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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

Building Your Rochester Custom Home

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, Mar 30, 2020 @ 10:03 AM

Custom homes don’t spring up overnight. They’re built one step at a time. And a lot of the steps that go into building a custom home take place before the hammers and saws come out. Building a new home in the Rochester area can be a fulfilling and exciting adventure. But it’s important not to skip the early steps so you can get to “the good stuff” of actually seeing your dream take shape.

Let’s look at some of the important steps you’ll need to take.

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Topics: floor plans

Essentials for Evaluating the Suitability of a Model Home

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Mar 27, 2020 @ 14:03 PM

People looking for a home in the greater Rochester area often assume that they either have to choose an existing home that's on the market or build from the ground up. While both of those may be good options for some people, there is another option: Purchasing a model home. Could that be a good option for you? Let’s take a look at some of the essentials for evaluating the suitability of a model home for your family’s needs.

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Topics: Model homes, Custom homes