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An Introduction to Wood Flooring

Posted: June 14, 2016 - Homebuyer's Blog

Many people building a home with Hartz Construction choose wood floors to add beauty and warmth to their home. New home buyers come to the Hartz Design Center to pick their interior selections including their flooring. And, while we have noticed the growing popularity of hardwood floors, we have also noticed that some home buyers, Read More


Will Student Loans Give Your Mortgage Application a Failing Grade?

Posted: June 6, 2016 - Homebuyer's Blog

FHA Changes Underwriting Rules You may have heard aspiring homeowners across the country collectively gasp this past September 14 after the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) changed the rules by which they calculate Debt-to-Income ratio (DTI) for outstanding student loans. With 43 million people owing an estimated $1.2 trillion   in student loan debt, there is little Read More


5 Nifty Painting Tips for New Homeowners

Posted: June 2, 2016 - Homebuyer's Blog

Hartz Homes, Chicagoland’s family homebuilder, offers a full menu of painting options, but often new homeowners choose to do some painting themselves after they move in and begin decorating their home. Here are five helpful ideas that can make this task easier. Potato Chip Can Keeps Paint Rollers Fresh Hate to wash out rollers before Read More