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  1. This Year, Spring Cleaning Should Be in a New Home

    The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and that can only mean one thing: spring. The arrival of spring means longer days, warmer weather and the promise of summer fun just around the corner. Spring also marks the end of winter and the beginning of home-selling and home-buying season. […]

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  2. 8 Fantastic Benefits of Buying a New Home

    Buying a new home is like starting with a clean slate, especially when you choose Gerstad Builders. At our new home communities in Illinois and Wisconsin, buyers can choose from a wide range of floor plan options and individually customized designs to suit every need. Here are some of the […]

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  3. Spring Real Estate Trends

    Spring may mean weddings, graduations, youth sports or just allergies for you and your family; but for real estate agents and brokers, spring is the busiest time of the year.  It’s the time they kick it into high gear, with packed schedules, busy days and nights showing and listing homes, […]

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  4. Welcome Home to Bailey Estates Schnobel Family

    David and Angie Schnobel and their two children wake up every morning in love with their new life and Williams Bay home at Bailey Estates in Wisconsin. The family had been in love with the area for years, but recently made their dreams a reality by moving to the area […]

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  5. McHenry New Homes Boast Popular Ranch Floor Plans

    From first-time buyers to retirees, people from all walks of life have discovered the convenience of a stair-free lifestyle. At Gerstad Builders, we’ve noticed that many of our buyers are searching for ranch homes, 50 percent in fact, and we’re here to accommodate those needs. Whether you’re searching for Richmond, […]

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  6. New Home Passes Energy Standards

    In January of 2010 the Illinois legislature passed a law requiring all new homes to meet or exceed the 2009 IECC energy standards.  The law passed so quickly that most code enforcement officials did not even know what they needed to look for during inspections. A grace period of six […]

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  7. Cobblestone Model in Dawson Creek Sold to Make Way for Stimulus Plans

    The Cobblestone model in Dawson Creek has been sold and is set to close on September 29th. The models at The Trails of Dawson Creek are all for sale so that Gerstad Builders, the number one builder in McHenry county, can build some of the new “stimulus” series of homes. […]

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  8. Grand Opening of Thelan Park

    Thelan Park, located at 8400 Winn Road in Spring Grove, recently celebrated its grand opening. The park is a  wonderful addition to the Richmond/Spring Grove area. The park is named for the Thelan family and was made possible thanks to their generosity, as well as many organizations, businesses and families that […]

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  9. Homebuyer Tax Credit Extended for Active Military

    Attention members of the military, foreign service and intelligence communities. Did you serve on an official extended duty outside the United States for 90 days or more between January 1, 2009 to April 20,2011? If your answer is yes, than you may have until April 30, 2011 (an additional year) to buy a home and claim the home buyer tax credit, which expired for most Americans on April 30,2010. Best of all, both the $8,000 first-time and $6,500 repeat home buyer tax credits are included.

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  10. The Jefferson is now Under Construction at the Trails of Pheasant Ridge

    Construction has recently begun on a new floorplan in the Trails of Pheasant Ridge! The 2,170 square foot Jefferson features an open and roomy floor plan complete with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large study, perfect for an additional bedroom or in-home office. The spacious master suite features a […]

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