An FYI About HOAs

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips

If you are currently or soon to be shopping for your first home, or your first home in a planned community, you may want to familiarize yourself with homeowners associations, or as they are more commonly referred to, HOAs. HOAs are the management organizations that create and enforce rules governing condominium and home communities. HOAs draw mixed feelings from homeowners. …

Built to Last?

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips

Nothing lasts forever, and unlike a fine wine or masterpiece of art, most things do not increase in value as they age. In a previous blog we talked about how long you can expect common household appliances to last, but what about the materials your home is made of?  If you are contemplating an addition or remodel, or if you’re …

Save the Pipes!

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips

Did you know that every year, almost one in 50 homes experiences a frozen pipe issue serious enough to warrant an insurance claim? The smallest fissure in a water pipe can send hundreds of gallons of water per minute flooding into your home, leading to significant and costly damage. Compounding this issue is the fact that the first bouts of …

Childproofing Your Home for Holiday Guests

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips

If you have never had young children living in your current home, it’s very likely that you haven’t childproofed the way you would if little feet were running up and down your halls. Maybe you haven’t had this to worry about in quite some time, or maybe you’ve never lived in a home where such safety measures were needed.  But …

How’s the Air in There?

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips

With the days getting shorter and temperatures dropping, chances are you will be spending more and more time inside your home. As you prepare for winter, one thing you might not have thought about is your home’s air quality. Over the last few decades, the number of synthetic chemicals used in products for the home has increased drastically, and the …

Save the Roof!

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips

Your home’s roof is one of its most important and expensive assets, and the item the average homeowner dreads replacing more than anything else associated with their home. The nationwide average cost of a new roof is around $10,000, and while most roof replacements can be completed in 3-4 days, the expense, noise and mess associated with this project can …

Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips

It’s fall in Atlanta, with winter just around the corner. While we don’t expect subzero temperatures or months of snow shoveling in our neck of the woods, we can expect frosty mornings and a flurry or two as the year winds down. Before the warm and sunny afternoons fade away, now is a great time to tackle some of the …