Martin Custom Homes

7527 Buckley Road
North Syracuse, NY 13212
Office:(315)452-3245      Fax:(315)452-9454
Andy: (315)374-4531    Dave: (315)374-4527


Excellence in building your dreams!

Home and Garden Show 2022   
We missed two years of an in-person H & G Show due to covid-19, but this year we are back!  The Home Builders and Remodelers Association of CNY held a very successful Parade of Homes this past fall and are now looking forward to a strong comeback for the H & G Show also.  Mark your calendars as the dates are set, March 18th through March 20th, at the NYS Fairgrounds.  We will post more information about the event in the near future.  Anyone that might be interested in booth space should contact the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of CNY

News and Events

Interest rates – Still very low!  
Interest rates on 30-year mortgage loans with 10% down and no PMI are now in the low 3% range at the end of 2021.  Just how high will they go?  Industry sources are split on that. but they mostly agree on 30–year rates in the high–3% to low–4% range by the end of next year.  Now is still an excellent time to build a new home.  If you are thinking of building start planning now.  Lenders will not accept an application for a mortgage or give an interest rate lock unless you have a set of home plans and a contract with a builder.  Present your plans and contract to the bank and you will lock in at that day’s rate.  The planning portion is easy with no outlay of money until you’re ready to go to the architect.   Give us a call and we can tell you about the process and what you need to do to make it happen! 

Building Material Prices   
Building material prices had receded to what we thought was the new normal as of October and November 2021.  They were still higher than late 2020 but not as bad as the summer of 2021.  Unfortunately, the prices are spiking again.  December 2020 OSB 4’x8′ sheeting board was $7.50/sheet.  By the summer of 2021, the price skyrocketed to $70/sheet. It then came down to what we thought was the new normal in November 2021 at $15/sheet  As of January 12, 2022, the price of this one item has doubled to $30/sheet.  The average new home requires 200+ sheets during the building process.   Dimensional lumber has also increased along with the cost of trusses, etc.  To say the least, we are upset with these price fluctuations but the building industry voicing its concerns falls on deaf ears.  The answer from our current administration was to raise tariffs on Canadian lumber which increased the prices even more.  The only thing we can tell you is that we do everything we can to keep the price as low as possible.  We check the prices at the time of contract signing and that is the number that you pay.  We don’t like to use escalation clauses in our contract where you have to worry throughout the build about potential price increases being passed to you.

Thinking of building? Want to know how? Now is a great time to learn, plan and design a new home with us, virtually!
If you have been thinking about possibly building a new home or want to know if you can, now is a great time to do it!  In person or VIRTUALLY!  You can speak to us from the comfort of your home via your computer or iPad!  We have many plans and photos here on the website, but we have many, many more plans and photos that are made available to you in a in person meetings.  We can also share and discuss them with you in a virtual meeting.  Some of the plans on this site have also been built in several different configurations and one of those may interest you.  We can also plan a totally new design.  Give us a call at (315)374-4531 and we can schedule a time for an in person meeting or a virtual meeting which is simple to do.  Get ready now before interest rates go up! 

"We're just as friendly after the build, as we are in the beginning!"

Are you looking for a little more ammunition to convince the spouse to build a new house?  Here’s some of the reasons and benefits of building new!  The time is right and interest rates are still low!  Learn More

Martin Custom Homes tries to help out in the communiy when we can.  See some of the projects we’ve helped on.  (Just setting this up as a new section. More to come as time permits.)  Learn more

Bring your own plans or select from one of our many floor plan designs – we will customize to suit your needs. We build in all price ranges!  Learn more

See the information on some of the lots/sub-divisions available now, or get more information about building on your own lot or land. Learn more

What separates Martin Custom Homes from the other builders? Call it old school if you like, but at Martin Custom Homes we feel that certain features shouldn’t cost extra. Attention to detail, although hidden from sight behind walls, is just as/or more important than features that are readily visible.  Learn more

Want to learn a little more about Dave and Andrew Martin?  Click here to read our history.  Learn more

The Martins

We can tell you a lot about ourselves, but it’s better for you to hear it from clients we’ve built homes for.   Read here what a few of our customers had to say.  We also have no problem giving you names of any of our many clients, so  you may speak to them for assurance that you are talking to the right builder.    Learn more