New Jersey Home Building Blog

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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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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Costs That Are Overlooked When Building a Custom Home

Andrew Giannattasio | Feb 21, 2022

When you start thinking about building a home in NJ, you may hear an old wives’ tale about setting aside 10% of the price for upgrades and change orders. Although having a little extra on top of your estimate isn’t a bad idea, this myth hides a lot of problems with the design process. You don’t have to worry as much about the hidden costs of building a home when you hire a builder who will help you do the work in advance. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

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What is Your First Step in Building a Custom Home?

Andrew Giannattasio | Jan 26, 2022

The journey of a lifetime begins with the first step. If you’re wondering about building a custom house, you’re in a great position to create a future you’ll be happy to have. Of course, you have to know what to expect, and that starts from the beginning. Here’s what you can plan at the start of the process, and a few things you’ll need to do.

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