How Long Will It Take to Build A New Home in CT?

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Knowing how long it will take to build your Connecticut custom home is necessary to plan ahead for your life. You need to know when you can move in so you can pack, hire movers, ask for time off work, or make other preparations accordingly. You also may aim to have your home construction wrap up around a time of year when it will be easier to move (when the kids are out of school for the summer or during scheduled vacation time, for example).

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Tags: Homeowner Tips, Whole Home Remodeling, Building a Custom Home

Tips for Winterizing Your Connecticut Home

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Weatherproofing is a necessary part of life. After all, you need a winter wardrobe. When you get right down to it, your house isn’t all that different. Your home needs a winter wardrobe of its own—certain things to help it through the cold, harsh months. Autumn is the ideal time to take on projects like this. What are the highest priorities at this time of year, when you are sending the kids back to school and starting to think about the holidays? Certain things will bring more value than others. Focus on the biggest bang for your buck.

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Tags: Homeowner Tips, Seasonal Remodeling Projects

Tax Breaks for Connecticut Homeowners

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

The holidays are over, and if you’re like a lot of Connecticut residents, there is a niggling in the back of your mind that you had better get started organizing your papers for tax season. This annual activity may not be high on your “Top 10 Fun Things to Do in the New Year,” but it’s good to be prepared. So if you bought a new home in CT this last year, there are still some tax benefits that go with that. As builders, we don’t give out tax advice, but there are some tax breaks for CT Homeowners that you might want to check out.

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Tags: CT Home Building, Middletown, Homeowner Tips, Living in Connecticut, Home Building Cost

What You Should Know About A Colonial Style Home

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

A considerable number of the homes we build in the Wallingford area are what would be considered Colonial style homes. But just what does a Colonial style floor plan look like? Are all American colonial architecture pretty much the same? And how might that impact you when choosing the right floor plan for your new Connecticut home? Let’s take a look at some of the similarities and differences that may influence your choice of floor plans.

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

Should You Buy a Spec Home – or a Custom Home?

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

As you drive down the streets in Middletown, you'll notice several different kinds of homes. The differences you'll notice are more than just style (Colonial vs. Cape Cod or Rancher vs. 2-Story). You’ll find groups of homes that look an awful lot alike (both inside and out), and others that stand out from the crowd and look a little different from other homes in the area. Which type of you is right for you? Your decision will probably be driven by availability, quality, affordability, how much personal involvement you’re willing to commit to the building process.

If you’re considering purchasing a new Connecticut home you’ve got a number of options. You can opt for a tract home, a spec home, or a custom home. Let’s take a quick look at all three and then consider: Should you buy a spec home or a custom home?

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Tags: CT Home Building, Homeowner Tips, Building a Custom Home

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