Friday, May 31, 2013

Maximizing your cooling power, without breaking the bank!

Memorial Day was the unofficial kick off to the summer season and the temperatures are here to prove it!

Here are some tips for how to keep your utility bills from getting out of control while you try to stay cool!

  • Remove debris from around your outside air conditioning unit. Look for grass, weeds, dirt and leaves.
  • Change the air filters in your home regularly.
  • Use your ceiling fans and make sure they are blowing the right way. The air should be blowing down.
  • Close the registers in unused rooms to keep from cooling unoccupied space.
  • Use a programmable thermostat to regulate the temperature for when you're home or away.
  • Make use of drapes and blinds to keep out some of the sunlight.
  • When replacing light bulbs, choose LED lights that give off less heat.

What tips and tricks do you use to keep cool during these southern summers?

Friday, May 24, 2013

New Home Sales Up in April

There's more good news for the housing market and new homes in particular.

According to HUD and the US Census Bureau, sales of new, single-family homes rose by 2.3 percent in April. Regionally, new home sales rose 3 percent in the South.

A quote from an article by the National Association of Home Builders reinforces this positive message. “Today’s report is further evidence of the gradual, consistent improvement we have been seeing in housing market conditions over the past year,” noted NAHB Senior Economist Robert Denk. “We’re now about half-way back to what could be considered a full recovery, and we do expect to see continual, solid gains in both starts and sales of new homes going forward.”

Interest rates remain low and house prices are trending upwards and inventory remains tight.  Now is the time to buy!

To read the full article from the National Association of Home Builders please click HERE. 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Evans Towne Farmers Market

Columbia County has a new source of fresh seasonal food items - the Evans Towne Farmers Market.

Located on the grounds of the new Columbia County Library, the market takes place on Thursdays from 4:30pm-7:30pm.

The market began in March and though originally was only schedule to run through June, the demand for the market has caused the founders to look at expanding until later in the year.

The market includes fresh seasonal veggies, fruit, bread, eggs, honey, meats and more.

To learn more about the market visit

Friday, May 10, 2013

New Photos

We're excited to share some new photos of our most recent work with you.

Take a look!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Home Spotlight

Available home from Park Ridge Builders

Located in the neo-traditional neighborhood Northridge, in the heart of Evans.

412 Northridge Circle
3100 sq. ft.
3 bedrooms
2 full baths

Home features study, one bedroom on main level, open floor plan, 10' ceilings, heavy molding, hardwoods on first floor, owners suite with separate vanities and 2 large walk-in closets. Kitchen includes granite, upgraded cabinetry, island and stainless steel appliances. All lawn maintenance included in HOA.

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