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

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Sep 2, 2021 @ 08:09 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

Explaining Cost: Custom Home vs Production Homes

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Aug 27, 2021 @ 13:08 PM

Are you thinking about building a new home in the Rochester/Finger Lakes area but aren’t sure if a custom or production home is the better option? Both types of homes offer modern floor plans and up-to-date amenities, although they do vary in price. Learning about the building and design processes for these two styles of homes can help you understand the factors that influence the cost.

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Topics: Custom homes

What Will Your Rochester Home Cost You?

Posted by John Graziose on Tue, Aug 24, 2021 @ 13:08 PM

Our family has been building homes in the Rochester area for more than 50 years. In fact, we’ve built more than 3,000 homes in that time. And there are one question potential homeowners have asked us every single time: “How much is this going to cost?” 

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Topics: Custom homes