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  • Writer's pictureJodi Funke

The cost to build your dream home is more affordable that you think

Updated: Jan 25, 2022

The Complete Guide to Building Your Dream Home in Northern Kentucky

If you can dream it, it can be built

There are several options when considering building your dream home. You can choose a pre-designed layout on a provided lot, in the location of your choice. You can also custom-design a layout with a design team on a provided lot, in the location of your choice. Lastly, you can purchase a lot of land separately and hire a reputable construction company and choose to either co-design your layout or select a layout from pre-designed templates. There are model homes built that you can walk through and you will will work with a design team to customize your dream home selections. All options for new construction can be managed by a real estate agent to make your journey seamless and enjoyable. Sit back and let us make your dream a tangible reality.

The Building Process

Guided by your Real Estate Agent

Step #1: Choose your dream home design layout and provide or select a lot of land

Step #2: Visit the local design center of your chosen construction company to make specific design selections

Step #3: Sign a purchase agreement

Step #4: A construction team will build your dream home

The Building Timeline

Months One through Three


Review the construction process and begin making selections and upgrades. You have two three-hour sessions to finish your choices.


Meet with technology experts to determine your wiring and home technology needs.


Review all features involved with starting construction.

Months Four to Five


Meet with your builder to review final plans.


Once all permits are issued, if you do not own your lot, your chosen construction company will purchase it on your behalf and begin construction. Your market manager and builder will keep you updated and informed along the way on the progress of your home.

Months Six to Eight


Meet with your builder to see that your home is being built just as you ordered, and address any questions you may have before drywall is placed.


A series of internal inspections are performed at the end of the Build milestone. These inspections assure you that the quality of your new home meets industry standards.


Just before closing, you'll meet your customer care representative. The New Home Presentation is a thorough introduction to your home's use, care and maintenance.

Common Misconceptions about New Construction

  1. The cost of new construction is more than purchasing an existing home. This is a popular belief and is not true. The best part about new construction is that you can have everything on your wish list for the same cost as purchasing an existing home that may not have your dream design and selections.

  2. The new construction timeline is always years. You can expect to move in within one year from the starting date.

  3. There are surprise costs when building a new home. Your real estate agent will guide in selecting a home construction company that guarantees their construction, ensuring there are no hidden surprise costs.

  4. Financing new construction is complicated and expensive. Financing new construction is just like financing an existing home and actually costs less money. Your real estate agent can introduce you to home models that only require a 10% down payment to begin construction.

Lots of Land for Sale in Northern Kentucky

Build a custom home without the worry, cost, or wait.

Whether you already own a lot, need help finding a site, or have a particular property in mind, you'll receive guidance and support every step of the way from your real estate agent and their highly-trained team of professionals. With new construction on your lot options, you'll enjoy craftsmanship, the flexibility to modify your floor plan, countless options, and a wide variety of interior and exterior finishes - all in less time and at a fraction of the custom price.

Your real estate agent can introduce you to lots of land in your desired location. From there, you will be introduced to to a variety or reputable and legendary dream home construction companies. You will be shown sample design templates and the various advantages for choosing each. Once you have made a selection, your real estate agent will take care of establishing the initial steps in building process. Your sole job will be to outline your dreams and to make selections. The rest is handled for you!!

Our Land Lot Picks

906 Treeline Drive, Fort Wright, KY 41011


Great Location and just minutes to nearly anywhere in NKY. Great views! City water & Sewer. Pick your own builder and Floor Plan.

2343 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights, KY 41076


Exceptional opportunity. Right next to entrance of Lowe's on .71 acres of land in the Campbell County School District.

4886 Oliver Road, Independence, KY 41051


Build your dream home on a .57 acre lot in Independence! Convenient location close to shopping, dining and just minutes to I-275. Water, electric, septic, and concrete driveway are present on lot. Lot backs up to Kenton County Youth Sports Complex.

Our Dream Home Construction Company Picks

Drees Homes

Fischer Homes

You can view their websites to browse their models and designs.


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