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"It's a combination of location, two ...
"It's a combination of location, two good school districts, and the taxes are lower than most of the surrounding area," said Richard Rosetti, president of Rosewood Builders.
Rosetti's firm is halfway through construction of the final two of 46 homes in its Morningview Farms development on Boght Road in North Colonie.
also has approval for 140 more houses in what will be called the Northridge Hollow project at the corner of Miller and Haswell roads.
is building the last two houses at Morningview before selling them because it would not make sense to let the crew go after building one house and then come back for the final one.
is confident he
can sell the last two houses.
Prices for the homes range from $400,000 to $750,000.
"Certainly when the market was better, I'd keep four or five spec homes at a time," he
Despite its building boom, Colonie still has a reputation as a tough place to get approval for new construction.
said it took him 11 years to get approval for Northridge Hollow.
The previous developer on the Parkside site had the property for nine years.
"It's no worse but it's not better," Rosetti
said the idea was his
For Northridge Hollow, he
would have had to pay $750,000 upfront, even though the houses will be built in phases.
"Until I build the house and the family moves in, there is no impact," he
Cultured stone -- man-made stone made ...
Cultured stone -- man-made stone made to look like natural rock -- is also becoming popular on new homes, adding both earthy color and texture to the facade, says Rich Rosetti, the owner of Rosewood Home Builders in Latham.
In new home communities, at least, homeowners still seem to be mindful of blending in with the rest of the development, Rosetti
"I can remember going through developments with builders, and you see the guy that picked the bright yellow siding and put the green roof on," he
The company's President, Richard G. Rosetti got his start working under the direction of both his grandfather and father learning everything he could about home construction and the pride of craftsmanship.
Rich continued his education at Siena College where he earned his bachelor's degree in Business.
From there he went on to work in both construction and real estate where he refined his skills.
Rich then co-founded Rosetti Falvey Real Estate.
Since then he has gone on to establish Richard G Rosetti Real Estate.
Rosewood Home Builders was established in 1984.
It began as a family owned business.
It wasn't until in 1997 that Rich took over as president and branched out on his own.
In 2002, Rich moved Rosewood Home Builders to a new location at 1202 Troy Schenectady Road in Latham, NY.
There, he expanded his staff and built a 4,000 sq. ft. Design Center, the largest in the Capital District.
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Richard Rosetti, president ...
Richard Rosetti, president of Rosewood Home Builders, said residents should understand the stakes are high not just for developers, who rack up costs as projects languish, but for taxpayers, for whom an expanding and diverse tax base generally means lower taxes.
Rosetti, a Colonie native who said many town employees work hard throughout the process, met with Supervisor Paula Mahan, a first-year Democrat, to discuss the system's failures.
It's too frustrating," Rosetti