Friday, April 26, 2013

Neighborhood Spotlight

Park Ridge Builders is excited to be one of the select builders involved in Northridge - a traditional community located in growing Evans.

Northridge features several community building elements including sidewalks, a neighborhood park, and classic home designs that remain true to the period feel of the neighborhood.

The neighborhood was designed to allow for rear garage access on private lanes and includes community storage for boats and trailers.  Northridge is also within walking distance to the Evans Town Center, Park, Library, and Lady Antebellum Amphitheater.

Be a part of this exclusive community by working with Park Ridge Builders.  Learn more at:

Friday, April 19, 2013

Real Estate Regrets

Trulia released the results of a consumer survey asking homeowners what they regret about their current home purchase or home buying process.

Home buyers this Spring are facing a market with limited inventory and stiff competition for homes. This environment creates the potential for buyers to make rushed decisions that they may later regret. The goal of Trulia's survey is to inform current buyers about the most common regrets in hopes that they can be avoided.

Here are the findings from the survey about top 5 homeowner regrets:

  • 34% wish they had chosen a larger home
  • 27% wish they had done more remodeling on the home that they did
  • 22% wish they had more information on the home before they purchased
  • 18% wish they had put more money down for the down payment
  • 16% wish they were more financially secure before they made their decision
For a full list of homeowner regrets and analysis by Trulia visit this LINK

What if any regrets do you have from previous home buying experiences?

Friday, April 12, 2013

It's Masters Week!

It's that time again - the azaleas are blooming, the hotels are full and the golfers are here - Masters Week in Augusta!

If you aren't one of the lucky few who have tickets this weekend, why not host a Masters viewing party at home? Enjoy the tournament from the comfort of your living room while spending time with friends.  Here are a few ideas for making your Masters party a hole-in-one!

  • Pimento Cheese Sandwiches   
  • Chicken Salad Sandwiches
  • Sweet Tea
  • Lemonade
  • Potted plants with flags 
  • Green tablecloths with argyle accents
  • Golf balls as vase fillers    
  • Cupcakes with green icing and a golf tee topper
  • Donut "holes-in-one"
  • Chocolate brownies or chocolate chip cookies
What ideas would you add for Masters theme party? Or....are you going to the tournament?

Friday, April 5, 2013

Natural Mosquito Control

As the weather...gradually...warms up it's natural to want to spend more time outdoors enjoying the Georgia spring and summer temps!

Don't let mosquitoes ruin your outdoor environment. Here are some all natural tips to help keep the buzzing bugs at bay!

1. The Citronella plant.  This distinctive smell hides you from mosquitoes. It's the same fragrance used in citronella candles but the actual plant is stronger and more effective.

2. Change your lighting. If you have outdoor lights  change your bulbs to a yellow or orange shade. This glow seems to attract less mosquitoes as opposed to bright white bulbs.

3. Remove sources of standing water. Mosquitoes breed in still pools of water so look for any overturned tubs or containers that may be catching rain water.

4. Camouflage yourself. Wear light or neutral
colors, limit perfumes and lotions. Use a ceiling fan to keep air circulating.