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Custom Home Hack: Buy a Pre-Engineered Homesite to Build On

Posted by John Graziose on Sun, Dec 5, 2021 @ 12:12 PM

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Topics: Custom homes, Building a New Home

Charming Finger Lakes Towns: All About Sodus, NY

Posted by John Graziose on Sun, Nov 28, 2021 @ 11:11 AM

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Topics: Sodus NY, Finger Lakes

Why Buying a Model Home is a Smart Idea (If You Can Find One)

Posted by John Graziose on Sat, Nov 20, 2021 @ 11:11 AM

Have you considered buying a model home? Purchasing one of these homes offers all the benefits of new construction without the wait. Model homes tend to sell quickly in the Rochester/Finger Lakes area. If you find a model home you like, you’ll need to act quickly to avoid disappointment.

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Topics: Model homes

6 New Construction Home Upgrades That Are Totally Worth It

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Sep 22, 2021 @ 08:09 AM

Are you planning to build a new home in the Rochester/Finger Lakes area soon? As one of the first steps in the process, you’ll need to think about which upgrades you’d like to add to your new house. Upgrades range from choosing a different paint color for the family room to adding another bedroom to your home. These six upgrades will not only make your house more comfortable but may increase the value of your home. 

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Topics: Building a New Home, Home Design

A Perc Test: What It Is and Why You Need One to Build Near Rochester

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Sep 15, 2021 @ 14:09 PM

If you’re looking for a scenic view, you’ll find plenty of lots that meet your requirements in the Rochester area. Thanks to the abundance of lakes, forests, and undeveloped land in the region, it’s fairly easy to find a building lot that overlooks a lake or pond or backs up to the woods. Although the land may look ideal at first glance, you won’t be able to build on it unless the lot can pass a perc test.

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