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How Long Will Your Greater Rochester New Construction Home Take to Build?

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, Jun 17, 2024 @ 17:06 PM

You’re ready for something that’s entirely yours. Building a new home is an exciting journey, especially in the beautiful Greater Rochester area. At Gerber Homes, we understand that embarking on this journey involves many questions, particularly regarding the timeline. How long will it take? What steps are involved? As a trusted custom home builder with over 40 years of experience, we’re here to guide you through every phase of the home-building process and the associated timeline for each step.

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Topics: Building a New Home, Home Building Tips

The Ins and Outs of Building a Lakefront Property in the Finger Lakes

Posted by John Graziose on Tue, May 14, 2024 @ 11:05 AM

Imagine waking up each morning to the serene view of water gently brushing against a lush shoreline, the sun casting its early rays over tranquil waters, and the peaceful solitude only a lakefront property can offer. Building a custom home in the Finger Lakes region is about creating a personal retreat and a lasting legacy. Whether it’s a summer getaway or a full-time residence, planning and knowledge can turn this dream into a splendid reality. Gerber is here to use our insight as expert home-builders to guide you through the essential considerations—from navigating local regulations to choosing sustainable building practices— to ensure you have all the information you need to plan your lakefront custom home or cottage.

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Topics: Building a New Home, Home Building Tips, Finger Lakes

Rochester's Finest: Top Custom Home Builders and Selection Tips

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Mar 1, 2024 @ 07:03 AM

Choosing the right builder for your dream custom home in the Rochester area is a decision that sets the foundation for your future. You are creating a space where life’s most cherished moments will unfold. But in a sea of options, how do you ensure that you pick a builder who aligns with your vision, values, and expectations? This process is about more than comparing prices or portfolios; it’s about understanding the essence of what makes a home builder the perfect partner for your custom home project. In this blog, we delve deeper into the essential aspects to consider, guiding you through the journey of finding a builder that not only constructs houses but builds dreams on your land.

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Topics: Custom homes, Home Building Tips

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Building a New Custom Home

Posted by John Graziose on Sat, Feb 17, 2024 @ 19:02 PM

Building your dream home is an exhilarating journey, filled with opportunities to express your taste and create a space that perfectly aligns with your lifestyle. However, the path to a custom-built home is laden with important decisions and potential pitfalls. Gerber is here to put our expertise to use to call out common mistakes that can occur during the home-building process and how to avoid them, ensuring that your journey to a custom home is as smooth and enjoyable as the destination.

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Topics: Custom homes, Building a New Home, Home Building Tips

Steps to Take Before Building a House on Raw Land

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Dec 21, 2023 @ 17:12 PM

The availability of prime building spots is one of the many advantages of living in the Greater Rochester/Finger Lakes Area. Whether you want a smaller suburban plot close to stores and highways or a sprawling, multi-acre spread deep in the woods, you’re bound to find the perfect lot. Buying undeveloped land is a little more complicated than purchasing an existing home or a house in a new home community and involves a few extra steps, Gerber's extensive experience in partnering with homeowners for site selection services equips us to walk you through the details of evaluating raw land for development.

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Topics: Building a New Home, Home Building Tips