Ten years ago, the Federal Reserve responded to the economic downturn by pushing interest rates to record low levels. Those very low interest rates helped the housing market get back on its feet by making it cheaper to own a home. Now that the economy is running on all cylinders, the Fed has announced its first rate hike of 2017, while hinting at additional increases throughout the remainder of the year.
Spring cleaning can be very cathartic. Banishing the vestiges of winter and welcoming the warmth of spring is a time-honored tradition. But plunging into spring cleaning without a little forethought can also be frustrating. Creating a plan of attack before you start the clean out might help you have a more satisfying experience!
Twice a year, many of us go through the process of turning our clocks forward or back. Coincidentally, there are a variety of home safety and maintenance chores throughout your Atlantic Builders home that need to be done at least twice a year, too! So doesn’t it make sense to do them at the same time? Check them out!
A safe home is a happy home! Your home is built to keep you safe, but accidents can happen, so make sure you have the essential safety items to keep your family safe and give you peace of mind. If you plan ahead, you’ll be prepared for any incidents that may happen. Here’s a list of safety items you should have.
While new homes in general are bigger, you still need to figure out what size home fits YOUR family. Choosing a home that is either too small or too big only delays the inevitable dissatisfaction you’ll feel. Taking the time to “right size” your new home now can save you time and money in the long run. Here are some tips for choosing the right square footage for your family!
The best way to be greeted into an Atlantic Builders' community is by current happy homeowners! If you have new neighbors that just moved into your community, check out these housewarming gifts!
It’s a new year. The time we take stock of our lives and make a fresh start. A great way to do that is by de-cluttering. The systematic discarding of years of junk is vital and cathartic. You don’t want – or need – to keep stuff. And you’ll feel better if you get rid of it. Plus, you can then put the stuff you keep in some kind of order.
What design trends are going to be popping up in 2017? Check out what styles are starting to make their way into homes as the year ends, so you can start planning your new home for the New Year!
The holidays are all about spending time with good friends and loved ones. Whether you’re opening your Atlantic Builders home in Fredericksburg to guests or simply enjoying it with your family, there are a number of ways to surround yourself with the best parts of the season AND save money for more important things… like gifts!
As the temperatures begin to drop, and the days get shorter, we’ll start spending more time indoors. For those cold days when you’re stuck inside, your fireplace shouldn’t be the only thing keeping you nice and cozy. Here are some ways to use warm decor to help take the chill out of winter.