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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

Creating a Realistic Budget for Your Rochester-area Custom Home (and Watching Out for the Surprising Places That Can Break Your Budget)

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Jul 19, 2019 @ 08:07 AM

Most people who consider building a custom home already understand that a custom home generally costs more to build than a conventional “standard” home. That doesn’t mean, however, that cost doesn’t matter. So how do you go about creating a budget for your Rochester-area home—while watching out for the surprising places that can break your budget? What does a realistic budget look like, and what are the things that are most likely to cause you to overspend your budget?

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

Understanding Pricing Variations in the Rochester Area

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, Jul 18, 2016 @ 10:07 AM

Housing prices in the Finger Lakes region can fluctuate significantly – it’s true for both existing homes and for new homes. That can make some potential homebuyers a little bit uneasy, wondering if now is the right time to buy a home or not. So how can you get a handle on the differences in pricing?

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Topics: home remodeling, Home Building Costs, Home Remodeling Costs

How to Keep Your Rochester Homebuilding Expenses in Line with Your Budget

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Nov 4, 2015 @ 06:11 AM

Most potential homeowners know the importance of setting a realistic budget when building a new home—and then sticking to it. Nothing takes the fun and excitement out of owning a new home quite like discovering that you’ve overspent and knowing that you’re in financial difficulty.

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Topics: Building a New Home, Home Building Costs

How Much Should You Spend on Land for Your New Home in Rochester?

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 @ 20:09 PM

We’ve been building homes in the Rochester area for xx years. Invariably the clients and prospects we deal with want to know what their new home in Webster, Perinton, Ontario, Greece, or one of the surrounding communities will cost. That's just smart because then these individuals can work out a realistic budget for their new home.

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