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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

Arriving at a Realistic Budget for Your Rochester-Area Custom Home

Posted by John Graziose on Sun, Feb 27, 2022 @ 15:02 PM

As custom home builders, one of the most frequently asked questions we’re asked is: “What will it cost to build a custom home in Rochester (or Webster, or Canandaigua, or Ontario)? If you’re considering building a home in one of these communities—or elsewhere in the Finger Lakes area—it’s a question you have to ask. But it’s also a bit of a loaded question.

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

Factors That Influence the Cost of Your Finger Lakes/Rochester Home

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, Nov 2, 2020 @ 08:11 AM

Have you ever wondered how real estate and home building experts determine home prices? Many factors affect how much you’ll pay for a home in the Finger Lakes/Rochester area, including these key details:

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Topics: Home Building Costs

When Buying a Rochester-Area Custom Home, It’s not Just What You Pay—It’s What You Get

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Mar 27, 2020 @ 13:03 PM

When you’re thinking about building a new custom home in Ontario, Perinton, Webster or anywhere else in the Greater Rochester area, it’s easy to focus on the cost of the home. It’s important to have a realistic budget for your home. If you try to take on too much house, you probably won’t qualify for the loan. And even if your do, you may find yourself stretched beyond your comfort level. It’s no fun living in a home if you can’t afford to furnish it or if you’re constantly stressed by the monthly payments.

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Topics: floor plans, Custom homes, Rochester NY, Building a New Home, Home Design, Home Building Costs