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Essex Homes of Western New York said Thursday it broke ground on its final phase of building out its Cross Creek Estates single-family home community in Lancaster. Located off Pleasant View Drive, between Stony and Pavement roads, the last phase will include 29 new home sites, including some on a cul-de-sac and some that back up to a protected conservation area, accordi…

Buffalo

When Brett Barrett's husband got a surgical residency in Buffalo, the couple left Chicago for the Colvin Estates neighborhood of North Buffalo. They closed in May on their new $369,000 Marrano home and moved in about a month later, confident they wouldn't have to do a lot of work on it. But as happy as they are with their three-bedroom home, they are dismayed that Marra…

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Marrano Homes has completed its development of the new Princeton Park community in West Seneca. The division of Marrano/Marc Equity Corp. said it finished 48 new home sites in the 40-acre community off Chancellor Lane. The home sites are all private – some as much as 400 feet deep – while about 40% of the land will remain "natural" in the preserve along Smokes Creek. …

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Essex Homes of WNY is expanding into the Northwoods development in Clarence, adding another neighborhood to its inventory. The privately owned custom homebuilder said it would start with 12 "sizable" lots in the community, just east of the intersection of Roll and Shimerville roads, near Transit Road. A new-build "Weston"-style home is now under construction at 5379 Bri…

Buffalo

It's no surprise to John Manns that the new Colvin Estates homes that his company built in North Buffalo have sold quickly. But the executive at Marrano Homes said he was astonished at how high the prices went, and at who was buying them: millennials, many coming from the suburbs and some paying as much as $500,000. "I wasn't expecting it to go that high," Manns said…

Amherst

One of the area's biggest homebuilders has completed its purchase of another 38 homes sites in the Evergreen Landing development in Amherst for $2.72 million. Marrano Homes, part of Marrano Marc Equity, bought 30 lots on Cherry Laurel Lane and eight on Tupelo Lane from Cimato Enterprises, according to documents filed with the Erie County Clerk's office. The addresses ra…

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Two of Western New York's largest privately owned custom homebuilders are teaming up to develop land and new residential communities, starting with the next phase of development at Clarence's Spaulding Green. Forbes Capretto Homes and Essex Homes of WNY said their new joint venture will begin with 21 cul-de-sac lots in the sprawling high-end neighborhood, located off Gr…

Buffalo

Homebuilder Marrano/Marc Equity Corp. has acquired the land it needs to complete the new Colvin Estates subdivision in North Buffalo, paying $4.48 million for six remaining lots from the first phase plus another 18 acres from the original property owner. Marrano is taking over the biggest new home construction project in the city in years from the previous developer, wi…

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Essex Homes has completed the second phase of development at its Knoche Farms Estates subdivision in Orchard Park. Located off Milestrip Road near Southwestern Boulevard, the single-family home community will have a total of 97 lots when completed, with a pond and woodlands. It features large home sites – some nearly 1 acre in size – with ranch, two-story and first-floo…