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. […]
The holiday season only comes once a year, so take advantage of the excitement and spruce up the house with all the Christmas cheer you can find! Take a look at five quick and easy decorating ideas for holiday fun around your new Gerstad Builders home:
Homemade wreaths: A classic evergreen wreath with a bow is always a winner, but don’t be afraid to use your creativity to make a unique door wreath! Buy ribbon, grape vine, and glass ornaments from a craft store, or gather branches, pine cones and bright berries from the yard for a more natural look.
Antique window: We love the look of an antique window frame hung inside or out and decorated to match the mood of your home décor. For a frosty look, use chalk or paint to add a frosty, white glow to glass panes. After that, hang ornaments with twine, frame with greenery or use clothespins to hang Christmas cards. Here is one example of a holiday antique window. […]
2013 is a great year to purchase a new home, especially for buyers in the state of Illinois. As of January 1, all new McHenry County real estate will be 32 percent more energy efficient than those built under the old energy codes put into effect in 2006.
What does that mean for you the buyer? Before a home is even built, it must go through a modeling program to determine the energy efficiency and, if necessary, modify the building specifications to make sure it will meet code. Then, before it is occupied, a home must meet a pressurization test to make sure the home is built tight enough to meet the code of five air changes per hour or less. […]
(L-R): Mitch Levinson, mRELEVANCE, John Wozniak, 2012 President HBAGC, and Roger Gerstad, Gerstad Builders
Gerstad Builders is pleased to announce that they were recently received Website of the Year-Volume Builder at the annual KEY and SAMMY Awards hosted by the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago. Designed by mRELEVANCE, LLC, the new website is user-friendly, allowing potential buyers the opportunity to learn more about Gerstad Builders and our beautiful new home communities.
“We are honored to have received this award from the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago,” said Roger Gerstad, President of Gerstad Builders. “Today, house hunting begins online, and we have made several changes to our website, so that buyers can easily start their search from the comfort of their living room or office.”
Highlights of the new website includes a dynamic map featuring new community locations, a new home gallery that showcases the variety of home designs available and a unique “Search for your Home” feature. Home buyers can learn more about each specific community, as well as, easily navigate between company information and the blog. […]
A model home's purpose is to showcase the upscale features and finishes that buyers can choose to include in their new home. These include standard features as well as upgrades, so how great would it be to purchase a McHenry new home that already includes fantastic upgrades? Well, Gerstad Builders is pleased to announce that their Bailey model home at Liberty Trails is available for immediate occupancy.
New home buyers will love the upscale features and finishes showcased in this home including hardwood flooring, nine foot ceilings throughout the main floor, stainless steel appliances and full walkout basement with three piece bathroom. This particular model home highlights upgraded kitchen cabinets, Zodiaq kitchen countertops with round over edges, bathroom vanities, and carpeting. This beautiful home is priced at $239,490 and boasts 1,830 square feet of well-designed living space with two bedrooms, a study and two bathrooms on the main level. If you are looking for a new home that is move-in ready, then this ranch-style home is perfect for you. […]
As you prepare your Richmond new home for the holiday season, it is important to remember your surrounding community. This Saturday, November 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Gerstad Builders encourages you to take a few moments to remember others and help the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team “Stuff the Ski Team Trailer.”
Sponsored by the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team and the Mobile Food Pantry Truck, the 4th Annual Food Drive collects non-perishable food and personal items for the Wonder Lake Neighbors Food Pantry. The local food charity has aimed to alleviate hunger in the Wonder Lakes community since its inception in the 1980s. Roger Gerstad, President of Gerstad Builders, is an active member of the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team, and he and the rest of the team welcome your support of this worthy cause. […]