After long days of treating patients, you probably want to retreat to a home of your own. But after years of education, student loan debt and minimal time for house hunting, becoming a homeowner may not have been the top item on your to-do list. Here at Faber Builders, with the help of Citizens Bank, we want to change that!
The rewards of becoming a physician are great, but the journey is long and costly. After receiving a four-year bachelor’s degree, there are four years of medical school, three years of residency, and possibly a few more years in a fellowship depending on your specialty. According to a 2016 report by the Association of American Medical Colleges, an average physician will graduate with $183,000 of debt. This number is not including the average undergraduate balance of $24,000, which would make a student loan balance for a doctor approximately $207,000. This number can cause new doctors to be unable to qualify for a traditional mortgage loan.
Thanks to its low cost of living, great schools and convenience to job opportunities, owning a new home in Greece is a great fit for families. It’s a welcoming, friendly place that is a quiet escape from the ever-growing city surroundings. Established in this beautiful town is our Regency Park community.
Located off Janes Road near Island Cottage Road, Regency Park features affordable single-family ranch and colonial-style homes. Priced from the high $170,000s, these homes offer space for families of all sizes.
When you’re in the market for a new home, there’s a lot to consider: affordability, the neighborhood amenities and the square footage of the home to name a few. However, a Trulia survey found that nearly twenty percent of Americans indicated that their dream home is located in a great school district. For those participants with children under 18, that percentage jumped to 35 percent. But even buyers who don’t have kids are looking to buy in school districts with a good reputation, as they know that it’s an important factor when reselling your home down the road.
Living in a good school district doesn’t just bring better teachers, upgraded technology and advanced test scores, it also helps preserve home values. Homes in good school districts tend to sell faster and hold their value even in economic downturns. As part of USA Today Network’s New York State School Quality Index, the Democrat and Chronicle newspaper recently unveiled a list of best public schools and school districts in Monroe County. The study found that Crane and Leary Elementary Schools, Burger and Roth Junior High Schools and Rush-Henrietta High School all made the list for top performing school systems in Monroe County.
How would you like to live in part of the top-ranked Rush-Henrietta school district, plus enjoy the lowest taxes in Monroe County? At Faber, we can offer you both options in one community! We’re excited to announce that our fully-decorated model home in West Henrietta is now open for tours at Queens Park. Come see what it’s like to live in a gracious town with loads of benefits.
New homes at Queens Park offer approximately 1,550 to 2,845 square feet of living space and offer up to four bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. Enjoy an open living area, spacious kitchen with a pantry and island, and a private master retreat, with home prices starting in the mid-$200,000s.
This holiday season, make spirits bright with the gift of a new home! At Faber Builders, we’re giving the gift of a limited-time incentive on our new homes in Greece, New York at Creek House Village and Regency Park!
This winter incentive will give buyers purchasing an available home site at one of our Greece communities $2,500 to use toward design upgrades at the Claridge Decorating Centre or on closing costs.*
When choosing to use the $2,500 on design upgrades, you will visit our showroom at the Claridge Decorating Centre, where you will meet with an interior designer that can help you select the colors, finishes and features that will turn your new house into a home. Or, choose to use the money toward closing costs, meaning you’ll have to bring less cash to the closing table.
The West Henrietta suburb is a prosperous area convenient to Rochester, yet quiet and pleasant when you and your family need to unwind at the end of a long day of school, shopping, work or visiting the area’s many parks. Faber Builders has brought another of our thoroughly crafted communities to West Henrietta: Queens Park.
Located south of I-90 and west of I-390, Queens Park gives residents the tranquility of living in the country with the ease of living close to some of the best office parks, schools, shopping, dining, entertainment and outdoor recreation in the area for a balanced, stress-free lifestyle. Whether you have a growing family, are of retirement age or are somewhere in between, the homes at Queens Park are readily suitable for the needs of every family.
Families who are looking for a comfortable home with gorgeous and useful interior features should look no further than the Saginaw I model. This three-bedroom home is available from $238,900 at our Queens Park community in West Henrietta and priced from $240,900 at Rose Hill Estates in Chili.
A stunning front porch and tiled foyer welcome family, friends and guests into the home. The model’s main floor showcases a generous great room that effortlessly transitions into a spacious kitchen with dinette. The kitchen includes plenty of cabinetry for convenient storage, vinyl flooring and a sizeable pantry. Also on the first floor, the model’s two-car garage leads into a well-situated mud room with a coat closet and a powder room close by.
The hot deal available on our Liverpool model has been extended through December 31! While the end of the year means freezing temperatures and snowfall outside, new owners of the Liverpool plan can get a hot deal on their new home! Liverpool plans at Queens Park in West Henrietta and Rose Hill Estates in Chili will include optional features at no additional charge!*
At our Rose Hill Estates and Queens Park communities, buyers have a peaceful living experience in the suburbs of Rochester. Everything from school, work, shopping and entertainment is close to the communities and access to major highways I-490, I-90 and I-390 offer convenience to the city of Rochester, where more bonus activities can be found.
Faber Builders is pleased to announce the release of select home sites at two new Rochester area communities, Rose Hill Estates in Chili and Queens Park in West Henrietta. Offering introductory pricing available until Dec. 31, 2017, these three home sites in each community showcase the Rose Hollow home plan priced at $219,900.*
Featuring 1,702 square feet of finished living space, the Rose Hollow plan includes three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, as well as a full unfinished basement that can be finished at an additional cost. Homeowners will enjoy a large two-story foyer, great room, eat-in kitchen and dining room on the first floor, as well as a flex room that can be used as a home office or other space. The second story of the Rose Hollow plan includes a large master bedroom suite with a walk-in closet, as well as two additional bedrooms and a hall bath.
