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Tips for Homebuyers

Categories: Buying a Home, Custom Homebuilder | Posted: August 27, 2013 | Comments Off on Tips for Homebuyers

Buying your home can be an intimidating topic, but fortunately it’s one that falls under Parry Homes’ expertise. Whether you’re a first-timer or looking to settle in for the long haul, read on to learn what you should really  be looking for on your journey to becoming a homebuyer in Pittsburgh.

First, make sure you’re ready to buy a home. Are you financially stable and have steady employment? Do you feel comfortable with the idea of staying in the same place for at least 5-10 years? If you can answer “yes” to both of these questions, then you are ready to seriously consider purchasing a house. If you are uncertain of your job stability, have an unsteady income, or are planning on moving around a bit, then it might be best to continue renting in the meantime.

When viewing homes, be sure to tour no more than 4 places each day; this will help you keep track of the differences between each place and will prevent you from getting too overwhelmed at the different options. Take pictures of each home if you are allowed, with the first picture being the home address so you can easily flip through to see which set belongs to which home. As you tour, don’t be afraid to ask questions and test the home’s water pressure, etc. to make sure everything is in working order.

Location is always a big factor; the school district, area shopping and dining, entertainment, and commute can all greatly impact your decision. Do you prefer country living or do you like being close to the action? Parry Homes builds in some of the most desirable areas of Pittsburgh.

Consider the floorplan and layout of the houses you tour. Make sure that they fit your lifestyle before making a final decision. An open floorplan with few stairs and a single floor may be the right choice for an older family advancing into their twilight years, whereas a home with many bedrooms and a spacious family room could work well for a family with many children or that enjoys entertaining.

If you have trouble selecting an existing home or can’t quite find a floorplan that suits you, consider designing and building a partially custom home. A partial custom build allows you to start with a base floorplan, then you add on one or several optional features; and, if the builder’s especially helpful, they’ll let you add on whatever design quirks you like.

If you’re going the route of having a house specifically built for you, why not let Parry Homes help you out? They’ve got the experience, expertise, and, above all, high standards, customer service, and support that you’ll need when building a home–custom or otherwise.

Parry Custom Homes is an established homebuilder in the Pittsburgh area. For additional information about our services, call (724) 863-0199. 


Welcome to Parry Homes!

Categories: Custom Homebuilder | Posted: August 19, 2013 | Comments Off on Welcome to Parry Homes!

We here at Parry Custom Homes in Pittsburgh are so excited to announce the launch of our new website and blog! For our first post, we wanted to help you get to know our company and what we’re all about.

Founded in 1978 by Keith Parry, a member of the Carpenter’s Union and renovator, Parry Custom Homes has remained a family company, with Keith’s daughter and son Daniele and Justin working as a management team. Throughout his time as a member of the Carpenter’s Union, Keith learned the ins and outs of the business and began to build a foundation for his company.

Daniele and Justin grew up surrounded by the custom home business in Pittsburgh, and have continued the family tradition. Daniele heads up the showroom, helping clients make tough design decisions and guiding them to their perfect home. Justin runs the design, construction, and building operations, creating a high standard of quality that customers love.

The Parry family believes that building a custom home isn’t just a job, but a way of life. They try to live that life to the fullest by meeting their clients’ needs in a professional, organized, and fun manner. A builder with flexibility, Parry Homes is the right choice for anyone looking to build custom. This flexibility allows us to meet your needs without any unnecessary red tape or rules.

We build on land around Pittsburgh and the surrounding suburbs in Western Pennsylvania, allowing you the opportunity to build on your own lot if you so choose. We offer free home site evaluations for active customers.

If you are still searching for the right piece of land to purchase, we’ve listed out a few things you may want to factor into your decision: school district, commute, lot size, lot terrain type, and your ideal township location. Once you compare between your top choices, a winner usually stands out; if not, we are happy to share our professional opinion to make your decision easier.

If you have an area in mind but notice that we currently don’t offer building services in that location, give us a call or email and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

Once you have your lot or community home site near Pittsburgh picked out, we’ll discuss floor plan ideas and options. After your new home contract has been signed, we’ll break ground on your very own Parry home!

Can’t wait to learn more? Check out our blog every week for a fresh new post! We’ll cover topics like available communities & homes, home financing tips, special Parry insight, and more.

Parry Custom Homes is an established homebuilder in the Pittsburgh area. For additional information about our services, call (724) 863-0199.