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Celebrating our Founder, Catherine Taylor, in honor of International Women’s Day 2019

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.  The first gathering to celebrate this event was in 1911 and was fully adopted by the United Nations in 1975 to help forge a more gender-balanced world. Not long after that, our very own Catherine Taylor decided to leave her full-time job as an elementary school art teacher and enter the world of new home construction. As the story goes, “It was summer and I was off from school. After a chance meeting with someone who was building modular homes, I decided to leave teaching and go into home building.” She completed a few projects on her own, then in 1981 incorporated as Connecticut Valley Homes.

Specializing in offsite modular construction since the beginning, Catherine was intrigued by the idea of building a home inside a factory. 
“Modular construction just made so much sense back then, as it does today,” she said. “Homes are built in a climate controlled facilit…

Renter's Net Worth 36 Times Less than Homeowner's

Homeownership remains a great way to grow wealth in America. This may not seem possible, especially with the crash of the housing market, but The Federal Reserve states that homeowner's have a much higher net worth than renters. Again, this may seem shocking when reflecting on the housing market of the past decade.

The Federal Reserve reports that the average renter has a net worth of $5,400, while the average homeowner is valued at $194,500. Crazy difference, right? This means that a homeowner's net worth is over 36 times greater than that of a renter! In addition, the average American family stands for a net worth of $81,200, while $49,856 of the whole represents home equity. That's 61.4% of the average American family's net worth - a generous chunk.

Long story short, investing in real estate is still an opportune way for individuals and families to become more financially sound.

Interested in exploring your options further and increasing your net worth? Contact Connecticut Valley Homes, custom modular home builder, to find out more information.


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