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Finding the Perfect Lot

Date: Nov, 2017

Finding the perfect lotIt would be remiss not mention that before you begin searching for a lot, it is...

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Rochester Homes Saves Customers Time and Money

Date: Oct, 2017

Rochester Homes Saves Customers Time and Money“We feel fortunate that we made the decision to build our...

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Buy Local

Date: Sep, 2017

Buy Local!Fortunately, homes are not imported from China – at least not yet, anyway. The “Buy Local”...

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Curb Appeal is all about the Details

Date: Sep, 2017

Curb Appeal is all about the Details The exterior of your home greets all that passes through the threshold...

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Why Materials Matter (Part 2)

Date: Jun, 2017

As you begin your homebuilding journey with us you will be asked to make numerous choices. It is our...

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Benefits of Insulation in Your Home

Date: Jun, 2017

JD explains the benefits of insulation in the newest advantage video series!

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Why Materials Matter (Part 1)

Date: May, 2017

There are countless parts, components and pieces that make up a house. Most of which you don’t even see...

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Pluming Fixtures - Rochester Advantage Series

Date: May, 2017

Check Jesse explain how we provide the best quality of building your home from the inside out.

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What is Building Systems?

Date: Apr, 2017

The way a Rochester home is built is different than most other traditional homes. We build homes via...

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Video: The Next Generation of Homes

Date: Mar, 2017

Wonder what we do here at Rochester Homes, and how we do it?Watch this video…TRANSCRIPT:Hi, I’m Alex...

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The Difference Between a Modular Home and a Home Built Onsite

Date: Mar, 2017

Both types of homes have terrific benefits and features but one beats the other hands down when you look...

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First Video Blog is Here!

Date: Mar, 2017

We are proud to announce that our first video blog is now here! Throughout the coming year we will be...

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Options to Customize Your Dream Home for Less

Date: Feb, 2017

We are often asked how we’re able to provide such unique homes all over the Midwest with such an efficient...

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Why Building Inside Makes Perfect Sense

Date: Feb, 2017

Why Building inside makes perfect sense?Building a home inside away from the elements makes abundant...

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Rochester Homes' New Website, Redesigned, Rebranded and Ready to Take You Places

Date: Jan, 2017

Rochester Homes, the Midwest’s premier provider of high-quality system-built housing, is pleased to announce...

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3 Top Methods for Clearing Clutter

Date: Jan, 2017

The new year represents a clean slate and the chance to begin again. It’s also the ideal time to clear...

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Welcome to our New Blog

Date: Jan, 2017

Our blog is a great place to get educated about the buying and home owning process.YOU MAY BE SUFFERING...

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Setting a Resolution to Begin Saving for a New Home

Date: Dec, 2016

Remember Sisyphus, Greek mythology class? The guy who kept rolling the boulder up the hill only to have...

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When the Robison Family Needed a New Home They Simply Went Next Door

Date: Nov, 2016

Eric and Tonia Robison and their family were in a dilemma. They had a hard and fast deadline to meet....

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Get Peace of Mind with High Quality Construction (Without breaking the Bank)

Date: Oct, 2016

We know when you’re getting a new custom home built, there’s always a question of what your new home...

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Build the Perfect Custom Home for Your Family in a Matter of Weeks

Date: Sep, 2016

Build the Perfect Custom Home for Your Family in a Matter of WeeksGetting a new home starts with finding...

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Home Ownership Checklist for Purchasing Beautiful Modular Homes

Date: Aug, 2016

The simplest choice will be to build a custom modular home. This type of building is built in a factory...

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The Benefits of Building Smarter

Date: Aug, 2016

Real, quality modular homes may not be less expensive, but there are more benefits of building smarter,...

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Modular Homes are Made for Families

Date: Jul, 2016

A family home is the base from which you make it all happen. Parenting requires sturdiness and flexibility....

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Avoid Wasteful Home Building with Modular Construction

Date: Jul, 2016

When it comes to custom-built homes, modular construction is much more energy efficient–greener–than...

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Modular Magic: What to Expect

Date: May, 2016

THE MAGIC OF MODULARIf you want to save two-thirds of the time it takes to build a home; eliminate delays...

