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 activities just a short drive from home. […]
Are you a home buyer looking to purchase your first McHenry County new home, but in need of some assistance? The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) can help you go from potential home buyer to first-time homeowner through their SmartMove assistance program.
This excellent program offers affordable interest rates and down payment assistance for buyers needing a little help in order to purchase their dream home. Highlights of the program include:
First mortgage with an affordable interest rate.
Second mortgage up to $6,000 for down payment and/or closing cost assistance.
Variety of loan products including FHA, VA, USDA and conventional loans.
Reduced PMI pricing for conventional loans. […]
Fall is in full swing and with Halloween right around the corner there are plenty of Halloween activities near your McHenry County new home for the entire family to enjoy. Whether you are looking for frights and thrills or candy and crafts, these events are sure to be Spooktacular!
This Saturday, the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team will open their annual Haunted Hayride at Peterson Park. The frightfully fun hayride will run for three weeks starting this Saturday, October 13, and continues on October 19-20 and October 26-27. Children ages 10 and up are invited to attend this event from 7:00 to 10:30 p.m., but for parents with younger children, a special kiddie matinee (not quite so scary) will be held October 20 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tasty treats and free parking are available.
Roger Gerstad, owner and president of Gerstad Builders, has been a longtime member, boat driver, skier and supporter of the award-winning Ski Team, so this event is near and dear to the Gerstad team. For more information on the Wonder Lake Ski Show Team and the Haunted Hayride, visit their website today! […]
Leaves changing colors, apple pies, pumpkin patches and hayrides are just a few things that let you know fall is here! This weekend kick off your celebration of the fall season with these two fantastic festivals that are conveniently located near your McHenry County new home.
On Saturday, September 29th, the 20th Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival will be bringing communities together at Crystal Lake. This is one of Crystal Lake’s largest events and it is open to everyone from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some great attractions at this fall festival include live music, craft vendors, delicious fair food, children’s games and rides, and of course, an apple pie eating contest. The Great Ball Race on Brink Street is also a ton of fun, with the grand prize winner receiving $1,000! To learn more about this fun event, please visit the website, and don’t forget to look for Johnny Appleseed in the crowd! […]
As leaves turn brilliant shades of yellow, orange and red, wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy this beautiful sight from the warmth of your McHenry County new home? At Gerstad Builders our four-season rooms help bring the outdoors in. These sun-filled additions not only bring in extra light and offer amazing natural views, they also add approximately 168 square feet of living space to the main level. As a bonus, we make the basements larger to accommodate for the room which in total gives the buyer 336 square feet of usable space. Our four-season rooms provide the perfect spot to spend time with family, watch a sunset or host a dinner party with a fabulous fall backdrop.
A four-season room is just one of several state-of-the-art options available to home buyers looking for a customized home. […]