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:

 

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]

 
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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

 
How to Choose a Home Builder

4 Key Steps to Choosing a Home Builder

As Millions of Millennials enter their prime home-owning age, the home building industry could be headed for better times. According to Statista, an estimated 37.5% of Millennials owned homes in 2016, but the figure is expected to rise to 58.1% by 2025. With the latest homeownership craze among millennials and the tight supply of used homes for sale on the market, many are looking at building new versus buying existing.      Given that your home will reflect your personality, ... [Read More]
How to Choose a Home Builder

 
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Build a House or Buy a Used Home: The Economics

Investing in a home is typically the largest investment you will ever make. Buyers often rigorously research location, marketing trends, price, taxes and more during the pursuit of finding the perfect home to fulfill a unique set of wants and needs. One of the first decisions you will encounter during the process is if you should shop for an already existing home or build a house from scratch. Is it cheaper to buy or build a house? What’s the cost to build a house for your zip code in 2019... [Read More]
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House Design

Choosing a House Design for Your Future and Family

Congratulations on taking the exciting step towards building your new home. Between running around the backyard to cooking dinner over the stovetop, the house design you choose will help form a lifestyle for you and your family to create long-lasting memories.  If you’ve begun to research portfolios and floor plans, it can become overwhelming knowing that the design plays a major role in your future experiences. Where should the rooms be located? How big does the primary bathroom need... [Read More]
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What to Include in a Modern Floor Plan Design

Here’s the thing: there’s a massive world of difference between “antique” and “outdated.” “Antique” implies something chosen because it was old and tasteful, while “outdated” means something was left in the dust by time. If there’s one thing we don’t want our homes to be, it’s outdated. However, unless you’re constantly reading home design magazines and websites, it’s difficult to stay up on modern trends. Are we still doing shag carpets? Slow down. We’ve got you covered in o... [Read More]
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