Cost of Building a Home in Pittsburgh: 4 Factors

April 27, 2022

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When it comes to the cost of building a home in Pittsburgh, there are a few key factors that come into play. Of course, the size and type of home (spec home vs. custom home) you’re looking to build will impact the overall price tag, as well as location. But other factors such as quality of materials used, and level of contractor expertise can also affect the cost.

Aging in Place Design: Tips for Building Your Forever Home

April 12, 2022

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As people are living longer, the demand for aging in place design in new construction is on the rise. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 15% of Pittsburgh’s residents were 65 years of age or older, and 19.3% of all Allegheny County residents (per July 1, 2021 estimates). More and more people want to be able to live independently in their homes as they age, instead of paying to live in a nursing home or assisted living facility. If you are building a new home, it is important to think about features in your house that will make it easy…

Home Upgrades: What to Add Now and What Can Wait

March 15, 2022

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Building a new home comes with lots of selections, and most of them will impact the final cost of your custom home project. However, when choosing which home upgrades add value, it’s important to think about the return on investment—a value that adds to the enjoyment of your home—not simply dollars and cents. Let’s look at a few home upgrades that you should take care of during the building process, and a few that you can wait to tackle later. Upgrade Now: Space As you go through the design-build process with your builder, think about the square footage you need…