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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

Family Friendly Features of Our NY Custom Homes

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Oct 12, 2022 @ 23:10 PM

The old saying, “It’s what’s inside that counts,” is just as applicable to homes as it is to people. In fact, the features you choose for your new Finger Lakes house will truly make it feel like home. If you are sharing your new house with family members, consider adding a few of these things.

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Topics: Custom homes, Building a New Home

Small Home Costs in NY: One Hidden Factor Driving Up the Cost

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Jun 29, 2022 @ 11:06 AM

Are you shocked by the high cost of small homes in the Rochester/Finger Lakes area? While reduced inventory is one factor for the price jump, it’s not the only reason home prices are skyrocketing.

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

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