Fire Proofing: How New Homes Are Made to Resist Fires

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

A house fire is high on the list of homeowner’s worst nightmares, and while it’s true that we can insure ourselves against the risk, most of us would rather avoid the problem altogether. Modern homes are built with that goal in mind, and there are several things that are done to protect your home from fire, including:

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Tags: Choosing a Contractor, Exterior Remodeling, Building a Custom Home

Connecticut Lot Choice Matters: Here's Why

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

If you thought the most important part of constructing a new home was selecting a builder and choosing a floor plan, think again. The success of a building project actually starts with something a lot simpler: lot selection. Here’s why your lot is critical to building success.

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Understanding Pricing Fluctuations in Your Area

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

One of the biggest reasons for caution when it comes to building a new home is the concern that price fluctuations may have an impact on the final price you pay. On the other hand, you may be worried that you could end up paying more today than you would in six months, or a year. You might be wondering if it is better to wait and see, or hoping that prices will drop instead of rise.

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Tags: Choosing a Contractor, Finance & Budgeting, Homeowner Tips

How Your Connecticut Custom Home Values Differ Based on Age: Early 30s, Early 40s. . .

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

When you decide to buy your first home, you’re probably in your late 20s or early 30s. At that time, you’re starting your family, and you know that your children need rooms of their own. You need enough bathrooms and bathroom space so that more than one person can use them at the same time. Don’t overlook the kitchen and any additional space that can serve as a play room, either. Then, as you age and your children grow up and into their own homes, you may begin to think of downsizing. 

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Tags: Choosing a Contractor, Homeowner Tips, Remodeling Tips, Building a Custom Home

Choosing Roofing Styles for a New Middletown Custom Home

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Deciding on a roofing style for your home is a big decision, so it's a good idea to take some time and consider all your options. You need to consider the cost, time, environment, materials and the style of your home. You can't just randomly choose something, throw it on top of the house and call it good. Instead, you need to take time out of your life to do research on a project that isn't even all that much fun! So let's get straight to it and make it as easy as possible for you. 

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Tags: Choosing a Contractor, Middletown, Home Materials

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