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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

The Importance of Site Selection in Custom Home Building

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Dec 20, 2023 @ 11:12 AM

Your beautiful new custom home is only part of the equation. Where will it sit, and what will surround it? If you're considering constructing a home in the beautiful Greater Rochester area, you've already made a great choice. The right site lays the foundation for your dream home, influencing everything from the design to how you enjoy your space. Gerber is here to guide you through this important decision so that you make the best choice for your future home.

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Topics: Building a New Home, Selecting a Home Site, Home Building Tips

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

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