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  1. Saving Energy and Money with Gerstad Homes

    One of the huge benefits of purchasing a new home is that they are more energy efficient than older homes. According to the National Association of Home Builders, newer homes average $241 a year to maintain while homes built in the 1980’s average $633 annually – that’s more than 2.5 […]

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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. 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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  4. New Energy Codes in Effect in Illinois Housing

    Energy code changes have been implemented in the state of Illinois that should have all buyers really looking at a new home instead of an existing non energy efficient older home. The difference could be hundreds of dollars a year in heating and cooling bills.  New codes call for a R-20 […]

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