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Published October 22, 2013, 08:56 AM

Builders: Interest increasing for Mandan homes

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Home builders say more people are considering houses in Mandan because they can get more bang for their buck than in neighboring Bismarck.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Home builders say more people are considering houses in Mandan because they can get more bang for their buck than in neighboring Bismarck.

Jason Frank, owner of Diversity Homes, tells the Bismarck Tribune that building in Bismarck has become so expensive that more people are looking to Mandan for a lower cost option.

Frank says land prices have continued to rise in the past few years in Bismarck and there are more requirements for homes built in certain neighborhoods.

Parker Pladson, co-owner of Venture Building Co., says the lower cost in Mandan drives new residents to build there. He says people will commute across the Missouri River if a house costs $20,000 less in Mandan.

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