Frequently Asked Questions

How do I decide which new home floor plan to build?

Marrano offers over 25-floor plans featuring alternate layouts, numerous expansions, and front elevations. A Marrano New Home Professional is trained to guide you with selecting the right plan to meet your needs. Visit a New Home Construction Professional in one of our many decorated model homes open Saturday through Wednesday 1-5pm. You can also visit our design app click here to play around with different home designs and color schemes.

How much of a deposit do I need to start building a new home?

Marrano offers a variety of products including single-family communities, patio home communities, townhome communities, and condo/villa communities. In most situations, we require a 5% good faith deposit to start the home building process. Patio home communities may vary. Your good faith deposit is forwarded as part of your down payment on your new Marrano home.

How long does the new home building process take?

Typically four to five months depending on how long the town takes to furnish a building permit. However, we have a wide variety of completed homes available for immediate occupancy.

What should I expect during the home building process?

You are assigned a team of professionals including your New Home Construction Professional, a Customer Coordinator, a professional Design Consultant, a Construction Manager, and a Customer Care Representative. Your teams assist you through the home building process so it’s as flawless as possible and enjoyable.

What if I have an existing house to sell?

Marrano is the only New Home Builder that offers the award-winning Safe and Sold program. Marrano’s Safe and Sold program pays a percentage of your listed commission and offers professional home staging services. We start your new home immediately while selling your existing house.

What’s the difference between a patio home and a single-family community?

Patio home communities offer ranch and first-floor master floor plans and are often associated with an HOA which is a great option for customers looking for a maintenance-free lifestyle. Single-family communities offer a wide variety of plans for all lifestyles. See our home designs here .

Is it true that patio homes do not have basements?

No, that is not true. Every builder has their own definition for a “Patio Home”. When you build a Patio home with Marrano, it is more about the lifestyle than the floor plan. All Marrano built homes have full basements.

What is a HOA?

HOA= “Home Owners Association” Marrano’s Patio Home communities usually have an HOA. What this means is the community has rules and regulations for the residence for what they can and cannot do. Most of the time the restrictions are put in place to maintain the integrity of the neighborhood. The residence of the HOA pay a monthly due to be part of the association, but it usually also includes landscape maintenance and snow removal. Often residence in an HOA community has what is called; “Condo Status”, this means that they may pay fewer taxes than residence outside of the HOA neighborhood.

Where do you build?

Marrano has many locations throughout Western New York. Areas include Hamburg, West Seneca, Buffalo, Amherst, Williamsville, Lancaster, Lockport, Clarence, and Rochester. A list of all of our communities can be found here.