OCTOBER 19 & 20, 2019 â€¢ 11AM TO 5PM
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2019 Parade of Homes Chairman
Nick Uccello Uccello Development 2019 Parade of Homes Chairman
am excited you are joining us for the 2019 Parade of Homes presented by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Central Connecticut. You may be interested in the latest trends in home building and design, looking for the perfect new home to move right into, looking to be inspired by a renovation or you may be searching for your dream builder – the one you connect with and who can bring your vision to life. You can find all of that, and much more on the Parade of Homes. As you visit the homes on our annual tour, I encourage you to consider the story behind each one of these homes. These Connecticut made products are designed and built with passion and craftsmanship. They are created by professionals who are excited about every part of building a home. The builders and remodelers know that every detail of a home is essential in helping the homeowners live their best lives. You are invited to step inside and explore a variety of home styles ranging from innovative to elegant, and at prices ranging from the $200,000’s to more than $1 million. We are excited to showcase the latest in new home construction and new communities as well as fully renovated homes. The renovated homes highlight transformations of historic and classic properties into modern highly efficient homes. Plan your daily visits to all the Parade homes by downloading the easy to use Parade of Homes app called Parade Craze. The app provides easy access to the home details, directions, photos, builder profiles and much more. The app will be your most useful tool before, during and after the tour. At each home you visit make sure to get your ticket scanned. Each stop is an entry to win valuable raffle prizes – the more homes you visit, the more chances you have to win (see prizes on page 9). We also want you to take part in the People’s Choice Awards where you get to select your favorite homes and features. You have a chance to win special prizes if you visit 6 or more homes, and the builders will win too! On behalf of the Parade of Homes Committee and my fellow builders and remodelers on the Parade, thank you very much for joining us and seeing the latest in-home design in Connecticut. I am excited that all of the ticket proceeds will be going to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. I would also like to thank our presenting sponsors Connecticut Lighting Centers, James Hardie and East Haven Builders Suppy & Andersen Windows. I hope you are inspired for your next home or home improvement project. Thank you, Nick Uccello Uccello Development 2019 Parade of Homes Chairman
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2019 Parade of Homes Properties Make your dream home a reality! To help navigate the variety of homes in the Parade of Homes, we wanted to group them in common categories so you can focus on specific homes to visit. Hartford – East Region • South Windsor Woods, 400 Pleasant Valley Road, South Windsor • Village at Red Rock, 727 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester • Glastonbury Glen, 102 Orchard Drive, Glastonbury • Willow Pond Farm, 1352 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury • The Residences at Fox Hopyard, 607 Fox Hopyard Road, East Haddam
Hartford – West Region • Suffield Chase, 417 Bridge Street, Suffield • Granby Ridge, 31 Cider Mill Heights, Granby • Copper Brook, 235 Salmon Brook St, Granby • Cambridge Crossing, 20 Hoskins Road, Simsbury • Carson Way, 4 Carson Way, Simsbury • Clearwater Creek of Burlington, 30 West Ledge Rd., Burlington • Gledhill Estates, 660 Mountain Road, West Hartford • The Yorkshire of Farmington, 2 Yorkshire Court, Farmington • Arlington Place, 3 Arlington Rd, West Hartford • The Townhomes at Ringgold Estates, 35 Ringgold St, West Hartford Shoreline Region • Perkins Reserve, 264 Jerry Browne Rd, Mystic • The Residences at Fox Hopyard, 607 Fox Hopyard Road, East Haddam • 1840’s Farmhouse, 44 Waterside Lane, Clinton • The House That Social Media Built, 329 Boston Street, Guilford New Haven Region • 1840’s Farmhouse, 44 Waterside Lane, Clinton • The House That Social Media Built, 329 Boston Street, Guilford • Rocky Corner, 58 Old Amity Rd #15, Bethany • Chatfield Farms, 39 Fieldstone Lane, Beacon Falls • Castle Heights, 141 Victoria Drive, Cheshire • HillCrest Village, 544 Meriden Waterbury Tpke, Southington ACTIVE ADULT • Chatfield Farms, 39 Fieldstone Lane, Beacon Falls • Castle Heights, 141 Victoria Drive, Cheshire
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Make your dream home a reality! REMODELED HOMES • 1840’s Farmhouse, 44 Waterside Lane, Clinton • The House That Social Media Built, 329 Boston Street, Guilford TOWNHOMES • South Windsor Woods, 400 Pleasant Valley Road, South Windsor • Village at Red Rock, 727 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester • The Yorkshire of Farmington, 2 Yorkshire Court, Farmington • Arlington Place, 3 Arlington Rd, West Hartford • The Townhomes at Ringgold Estates, 35 Ringgold St, West Hartford • Perkins Reserve, 264 Jerry Browne Rd, Mystic COHOUSING • Rocky Corner, 58 Old Amity Rd #15, Bethany
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES • South Windsor Woods, 400 Pleasant Valley Road, South Windsor • Glastonbury Glen, 102 Orchard Drive, Glastonbury • Willow Pond Farm, 1352 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury • The Residences at Fox Hopyard, 607 Fox Hopyard Road, East Haddam • Suffield Chase, 417 Bridge Street, Suffield • Granby Ridge, 31 Cider Mill Heights, Granby • Copper Brook, 235 Salmon Brook St, Granby • Cambridge Crossing, 20 Hoskins Road, Simsbury • Carson Way, 4 Carson Way, Simsbury • Clearwater Creek of Burlington, 30 West Ledge Rd., Burlington • Gledhill Estates, 660 Mountain Road, West Hartford • HillCrest Village, 544 Meriden Waterbury Tpke, Southington
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2019 Parade of Homes Committee Nick Uccello Uccello Development LLC Parade of Homes Chairman
Gary Emerito Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New England Properties
Joe Massari James Hardie Building Products
Kris Barnett Sunlight Construction, Inc.
Susan Falkner Nelson Construction, Inc.
Desi Meister Bodeau Realty Group at William Raveis Real Estate
Kathy Bauer Calcagni Real Estate
Bill Ferrigno Sunlight Construction, Inc.
Kenneth Mita Hillcrest Homes, LLC
Jeffrey Bodeau Bodeau Realty Group at William Raveis Real Estate
Michael Fried East Haven Builders Supply
Frank A. Nuzzolo F N Builders, Inc.
