New Jersey Home Building Blog

Goal Creep: The Real Danger When Building a New Home

Andrew Giannattasio | Jan 22, 2021

Recently, we wrote an article about scope creep. This is a problem that clients can experience when a home improvement or new custom home project gets underway. Now we'd like to talk about a similar problem: goal creep

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Custom Home Ideas Already Trending in 2021

Andrew Giannattasio | Jan 15, 2021

While still in the research and planning stages of designing your custom home, it is important to keep up to date on the latest trends. Looking at current and future trends can give you much needed inspiration for your upcoming project. Before meeting with your builder, you'll need to determine what trends fit into your custom home building goals and what does not. When you do meet with your custom home builder, inquire about the following design trends and the ways to best incorporate these must-have features into your next home.

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How Much Does an Acre of Land Cost in New Jersey in 2021?

Andrew Giannattasio | Dec 30, 2020

Building a home in New Jersey has never been more exciting. The value of land and real estate in New Jersey has experienced dramatic increases in recent months and years, especially in suburban areas accessible to New York City. For homeowners and home buyers who want to make a smart investment in their future and their personal comfort, buying land in New Jersey has never been wiser.

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Should I Build in a Community or on My Own Lot?

Andrew Giannattasio | Dec 23, 2020

Building a home is one of the most exciting adventures you'll ever embark upon. The type of land you buy and its location is one of the first major decisions you'll have to make when your home building project begins. Home buyers are generally faced with two choices: build in a developed community for new homes, or build on a private lot away from other homes.

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New Jersey Real Estate Tax: How Much Would You Pay?

Andrew Giannattasio | Nov 18, 2020

Homeownership is a big financial responsibility, especially in New Jersey. With an average property tax rate of 2.44%, homeowners in the Garden State must plan carefully for their regular tax bills. Some homeowners choose to set aside money every month for their tax bill, while others pay their tax bills through their monthly mortgage payment.

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How to Prevent Scope Creep When Building a New Home

Andrew Giannattasio | Nov 12, 2020

Scope creep is not a term that many people outside construction circles know, but if you're beginning a new home construction project, it's an important term to be aware of. Scope creep is a problem that can affect anyone building a new home. When it happens, scope creep can dramatically increase your building budget, put your project months behind, and place extra stress on you and your builder.

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