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Homeownership: An American Tradition

Date: Apr, 2016

HOW HOMEOWNERSHIP BECAME AN AMERICAN TRADITIONThe economic ideal of the American Dream dates back to...

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How to Maximize the Amount of Savings When Building a Modular Home

Date: Apr, 2016

In building a home you will have to make choices and sometimes difficult trade off’s. Be cognizant that...

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Modular Homes Tend to be Higher in Quality and Value

Date: Apr, 2016

There is a prevalent opinion in the general public that Modular Homes are always less expensive than...

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Why Rent When You Could Own a Modular Home?

Date: Apr, 2016

BUILD YOUR OWN HOME AND SAVE BIG WITH MODULAR HOME PLANSAlthough the economy is certainly rebuilding...

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Be In Your Home By Independence Day

Date: Mar, 2016

Be in your home by Independence DayThe warm weather is arriving in the Midwest which means spring is...

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March Home Checklist From Houzz

Date: Mar, 2016

Spring is quickly approaching despite the snow on the ground today. The March Home Checklist from Houzz...

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Home Satisfaction: Renting, Buying, or Buliding

Date: Mar, 2016

Whether you’re renting, buying, or having a home built is a decision you’ll likely have to make at some...

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New Shale Cabinet

Date: Feb, 2016

We are excited to introduce a new color of cabinet to our offerings. You can now choose to put a grey...

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February Home Checklist

Date: Feb, 2016

The year is flying by… It’s already time for the February Home Checklist from Houzz. Click here for some...

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What if You Could Build Your Own house?

Date: Feb, 2016

When you think about your future home, you probably imagine a property straight out of your dreams—which...

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Making Sense of Modular Construction-Builder Online

Date: Feb, 2016

Making Sense of Modular Construction-Builder OnlineWhile the home featured in the video isn’t quite our...

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Christmas Dreams

Date: Jan, 2016

Let us help you make your Christmas decorating dreams come true!Have you always dreamed of having a HUGE...

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Date: Jan, 2016

The entire RHI family wants to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year!We...

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Just Released...The January Home Checklist

Date: Jan, 2016

Houzz has just released the January home checklist! Check it out here and get some great ideas on how...

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December Home Checklist

Date: Jan, 2016

The December Home Checklist from Houzz is out! Some great tips on what you can do this month to make...

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Real Cabinets

Date: Jan, 2016

At Rochester Homes, we are constantly asked about the quality of our building components. One of the...

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12 Features in a Kid Friendly Home

Date: Jan, 2016

Houzz has some great tips! Check out 12 Features in a Kid Friendly Home, then contact us to find out...

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Saving Money

Date: Jan, 2016

During the holiday season, everyone is focused on getting the most for their money while tirelessly shopping...

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5 Benefits to Investing in a Modular Home

Date: Jan, 2016

For many, buying a home is one of the most important decisions they can make in their life. It’s an enormous...

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10 Tips for a Calm, Heartfelt Thanksgiving

Date: Nov, 2015

Houzz is at it again with some great tips for Thanksgiving.

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November Home Checklist

Date: Nov, 2015

Houzz has released their November home checklist. Check it out here!

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Who We Are

Date: Nov, 2015

WE ARE:A real home builderAble to change your floor planAble to offer you a multitude of options and...

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Winter Weather

Date: Nov, 2015

We have had an unusually warm fall in the Midwest this year. However, if there is one thing we know about...

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October Home Checklist

Date: Oct, 2015

Houzz has released their October home checklist. It’s full of some great ideas to get your house ready...

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Google Loves Modular Housing

Date: Oct, 2015

Check out Gary Fleischer’s blog “Google Loves Modular Housing…Just Ask Them” It sums up in a few short...

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Why a New Home?

Date: Oct, 2015

This article from Huff Post Home explains why new construction homes are a better choice. From energy...

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Modular-Not a Type of Home

Date: Oct, 2015

Modular- not a type of homeMany of our customers ask us what the difference is between a modular home...

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Design Details That Matter

Date: Sep, 2015

A great article from Houzz on Design Details that Matter. We offer a lot of upgrade options to make your...

