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A Perc Test: What It Is and Why You Need One to Build Near Rochester

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Mar 2, 2023 @ 14:03 PM

If you’re looking for a scenic view, you’ll find plenty of places that meet your requirements in the Rochester area. Thanks to the abundance of lakes, forests, and undeveloped land in the region, it’s fairly easy to find a building lot that overlooks a lake or pond or backs up to the woods. Although the land may look ideal at first glance, you won’t be able to build on it unless the lot can pass a perc test.

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Topics: Building a New Home, Selecting a Home Site, Home Building Tips

The Custom Home Building Process: Taking One Step at a Time

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Feb 15, 2023 @ 08:02 AM

Building a custom home in the Finger Lakes is not an overnight process. It’s quite different than buying an existing home. It’s also more involved than building a new home that’s identical to all the others around it. So what does the custom home building process look like? There are lots of details, but it is manageable (and exciting) if you approach the process properly—by taking one step at a time. Here's a look at everything that goes into planning a custom home. This blog will take you from a dream in your heart to the day you're standing on your new doorstep. You'll notice we spend extra time talking about the early stages of the custom home building process because excellent planning leads to spectacular results.

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

Construction Loans for Custom Home Building: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Feb 1, 2023 @ 14:02 PM

You’re dreaming of a custom home with every detail just as you imagine it. It’s almost time to make it real, but exploring the options to finance a custom home can be overwhelming. We know that talking about the nitty gritty financial details can glaze your eyes over, but this is an essential detail for potential clients to explore. Understanding every aspect of your custom home-building process is important to a successfully executed dream home.

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Topics: Custom homes, Building a New Home

Building an Energy-Efficient New Home in Upstate NY

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Dec 16, 2022 @ 09:12 AM

Building your custom home in Rochester, NY area or the Finger Lakes Area is more than just a dream realized. It also allows you to align your selections with existing tax credits. Luckily, current construction-related tax incentives favor green/energy-efficient options, which are popular with consumers for their low-environmental income. We're also one of the most trusted custom home builders in Ontario, where the incentives to build green is also embedded in tax incentives.

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Topics: Building a New Home, Home Design, Custom Home Features, Home Building Tips

Building Near Lake Canandaigua – Choosing the Best Floorplan and Builder

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Oct 13, 2022 @ 00:10 AM

Not sure where you want to build your new Finger Lakes home? Check out the Lake Canandaigua area. The region offers large building sites ideal for a range of floorplans and a short commute to Rochester and surrounding towns.

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Topics: Custom homes, Canandaigua NY, Building a New Home