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  1. Hunting Safety Tips

    Gerstad Builders’ communities in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin are located within easy distance of hunting grounds for outdoor recreation during the 2017-2018 winter hunting season. Participants should take advantage of this, but need to be careful to adhere to the rules and these safety tips so everyone can enjoy […]

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  2. Christmas Celebrations Near Gerstad Builders Communities

    Tired of the same old holiday season traditions? Gerstad Builders encourages residents at all of its communities in McHenry, Williams Bay, Richmond and Poplar Grove to head to the Christmas festivities nearby and celebrate the holiday season in a new way. McHenry Coming up this weekend, Downtown McHenry’s Christmas Walk […]

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  3. Driving Safely in the Illinois/Wisconsin Snow

    The wintery weather mixtures of Northern Illinois will soon be arriving, and with it, the wonderful snowy days of playing outside, building snowmen and sledding. These are perfect days for staying home, but sometimes you can’t avoid driving in several feet of snow or on slippery ice. To avoid accidents […]

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  4. Tips for Getting Your Gerstad Home Ready for Winter

    The temperatures are dropping and bringing that gorgeous fall weather to the Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin area, but not long from now, winter will arrive and bring its extreme conditions with it. Those conditions can affect your home and its quality, so if you want to keep your home in top […]

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  5. Fall Safety 101: Sharing the Road with Deer

    It may be tempting to gaze endlessly at the gorgeous fall foliage on road trips this season, but it’s more important than ever to drive with caution. Deer are highly active during the fall and if you want to avoid hitting and killing one, damaging your car or injuring yourself […]

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  6. Fall Festivities for Gerstad Residents

    The weather is finally cooling down, the leaves are changing colors and the pumpkins are everywhere–it’s officially fall for Gerstad residents! Celebrate the season full of traditions and gorgeous weather by taking part in local fall- and Halloween-themed events. Film buffs near Richmond can enjoy a selection of horror films […]

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  7. Apple Picking Opportunities Just in Time for Peak Season

    Fall is finally here and as the air gets crisper, so do the apples. Apple season is once again upon us and the time is right to enjoy these tasty fruits. Luckily, Illinois has some of the best pick-your-own orchards around so you can enjoy one of the season’s favorite […]

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  8. Summer Driving Tips to Keep Your Community Safe

    Now that summer break is here and the kids are out of school, there are more people spending time outside during the day, playing in their yards. Our team at Gerstad Builders would like to remind everyone to drive safely, especially during these next few months. Let’s keep our children […]

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  9. How To Improve Your Credit Score

    We’d all like to improve our credit scores. From buying new McHenry County real estate and cars to getting a cell phone or applying for homeowners insurance, having a good credit score will help get you approved for a loan and lower your payments. Some employers even pull credit reports […]

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  10. Spring is Coming!

    While looking out our front windows watching the snow melt, we notice that what lies beneath the snow is not looking so beautiful. The yards of our Richmond new homes have definitely seen greener days. The Grasshopper Lawnmower Company has a few early season tips that can assist you in […]

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