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September Home Checklist

Date: Sep, 2015

It’s time for the September home checklist from Houzz.

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A Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Date: Sep, 2015

A fall home maintenance checklist courtesy from Houzz. There are some great tips, check it out here.

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The Problem of Wasteful Homebuilding

Date: Sep, 2015

Building a new home on location can be surprisingly wasteful. Every piece of waste is an extra cost—not...

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A Real Home

Date: Sep, 2015

How can we say that we build real homes, and suggest that some of our modular home competitors do not?...

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August Home Checklist

Date: Aug, 2015

Click here for the August Home Checklist from Houzz.

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Why Now is the Time to Build

Date: Aug, 2015

CNN agrees, the time to build your dream home and get more for your money is now! Click here to read...

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Differences in Homes

Date: Aug, 2015

We often talk about the difference between types of construction on this blog. There are traditionally...

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5 Things You Must Know About Buying a Prefab Home

Date: Jul, 2015

Click here for a very informative article from Kiplinger on what you must know about buying a modular...

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4 Things to Think About When Taking a Model

Date: Jul, 2015

When seeking the perfect layout for your family’s needs, it’s important to remember that not all modular...

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July Home Checklist

Date: Jul, 2015

It’s time for the July Home Checklist from Houzz!

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How to Pay for a Rochester Home

Date: Jul, 2015

You have dreamed of owning your own home, building your first new home, or finally building that vacation...

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Why We Don't Know How Much Your Project Will Cost

Date: Jul, 2015

At Rochester Homes, we speak with customers every day who are eager to know how much it will cost to...

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June Home Checklist

Date: Jun, 2015

Better late than never, the June home checklist from Houzz.

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Rethinking Your Housing Options

Date: Jun, 2015

A fantastic article from U.S. News on modular homes, and how the market is shifting in that direction....

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The Beauty of Low Maintenance Homes

Date: Jun, 2015

The world is fast paced. Many people no longer work conventional hours, but work 24/7 by being available...

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Minion Yellow?

Date: May, 2015

Check out how to use this super trendy color in your new Rochester Home.

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Home Checklist for May

Date: May, 2015

A great checklist from our partner Houzz~

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5 Easy Ways to Summer-ize Your Home ~ Houzz

Date: May, 2015

School is out, the days are getting longer, and the official start of summer is quickly approaching....

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New Home...Now What?

Date: May, 2015

So you just built a new Rochester Home…now what? Add some exterior interest. This article from Houzz...

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Enjoy Memorial Day - Then Get to Work

Date: May, 2015

Spring is in full swing and it is finally time to start that new building project. If you start a new...

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The All-In-One-Place Guide to Selling Your Home and Moving

Date: Apr, 2015

Are you building a new Rochester Home, or plan to soon? Check out this great article from our friends...

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April Home Checklist

Date: Apr, 2015

April showers bring May flowers. The Houzz April checklist is something to look at to help you spruce...

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Where Can You Find Rochester Homes?

Date: Apr, 2015

The modular home construction process has become the fastest means to build a home. Modular homes consist...

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10 Things You Should Know About Prefab Homes

Date: Apr, 2015

There’s so much to consider and choose when buying a house, and prefab modern homes are definitely something...

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Homes for Generations

Date: Apr, 2015

Rochester Homes, Inc. has been in business for decades. We have immense expertise and skills building...

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15 Ways to Welcome Spring

Date: Mar, 2015

Looking for ways to rejuvenate and refresh your home this spring? The article from Houzz Simple Pleasures-15...

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March Home Checklist

Date: Mar, 2015

It’s the first day of SPRING! If you are in the mood to start your Spring cleaning, click on the link...

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Guarantees Are the Best Indication of Quality

Date: Mar, 2015

When looking into building new homes of any sort — traditionally built or our prefab modular homes —...

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You Can't Build My Dream Home on a Trailer

Date: Mar, 2015

If you had shopped for a modular home twenty years ago, you would have found that getting anything changed...

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Million Dollar Homes Built on a Factory Floor

Date: Feb, 2015

Click here for the article courtesy of the Wall Street Journal.

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25 Great Home Projects

Date: Feb, 2015

The 25 Great Home Projects in this Article from Houzz highlight some fantastic ideas. If you were to...

