Find Your New Home

Quality Built, Affordable Homes

Cates Building began in 1996 as a local family business building just a few homes a year.By maintaining the “customer first” approach, our company continues to build high-quality affordable homes and strives to give customers the most pleasant buying experience possible.

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Find Your Home

You'll know you're home when you explore a thoughtfully designed Cates Building home. Get started here to find your new home in North Carolina today!

Modern Home Plans

Virtual Tours

Whether you are out of town or staying in, there are many ways to experience Cates Building from your preferred screen. Have a one-on-one virtual Facetime tour with our builder representative, a personally guided 360 degree virtual tour or browse selections in our online design studio!

Current Incentives


Browse our current offers and incentives including our “Everyday Heroes” and seasonal specials.

Designing Your Home

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Virtual Tours

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Everyday Heroes

Appreciation to the people who make our communities tick.

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Communities with Pools

This summer, we invite you to check out one of our many pool communities. Take a dip and feel what it's like to play where you live.

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Getting Started

Ready to begin your new home search? We’ve laid it out step by step to make it simple.

How to Start the Home Process