Building a New Home

Investing in a home is typically the largest investment you will ever make. You’re sure to have many questions while making a decision. Is it cheaper to buy or build a house? If I build – How do I choose the right builder? Where should the rooms be located? Is this still in style? Don’t worry – that’s normal. We’re here to help you make better-informed decisions concerning your dream home. Check out some of our articles below to find some of the answers to your questions!

Recent Building a New Home Articles:


Summer Savings Promotion

Summer has arrived, and the savings are hot! Customers who sign a contract through September 1st & start construction on their home within 90 days of the contract signing are eligible to receive special savings options*. Choose from two summer savings options: get up to $10,000 toward a composite deck addition or enjoy up to $7,000 in upgrade options of your choice. Host plenty of backyard entertaining with your beautiful new deck or explore our extensive offering of trending, sophisti... [Read More]


Spring Savings Promotion

Spring has arrived, and the savings are blooming! Fine Line Homes is pleased to offer $10,000 off select upgrades for your new home.* Explore our extensive offering of trending, sophisticated and premium selections tailored to fit your personal style and taste. Whether it’s a unique backsplash tile, an elegant dining chandelier, a cozy electric fireplace, whatever you’ve had your eye on – make it yours with this new promotion.  Even better - this offer can be combined with our S... [Read More]


New Home Expert – Erica Baum

Meet Erica Baum! Erica is our New Home Expert in our Harrisburg office. To get to know her a little better, we asked a few questions about her work with Fine Line & her personal life.  Q: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING FOR FINE LINE? A: I have been with Fine Line Homes for two years.  Q: WHAT EXPERIENCE DID YOU HAVE BEFORE COMING TO FINE LINE? A: I worked in Kitchen & Bath Design and sales & showroom management for over eight years. Q: WHAT IS ONE P... [Read More]


New Home Expert – Brandon Meyers

Meet Brandon Meyers! Brandon is our New Home Expert in our Sayre office. To get to know him a little better, we asked a few questions about his work with Fine Line & his personal life.  Q: How long have you been working for Fine Line? A: 5 years this December. Q: What experience did you have before coming to Fine Line? A: I was the Service Manager with another builder. Q: What is one piece of advice you can give to anyone who is looking to build a new home? A: Do you... [Read More]


How To Finance Your New Home

Building a home of your own is an exciting journey, but there are so many questions to be answered. Where do we start? Who should we choose? And most importantly - how are we going to pay for it?  A new home will most likely be one of the biggest investments you will make in your lifetime. Before any of the excavation begins, it’s important to consider what you can afford and how you are going to finance the build.  Let's discuss how to get started with a lender and the differ... [Read More]


What To Expect During Land Development

Imagine - you’ve decided to build your dream home. You’ve figured out what you want your home to look like…you’ve found a piece of land…now what? There are a few more steps before the build can begin. In this article, we’ll talk about site costs, land preparation, and excavation.  One of the most common terms you’ll hear when it comes to building on your land is a “Perc Test”. A Perc Test (aka Percolation Test) is a test that is used to observe the absorption rate of water in the soil... [Read More]


How To Select Land For Your New Build

Many people have a dream of building their own home on their own land. It’s a beautiful dream and selecting your own lot can come with lots of pros such as choosing the location, the size of your yard, and much more! However, finding land and getting it prepped to build can feel intimidating to anyone that is not familiar with the process. Our goal is to provide some helpful information that will help you fully understand what goes into building your dream home.  One of the first step... [Read More]


How to build on your lot: The Homeowner’s guide

Building a dream home on your own plot of land is truly a special moment in life. It's a chance to create something that is 100% you from the ground up, literally! But it can also be overwhelming if you're not sure where to start. If you're a homeowner in Central Pennsylvania, Southern New York, or the Winston-Salem/Triad area in North Carolina who is looking to build on your lot, our home building experts at Fine Line Homes made this guide just for you. We'll go over all the basics of ... [Read More]

Abilene exterior color choices

How to Choose Exterior Colors For Your New Home

When building your new home, how do you choose exterior colors so that all elements work together, the exterior looks cohesive and is pleasing to the eye?  While this article doesn’t pretend to give you ALL the answers to a very broad and complicated topic, we wanted to provide an introduction to the key elements to consider and include some links that give you more detail on specific topics.     One thing we know is that when it comes to colors, some people are very deci... [Read More]
Abilene exterior color choices

Building New versus Buying Used

Building a House vs Buying a Home: Key Points to Consider Before Deciding

Are you looking to own a home? If yes, chances are, you might be open to a couple of options. You may be wondering whether to build a new home or buy a new used house. Is it cheaper to build new or buy a pre-existing home? If you live in the U.S., statistics reveal that the average price of buying a house in 2018 was $385,000. With the costs of buying a new home increasing, making your home decisions can be a daunting task. So, which is a better investment? Should you build new or buy a new... [Read More]
Building New versus Buying Used