Matt Gilchrist EG Home LLC
Robin Paquin EG Home LLC
Penny Gitberg Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New England Properties
Anthony Pion Andersen Windows
Kerry Brunn Pella Windows & Doors Johnny Carrier, P.E., CAPS, CGP By Carrier, Inc. Roseann Chase Ethan Allen
Joel Grossman Calcagni Real Estate
Garret Cook Cyclone Home Systems, LLC
Sheila Gschwind Sunlight Construction, Inc.
David Raisner ARDG, LLC Michael A. Riccio Rebuilt Homes
Robert Croce FOX61 / CW20
Robert Jaekle Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Eric A Santini Jr. Deer Valley Construction Management, LLC
Ericka DeFelice EG Home LLC
Jack Kemper Kemper Associates Architects LLC
Rebecca St. Germain DiMatteo Group
Gayle Dennehy By Carrier, Inc.
Liz Koiva Nordic Builders of Tolland, LLC
Steve Temkin T & M Building Co.
Frank DiBacco CCC Construction
Jarrett Kravitz Advantage Contracting, LLC
Jonathan Vosburgh Roswell Development, LLC
Joe Duva T & M Building Co.
Johnny LePore Connecticut Lighting Centers
Mark Zurzola TagTeam Business Partners, LLC
Mark Lovley Lovley Development, Inc. Dick Margulis Green Haven, Inc.
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2019 Parade of Homes Raffle Prizes Scan your ticket at each home to enter a chance to win one of the following prizes. • 4 pack to UCONN vs Navy Game on 11/1 • 4 pack to UCONN vs ECU Game 11/23 with Parking Pass
• 4 - Tickets to PJ Masks Live @ Toyota Presents Oakdale • Gift Certificate Good for a Remote Car Starter with Installation at Onpoint Connections
• $100 Home Depot Gift Card • $100 Home Goods Gift Card • EcoBee3 Smart Thermostat • Moen Kitchen Faucet, Arbor in Spot Resistant Stainless – MSRP $737.10 • V’s Trattoria $50 Gift Certificate • 4 - Tickets to Connecticut Science Center
• 4 - Tickets to Wolfpack game in the 2019-2020 Season • 4 - Tickets to Anastasia at the Bushnell for January 14 • 4 - Tickets to Hartford Wolfpack game November 8th
• 4 - Passes to Lake Compounce Haunted Graveyard The winners will be notified on October 28th.
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GPS â€“ 417 BRIDGE STREET, SUFFIELD
Joe Duva, T & M Building Co., Inc. 860.883.3479 TandM.com Suffield Chase is a new 40 home neighborhood with easy access to I-91. Lot sizes are approximately Â˝ acre and there are no association fees. T & M is offering a variety of different house styles including ranches and colonials, some with first floor master bedrooms. Base prices range from $349,900 to $507,900. In Suffield Chase, the model home features a huge mudroom/ hobby room as you enter from the garage. The optional walk-in bay window in the dining room adds much natural light to the dining room, increases the floor space, and
adds character to the exterior. The kitchen features a walk-in pantry that measures over 8 feet left to right. The second-floor master suite has a 14' x 17' master bedroom plus a dressing area that leads to two walk-in closets and a luxurious PARADE OF HOMES | 10
master bath with 2 sinks separated by a make-up counter, a soaking tub and a shower. There is a tech zone that gets natural light from a dormer. There are walk-in-closets in two of the three secondary bedrooms.
31 CIDER MILL HEIGHTS, GRANBY
Joe Duva, T & M Building Co., Inc. 860.883.3479 TandM.com This 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath home is set on a beautiful 2 acre wooded lot. The outdoors is connected to the indoors as the kitchen/nook area is flooded with natural light from 3 huge Velux skylights as well as sliding glass doors, two 6foot-wide sliding windows and an additional window offering a side view off the kitchen. The kitchen has an eight-footlong island with room for stools and a large walk-in pantry with yet another window. The master suite has 14' x 19' sleeping area with a tray ceiling, 2 walk-in closets, and a
spectacular master bath with a 5' wide shower and a soaking tub. T & M has worked together with Tom Fredo Home Builders to create this beautiful country home. Other features of this home include a mudroom with a built-in bench, a first floor office, and a second-floor laundry. The walk-
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out basement provides expansion possibilities. Other land is available if you wish to build from scratch on a large country lot.
GPS – 233 SALMON BROOK SREET, GRANBY The Higley Jonathan Vosburgh, Roswell Development, LLC https://roswell-associates.com Realtor: Penny Gitberg 860.803.4254 Copperbrookhomesct.com Welcome to Copper Brook, a neighborhood community nestled in the quaint historical town of Granby, surrounded by scenic open spaces, vineyards and farm land. Copper Brook is convenient to Granby town center, Salmon Brook Park, Bradley International Airport, Farmington Valley Greenway bike and walking trail and all major highways. A community of 32 single-family craftsman style homes and your choice of 5 home styles ranging from approximately 1,800 sq. ft. to 2,300 sq. ft. offering 2-4 bedrooms all with a 2 car garage. The model home is the Higley at 2,042 total
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square feet with a price starting at $429,900. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home sits on a flat homesite offering a 1st floor master bedroom and options to finish the lower level. Features: • Flexible open floor plan • First floor master suite • Formal dining room or study • Great room with gas fireplace • Granite and stainless kitchen • First floor laundry PARADE OF HOMES | 12
• Two bedrooms and full bath on second floor • Front porch and Patio • 2 car garage Jonathan Vosburgh of Roswell Development, LLC is an awardwinning builder who is known for his simple approach – incorporate the unique characteristics of the surrounding area and commit to building the very best home focusing on superior craftsmanship and energy efficient homes.
20 HOSKINS ROAD, SIMSBURY Kris Barnett 860.424.6648 Sheila Gschwind 860.508.6602 Ellen Seifts 860.214.3540 cambridgecrossingct.com Welcome home to Simsbury's newest community of 79 homes, built by award-winning Sunlight Construction. Cambridge Crossing is a thoughtfully planned community which offers quality construction, energy efficient homes and low maintenance living. Visit us at our furnished model, the Cornwall, a stunning 3 bedroom and 2 ½ bath home with a 1st floor master bedroom. There are two additional models to tour, all homes offer public water and sewer, natural gas heat, central air and low monthly HOA fees which take care of grounds maintenance, trash and snow removal.
