Home Ownership Tips

Owning a home is great, but keeping up with roof, gutters and lawn care, buying new appliances, researching the best schools near which to buy, and other tasks can often seem daunting – particularly for new home owners. But they don’t have to be!

In this blog, we offer a variety of homeowner tips, including home maintenance insights, how to buy new appliances – and what kind to buy, DIY recommendations, helpful information about area schools, inside looks at some of our maintenance-free and traditional Belmonte homes and communities, as well as a little bit of history about this great region in which we live and work.

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First Time Parents – Planning Your Nursery Part 2 of 3

Alright, you’ve taken the time to make sure your house is safe and secure for your new bundle of joy, but what about the fun part?  The tradition of preparing the nursery (or “nesting”)  not only ensures your home is ready for your baby, but can also help parents...

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First Time Parents – Childproofing Part 1 of 3

A new baby is always a blessing, but for first time parents, preparing a new home for their newborn can prove a little bit overwhelming. Today, we’re beginning a four part series that will help you make your home safe and comfortable for parents and babies alike....

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2014 Saratoga Showcase of Homes Winners

CLASSIC HOMES CATEGORY Classic Home Runner Up - Landscaping Heritage Custom Builders Timber Creek Preserve Surroundings - Dave Mastropietro Classic Home Winner - Landscaping Bella Home Builders Classic Home Runner Up – Workmanship Bella Home Builders Classic...

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Pet Proofing Your Home

For some, a house really isn’t a home without some furry friends to share it with.  Without proper planning however , cats and dogs can be a real risk to themselves and their surroundings.  This week, we have some helpful tips to keep your pets safe in your new home...

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Take Back Your Storage – Part 4 of 4

With the rest of your house pretty well under control, there’s just one last project to tackle.  All too often, rather than eliminating clutter, we choose to cover it up which leaves our closets and storage areas is a real state of disarray.  With the final post in...

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