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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

5 Reasons to Create a Home Office in Your Rochester Home

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Sep 2, 2020 @ 10:09 AM

With COVID-19 affecting a significant portion of businesses and ability to go into the office, this has forced several Americans to start working from home. Additionally, working from home is becoming more of a norm. With this increase, the demand, benefits, and need for home offices has grown.

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Topics: Rochester NY, Home office

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

New Home Communities in Rochester NY Area

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Feb 22, 2019 @ 14:02 PM

If you’re considering building a new home in the Rochester area, you’ve no doubt heard the real estate mantra: “Location, location, location!” Where you build your home is as important as the style of home you build and choosing the right floor plan. But there’s much more to choosing your home’s location than just the physical coordinates on a map. Finding a community that feels like home is a big factor for many homeowners. So how do you find great new home communities in the Rochester, NY area?

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Topics: Model homes, Custom homes, Rochester NY, Canandaigua NY, Ontario NY, Victor NY, Webster NY, Fair Haven NY, brighton ny, pittsford ny, Building a New Home, Sodus NY, Perinton NY

Greater Rochester Area Schools You’ll Want to Know About

Posted by John Graziose on Sat, Dec 1, 2018 @ 08:12 AM

As home builders in the Rochester area, we obviously field a lot of questions about which floor plans make the most sense for individual homeowners.  And of course, people want to know about home features and which materials will serve them best when it comes for cabinets or flooring. But for a lot of homebuyers want to know about schools in the area. We understand how important that is, so let’s look at some greater Rochester area schools you’ll want to know about.

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Topics: Rochester NY

If You’re Thinking About Building in the Rochester Area You May Want to Take a Spring Road Trip!

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, Mar 5, 2018 @ 06:03 AM

We’re approaching that time around Rochester when the ice begins to give way to the first blossoms. Officially, the first day of spring is March 20th this year (and the long-range forecast for Rochester on that day calls for a high of only 33 degrees—not very spring-like!). Still, if you’re thinking about building in the Rochester area you may want to take a spring road trip!

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Topics: Rochester NY, Building a New Home, Selecting a Home Site

What Makes The Rochester Area a Great Place to Live

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Jan 12, 2018 @ 20:01 PM

Why is this a great place? This may not be a typical scene for the Rochester area in January, but it’s a good reminder of one of the reasons people love this region. Spring and summer can be absolutely delightful. Whether you’re enjoying relaxing by a riverbank, or enjoying the breeze coming off Lake Ontario (or off the water in the Finger Lakes region), it's awfully nice. Of course, there's more to the area than nice places to relax. What makes the Rochester area a great place to live? Let's take a quick look.

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Topics: Rochester NY, Selecting a Home Site

Brighton & Pittsford: Distinctive Small Town Character with Easy Access to Rochester

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Jul 6, 2017 @ 09:07 AM

If you work in the Rochester area—but would like to live in a place that’s a little less busy and a little more open—there are a couple of towns in the area that you may want to check out before building a new home. Both Brighton and Pittsford give you easy access to the greater Rochester area—and yet retain their own distinctive character.

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Topics: Custom homes, Rochester NY, brighton ny, pittsford ny, Building a New Home, Selecting a Home Site

Niagara Falls: One More Reason Living in the Rochester Area is Great

Posted by John Graziose on Sat, Apr 1, 2017 @ 20:04 PM

One great advantage to living in the greater Rochester area is that we’re just 85 miles from one of the most spectacular natural sights in the world. Nature lovers, honeymooners, daredevils from all over the world travel to Niagara Falls to experience the thundering roar of 600,000 gallons of water falling right before their eyes.

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Topics: Rochester NY, Selecting a Home Site