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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

Building an Energy-Efficient New Home in Upstate NY

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Oct 4, 2023 @ 09:10 AM

Building your sustainable custom home in Rochester, NY area or the Finger Lakes Area is more than just a dream realized. It also allows you to align your selections with existing tax credits. Luckily, current construction-related tax incentives favor green/energy-efficient options, which are popular with consumers for their low-environmental income. We're also one of the most trusted custom home builders in Ontario, where the incentives to build green is also embedded in tax incentives.

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Topics: Building a New Home, Home Design, Home Building Tips

You Have Land and You Want a Custom Home - Now What Do You Do?

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Sep 6, 2023 @ 08:09 AM

Having land in Upstate New York is a dream for many, especially in picturesque areas like Canandaigua, Rush, or Macedon. But how do you make the most of that piece of paradise once you have it? Many landowners ponder, "I want to build a house on my land; where do I start?" If that's you, here's a step-by-step guide to help you navigate the exciting journey of turning your raw land into a beautiful custom home.

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Topics: Custom homes, Building a New Home, Selecting a Home Site

9 New Construction Home Upgrades That Are Totally Worth It

Posted by John Graziose on Tue, Jul 4, 2023 @ 08:07 AM

Welcome to the world of new construction home upgrades where we bring your dream home to life! If you're planning a custom home, get ready to take your living space to the next level. Gerber Homes is here to guide your exploration of a new world of custom possibilities, from drop zones that banish clutter to smart home upgrades that make life a breeze. Join us as we embark on a journey to discover the must-have features and splurges that are absolutely worthwhile.

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Topics: Building a New Home, Home Design, Custom Home Features

Steps to Building Your Greater Rochester Custom Home

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, May 15, 2023 @ 08:05 AM

Building a custom home in the Finger Lakes is not an overnight process. It’s quite different than buying an existing home. The custom home-building process is also more involved than building a new home that’s identical to all the others around it. So what does the custom home building process look like? There are lots of details, but it is manageable (and exciting) if you approach the process properly—by taking one step at a time. Here's a look at everything that goes into planning a custom home. This blog will take you from a dream in your heart to the day you're standing on your new doorstep. You'll notice we spend extra time talking about the early stages of the custom home building process because excellent planning leads to spectacular results.

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Topics: Custom homes, Building a New Home