New Jersey Home Building Blog

The Complete Guide to an Energy-Efficient Custom Home

Andrew Giannattasio | May 18, 2022

Ever found yourself wondering, “how energy efficient is my home?” Then the answer is that it’s probably not as energy efficient as it could be. Unless you have all the latest green appliances, windows, lights, and other home accessories, your home likely has room to improve. And since updating energy efficiency in the home is an opportunity to both lower your energy bill and reduce your carbon footprint, the switch is really a no-brainer. 

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Building a Passive House in New Jersey: Everything You Need to Know

Bella Giannattasio | May 09, 2022

Energy-efficient homes are a win-win. They’re designed to have a minimal environmental impact, thus reducing the amount of energy, water, and other vital resources you use daily. That helps the environment; it also helps you, saving you money by lowering your utility bills. In addition, energy-efficient home designs are often created to maximize the homeowner’s comfort, health, and lifestyle. 

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How Much Does an Acre of Land Cost in New Jersey in 2022?

Andrew Giannattasio | Apr 12, 2022

Building a new home should be exciting, but all too often it can be overwhelming — especially if you’re starting by buying land in New Jersey. If you’re never bought land before, you probably have lots of questions, chief among them: how much is an acre going to cost? As New Jersey builders, GTG Builders can help break down that question and get you started down the path to your perfect home!

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7 Tips to Building a Perfect Ranch Style Home in NJ

Bella Giannattasio | Apr 06, 2022

Ranch-style homes are an American classic. These simple yet functional one-story abodes have architectural roots that go back centuries, though they’re best known for booming in popularity during the 1950s and 60s. However, what makes ranch homes a design classic isn’t necessarily their history; rather their ability to endure and transform with each modern era, leading to the development of many different variations of the style including California, suburban, storybook, raised, and more. 

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How Do I Choose a Custom Home Builder?

Andrew Giannattasio | Mar 23, 2022

If you don’t know a lot about home building, you might notice people throwing around the term “custom home” a lot. As custom home builders, we think that it’s important to understand what the term means, and how it differs from other types of homebuilding. Here are a few things you should know about the various approaches to home building, and how you can choose the one that is right for you.

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7 Energy Efficient Materials to Use in Your New Custom Home

Bella Giannattasio | Mar 08, 2022

When you start to imagine your dream home, you might be surprised how much energy efficiency plays a part in your comfort. It’s not just about your utility bills. An inefficient home doesn’t stay warm or cool consistently, which means you have to use equipment more often to maintain a level of contentment. By comparison, an efficient home saves money, uses less energy, and provides every bit as much comfort. Start by considering these energy-efficient building materials.

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