Watch a Beautiful Home Makeover and Win a Chance to Begin Your Own.

Online PR News – 29-September-2011 – – September 29, 2011, Lawrence and Boxford, Massachusetts - Tough economic times and a collapse in the real estate market have made many homeowners very nervous. Those who’ve long aspired and saved toward building their “dream house” are sitting anxiously on the sidelines, watching and waiting for signs of recovery. For many, the wait has been long enough. Instead of risking a big loss on their existing properties, a lot of savvy homeowners are turning to custom home builders to come up with solutions for transforming their existing homes, to see how much of their dream they can achieve in their own space, without the risk and investment of starting over.

The team at Howell Custom Building Group is answering the call. Take a house in point, that will be featured during the upcoming Boxford Elementary School Trust (B.E.S.T .)Holiday Homes Tour on Saturday, November 5, 2011.

This 1990’s “spec” home (meaning built by a developer without a particular owner in mind) was built in an upscale neighborhood in Boxford, prime real estate for a young family of five, with easy accessibility to their family-owned business on the northshore, as well as town schools and community recreation. However, the traffic flow, the lack of dedicated leisure space and the luxurious but impersonal aesthetic feel of the home left the homeowners wanting a better fit.

Click here to see how the team of Howell Custom Building Group of Lawrence, Architectural designer Laine M. Jones of W. Newbury, and ND Landscaping of Georgetown turned this luxurious but mass-produced house into this young family’s custom-dream-home-come-true.

You can walk through the home for yourself during Boxford’s B.E.S.T Holiday Homes Tour on Sunday, November 5, 2011.

If you love your home, but an element of it is not working well for your family – its flow, it’s architectural detail, its storage capacity, whatever - enter a contest to win $1500 in pre-construction services. One homeowner will be chosen to work with Howell Custom Building Group to evaluate the feasibility of renovation solutions and explore design ideas and budgets for their home.