Have you heard the exciting news? Our October Hot Deal has been extended through the end of 2017! Learn more about our Hot Deal below:
The weather may be cooling off, but we’re heating up with our Hot Deal! For a limited time, home buyers can purchase our popular Liverpool plan at Queens Park in West Henrietta or Rose Hill Estates in Chili and have several optional features included at no additional charge!*
The Liverpool plan is a 2,705-square-foot, two-story home with four bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, as well as a two-car garage. This spacious home that accommodates a modern lifestyle features a large great room that opens to the eat-in kitchen, while the upstairs features a private master retreat, as well as three additional bedrooms, all with walk-in closets. Priced at $289,900, the October Hot Deal for this home includes the addition of a morning room, 9-foot ceilings throughout the first floor, and central air conditioning – all at no added cost to our buyers!*
We are now down to our final 10 homes at Regency Park in Greece, New York! Located off Janes Road near Island Cottage Road, Regency Park features affordable single-family ranch and colonial-style homes. Priced from the high $170,000s, these homes offer space for families large and small.
We currently offer six unique floor plans at Regency Park. Three plans are single story ranch homes offering two or three bedrooms and two bathrooms with up 1,200 to 1,700 square feet. In addition, we offer three colonial-style two-story homes with three or four bedrooms and up to 1,900 square feet of living space. Our homes offer open concept living areas with spacious eat-in kitchens open to the great room, large master bedrooms with walk-in closets, private secondary bedrooms that share a hall bath, optional studies and bonus rooms, and much more.
Buyers ready to take the first step toward homeownership in Greece, New York should act now before it’s too late! The final six opportunities at Creek House Village are now selling, offering buyers the opportunity to own their own home at an exceptional price in a charming town. Priced from $174,900, these homes won’t be available long.
Offering quality-built homes with innovative design and high-performance features, our single-family homes at Creek House Village feature colonial-style exteriors. With four plans to choose from, buyers can select from three- or four-bedroom homes with up to 1,900 square feet of living space.
The Second Annual Mary’s Place Gala is scheduled to take place February 9th, 2017 at the Italian American Community Center in Gates.
Several Faber Homes team members are excited to be on the Gala Committee. Leading the way is Faber Homes CEO Bernie Iacovangelo as Gala Co-Chair with Carla Palumbo.
As the son of two Italian immigrants Bernie is no stranger to the struggles that come with starting a new life in a new country. “My parents would always tell me ‘there’s no place like America’ and this always stuck with me. I have been lucky enough to live my ‘American Dream’ and now it is my turn to help others live theirs.”
Interest rates are on the rise in 2017. Since the Federal Reserve voted to raise a key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point in December mortgage rates are on the rise. The move comes with the intent to raise rates several times throughout 2017.
If you were shopping for a home in 2016 then you know that real estate experts were predicting that interest rates would soon be on the rise. As 2017 rolls in their predictions are coming true, and the year has begun with a higher rate than any point in the previous year. Now experts are saying that the days of 3.5% rates are in the rearview mirror.
Fall is upon us, and we are lucky as New York residents to have a plethora of exciting events happening this time of year. Read on to see what's happening this fall in our beautiful city of Rochester. Did we miss any of your favorites? Comment with your recommendations!
September 10th and 11th - Clothesline Festival
Rochester's largest and longest-running fine arts and crafts festival. All day live entertainment and food from many of Rochester's most popular vendors. With the completion of the Memorial Art Gallery's Centennial Sculpture Park, the festival will have full use of the MAG campus.
Memorial Art Gallery Grounds @ 500 University Avenue Rochester
Ready to apply for a mortgage but you don’t know where to start? We can help! At Faber Homes, we have been working with Rochester-area lenders for decades so we know the process, and people, extremely well. If you’re ready to build with us and need a mortgage commitment, we are happy to help find you a lender that fits your needs. Otherwise, this blog will outline a few tips and tricks, as well as FAQs on the mortgage application process.
To buy, or not to buy. That is the question for many Generation Y'ers.
No doubt, the economic waves in recent history (and present times) have made it difficult, or presumably difficult to live the coveted American Dream. Limited job prospects and student debts have made it challenging to save for a down payment, and many are weary of the all-time-low interest rates. But the truth is, now is arguably the best time to buy a home.
When you’ve made the decision to list your home, there are a number of things you will need to do to ensure your house is ready to be shown. For pet owners, the list is even longer, so we’ve collected a few tips to help you prepare your home for sale.
Relocation or Boarding. We recommend not having your pets out and about in your home during showings, because you never know if you have a pet lover coming through your door. Imagine being fearful of dogs, and having one bombard you when you enter a home you’re considering making an offer on. You might think twice about making that offer. Also, if animals are loose in the home, there is always a risk of injury, therefore it is not a smart decision to allow pets to wander about the home when you are not present.
Pruning is one of the best things an arborist can do for a tree – but it can also be one of the worst things as well. If taken too far or done incorrectly, pruning will harm a plant, but if done correctly will keep a plant healthy and increase its growth and productivity. So how can you make your efforts more effective? First, it’s important to know the best seasons in which to prune differing plants. Here’s a quick guide.
Early Spring (now):
Perennials (semi woody such as Russian sage or butterfly bush)
Evergreens (especially boxwood and holly firethorn)
Flowers (summer-flowering shrubs, vines, trees, hydrangea and roses)
During the month of April, you can build our Newcastle home in any Faber Homes community and you'll receive a refrigerator, washer, and dryer - free!
Home Prices by Community
Newcastle w/ 1st Floor Laundry: $179,900
Creek House Village
Newcastle w/ 1st Floor Laundry: $167,900
Newcastle w/ Basement Laundry: $162,900