3 Things to Consider When Buying a Home

Buying a home can be such an exciting process! It’s an opportunity for you to get what you need in a new space that is perfect for you and your family. This process can definitely feel overwhelming at times though, which is why we’ve put together this list of home buying tips to consider when buying a home!


One of the most important factors to consider when buying a new home is the size. Now this certainly includes things like the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, but it can also go even further than that. For example, if you are someone who really likes to cook, you may want a more spacious kitchen. Also, if you are frustrated with the size of your current laundry room, that might be something to consider when looking for a new place.

Another way size can affect your decision when buying a home, is when it comes to the number of stories you’d like. If you are interested in a ranch, the Palmer or Bay View models might be right for you. However, if you are looking for a second story setup, the Jackson model could be the perfect fit. We know that all of these spaces are important to you, which is why each of our homes is built with convenience and comfort in mind.


Next, you’ll want to consider the location of your future home. Lifestyle is an important part of any person’s life and can be heavily influenced by the neighborhood that you live in. For example, if you are a more quiet and shy person, you might not want to live in a home next to a busy road or lots of shops. Here’s a little bit about each of our communities!

  • Liberty Trails: This community is located in McHenry, IL and offers residents lots of opportunities for fun! Nearby, you will find lakes, the Fox River, parks, golf courses, and boutiques. There are also some really great public schools and a hospital close to the neighborhood.
  • Trails of Dawson Creek: Located in Poplar Grove, IL, this neighborhood has lots to offer to its residents. Great schools, boutiques, lakes, Rock River, parks, and golf courses are just some of the amenities you could enjoy in this lovely community.
  • Trails of Pheasant Ridge: This neighborhood is located in Richmond, IL and has plenty to enjoy in the surrounding area. There are a variety of shops, churches, restaurants, and parks to enjoy in this small town.
  • Bailey Estates: This community is located in Williams Bay, WI and has lots to offer its residents! There are several highly-rated schools nearby as well as some great parks, boutiques, and restaurants.


One last option for you to consider when buying a new home is the opportunity for customization. Your home should reflect who you are as a person, which is where custom features can be extremely beneficial. One example of this can be in your bathroom. If relaxation is something that you value, you may want to consider some luxury upgrades in your bathroom. Having a separate shower and tub can go a long way in making your home feel like an oasis. Another example of this would be adding a four-seasons room or an office space onto your home. At Gerstad Builders, we are able to supply you with all of this and more!

Gerstad Builders is a family-owned and operated company that is committed to constructing high-quality homes. All of our communities have been built with dedication, integrity, knowledge, and value that will afford you the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. For more information on our homes or our communities, fill out our contact form or give us a call at 815-385-4495.

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