Build A Home With Oyler Hines

New Home Construction in Cincinnati & NKY

Nobody knows new construction like the Oyler Hines Group. If you’re considering building in Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky, look no further! We offer our clients access to more new homes and lot opportunities than anyone around.

Meet Our Builders
New Home Communities
phase one: research

We'll start with finding you the perfect lot

With our own land acquisition team on staff and unparalleled new construction knowledge, our new construction team provides clients with tremendous value every step of the process.

Become an Insider

Unmatched Market Knowledge


Lot Sourcing


Lot Research

We challenge you to find a team that has more comprehensive knowledge and expertise in the construction market. Our clients have the opportunity to leverage our knowledge to avoid the typical pitfalls!

Ever wonder how that buyer got their hands on that incredible lot? It was probably Oyler Hines! We are the acquisition source for dozens of builders and our buyers are our first priority.

With a team that has acquired and/or developed thousands of lots, we know the questions you need to ask!

phase two: design

Design your custom home and find the right builder

Having worked with virtually every builder in Cincinnati and oftentimes, acquiring lots for them, Oyler Hines should be your first stop when considering a new home.

Meet Our Builder Partners

Floor Plan Consulting


Builder Selection


Price Negotiation


Spec and Option Advising

The key to any good home is a functional floor plan. Having been a part of hundreds of custom home designs, we assist each of our clients with designing the perfect home for them and the future resale market.

Behind lot selection, this is the biggest decision you’ll make! Since we work with virtually EVERY builder in town, we’ll equip you with insight on the best builder options for you so that you can make an informed decision.

What other agent do you know that can actually lower the cost of construction? We leverage existing relationships with our builders, vendors, suppliers, and contractors so that you can get the best deal possible.

The term “the devil is in the details” has never been more true than in the spec sheet. Here, you’ll find the largest components in your house and you need to have an advocate review and compare the allowances, inclusions and construction details!


Middleman Between the Builder and You 


Financing Guidance


Save You Money

We speak the builder’s language. We’ll work to alleviate stress during the build of your new home by taking things off your shoulders and keeping the communication flowing between all parties.

Construction Loan, End Loan, Bridge Loan…what’s right for you? Our unique experience in this realm helps us point you to the best mortgage partners with unrivaled products to keep your rates and closing costs low!

We challenge you to find a team that has more comprehensive knowledge and expertise in the construction market. Our clients have the opportunity to leverage our knowledge to avoid the typical pitfalls!


Watch your plans come to life while we handle the details

We are proud to be recognized as the #1 New Construction Sales Team by the Greater Cincinnati Home Builders Association every year since 2016.

Our Process
Not Sure where to start?

Get started with our New Home Guide

Now that you've decided you want to build a home, where to start? We've put together a downloadable PDF document that guides you on what you should think about, gather and consider before you meet with builders.

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New Home Guide

New Home Guide

Comprehensive Real EstateNew Home Guide


Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

Buyer's Guide

Buying a HomeThe Complete Playbook

Have questions?

We've got all the answers


This is probably the most common question that we hear about building a new home AND it has changed throughout the course of the pandemic and supply chain issues. For most builders, homes take between 8 and 12 months to build. Some builders might be quicker than others because of their captive sub base or based on the amount of jobs they have. This does not include the architectural design and permit part of the process, which can take anywhere from 30 days (if the plans are complete or just being tweaked) to 120 days. Ask your builder and their team so you can get an accurate timeline for your project.

Yes, there is a wide range of builder types and categories. AND, to make it even more confusing, a builder can float between a few different categories. To make it simple though, we like to break builders into three different categories:

Production Builders: These are your volume based builders, which can build 50+ homes a year. They typically build in specific communities (not necessary off-site) and have a variety of home plans to choose from.

Semi-custom Builders: Also known as Semi-production, these types of builders tend to offer a little more customization when it comes to plans and selections. They have their process and model, but might give you the leeway to change a plan or bring an outside selection in. They typically build anywhere from 20-75 homes per year.

Custom Builders: There's no restriction with most custom builders. In fact, we like to call these builders the "start from scratch option." They craft your vision by offering guidance and direction. Many custom builders have plans for inspiration (or as a starting point) while others have you sit down with an architect to design your home right in front of your eyes. Typically, custom homes come with a higher price and a little more ambiguity because the parameters aren't identified on day one.

Keep in mind that many builders don't fit perfectly into any category so interview each builder based on what you're looking for to see who might be the best fit.

Selections typically work in one of two ways: Pre-selected items or Allowance Based.

Pre-selection Options: Typically, production and semi-custom builders have pre-identified items that they have selections for a home. They might have options within each category. For instance, they may have several different faucet options or tile options. You can pick and choose what works best for you depending on what is included. There may be a good, better, and best option and the pricing fluctuates. This can be a profit center for builders so keep that in mind.

Allowances: This option is more of a cash based system. Each builder may handle allowances a bit different, but the main idea remains intact: a builder will give you a bucket of money to select a category from a vendor. Typically, they have specific vendors and suppliers that you must choose from, which isn't a bad thing. Here's an example: You have $10,000 to use at Custom Distributors for Appliances. If you go below, you can most likely use the funds elsewhere, but if you go over, you will have to pay more at the end.

Disclosure: Custom Distributors is a local (Cincinnati) Appliance Vendor that we (Oyler Hines) and many of our builders use.

It's best to consult your mortgage broker or banker for in-depth advice here since there are hundreds of different nuances with mortgages and you should find the best one for you. BUT, there are two types of loans we see most often with new construction.

End Loans are loans that you secure when a home is complete. A builder would carry the construction loan and you would close at the end of construction just like a typical existing home. End Loans are most typical for production based builders as they carry the initial financing.

Construction Loans are obtained at the start of construction. This loan is used to build the home in a draw process, meaning the builder requires periodic draw payments from the bank to pay for construction. For instance, at the end of the foundation period, the builder would submit a request to the bank to pay for all of the materials, contractors, etc. that it took to put the foundation in. At the end of construction, these loans can roll into a permanent loan or you may need to refinance. These aren't as scary as they sound and most common when building a custom home.

A great home starts with a great lot...well, and a great set of plans. But you have to start with a lot. We, at Oyler Hines, actually built our business by finding our clients incredible building opportunities whether it be a 5 acre lot in Indian Hill or 50' wide lot in Hyde Park. Typically, these don't always go through MLS so you have to keep an eye out on many levels: MLS, Builder Networking, Visit Developer and Builder Websites, and maybe even sending letters.

Or make it easy on yourself and reach out to us. We tend to know about most opportunities in Cincinnati as we have a land acquisition team dedicated to finding great lots.

It's time to make a move

The next step

Not sure if now's the right time to buy or sell? Need a reliable contractor? We'd love to get to know more about you and your needs! Feel free to use any of the options here to get in contact with us!