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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!
Covid-19 Virus and it’s affect on home construction
We are fully back to work! There are still some restrictions such as masks when closer than 6′ and the number of workers per square foot, but nothing that isn’t near normal. We have some catching up to do but nothing we can’t handle.
Wow – Interest Rates
Interest rates on 30 year mortgage loans with 10% down and no PMI are still hovering at 3.25% to around the 3.375% range at the beginning of June 2020. They had gone as low as 2.75% earlier this year but the Federal programs Fannie May and Freddie Mac intervened to raise them to where they are now. It looks like they will continue to stay very low for a little while as we re-open the country. It’s a great time to build a home!
I do not know of any banks that will accept an application for a mortgage and give a 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 without a huge outlay of money. These super low rates might not last long so don’t miss out. Give us a call and we can tell you about the process and what you need to do to make it happen!
2020 2021 Parade of Homes
The 2020 Parade of Homes has just been postponed until June 2021. The wet winter and lack of any major cold spells slowed down the development process to a point where we did not feel that their would be enough time to complete the homes in time for a fall of 2020 Parade. Martin Custom Homes will still be in the Parade in June 2021 which will still take place in the new community in Baldwinsville called “Treybrook”. It is on the site of the former Seneca Golf Course located on NY State Route 48, about 1 3/4 miles north of John Glenn Blvd, in the Town of Van Buren. Lot selection has taken place and our lot will probably be able to have a walk-out basement! Contact us now if you have interest in being our Parade home buyer with the opportunity to help design your very own, spectacular Parade Home! You can enjoy the advantages, savings and many perks an MCH Parade Home offers! To see photos and information from all our previous Parade of Homes Entries from 2011-2018, see the top line menu item “Parade of Homes” above. Click here to learn more about the “June 2021 Parade of Homes”! Dave & Andy Martin
Canceled – 2020 Home & Garden Show
Sorry to say that the 2020 Home & Garden Show has now been canceled due to the Covid-19 coronavirus. If you were planning on speaking to us there about a new home or other project, we are still available to meet with you by appointment. The building industry is still going strong and with the super low interest rates, now is a great time to build! Please give us a call at the phone numbers at the top of this page or send us a note on our contact page to set up a date and time. We look forward to speaking with you!
A New Distinction!
We are very proud to announce that OCM BOCES has bestowed on Andrew Martin the honor of being this year’s inductee into the 2019 Career and Technical Education Alumni Hall of Fame! Andrew is the first person to be inducted from the Construction Technology Program since the inception of the Hall of Fame in 2011. Click here for photos and a video of Andrew’s address to the 2019 graduates of the CTE programs.
Thinking of moving a little farther west!
More and more people are looking to move to the Auburn and Elbridge areas. There are some nice developments in Elbridge which you can call us about, but we just found a real nice neighborhood in Auburn where lots are large and some have a view of Owasco Lake! These lots have all utilities and very reasonable lot prices! Some are even walk-out or daylight windowed basement capabilities! Check out the “Keystone” neighborhood in our communities section under “Where to Build”. We even have some photos for you!
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