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Tips for Taming Holiday Lights from Hartz Homes

Posted: November 24, 2017 - Homebuyer's Blog

Communities developed by Hartz Homes become beautifully illuminated over the holidays. Some of the residents are old pros with holiday decorations and lighting. But, there are also novices that can be overwhelmed with the task. Have no fear! Here are some tips for hanging outdoor lights that can help people regardless of skill level. Soon, Read More


How much turkey should you cook for Thanksgiving?

Posted: November 13, 2017 - Homebuyer's Blog

Guidelines for determining quantities of turkey and other side dishes Many people who move into a new Hartz home are excited to invite people over to show off their new digs. And what better time to host guests than for Thanksgiving? With this in mind, Hartz Homes would like to share some holiday cooking guidelines Read More


How to plant a tree

Posted: November 1, 2017 - Homebuyer's Blog

Often people who buy a new house from Hartz Homes are excited to add to the beauty of their new home with a few landscaping touches. Planting a tree or two is a common way they achieve this. If you, too, are considering planting a tree, here are 7 straightforward steps to help you. Dig Read More


Spruce up your home on a budget before you sell it

Posted: October 17, 2017 - Homebuyer's Blog

Many people who a buy new home from Hartz Homes need to sell their current home before making the move.  And, we’ve seen that they have better luck attracting buyers and getting the asking price by putting a little effort into upgrading their home. No, this doesn’t mean a $60,000 kitchen and bath remodel. Rather, Read More


Choices in Countertops

Posted: September 29, 2017 - Homebuyer's Blog

One of the big decisions when building a home is what type of countertops to have installed. In this article, Hartz Homes walks you through the most popular choices – granite, laminate, solid surface, and engineered stone. Armed with this information and the advice of our Design Center staff, you can compare and choose what’s Read More


Getting the most from the new home walk-through

Posted: September 15, 2017 - Homebuyer's Blog

Before you close on your newly constructed home from Hartz Homes, you will do a walk-through to conduct a final inspection. Here’s what to expect during the walk-through and how it benefits you. The walk-through of your new Hartz home provides an opportunity to spot items which may need to be corrected or adjusted, learn about Read More


Understanding home buying terms

Posted: August 30, 2017 - Homebuyer's Blog

ARM? GPM? PITI? Some of the terms home buyers encounter sound like a secret code. Hartz Homes would like to decode these messages to improve your home buying experience and prepare you for the exciting course ahead. With the following glossary of home buying terms at your side, you can rest easy that your new Read More


Ideas for great backyard parties from Hartz Homes

Posted: August 14, 2017 - Homebuyer's Blog

August is a wonderful time for backyard celebrations in the Chicagoland area. Many people who own home from Hartz Homes enjoy inviting people over to their home for parties…inside an out. You can throw the best shindig on your block by starting with these ideas and then adding your own creative touches. Plan for Fun Read More


The Top 5 Reasons to Choose a Hartz Home

Posted: July 31, 2017 - Homebuyer's Blog

Location, location, location. It’s been said that these are the top three considerations in selecting a home. And, Hartz Homes has that covered. We build new communities and new homes in the most desirable areas, carefully selected for their proximity to things that matter most, such as great schools, shopping, and transportation. But, you certainly Read More


What to look for in a 55+ Community

Posted: July 17, 2017 - Homebuyer's Blog

When downsizing and/or retiring, finding the right community to move to can be daunting. More and more people in this situation are opting for an active adult community. If you, too, are considering a 55+ community, here are inside tips from Hartz Homes that can help. Hartz Homes has helped hundreds of people find their Read More