Is Compromising With Your Builder Good or Bad?

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Is it a good thing or a bad thing to compromise with your contractor when building a new home? Sometimes homeowners are under the impression if they aren’t tough negotiators they won’t get what they want.

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Tags: Finance & Budgeting, Homeowner Tips, Choosing the Right Builder, Building a Custom Home

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

Contingency Plans: Why They Matter, and How to Ensure You’re Covered

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

If there is one thing that is guaranteed about construction, it is that nothing is guaranteed. Which is why smart clients know that the secret to staying within budget is to build a contingency fund into the overall budget. Here is how contingency plans work, and how you can use them to keep your custom home process within budget.

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Tags: Finance & Budgeting, Whole Home Remodeling

Who, What, When, Where, and Why: Key Questions for Individuals Looking to Build a New CT Home

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

When journalists are being prepared for their careers, they’re taught to ask certain key questions: Who? What? When? Where? Why? The idea is that if they ferret out the answers to those questions, they’ll have all the information they need for a good, well-balanced story. 

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Tags: CT Home Building, Finance & Budgeting, Choosing the Right Builder, Building a Custom Home

Which Wallingford Renovation Projects Deliver the Best Remodeling ROI?

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

It’s one thing to consider taking on a Wallingford remodeling project, but knowing which project will give you the best return on your investment can be challenging. There are a few favorites, though, which give consistently good remodeling ROI year over year, and can never be a bad investment. These are:

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Tags: Home Renovations, Finance & Budgeting, Remodeling Tips

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