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Why Buying a Model Home is a Smart Idea (If You Can Find One)

Posted by John Graziose

Sat, Nov 20, 2021 @ 11:11 AM

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Have you considered buying a model home? Purchasing one of these homes offers all the benefits of new construction without the wait. Model homes tend to sell quickly in the Rochester/Finger Lakes area. If you find a model home you like, you’ll need to act quickly to avoid disappointment.

The Advantages of Purchasing a Model Home

Although model homes have been harder to buy lately due to the high demand for new homes, you can still find a few in our area. If you’re the lucky buyer of a model home, you’ll enjoy:

  • Upgrades Galore: Model homes not only help buyers visualize floor plans but also show them how upgrades personalize a newly built house. These homes often feature upgraded cabinets, countertops, flooring, paint, light fixtures, showers, high-end appliances, and upgraded landscaping. As the new owner of a model home, you’ll get all these features for a fraction of the cost you’d pay to add them to a new build. You may even be able to negotiate to keep some of the furniture and artwork.
  • Expanded Room Sizes: In many communities, model homes are among the largest homes in the development. They may include expanded kitchens or family rooms, extra bedrooms or bathrooms, finished basements, decks or patios, larger garages, and other add-ons.
  • Quick Availability: You won’t have to worry about construction delays due to bad weather or other factors when you buy the model home. In fact, you can move in just a few weeks and won’t have to spend money on an interim rental home.

Of course, model homes do have a few minor drawbacks. There’s bound to be a little wear and tear after hundreds of people have toured the home. If the carpet looks a little worn, the home builder may be willing to replace it before you move in. You’ll also need to be flexible about floor plans and lot locations. Although the house may not have the floor plan or lot you would have selected, the upgrades and extra features can make it an excellent value.

One of These Gerber Model Homes Could Become Your Next Home

Are you looking for a new home in the Rochester/Finger Lakes area? One of these three model homes may be the perfect choice for you. 

6117 Holly Creekmodel home in ontario, new york exterior

Ontario, NY, 14519

Centennial Village

This Hawthorne floor plan offers the convenience of one-floor living for just $383,070. The 1403-SF open floor plan includes two bedrooms, two full baths, a two-car garage, granite countertops, 9’ ceilings, central air-conditioning, composite rear deck, paved driveway, and a gas fireplace with stone surround in the great room.

6113 Holly Creekexterior custom home in ontario new york

Ontario, NY 14519

Centennial Village

Available for just $373,000, this Harding floor plan includes three bedrooms and two baths. It also offers central AC, a composite rear deck, a paved driveway, a two-car garage with windows, and a gas fireplace. The model home features granite countertops in the kitchen and master bath, stone veneer accents, and a walk-out basement.

Lot 25 Shorewood Trail

Ontario, NY, 14519


Priced at $445,900, the 2363-square-foot Anaheim model home has three generously sized bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The dining area and great room opens to the gourmet kitchen, complete with granite countertops. The first floor also features a two-car garage, study, and side entrance with a built-in bench and cubbies. A huge walk-in closet in the second-floor master bedroom and bonus room offers plenty of room for storage.

Are you interested in learning more about these model homes? Get in touch with us to schedule a tour.

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