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Arriving at a Realistic Budget for Your Rochester-Area Custom Home

Posted by John Graziose on Sun, Feb 27, 2022 @ 15:02 PM

As custom home builders, one of the most frequently asked questions we’re asked is: “What will it cost to build a custom home in Rochester (or Webster, or Canandaigua, or Ontario)? If you’re considering building a home in one of these communities—or elsewhere in the Finger Lakes area—it’s a question you have to ask. But it’s also a bit of a loaded question.

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

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

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

Understanding the Cost Difference Between 1, 1 ½, and 2 Story Buildings

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Jun 17, 2021 @ 15:06 PM

One choice you’ll face when choosing a floor plan for your new Rochester-area home is how many stories your home will have. You can choose from a wide variety of different floor plans that include one-story, two-story, and one-and-a-half-story homes. In addition to impacting your lifestyle now and potentially in the future, the number of stories your house has can impact the cost of your home.

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Topics: floor plans, Custom homes, home remodeling, Home Additions, Building a New Home, second-floor additions, Home Design, first-floor additions