Cambridge Crossing offers 11 home styles ranging from 1,440-3,000 square feet including 1st floor master bedroom options, all with flexible open floor plans. 63 Homes are priced $339,900 $569,900 and 16 homes are priced at $289,900*, all offer selection options. Located near Simsbury’s town center, Cambridge Crossing is convenient to shopping, restaurants and the Rails to Trails bike path. When all three components of a beautiful home, harmonious PARADE OF HOMES | 13
neighborhood and a vibrant town come together you have the lifestyle of Cambridge Crossing. Sunlight Construction, one of the Farmington Valley’s premier homebuilders, has the knowledge and expertise to plan, design and build a community of diverse homes in the highest quality craftsmanship and detail. “Our goal with Cambridge Crossing is to provide every client outstanding customer service and care as we build their dreams.” *income restrictions apply for homes priced at $289,900
GPS – 4 CARSON WAY, SIMSBURY
Gary Emerito Nelson Construction/Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties 860.716.7601 nelsonconstructionct.com THE FULLER! Welcome to Carson Way, Simsbury's best new construction for single-family homes and carefree living. We offer a variety of open floor plans and designs ranging from 1,633 to 3,584 square feet, Carson Way is the perfect place to call home. The development and construction team are committed to energy efficiency and is one of Connecticut's first Energy Star builders. All homes offer natural gas heat, central air, public utilities and attached two-car garages. Come visit our model, explore your perfect homesite, and choose your perfect design. Stylish,
low maintenance, energy efficient homes for all ages! Chris Nelson of Nelson Construction and Ron Janeczko of Landworks Development are an award-winning team known for using quality materials, fine craftsmanship and superior design. Sensitive site design and generous landscaping ensure old-fashioned charm in each neighborhood they create. For over 20 years, the Nelson/Landworks Team has consistently received local,
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state and national recognition for outstanding homes and communities. Our Mission Is • To develop the finest, most sought-after residential communities in our area. • To build beautiful, quality, energy efficient homes. • To provide satisfaction, enjoyment and value to every one of our clients.
30 W. LEDGE, BURLINGTON
Gayle Dennehy, By Carrier 860.416.4780 ByCarrier.com By Carrier is proud to offer seven new home parcels for sale, each having its own unique splendor and natural wooded boundaries; perfect to have you building the home of your dreams partnering with an awardwinning builder of nearly fifty years who offers insight, experience and expertise to creating the perfect home For You! This innovative nearly new neighborhood is a â€œconservation communityâ€? with nearly 40 percent of Clearwater Creek having been dedicated to the preservation of wildlife and naturalized open space. This lovely area is located alongside a section of the Metropolitan Water
District Watershed property and nearby is the Nepaug Reservoir which offers passive recreation trails for your enjoyment. Popular floorplans feature open flowing home designs, 1+ acre parcels, lovely views or wooded rear parcels! There is something for everyone here at Clearwater Creek of Burlington! By Carrier Homes are popular among many homeowners as they boast high energy efficient standard features including Navien On-Demand Propane Hot Water Heating, Carrier Efficient Heating and Cooling, High Insulation R-Values, Low-E Kohl-Tech Windows, Kohler Water Saving Fixtures and Energy PARADE OF HOMES | 15
Star Appliances. These features save homeowners significantly in their monthly utilities throughout each season of the year! Call Today!
GPS – 660 MOUNTAIN ROAD, WEST HARTFORD Joe Duva, Gledhill Estates, LLC 860.883.3479 Gledhillestates.com The model home at Gledhill Estates has 4,556 sq. ft. of finished space including 6 bedrooms, 5 ½ bathrooms, 4 staircases, 6 walk-in closets and 11 sinks. There are many home automation features which can be accessed via smart phone or voice activation including iDevice wall switches, outlets and thermostats, a Moen digital shower and Lutron motorized window shades. Other Wi-Fi enabled items include the Monogram dishwasher, the clothes washer, the whole house attic fan from Tamarack Technologies, the Lift Master garage door openers and the heated bathroom floor. The spectacular master suite features a 14' x 21' bedroom with a tray ceiling and hidden door bookshelf leading to a bedroom which could be used as a private study or nursery. The enormous 13' x 15' master wardrobe closet has direct access to the laundry room. The master bath features two furniture style vanities, a free standing tub set into a bay window area and a 4' x 5' shower with 2 walls of glass. The home is professionally decorated by Ethan Allen of Canton, CT. There are 2 other homes available to tour as well as 12 additional homesites available for new homes to be built. Prices range from the $600’s to $900’s. PARADE OF HOMES | 16
2 YORKSHIRE COURT â€“ FARMINGTON
Brandon Dâ€™Angelo 860.966.8039 ByCarrier.com 2 Yorkshire Court is about luxury and location. This custom Townhome puts you within walking distance of UConn Medical Center and 3 short miles from West Hartford Center. This spacious 2,427 sq. ft. open layout boasts a grand entry stairway, endless trim details, designer kitchen with 36" range and custom hood, walk in pantry, oversized custom island and countertops, with mudroom plush with built ins. The Master Suite has an exterior balcony, double large walk in closets with custom shelving, leading to a master bath with European style shower and freestanding tub. The lower level
includes a 722 sq. ft. finish area with custom wet bar. The Yorkshire is a 94-townhome community which includes a Meeting House perfect for gatherings. The Meeting House is exclusive to residents, with full kitchen, gathering area, PARADE OF HOMES | 17
stone fireplaces and an antique billiard table in an English Pub setting. Each By Carrier built townhome includes quality craftsmanship, high standards of energy efficiency and our industry leading 5-year warranty.
