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 …

Christmas Tree Recycling Around Atlanta

Amber Randhawa Uncategorized

Wondering what to do with your Christmas tree after the holidays are over? Several locations around metro Atlanta offer Christmas tree recycling, and for some residents, your tree can even be picked up from your curb along with your trash pickup.  Recycled Christmas trees are turned into much that is used throughout your city and county in parks and public …

Wacky Laws for Homeowners

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips

You can do whatever you want on your own property right? Most of the time that is true, but across the country, there are some truly unique rules in place that regulate what you can and can’t do in your yard and around your house, or what sort of house you can even have! These laws are rarely if ever …

Furniture Layout? It’s All in the Numbers!

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips, Interior Decorating

Have you ever noticed how some rooms just seem to feel more comfortable than others, but you can’t put your finger on why? The answer might be in the math! The spacing and placement of almost everything in your home can be laid out along a number system and voila – your rooms will instantly feel more comfortable and inviting. …

Home Improvers Beware!

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips

One of the best ways to add to your home’s value and increase the long term sale price is by making improvements and renovations, right? Not so fast. While many of the changes you can make to your home will result in an increased valuation, this isn’t always the case, and each potential change should be fully researched before you …

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 …