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Nov 24. 2022

Countertop and Tile Care

Best Practices for Countertops and Tile Maintenance Countertops and tiles: your home's unsung hero, adding more character than perhaps any other feature. And with proper care and maintenance, your countertops and tiles will reward you with years of faithful, glowing service. But what does that "proper care and maintenance" look like? Let's get into it! The BAsics When it comes to countertops and tiles, cleaning is pretty universal. At a minimum, ...

Nov 03. 2022

Relocating to the Pacific Northwest

Relocating to the Pacific Northwest    The Pacific Northwest or, as us locals call it – the PNW, is a popular travel destination for adventure-seekers and nature-lovers alike. However, the past several years have seen it become a hot spot for those looking to relocate entirely. Whether you chalk this up to employment opportunities, family ties, or just a craving for the quirky Portlandia culture, one thing is certain – the region is becoming ...

Oct 13. 2022

The Best Holt Communities For Your Lifestyle

The Best Holt Communities For Your Lifestyle    Looking to put down roots in the Pacific Northwest, but not sure where to find the right place to land? We've got you covered! At Holt, we pride ourselves in providing diverse options for homeshoppers with communities in widespread locations, distinctive amenities, and versatile floorplans. With so many great choices at your fingertips, it's thrilling (and maybe a bit overwhelming!) to make the ...

Oct 03. 2022

Weatherizing Your Holt Home

Preparing Your Home for Fall and Winter   Fall and winter in the Pacific Northwest are truly delightful. That clean, crisp air, the foliage slowly changing color, the first snow...but before you get too cozy, it's time to take the right homeowner maintenance steps to weatherize your home. From gutter cleaning to weatherstripping, to thermostat adjustments and more, here are the basics on how to prepare your Holt home for the fall and winter ...

Sep 29. 2022

Holt's 2022 Top 5 Floor Plans

Holt's 2022 Top 5 Floor Plans    When building a new home, choosing the floor plan that’s right for you can seem a bit daunting. There’s a lot to consider – bedroom count, flex space, storage capacity, etc. Plus, it needs to have that special “home-y” feeling that’s personal to you! To help get you started on your search to find that ideal plan, we’ve put together a list of our Top 5 Floor Plans in 2022! These plans range in size from 1,437 to ...

Sep 16. 2022

Window & Door Care in the Pacific Northwest

Inspecting and maintaining your doors and windows No matter how well constructed your home is — and as a Holt Homeowner, yours is solid! — your doors and windows will never be immune to settling. Seasons change. Temperatures swing. Your house will expand. Your house contracts. And all that affects how your doors and windows function. It’s just a fact of life, particularly here in the Pacific Northwest.   If it’s your first year in your Holt ...