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  1. Tips for Buying a Home in Your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s

    Each stage of life offers new challenges and as those curveballs are thrown your way, what you need from your home will change. What you need as a homebuyer in your early 20’s is not necessarily what you’ll need when you’re in your 30’s and 40’s. Here are some of […]

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  2. Is Your New Home in Illinois Ready for New Technology and Devices?

    If you’re looking to outfit your new home with digital locks, security cameras, thermostats and smart lights, then you’re going to need a smart home hub to connect them all together! At Gerstad Builders, we offer the highest quality new homes throughout Illinois and Wisconsin and we always strive to […]

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  3. Jump-Starting the Holiday Spirit Around Gerstad Communities

    The holiday season is just around the corner! As the streets begin to sparkle and merchants make preparations for crowds of shoppers, residents near Gerstad Builders’ communities have lots of special upcoming events to look forward to near their new homes in McHenry, Williams Bay, Poplar Grove and Richmond. Most […]

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  4. Preparing Your Gerstad Home for Winter

    “Winter is coming!” is a line that many people attribute to the popular HBO Drama and Award-winning novel Game of Thrones. However, if you’re from the Midwest, you might feel like you’ve been cheated out of royalties because you have used that phrase your entire life. In any regard, winter […]

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  5. Corn Maze Roundup Near Gerstad Communities

    Winter is coming, but we can enjoy the spectacular beauty during the weeks of fall! Picking apples and pumpkins, sipping hot cider, and spending the afternoon scurrying around a corn maze are the activities that make autumn our favorite season. Our Gerstad team has uncovered some the best apple picking […]

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  6. Supporting the McHenry County Community at Fall Diddley

    We’re heading into the holiday season, which means for some, the newest electronics are top items on wish lists, but for others, nothing beats hand-crafted and homemade. Fine artists, hipsters and consumers are all embracing amazing crafting skills such as knitting, embroidery, silk-screening and much more. It’s that time of […]

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  7. The Haunted Hayride Makes Its Way Back to McHenry

    A classic way to enjoy the fall weather and Halloween season in McHenry is with the popular Wonder Lake Water Ski Show’s haunted hayride. Thrill-seekers of McHenry County are encouraged to come to the annual fundraiser where they will board a wagon and be driven over the land at Petersen […]

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  8. Watch Summer’s Green Transform Into Colorful Fall Hues in McHenry County

    The fall season in McHenry County is a treasured time for locals and visitors alike. Our apple orchards, pumpkin farms, exclusive hay rides and loads of beautiful fall-foliage sites attract a magical blend of hikers, bikers and drivers throughout the area. Typically, northern Illinois counties will notice a change in […]

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  9. Farm to Table, Farmers Markets Near Gerstad Communities

    Illinois is well known across the country for its noble agricultural heritage. McHenry, Poplar Grove and Richmond offer residents a wide variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers as well as breads, jams, baked goods, cheeses, oils and more homemade goodies! Our local farmers markets allow Gerstad residents to […]

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  10. Fall Fun in the Orchard – Apple Orchards Surround Gerstad Communities

    From McHenry, IL to Woodstock, Richmond and even Williams Bay, WI, apple picking season is in full seasonal flair! Our communities are located in some of the most fortunate parts of the country with tons of local orchards that allow for afternoons of picking fresh apples straight from the tree. […]

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