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2021 Home & Garden Show – Will be virtual this year
Sadly I have to tell you that the 2021 Home & Garden Show live event at the NYS Fairgrounds has been canceled again by Governor Coumo. But, on a brighter note, we are going VIRTUAL! Starting the week of April 18th you will be able to visit our virtual Home & Garden Show! The virtual platform is really nice, so please give it a try. Regardless of the show, you can still speak to us anytime. Give us a call to let us help you make your dreams, plans, and ideas a reality! We look forward to speaking with you!
Interest rates – Still very low!
Interest rates on 30-year mortgage loans with 10% down and no PMI are now around 3%+/-. It looks like they will hover in this range but could gradually rise later this year to the 3.5% range. It’s a great time to build a home! Just letting you know that 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!
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!
News Flash! 2021 Parade of Homes – Now moved to September 2021
We have had to reschedule the 2021 Parade of Homes again due to Covid-19. We could not be sure that the event would be allowed in June so it has been moved to September 11th through September 26th. The Parade will be in a 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. 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 “September 2021 Parade of Homes”! Dave & Andy Martin
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!
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.
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