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What Does It Really Mean to Build a Custom Home in 2022?

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, Feb 7, 2022 @ 10:02 AM

Often, when people think about custom homes, their thoughts turn toward luxury features. Images of expensive stonework, exotic woods, and gold-plated bathroom fixtures come to mind. Although luxurious fixtures and features can certainly be part of your home, building a custom home involves is a little more involved than many homeowners realize. So, what does it really mean to build a custom home?

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Topics: Custom homes, Custom Home Features, Home Building Tips

26 Must-Have Features for Your Custom Home in 2022

Posted by John Graziose on Sun, Feb 6, 2022 @ 16:02 PM

One great thing about building a new custom home is that you don’t have to settle for standard features and finishes. Creating a home that’s uniquely yours is what makes a custom home special. As you’re planning your Rochester/Finger Lakes home, you’re likely to come across certain features that you know you want to include in the plan. It’s not because these things are trendy or ostentatious. It’s because they deliver the kind of comfort and convenience you really want. With that in mind, let’s look at 26 “must-have” features for your 2022 custom home.

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Topics: Custom homes, Custom Home Features

Best Rochester Suburbs to Build a New Home In

Posted by John Graziose on Sun, Dec 12, 2021 @ 12:12 PM

Would you like to build a new home in the Rochester suburbs? With so many good choices, finding the perfect spot to build your NY custom home may be more difficult than you imagined. These stand-out suburbs are just a few of the towns that you may want to call home.

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Topics: Rochester NY, Canandaigua NY, Webster NY, Building a New Home, Sodus NY

Custom Home Hack: Buy a Pre-Engineered Homesite to Build On

Posted by John Graziose on Sun, Dec 5, 2021 @ 12:12 PM

Land development, one of the most important steps when you’re building a NY custom home, adds weeks or months to your construction timeline. If you’re eager to start the home building process as soon as possible, you may want to consider buying one of the pre-engineered sites currently offered by Gerber Homes.

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Topics: Custom homes, Building a New Home

Charming Finger Lakes Towns: All About Sodus, NY

Posted by John Graziose on Sun, Nov 28, 2021 @ 11:11 AM

It’s no surprise that Sodus, NY, is one of the most popular small towns in the Finger Lakes area. Located within easy commuting distance of Rochester, the town offers beautiful homes, plentiful recreational opportunities, a quaint downtown, and impressive views of Lake Ontario and Sodus Bay.

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Topics: Sodus NY, Finger Lakes