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Blog Archive for May, 2017

How do I adjust a loose door knob?

Categories: FAQs, Warranty | Posted: May 26, 2017

A loose door knob on your interior doors may occur over time with normal use. Just grab a flat-head and Phillips-head screwdriver for an easy fix! First, find the small lip at the base of the door knob cap. Place the flat-screwdriver in the lip and pull off the cap. You will now see an arrow that will need to be pushed down to allow the removal of one side of the door knob. Remove the knob to uncover the plate where the screws are located. The screws can be tightened with a Philips-head screwdriver or drill. Once the screws are tightened, push the door handle back into place, twist it and push the cap back on. You’ll hear a click or popping sound that indicates the plate is securely back in it’s place and ready to use again.

Where to Buy?

Categories: Community, FAQs, Other | Posted: May 13, 2017


Looking for a new home?  We understand the process may be overwhelming and you may not even know where to start.  However, the decision on where to search for that future dream home is very crucial, so it’s important to ask the right questions and really think about what you are looking for and what’s important.  By making the right decision, you not only have the perfect home for you, but you also have a great future investment!  Make sure to ask these questions when looking for that perfect place to move to.

Where do I want to live?

Knowing the geographic location of where you want to live is probably the most important question on this list.  Considerations under this question include home value, cost of living, job opportunities in your field, and climate.

Do I want to live in a city, suburb or rural area?

The answer to this question will really have an impact on your lifestyle.  The amount of peace and quiet, the size of land, and the proximity to certain services are all impacted by this question.

What kind of neighborhood do I want to be a part of?

Every neighborhood is different and has different characteristics.  Make sure you will get along with the neighbors in the area and that it is relatively close to places you will want to frequent.

How is the school district in the area I am looking at?

Regardless on if you have kids, finding a good school system to live in is a smart choice.  By finding that amazing school system, you could save thousands of dollars on money you would otherwise spend on private schools.  Alternatively, even if you don’t have kids, living in a good school district will maximize your home investment and give you better home value should you choose to sell.

How close do I want to live from workplace?

The length of your daily commute is something important to consider.  The further from home that you work, the more money that will be spent on commuting every day, which has an impact on your disposable income, quality of life, and amount of time you get to spend with your family.

How safe is the area I want to live in?

The safety of you and your family is likely a number one priority.  No discount sale is worth moving to an unsafe area and will also make it difficult to sell should you choose to move.

How close are my friends and family?

Home is not simply the roof over your head.  It’s the relationships with the people you have in your life.  If you are too far from your friends and family, even the nicest house may not feel like home.

Remember that the most important thing is to find a home you and your family love; one that you know will provide shelter & safety and will be the host of many lasting memories. Good luck and happy house hunting!