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2019 Parade of Homes Schedule of Events at Homes SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
• 12:00pm – 2:00pm – Savoy Pizza Truck at Cambridge Crossing • 1:00pm – 4:00pm - Touch-A-Truck at 1840’s Farmhouse • Little House Brewing Co. and The Villager at The Residences at Fox Hopyard • Bushy Hill Orchard at Copper Brook • Local Apple Fritters at Glastonbury Glen • Kettle Corn at South Windsor Woods • Donuts from Donut Crazy at Gledhill Estates • Halloween Candies at Suffield Chase • Locally Grown Apples at Granby Ridge
• 11:30am - 4:30pm – Pizza Truck at Clearwater Creek of Burlington • 12:00pm – 4:00pm – Mister Softee Ice Cream at Carson Way • 1:00pm - 3:00pm –Tractor pulled Hayrides, Kids Crafts, Hot Cider and Donuts at Chatfield Farms • Little House Brewing Co. and The Villager at The Residences at Fox Hopyard • Bushy Hill Orchard at Copper Brook • Local Apple Fritters at Glastonbury Glen • Kettle Corn at South Windsor Woods • Donuts from Donut Crazy at Gledhill Estates • Halloween Candies at Suffield Chase • Locally Grown Apples at Granby Ridge
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3 ARLINGTON ROAD, WEST HARTFORD
John Lepore Berkshire Hathaway Home Services 860.798.7844 firstname.lastname@example.org
ARLINGTON PLACE! West Hartford’s Newest Luxury Condos. This complex consists of 8 units including 1 level & townhouse styles. Open floor plan, hi-end finish kitchen with granite/quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floor, luxury bathrooms, elevator, two car underground garage parking. Each unit has a gas fireplace. Master bedroom suite with large custom designed walk-in closet. Private patio or balcony for each unit. Great Location-walking distance to West Hartford Center. Total upscale living. Don’t miss an opportunity to live in one of West Hartford’s sought after locations. Rarely available. Prices starting at $479,900. Call John for more details.
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35 RINGGOLD ST, WEST HARTFORD
RenĂŠe Meuse, Realtor 860.227.8320 RinggoldEstates.com In the heart of the Park Road Business Community and less than 1 mile from Blue Back Square, The Townhomes at Ringgold Estates are conveniently located to some of West Hartford's most pronounced restaurants, shopping, parks, theaters and more. These new construction 2 & 3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath townhomes feature an open floor plan with 9â€™ ceilings, hardwood floors, beautiful white cabinets with soft close doors and drawers, granite, tile, stainless appliances, upstairs laundry and over-sized attached garage. Phase 3 Under Construction. Some units are available for immediate occupancy.
Visit www.RinggoldEstates.com for more information. Mark Lovley of Lovley Development, Inc. is a fully licensed and insured home builder serving Southington, CT and the surrounding areas since 1985. To date, Lovley Development, Inc. has built more than 1,227 local custom homes in its 33 years. Providing quality construction services to residential clients looking to build a custom home, their team works hard to complete every job on time and within the budget they have set. Lovley Development, Inc. will work oneon-one with you through the entire construction process to ensure the job is completed to your exact specifications. They work to provide outstanding customer service and are always on hand to answer any questions you may have about your home. This high quality of service is why so many of their current clients come to them PARADE OF HOMES | 21
as referrals from past clients. Additionally, Lovley Development, Inc. purchases, renovates and manages various types of commercial properties including, but not limited to; shopping plazas, apartment buildings, and professional office space throughout the state of CT.
GPS – 400 PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD, SOUTH WINDSOR
Janice Grivois, T & M Building Co., Inc. 860.729.8480 TandM.com Nestled amongst the trees on over 49 acres is a new community which has walking trails, a gazebo, private clubhouse and two recreation areas. The community is a mix of townhouses, duplexes, and freestanding homes. Base prices range from $199,900 to $507,900. There are many models to view including the Cobalt which is an end unit townhouse. The Cobalt has a covered entrance leading to a generous sized foyer with 2 closets, one of which is a walk in. The open floor plan provides visibility from the living area to the dining area and the kitchen with seven-foot island. There are two bedrooms on the next level
each featuring windows on two different walls. The master suite has a walk-in closet measuring over 10-feet deep, a private bath with a 6-foot double vanity and an oversized 5-foot shower. On this level there is also a laundry room with linen shelving. The loft measures 17' x 16' and is illuminated by a large sliding window. The newly completed clubhouse has an exercise room, a community PARADE OF HOMES | 22
room and an outdoor grilling area for the use of residents. South Windsor is conveniently located within 10 miles of downtown Hartford and is served by the highly regarded South Windsor public schools. Since it’s founding in 1962 T & M has built over 3000 new homes in over 40 Connecticut communities. Come see for yourself why T & M’s motto is “When every dollar counts, we’re your kind of builder.”
727 TOLLAND TURNPIKE, MANCHESTER
Liz Koiva, Nordic Builders of Tolland 860.871.9055 nordicbuilders.com Welcome to The Village at Red Rock, the newest townhome community by award winning Nordic Builders of Tolland. If you are looking for maintenance free living at a very affordable price, The Village at Red Rock is your place to call home. Centrally located in Manchester, Connecticut, Red Rock is an easy commute to Hartford and just minutes from any convenience you may need including shopping, dining and entertainment. The popular Woodward design features a generous living and dining area adjoining the spacious granite center island and large kitchen with separate pantry. Whether youâ€™re relaxing in front of
the corner gas fireplace on a winter night or step outside to enjoy the deck on a summer evening, the open layout is perfect for todayâ€™s lifestyle. The oversized master bedroom on the second floor has two walk-in closets and private bathroom with 5' shower. The second bedroom also includes a private bathroom and walk-in closet. In addition, there is a laundry room and two hallway storage closets. The Woodward has a one car garage plus a full walkout basement that can be finished. As an added feature, you can personalize your new home with your choice of kitchen and bathroom cabinetry style and finish, granite or quartz countertop designs, appliances, tile, carpet selection and paint colors. If this is your first home, or you are looking to downsize, The Village at Red Rock is the place for you with affordable prices starting at $255,000! PARADE OF HOMES | 23
Nordic Builders of Tolland has been family owned and operated for over 30 years. We pride ourselves in delivering high quality construction with a personal, hands on approach. To learn more about our townhomes or if you are interested in building a custom home on your land or in one of our current subdivisions, please call to set up an appointment.
GPS – 104 ORCHARD STREET, GLASTONBURY
Joe Duva, T & M Building Co., Inc. 860.883.3479 TandM.com Glastonbury Glen is a new community which will consist of 18 homes set on a cul-de-sac. Prices range from the $400’s to the $600’s. It is less than 2.5 miles from the center of Glastonbury and less than 8 miles from downtown Hartford. The two story 3,034 sq. ft. Colebrook model at Glastonbury Glen offers a 1st floor master suite featuring a 15x16 bedroom, two walk-in closets and a luxurious master bath with double sinks and a 5' wide tiled shower suite. Upstairs is a tech area, 3 spacious bedrooms each with a walk-in closet, and a full bath with double vanity.
