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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Building a New Custom Home

Posted by John Graziose on Sat, Feb 17, 2024 @ 19:02 PM

Building your dream home is an exhilarating journey, filled with opportunities to express your taste and create a space that perfectly aligns with your lifestyle. However, the path to a custom-built home is laden with important decisions and potential pitfalls. Gerber is here to put our expertise to use to call out common mistakes that can occur during the home-building process and how to avoid them, ensuring that your journey to a custom home is as smooth and enjoyable as the destination.

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Topics: Custom homes, Building a New Home, Home Building Tips

Steps to Take Before Building a House on Raw Land

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Dec 21, 2023 @ 17:12 PM

The availability of prime building spots is one of the many advantages of living in the Greater Rochester/Finger Lakes Area. Whether you want a smaller suburban plot close to stores and highways or a sprawling, multi-acre spread deep in the woods, you’re bound to find the perfect lot. Buying undeveloped land is a little more complicated than purchasing an existing home or a house in a new home community and involves a few extra steps, Gerber's extensive experience in partnering with homeowners for site selection services equips us to walk you through the details of evaluating raw land for development.

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Topics: Building a New Home, Home Building Tips

The Importance of Site Selection in Custom Home Building

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Dec 20, 2023 @ 11:12 AM

Your beautiful new custom home is only part of the equation. Where will it sit, and what will surround it? If you're considering constructing a home in the beautiful Greater Rochester area, you've already made a great choice. The right site lays the foundation for your dream home, influencing everything from the design to how you enjoy your space. Gerber is here to guide you through this important decision so that you make the best choice for your future home.

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Topics: Building a New Home, Selecting a Home Site, Home Building Tips

What Does It Really Mean to Build a Custom Home in 2024?

Posted by John Graziose on Sat, Dec 2, 2023 @ 10:12 AM

Often, when people think about custom homes, their thoughts turn toward luxury features. Images of expensive stonework, exotic woods, and gold-plated bathroom fixtures come to mind. Although luxurious fixtures and features can certainly be part of your home, building a custom home involves is a little more involved than many homeowners realize. So, what does it really mean to build a custom home?

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Topics: Custom homes, Home Building Tips

The Top 2024 Trends for Your Custom Home

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Nov 29, 2023 @ 12:11 PM

Choosing the features, finishes and appliances for your home is one of the most enjoyable parts of building a new home. Unfortunately, the process can also be a little overwhelming at times. Taking a look at the latest trends can provide a little inspiration and make your decisions easier. These seven trends are expected to be popular in the Rochester area in 2024.

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Topics: Home Design, Home Building Tips