New Jersey Home Building Blog

Construction Loans for Custom Home Building: Everything You Need to Know

Bella Giannattasio | Oct 24, 2022

Talking about finances is never fun, but it's always necessary — especially when building a custom home.

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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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Property Taxes in New Jersey [And Why it Matters]

Andrew Giannattasio | Aug 13, 2020

Property taxes represent a significant expense for homeowners in New Jersey, especially in certain communities. If you're new to the state or are thinking about purchasing your first home, it's important to be prepared. Here's what you need to know about property taxes in Central New Jersey.

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How to Set (and Agree) on a Budget for a Custom Home

Andrew Giannattasio | Aug 10, 2020

When you're building a luxury home, it's important to get the best value and service for your money. The success of your project depends on your ability to create a budget that works for you and your custom builder.

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Rebuilding Your Home After an Insurance Claim

Andrew Giannattasio | May 04, 2020

Following a disaster like a fire or a flood, most homeowners immediately turn to their insurance company for help. They go through a claims process, find a contractor, and begin the process of rebuilding their home. If you've recently been through a disaster, whether it was a home fire or a recent storm, you've got a long road ahead of you. Rebuilding consists of many steps. Knowing the process can help you anticipate each step and can also help you make smart decisions as you navigate this challenging time.

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Spotting a Beach House Scam on Long Beach Island

Andrew Giannattasio | Apr 13, 2020

Do you own a beach house that you rent out to vacationers while you're not using it? If so, you could become the victim of a scam, if you're not careful. Beach house scammers have been known to do everything from steal beach house furniture to rent out homes they don't own to unsuspecting victims. As a property owner, maintaining awareness of potential scams and watching for suspicious activity can protect you, protect your property and may even protect victims that you've never met.

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