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How Much Does It Cost to Build a New Home in the Finger Lakes?

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Oct 9, 2020 @ 12:10 PM

Building a new home is an excellent choice if you’re ready to buy your first home or upgrade to a bigger property. New homes offer an excellent value for your money, don’t require repairs and renovations, and include the latest features and amenities. To make your decision easier, we’ve compiled a little information about the cost of building a home in the Finger Lakes region.

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Topics: Rochester NY

6 Benefits of Living in the Finger Lakes Region

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Oct 1, 2020 @ 12:10 PM

Balance is an important consideration when you’re choosing the perfect location for your new home. A city with ample jobs may have a high cost of living, while an area with reasonable housing costs might not offer many cultural activities. Fortunately, you won’t have to make any of these compromises when your new home is in the Finger Lakes area. Living in the region offers many advantages, including these important benefits:

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Topics: Rochester NY, Canandaigua NY

When and Where to See Fall Foliage near Rochester, New York [2020]

Posted by John Graziose on Sat, Sep 12, 2020 @ 10:09 AM

The most beautiful season is fast approaching and in Rochester, New York, there are lots of beautiful fall foliage to be seen! Finding the best places and times can be tough though and we are here to help you get to the right spots at the right times.

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Topics: Rochester NY, Fall

Living in Victor, New York

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, Sep 7, 2020 @ 11:09 AM

When you’re considering building a new custom home, where you choose to build is just as important as the design and construction of the home. For homeowners looking to build in the Finger Lakes region of New York, the town of Victor has lots to offer. Here’s a brief look at some of the features that make living in Victor, NY so appealing.

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Topics: Victor NY, Building a New Home, Selecting a Home Site

Best Fall Getaways near Rochester, New York

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, Sep 7, 2020 @ 09:09 AM

If you are looking for the beautiful scenes of the seasons changing to fall, Rochester, New York definitely delivers! With lots of different activities to enjoy in the fall in the area, you'll be sure to enjoy the gorgeous changing leaves of orange, red, and yellow! To make sure you get the most out of the season, we've put together a few fall getaways in the area many of which can be enjoyed outdoors if you have health and safety concerns!

With several different parks, lakes, and activities all within driving distance of Rochester, these getaways are easy to access and will contribute to your overall enjoyment of the season! Here are some of our favorite fall getaways near Rochester, New York!

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Topics: Rochester NY, Fall

5 Reasons to Create a Home Office in Your Rochester Home

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Sep 2, 2020 @ 10:09 AM

With COVID-19 affecting a significant portion of businesses and ability to go into the office, this has forced several Americans to start working from home. Additionally, working from home is becoming more of a norm. With this increase, the demand, benefits, and need for home offices has grown.

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Topics: Rochester NY, Home office

Community Living in the Greater Rochester Area

Posted by John Graziose on Tue, Jun 30, 2020 @ 09:06 AM

One of the most important aspects of building a new home in the Greater Rochester area is deciding where you’re going to live. While you certainly want to pay close attention to the floor plan you choose for your new home (to ensure your home fits the needs and lifestyle of your family), the fact is that you won’t spend all of your time inside the walls of your house.

Just as the design of your home should fit your needs and personality, you’ll want your community to reflect your lifestyle and sense of home. The good news is that in addition to lots of home design options, you also have a nice variety of communities from which to choose in the greater Finger Lakes region.

Let’s take a closer look at just a few.

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Topics: Custom homes, Fair Haven NY

Choosing the Right Floor Plan for Your Rochester Area Home

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Jun 25, 2020 @ 17:06 PM

We love to have choices! If you don’t believe me, just take a look at the cereal aisle in the grocery store. That same affinity for options holds true when it’s time to build a home in the greater Rochester area. That’s one reason we offer so many different choices of floor plans. If you glance through our plans you'll find Colonial homes, first-floor master homes, patio homes, ranch style home, Cape homes, and even homes that offer in-law layouts.

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Topics: floor plans, Building a New Home

The Custom Home Building Process: Taking One Step at a Time

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, May 27, 2020 @ 15:05 PM

Building a custom home is not an overnight process. It’s quite different than buying an existing home. It’s also more involved than building a new home that’s identical to all the others around it. So what does the custom home building process look like? There are lots of details, but it is manageable (and exciting) if you approach the process properly—by taking one step at a time.

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Topics: floor plans, Custom homes, Building a New Home, Home Design

Why You Should Pre-Plan Your Custom Home

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, May 11, 2020 @ 17:05 PM

The Rochester area is experiencing a housing boom, leaving home buyers competing against one another for the few available homes in the area. High demand and low inventory means buying a home can take a long time, and the home you find might not even be the home you want.

What's the solution? Work with a reputable builder like Gerber Homes to build a custom home.

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Topics: Custom homes, Home Building Tips