The Must Have Tools for Every Homeowner

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips

When making the jump from renting to owning a home, many buyers find that one of the most intimidating aspects of home ownership is being able to handle all of the unexpected maintenance issues that can arise, and are now their responsibility to take care of. If you can’t call a landlord or condo maintenance team to fix your problems …

Signs Your Home has Foundation Problems

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips

Problems with your home’s foundation can be caused by a number of things, including climate, plumbing leaks, poor soil compaction and inadequate drainage. Years of being exposed to these issues can cause basements, concrete slabs and pier and beam foundations to develop severe issues requiring house foundation repair. Your home is likely your largest investment, so it definitely pays to be on …

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 …

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 …

Goats in the City!

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips

Have you heard about the new trend in eco-friendly lawn care?  It’s goats! Goat rental services are popping up across North Georgia, and it is becoming more and more common to see these munching herds inside the perimeter, cleaning up large public spaces, residential lawns, and even large city parks. In fact, goats played a big role in the landscaping …