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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, ...

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 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 ...

Jun 30. 2022

The Homeowner's Guide to Floor Care

Maintaining Your Floor's Appearance and Integrity One of the most satisfying aspects of owning a newly constructed home is those fresh, unblemished floors. But even homes containing the most-high quality and durable flooring can start to see the wear of daily life over time. Luckily, you can easily preserve your floor's appearance and integrity for years to come with proper and regular care. Let's break down some of the best methods for ...

Jun 29. 2022

Maintaining Your Drywall & Paint

Maintaining Your Drywall & Paint There's something so special about that first year in a brand-new Holt home. That crisp smell, those shiny new floors, the ultra-soft carpets, and, of course, those freshly painted walls…wait… is that a crack?   Fret not. Just when you're finally starting to relax into your new surroundings, so is your home, and it'll show in a process called “settling”. Cracks and flaws in drywall and paint are par for the ...

Mar 30. 2022

It's That Time of Year...To Think About Yard Work

It's that time of year again! Longer daylight hours, warming temperatures and buds opening on plants mean spring is nearly upon us. Is your green thumb ready to get to work? We've asked our Senior Vice President of Land Development, Mike Loomis, for some best tips for making your outdoor space stand out. Here's what we learned: How to Get a Green, Lush Lawn With your lawns starting to push growth, it is a great time to start adding fertilizer ...