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  1. The Tech Check Off List

    Welcome to part two of our SMART Technology blog series. In the first blog post, “Make Your Home a Smart Home” we discussed a general over view of SMART homes. In today’s post we are going to start to break apart the different parts that make up a SMART home. […]

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  2. New Release in Liberty Trails

    Gerstad Builders is excited to announce a new section of lots in their successful Liberty Trails neighborhood. This is the FINAL PHASE! Solidify your spot in this amazing upcoming community and find the home site of your dreams. Liberty Trails, a new home community in McHenry, is loved by residents […]

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  3. Vote for Gerstad Builders for The Best of the Fox

    Each year the Northwest Herald host a public contest for the residents of McHenry County to pick their favorite businesses. The winners are designated as ‘The Best of the Fox’. In 2017 and 2018, Gerstad builders was honored as The Best New Home Builders in McHenry County. Over the last […]

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  4. The Benefits of a Four Season Room

    A four season room can easily fill anyone’s specific needs to appreciate all Mother Nature’s seasons. Imagine sitting in your heated room, surrounded by all glass windows and an insulated roof while there is a blizzard outside. The whole family can enjoy the snow outside without having to bundle up […]

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  5. Thank You McHenry For The $10,000

    For a limited time only, the City of McHenry is offering a 50% discount on impact fees for new home construction; however you must apply for a permit before September 2019. Every homebuilder in the City of McHenry has received this reduction, and will choose to apply the savings in […]

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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. 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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  8. 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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  9. Apple Picking Your Way Into Fall

    Woodstock has the largest concentration of apple orchards in the state of Illinois with five apple orchards boasting of more than 20 apple varieties in McHenry County. With a very wet summer, some orchards may have gotten off to a rough start, but it didn’t stop them from thriving into […]

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  10. New Bayview Home Under Construction in Poplar Grove

    The Trails of Dawson Creek in Poplar Grove has a new inventory home available featuring the Bayview home design that will give buyers the perfect glimpse into life at this single-family home community! The Bayview plan offers two or three bedrooms, with the option to turn one into a home […]

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