Hi Baby Boomers

Good afternoon Boomers!  Just in case you didn’t know……….., you are a Boomer if you are 54 years young all the way up to seventy-three, also years young.  But, those of you that are boomers already knew that.

Boomers are the babies that came into the world in the years after World War II.  Did you know that Baby Boomers are slightly more than seventy-six MILLION people.  WOW, that is a lot of people.

What's Trending?

Just in case you haven’t noticed the price of a single-family home in Vermont is skyrocketing to all-time record high prices.

In the past twenty years it is not uncommon for home prices to have gone up as much as 400% which is a great thing if you bought your home twenty years ago.  However, it you are looking today it leaves you with massive Sticker Shock.

Today we’d like to give you two ways to significantly bring your home to an affordable place:

Colonial Farmhouse

Today’s photograph is of our very popular Windham House, a very modern version of The Colonial Farmhouse look that was originally created in Scandinavia and Germany.  Early Americans basically copied the Farmhouse Style.

As we all know this style of home is extremely popular throughout New England and along with The Cape Cod Style might be considered the Quintessential Vermont home.

Is it a good time?

It is almost November, temperatures are going down, winter isn’t too far off, and that leads us to a basic question.

  1. Should we cancel our building plans and wait for spring?
  2. Should we hire a good general contractor to Site-Build our home?
  3. Should we investigate Modular Homes?

Check out today’s photograph.  Doesn’t that look just wonderful!?  Well……….., maybe there are some aspects of that home’s construction that are scary at best.

How cold does it get?

It’s that time of year again when way more than half of our phone calls ask, “….can you build us a home in the spring?”  After a brief conversation it rapidly becomes apparent that what folks want is for their new home to be built before winter, not after!

Rather than ask about spring build, I suggest you think about a winter build!  In many ways Springtime is the most difficult time of the year for construction because of MUD.