I Want to Build a Custom Home. Who Do I Talk To?

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Owning your own home is part of the American Dream. Building your own custom home takes that dream to the next level. If you want to build a custom home in Connecticut, whom should you talk to? How do you get started?

Online Resources

For most of us, getting information about the custom home building process probably begins online. There are a lot of helpful resources on the Internet that can get you started.

Houzz.com: You can check out Houzz.com to see what people across the country (and around the world) have done to create the house of their dreams. You can even shop for some of the fixtures that you see in the thousands of photos.

NAHB: The National Association of Home Builders website has a whole section devoted to consumers and even has a Home Buying 101 section with helpful basic information that prepares you to make better choices.

Media Reports and Guide: Online news sites such as com, USAToday.com, frequently have information about buying a home in their “money” or “finance” sections.

Builder Websites: Checking out a local builder's website can be a great source of information. For instance, on the Sunwood website, you can get detailed information about

Custom homes (including seeing images of actual homes available in the Wallingford area)

Floor Plans (you can review a variety of different floor plans to see which best meets your needs and tastes)

Communities (you can take a look at different areas where we currently build homes)
Resources: We offer a wide range of information to help you educate yourself about the custom home building process so that you'll be better equipped to make good choices. That includes thing such as our Home Comparison Checklist and our 21 Days of Design Inspiration

Speak Directly With a Builder

One of the best things you can do is actually talk to a builder about the questions and concerns you have. Of course, you’ll want to talk to someone who knows the custom home building process like the back of his/her hand. And you’ll also want to speak with someone who knows what information is really important to you—and isn’t just trying to sell you inventory they have on hand.

That’s why we’ve developed our “Talk to a Sunwood Home Advisor” program. It’s a simple, 10-minute, no-obligation phone consultation with a Sunwood building professional that covers key information such as:

  • Design Trend Ideas
  • Examples of what other people are doing in similar situations
  • A budget range to determine feasibility
  • Answers to your specific questions and concerns

There is no obligation whatsoever on your part! At the end of this 10-minute call, we'll direct you towards the best route to completing your new project—even if Sunwood isn't the best fit for you.

Click here to schedule a free, no-obligation call with a Sunwood professional home advisor.

We encourage potential custom homebuyers to use all of the resources available to them before making a decision regarding building a custom home. But make sure you talk to a trusted professional to address and clarify those questions where you have specific concerns or don’t feel comfortable with the information you’ve gathered. That’s critical to ensure you get the custom home you really want.

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