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Featured Floor Plan - Madison Home Layout

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Aug 10, 2023 @ 07:08 AM

In the picturesque expanse of Upstate New York, amidst the scenic backdrop of the Finger Lakes, lies a flourishing new community—Southgate Hills. Gerber Homes, renowned–among many things–for our meticulously designed home-building plans in the Greater Rochester, NY area, takes immense pride in unveiling the Madison floor plan, an exceptional offering in our portfolio of new home floor plans available in our coveted new community.

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Topics: floor plans, Home Design

What Is A Ranch Style House and Is It Right For You?

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Apr 5, 2023 @ 06:04 AM

Main-floor living is calling your name. Whether you're scared to death of chasing toddlers away from dangerous staircases, planning ultimate accessibility in your forever home or craving something simple and stylish, there's a reason ranches are our most popular build. Gerber has designed and built hundreds of custom homes in the Rochester, NY area, and we're ready to write a love letter to one of the most popular types of homes in the country.

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Topics: floor plans, Custom homes, Building a New Home, Home Design

Choosing the Right Floor Plan for Your Rochester Area Home

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Jun 25, 2020 @ 17:06 PM

We love to have choices! If you don’t believe me, just take a look at the cereal aisle in the grocery store. That same affinity for options holds true when it’s time to build a home in the greater Rochester area. That’s one reason we offer so many different choices of floor plans. If you glance through our plans you'll find Colonial homes, first-floor master homes, patio homes, ranch-style homes, Cape homes, and even homes that offer in-law layouts.

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Topics: floor plans, Building a New Home

Building Your Rochester Custom Home

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, Mar 30, 2020 @ 10:03 AM

Custom homes don’t spring up overnight. They’re built one step at a time. And a lot of the steps that go into building a custom home take place before the hammers and saws come out. Building a new home in the Rochester area can be a fulfilling and exciting adventure. But it’s important not to skip the early steps so you can get to “the good stuff” of actually seeing your dream take shape.

Let’s look at some of the important steps you’ll need to take.

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Topics: floor plans

When Buying a Rochester-Area Custom Home, It’s not Just What You Pay—It’s What You Get

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Mar 27, 2020 @ 13:03 PM

When you’re thinking about building a new custom home in Ontario, Perinton, Webster or anywhere else in the Greater Rochester area, it’s easy to focus on the cost of the home. It’s important to have a realistic budget for your home. If you try to take on too much house, you probably won’t qualify for the loan. And even if your do, you may find yourself stretched beyond your comfort level. It’s no fun living in a home if you can’t afford to furnish it or if you’re constantly stressed by the monthly payments.

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