As you enter the two-story foyer it gives you a feeling of space from the onset. You can look straight through to the great room in the rear of the home. A spindled oak staircase leads up to a spindled balcony which overlooks the foyer. Tucked away on the right side is a 10x17 den/office perfect for a little retreat. The kitchen with 8-foot island PARADE OF HOMES | 24
and walk-in pantry is open to the dining area and family room and encompasses the entire rear of the house which is perfect for entertaining. The first floor also includes a mudroom off the garage, a powder room, and a separate laundry room. There are 4 model homes open for viewing.
GPS – 1352 NEW LONDON TURNPIKE, GLASTONBURY
Frank Nuzzolo FN Builders www.FNBuilders.net 860.633.8388
Therese Nuzzolo Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New England Properties www.Willowpondfarmsglastonbury.com 860.888.9864 Willow Pond Farm is a new luxury community offered by FN Builders in Glastonbury, located just a short distance to the town center, within walking distance of Glastonbury High School and is located in the Buttonball Elementary school district. Exclusive location on private and town cul-de-sac roads with public water, town sewer, buried propane gas and underground utilities. 12 Single Family home sites to choose from
with lot sizes ranging from .5 acres to 3.5 acres. FN Builders offers home design and quality construction, completely customizable to your lifestyle. These custom designed, energy efficient homes feature beautifully crafted, spacious open floor plans and coveted interior finishes – including custom made kitchens, 9 foot ceilings, smart home technology and maintenance free exteriors. Willow Pond Farm offers both first floor master bedroom designs and traditional Colonials with a second-floor master bedroom suite. Home sizes range from 2,500 to 3,800 PARADE OF HOMES | 25
sq. ft. and feature 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2-3 car garages, priced from Low $600’s to High $700’s.
2019 Parade of Homes Map 1. Suffield Chase 417 Bridge Street, Suffield T&M 2. Granby Ridge 31 Cider Mill Heights, Granby T&M 3. Copper Brook 235 Salmon Brook Street, Granby Roswell Development 4. Cambridge Crossing 20 Hoskins Road, Simsbury Sunlight Construction 5. Carson Way 4 Carson Way, Simsbury Nelson Construction 6. Clearwater Creek of Burlington 30 West Ledge Rd, Burlington By Carrier 7. Gledhill Estates 660 Mountain Road, West Hartford Gledhill Estates, LLC
10. The Townhomes at Ringgold Estates 35 Ringgold Street, West Hartford Lovley Development 11. South Windsor Woods 400 Pleasant Valley Road, South Windsor T&M 12. Village at Red Rock 727 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester Nordic Builders 13. Glastonbury Glen 102 Orchard Drive, Glastonbury T&M 14. Willow Pond Farm 1352 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury FN Builders 15. Perkins Reserve 264 Jerry Browne Rd, Mystic EG Home, LLC
8. The Yorkshire of Farmington 2 Yorkshire Court, Farmington By Carrier
16. The Residences at Fox Hopyard 607 Fox Hopyard Road, East Haddam Uccello Development
9. Arlington Place 3 Arlington Rd, West Hartford ARDG
17. 1840â€™s Farmhouse 44 Waterside Lane, Clinton Advantage Contracting
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18. The Fish Flip 329 Boston Street, Guilford The House That Social Media Built 19. Rocky Corner 58 Old Amity Rd #15, Bethany Green Haven 20. Chatfield Farms 39 Fieldstone Lane, Beacon Falls EG Home, LLC 21. Castle Heights 141 Victoria Drive, Cheshire By Carrier 22. HillCrest Village 544 Meriden Waterbury Tpke, Southington HillCrest Homes LLC VIRTUAL HOMES 23. The Preserve at Whippoorwill Way Whippoorwill Way, Wethersfield Uccello Development 24. Reservoir Estates Vinnie Drive, Wethersfield CCC Construction 25. 66 High Street 66 High Street, Guilford The Horton Group
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GPS â€“ 264 JERRY BROWNE ROAD, MYSTIC
Matt Gilchrist, EG Home 203.714.6622 Eghome.net The minute you step into this charming 2,217 sq. ft. Carriage Home, youâ€™ll feel right at home. The foyer takes you right into the main living area, where the kitchen is open to the dining area and spacious 2-story living room. The master suite is just off the living room, and features a walk-in closet, and a luxury bath with walk-in shower and dual vanity. Upstairs, there are two comfortable bedrooms, a full bath, and an open loft space. A two-car garage is attached to the home for your convenience. Options include fourth bedroom or study on the second floor, a finished basement,
and optional first floor laundry area. Located in the seaport town of Mystic Connecticut just 5 minutes to the downtown area where you will enjoy dining, shopping and breathtaking water views and marinas. Perkins Reserve also features 2 or 3 bedroom townhomes PARADE OF HOMES | 28
with a Central Park that includes fire pit, pavilion with grills for parties and picnics and a dog park. At EG Home you can count on a quality home and a team of professionals that will assure you a positive customer service experience.
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607 FOX HOPYARD ROAD, EAST HADDAM
Nick Uccello, Uccello Development 860.721.9068 email@example.com Inspired by classic New England charm, The Residences at Fox Hopyard are sophisticated and timeless custom-built homes, merging masterful design and modern luxury. Come home to the scenic views of the golf course and surrounding property. Gather with loved ones for a round of golf, tennis match, or meal at the clubhouse, all just outside your front door. When finished, retreat to your home, nestled in an enclave that fosters a sense of community while providing you with treasured privacy. Each residence features a shingle-style
exterior with master suite, open concept floor plan, and custom design to suit your needs. The customization process transforms each home into a unique and elegant abode, featuring extensive trim work, a marble master bath, and gourmet chefâ€™s kitchen with Thermador stainless steel appliances. Luxury amenities, paired with green construction, geothermal heating and cooling, and our high-performance insulation package will exceed your expectations in both style and PARADE OF HOMES | 30
performance. You do not just get your dream home at The Residences at Fox Hopyard; you are engulfed in your dream community and lifestyle. Call today to schedule a showing.
