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Building a Rochester-area Home That Pampers Your Pet

Posted by John Graziose on Tue, Jun 14, 2022 @ 08:06 AM

For a lot of people living in the Rochester area pets are a big part of family life. Wouldn’t it be nice if the new home you built in the area made your pets feel like pampered members of your family?

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Topics: home remodeling, Home Additions, Building a New Home, Home Design, Custom Home Features

5 Reasons Why New Yorkers Are Moving from Erie County to Wayne County

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Apr 29, 2022 @ 11:04 AM

We’ve noticed an influx of new homeowners from the Buffalo area in recent years. That’s not surprising since living in Wayne County offers plenty of advantages. Whether you’re interested in buying your first home, looking for a bigger home for your growing family, or downsizing, you’ll appreciate these five benefits unique to the Rochester eastern suburbs:

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Topics: Rochester NY, Canandaigua NY, Ontario NY, Victor NY, Webster NY, Sodus NY, Finger Lakes Living, Finger Lakes

5 Reasons Canandaigua, NY, is a Good Place to Live and Build a Home

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Apr 13, 2022 @ 11:04 AM

Are you having a little trouble narrowing down the list of possible locations for your new Finger Lakes home? If Canandaigua isn’t already a strong contender, it will be when you take a look at our list of five of the town’s most appealing attributes.

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Topics: Canandaigua NY, Building a New Home

Controlling Creeping Cost While You Build Your Custom Home

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, Feb 28, 2022 @ 08:02 AM

One of the most prevalent “horror stories” about building a custom home has to do with homeowners going over budget. That tale of woe is followed closely by stories about projects that took much longer to complete than planned. Sometimes that happens when a homeowner doesn’t take enough time to think through what they really want and need. That may mean adding options later that weren’t in your original budget (here’s a post that deals with that in more detail).

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Topics: Custom homes, Home Building Costs

Surprising Places Your Rochester Custom Home Could Cost More & How to Prepare

Posted by John Graziose on Sun, Feb 27, 2022 @ 19:02 PM

Some of us enjoy surprises, like when our friends throw a surprise party for us or our income tax returns are larger than we planned. Some surprises, however, aren’t so much fun, like when the custom home you’re building costs more than you expected. Nobody enjoys that kind of surprise.  

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Topics: Custom homes, Building a New Home, Home Building Costs