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25 Must-Have Features for Your Custom Home in 2024

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Dec 1, 2023 @ 16:12 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. Asyou’re planning your Rochester/Finger Lakes Area 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 25 “must-have” features for your 2024 custom home.

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Topics: Custom homes, Custom Home Features

Stunning Ceiling Ideas for Your New Custom Home in 2024

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Nov 30, 2023 @ 12:11 PM

Are you looking for ways to make your custom home stand out? Add one or more of these ceiling types to your Finger Lakes/Rochester home for instant drama.

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Topics: Building a New Home, Custom Home Features

The Top 2024 Trends for Your Custom Home

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Nov 29, 2023 @ 12:11 PM

Choosing the features, finishes and appliances for your home is one of the most enjoyable parts of building a new 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 2024.

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Topics: Home Design, Home Building Tips

Geothermal Energy: A Modern Heating and Cooling Option for Your New Build Home

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Nov 2, 2023 @ 09:11 AM

You may have more options than you think to create self-sufficiency and source energy for your custom home. For years, gas, electric, and oil heating and cooling systems were the only choices available to Rochester/Finger Lakes area residents. Although those systems will certainly keep you comfortable, they’re costly to run and may not be the most environmentally-friendly option. In our region, we advise folks to consider geothermal energy for their new construction to reduce heating and cooling costs while minimizing their carbon footprints.

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Topics: Building a New Home, Home Building Tips

The Benefits of Building a Custom Home vs Buying an Existing Property

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Oct 6, 2023 @ 14:10 PM

In the vibrant landscapes of New York, homeownership is a dream cherished by many. With the picturesque backdrop of the Finger Lakes and the urban allure of Rochester, deciding where to put down roots is just the first of many decisions. Another significant choice facing prospective homeowners is whether to build a custom home or buy an existing property. Each option carries its unique set of advantages, challenges, and financial implications. As 2024 unfolds and with 2025 on the horizon, understanding the dynamics of the current housing market and construction trends is crucial. In this guide, Gerber is here to delve into the pros and cons of building vs. buying, helping you make an informed decision that aligns with your dreams and budget.

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