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Andrew Giannattasio

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Creating the Ideal Outdoor Living Space to Elevate Your Central New Jersey Custom Home

Andrew Giannattasio | Jul 07, 2022

When you aren't swinging at beautiful golf courses along Long Beach Island or swimming in the Atlantic, you may want to enjoy this summer in your own backyard. You could pull a couple of old lawn chairs out of storage and set them up for you and your guests, but those chairs are more likely to leave you with a sore bottom or back than anything else. Outdoor living in New Jersey doesn't have to be so bleak. You have much better options available. 

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Should I Build a House Now, or Wait?

Andrew Giannattasio | Jul 07, 2022

You've planned to build a custom home for years. With diligent saving and patience, you're ready to start creating your dream home — you don't want to wait anymore. But news of high building material prices and a hot real estate market cooling down may have you wondering, "Should I wait to build a house?". Even though you're ready, now may not be the right time to build. 


It's wise to have these concerns. While you might need to wait for a couple of reasons, for most of our clients, building a home in 2022 is a suitable option. If you're on the fence about the right choice, here are a few indicators to help you decide.

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Finding Land for a Custom Home in New Jersey

Andrew Giannattasio | Jun 22, 2022

So, you want to build a custom house. Assuming right now is the best time for you to build, you'll have to find the right plot of land. Building a house in New Jersey can be rewarding. Our property values are high and for good reason! With convenient access to beaches, historic sites, large metropolitan areas and idyllic out-of-the-way rural spots, your home in New Jersey will have a little something for everyone in your household — if you choose the right property. 

Finding land to build on can be an overwhelming experience if you've never bought land before. Knowing what you want, doing research, and aligning with the right team of professionals can make your endeavor a success. Here's what you need to know if you're buying land in NJ.

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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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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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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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