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Eight ways to save for a down payment

Posted: May 15, 2019 - Homebuyer's Blog

When buying a first home, many people save for their down payment for several years. The higher your down payment is, the lower your loan and monthly payment will be. Hartz Homes wants to share eight things other people have done to make sure there’s enough money when it’s time to get a first mortgage. Read More


Organization tips for new home owners

Posted: May 1, 2019 - Homebuyer's Blog

Hartz Homes knows that move-in day is a great time to start an organization plan. Otherwise, you’re likely to spend a ton of time sifting through things over and over just to find what you’re looking for.  What a waste of time and energy! The time you spend to organize initially will pay off in Read More


Pick the right school district

Posted: April 15, 2019 - Homebuyer's Blog

  Hartz Homes knows that proximity to good quality schools is an important consideration when purchasing a home. It is a major factor especially for buyers with families or young couples who are planning to have children. That’s why Hartz Homes makes sure that its new home communities are in great school districts. As you Read More


How to Pack an Emergency “Go Bag”

Posted: March 15, 2019 - Homebuyer's Blog

What would happen if a tornado ripped through your suburb? Or a nearby river overflowed its banks? When there’s an impending natural disaster, Hartz Homes suggests that every household should have an emergency “go bag” ready should the authorities or common-sense call for the need to evacuate. Taking even a few minutes to look for medications Read More


Houseplants can enhance your new home!

Posted: March 1, 2019 - Homebuyer's Blog

The décor you select for your new home is the ultimate expression of your personality, from art to furniture to the foliage you choose to brighten up your day. In this post, Hartz Homes teaches you how to execute the perfect game plan at your local nursery. You’ll find it easier than ever to convert Read More


How to translate real estate lingo

Posted: February 11, 2019 - Homebuyer's Blog

Reading real estate advertising acronyms can sometimes feel like trying to understand ancient Greek: EIL with a W/D? LR with Fplc? An FDR with a DK? Hartz Homes is here to help with this handy translation guide. 4B/2B: Four bedrooms and two bathrooms. “Bedroom” usually means a sleeping area with a window and a closet—in some Read More


Make your Super Bowl Party Super!!

Posted: January 22, 2019 - Homebuyer's Blog

One of the best things about owning your own home is having enough space to throw a party! And, the Super Bowl is a great excuse for throwing an awesome bash. Hartz Homes has some suggestions for streamlining the process and making it fun for everyone…especially you! Get the Word Out Using electronic delivery is Read More


Hello 2019! And, hello new tax rules for homeowners!

Posted: January 15, 2019 - Homebuyer's Blog

Just when you thought your taxes were predictable, Congress passed some dramatic tax reforms. While everyone will be affected when filing 2018 taxes, homeowners may be impacted even more so. Read on as Hartz Homes explains the major tax changes impacting homeowners. Changes to deductible mortgage interest Your mortgage is deductible, but you can only Read More


A Basic Toolbox for new Homeowners

Posted: December 28, 2018 - Homebuyer's Blog

If you are a new homeowner, one of the first things you’ll need is a well-equipped tool box. If you’re starting from scratch, it might be confusing as to what tools to include. Hartz Homes has put together a list of ten essential tools for a basic home toolbox. With time, you are likely to Read More


Have fun decorating a themed Christmas Tree!

Posted: December 10, 2018 - Homebuyer's Blog

Employees of Hartz Construction had fun decorating the lobby Christmas tree with a “construction” theme. Tools, miniature bull dozers, and blueprints were cheerfully hung from the branches. And, it was topped with a star made from a folding ruler! Why not challenge your family to decorate the tree in a theme relating to your family? Read More