New Jersey Home Building Blog

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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6 Smart Home Technologies to Include in Your Custom Home

Andrew Giannattasio | Oct 19, 2020

The ever-growing sphere of smart technology has dominated lifestyle trends for the last decade, and where houses used to be a veritable blind spot of digital inactivity (beyond a home computer, perhaps), new gadgets for the home are now dominating industry platforms. Check out these home tech trends you don’t want to miss.

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4 Questions to Ask Before Buying Land in New Jersey

Andrew Giannattasio | Oct 19, 2020

Before you can build a home, you've got to buy land the home will be built upon. Choosing the lot for your future house may seem like a relatively small part of the home-building experience, but selecting the right location is important. Without the right lot, your forever home might become your 5-year home, or even your 2-year home.

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The Best Home Insurance Companies in New Jersey

Andrew Giannattasio | Oct 12, 2020

Whether you're building a home or buying a pre-existing home, very likely home insurance will play a role in the experience. If you're getting a mortgage, your lender will require you to pay for a home insurance policy. Even if you're not getting a mortgage, home insurance in NJ is still important. Knowing how NJ home insurance can protect you from financial disaster, and which companies offer the best homeowners insurance in NJ, can help you decide whether to get a policy and from what company.

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The Complete Guide to an Energy-Efficient Home

Andrew Giannattasio | Sep 14, 2020

Building and designing a New Jersey high-performance home is a multi-faceted process. Energy-efficient home features not only make a positive environmental impact, but they also offer long-term savings on utility costs. With new construction, the good news is you can incorporate high-performance building materials from the beginning without having to do an extensive remodel in the future.

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