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New Homes Webster NY

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Apr 19, 2012 @ 13:04 PM

Home builders Rochester NY1It’s a little known secret that Webster NY is a fast growing community. I arrived about 20 years ago. All we had was farmland.  Nice, until you wanted something other than apples.

All that has changed.  Webster now has everything we need. Neighboring towns now come to us for shopping, work, hiking trails and beautiful vistas.

Minutes from Rt 104 and Wegmans, off Salt Road, and less than a mile from Lake Ontario, is Briarwood.  Gerber Homes’ Webster new homes community.

Lisa West is the rep for this Webster community of new homes. I first met her on my search for new home builders in Webster NY. Lisa is a gracious and knowledgeable person who loves helping people build their dream home.

I sat down with Lisa yesterday and found out a lot about Webster NY(Yes, the town I’ve lived in for 20 years.) For instance, I had no idea Webster NY was committed to preserving Green Space.  Here’s a quote from The Trust for Public Land: “The Town of Webster has proven itself a leader in land conservation in western New York.”

The Gerber Homes Webster community of Briarwood is the perfect example. 80% of their lots back up to Green Space with mature trees. Land that will remain untouched throughout any of our lifetimes.New Home Webster NY

This means you won’t be waving at your neighbors as you put on your jammies.  Your backyard will sport the occasional deer or bunny rabbit, but not another house.  Imagine, privacy.

With fall just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for a drive.  Just take Rt 104 to Salt Road. Go North to the Gerber Homes Briarwood sign. You can’t miss it.  It’s minutes from the expressway and everything else Webster has to offer.

Go through The Briarwood model home. I’ve included a few photos.  The new home in Webster NY is beautiful.  And it’s for sale!  If you’ve ever wanted an incredible new home, with all the upgrades, at the perfect price, and in the perfect location, go see Lisa West.

new homes Webster NY4Stop by anytime, Wednesday – Sunday, noon until 5pm.  Or call Lisa (585) 329-1922 for a private tour!

Topics: New Homes builder Ontario NY, New Homes Webster NY, Green Space Land Webster NY, lots for sale Webster NY, model homes for sale Victor NY, New Homes Canandaigua NY

Choosing Your Rochester Builder: The Step Too Few Homeowners Take

Posted by John Graziose on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 @ 11:04 AM

select best rochester builder 2 marchAny reputable homebuilder worth his hammer and saw will gladly provide you with multiple references for homes he’s built. That’s just standard practice. What’s surprising is how few people actually go to the effort to follow up on these references. Just having a list of names on a sheet of paper really doesn’t help you. Before you choose your homebuilder you need to call some of these references and ask them some specific questions.

Some people might find it a little awkward to call someone they don’t know and asking them probing questions about their homebuilder. But if your potential builder gives you a name, he’s asked permission to do so. And how else will you find out if your builder really does what he says he does? Picking up the phone and actually calling other homeowners is one step that too few new homeowners take.

One reason people don’t take this step is that they are unsure of what questions to ask these references. We’ve included a few suggestions here. You’ll probably come up with a few of your own, but at least these will get you started.

  • Would you use this builder again?
  • What were your builder’s best qualities?
  • Why did you choose this builder?
  • Did you feel that the builder had your best interests in mind?
  • Did your builder communicate clearly with you?
  • Did this builder demonstrate character and integrity during the project?
  • How well did the builder communicate change orders to you?
  • Did your builder treat you with respect?
  • What was the worst thing that happened during the project?  Was it resolved to your satisfaction?
  • What would you do differently if you were to start over?
  • Was your project completed on schedule?
  • Did the project come in on budget?
  • Did you ever have a time when you felt the builder was not being truthful?
  • Did your builder meet—or even exceed—your expectations?
  • What would you say were your builder’s limitations, or weaknesses?

What other questions would you ask about a potential builder?

Topics: Selecting the best builder, New Homes builder Ontario NY

Decks, Landscaping

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Apr 11, 2012 @ 13:04 PM

New home builders Rochester NY 5With only two working days to go before Homearama 2010 in Penfield NY, the Water Song neighborhood is changing rapidly. Homearama trailers and tents are being set up, and around the Gerber Home, contractors are busy with last minute details.

The first thing I felt at The Springwater, our Gerber Homes model home, was peace.  I saw Len Sorbello from Wayside Garden Center and his crew planting flowers and pruning roses.  The landscaping looks incredible.

I didn’t realize that Wayside Garden Center also put in the beautiful walkway!  I have admired this for a couple of weeks now.  It is SO much better than walking on hills and valleys of dirt to get to the home.  I don’t miss those days, but still, it has been a blast to see The Springwater being built.

I walked into the home and was amazed.  Barbara Jean Furniture has been here!  The furnishings are incredible.  The colors are rich and accent the rooms.  Gerber Homes has built each room to have it’s own character. The couches and beds, desks and lamps, just make you think of relaxation and home.home builders Ontario NY1

I looked at the deck Wade Osterhout and Derek Gerber (son of Bruce Gerber) built.  The new owners will be able to eat dinner and relax on this second story deck.  There are stairs going down to the backyard.

This new home will be perfect for entertaining.  The deck is beautiful, made from material that will require little or no care.  I want Wade and Derek to build me a deck!

Did you know Gerber Homes also builds additions? More room for living, a Master Bath you’ll love.  A first floor Laundry Room.  A deck like The Springwater’s. Maybe Wade and Derek will even build yours!

new home builders Webster NY 2In any case, if you’re thinking about additions or remodeling, give Gerber a call at (888) 437-2373. If you’d like to read what others have said about their Gerber Homes experience, click here.

Topics: New Homes builder Ontario NY, New Homes Canandaigua NY, Additions Rochester NY, Homearama 2010 Penfield NY, Model homes Webster NY

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