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How and when to change the smoke detector battery

Posted: October 19, 2020 - Homebuyer's Blog

Having a fresh battery in your smoke detector is important to the safety of your home and family. With this in mind, Hartz Homes is providing the following information on how and when to change these batteries. Your smoke detector is always working Smoke detectors supply power both for occasional services such as alarms, chirps, Read More


Basic Guide to Your Breaker Box

Posted: October 1, 2020 - Homebuyer's Blog

Many home DIY projects require turning off the power to the area where you’ll be working. Hartz Homes knows that this can be a little scary for the first-time homeowner. So, if this sounds like you, read on for a basic introduction to your home’s main electrical service panel. You may know the service panel Read More


Lago Vista adds new decorated models!

Posted: September 16, 2020 - Homebuyer's Blog

Hartz Homes is proud to announce the grand opening of their new decorated model homes at Lago Vista, the resort-style community for those 55 and better. These well-designed single-story homes start in the mid $200’s. At Lago Vista, you can say goodbye to yard work and snow shoveling! Instead, say hello to spending time in Read More


6 Easy Care Tips for Garden Tools

Posted: August 31, 2020 - Homebuyer's Blog

Look inside most garages and you’ll see a collection of garden tools hanging from the wall or leaning in a corner. Hartz Homes knows that these tools are a tremendous help in creating a beautiful yard. So, here are a few tips to keep your garden tool collection in tip-top shape and ready to tame Read More


Ranch or two-story, what’s right for you?

Posted: July 31, 2020 - Homebuyer's Blog

One-story versus two-story home: Which is better? Hartz Homes know that the answer isn’t as simple as you might think. The number of floors in a home affects not just the way it looks, but also how easy it is to navigate and maintain, heat and cool, and much more. Here’s a brief look at the pros and cons of one-story Read More


5 Tips for setting up a home office

Posted: July 15, 2020 - Homebuyer's Blog

More and more people are working from home offices due to the pandemic. Hartz Homes recognizes that a lot of people are setting up these offices for the first time. If you are one of these novice home-workers, here are five tips that can help you get you get set up. Decide what you need Read More


Exemptions to be auto renewed for homeowners

Posted: June 29, 2020 - Homebuyer's Blog

Hartz Homes would like to pass along information that impacts homeowners in the Chicagoland area. On June 5, Illinois Governor Pritzker signed into law a bill that allows all qualified exemptions for levy year 2019 payable in 2020 to be automatically renewed and processed without re-application for 2020 payable in 2021. This includes Homestead Exemption Read More


Best choice for first-time home buyers

Posted: June 1, 2020 - Homebuyer's Blog

If you are shopping for a new home, you must choose between new construction or buying an existing older home. And, if you are a first-time home buyer, this can be a daunting decision. Here are two pieces of advice that can help you make the best choice for you and your family. 1.New construction Read More


Eliminate clutter in your new home!

Posted: May 15, 2020 - Homebuyer's Blog

Now that you are in your new home, here are some tips from Hartz Homes to help you get things organized and avoid clutter. We’ll help you with a plan to help you organize and maintain your home’s seven messiest places. Kitchen The kitchen is the hub of family activity and a high-traffic space. Therefore, Read More