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Prepare Yourself Before Attending Homerama in Rochester NY this August

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, May 9, 2018 @ 16:05 PM

Prepare Yourself Before Attending Homerama in Rochester NY this AugustAnybody considering building a new home in the Rochester area will want to arm themselves with as many ideas and inspirations as possible before jumping into the homebuilding process. Attending Homerama in Rochester, NY is a great way to gather that information and inspiration. And while perusing the properties for ideas may be great, the more prepared you are, the more you’ll benefit from the experience.

Here are a few tips to ensure you maximize your time and come away with knowledge that will help you find the perfect Rochester home for your family.

Do a Little Homework

It’s important that your new home fits your lifestyle. Before you begin to look at homes, take some time to think about how you’ll use your home. You’ll want to consider what size home fits your family’s needs. How many bedrooms will you need? How do you entertain? Will you need a larger family room in which to interact with guests? What about your kitchen? Will you use your kitchen for entertaining? Or do you hope to use it for gourmet cooking? Here’s a post that helps you match your new Rochester kitchen to your specific personality.

Think About Floor Plans

Reviewing some potential floor plans before you look at a finished model home can be helpful. Do you prefer an open style floor plan? Are you looking for a plan that has bedrooms on one level and common spaces on a separate level? Or are you considering something that offers single-level living? Take a look at the floor plans Gerber offers to see what appeals to you. Then you can head over to Homerama and see what a plan like that looks and feels like in real life.

First-time Buyers

If you’re looking to build/buy your first home it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the options. You’ll want to focus on what’s really important for you and your family at this point in time. That being said, you’ll also want to keep in mind what your family’s needs may look like down the road a few years. Here’s a helpful post that highlights some of the essentials that first-time homebuyers look for.

Establish the Essentials

It’s not just first-time buyers who should consider the essentials. Before you get too far into the process, you may want to establish what’s essential in your new home so that you’ll be happy with it for years to come. Consider making a list that’s divided into three categories: “Must-Have” features; “Nice-to-Have” features; and “Splurge” features.

Consider Your Budget

Thinking about your budget ahead of time is really smart. You’ll want to have a realistic budget in mind before you begin choosing plans. It really doesn’t make sense to look at a $400,000 home if what you really need is a $250,000 home. Here’s a look at how to create a realistic budget for your Rochester-area home. You may also want to visit a reputable lender to see what kind of a loan you qualify for. That can help you set realistic parameters before you get into the details of floor plans, finishes, and upgrades.

Educate Yourself About the Basics

As builders, we’re often asked a lot of basic questions about home design. We think that’s a good thing! That’s why we created a free Home Design Guide eBook that you can download for free. It provides basic information about how to design key rooms in your home such as your kitchen, bathroom, living room, and master bedroom. This guide goes beyond style and talks about the importance of function in good design.

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Topics: Model homes, Custom homes, buying a new home, Building a New Home, Homearama

When You Hate to Wait for a New Home—Or Don’t Have the Luxury

Posted by John Graziose on Sat, Oct 15, 2016 @ 21:10 PM

When-You-Hate-to-Wait-for-a-New-Home-Or-Dont-Have-the-Luxury.jpgWhen it comes to purchasing a new home, some people just hate to wait. When they make a dececision, they want to move on it. The process of reviewing floor plans and sites and figuring out finishes just leaves them cold. They still want quality and they aren’t willing to settle for second best—they want to get on with life.

Other people simply don’t have the luxury of waiting because they need a new home and they need it now. Maybe they have a baby on the way. Perhaps they’ve got an older parent or relative moving in with them. Or maybe a new job has them moving to a new town in the Eastern Rochester area. They’re not willing to settle for “just any home” either, but they simply don’t have the luxury of waiting a few  months.

If either describes your situation, we have some good news for you! Gerber Homes has a limited number of Quick Delivery homes in great locations that are ready when you are. Here’s a quick overview of some of those “Don’t-Have-to-Wait” homes.

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Ontario, NY This 3-bedroom (plus a bonus room), 2.5 bathroom home  offers more than 2,000 square feet of comfortable living on a third of an acre lot. Click here to  take a virtual tour of this beautiful home.

 

 

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25 Tea Olive Lane,
Perinton, NY If the town of Perinton is more to your liking, your family might love this 2,200 square foot 4-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home that sits on a .29 acre lot. Click here for a look at the floor plan for this great home.

 

 

When-You-Hate-to-Wait-for-a-New-Home-Or-Dont-Have-the-Luxury4.jpg243 Woodsview Dr.
Webster, NY If you’re looking for the convenience of single-level living in an airy open concept layout, this 1,598 square foot, 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home set on .56 acres premium lot overlooking wild pines may be just what you’re after. Click here to take a look at the floor plan.

 

 

Whether you don’t have time to wait for a home to be built because of pressing circmstances—or if you just hate to wait—take a look at these great deals—or our other Quick Delivery homes. With Gerber Quick Delivery Homes you don’t have to wait and you don’t have to settle for less than the best.

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Topics: Model homes, Rochester NY, buying a new home

Where You Want To Live Should Really Be Your Choice

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 @ 07:07 AM

Where you want to live should really be your choiceA lot of people look forward to building their dream home, but part of making that dream come true is being able to build your home where you want to build it. For some potential homeowners, however, even if they find the perfect plan and style for the home they want, they feel like they have to build it in a location that’s maybe not their first choice.

At Gerber Homes, we like to say that we build where people want to live. For us (and for anyone considering building a custom home in the eastern Rochester area) that’s more than just a slogan.  And it’s why we build in the most sought-after communities in the Rochester and Finger Lakes area.

Your dream home and your community should fit your family’s needs and lifestyle. And let’s be honest, no two families are identical.  That’s why we offer so many different locations in the area. Each one has its own character and charm. If you choose Gerber Homes as your custom builder, you have your choice between a variety of great—and unique—communities, including:

  • Ontario
  • Huron
  • Sodus
  • Marion
  • Webster
  • Penfield
  • Fairport
  • Perinton
  • Canandaigua
  • Farmington
  • Victor
  • Bloomfield

With that much variety from which to choose, you’re sure to find the community that’s right for your family. We invite you to take a closer look at some of the communities where we’re building homes of outstanding value.

Where you live, however, isn’t just a geographic consideration. You want the home you build to fit your lifestyle as well. And once again, we know that “one size doesn’t fit all.” That’s why we offer floor plans for colonial homes, first-floor master bedroom homes, patio homes, ranch homes, cape homes, raised ranch homes, and even in-law layouts. You’ll have dozens of distinctive quality plans from which to choose. Check them out right here!

So if you’re thinking about building a custom home in the Rochester area, make sure you can build it where you want it—and the way you want it built. 

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Topics: Rochester NY, Canandaigua NY, Ontario NY, Victor NY, Webster NY, buying a new home, Fair Haven NY, brighton ny, pittsford ny, Building a New Home, Sodus NY, Perinton NY, Selecting a Home Site