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Understanding Pricing Variations in the Rochester Area

Posted by John Graziose

Mon, Jul 18, 2016 @ 10:07 AM

Understanding-pricing-fluctuations-in-the-Rochester-Area.jpgHousing prices in the Finger Lakes region can fluctuate significantly – it’s true for both existing homes and new homes. That can make some potential homebuyers a little bit uneasy, wondering if now is the right time to buy a home or not. So how can you get a handle on the differences in pricing?

Naturally, the size of the home you build plays a significant role in what you’ll pay. We offer homes that range from just over 1,000 square feet to more than 3,600 square feet. It takes more material and labor to build a larger home, but that’s not the only factor influencing pricing.

Where you build can also affect the cost of your home. Similarly sized lots in different communities (Webster, Ontario, Canandaigua, or Macedon, for instance) can have dramatically different prices. The price of the land you build on has a huge impact on the ultimate price of your home. Property prices aren’t likely to go down in the future. As Mark Twain famously quipped, “Buy land – they’re not making it anymore!”

The increasing cost of lots has caused several homeowners in the eastern Rochester area to consider remodeling instead of building a new home. It’s simply an expense they don’t have to worry about. Plus, if you happen to like the community where you live (and already have good relationships with friends and neighbors), you may not want to move away—even if your current home is no longer meeting your needs.

Whether you need to remodel your kitchen or bathroom, add on a new room or even plan an in-law addition, an innovative and resourceful builder can help you redesign your home to better suit your needs—and avoid some of the hassle and expense of building and moving to a new home.

With your convenience in mind, Gerber Homes & Additions has developed an approach that allows side, back and second-story additions to be completed while your family remains in the house throughout construction.

If you’re wondering whether building or remodeling is the right choice for you, click here to download our free Home Design Guide. It’s packed with ideas for turning your existing home into your dream home—a place where you’ll enjoy comfort and convenience for years to come.

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