44 WATERSIDE LANE, CLINTON
Jarrett Kravitz, Advantage Contracting 860.944.2659 advantage-contracting.com 1840 Coastal Farmhouse and Available Building Lot – Completed in 2019, this restored antique home is located in one of the most desirable neighborhoods along the Connecticut shoreline. Designed and built by Jarrett Kravitz, this one-of-a-kind 3,300 sq. ft. home was completely stripped down to the studs and rebuilt using the latest in energy efficiency upgrades, most durable exterior siding and roofing materials, and seamlessly blends new and old world finishes for a truly unique experience. Features include a new wide open floor plan for entertaining, 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, architectural grade appliances with full custom cabinetry and built-ins throughout,
Marvin Ultimate series windows with giant sliding doors to connect the indoor space to a new wrap around outdoor covered porch with upper level sun deck, and standing seam metal porch roofing. Other unique interior elements include an illuminated water well from the 1800’s which sits under a glass floor, a bunk room for 6, and smart home technologies throughout. Specializing exclusively in PARADE OF HOMES | 31
building custom homes and remodeling throughout Connecticut, Advantage Contracting is not your typical general contractor. As one of the most recognized custom home builders in Connecticut, we’ve wowed hundreds of families over the past two decades, transforming their visions into beautifully executed dream homes that are built to stand the test of time, both structurally and conceptually.
329 BOSTON STREET, GUILFORD
Nicole White One & Company 203.403.5926 thehousethatsocialmediabuilt.com A rare opportunity to move into new construction in downtown Guilford. The curb appeal of this house, with covered front porch, wide steps, and salt boards is just the beginning. Every inch of the three-level, 3,800 sq. ft. home has been meticulously crafted, with gorgeous details around every corner. The home features 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The chef’s kitchen features leathered quartzite, luxury appliances, and a restored 1940’s farm sink. Coming home after a day at the beach? Enter from your cabana entrance and clean up in your very own locker before heading upstairs. Want to relax with a cup of coffee? Sit out on the deck when the sun is shining or cozy up in
the breakfast nook. Entertain loved ones inside or out, mix drinks at the wet bar, and at the end of the day, retreat to your master ensuite. Walking proximity to the Guilford Green, waterfront restaurants, and Jacob’s Beach, this home, constructed by The House that Social Media Built, is not to be missed. PARADE OF HOMES | 32
58 OLD AMITY ROAD, BETHANY
Contact Rocky Corner at firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 203.903.2646 www.rockycorner.org Joining a cohousing community means getting to know your neighbors first and buying a house second. You’ll have an equal voice in all community decisions and share equally in managing and maintaining the neighborhood. Many hands make light work. In addition to a comfortable, solidly built, beautifully finished, Energy Star rated, 1,080 sq. ft. private home, you’ll have full access to a 4,500 sq. ft. shared common house and more than thirty acres of land. In effect, you’re buying a 5,580 sq. ft. home on a large estate for less than $75 a square foot.
Large south-facing windows provide passive solar heating, backed up by air-source heat pumps. A tight envelope and super insulation means your home is warm in winter, cool in summer. Each home has grade-level entrances and a bedroom on the first floor as well as laundry hookups and PARADE OF HOMES | 33
a full bath with a walk-in, roll-in shower. Universal design principles support aging in place. If you care about community, conservation, and sustainability, this beautiful new home may be right for you. Visit rockycorner.org to learn more.
41 FIELDSTONE LANE, BEACON FALLS
Matt Gilchrist, EG Home 203.714.6622 Eghome.net The Jefferson â€” The character of this stately 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath home impresses visitors upon entry. The foyer features a classic turned staircase opposite the French doors of the first floor study. The kitchen with large granite island lies at the heart of the home and is complimented by a large breakfast nook, traditional dining room, and open great room, making this space ideal for entertaining. The large first floor master suite features his and her closets and a luxurious master bath. Upstairs a large guest suite includes a spacious bedroom, loft and full bath.
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empowered thinkers at every level of the company to build each home as if we were building for ourselves. We strive to treat each customer with the respect they deserve and endeavor to earn their respect and loyalty through our dedication, professionalism and integrity.
148 VICTORIA DRIVE, CHESHIRE
Brette Stern & Nancy Lydell Calcagni Real Estate 330 South Main Street Cheshire, CT 06410 203.272.1821 CastleHeights@calcagni.com Enjoy carefree upscale living at Castle Heights of Cheshire. Located near the Southington line, this 55+ community of 88 single family homes has mountain views and walking paths by the river. Each home is carefully designed and customized to fit your needs, utilizing our in-house architects and designers. 148 Victoria Drive is no exception, By Carrierâ€™s model home, featuring 2 story family room, designer kitchen, expansive trim details with
elegant master bath featuring our signature European Shower. This open space floor plan is ideal for comfortable living and perfect for entertaining, utilizing the living area to its fullest. Enjoy sunny mornings sipping coffee or tea in PARADE OF HOMES | 35
the Florida room, or reading in the private study. This is the home you deserve. Each by Carrier home includes quality craftsmanship, high standards of energy efficiency and our industry leading 5-year warranty.
544 MERIDEN WATERBURY TPKE., SOUTHINGTON Sally Smirnoff & Sandy Fehrs Calcagni Real Estate 860.621.5455 HillCrestCT.com A drive through HillCrest Village might feel like a trip down memory lane with its classic lantern-style street lamps, front porches, and vintage street signs, but once inside our model home nostalgia is replaced by a captivating floor plan, the latest in smart home technology and energy-saving construction. The vision for HillCrest Village was one that would blend a classic neighborhood with modern living amenities, a home, and a lifestyle that would appeal to buyers of all ages. With eleven floor plans from which to choose, including three with first-floor owner's suites, HillCrest offers 3 and 4 bedroom models ranging from 1,638 sq. ft. to 2,960 sq. ft. Every HillCrest home has
been planned with flexible, customizable floor plans which include designer kitchens with center islands & granite countertops, pantries and convenient drop zones, in addition to hardwood flooring and 9-ft. ceilings throughout the first floor. HillCrest’s energy-efficient homes generally earn a HERS score in the low 50’s, (The Home Energy Rating System-industry standard) PARADE OF HOMES | 36
which means they are approaching 80% greater efficiency than a typical resale house. With so many options available, new home buyers can customize a home to suit their lifestyle. HillCrest’s convenient onsite Sales & Selection Center and knowledgeable New Homes Consultants will ensure that every step of the buying process will be worry-free. Priced from $379,900.
