Archive for The Trails of Pheasant Ridge
McHenry County’s popular Human Race is back this year and is expected to be bigger and better than ever. Scheduled for Sunday, April 21 at 9:00 a.m., this 5K run/walk is a great opportunity for experienced runners or newcomers to get some exercise while supporting local charities.
Walkers and runners from nearby McHenry homes are encouraged to start registering for the race today. Participants can sign up online at www.active.com for $30 through April 17. After that date, individuals may register on the day of the race for $40. Proceeds from race registrations and fundraising will benefit non-profit organizations throughout McHenry County. Participants can designate which organization will receive the proceeds of their race when they register. A wide variety of organizations benefit from the Human Race, including school booster clubs, food pantries, Habitat for Humanity, Girl Scouts and much more. Read More→
The McHenry County housing market had an impressive January to get 2013 started off on the right foot. According to an analysis by RE/MAX, McHenry County saw an increase of 28 percent in new home sales.
As a McHenry County home builder, Gerstad Builders is excited about these signs of improvement. “Continued improvement shows that the housing market is not only rebounding, but it is gaining momentum,” stated Roger Gerstad, President of Gerstad Builders. “We are thrilled by the increase in activity and excited to assist home buyers in their quest to purchase the home of their dreams.” Read More→
While students residing in Richmond new homes may already be back in school for the spring, the Nippersink School District Two board’s decision over a tax abatement to accomplish its goals is still pending. Recently, board member met to discuss the suggested $3 million abatement, but they put off the decision until March in order to wait for a more comprehensive plan outlining the school district’s goals.
However, the abatement isn’t the only item on the board’s agenda. As the economy continues to improve, the board is now considering bringing back programs, such as the foreign language program, that had been cut from the budget during tougher times. In order to gauge the interest level among parents and teachers, the board will send out a survey to these groups asking if the program should be reinstated and if so, at what grade level. Read More→
Football season is officially upon us, which means that now is the perfect time to put on your favorite team’s colors and host a football party in you McHenry new home! No matter which team you cheer for, hosting a football party is a great way to meet new neighbors and catch up with old friends. Here at Gerstad Builders we build spacious homes that are perfect for entertaining.
Food is always an important part of any good party. From appetizers to entrees, our state-of-the-art kitchens featuring GE appliances and Kohler fixtures will help you get game day ready. Also, take advantage of the beautiful weather by grilling hamburgers and hotdogs in the backyard. Read More→
As your little ones board the bus for school in the mornings, it’s important to remember that academic successes happen in the classroom, but learning begins at your McHenry new homes. Gerstad Builders offers families all of the amenities needed to provide a productive learning space for their students.
Every day should start with a good breakfast and end with a good dinner. The large kitchens available in these new homes are the perfect spot to prepare the nutritious meals that your children need. Each kitchen features top-of-the-line GE appliances and Kohler fixtures.
After sitting in desks all day, it’s important that students make time to be active. McHenry County communities, Liberty Trails and The Trails of Pheasant Ridge, both offer plenty of opportunities for children to get outside and stretch their legs. Liberty Trails features a tot park and green space, and Trails of Pheasant Ridge offers sidewalks perfect for riding bikes or scooters.
At the end of a long day, children need time to reenergize their minds and bodies for the next day. Roomy bedrooms allow children a comfortable area to rest their heads and get that 8 hours of sleep needed to excel in the classroom. Read More→
How would you like to save up to $20,000 on your new McHenry, Poplar Grove, Williams Bay or Richmond new homes? It sounds too good to be true, right? Well, at Gerstad Builders we want to help make your dreams of homeownership a reality. We do that by offering affordable new homes in fabulous locations. Now, we’re adding to the affordability of our new homes and making it even easier to make your dreams a reality by offering FREE home sites to buyers who purchase new homes at Liberty Trails, The Trails of Dawson Creek, The Trails of Pheasant Ridge and Bailey Estates.
The values of these home sites vary per community. You’ll save $10,000 at The Trails of Dawson Creek; $13,000 at The Trails of Pheasant Ridge; $15,000 at Liberty Trails; and $20,000 at Bailey Estates. However, you must act fast if you want to take advantage of these amazing deals. We’re only offering free lots for the next two purchases at each community until the end of the year. That means that only two buyers at Liberty Trails, two buyers at The Trails of Pheasant Ridge, two buyers at The Trails of Dawson Creek and two buyers at Bailey Estates will have the opportunity to receive a free lot. Read More→
Are you still trying to come up with the perfect Mother’s Day gift idea? Forget the flowers, chocolates and cards. This year, treat your mom to something special by designing a room in your McHenry County new homes specifically for her. After all, she continues to do so much for us; doesn’t she deserve a room devoted exclusively for her needs?
At Gerstad Builders, we can help you design the home of your mom’s dreams. Our customizable floor plans can be altered to fit her individual needs and preferences. For example, instead of using that spare bedroom for your home’s study, redesign it for mom’s craft room.
Or, instead of turning your basement into a hangout for your teenagers or a space for dad to store his tools, finish a room and turn it into a mom cave! Read More→
Whether you’re looking for some extra special knick knacks to help you spruce up your McHenry new homes, or want to help your spring cleaning along by getting rid of some unnecessary items, you don’t want to miss the community-wide garage sale this weekend, Saturday, March 24 at the McHenry Middle School from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The community garage sale will have everything from baby clothes to gadgets and electronics. The event is free, so bring the whole family out to just browse the selection or purchase decorations for your entire home.
Although the deadline to purchase a table at the garage sale has already passed, if you do still need to get rid of some unwanted items then the Salvation Army will be onsite at the end of the event to collect any donations. For more information, check out page 7 of the McHenry Parks & Recreation Department’s Winter/Spring 2012 news letter (PDF). Read More→
Those living in McHenry County new homes know that one of the things that make this location so special is all of the community support from local residents. On Thursday, March 15, a group of community leaders, students and people young and old will again be shaving their heads in support of the fundraising effort to conquer kids’ cancer.
The McHenry Community Shave event is held at West Campus High School as part of this year’s St. Baldrick’s Day in McHenry. Over the past 3 years more than 700 heads have been shaved and over $120,000 has been donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. What an outstanding way to unite children and adults in this wonderful effort.
If you would like to contribute then go to the St. Baldrick’s website. Or, you can attend the event on Thursday, March 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the West Campus Main Gym. What a great way to support those who have chosen to “Be a sport and cut it short.” Read More→
If you’re shopping around for the best McHenry new homes at the best prices, then you’re in luck. It’s a new year, and to celebrate we’re announcing new, lower prices on our fabulous homes. That’s right: you get the same great homes built with exceptional quality at an even more affordable price.
Plus, as an experienced custom home builder, we have the ability to personalize your home to meet your needs. Whether you want to illuminate your home with the addition of a skylight, need a three-car garage because your teenager just started driving, or want to open up your floor plan with additional volume ceilings, we can help you create the home of your dreams. Read More→