You really like, maybe even love, the location of your home. It works for you. It's got a nice view. It's close to the beach, the school, work, grocery store. You have friends there, maybe some family history with the location.
But you don't like the house. It's not working for you. It's too small. The layout isn't right. It's old, drafty, cold. It lacks energy efficiency, maybe woefully. It's storm damaged, just tired, or maybe wasn't built that well to begin with.
Special note for victims of storm damage and home fires
If you have suffered the devastating loss of your house due to storm damage or fire, this is an extraordinarily difficult time for you. Over the years, the people of Connecticut Valley Homes have helped folks rebuild as quickly and painlessly as possible by giving top priority to those who have suddenly and unexpectedly lost their home.
Refurbish? Redo? Rework? Remodel? You may have even done some of that. Or priced it. And you may have talked to others who have done the same. If so, then you've learned some things such as: it's expensive; it's impossible to find out exactly what it will cost or how long it will take; it's time-consuming, and you're still left with the old tired bones of the place.
How about replacing it with a new home? Building new on the same property is a choice many people are now making!
More and more people are discovering the advantages of tearing down an old house and replacing it with a brand new one. Maybe you've seen it happen in your neighborhood. It can make a lot of sense. And be a refreshing, renewing experience. Connecticut Valley Homes has helped countless customers design a home to fit their unique footprint and built a new home that fits their lot like a glove.
From a logical perspective, there are a lot of properties, particularly in some of the beach communities of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Fishers Island and Block Island where seasonal cottages built 60-70 years ago or more are now sitting on very desirable and valuable land. Now, also, people want to spend more time in these places than just a vacation. Quite often, they are looking for year-round use or would like to retire there. Maybe the house just isn't big enough anymore for the growing and extended family. The house just isn't right for those uses.
There's even an expression in the real estate appraisal business for the circumstance, "land encumbered by its building". Another way of saying it is, the land would be worth more without its current building than with it. It's just not a good investment in its current state.
And then there's the fun part. Getting to live in a new home, one you'd welcome family and friends to, that suits your needs, is energy efficient and environmentally friendly, is light and bright and has plenty of storage, and easier to keep clean. A home to live well in, be proud of, and build lasting memories in.
How do you get from here to there? Visiting with the experienced professionals at Connecticut Valley Homes is a great place to start. In an initial conversation, you can glean valuable insight into cost, timing and what's possible in home plans, for your specific site, not to mention seeing actual model homes. You'll also discover the steps necessary, and how our process has worked successfully for clients in the past.
Based on your needs, we can put together an all-encompassing program from move-out to move-in including moving and storage of your belongings, and complete design and construction of your new custom home.