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111 WHIPPOORWILL WAY, WETHERSFIELD
Nick Uccello, Uccello Development 860.721.9068 uccellodevelopment.com Located in the heart of Wethersfield, Connecticut, close to everything, yet still surrounded by open space. The community was thoughtfully designed so that each of the 10 homes will have wooded views to the rear and meadow views to the east, this combined with moderately sized easy to care for lots foster a sense of community without sacrificing treasured privacy. The homes at the Preserve at Whippoorwill Way are all about choice â€“ because you have reached a stage in life when you know
exactly what you want. All homes feature luxurious touches that you have come to expect, such as granite countertops, custom cabinetry and built-ins, extra wide casings and hardwood flooring. High-efficiency cooling, natural gas heating and green construction combine with little to no maintenance costs over the next 20 years to make luxury living surprisingly affordable. The custom portfolio homes at The Preserve at Whippoorwill Way range in price from $599,000 to $1,000,000 +. Currently 4 of the10
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homes have been spoken for. With over thirty years of experience in the home building industry, Uccello Development will work with you to create a truly exceptional home that will meet all of your requirements and exceed your expectations. A variety of floor plans are available or you can custom build a design and floor plan to meet your needs. Each home will offer the latest in construction technology, modern conveniences, and luxurious amenities required by todayâ€™s sophisticated homeowner.
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reservoir estates WETHERSFIELD, CT A NEIGHBORHOOD BY CCC CONSTRUCTION
Sarah Kimball 860.989.197 Margaret Willcox Margaret Wilcox & Associates 860.430.1699 ReservoirEstatesCT.com A private community that feels as if you’re tucked away in a rural area, adjacent to a nature preserve for a leisurely walk, with quick access to the Berlin Turnpike awaits. The opportunity to build a brand new, custom home is limited only by your aspirations. Imagine waking up to brewing coffee in your state of the art kitchen with no amenity overlooked. Always wanted that soaking tub and steam shower – no problem! Need a homework station for the kids? Done. Homes in this development are a showcase by any observer, built
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your rhythm and style, a solution beyond your wildest dreams await. Don’t know what you want? That’s ok. Our architect and builder can draw out the perfect solutions based on your family’s needs and budget. Come visit your pending oasis, where fairytales really do come true.
Kenny Horton, Horton Group LLC 203.499.8994 email@example.com Welcome to the Residences at 66 High Street, where an unparalleled blend of historic preservation, luxurious amenities and cosmopolitan living awaits. Ideally located in the heart of Guilford, residents can bask among sweeping views of the salt marsh and Long Island Sound, as well as take full advantage of being just a block away from the vibrant downtown center and Green. These chic, ultramodern units pair masterful craftsmanship with a contemporary flair capturing the essence of sophistication and convenience in the heart of Guilford. The sleek, inspired design of these single-level units caters to sophisticated, in-town living, with the convenience of underground garage parking with a central elevator up to each floor. Each residence possesses a
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thoughtfully laid out open floor plan highlighted by high ceilings, crown moldings, finely appointed baths and exquisite high end finishes throughout. Community amenities include a modern fitness and training room, a proposed in-ground pool with a blue stone covered patio, community garden, bicycle racks, bird watching area and a kayak launch. This award-winning luxury condominium development affords a unique level of opulence, location and sophistication like no other, having earned the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Connecticut distinguished HOBI Award for Project of the Year along PARADE OF HOMES | 39
with Best Luxury Condo Development. Founded in 2000, Horton Group LLC is an award-winning, full-service construction and general contracting firm based in Connecticut. From restoring historic buildings to developing and building new properties, we provide quality service on every job, every step of the way.
Kitchen Design Trends in 2019 Kitchens are the focal point of any home. From cooking to catching up with family and friends, this room is at the center of attention. If you are interested in adding some pizazz to your current cooking space, here are a few top trends in kitchen design this year. Colors and Finishes Single hues are passé. Design features with bold colors are the most desired in kitchens this year. Designers are mixing and matching different colors all around the kitchen. This vibrant style is not limited to wall paint. From cabinet to island colors, a unique and distinctive look is what you’ll find in modern kitchens throughout 2019. When it comes to kitchen finishes, metallics continue to gain in popularity. Used in everything from lighting to hardware, metallics invite a fresh look. Home owners are no longer limited to the standard metallic hues. Kitchen manufacturers have added a variety of tones to their products, from black gold to polished rose bronze. Cabinets and Sinks Storage space is part of the functionality of any kitchen, but how much is too much? Fewer cabinets are trending in kitchens this year. Cooking spaces without upper cabinets add a modern design element. The Fish Flip House in Guilford on the Parade of Homes is a great example of a kitchen without upper cabinets. This offers a stunning kitchen minimalist is key. Fewer cabinets, in some kitchens, also make the room feel clear of clutter. Not all trend-setting kitchens this year
have sacrificed storage space, though. Floating shelves are another eye-catching alternative. When it comes to details, designers are transforming everything, including the kitchen sink! Kitchen designers are taking options for this long-ignored staple to another level. One color is topping the list for sinks this year: black. Utility is key for any kitchen sink, but adding a bold dark finish elevates any basin. Islands Sharing or making a meal can start or end at the kitchen island. Home owners have moved kitchen islands from their “nice-to-have” to their “must-have” home features list. When it comes to island design, uniformity is uninviting. Trending PARADE OF HOMES | 40
this year are large islands with bold colors that contrast the rest of the kitchen. Lighting A bright, well-lit kitchen is always in style. Trendsetters are using single pendant lights grouped in a dramatic or unexpected way this year. The non-traditional arrangement of pendant lights can make a statement in any kitchen. Size doesn’t matter: Mini pendants showcased at different heights are also making waves in kitchens. The Parade of Homes showcases many of the latest design trends. This event is a great way to find the inspiration for your next home improvement project.
Checklist for Finding and Hiring a Builder or Remodeler Use this checklist to help you select a home builder or home remodeler to work on or build your home. • Contact the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Central Connecticut for the names of member builders and remodelers. Search our members at hbracentralct.com. You can also ask family, friends or coworkers for recommendations. • Make sure the builder or home remodeler has a permanent business location and a good reputation with local banks and suppliers. • Find out how long they have been in the building business. It usually takes three to five years to establish a financially sound business. You want to make sure they will be around after the construction is complete to service any warranties.
the customers if they would hire the builder/remodeler again. • Ask if you can see the builder/remodelers work, both completed and in progress. Check for quality of workmanship and materials. • Do you feel you can easily communicate with the builder/remodeler? Remember you will be in close contact with them throughout the construction process and afterward as you live in your new home. • Make sure the builder/remodeler provides you with a complete and clearly written contract. The contract will benefit both of you. If you are having a new home
• Check out the company's rating and if there have been any complaints filed with your local Better Business Bureau: bbb.org. • Make sure the builder/remodeler has sufficient workers compensation and general liability insurance. If not, you may be liable for any construction-related accidents on your premises. • Ask the builder/remodeler to provide you with names of previous customers. If they won't, beware. If they do, ask
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built, get and review a copy of the home warranty and homeowner manual as well. • Be cautious of unusually low-priced bids. If the builder/ remodeler is unable to pay for the materials and labor as the project proceeds, this may indicate a potential problem. Keep in mind that less expensive does not necessarily mean better! • Verify that your remodeler is an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Renovator if you are planning work in a pre-1978 home that will disturb more than six square feet of painted surfaces inside the home or 20 square feet on the exterior of the home.
