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5 Top New Construction Neighborhoods Near Rochester

Posted by John Graziose on Sun, Jul 11, 2021 @ 15:07 PM

Location is one of those things you can’t change about your home. It’s easy to add additional bedrooms or enlarge your kitchen, but there’s nothing you can do about a poor location. Fortunately, you can avoid buyer’s regret by thoroughly researching the neighborhoods on your list of possible home sites. In the Rochester/Finger Lakes areas, these areas are particularly popular with homeowners.

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Topics: Custom homes, Rochester NY

How to Prepare Your Home for Spring

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, Mar 15, 2021 @ 15:03 PM

With winter weather now behind us, it's time to concentrate on getting your home ready for spring. Our list of spring maintenance and cleaning tasks will help you ensure that your Finger Lakes/Rochester home and yard are in perfect condition for the warmer months ahead.

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Topics: Rochester NY, Finger Lakes

The Best Spring Getaways in the Rochester/Finger Lakes Region

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Mar 4, 2021 @ 18:03 PM

With so many popular vacation destinations close to home, there’s no need to leave the Rochester/Finger Lakes Region when you’re in the mood for a quick getaway. Here are a few places you may want to add to your list of local getaway possibilities.

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Topics: Rochester NY, Finger Lakes

How Much Does a Home Remodel Cost in the Finger Lakes/Rochester Area?

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, Feb 15, 2021 @ 09:02 AM

Have you been thinking about remodeling your Finger Lakes/Rochester area home? Whether you want a new master bedroom suite or need to update your kitchen, a home renovation enhances the value and function of your house. Although remodeling costs vary depending on the size and scope of the project, these cost estimates will give you a general idea of what you can expect to pay for home renovations.

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Topics: Rochester NY, Bedrooms & Master Suites, Home Remodeling Costs

Top School Districts in the Greater Rochester Area

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Feb 4, 2021 @ 15:02 PM

Price, size, features and amenities aren’t the only important considerations when buying a house. School district quality should also play a part in your home-buying decision. Top-performing school districts offer an excellent education for your kids and help your home retain its value. These Greater Rochester area school districts are among the best in our region. Scroll down to see the list and click here to see new neighborhoods in some of these districts. 

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Topics: Rochester NY, Finger Lakes Living

How Much Should You Spend on Land for Your Rochester/Finger Lakes Home?

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 10:01 AM

Home costs are influenced by many factors, including the floor plan, square footage, number of stories, and additional features and finishes. After considering all of the costs, homebuyers often forget about the cost to buy a lot. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to create a realistic budget for your new home if you don’t know how much land costs in Webster, Perinton, Ontario, Greece and surrounding communities.

So, what can you expect to pay for land around Rochester? As you can imagine, prices vary. Here’s a look at current pricing to give you at rough idea of land costs in our area

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Topics: Rochester NY

How Much Does It Cost to Build a New Home in the Finger Lakes?

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Oct 9, 2020 @ 12:10 PM

Building a new home is an excellent choice if you’re ready to buy your first home or upgrade to a bigger property. New homes offer an excellent value for your money, don’t require repairs and renovations, and include the latest features and amenities. To make your decision easier, we’ve compiled a little information about the cost of building a home in the Finger Lakes region.

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Topics: Rochester NY

6 Benefits of Living in the Finger Lakes Region

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Oct 1, 2020 @ 12:10 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, Canandaigua NY

When and Where to See Fall Foliage near Rochester, New York [2020]

Posted by John Graziose on Sat, Sep 12, 2020 @ 10:09 AM

The most beautiful season is fast approaching and in Rochester, New York, there are lots of beautiful fall foliage to be seen! Finding the best places and times can be tough though and we are here to help you get to the right spots at the right times.

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Topics: Rochester NY, Fall

Best Fall Getaways near Rochester, New York

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, Sep 7, 2020 @ 09:09 AM

If you are looking for the beautiful scenes of the seasons changing to fall, Rochester, New York definitely delivers! With lots of different activities to enjoy in the fall in the area, you'll be sure to enjoy the gorgeous changing leaves of orange, red, and yellow! To make sure you get the most out of the season, we've put together a few fall getaways in the area many of which can be enjoyed outdoors if you have health and safety concerns!

With several different parks, lakes, and activities all within driving distance of Rochester, these getaways are easy to access and will contribute to your overall enjoyment of the season! Here are some of our favorite fall getaways near Rochester, New York!

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Topics: Rochester NY, Fall