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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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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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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, 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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