Homeownership: Opportunity is Knocking! Homeownership is an important part of the American way of life. Today there are many opportunities in the housing market – including low mortgage rates and new homes that are built to fit your lifestyle – to find a home that is right for you. But market conditions can change, and these opportunities may not be around for long, so home buyers shouldn’t wait.
Low Interest Rates Today’s low interest rates are helping home buyers find affordable housing options. But, it’s important to keep in mind that interest rates are sensitive to
market forces and can change quickly. Even a slight rate increase can push monthly payments to the point that a buyer might miss out on their first choice for a new home.
Large Downpayments Not Necessary While lenders are looking more closely at borrowers today than in recent years, there are options for purchasing your home without a 20% downpayment. For example, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) offers loans to first-time home buyers with downpayments as low as 3.5%. However, these loans require mortgage insurance. To ensure that the process goes smoothly, buyers should consider pre-qualifying for a mortgage and having financing in place before shopping for a new home. Buyers also may find that some home builders have arranged favorable financing for their customers or offer financial incentives. Built to Fit Your Lifestyle Designed to accommodate today’s busy lifestyles, new homes – including urban condos and single-family homes – feature open floor plans, flexible spaces, lowmaintenance materials and other amenities that make them more appealing than ever before. With energy costs near the top of consumer concerns, it’s good to know that new homes can be more energy efficient than ever. Innovative materials and construction techniques mean that today’s new homes are built to be much more
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energy efficient than homes constructed a generation ago. Not only can they be more affordable to operate, new homes also are significantly more resource efficient and environmentally friendly. And in many areas, prospective home buyers who wish to live in age-qualified communities for those 55 and older will find a large selection of homes tailored to the evolving lifestyles of the baby boom generation. Benefits for Home Owners Homeownership also provides important benefits to owners. Tax Benefits: For Home Owners Only Unique tax benefits that apply only to housing help lower the cost of homeownership. Both mortgage interest and property taxes are deductible. Moreover, for married couples, profits of up to $500,000 on the sale of a principal residence ($250,000 for single taxpayers) are excluded from tax on capital gains. The Advantage of Leveraging Leveraging is another advantage of homeownership. A buyer can purchase a home and receive the full benefit of homeownership with a cash downpayment that is only a fraction of the total purchase price. This is called leveraging, and it makes the rate of return on a home purchase greater than on other purchases with the same value, such as stocks, where the buyer must put up the entire price. Building Personal Resources For most Americans, homeownership is a primary source of net worth and an
important step in accumulating personal financial assets over the long term. For most families, home equity represents the largest share of net worth. There Really is No Place Like Home Although there are many positive financial aspects to homeownership, a home cannot be valued in monetary terms alone. Not only can homeownership be a stepping
stone to greater financial wellbeing, it provides a permanent place to call home and great personal satisfaction. Academic research also shows that homeownership provides a wide range of social benefits and strengthens the nationâ€™s people and its communities. Homeownership is truly a cornerstone of the American way of life.
Mortgage interest rates can have a significant impact on the cost of homeownership.
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*Monthly principal and interest only; total shown does not include property taxes, insurance, Private Mortgage Insurance, HOA fees, or other charges that may be included in monthly mortgage payments. Amounts rounded to nearest dollar. Source: Bankrate.com
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Guide to Buying a Home If you are thinking of buying a new home, you must pay close attention to many details to ensure that you find one that will suit your needs and preferences. Before you start shopping, you should sit down with the members of your household to discuss your preferences and the many options available to you. Here are some things you should consider: Step 1: Financing Your Home The first step in the home buying process is determining how much you can afford. Check out our â€œAdvice for Financing Your First Homeâ€? to learn more about how you can prepare for the financing process. To ensure that the financing process goes smoothly, buyers should consider pre-qualifying for a mortgage and having a financing commitment in place before shopping for a new home.
prefer traditional rooms that afford more privacy. While looking for a home, consider whether your needs are likely to change over time. If you plan to add rooms, find out if there is enough space on your site for such expansion and whether such additions are permitted by your local jurisdiction.
Step 3: Selecting the Type of Home Options include single-family homes and condominiums. Some home buyers prefer homes with large yards. Others opt for
Prioritizing Most-Wanted Features Before you start shopping, you should sit down with the members of your household to discuss your preferences and the many options available to you. An easy way to organize your thoughts is to write each separate feature that you want on a 3X5 card, and arrange the cards in order of their importance to you. For instance, if you like to cook, you may want a home with a large, well-equipped kitchen. Or you may settle for a small kitchen, so that you can have extra space for a library, office or playroom. Some home buyers seek large, open interior spaces, while others
condominiums where they can avoid yard maintenance entirely. With a single-family home in a development, you'll be responsible for your own yard and home, but may be restricted to certain design elements or other regulations if there is a home owners association. A condominium is a home in a multi-unit complex, such as an apartment building or a townhouse cluster. You own the home, and you and your neighbors jointly own the common elements, such as the land around the complex, the parking areas, building exteriors, hallways, utility pipes and recreational facilities. A condominium owners association is responsible for maintaining the jointly-owned elements. The dayto-day business of the complex is generally handled by a managing agency.
Step 4: Starting Your House Hunt Now that you know the type of home and features you are looking for, and how much home you can afford, you're ready to begin searching for your perfect home. Whether you use a realtor to find an existing home or work with a builder to buy a new home, you'll be more focused with your search.
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Your Vote Matters – and You Could Win! Tell us what you liked the best. Pick up a ballot at your first stop and get it stamped at each home you visit. When you have finished your home tours, cast your vote and leave it at the last home you visit. You must visit a minimum of 6 homes and have your ballot stamped at each stop. Qualified ballots will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win: • 2 tickets to A Concert for Recovery with Keith Urban, Nov. 17, Mohegan Sun; or a
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