The lake at Hampstead was intentionally designed and constructed to create an ideal habitat for bass and bream. It is fully stocked, with some bass weighing in at well over 4 pounds. Fishing is for residents and their accompanied guests only. In addition to fishing, kayaking and canoeing are two other popular lake activities.

Woodland Creek FAQ

For Woodland Creek, the HOA dues are $390 semi-annually, in addition to a $240 one-time initiation fee.

The Woodland Creek community is served by the Pike Road School System.

When Woodland Creek is completed, there will be between 850-900 homes, ranging in price from the low $200Ks up to $500K.

There is no gate, and the streets are public streets. However, there are security cameras, and the HOA hires a security company to patrol from 10:00 pm-6:00 am.

Please visit the Woodland Creek HOA website to view the association’s covenants and restrictions. You can also call the association directly at 334-300-5325.

StoneyBrooke FAQ

For StoneyBrooke, the HOA dues are $132 semi-annually, in addition to a $200 one-time initiation fee.

Sturbridge FAQ

There are 3 different fee structures in Sturbridge. For The Ridge, where Lowder builds, it is $771 per year for 2018.

Membership includes access to community amenitites, including a swimming pool with a raintree kiddie pool, fitness center with cardio machines and weights, tennis courts, playground pavilion, athletic fields, walking paths, and fishing lakes.

Yes. In Sturbridge, Lowder homes are all brick with small Hardi-board accents in gables.

Yes. We sod the whole yard in addition to providing a landscape package for the front of your home.

Yes. All our plans have a covered outdoor living space.