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The Best New Home Floor Plans for Growing Young Families

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, Jul 5, 2021 @ 12:07 PM

Size isn’t the only consideration when choosing a home. Sometimes, larger homes actually feel less spacious than smaller ones due to an inefficient floor plan. If you expect your family to grow, one of these floor plans may be perfect for you.

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Topics: Custom homes, Finger Lakes

Find Land for Your Home- 4 Finger Lakes Lots for Sale

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Jun 23, 2021 @ 18:06 PM

Finding the ideal lot is one of the most exciting parts of the new home building process. Whether you want a quiet, wooded lot or one close to town, you’ll find plenty of places to choose from in the Finger Lakes area.  One of these four lots just may be the perfect spot to build your new home.

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Topics: Custom homes, Finger Lakes

Understanding the Cost Difference Between 1, 1 ½, and 2 Story Buildings

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Jun 17, 2021 @ 15:06 PM

One choice you’ll face when choosing a floor plan for your new Rochester-area home is how many stories your home will have. You can choose from a wide variety of different floor plans that include one-story, two-story, and one-and-a-half-story homes. In addition to impacting your lifestyle now and potentially in the future, the number of stories your house has can impact the cost of your home.

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Topics: floor plans, Custom homes, home remodeling, Home Additions, Building a New Home, second-floor additions, Home Design, first-floor additions

Steps to Take Before Building a House on Raw Land

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, May 14, 2021 @ 14:05 PM

The availability of prime building spots is one of the many advantages of living in the Greater Rochester/Finger Lakes Area. Whether you want a smaller suburban plot close to stores and highways or a sprawling, multi-acre spread deep in the woods, you’re bound to find the perfect lot. Buying undeveloped land is a little more complicated than purchasing an existing home or a house in a new home community and involves a few extra steps, including:

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Topics: Custom homes

How to Sell Your Finger Lakes Land and Make the Most Money

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, May 5, 2021 @ 15:05 PM

Mountain breezes, scenic lakes, quaint small towns, and excellent schools make the Finger Lakes region the perfect place to put down roots or build a summer cottage. Demand for land is particularly strong, as home buyers search for the perfect spot to build their dream homes. If you’ve got some extra land you no longer need or have inherited a few acres, you can make some extra money selling your property.

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Topics: Custom homes