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What Does it Cost to Build a Home in WI in 2024?

Since 2011, the housing market in Wisconsin has seen more buyers looking to buy homes then there are homes to buy. We call this a seller's market. In a normal housing market, home prices tend to increase a small percentage (3%-4% on average) each year, but when demand is greater than supply, prices can go even higher. 

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The Cost to Finish a Basement in Wisconsin 2024

While many homes in Wisconsin have basements, many do not have finished basements featuring actual living space below ground. Finishing your basement can improve the value of your house while also giving your family additional living space for gathering, playing, spending time

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Open Concept or Traditional? What You Need to Know

Open concept homes have dominated the home-building scene for years, but why? This popular layout has more than one advantage over traditional floor plans. Understanding the benefits of open 

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Home Design Trends in Wisconsin for 2021

The home design trends of 2021 have been greatly influenced by the year that was 2020--the year of the “new normal.” Living, working and schooling at home caused people to reimagine their home, environment. People who live and work in the city, realizing they can work from almost anywhere

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Turn Your Unfinished Basement into a Man Cave

Owning a home with a "man cave" is the dream of many! With a space to call your own, you can spend time with friends or spend time alone while you kick back and relax. Man caves have been rising in popularity for a long time. If you're paying attention to home . . . 

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Colorful 2022 - This Year's Paint Color Trends

Do you ever think about what color you'll choose to paint the walls of your new construction home? Just a year or two ago, you might have said, "gray." A recent article in the Washington Post points out that gray is on its way out for most homeowners. With paint color trends shifting,

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How to Finance a Custom Home in Wisconsin

When you think about building a custom home, excitement probably runs through your body as you think about all the special features you'll put in your home. But unless you're sitting on a pile of cash,

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One-Story or Two-Story? Pros and Cons

One-story homes were very common in the 1950's and 60's. Though their popularity was eclipsed in recent decades, the age-in-place movement has made these homes popular once again. Two-story homes are the classic home for large and growing families.

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5 Steps to Plan Your 2022 Custom Home Construction

Are you planning to build a new home in 2022? Now is the time to start planning. Building a new home can be time-consuming. It's important to know your budget, have a list of must-haves and nice-to-haves and do some research. 

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Kitchen Countertop Trends for 2024

In 2024, the best countertops come in amazing colors and patterns, and are built to last for decades. As you choose the counters for your new custom home, it's important to weigh the options and familiarize yourself with the countertop trends of 2024. The more you know about the countertops

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Turn Your New Bathroom Into a Spa With These Customizations

For many homeowners, a comfortable, spa-like bathroom is the dream. Imagine yourself coming home at night to a bathroom that's so comfortable and relaxing, you're treating yourself to nightly soaks in the tub. Imagine using a walk-in shower so large and comfortable . . .

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9 Ways to Build a More Energy Efficient Home

Energy-efficient, green construction is the way of the future, and for homeowners building new construction homes in Wisconsin, the future is now. When you're building a new home, you're in a unique position to use sustainable materials and energy-saving innovations.

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