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How Much Does a Home Remodel Cost in the Finger Lakes/Rochester Area?

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, Feb 15, 2021 @ 09:02 AM

Have you been thinking about remodeling your Finger Lakes/Rochester area home? Whether you want a new master bedroom suite or need to update your kitchen, a home renovation enhances the value and function of your house. Although remodeling costs vary depending on the size and scope of the project, these cost estimates will give you a general idea of what you can expect to pay for home renovations.

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Topics: Rochester NY, Bedrooms & Master Suites, Home Remodeling Costs

Top School Districts in the Greater Rochester Area

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Feb 4, 2021 @ 15:02 PM

Price, size, features and amenities aren’t the only important considerations when buying a house. School district quality should also play a part in your home-buying decision. Top-performing school districts offer an excellent education for your kids and help your home retain its value. These Greater Rochester area school districts are among the best in our region. Scroll down to see the list and click here to see new neighborhoods in some of these districts. 

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Topics: Rochester NY, Finger Lakes Living

How Much Should You Spend on Land for Your Rochester/Finger Lakes Home?

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 10:01 AM

Home costs are influenced by many factors, including the floor plan, square footage, number of stories, and additional features and finishes. After considering all of the costs, homebuyers often forget about the cost to buy a lot. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to create a realistic budget for your new home if you don’t know how much land costs in Webster, Perinton, Ontario, Greece and surrounding communities.

So, what can you expect to pay for land around Rochester? As you can imagine, prices vary. Here’s a look at current pricing to give you at rough idea of land costs in our area

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Topics: Rochester NY

The Top 2021 Home Building and Remodeling Trends

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Jan 14, 2021 @ 16:01 PM

Choosing the features, finishes and appliances for your home is one of the most enjoyable parts of building a new home or remodeling your current home. Unfortunately, the process can also be a little overwhelming at times. Taking a look at the latest trends can provide a little inspiration and make your decisions easier. These seven trends are expected to be popular in the Rochester area in 2021.

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Topics: Home Design, Home Building Tips

A Simple Guide to Commuting to Rochester, New York

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, Dec 21, 2020 @ 18:12 PM

Like most potential new homeowners, your commute is probably a key factor in your home buying decision. After all, the less time you spend on the road, the more time you’ll have to enjoy your brand new house. Luckily, you can expect a fairly easy commute to Rochester no matter where you live in the Finger Lakes region. Here are a few things you’ll need to know whether you’ll be making the trek to Rochester every day or just occasionally.

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Topics: Finger Lakes Living

Why People Are Moving to the Finger Lakes Region

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, Dec 14, 2020 @ 18:12 PM

Call us biased, but we consider the Finger Lakes region the best place to live in the entire country. Whether you’re looking to buy your first house or are ready to move up to your dream home, the area is the perfect place to put down roots. In fact, the Finger Lakes area is particularly popular with homeowners for these five reasons.

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Topics: Finger Lakes Living

The Best Towns to Visit in the Finger Lakes Region

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Dec 2, 2020 @ 16:12 PM

Keeping busy on the weekends isn’t difficult when you live in the Finger Lakes region. With so many interesting towns to explore, you’ll never have to worry about being bored. These are just a few of our favorite places.

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Topics: Finger Lakes Living

How to Prepare Your Finger Lakes Home for Winter

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Nov 4, 2020 @ 12:11 PM

Snow, ice, hail and freezing temperatures can a take a toll on your Finger Lakes home, causing damage that can be costly to repair. Fortunately, preventing winter mishaps can be as simple as taking these steps to prepare your home for winter weather.

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Topics: Finger Lakes Living

The Best Winter Getaways in the Finger Lakes Region / Rochester

Posted by John Graziose on Tue, Nov 3, 2020 @ 09:11 AM

Traveling far from home may not be such a good idea at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a winter getaway. In fact, many resorts and hotels have taken extra precautions to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can enjoy these winter getaways without driving more than two hours from the Finger Lakes Region & Rochester!

*Remember to be safe and careful when traveling during the pandemic. If you are concerned about your health and safety, we invite you to try out one of the outdoor getaways or consider a staycation!

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Topics: Finger Lakes Living, Winter

Factors That Influence the Cost of Your Finger Lakes/Rochester Home

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, Nov 2, 2020 @ 08:11 AM

Have you ever wondered how the real estate and home building experts determine home prices? Many factors affect how much you’ll pay for a home in the Finger Lakes/Rochester area, including these key details:

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Topics: Home Building Costs