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Take a Virtual Tour of Our Modular Homes

Date: Feb, 2015

Here at Rochester Homes, we know products can seem too good to be true, and sometimes, you just have...

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Factory Tours at Rochester Homes, Inc!

Date: Feb, 2015

It takes a lot more than most people think to build a home. After all, construction workers must meet...

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January Home Checklist

Date: Jan, 2015

Houzz has just released the January home checklist! Check it out here and get some great ideas on how...

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4 Reasons it Will Be Easier to Buy a Home in 2015 - Via Fox Business

Date: Jan, 2015

Great read! Check it out!

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The Major Advantages of a Modular Home

Date: Jan, 2015

An increasing number of people are looking to purchase a modular home due to the benefits it offers over...

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Modular Homes

Date: Jan, 2015

A modular home is a house that’s built in a factory-like setting indoors rather than on-site like a traditional...

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December Home Checklist

Date: Dec, 2014

Click the link below for the December Home Checklist from HouzzDecember Home Checklist

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How to Care for a Freshly Cut Christmas Tree

Date: Dec, 2014

Click here for a great article from Houzz on how to care for your natural Christmas tree.

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Happy New Year!

Date: Dec, 2014

Click here for a link with some great idea from Houzz on how to ring in the New Year!

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Combining Building Practices

Date: Dec, 2014

This time of year is known for the triumphs and pitfalls of shopping for the best deals and products,...

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The Modern Prefab Home Warranty

Date: Dec, 2014

Rochester Homes, Inc. is happy to offer the following warranty on our modern prefab homes. Please note...

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10 Things to Know About Prefab Homes

Date: Nov, 2014

Click the link below for the article from Houzz10 things to know about prefab homes

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8 Creative Accents to Set Your Holiday Table Apart

Date: Nov, 2014

Click the link below to learn how to set your holiday table apart.8 Creative Accents to Set Your Holiday...

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Windows

Date: Oct, 2014

One of the most important parts of your new home project will be making sure that you are getting high...

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What Choices Can a Modular Home Give Me?

Date: Oct, 2014

When looking for a first home, there are plenty of choices on the market. Modern prefab homes are one...

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Start the Conversation Today

Date: Oct, 2014

In our busy lives, we all have a tendency of putting things off if we think we can afford to. Your dream...

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The 5 Commandments of Building a new Home - Part 4

Date: Oct, 2014

At Rochester Homes, Inc. we, and our builders, speak with many customers both before and after their...

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The 5 Commandments of Building a New Home - Part 5

Date: Oct, 2014

At Rochester Homes, Inc. we, and our builders, speak with many customers both before and after their...

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The 5 Commandments of Building a New Home - Part 2

Date: Oct, 2014

At Rochester Homes, Inc. we, and our builders, speak with many customers both before and after their...

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The 5 Commandments of Building

Date: Oct, 2014

At Rochester Homes, Inc. we, and our builders, speak with many customers both before and after their...

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Standards of Construction

Date: Oct, 2014

In new home building, there are many choices to make. From the finish items like floor coverings and...

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The 5 Commandments of Building a New Home - Part 1

Date: Oct, 2014

At Rochester Homes, Inc. we, and our builders, speak with many customers both before and after their...

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Financing a Modular Home

Date: Oct, 2014

At Rochester Homes, we are often asked how to obtain financing when building one of our homes. Although...

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Building Green in America

Date: Oct, 2014

When it comes to building homes in an environmentally friendly way, Rochester Homes, Inc. is contributing....

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Building Faster, Not Cheaper

Date: Oct, 2014

Sometimes, doing something faster is often equated with doing it with less quality, or cheaper. However,...

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A Key Difference in Your Home

Date: Oct, 2014

Anyone who has considered building a new home will tell you there are a lot of available choices. Indeed,...

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The 2014 Pre-Fabricated Home

Date: Oct, 2014

It is 2014. Your phone probably has a touch screen and apps for each part of your life. Your car may...

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Take a Photo Tour

Date: Sep, 2014

Here at Rochester Homes, Inc., our job is to help you build a brand new home designed to your specifications...