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6 New Construction Home Upgrades That Are Totally Worth It

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Sep 22, 2021 @ 08:09 AM

Are you planning to build a new home in the Rochester/Finger Lakes area soon? As one of the first steps in the process, you’ll need to think about which upgrades you’d like to add to your new house. Upgrades range from choosing a different paint color for the family room to adding another bedroom to your home. These six upgrades will not only make your house more comfortable but may increase the value of your home. 

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Topics: Building a New Home, Home Design

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

The Top 2021 Home Building and Remodeling Trends

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Jan 14, 2021 @ 16:01 PM

Choosing the features, finishes and appliances for your home is one of the most enjoyable parts of building a new home or remodeling your current home. Unfortunately, the process can also be a little overwhelming at times. Taking a look at the latest trends can provide a little inspiration and make your decisions easier. These seven trends are expected to be popular in the Rochester area in 2021.

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Topics: Home Design, Home Building Tips

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

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, May 27, 2020 @ 15:05 PM

Building a custom home 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.

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

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