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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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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

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