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The Ins and Outs of Building a Lakefront Property in the Finger Lakes

Posted by John Graziose on Tue, May 14, 2024 @ 11:05 AM

Imagine waking up each morning to the serene view of water gently brushing against a lush shoreline, the sun casting its early rays over tranquil waters, and the peaceful solitude only a lakefront property can offer. Building a custom home in the Finger Lakes region is about creating a personal retreat and a lasting legacy. Whether it’s a summer getaway or a full-time residence, planning and knowledge can turn this dream into a splendid reality. Gerber is here to use our insight as expert home-builders to guide you through the essential considerations—from navigating local regulations to choosing sustainable building practices— to ensure you have all the information you need to plan your lakefront custom home or cottage.

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Topics: Building a New Home, Home Building Tips, Finger Lakes

6 Benefits of Living in the Finger Lakes Region

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, Dec 4, 2023 @ 12:12 PM

Balance is an important consideration when you’re choosing the perfect location for your new home. A city with ample jobs may have a high cost of living, while an area with reasonable housing costs might not offer many cultural activities. Fortunately, you won’t have to make any of these compromises when your new home is in the Finger Lakes area. Living in the region offers many advantages, including these important benefits.

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Topics: Rochester NY, Finger Lakes Living, Finger Lakes

Why People Are Moving to the Finger Lakes Region

Posted by John Graziose on Sat, Jun 3, 2023 @ 13:06 PM

Call us biased, but we consider the Finger Lakes region the best place to live in the entire country. Whether you’re looking to buy your first house or are ready to move up to your dream home, the area is the perfect place to put down roots. In fact, the Finger Lakes area is particularly popular with homeowners for these five reasons.

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Topics: Finger Lakes Living, Finger Lakes

5 Reasons Why New Yorkers Are Moving from Erie County to Wayne County

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Apr 29, 2022 @ 11:04 AM

We’ve noticed an influx of new homeowners from the Buffalo area in recent years. That’s not surprising since living in Wayne County offers plenty of advantages. Whether you’re interested in buying your first home, looking for a bigger home for your growing family, or downsizing, you’ll appreciate these five benefits unique to the Rochester eastern suburbs:

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Topics: Rochester NY, Canandaigua NY, Ontario NY, Victor NY, Webster NY, Sodus NY, Finger Lakes Living, Finger Lakes

Charming Finger Lakes Towns: All About Sodus, NY

Posted by John Graziose on Sun, Nov 28, 2021 @ 11:11 AM

It’s no surprise that Sodus, NY, is one of the most popular small towns in the Finger Lakes area. Located within easy commuting distance of Rochester, the town offers beautiful homes, plentiful recreational opportunities, a quaint downtown, and impressive views of Lake Ontario and Sodus Bay.

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Topics: Sodus NY, Finger Lakes